Monday, August 22, 2016

Triple Berry Muffins...

God's Grace Overflows

Happy Day to you!

Another week has passed...
Another week begins...

It seems like things slow down for a bit
 and then things get busy once again.
But...I think that's normal for this home school mama!

I've been trying to get my house in order
de-cluttering and organizing
and waiting on the last of the school
 books to arrive in the mail.

I've also been cooking away in the kitchen, 
trying to get a head start on food prepping for my hunters!
They'll be in and out hunting next month.

I made these yummy muffins the other day
and they were a huge hit!

They are Triple Berry Muffins

Now you can use any 3 berries you want
but I used Blackberries from our bush and
Raspberries and Blueberries from our local farmer's market.

Would you like the recipe?

I thought you might... So here it is!

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup oatmeal
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blackberries

Preheat oven to 375. 
Line two muffins tins with paper liners
and lightly spray with cooking oil.

Next, mix all your dry ingredients in a large bowl. 
Stir in your eggs, milk and melted butter.
Fold in your berries of choice.
Pour into your prepared pans,
 sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar if desired.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

These muffins were so moist and delicious!


God's Grace Overflows

How was your week?


Monday, August 8, 2016

Blueberry Lemon Pie...

Hello Friends!

How are you all doing?  How is August treating you?
It's been really hot here!
We have had company off and on all last week,
so I am feeling a bit tired and on the
 constant go for one thing or another.

I am ready for some normalcy...
But, I think I might need to wait on that
for I have another few busy weeks ahead!

So, this here pie is something that my youngest son created.
He is only 8 years old!

It's a blueberry lemon pie!

And, believe it or not it tasted really good.

We first started off by making a graham cracker crust
Then he made a instant lemon pudding
Layered with fresh blueberries 
And topped it with some homemade whipped cream
Then decorated the top with more blueberries

Didn't he do a great job?
Now if only you could have tasted it...
The combination of lemon and blueberries worked
and he didn't try to add in some strange fruits or veggies!

Because he has done that before!

I've been the taste tester for many of his creations
 and I gave him an A+!

He can also cook his own eggs
He makes Ramen Noodles like they are going out of style
and well...he just loves to cook with me!

And I just Love that he Loves being in the kitchen with me 
creating memories and enjoying each others company!

Isn't that what life is all about??

Do you let your kids cook/bake with you in the kitchen?

What's the best thing your child has made?

I just LOVE all the memories that have been created
throughout the years!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and see me!


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Quiet Time...

Quiet Time

Who here needs quiet time?

Well...I think it's must to maintain a good home.

If we don't have some form of quiet a little each day, 
then our homes become all out of sorts 
and things start to feel heavy and tiring.

Even if you don't take take for tea, just resting for a few
will revive you just enough to get you to dinner time.
( does me, anyways)

My kids no longer take naps, but I do have them
play a game or do a craft.
Play outside or watch a movie in the afternoons
so I can have a few minutes to myself.

During my quiet time;
 I put my feet up, visit with a friend, read a book,
study the bible, pray, write out a few cards for friends, 
do a craft or close my eyes...

Resting and gaining peace 
in my home is a must for me!

Have you ever noticed how busy it is outside your home?
Every one is moving a mile and minute and sometimes
 that doesn't even seem fast enough for most.
I don't like that pace.
Maybe when I was younger, but not now.
I like to take things at a more slower pace,
enjoy my days at home.
For if not that moment is gone...

What do you do to find some quiet time in your home?

Enjoy your weekend friends!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Reading God's Word...

Reading and Enjoying God's Word

Reading the Word daily is a must to maintai
a healthy relationship with God.

Isn't it amazing how over the years you 
can read the same scripture 
and the meaning of it can change at that 
very moment when you need it the most.

Even though the words never really change.

Do you have a certain way of reading through the bible?

I've done many different types of bible studies
and I love the one where you can pick a scripture, 
write it down and tear it apart word for word.
Using the Matthew Henry Commentary is always helpful.
(Well, for me anyways...)

