Monday, August 24, 2015

Taking on a New Role...


Do you ever feel like God is
 directing you into something new?

It's really amazing when 
you see God moving through out your life,
 your daily routine, minute by minute.

I love being in my "comfort zone"
in my home, on a daily basis.

Did I mention MY Comfort Zone?

Well, sometimes, God wants you to move outside
that "Comfort Zone" and into something 
bigger and better!

My hubby and I have been asked 
to join our home school board.

What a great opportunity to do something
 bigger and so full of purpose.

At first, I didn't want to budge from my comfort zone,
but once I prayed and talked to family and friends,
I really knew I was suppose to be apart of this team.

I mean after all, aren't we suppose to be set apart 
from the rest of the world?

What a great ministry this will be!
We have come along side a great group of Godly friends,
to walk with us in this new adventure.

God is always put first in all we do
and it sure does show!

He knows from the very beginning
 who,what and when it will happen.

It's always in God's perfect timing!

He is doing some amazing things this year
and I am honored to be a part of it.

~ So... if I'm not on my blog as much, you know that
I am just busy with my family, my new role on the board
and well life...~

If you all wouldn't mind praying for us, that would be great!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;
 than peace-loving, considerate, submissive, 
full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
James 3:17

Whatever happens, conduct yourself in a 
manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. 
Then, whether I come and see you or only hear 
about about you in my absence, 
I will know that you stand firm in one spirit,
 contending as one man for the gospel.
Philippians 1:27


Has God called you to take on a new role?
Please share, I'd love to hear..

Have a delightful day!















Monday, August 17, 2015

My Favorite Color...


Hello There!
How are you doing today?  
How has your summer been going?
Can you believe it's almost September?
Where did the summer go?

It's been quite bust here, as you all know from passed posts.
We are getting ready to build our covered porch.
I am so excited!
Once that is completed, I will post all my pictures!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I just wanted to share my favorite color with you.

Can you guess what it is?

RED!



Bright and cheery RED!

My kitchen is done in Red and all my little
 accents are red with a country twist.



Red just seems to be something so cozy to me.
It's always cheery when we have a cloudy day
and those long winter months set in.

Even when it's hot out, the Red still shines!

I'm always in my kitchen and I just love how
it changes the atmosphere.

It makes me Happy!


This sign describes my family to a T!


Yes, I have a lot of Red in my kitchen
and I also have it out side.  
All of our outdoor furniture is Red!

I think I need to take more outdoor pictures.
I thought I had more on file.
(Inserting Smiles Here)


What is your favorite color??


I hope you all have a wonderfully blessed week!


Hugs & Blessings,


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Pepperoni Stromboli...


I love anything that is baked in a bread dough!

And I love anything Italian!

Heck, I just love food! (Insert smiles)

I made this some time ago and I thought 
I would share the recipe with you.

*Note to self: I need to make this soon!*


Easy Pepperoni Stromboli

2 loaves frozen bread dough, thawed
1/2 cup spaghetti or pizza sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 pkg. pepperoni
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
extra spaghetti or pizza sauce for dipping

Punch down your dough.
 On a lightly floured surface, roll each loaf into a rectangle.

Place one rectangle on a greased baking sheet.
Spread the spaghetti sauce on to the dough. 
Sprinkle with oregano, garlic, pepperoni, bell pepper and cheese.
Fold long sides of dough up toward fillings, set aside.
Repeat with second loaf of dough.

Sprinkle both loaves with 
Parmesan cheese and more oregano.

Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes
 or until golden brown on top.

When I have time to spare, 
I prefer to make my own dough and sauce.

But, this way is still delicious!



I hope you all are having a great week!

Hugs & Blessings, 

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,





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