House to HOME…Declutter with me

In the world that we live in ….do you find your life feeling cluttered?  We have so many things on your plate from social media, activities, children, family, friends, school, church, and then there is our house.  Do you ever feel like your house is no longer a home?  Do you feel like your house is being taken over by stuff and clutter?

I have decided to eat that elephant called my house and eat it one bite at a time.  How am I going to do that you ask?  Well….currently we are 20 weeks away from Christmas.  So, over the next 20 weeks, I will aim to declutter only one area at a time or one bite at a time. 

This will break things down so that it is not as overwhelming, and I can set each week aside for just one extra task.  The great part about doing it this way…..is that after 20 weeks, I will have 20 areas of my life cleaned up.  Also, I can also look at this that I can do this in the next 20 weeks and look forward to Christmas and know that my house is retaking shape as my HOME!

If you would like to join me, I will have a series on my YouTube channel called “House to Home…Declutter with Me”.  Over the next 20 weeks, we will declutter an area together and you can follow along by printing a copy of the PDF of the 20-week journey. Also, there is a 52-week list if you want to be adventurous and have a full year’s worth of decluttering your house.

Ok, let’s do this together!

I will post the first video in the series to give you a taste of what we will be doing and then you can follow each week on YouTube for the next video in the series.

I hope you enjoy it!

Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother (Blog) At Home with Lynn Wilson (YouTube)

THE BEST Poor MAN’S BEEF STROGANOFF BY LYNN

We all want a quick, cheap, and easy meal to make any time for lunch or
dinner. This meal I have made for all my married 35+ years life. It is such a
favorite that we have this at least 2 twice a month and my kids still ask for
it!

Most of the ingredients you can find right in your pantry, and you can have
this on the table in 15 minutes or less.

I hope you enjoy this meal with your family. There is a video below and a
printable version of the recipe too.

Master Shopping List

Many times, I talk about having a stockpile, overflow pantry, and a full pantry on my YouTube channel. So many have asked for a copy of my master shopping list that I have created for myself. Here is a copy of the document form that I use on a regular basis…..so that you can print a copy. Having a stockpile and an overage of food for those emergencies that come up and or when you can’t get to the grocery store is so important. Master Shopping List

Baking with no eggs

Have you ever been ready to make some pancakes in the morning or bake some

brownies for dessert after dinner to only find that you have no eggs?

What about when you go to the grocery store and you find that they are sold
out of eggs or the price is just too high. Is there a way to bake without eggs?
Yes, there is and you can do this usually with things you already have in your
pantry.

Now like anything this is a substitute and not the same thing so you might
find that things don’t rise the same and or might even have a slight change in
taste.

Listed below are some ideas that you can use. Remember things like banana
and pumpkin has its own flavor, so be careful what you use them in.

I find that yogurt or buttermilk works well and vinegar (I prefer apple
cider) and baking soda we usually have in the pantry already, also work well.

I have tried the commercial egg substitutes and I have not found them to
work as well.

Happy baking…..

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Baking with no Eggs

No Eggs – No Problem

Substitutions:                                                                                  Amount:

  1. Plain Yogurt or Buttermilk                                                      use ¼ of either
  2. Baking Soda and Vinegar                                                        1 teaspoon of Baking soda and 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar or White Vinegar.  Mix together until they foam up.
  3. Silken Tofu                                                                              ¼ cup
  4. Unsweetened Applesauce                                                      ¼ cup
  5. Banana, Pumpkin, or Avocado                                                 ¼ cup
  6. Chia or Flax Seeds (ground up)                                               1 tablespoon of either and 3 tablespoons of water.  Mix well together.
  7. Commercial Egg Substitute                                                     Follow package instructions

Simple Scones

There is nothing better than a scone in the morning with your coffee or tea as you watch the sunrise for a new day ahead of you. My grandmother was known as “Nana” made at least what she called, “Pan Scones”. Nana had all the yummy recipes from her Scottish heritage! Nana‘s “Pan” Scones was a favorite of our family every time she came for a visit. My dad took over after she stopped visiting and now I’m making the scones for us.

I now have the recipe and enjoy making them all the time for my family. They sort of look like an English muffin and yet they are really nothing like it! They are soft, a little denser and you would not toast them.

The recipe is oh so delicious and simple and easy to make. Here are the recipe notes at the bottom and also the video link to my YouTube where you can see how I make them. I hope you give this a try and enjoy it!

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Nana’s Pan Scones

Use an Electric Frying Pan for the best results

**Note – do not use buttermilk in this recipe

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda ( not baking powder)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 oz. sugar
  • 2 oz. soften butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of milk or as much as needed

Next:

  • Blend dry together
  • Add egg and butter and mix together with dry
  • Add some milk and mix and keep adding milk until you can form a nice dough ball
  • Roll out dough
  • Sprinkle top of dough with a dusting of flour
  • Cut dough into small circle shapes
  • Cook/heat in the frying pan and keep turning every few minutes until golden brown on both sides and you can see that the sides of the scone are no longer dough like.

Enjoy with butter or jam and butter

Best served the next day for them to absorb the best flavor!