I love to use Our Daily Bread or 
a sweet devotional for busy moms.
But, I have to make sure it's not going off track
 and sticks with the right scriptures.
John MacArthur is another really good devotional.

Even better, just read through the bible at your own pace
and take notes, lots of notes!

Our time spent with the Lord, is priceless!

Take some time and spend it with the Lord today,
You will be forever blessed!

In His Grace,

Monday, July 11, 2016

Worn Boots...

Hello All!

Today is going to be a good day!

Old Worn Boots and all their glory.

If your boots could talk to you, what would they say?

Boots are a necessity out here on the prairie.
You wear them for of course protection for your feet, 
but you also need to wear them while hunting or playing 
in the fields for protection from snakes,
 ants and well...just about anything really!

Over the years my boys have gone from
 super teeny sizes to now really big sizes!

We try really hard to instill in our boys to 
take care of what you own.
Wear each item with joy and work hard!
No time for being lazy here...
 there is always something to do.

We get a pair of boots or shoes dirty, wet and stinky!
Yes... I do own a few more pairs of shoes than my boys
but I take really good care of them so I 
can wear them with different outfits.

You are probably thinking... 
this lady has lost it, she's writing about boots!

Go ahead, think what you will, but just know
if your shoes could talk will they say they had a good run?
Did you walk every day or did you lounge around and do nothing?
Have your shoes collected dust from not being worn?
Or have you gone through many pairs, because you out grew them?
Did you take care of what's been giving to you?

All I'm really saying is...take care of what you own.
Use and wear them until you no longer can.
Don't waste anything.
Bless someone with something you have.
Be blessed and carry on...
whether your shoes are old or new!

All in All... Life is Good and God is Greater!

Until next time...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cooking Up Some Love...

Hello Dear Friends!

Thank you for stopping by for a quick visit.
This Summer has been flying by, hasn't it?
I can't believe tomorrow is all ready July 1st!!

Seriously?!  Summer...feel free to slow down a bit, please!

It's been so hot here, so I haven't really 
felt like cooking a lot of hot meals. 

I did manage to bake some cupcakes this morning, 
but I baked before it got hot out!

I made homemade Stromboli awhile back
 and thought I would inspire you
or well even myself  to make it (again in my case) soon.

I didn't take a before shot,
 for I tend to get in the baking mode
and don't think to grab my camera until all the mess is gone!

Any's what I did:

2 batches of pizza dough made or
 you can use frozen bread dough thawed

1 jar of your favorite kind of spaghetti sauce

your choice of meat, cooked
(I used Italian sausage and ground hamburger)

2 cups cheese, shredded

any kind of sauteed veggies you like
(I used mushrooms, bell peppers, onion and garlic)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

On a flour dusted counter, roll out your dough into a large rectangle.
Spread your sauce, meat, veggies and cheese into the edge of your dough.
Roll the dough like a jelly roll.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
If you'd like, brush some melted butter and an 
Italian herb over the top of the hot bread.

Serve with additional sauce for dipping.

I hope you all have a great week!

Oh... and have a Safe and Fun Independence Day!


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Few Photos For You...

Good Day to You!

I wanted to share a few random photos
 that my 9 year old son took.
He is learning how to use a camera
and I think he is doing a great job at 
focusing on each shot he's captured.

I hope you enjoy!!

He loves his chickens...
(He actually goes in and pets them)

This was before the prairie turned green...

He loves birds!

Daisy giving Joe a kiss...

Daisy and Hank playing...

Be Still...

Look! I think I can fly...

This says it all...
Thank you Jesus!

Seriously?!  More pictures...(LOL)

Hankie says "CHEESE!"

Joe and his logs... (Smiles)

Steam rising from the soil...

I have a ton more photos from him, so be expecting a few 
more throughout the course of the summer!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by...

Enjoy your day!

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