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Friday, October 31, 2014

Crunchy Oriental Salad Recipe

I shared this picture on my FB page yesterday and had several people ask for the recipe


No better way to get traffic to my blog than to post the recipe here and the link on my FB page :)





Click on the above graphic to print.



I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Noah in Pictures....No not the movie!


Mark Ludy is a very talented artist as his new book clearly demonstrates.  

At first I was unsure if I liked this book, but the more I looked, the more details I saw and the more I wanted to see.  

Here is a sampling of the vivid colors, amazing details and awesome story-telling in pictures:






















I LOVE THIS!!

The fact that it is a wordless book could be the best part of it or maybe the worst.  

Best:  YOU tell the story with as much or little detail that you choose.  No more wondering if the author gets the account correct because you are the author!

Worst:  YOU tell the story....but you may not know the TRUE account.  You may have only seen the movie which isn't an accurate account of what the Bible teaches....which brings me back to the

BEST:  YOU can pick up your Bible, turn to Genesis 5-10 and read the Author's account of this historical event that has been told and retold throughout generations in every known culture.  After you've read what the creator says, you can go back to this picture book and retell to your eager listener accurately.  

Anything that lends itself to Bible reading is a plus in my book!

The only thing I didn't like in this book is the portrayal of the people.  Honestly, the faces creeped me out a bit :/

I tried to look this over with my 20 month old, book-lovin' granddaughter, but I think she is a bit young for it as her interest did not last long.  

My recommended ages would be 6 and above.  

You can purchase the book directly from Mark Ludy here.  

Or if you are an Amazon shopper, like I am, you can find it here.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Handlebar Publishing for my honest review.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Chocolate Yumminess

Who would think that you could have something cold, smooth and chocolately that tasted like a chocolate milk shake without the milk and ice cream?  


Not Me


But that is what I have here!



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cutest 'lil kitchen towel dress

I saw one of these at a friend's house a couple of weeks ago and LOVED it!  So I decided I'd whip one up for myself.



It's really easy to make.  Probably took me about an hour to put this one together.  

I kind of followed this tutorial.  When I say 'kind of' it's because I think she makes it a little more complicated than it really is.  

Thumbs up or thumbs down....what do you think?

  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's a SCAM....don't fall for it!


Yes, this is how you will feel IF you fall for that scam that came in the mail.

A few years ago my dad told me how he was going out to eat for free in exchange for a review of the service etc.  

There were words in his explanation that caught my attention.....


FREE

CRITIQUE

FUN

CASH

EASY

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Secret to Knowing God's Will


There are many, many people seeking God's Will.

There have been countless messages and books written with numerous ideas and strategies on finding God's Will for your life.  

What job is right for me?

Who should I marry?

Where should I go to school or should I even go to school?

Is this the right choice?

Should I buy a house or rent?

The questions are never ending....every day there is a new one...and every day we wonder

Am I doing the RIGHT thing?

I have found the answer for you and it is surprisingly simple.  
(don't we always make God more complicated than He really is?, I know I do)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Gluten Free/Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe - My Way



That's right...I've jumped on the gluten free band wagon.  

Haha...not really.  Just thought I'd see what all the fuss is about.   

Wondering if I can really feel better without gluten.  

I've already discovered that I feel much better without processed white sugar.  So I wondered if I could make a good tasting chocolate chip cookie without gluten AND white sugar.  

Skeptical?

So was I.  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Lies of Full-time Christian Ministry

Many years ago I attended a high school graduation at a Christian School.  A young lady from the church I attended was graduating. I overheard this comment about her as I was walking into the building........


"Isn't it great that she is going to go into full-time ministry?"


My first thought as a wife and stay-at-home-mom was...."What?  If she was going to marry and have kids she's not in 'full-time ministry'?"

Sadly, this person believes the lies.


A few months ago a new wife asked for prayer because she felt that she wasn't serving God because.....

 she wasn't in full-time ministry

Sadly, she believes the lies.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Dreaded Question Answered!

As moms our days are filled with pressure from everywhere....the phone, the laundry-dishes-dirty floors, diapers, spills, school, fixing boo-boos, paperwork, errands and on and on and on.......and then 4PM arrives and the daily, dreaded question is posed by someone, 


"What's for dinner, mom?"

 and I don't have an answer......again.

What if I told you there's a book that lays out 52 weeks of meals?    Recipes for an entree, side dish and dessert.  Fifty-two complete meals. I bet that would make your day.....

Well, get ready to have your day made! 


Six Sister's have come to the rescue with their new book: 

Purchase here for only $17.90
Gotta say I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!  
I would love it even more if it were spiral bound, but when someone does the meal planning for me I can get beyond the fact that the book doesn't stay open to the recipe I'm working on :)