Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Our First Blog Award!!!

We recieved our very first blog award from Courtney over at One of the Bunch!
Thank you Courtney, you're such an encouragement to us:)
Now we're going to pass this award on to...
  1. Stay-At-Home-Daughters
  2. By His Grace and for His Glory
  3. Feminine Espresso
  4. Alabaster Box
  5. A Touch of Grace

Now please pass this award on to five blogs.

Blessings to all,


Our Mom's New Blog

We just want to let you know that our mom has re-opened her blog Heavenward Bound so, check it out.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Homemakers-in-the-Making Monday

Here at Handmaidens with a mission we are excited to announce that today we are adding a new weekly feature to our blog, Homemakers-in-the-Making Monday, where we will post anything from recipes to house cleaning tips and deccorating.

For our first, Homemakers-in-the Making Monday, we are going to post one of our favorite recipes.

Boiled cookies

2 cups of sugar

1/2 cup of milk

3 tbs. of cocoa

1/2 cup of butter

Put in pan. Let it boil for about a minute and a half. Pour into a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter. 3 cups of oats (uncooked). 1 tsp. of vanilla and mix well.

Drop on wax paper. Let cool for about 20 minutes.

If any of you have recipes, cleaning tips, deccorating tips, ect. that you like us to share please send us an email and we will consider posting it.

Blessings to all,


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Reading Proverbs

What better way is there to start your day than to spend time reading God's word? I can tell you right now there is NOTHING better.

About a year ago my family and I started reading a proverb every morning before we start our day. What we do is read the chapter of proverbs that matches whatever day of the month it is. For example: today is the twenty-fifth so we would read proverbs 25. Then after we're done reading we write down at least four verses that really stood out to us and want to remember.

The book of Proverbs is full of widom. Every time I read it something different will stand out to me even if I've read the chapter a hundred times! It's like reading a whole new chapter.

This is a wonderful way to start your day and I really encourage you to start doing this yourself. There is so much wisdom in every chapter that we can to carry with us throughout the day; while we're doing school, helping clean the house, making supper, etc., we can try to remember the verses we wrote down that morning and think on them and try to apply them to our lives, and this doesn't just go for reading Proverbs, but wherever we read in the bible we need to try and apply what we learned to our lives and live it, not just read it and be done with it.

I want to apologize for not posting this week. Our Dad came home safely from Taiwan last friday:) so we've been spending time with him, and almost everyone in our family is/has been sick this past week. But, we will try really really hard to post at least 3 times next week.

I hope ya'll have a blessed weekend and I'll see you back here monday!


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's snowing!!

We're having our first snow in our new house! We're all so excited because we lived in southern Mississippi until this past fall so we hardly ever saw snow.

Can you tell I'm not used to dressing for cold weather?

I hope ya'll have a blessed weekend!


Monday, January 14, 2008

We made it!!

After lots of prayer and hard work we managed to finish taking the wallpaper down, spackle, and paint before friday.

Last monday Dad went to Taiwan on a business trip, So Jade and I made a goal for ourselves to finish our room before he comes home, so on tuesday when our Aunt e-mailed Mom to let us know that she was coming this weekend, we thought that it would be great if we could get it done before they got here. We decided to try our best to finish the room. So, we imediately started taking down wallpaper. We ended up getting half way around the room. Wednesday we finished taking down the wallpaper and did the spackling. Thursday we sanded the walls and painted.

We want to say "Thank you" to everyone who prayed for us. We appreciate all the prayers!

Here is a picture of what our room looks like now.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wallpaper Madness!!!

Hey everybody!
Sorry we haven't been posting very much but we do have a reason! We recently moved to a new house and our room had wallpaper, and we haven't had the time or drive to do it until we found out that our Aunt and cousin are coming for a vist to see our new house. So we're on a mad rush to take the wallpaper down, spackle, and paint before friday! we're almost done with the wallpaper so things are looking good:)

Here are a few pics of what we've been doing.

one of the before pictures

Autumn ripping away

Me steamin'


this is just some of the mess we made

We'll keep y'all updated and let you know if we make it in time!