Thee Farm Wife

Thee Farm Wife

Sunday, September 18, 2016

More Sunday night musings...a Sunday night routine

 I can tell the end of summer is near. The windows are so dirty that everything outside looks dingy. I can't clean them in the summer because we have to spray the house for flies. Farm livin.

The kids are in the tree house with blankets and pillows. Someone just yelled, "GO TAKE THAT JAR OF PEANUT BUTTER INSIDE!" I don't even want to know. 

Jaima, 14, went to the Homecoming dance last night. I didn't want to let her go. I know without a doubt that she is nothing like I was at 14, But I do know that boys are still the same. Her innocence makes me proud...and regretful at the same time. But the past is the past and I am who I am and praise God for that. He walked me right on up and out.

Now, here's another great planning tip for you as we work on our Homespun Faith and planning life together:

If you don't have a Sunday night plan, I have to tell you that if you would just take a few minutes tonight, your week will be amazingly better.

  • Check the calendar.
  • Check the forecast.
  • Check the fridge.
  • Get a basic menu plan and grocery list started.
  • If you are behind on laundry, grab one outfit for each person and wash one load for tomorrow.
  • Find everyone's shoes and backpacks. Notes, fees and library books.
  • Throw the kids in the tub. While they are bathing...
  • Pack lunches.
  • Find your purse, keys, work things, water bottle.
  • Pick your outfit for tomorrow.
  • Everyone go to bed early. This one night sleep is the most important to jump starting your week. Don't forget kisses and prayers and stories. 
This really doesn't take as long as you think. And really works for every night of the week. You just have to want to get control of the chaos.

Do you enjoy the craziness of Monday morning?

Love and sweet beginnings to your week,
Thee Farm Wife

Friday, September 16, 2016

Football Friday - Recipe #2

Ahhh...finally Friday! Homecoming for many schools. The weather is slowly changing. And I just spent an hour on Pinterest gaining weight just looking at all of the yummy recipes for tailgating!
Seriously, there is a dip and a thingie on a stick for everything.

I have made Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls for Thee Farmer and his friends several times for fight night. That's when they get together and act all manly and watch grown men beat the crap out of each other.

You will need:

Egg roll wrappers
One bag cole slaw mix
Canned chicken or cooked and shredded chicken breast
Cookies Wings and Things Sauce
Bleu cheese crumbles or bleu cheese salad dressing

I like these ingredients better than the ones suggested on the recipe I found. These are baked and are very easy. Just make sure you have plenty of sauce because the chicken absorbs A LOT!

For directions and how to fold and bake head on over to this link.

Be sure to listen to KWAY 99.3 FM and the Breakfast Club Friday mornings for Football Friday. We interview Rick Willis,Wartburg Head Football Coach, Mark Farley, UNI Head Football Coach and tomorrow W-SR's Homecoming King and Queen! You can tune in online at

Much love and appetizer happiness,
Thee Farm Wife

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Book Review AND a Giveaway? What the What?!?

  • DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Momentum Publishers in exchange for writing an honest review on my blog.

I love everything about this journal. 
From the hardbound cardboard cover to the amazing illustrations and journaling prompts.
 This book is a fresh new way to reconnect with God.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Puke Dip - Friday Football Recipe of the Week!

Terrible name...great for tailgating!

1 block Velveeta Cheese
1 pkg. Cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can Rotel
Put all in crock pot on high.

Brown 1-2 lbs. ground beef, seasoned with Lawry's, onion powder, black pepper and onion flakes. Add to crock pot. Cook until all melted. Stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.  Turn temp to Low or Keep Warm while serving.

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Closing out the day and starting the week. It's hard to shift gears.

There is still one more load of laundry to dry and put away. The kids are all in bed. I ate way too much for supper and am now reminding myself why we should have popcorn for dinner on Sunday nights.

Lunches are made. Outfits laid out. Shoes found. Backpacks packed. Check.

It wasn't always this easy to end our week this way. Usually it was a mad screaming dash to the finish line. And I hated every minute of it.

It took over 7 years (probably more) to get these routines established. We really try not to break them. People - well friends really - think we are crazy. But when you have four children, a farm and a marriage that is top priority you have to tend to all the things.

Bedtime. Quiet time. Loving time. Cooking and eating and dish washing and bathing and cleaning all.the.time.

This post was inspired by something I saw on a a Fakebook post. A younger friends said she hated Sundays because she had to clean all day.

Sundays are for church and family and resting. Sunday nights are time to prep for the week. Clean a little each day. Teach your kiddos to pick up after themselves. Rinse their dishes. Whatever it takes to have a peaceful Sunday. You will not believe the difference it makes when you climb into bed on Sunday evening and have this great sense of accomplishment and peace.

"For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe."  Proverbs 3:10-11

P.S. Does this happen every week? NO WAY! But it is my goal for our family. Try it, and let me know if you have any questions.

Love and peace,
Thee Farm Wife