Monday, April 24, 2017

Chocolate Banana Muffins...


Hello!  How are you?
As it seems like most weeks, I am busy.
Planning and trying to get the last of my school prepared
for the last 5 weeks of our school term.

And, I just got a phone call to see if there
 is any way I can help with our
 Home School Book Sale & silent auction.

So, now I'm trying to rack my brain 
on what I can do to contribute.

Maybe I'll bake some of my yummy treats...

Good thing I have about two weeks to decide!
(Smiles)

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Now...how about a yummy GF muffin recipe,
to start off your week?

Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins

2 cups old fashion oats
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk
2 Tbsp vinegar
2 bananas ( 1 cup mashed)
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 425.  
Spray cooking spray into your mini muffin tin
or you can use a regular sized tin.
Place your oats into a food processor 
and process until you get an oat flour.
Transfer to a large bowl and 
add in remaining ingredients, 
except chocolate chips.
Stir well.
Now stir in the chocolate chips.

Bake for 5 minutes, then lower your temp to 350
 and bake an additional 3-5 minutes.
Cool and Enjoy!



These are really yummy!!

They are kid approved
even with the baking of the banana!


Thank you for stopping by....

Hugs & Happy Baking,





Monday, April 17, 2017

Choosing Life...

God's Grace Overflows

Hello All!

How was your weekend?

Ours was wonderful.
We had a lovely church service
and then we came home and had a great big lunch.

I thought I was going to get to rest 
through the afternoon,
but then my hubby noticed my 
cabinets were coming off the wall
in the kitchen, so... my rest became work...
(Smiles)

After taking everything out of my cabinets,
and wiping things down,
my hubby was able to fix and 
make my cabinets stronger!

So, this morning after the glue was dry
I put things back into the cabinets.
And rearranged my decor on top of the cabinets.

I have all ready accomplished a lot 
since I got up this morning!

I LOVE productive days, don't you?

Any who....moving right along...

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I'd like to share a little thought
 I have been pondering on today,
if you wouldn't mind...

Today I choose life!

As Jesus died for you and me,
He chose a life for a life.

Amazing, huh?

So, why not choose Life!

Life is a blessing...

You only have one life
better make it count!


I choose to live and work and have
 my being in You- Lord!

Instead of looking at all that I don't have, 
I choose to look at all that You have blessed me with-
an amazing husband and best friend, 
children that I cherish,
a warm and cozy home,
a wonderful family, great friends,
clothes on my back, food in our bellies
Oh...the list is endless....

Thank you so much for being in and of my life, 
today and every day!

I cling to you Lord, 
each and every moment.

Live through me!!


God's Grace Overflows

I hope you have a great and delightful week!

Thank you so much for stopping by...

HUGS & BLESSINGS,





Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter Blessings...


Well, Easter is almost here...

The weather is beautiful!  
I'm still praising and thanking God for the wonderful
 moisture we have received.  
Our fields are turning green and
 little speckles of Spring flowers are in bloom.

Easter preparations are being planned...
Something simple, yet delicious.

And we must have dessert!

Do you have Easter plans?



Easter is a time to give Thanks to Jesus
 for all that He has done for us.

It's not just about the colorful eggs we dye
and all the Easter baskets we fill,
Easter has a bigger purpose.


Easter is about the one who died on the cross
for you and for me.


It's a time to celebrate!

It's a time to celebrate JESUS!!


Celebrate Jesus,
Celebrate the Risen Lord.
Celebrate Jesus,
Celebrate the Holy One.
He is risen,
And He lives forever more..
Celebrate His resurrection,.
Come on celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.
Jesus is risen,
Death cannot stop Him..
He is the King of kings,.
And the Lord of lords.
Celebrate Jesus,
Lord of all.
By Lim Tianyi
 



He is not here: for he has risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:6



Thank you Jesus!
Thank you Jesus for loving us so much
that you died on that old rugged cross for us.


Thank you Jesus!

BE...

May you each be Blessed this Easter!


Thanks so much for stopping by....




Hugs & Blessings,










Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Snow And...



Look...we got snow!

First it rained and rained 
and then it turned to a wet snow...


This is my view for today...

It's so pretty!


As you can see from the picture above,
the snow is still falling...
Beautiful little speckles of wet fluffy snow...


We prayed for moisture and boy howdy
did God deliver!
I think it wipes that drought word right off the map!
(Smiles)


This photo was taking from my bedroom window
and as you can see here, we have a rather 
large pond of standing water.
That is from all the rain,
 from before the snow.

I just think it's amazing really!
God is so good to us!

Yes, there will be mud,
 but I'm prepared!

I'd rather have mud than 
blowing dirt any ol' day!

So, today...
I will continue to thank God for the moisture.
Praise Him for the mud to come.
(chuckles)

Make some snow ice cream with my boys!

Build a snowman.

Bake something sweet.

Read a good book.

Maybe watch a sweet movie.

And just enjoy the warmth of my home!

We are all so very blessed!



What are you all doing today?

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Hugs to you,



Monday, March 27, 2017

Blueberry Lemon Scones & Rain...


I just love a good scone, don't you?

After all I can make just about any favor combo
 when it comes to these delicious treats.

