Monday, December 15, 2014

Don't Forget...

Wither means to forget, to cease of care, 
to leave something, lack of water.

Do you ever forget or ignore 
God's benefits he has for you?

What do you let wither away in your heart?

What are you neglecting to water?

Praise the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits.
Psalm 103:2

The Lord told me that day I was
 standing on the mountain top 
searching for my son to
 "Never doubt for I Am with you".

That day changed my life.
We should never forget the blessings and the benefits
 the Lord has for each one of us.

He shows me daily of all the 
love and grace I have in my life.

We need to be drenched in His Word daily.
Or we too will wither and die.

May the Lord's Word fill you up
 until you are overflowing!

Hugs and Blessings,

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cinnamon Pecans...

It's getting very close to the holidays and these
 have got to be one of the best snacks ever!

I even think this would be a great gift in a jar
to give to friends and family...

Well, if you don't manage to eat them all before
they make it in a pretty jar...

And they are so simple to make...

Grab a pen to write this one down 
and keep it in a safe place.

I guess you can print it out too! 

Cinnamon Pecans

1 Tbsp. butter
3 cups Pecans
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Melt your butter in a large non-stick skillet.
Stir in the pecans and the sugar.
Cook until sugar melts.  This will take about 5 minutes. 
Keep stirring so they don't burn.
Remove from heat and toss with this mixture:
1 Tbsp. sugar, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ginger and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg.

Spread onto wax paper and let cool.
Break apart the pecans.

Store in a jar or a tub.


Blessings and Hugs,

Monday, December 1, 2014

On My Knees...

Praise the Lord, Oh my soul;
all my inmost being,
Praise his holy name.
Psalm 103:1

Did you know that this scripture means
 we should kneel down before the Lord?

Praise the Lord, O my soul
and all that is within me.

Adore Him, 
Kneel before Him, 
Don't complain,
 Don't question,
Never doubt, 
Don't resist,
Don't ignore
But, Worship and Adore Him!

Praise the Lord, O my soul
and all that is within me.

Worship the Lord...
Not my children, 
Not my husband,
Not my stuff,
Not myself,
Not my lifestyle,
Worship the Lord Only!

Praise the Lord, O my soul
and all that is within me.

I was apart of an amazing bible study for the month 
of November and this is what I learned
 just from this very first verse.

Our God is a truly Amazing God,
He love us and Adores us.

We should do the same for Him.

May your week be truly blessed!

Hugs and Blessings,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Special Birthday, For A Special Lady...

I want to dedicate this post to a very Special lady
that I am honored and blessed to call my best friend
and mother in law, Roxy!

Today is her Birthday!

If you don't know her, I suggest you pop on over to her Blog
and introduce yourself.

She blogs over at: Living From Glory To Glory

On this special day, I wanted to just stop and take a moment to say
that Roxy has been a great and wonderful friend to me over the years.

She's not only my mother in law, 
but a great role model to me.

She has a love for teaching and encouraging 
other women in their walks with God.
She always inspires and speaks wisdom 
into every situation that comes along.
She is a mighty prayer warrior
 that stands with you!

She makes me laugh!
 And in those hard times, 
we come together and pray! 

We have a special bond as a mother and daughter
 that no one can ever break!

She is loving and caring and supportive of all that I do
and if there's something I need help with, she is
always there!

I hope you have  the best Birthday!
May you know how much you are cherished.

I love you bunches!

To you!

Now, who wants cake?

This girl means business...

Give me the cake and no one gets hurt!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Best Muffin Yet...

I have been on a muffin kick for a while now,
please bare with me.

I have lots of muffin recipes to share with you
and I will try not to post them all at once..

I am trying and experimenting with recipes 
to try and cut back on some of the sugars.

Some recipes call for so much sugar, 
just reading the recipe makes my teeth hurt!

And, then this way, my kids get a healthier muffin or cake or cookie.

Let's just get one thing straight here before I give you this recipe.
I am by far NOT a health nut, but I do like to eat better, bake more
and buy less processed foods.

In the long run, its better for me and my family!

I feel better now...
Let's continue on to the recipe now!


Blueberry Muffins

1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar (but I use 1/3)
1 egg
3/4 c. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. + 1 Tbsp. flour (I use half wheat, half white)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. blueberries, cleaned and patted dry

Cream the butter and sugar.  
Beat in the egg, then milk and vanilla, beat until smooth.
This mixture will seem very liquidy to you. 
Combine the 1 3/4 cups flour with baking powder and salt in a small bowl. 
 Add to milk mixture, stir just till combined. (batter will be lumpy)
Toss the berries in the 1 Tbsp. flour, then fold them into the batter. 
 Spoon into 12 greased or paper lined muffin cups. 
 Bake in a preheated 425 oven for about 25 minutes 
or until lightly golden brown.
*For the last 10 minutes of baking turn your ovens down to 375. 

Happy Day!

Monday, November 10, 2014

DIY Laundry Soap...

Have you ever tried making your own laundry soap?

My youngest son's skin is really sensitive to a lot 
of the powdered soaps from the store, so 
we always bought the liquid soaps.

Just the other day, I was browsing at Do It Yourself
Laundry Soaps and came across this one 
and thought, Hmm... this one is different than all the 
other recipes out there.

So, I bought all the stuff and only spent $22.00
And, this recipe said it would make a year supply!!

So, who doesn't want to at least give it a try?
For that price?  YES!!

So, here's what you do:
 Grab a big trash bag and pour everything in it.

( I cheated and bought the Zote's Soap all ready grated)

Here's what it looks like all mixed up.
Thanks you to my oldest son for shaking it all up for me!
(insert smiles here)

Now, pour it into a pretty glass jar!
( I ended up with this jar full and another one 3/4 full)

And, here you go....
Ready to wash, wash, wash!

DIY Laundry Soap

1 box Zote's Soap (It's all ready grated, Yay!) 
or 3 bars Fels Naptha, grated

1 box Borax (76 oz.)

1 box Washing Soda (55oz.)
2 cups Baking Soda

2 containers of Oxyclean (you can find this at your Dollar Tree Store)

2 containers of Purex softener crystals, any scent

Mix everything in a large trash bag 
and store in a jar or plastic container.

For Laundry:
Use 2 Tbsp. of laundry soap per load

I have been using this soap for 3 weeks now 
and my son or anyone else for that matter
have no signs of itchy skin or rashes.

It really does make your clothes soft
and they smell like lavender fields!!

You just can't go wrong, really...

I hope you all consider giving it a try
and if it even lasts for 6 months, I'd be happy!!

Have a terrific day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sleeping in the Kitchen...

I don't know why I find this funny, but I do.

I don't think I have ever had breakfast in bed, 
nor have I ever fed a meal to any one in bed before.

I can't even imagine the crumbs on my sheets!!


There are times I feel like I might as well sleep in the kitchen, 
because I am in there so much through out the days.

With the holidays coming, 
this is a busy time of year.

I do a lot of the holiday baking for my hubby's work 
and for my mom and auntie's work too.

I also make up platters of goodies 
for my father in law's work crew.

And of course you can't forget all those homemade gifts 
you like to create for your sweet girlfriends.

Oh and there's the meals that you make to help
 a family out when they need it most.

So, yes I think I'll be sleeping in the kitchen for the next few months.
(inserting smiles here)

Do you ever feel this way too?

What have you all been up too lately?

I hope you have a wonderful day!

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