Thursday, December 8, 2016

Take control of your family

With everything that is going on in America I am feeling insecure about my family and our future. Our country is on a moral decline and I have to protect my children. Our job as mothers begins at birth and never ends. Our children and our grandchildren will look to us for protection, love, and wisdom. We are living in turbulent times. I am feeling passion and pressure. So this Happy Housewife is locked and loaded. I am standing ground, defending my home front, and whatever it takes to protect my home, property, marriage, and children… I will do. So join me in an effort to turn back the clock, bring back decency, manners, etiquette, pride, respect, conservatism, tradition, faith, class, and safety.

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Recipes & Tips

The Perfect Bird The Perfect Bird

PREP TIME 30 Min 1 (18 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 2 cups kosher salt 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 large onions, peeled and chopped 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1 cup dry white wine Rub the turkey inside and out with the kosher salt. Place the bird in a large stock pot, and cover... [Read more >>]

Thanksgiving To Do List Thanksgiving To Do List

Now is the time to get your game plan in order for Thanksgiving. Get your plan of action set and ready to go. Being prepared and organized for the holiday is half the battle. Take the time to sit down and prepare some lists. Separating your list will help to keep you focused. If you write everything down on one list it will look impossible to do... [Read more >>]

Edible Pilgrim’s Cabin Edible Pilgrim’s Cabin

Materials: One cardboard milk carton, washed and rinsed(the base) Straight pretzel sticks(the logs) Peanut Butter or Chocolate frosting(the glue) 1 Square graham cracker(the door and window) 1 Large marshmallow Scissors Hot glue or tape How to make it: Cut the top flap of the milk carton off and tape or hot glue it closed to form the roof. The milk... [Read more >>]

Marriage & Parenting

Turkey Apple Turkey Apple

Materials: 1 red apple 1 large stuffed olive a small bag of raisins or craisins 5 small marshmallows 6 wooden toothpicks cloves(optional) Directions: Place your apple on its side, and insert 5 toothpicks along the larger bottom of the apples. This will be the feather spray. Squeeze craisins (or raisins) on to the toothpicks until you have just enough... [Read more >>]

From readers

I just joined ur email list and I admire u for this last email. Please keep them coming makes us feel normal. We don’t need advice its a since of reality check for us. Work on u and ur husband and forget about the teens. They will come back around in their later years trust me! God bless u and ur family!  Read More →

That just broke my heart. I realize that this doesn’t offer total peace for you at the moment BUT …..what are WE doing wrong. Remember, it takes a village to raise a child just too bad the village does not accept that role anymore. They are suffering in silence like you. Because we no longer have that “universal front” in either... [Read more >>]

Darla, I just read your article about bullying and while I agree on most points, I have to disagree with you about some others. I didn't see the news story you saw,but I can tell you that it isn't always possible to move a child to another school. Our daughter was harassed in one school she went to for being gay. We were living in a small town on the... [Read more >>]

Cleaning & Organization

Make your own cleaners Make your own cleaners

Making your own cleaners is the best way to clean on a dime – if you have a few simple “ingredients” in your home, you can make everything you need to keep everything sparkling and fresh, and it won’t break the bank!  Here are a few recipes that you will want to make sure and have in your card file.  If you have your own, let... [Read more >>]

Health & Nutrition

Create a Stress Free Environment Create a Stress Free Environment

Can’t Find the Energy? Feel like you’re in a rut? Having problems sleeping? Change your environment! I have found that every few months, if I rearrange the furniture in the house, repaint a room, or add something decorative, I suddenly have the energy to clean, I sleep better at nights and I feel better about my home! Changing things up... [Read more >>]

Budgeting & Work at Home

Financial Do’s & Don’ts Financial Do’s & Don’ts

5 Financial Do’s Do treat investing as a vital, non-negotiable budget item. If you make it a priority, it becomes one. Do aim to save at least 10% of your gross income across all your accounts. If you can do more than 10%, that’s even better. Do get rid of bad debt (credit cards), which can trap you in a vicious cycle. If it’s a choice between... [Read more >>]

Beauty & Fashion

Thankful and Cute Thankful and Cute

Whether your going to your in-laws or hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you want your little ones to look as cute as possible.  Teaching them to dress nicely shows them how much you value holiday gatherings.  Here are some ideas for dressing up your little ones. Boys will look cute in collared shirts and chinos.  This look is clean and classic, perfect... [Read more >>]