Monday, June 29, 2015

Lemon Pound Cake Muffins...

Good Morning All!

How was your weekend?

Mine, was wonderful!  
My boys were all gone and I had the house to myself.

Went and got my hair done and went shopping with 
my mom in law and just relaxed!

Of course now that they are home, they think they need to eat, Sheesh!

So, I have to figure out a meal plan for the week 
and then might have to run to the store. 

I made up these yummy muffins awhile ago
and thought since it's Monday, I would post it for you all to try.

You just can never go wrong with a little lemon!

It alone brings Joy to my home!

Lemon Pound Cake Muffins

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream


2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. lemon juice

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. 
Add in the eggs and the extracts; beat well. 
Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; 
add to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream.

Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups about 3/4 full.
Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan.
Combine the glaze ingredients and then drizzle over muffins.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

And if I don't get back on here before then-
I hope you all have a wonderful and Safe Independence Day!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Let Us Rejoice, Always...

God's Grace Overflows

Let the Heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;

God's Grace Overflows

Let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
Let the fields be jubilant and
everything in them.

God's Grace Overflows

Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy;
they will sing before the Lord,
for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.

God's Grace Overflows

He will judge the world in righteousness
and the people in his truth.

Psalms 96:11-13

Let Us Rejoice Always in the Lord!
For He is Worthy to Be Praised Daily!

I want to bring Praise to His Name...

I hope you all have a Wonderfully Blessed Week!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Elegant Strawberries...

God's Grace Overflows

Good Morning Friends!

How is your Summer going?

How bout a simple fun snack to share on these hot summer days?

Who here LOVES Strawberries?
Who here LOVES Chocolate?

Well, if you raised your hands, then this is the snack for you!!

I don't make this very often, 
but each time I do I tell myself:
"Self... you should make these more often, they are so good!"
(Inserting Smiles Here)

What you need is:

1 container of fresh strawberries, washed and patted dry
1 bag chocolate chips of choice
(I used 1/2 semi sweet and 1/2 milk chocolate)
1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.
In a saucepan pour in your chocolate chips
and your coconut oil and
stir until melted.
You can use a microwave if you prefer,
 it does cut down on time by a few minutes.

Once melted, start dipping your strawberries into the chocolate.
Lightly shake off any excess chocolate
 and then place onto the wax paper.

Place your covered strawberries
 into the fridge till hardened.

Once hardened, store into a container till ready to serve!


You will eat the fruits of your labor;
blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Psalms 128:2

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, June 1, 2015

I'm Home and Some Fun Photos To Share...

We have made it home from our nice little camping trip 
to the mountains.
This is the road up to our camp.
Isn't it beautiful?

It was very green and wet up there!

Look close...What do you see?

My Little Lumber Jack cutting down a Tree!
(Hey that rhymes...Haha)

Two of my boys hanging by the camp fire
and if you haven't figured it out yet...
Yes, it was a bit chilly up there!


We had a guest by our camp,
enjoying some nice leafy lunch.

The view was just amazing!!
And yes that is a fresh blanket of snow on those mountains!
Did I mention it was cold??

My bigger Lumber Jack clearing a path 
on one of the many trails we took.

We got stuck, many times over the course of our trail rides
I think it had something to do with all the snow!!
It was so much fun!

The little ones taking a break from getting stuck
and clearing yet another path for us!

My little bug, drew me a smiley face in the snow!

Winching out.....again!

Look there is life under all that snow....
God's Beauty was all over that mountain!

Can you guess what kind of track this is?
It's an Elk Track!
And they were all over the fields...

Mr. Squirt riding the trail!

Mr. Monkey doing what he does best!

Just hanging out!

Again Mr. Monkey was so proud to write
MOM in the snow...

The trees were starting to produce baby pine cones
even in that bitter cold weather!

This was one of the many roads that we decided not to try 
and drive on....

It's so pretty untouched...

And the trail continues...
Until our next adventure!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

It's been a great week home, 
trying to get caught up from being gone so long.

So many things to do with Summer coming and all.

Rain is still falling daily, our ground is soaked.
Praying our trees will once again grow new leaves
 from the destruction of the hail storms.

Been cleaning up and working in the yard
and you'll be happy to know that our strawberries
and rhubarb are growing again!
And we even have a few red strawberries on the plants!

We are planting some flowers a little at a time
and the greenhouse is starting to bear veggies...

Even in the midst of all the storms,
there is life!

Thank you Jesus!!

I hope you all have a blessed week!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Taking A Little R&R...

Good Morning!

It's been a little busy here with all the things to 
do around our home since the hail storms.

Boy were they ever devastating!
We had 2 major hail storms in 2 days and it left a mess behind.

We will be painting the houses and replacing boards and screens,
fixing leaks and water damage,
fixing and repairing our out buildings
planting pretty flowers (once we know it's safe from anymore storms)
Well, maybe I'll hold off on the last one for awhile longer. :-)

So before all this work is to begin, we are heading down the road
for a much needed vacation!

I will see you all back here in 2 weeks!

I hope you all have a wonderful month of May
or at least what's left of it.

Hugs to you All and Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Listening To God...

Are you equipped with the right tools 
to learn how to really listen to God?

Do you really know what tools to use?

No, you don't need a hammer or a screwdriver for this lesson...

What tools do you use?

Here are a few that I have found very helpful over the years.

  A regular time and place:
Select a slot on your schedule and a corner 
of your world and claim it for God.

Make a reservation with just you and God!

For me it's first thing in the morning.
But you may prefer in the evenings.

   You need your BIBLE opened.
God speaks to us through His Word.
The first step in reading through your bible 
is to ask God to help you understand it.

Don't go to scripture looking for your own idea, 
go searching for God's.

And the last tool is... not only do we need a regular time and an open bible,
we also need a listening heart....
If we want to be just like Jesus, let God have ALL of You!

Spend time listening for Him until you have
 received your lesson for the day 
and then apply it!

I have found these small tools to really help me
 get in a deep study with God each day.

And I always have my heart turned on to the beat of God!

God's Grace Overflows

I hope you all have a wonderfully blessed week!

In His Grace,

Monday, May 4, 2015

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes...

Who here LOVES Pancakes??

My boys love all kinds of Pancakes!

You name it, we've made them!

These ones above are one of their all time favorites!

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes

So, we start off by making our homemade pancake mix:
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. oil
1 cup flour

Mix together in a large bowl.
Then add in sliced strawberries and a 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips.
Spoon batter onto a hot greased griddle.
Cook until golden brown.
If you want to make more than 12 pancakes, double the recipe.

Place onto a plate and add butter, syrup, more sliced strawberries
and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.

It's a delicious meal!!

Don't forget to add the bacon and eggs!

What is your favorite kind of Pancakes??

Have a great week!

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