Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Easy Snack...



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I just love a simple snack, don't you?

With four boys in the house, sometimes 
I need something quick and easy to serve.

And we go through seasons, 
where we eat light and we eat heavy.

With the hot months approaching fast and 
camping season right around the corner,

I like to make up these easy Pinwheels
or as I call them yummy delicious cream cheese roll ups!

You can really add in anything you
 want to these fluffy flour tortillas.

My guys love them with cream cheese, scallions, 
shredded cheddar cheese,
shredded chicken, green chilies and garlic.
And of course their favorite spice Smokehouse Maple.

You can also make them with ham, turkey, 
cream cheese, herbs and spices.

If you have never made these, 
the recipe is simple.

You'll need:
4 flour tortillas, warmed
1 bar cream cheese
meat of choice
2 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup shredded cheese
3 green chilies, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together except your flour tortillas.
You can either char your tortillas on your stove top 
or place in microwave to slightly warm.
Spread onto your tortillas and roll up tightly.
Slice the tortillas. 
Place in fridge until ready to serve.


I hope you are enjoying your week!

Thanks for stopping by...




Monday, April 18, 2016

Easy Lemon Truffles...

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Hello Sweet Friends!

Just popping in real quick to show you a simple
yet deliciously sweet treat!

Lemon Truffles!

These are so good and so easy to make.

I hope you all are having a wonderful start to your week.

It's all ready been busy around here
and I have so much to get caught up on.

Thanks so much for stopping in,
I appreciate each and every one of you!


Now.... 
Lemon Truffles

1 package of Lemon Oreo Cookies, crushed
1 package (8oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1 bag white chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
sprinkles, optional

Place your Oreo cookies in a bag and 
crush them with a rolling pin.
Once crushed, place them in a large bowl 
with softened cream cheese. 
Mix together well.
Roll the cookie mixture into balls.
Place in the fridge while melting the chocolate.

Melt the chocolate chips and the 
coconut oil in a small saucepan
or you can use the microwave.
Stirring well, until smooth.

Once chocolate is melted, dip each ball and
 place on a waxed paper lined baking pan.

Sprinkle with sprinkles
and place in fridge until chocolate is hardened.

You can place the truffles in cute little liners
or serve on a plate.

Enjoy! 

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Don't they look yummy?

I make these often for get together's 
or for a quick easy treat.

Have a great week!


HUGS,

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Den is Complete...



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It's FINALLY finished!

Would you like to see?

Yes, I apologize now for all the photos, but it was hard 
to get one good picture of the whole den.

So, let's get started.
These are the before pictures.



The den was a golden yellow before.
We had one wall done in half wood.
You can see the water damage above the window.


Sorry, the lighting was not good in this one.


Here is the door to my oldest sons room.
My hubby custom built it for him when he was much younger.
The door will get put to good use on another project.


Here is my hubby and oldest stretching out the carpet.
We decided to keep the carpet until our boys get a bit older
and the puppy is fully trained.


My hubby and I put up old barn metal on the ceiling.
That was really hard work and time consuming.
I think my arms are stronger now.. Haha!


My hubby working hard at getting 
the wood planks on the wall.


The main wall completed with wood.
Curtains up... and yes they are CAMO!


This is our closet, we need new wood doors.
But told hubby to wait till next year.


This is what the den looks like from the hallway.


Another view from my son's room.


The walls are now painted a cocoa brown.


What's a western room without a few guns?!


This cowboy with his horse and cow has been passed 
down from generation to generation to my boys.
It just belongs in this room!


My son got a new door with a lock,
to keep out his 2 younger brothers! 



All horses!



These were my oldest sons boots when he was a wee little one.
Also the toy horses were his...
Oh the sweet memories!


And lastly, my old fashion lantern...
Just in case the power goes out
I have light!!

I hope you enjoyed the little tour of our newly remodeled Den!

Have a great weekend!




Thursday, April 7, 2016

Teamwork...


Wow...the week is almost over!

Can you believe it?  Where did it go?

Hello All!  Yes You!  Hello!

I haven't been very present in Blog Land this week.
I have no idea where the days are going. Do you?
We are still in the process of repairing and fixing
 things around the homestead from the
hail storms last summer.
Thankfully we are nearing the end...

This weekend we are getting ready to re-do the boys' den.
It's the last of the water damage that needs some attention.

I took some before pictures and once its all completed
I'll show you why I've been soooo busy!

We all need TEAMWORK to get this done!

And if the boys don't help....
well I guess I need to find a horse and a goat!

Whatever it takes to get it done...HA!

Until next time...

Thanks for stopping by and checking in on me!

Have a Wonderful weekend 
Full of LAUGHS!



Monday, March 28, 2016

Cranberry Orange Scones...

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Hello There!

How are you?  How was your weekend?
What do you all have planned for this week?

We took last week off for Spring Break and it was so nice.
We went to the movies and out for lunch.
We had a few bad days of weather, 
so we stayed in and played games and watched movies.  
We baked cookies for Spring/Easter.
We went to a Good Friday service.
We had a wonderful Easter lunch with friends and family!

Today, we had to take our puppy Daisy
 in for her second round of
vaccinations.  

She's been doing really well and is all ready spoiled.
She gained 3 pounds since the last visit 3 weeks ago.
Here she is, being as sweet and still as can be. ;)

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We have friends coming over for a visit tomorrow and then
the rest of the week will be busy too.
We have school to do and well that about it. 
That's enough busy for me!

