Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Taking A Moment...


I feel as if I had opened a book and 
found roses of yesterday sweet and 
fragrant, between it's leaves!

Anne of Green Gables




We can complain because the Rose bushes have thorns,
or we rejoice because thorn bushes have Roses.

Abraham Lincoln



When life throws thorns;
hunt for Roses...



The strong, sweet scent of a Rose reminds 
me of the powerful
sweetness of God's Love.



DON'T FORGET TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES!


Have a Lovely Day!








Thursday, May 12, 2016

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies...


Good Afternoon!

Just taking a break from cleaning and organizing
to tell you about a really simple cookie recipe.

My dear friend gave me this cookie recipe
 about a month ago
and I must admit that I have now
 made these cookies 3 times since then.

They are so easy and so quick to make and
Yes they are Gluten Free!

(I don't eat everything GF, but love to try new recipes that are)


Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together in a bowl. 

Place on cookie sheet and bake for about 9-10 minutes.
Cool on pan for a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

I added a handful of oatmeal to mine, 
but you can use whatever you'd like.

I also made a batch using almond butter 
instead of the peanut butter 
and they turned out just as yummy!

Oh and I must warn you that you won't be able to eat just one!

Sorry...eat with caution!
Ha!



I hope you are all doing well!

Thanks so much for stopping by...


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Strawberry Shortcakes...

God's Grace Overflows

Spring is here and Summer is on it's way!

You know what that means....Right?

Lots and Lots of Strawberry desserts!

We love any kind of fruit desserts,
but Strawberry Shortcakes is right on the top of our list!

What kind of  Spring/Summer 
desserts are your favorite?


Strawberry Shortcake's
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 stick butter, chilled
2/3 to 3/4 cup half and half, milk, or cream

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium size bowl.
Cut in butter using your hands or a pastry cutter.
Once butter is well blended in, Stir in your cream.
Mix well.

Pat mixture into your pie pan.
Bake at 400 for about 15-17 minutes
or until golden brown.

Top with fresh cut strawberries and whipped cream.

Thanks for stopping by...



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Easy Snack...



God's Grace Overflows

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...

God's Grace Overlfows

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! 

God's Grace Overflows

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...



Gods Grace Overflows

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!



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