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Homemaking Week in the Life | Redecorating the Master Bedroom

Welcome to a new episode of Homemaking Week in the Life. This week we are decorating the master bedroom and bathroom. We are making some small, but impactful changes to our decor with wallpaper and paint, but in the process a lot of dust is kicked up.

In today's video I'm cooking, cleaning, gardening, and decorating. We also celebrate our son's 4th birthday. Homemaking can be repetitive, but special celebration days make for beautiful moments.

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup When I make my soups, I don't tend to follow a recipe, but I will attempt to write down the correct amounts here. I cooked a large batch of black beans and froze them previously. To do this, I soak the beans overnight and the next day, after rinsing the beans, I place them in a large pot, fill with water (a few inches over the beans) and cook for one hour. Once cooled, I freeze the beans for later use. You can use herbs and spices if you like. I like to use bay leaves from our bay tree. To make the soup in the slow cooker, I add 3 to 5 cups of black beans along with various herbs and vegetables from the garden (bay leaf, parsley, chives, green onion), a whole chopped onion, chopped sweet potato, and several handfuls of spinach. I cover with water and add bouillon to taste. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Homemade Ice Cream I have done a lot of experimenting with ice cream and these are the right portions for us: 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1 1/2 cups whole milk, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 Tbs vanilla extract. I refrigerate this mixture for at least an hour, then pour into the Cuisinart ice cream maker and let stir for 20 minutes. When finished, I store in quart containers. This tastes like Italian Sweet Cream ice cream and it's so good.

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Lynn from SoCal said...


I love the wallpaper -- I can't wait to see the finished results!

And the Navajo White paint color.... I have to tell you, all of the interior walls of my childhood home were painted with Navajo White numerous times during my childhood. I shall never forget that color name!

Your son's birthday cake was beautiful and clearly made and decorated with love. Your family is a treasure to watch.

Thank you for sharing with us,


Suzanne B. said...

Your "Homemaking Week in the Life" video was so lovely and so relaxing to watch. Thank you for the recipes! I always prefer homemade birthday cakes. They look friendlier.

DJ said...

Your videos are always treasures - loved this one.

Unknown said...

I love my Cuisinart ice cream maker! Some of my family members are lactose intolerant... if you like coconut, you should try the recipe for coconut "ice cream" on the Cuisinart web site. It is delicious!

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