It's hard to get back into the swing of things
 when we've taken time off.
But, we will get there! Ha!

Any who, thought I would share a quick recipe with you for
Cranberry Orange Scones.
These are very yummy and are perfect 
with a cup of tea, coffee or milk!

Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by
my little corner of the world.



Cranberry Orange Scones

2 Cups Flour
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Stick Butter, cubed
1/3 Cup Sour Cream
1/3 Cup Orange Juice
1 Egg
Zest of 1 orange
1/4 Cup frozen Cranberries, chopped

Preheat oven 400 degrees.
With a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour,
 baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
With a pastry cutter or your fingers cut in the butter
with the flour mixture until it resembles crumbs. 
Add in the zest of the orange and then make a well at the
center of the mixture and add the orange juice.
Then add the egg and the sour cream, mixing together with a fork.
 Stir in the chopped cranberries until combined.

Place the dough out onto a floured surface and form a round ball.
 Cut in half. Take one of the half pieces of dough,
 form a ball and roll it into a 3/4-inch thickness.
 Cut each ball of dough into eight triangular slices.
Place triangles on the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
Drizzle with a simple frosting if desired.

Makes 16 scones

Hugs and Blessings,




Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Spring...



Happy Spring to all of you!

Spring is a very busy time of year, isn't it?

There are lots to do in the yard
 and lots to do in the house.

And boy howdy...we have lots to do... (Smiles)

We have been cleaning up the yard 
and pulling out our Spring decor.
My hubby and father in law and some
 friends have come to help 
us get new shingles on our roofs.
The warmth is here, but only for a little while.

The saying above is so true...
You freeze in the shade but stay warm in the sun.
I go from warm to cold while being outside.

But I so enjoy soaking up the heat of the sun.

What plans do you have for Spring?

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I love poems and I thought I would share one with you today.

Enjoy your week friends!



All Nature Proclaims Eternal Life
By: Helen Steiner Rice

Flowers sleeping 'neath the snow,
Awakening when the spring winds blow,
Leafless trees so bare before
Gowned in lacy green once more,
Hard, unyielding, frozen sod
Now softly carpeted by God,
Still streams melting in the spring
Rippling over rocks that sing,
Barren, windswept, lonely hills
Turning gold with daffodils-
These miracles are all around
Within our sight and touch and sound,
As true and wonderful today
As when the stone was rolled away,
Proclaiming to all doubting men
That in God all things live again! 

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Hugs & Blessings,





Monday, March 14, 2016

Did You Know?

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Blueberries!  Such an amazing little fruit...

They can be sweet and sometimes a little tart.

We like to put them on yogurt, pancakes, waffles, 
in a muffin or bread, in a smoothie.
The possibilities are endless...

But I bet you didn't know that these little  
fruits are so good for you.

Did you know... blueberries can...

1)Maintaining healthy bones
The iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, 
zinc and vitamin K in blueberries all contribute to 
building and maintaining bone structure and strength.
Iron and zinc play crucial roles in maintaining
 the strength and elasticity of bones and joints.
 Low intakes of vitamin K have been associated 
with a higher risk for bone fracture,
 while adequate vitamin K intakes improve calcium
 absorption and may reduce calcium loss.

2) Lowering blood pressure
Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to 
lowering blood pressure. 
Blueberries are naturally free
 of sodium and contain potassium, 
calcium, and magnesium, 
all of which have been found to 
decrease blood pressure naturally.

3) Managing diabetes
Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber
 diets have lower blood glucose levels and 
type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar
, lipids and insulin levels.
 One cup of blueberries 
contributes 3.6 grams of fiber.

4) Warding off heart disease
The blueberry's fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 
and phytonutrient content, coupled with
 its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. 
The fiber in blueberries helps
 lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood
 and decrease the risk of heart disease.

5) Preventing cancer
Vitamin C, vitamin A, and various phytonutrients 
in blueberries function as powerful antioxidants
 that help protect cells against free radical damage.
 They inhibit tumor growth, decrease inflammation
 in the body and help ward off or slow several 
types of cancer, including esophageal, lung, mouth, 
pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate and colon.
Blueberries also contain folate, which plays a role 
in DNA synthesis and repair, thus preventing
 the formation of cancer cells from
 mutations in the DNA.

6) Improving mental health
Population-based studies have shown that consumption
 of blueberries can reduce the risk of 
cognitive decline as well as 
Parkinson's disease - a neurodegenerative disorder
 resulting from cell death in parts of the brain.

7) Healthy digestion
Because of their fiber content,
 blueberries help to prevent
 constipation and promote 
regularity for a healthy digestive tract.

8) Weight loss and satiety
Dietary fiber is commonly recognized as an important
 factor in weight loss and weight management
 by functioning as a "bulking agent" in the digestive system.
 High fiber foods increase satiety and reduce appetite,
 making you feel fuller for longer and thereby 
lowering your overall calorie intake.

9) Fighting wrinkles
Collagen, the skin's support system, relies on vitamin C 
as an essential nutrient that works in our bodies as 
an antioxidant to help prevent damage caused by the sun,
 pollution and smoke. Vitamin C also promotes
 collagen's ability to smooth wrinkles and 
improve overall skin texture.
 Just one cup of blueberries provides 
24% of your daily need for vitamin C.

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I don't know about you, but I think
 I'll be eating a bit more 
of this power fruit!

Now, I think I'll have some yogurt!

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I hope you all have a Delightfully Bright Day!

Hugs & Blessings,

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