Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Colors Quiet Book

A cute project I had a lot of fun making.


I cannot take credit for this idea.
My daughter found it at 

I'm considering making a bunch of these to sell at craft fairs.  
What would you pay for this 12 page book?  It is made of felt, fabric and ribbon.  

There is so much variety that could be done here that every book would be totally unique.

Which page is your favorite?

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 :)
Here's the 411 from the 'Sisters':

About the Author: 
The Six Sisters—Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra—grew up in Utah, but a few of them have lived in other parts of the country since moving out of the house. Between them there are five nieces and three nephews, and all of the sisters love playing “aunt.” The sisters started the blog in February 2011 to keep in touch while they were apart, but it has since gained popularity, garnering more than 9 million viewers per month and more than 307,000 followers on Pinterest.
Book Description: 
Filled with delicious tried-and-true family favorites and oh-so-easy-to-make dishes, A Year with Six Sisters' Stuff features all-new recipes using basic ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Each menu is designed to make your dinner plans as easy as possible—and with such wide variety and a photograph accompanying every recipe in the book, you can easily mix and match menus to create a year's worth of dinner ideas.
In addition, the Sisters share some of their favorite family dinner traditions and crafts, as well as 52 dinner conversation starters, a list of pantry staples, and, food storage plan for beginners.

I tried the first entree in the book:  Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken. The sauce is very tasty, unfortunately, my slow cooker decided to be a 'fast cooker' and overcooked the chicken.  So even though the chicken itself tasted like sawdust the flavor of the sawdust chicken was good. :) So I'm anxious to try it again but this time while I am home so I can keep an eye on my 'fast cooker'.

Fifty-two meal plans for only $17.90...what a deal. 

Here's an even better deal...a chance to win one for yourself.  Six Sisters is giving away 10 of these books.  Enter below for your chance to win!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Shadow Mountain for my honest review.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

What's Your Worldview?

Have you ever been asked this question...."What's your worldview?"  and you weren't sure how to answer? Or you didn't even know what they were talking about, worldview?, what's that? you wondered.

Well, I have a book for you....

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Healthy Goodies with the help of NuNaturals

I am not a baker, not even close!  I don't understand the 'science' behind baking.  Science you ask?  Well, of course....when you bake with this you must have that so this will do what it is supposed to do.  I just don't know what this and that are :)

When I do bake, or have in the past, I always try to make it as healthy as possible.  Back in the day that meant no white, processed sugar. Today it means so much dairy, no gluten, no sugar.....ugh!  That is just too hard!  That must be why I don't bake very often anymore.  

NuNaturals contacted me to ask if I wanted to review some of their new items.  I guess they liked what I had to say about their stevia last year!  Oh you missed that?  Well, click here and you too can read about the yummy treats I made using NuNatural's stevia.

Thankfully, they not only sent a TON of products but recipes to try out these products.  

One of the items they sent is PreSweet Tagatose.  If you have no clue what PreSweet Tagatose is, you are not alone, I didn't either. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

The 'Son of God' Scroll from Biblical Reproductions

I was a bit excited when this package finally arrived at my house, because I didn't know what Biblical Reproductions was going to send to me.

Here's what was inside:

'Son of God' Scroll rolled out encased in plexiglass  


Sunday, March 2, 2014

2014 For One Another Challenge: An 8 year old's example

Here is an example of how one gesture of love shown to another can really touch lives.....

This is the kind of  news story I love to hear!

Let this 8 year old motivate us to show appreciation and love to those around us.  We never know the change we can make!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Passing the Mommy baton, picking up the Gramma torch

April 13, 1987....I became a mom.  And my life changed forever.  Seriously.  I never realized how that small child, that little being I was now responsible for, would change me.   My thoughts here on that topic.......

Then child # 2 arrived on June 12, her story here

Ok, so our family has 2 girls...of course we can't stop there....Gotta try for that boy.  Read about the day I heard, "it's a boy" on June 23, 1991.

Life took on a whole new dimension with that 3rd child. Talk about 'let's just stay home cuz it's so much easier". 

If you do the math you will see that I now had a 4 year old, a 2 year old and newborn at home. 
Can you say, 
"will I ever again have time for myself?"   

Moms, if you are at this stage and thinking this, let me assure you, you will have time for yourself again, I promise!  And when you do, you will wish for the time when you didn't...crazy isn't it?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Delving into Biblical Reproductions

Have you ever gone to a website and were so overwhelmed that you just clicked away?  There was just sooooo much going on that you didn't know where to begin?

Thankfully, that's not the case at Biblical Reproductions.  I find their website easy to navigate with just the right about of information.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Biblical Reproductions? What's that?

As a part of the CWA Review Crew my blog was picked to review an item from Biblical Reproductions.  

After my initial excitement of actually being chosen, (I was that kid who was one of the last ones standing)         
I was like..."say what?"  I don't even know what this is!

So I clicked on over the Biblical Reproductions to check it out. (which I hope you just did too!)

Here's the first thing I read:

We are the only company authorized and licensed to sell replicas and photographic reproductions for the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in the Western Hemisphere.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

2014 For One Another Challenge: SMILE

Today's challenge is quite simple.....


As you are going about your day simply smile at everyone you encounter.  

Sometimes that is all it takes to brighten someone's day.

Plus, people may just wonder what you've been up to :)