Wednesday August 22, 2007

My husband and I had a delightful time out together last night.  I’ve never had a meal at The Cheesecake Factory before.  Oh, my word, was it good!  It is a bit pricey, so we’ll probably save visits there for extra special occasions only.  The food was wonderful.  We both had way more than we could finish on our plates.  I should have taken our small ice chest for the left-overs.  We were definitely too full to have cheesecake!  We thought we’d go back after the movie for a piece, but my husband was still uncomfortably full even then.  Instead we headed to McDonald’s for a cold drink for the drive home.   My sweetie bought me a small chocolate shake!  Thank you for all of the lovely anniversary wishes.  I truly am blessed!

This morning my husband started work filling in the cracks around the area of the linoleum he glued back in yesterday.  He put down a wide bead of caulking and pushed it down into the crack to fill in all of the gaps.



He then went along with a wet cloth and wiped up the residue.  When it was all said and done, the patch really  does not show much.  He did a wonderful job!  You can see in the picture that the caulked filling does not show at all in the area he has finished by his feet.  If the moisture that is still in the sub-floor doesn’t loosen the new glue, we should be all set!

I have not minded doing the dishes by hand this last week, but I will be glad to have a dishwasher again.

We ended up with a bit of a log jam in the kitchen this morning.  With my husband working on the floor just in front of the sink, I wasn’t able to get in there to wash the breakfast dishes.  By the time he was finished with the floor, it was time for lunch.  Needless to say, we had a lot of dirty dishes by the time lunch was over.  Dani came in and dried the dishes as I washed them, and we had the job quickly done.

Several of you have been waiting, quite patiently I might add, for me to tell you about our Heritage Library.  Hang in here with me for a couple of minutes and I’ll have a link to the information for you.

Several months ago, I was telling my husband about some of the requests that I receive for information here on the blog.  Sometimes I’m able to answer a request on the blog, but sometimes that won’t work for one reason or another.  I also told him that there are, sometimes, things I’d like to be able to share with you that just doesn’t work in the blog format.  We talked then about, perhaps, starting a web site for that sort of information.  I did some checking around and worked out the costs.  We prayerfully considered if this were the right thing to do, when it should be done, etc.  At long last, last week, it was time to move forward.

Dani has worked very hard at web design and figuring out the workings of a web site.  I am so blessed to have her here to do this for me.  I never would have had the time to work it out on my own.  I am so grateful to her for all of her hard work and help.  As time passes, I will add more pages to the site.  We are starting small, with just a brief introduction on the home page and then the Heritage Library page.  The next page I have planned is a page on general homemaking – tasks, scheduled homemaking tasks, tools, resources, etc.  It may be awhile with the fall homeschool term looming, but I am working on it.

I am happy to say that the web site has been launched and is on-line!!  You may visit my site at

The Heritage Library page is available on the side bar at the site.  It is quite lengthy, but I hope it will give you enough information to begin a home, family or Heritage Library of your own!

Finalizing the article and learning how to publish it to the web site has taken up a lot of my time today.  Tomorrow, Lord willing, will find me busy at work in my home, caring for my family and loving every minute of it!

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27

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16 comments to Wednesday August 22, 2007

  • WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She’s got a website!!! :coolman: :goodjob: :spinning: :sunny:

  • The new website will such a blessing to so many ~ you are a true example of the Titus 2 woman, Cheryl.

  • I’m so excited about your new website!  Just think of all of the ladies who will be blessed when they’re googling an important homekeeping question.  What a blessing that Dani is able to be such a big help to you with this project.

    The Cheesecake Factory is my FAVORITE restuaurant–EVER!  We like to go for lunch because the portions are smaller (although still huge), and the prices are smaller, too. 🙂 


    Mrs. C

  • How exciting!  I just read your Heritage Library article at your new website and it was excellent and gave me several ideas!  I’m sure your new website, (like your blog) will bless many of us who are looking to the ways of our household and trying to do better, learn more and bless our families.

    Thank you Cheryl (& Dani) for the time and effort you put into both of these online projects, it is so appreciated!  Cheryl, maybe you could post something about your homecleaning schedule on your new website?

    Blessings to you dear sister  ( & happy anniversary!)


