Homemaking for the Working Woman 2

*Affiliate links included. {Editor’s note: Today Emily Beth continues her series on homemaking for the working woman. Yesterday, Emily Beth discussed expectations in regard to housekeeping and working outside the home in Homemaking for the Working Woman, Part 1.} Wrestle with your mind and heart to have realistic expectations of yourself, your home, and your husband. Expectations can make or break a relationship. Too low and the relationship may suffer with not enough effort being put into it or laziness {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Homemaking for the Working Woman

* Affiliate links included. A working woman who gave up her career in law to stay home with her newborn baby said,“When you have to be everything to everybody, you end up feeling too exhausted to be much of anything to anyone.” Perhaps you echo the same sentiments today. You work outside the home, not by choice but by necessity, you have a family to care for, responsibilities at home and church and friendships to nurture. You cringe when you {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Courting with Intentionality

Throughout college, I watched as many couples were enthralled with themselves. Many began dating and quickly forgot all their other friends, spending every waking moment with each other. I never dated in college, but I hoped that once I met the man God had for me, we would do things differently. I met my current boyfriend through unconventional means, a blog site called Tumblr because of a mutual blogger friend in Australia. Over a year after we first began communicating {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Blackberry Freezer Jam

This week Texas weather hit an all-time high of 70 degrees. After going through three weeks of temperatures below 20 degrees, we Texas are breaking out the shorts and flip-flops! Ah, spring is on the horizon! Not really though—I checked the weather just now and in a few days we will be back down to 50 degrees. But who cares! We can stop making the warm soups and begin breaking out the crisp vegetables and fruits. A local grocery store {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Sesame Chicken in an Ice Storm

A few weeks ago, my roommate and I were literally trapped inside for four days due to a worse-than-predicted ice storm—in Texas no less! With a day off from work and exams delayed, we invited a few friends over throughout the weekend to enjoy Christmas movies, a warm fire, and food with us. We baked, laughed, drank coffee, baked some more, laughed more, and watched way too many cheesy Christmas movies. This recipe was discovered during the ice storm. I {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Quick and Simple Banana Bread

Are you looking for some quick, easy, and inexpensive gift ideas for your neighbors, Sunday School teachers, or guests during the holidays? Earlier in the week I shared Homemade Hot Chocolate gifts and today, banana bread. Both recipes are two, never-fail suggestions that will leave the recipients of the gifts delighted that you thought of them! This is a quick and simple banana bread recipe I found last year on “AllRecipes.com.” I have modified this recipe, by adding strawberries, flax {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Are you looking for some quick, easy, and inexpensive gift ideas for your neighbors, Sunday School teachers, or guests during the holidays? Here is the first of two I will be sharing this week. Both are never-fail suggestions that will leave the recipients of the gifts delighted that you thought of them! This recipe came out of my hometown recipe book, The Pickens Cookbook. I can remember my mom making this recipe in bulk and giving it to all the {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Healthy Strawberry Muffins

I love this recipe for the sheer fact that it’s brilliance. Muffins in a healthy form! I originally got this recipe from Pinterest, but added a couple different ingredients. This recipe is so simple, quick, and perfect for the single lady or the mom looking for a quick breakfast. Healthy Strawberry Muffins Makes 10 muffins 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, I used whole wheat flour 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ cup {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Crockpot Chicken & Dumplings

Winter is still looming in the dark clouds that bring rain and blustery wind here in Texas. For these chilly days, I have a comfort food that not only fills your belly, but also satisfies all your wintery blues! I’ve been making a version of this recipe since I was around 8 or 9 and literally—no one else dares to make Chicken and Dumplings in my family! Upon moving to Texas and buying my very own crockpot, I decided to {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

A while back, I was sitting in one of my classes, Spiritual Formation to be exact, where we were all sharing special traditions. One lady explained how her mother would make cookies every Sunday afternoon to put in her children’s lunches all week. I was fascinated, what a glorious tradition! The Horner Homemaking House, where I live and work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has a ministry of offering beverages and cookies to guests who arrive to fix appliances, make {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.