Saturday, August 1, 2015

Beauty and Strength...


One thing have I desired of the Lord,
that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the
days of my life, to behold the
beauty of the Lord,
and to inquire in His temple.

Psalms 27:4
KJV


I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock and my fortress,
and my deliverer; my God, my strength,
in whom I trust; my buckler, 
and the horn of my salvation
and my high tower.

I will call upon the Lord, who is
Worthy to be Praised:
so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Psalms 18:1-3
KJV


I got a new bible this weekend and I got it engraved with my name.
(First one ever to have my name on the cover.)
I am so excited!

I have been study a lot of God's Word 
and I just love these two scriptures.

It's nice to know that God provides our strength 
that we need each day to complete the tasks at hand.

Which, at times it seems as though we have so much to do.

I love that he is my rock.  
When I am tired, I can lean on Him for strength.

He is the one that created all things
and the Beauty it all holds is truly amazing.

You look at these flowers and they are simply stunning.
The colors, the size, the shape, the smell...
all came from the Beauty of the Creator!

I am just in Awe...

Thank you Lord for giving us such
 wonderful things to enjoy.
To capture your true beauty and color
 throughout this world.

Thank you that you give us strength, 
when we are weary and tired.

Thank you that you give us a day of rest,
to love and worship you!

Thank you that you gave me another 
beautiful day to enjoy!

I AM SO BLESSED!!

You Are Blessed!!

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend
and may you find the peace of the Lord today.

I know I sure have!

Hugs and Blessings to you,



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sweet Treat...



Hello there!

How are you today?

Who here Loves Rice Krispie Treats??

Have you ever tried another type of cereal 
with the gooey-ness of marshmallows?

These are Lucky Charm Bars and they are really good!

Bet you can't eat just one.

These are quick and easy to make and you don't have to turn on the oven!
Which is perfect for this time of year!



Lucky Charm Bars

1 small box of Lucky Charms cereal
1 large bag of marshmallows
1/4 stick butter


Grease a 9x13 pan with a little butter, set aside.

Place your large pan on the stove and melt your butter.
Add in the marshmallows and stir till melted. 
 Once melted stir in your Lucky Charms cereal.

Pour the cereal mixture into your prepared
 pan and gently pat it.

*If it's a bit sticky, get your hands damp and pat the 
warm cereal mixture into the pan.*

Cut into squares and Enjoy!


I hope you all have a terrific day!







Saturday, July 18, 2015

Work in Progress...





Good Morning Friends!

How is your Summer going?

Ours has been very busy and very productive!

We are in the process of doing some
 remodeling on the outsides of our homes.

We have pulled out our old deck and my hubby is building the forms 
for the concrete slab, new sidewalks and a border around our sons room.

We've asked a few young men from our home school group to come and help
and learned a new skill a long the way.

That there... has been a Double Blessing!

Our green house roof is fixed and the pergola is sanded and stained.

We've also brought in 3 semi-full loads of road base for our drive way!

Busy, Busy!


We will also be getting covered front porches built, new house paint,
new screen doors, light fixtures and of course new shingles for our homes!

Once all that is finished, then me and my mom in law will be adding in some 
"Loving Touches" here and there.

All this hail damage has caused more work, but in the end... talk about a blessing!

Everything will look brand new once again!

I have been trying to take lots of before pictures and once 
it's all completed I'll be posting the before and afters so you all can see.

So, if you don't see me on the computer much, you NOW know why!

I hope you all have a Great Summer!

Take some time and enjoy it!
It sure does go by quick...

Hugs and Blessings,
Amy



Monday, July 6, 2015

Very Easy Tamale Pie...


I have been all about simple these past few weeks.
It's been very hot and very humid here
and we aren't quite use to the humidity in our neck of the woods.

It's too hot and sticky to be outside much during the heat of the day
and when you are, the mosquitoes will eat you alive!

So, when I do bake anything, I try to either do it early in the morning 
or later, much later in the evening.




Very Easy Tamale Pie

2-3 cups shredded beef
(mine was left over from a roast)

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 1/2 cup beef broth

4-5 green chilies, chopped
or 2 cans of the diced green chilies

1 1/2  Tbsp. chili powder

2 garlic gloves, minced

 1/2 cups cheese

3/4 cup cornmeal 

1 cup water

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

salt and pepper to taste

Sour Cream to garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Heat up the beef, beans, green chilies and 1/2 cup beef broth in your cast iron skillet.
Stir in the chili power, salt and pepper and the garlic.
Remove from heat.

Meanwhile, combine the cornmeal with the remaining 
1 cup broth and 1 cup water in a medium pan.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until very thick, about 5 minutes or so.
Remove from heat and stir in the cheese and butter.  

Spread the cornmeal mixture over the filling and bake until cooked through,
about 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Serve with sour cream. 

Enjoy!

Hugs,





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

Glaze

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!

Blessings,
Amy

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!

Enjoy!

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

Have a wonderful week!




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