  • great website so exciting…..

    hugs Rondadebi

  • How exciting!!!! A website to go along with your blog! Your blog is the first thing I look at every morning. Now I’m going to check your website with it!! Thank you for sharing!

    I’m glad you had a great anniversary!! Happy anniversary!


  • Thank you for sharing your library with us. I just added one book to ours you would love. I know you are reading Home Comforts. She has another book Laundry that is wonderful. I bought it on line for a couple dollars at Amazon.

    Happy Anniversary.



  • Cheryl ~ Your hubby did a wonderful job on your floor … the fix is absolutely invisible. I know it will be a real blessing to get your new dishwasher hooked up. (tonight right?)

    I love your new website. I look forward to all the articles you’ll be posting over there! Your piece on the Heritage Library was wonderful! I was so very blessed to have parents (especially my mom) that instilled a great love of books in me (and my sister). My hubby and I have lugged our books all over this country with each move. And with every move the load has been bigger, but we *always* have room for another good book! :sunny:

  • Now you know I am jumping up and down and doing cart wheels!!! I am one of the people that kept hounding you anbout a heritage library. Plus you are going to add housekeeping to the list! I am trying to implement some basic housekeeping routine type helps on my own blog. Quilter’s generally do not care to clean!! lol and alot of them do not really want to hear about it. My labels have more housekeeping posts than quilting. I do a lot of Tackle It Tuesday’s and use it as a forum to discuss homemaking as I love it so much. I use Flylady and Messies Manuel along with some Sidetracked Home Executive, and mix my own things in. Yesterday I gave a tutorial on how to clean a sink without chemicals. So you can see how excited I am about you adding this website!! OK, now I have a technical question which may need to be addressed by Dani. Can we get a http link with your logo to put on our sidebars of our blogs? In the meantime I will figure something out. I will immediately mention this on my homeschool blog! Blessings, Bren

  • Thank you!  I guess my brain is pre programmed in a Heritage Library kind of way but I’ve not figured out how to get myself organized and really get with it.  Then, you just went and made not only my day but also, hopefully, my great grandchildren’s days…  You’ve been a wonderful blessing to me!

  • Congratulations Cheryl on your new site. I think it is a brilliant idea. You have so much wisdom to share. I know there are so many young women out here staving to learn more about making a home. Your site will be a blessing. Love Clarice

  • What a wonderful new endeavor, Cheryl!  I am so excited for The Heritage Library.  You are fantastic for undertaking this task and blessing others through you wisdom and experience. 🙂  Have a great Wednesday!!

  • My blogging, homeschooling friend, Bren, sent me over.  She just loves your site and was excited to tell someone about your new website.  Looks great and I look forward to returning to see more.

    I started a new homeschool blog recently and would love you to stop by and leave some input.  We have been homeschooling for over 10 years and I now have a child in every level of school (preschool, elementary, jr high, high school).  It’s a challenge but I love it!  You are welcome to visit my other blog also – just daily life in general.


  • Happy Belated Anniversary to you!  I enjoyed reading about your Heritage Library and look forward to seeing more wonderful things on your new site….Have a blessed evening~Karen

  • Woohoo! I am soo excited! How neat that you have your own website now. 🙂

    Glad your dear hubby was able to fix the floor. I really can’t tell in the picture that it was even cut. Great Job!!

    I know about having a “back log” in the dishes. Thankfully my dishwasher is now fixed and no longer making terrible noises. 🙂

    Blessings to you and yours.

  • Thank you!!  You have become on of my “online mentors” just through reading your delightful blog, and I will enjoy your other site as a resource as well.  It is lovely–I read your “Heritage Library” article this morning, and will be passing on the link to a relative.  I had begun to purchase books as homeschool materials, and so forth…when I found your blog and read of your Library, my encouragement in this process grew so that now I am totally convinced!  Your article was wonderfully and completely written with excellent examples and quotes provided.  Last year, I was blessed to receive that very 1828 Dictionary you reference for a birthday gift, and I too, am so pleased to have it in our collection!!

    Thanks again for your mix of resources, encouragement, and faithfulness in sharing the big and small bits of your life with so many of us who are coming up behind you.  God bless!!  ~Tea