Nana Cameron’s Recipe from Scotland

Vintage Holiday Dessert – Hot Pudding

When you were a kid did you have a favorite holiday dessert that you can recall? We all have those special memories of a meal, a side dish or a dessert that just brings us back to our childhood. I remember this dessert so much and when I made it this time once again, it brought back all those wonderful memories.

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Hot Chocolate Bar in a Bag – A Great Gift Idea

Do you need a last minute gift idea of something practical that you can give a loved one or a friend? Who doesn’t like hot chocolate? You can customize this any way you want too and enjoy coming up with creative ideas for your gift. Here is a simple idea that I put together for a friend.

Enjoy!!!

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Take a Walk with me….

I am reminded every day of Psalm 46:10 which clearly states, Be still and know that I am God.  Did you notice I used the word clearly.  I have this verse on my computer at work, on my computer at home, and on the bulletin board in my kitchen.  I know myself and I know that I need to be reminded of this often!

Let me take you back a few steps to where I have been and where I am heading.  I have been praying for about a year now for a certain area of my life to open up and for the Lord to show me what He would like me to do.  Of course, being STILL and knowing that He is God and in control is so hard for me.  Can you relate?  In my thoughts daily this particular item is running through my mind and I have a list of what I feel is the best thing, how I can organize it, where I fit in and what is needed from me.  I have it all worked out if the Lord would only answer my prayer (oh, yes, in the way I have organized it), I would be in great shape.

Then again I am reminded….of Psalm 46:10 Be Still…..that is a hard task when you are task-orientated, always wanting to be busy and on the go.  I am slowly learning over the past year to be still, not to rush, not run, not to jump but to be still.

Yesterday a guest walked into my office and we just started to chat about prayer and what she is working through in her life.  She had the same type of story that I have….praying and having a hard time waiting.  She told me she is learning to walk with God.  What a thought….”Walk with God”; again I am reminded to be still or at least slow it down, not to run, not to rush, and not to jump but to be still and wait for the Lord.

What have you been praying about this past year and are you still waiting for an answer?  Join me and walk with the Lord for a time, during which you will get the answer you need.

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Is it worth it? Investing in a life…

How many times have you tried to help someone out and then almost regretted it? How many times have you felt that your good deed hit a brick wall or a dead end? If you are like me you wonder if anything you have done will ever or have ever amounted to anything.

I know myself there are days I feel empty after working alongside of someone I have invested my time, money, talent into. You sit back and wonder if they heard you, appreciated what you did and will they ever get the whole picture of what you are trying to do.

Recently the Lord has put on my heart and my husband’s heart to work with some young people as an outreach. This is under the umbrella of our church but reaches many teens who are in our local community and are unchurched and do not know anything about God. In this group we share a “one verse” devotion, serve them dinner and then teach them a life skill. Our “win” or ultimate goal is to mentor each girl that comes to the club, with love, words of wisdom, and a Godly example. Now that the girls club has been started and is a success….we have now started a boys club too. For the girls….we state we are “reaching one heart at a time” and for the boys….”we are creating a leader one day at a time”.

So how does this all tie together with my title…’Is it worth it?…..the answer is YES!!! Yes it costs us money, time, talent, resources, and somedays a bottle of Advil, but it is worth it.

The Bible clearly talks about investing in a life. First of all the Lord invested in your life and mine at the cross….he took Lynn Wilson’s name to the cross and personally died for me so that I could have eternal life. If that alone is not enough to make you realize how important one life is then there is a problem!

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

The Bible also shares with us that the older should teach the younger. Being a “Titus 2” woman is something most of us have heard growing up. YES it makes a difference! I am a product of that…many women took the time to mentor and teach me in my younger years and I am grateful for this love and guidance that was given to me. Now it’s my turn to share with someone!

Titus 2:3-5

Older women similarly are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor addicted to much wine, teaching what is right and good, so that they may encourage the young women to tenderly love their husbands and their children, to be sensible, pure, makers of a home [where God is honored], good-natured, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

So many older woman that I chat with tell me that they USED to be a Sunday school teacher, or they USED to serve in the church. They tell me that now that they are older they leave it up to the young people. My question to them is….when did serving the Lord have an expiration date? When did the Lord give you your date of retirement?

Matthew 20:28

Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

As I serve in an area that I personally would say is not my best gift…..I aim to serve with a willing heart. I do feel that even though I started this mentoring group….I will pass the leadership over in the next few years. My task that the Lord gave me might only be to be a vessel and to start this group and to get the ball rolling. For me not to respond would go against everything that the Lord showed us in His own walk here on the earth.

In the midst of the girls I work with could there be another Mary or Ester that the Lord needs to prepare for the future? Could I be mentoring someone who could save a nation? Who could change another life?

How about you…..are you worth it? YES….and I am sure that somewhere in your life there was someone who took the time to invest in your life. First of all go and tell them thank you! Then respond to the Lord’s leading and ask the Lord to show you which life you need to invest in!

Message me and let me know when you have an answer from the Lord as to who you need to mentor and let me know how you are going to invest in their life. I would love to hear from you.

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