I've made so many over the years,
 that I can make these by heart.
No recipe, just memory....
Now that is amazing really!
(Smiles)


Blueberry Lemon Scones
 2 c. white flour
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, cold and cubed
1 egg
1/2 c. lemon flavored yogurt
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

 Combine the flours, brown sugar, 
baking powder, baking soda and salt. 

Slice the cold butter into flour mixture. 
Using a pastry blender or your hands, 
combine until it forms into pea size crumbs.

 In another bowl, combine the lemon yogurt,
 the egg and the vanilla extract. 

 Add to flour mixture.
Stir until combined.

Now gently fold in the blueberries
 and lemon zest.

 On a lightly floured surface, place your dough.
 Create a mound with the dough 
and then divide into 2 equal portions.  

Place both onto a cookie sheet. 
 Now cut into 8 equal triangles,
 gently separate on the sheet.
(16 total triangles)

  Lightly sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
Bake at 400 for about 13-16 minutes or
 until they look golden brown.

** These can be made into a gluten free version
just omit the regular flour for GF**

Now all you need is a cuppa tea or coffee!

Enjoy!!

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Moving right along:

Can you believe it's the last week of March?!

Where oh where did this month go?
FAST, it went FAST I tell ya!

For all of you that prayed for rain
Thank You!!

We got a big storm Thursday night into Friday.
We lost power for 13 hours!!
Thankfully the Lord spared our homes
 from any wind damage.
And we were Blessed with a ton of rain!
Puddles everywhere!


We also received more rain on Sunday!

The weatherman said we should be
 getting more rain this week! 
Yay!  God is Good!

Now, this is what Spring Time 
should be like in Colorado!

My hubby sold his old truck and we were 
able to get another vehicle
without having to take a loan out. Yeah!
He's all excited because we can four-wheel in it,
 plus use it as his daily driver!
He's been in the garage fixing it up 
since we came home Friday afternoon.
Boys and their Toys!
😉😉

My hubby also sold his parents camper...
👍

We are still waiting for our safes to arrive.
The shipping company is yet to be desired....
My hubby has been on the phone everyday 
with these darn people and no body can 
seem to get their stories straight.
This has been going on a month now
and we were supposed to get them 3 1/2 weeks ago.
So, he will be calling again today!!

I think good Customer Service is extinct!!

I don't think they will be 
getting a good review!!

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I've still been cleaning and organizing.
I deep cleaned my kitchen after the dirt storm
 (before the rain)
I moved some things off my counter 
that weren't used or useful.
More like it was a catch all space.
I put my Kitchen Aid out, 
since I'm baking all the time.
Makes more sense, right?

The good wife that I am, 
will be heading to the court house to 
get plates for hubby's vehicle today!

And well...I think that's all for now....

What have you all been up to?

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I hope you all have a delightful week!

Thanks for stopping by...

HUGS & BLESSINGS,
















Monday, March 20, 2017

A Little Bit of Yellow and A Little Bit of Lemon...



Hello There!  How are you doing today?
It's the first day of Spring and 
there are signs of it everywhere.

The daffodils are in bloom....

I love the vibrant yellow these 
delicate flowers hold!

It's a new season... A fresh new start!

For a while now it's been a bit hard. 
 Everything we've tried to do
just seemed a bit, well hurky jerky. 
I mean everything....
From purchasing new furniture to getting new safes
(which we still don't know where the safes are)
to my hubby's vehicle not running...
I mean, the list just continues on.

So, starting today...in this new Spring season...
I am starting fresh...
The slate has been wiped clean. 
I'm walking hand in hand with God
and I'm ready!!

I will Trust in the Lord with all MY heart!!

How has the passed few weeks 
been treating you all? 

I've read on several blogs that most of you 
are still inundated with snow.
It's been crazy warm here.  Like high 80's warm!
That's too warm to start out the Spring.

It's very dry here in my neck of the woods too. 
Too Dry!
We need rain or snow....Badly!!

We have been praying constantly for moisture.
Would you all say a prayer
 for this dry and thirsty land?

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Okay, I've rambled on long enough...

Would you like to try a yummy lemon bread recipe?

My son absolutely LOVES lemon!!

One thing that I love about this bread, is it's moist.
And very lemony...



Lemon Bread
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp grated lemon peel
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk

Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs, lemon juice and peel.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, gradually
stir into the creamed mixture alternately with milk,
beating well after each addition.

Pour into a greased loaf pan.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until
 toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Combine glaze ingredients.
Remove bread from pan and drizzle with glaze.

Serve warm with a cuppa tea or coffee.

** This can be made with Gluten Free flour
and it still turns out moist**

Enjoy!


Thanks so much for stopping by...

Hugs & Blessings,





Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Almost Spring...




God's Grace Overflows

Spring time is almost here!

And I am so ready for it to arrive....

Dreaming of greens and pops of colors,
enjoying the warmth of the days 
and the chill in the night air.

I hope you enjoy the little collection of quotes...

Are you ready for Spring where you are?


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It was one of those March days when the 
sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations


Where man sees but withered leaves,
God sees sweet flowers growing.
Albert Laighton


Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
Today the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
L.H. Bailey


The sweet wildflower breathes of Spring....




Have a delightful week my friends!!


Thank you for stopping by...


HUGS & BLESSINGS,










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