Crafts · Fall · Uncategorized

Re-purposing Dollar Tree Finds

There are few You Tube channels that I watch or follow, but I love Do It On a Dime!  Katherine’s channel is fun, inspiring and also full of brief videos.  If you’re not following her, you need to check out her channel!

This week she posted a video about re-purposing a couple of Dollar Tree finds.  She inspired me to give it a whirl.  Here’s what I did with mine ~

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Dinner · Family life · Parenting

Making Dinnertime Family Time

It’s easy to get so caught up in the necessities of life that we forget to really live each day.  We may feed hungry people but forget to enjoy the process.  We don’t take the time to make mealtime Family Time where we look eye to eye, talk, listen and laugh.

Maybe you wonder how in the world you can do that with the schedules and time constraints of your family.  I’d like to offer a few suggestions, if I may!

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Dinner · grilling · Mexican Food · Motherhood

Olé For Homemade Tortillas!

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Taco Monday is a real thing for many people.  Many of us LOVE Mexican food and think we’re doing ourselves a great favor by picking up a box of taco shells or tortillas at the store.  Those aren’t bad, but if you want to have a tortilla that is soft and flavorful, you really need to try making the simple recipe that our Apples of Gold group made this Continue reading “Olé For Homemade Tortillas!”

baking · Frozen dessert · Refreshment

Ways to Refresh Your Daily Life

Weeks can be long and days so busy that we feel stressed and strained by Friday. Maybe you’ve come through a tough one with school beginning, or your job or home responsibilities.  My life stays on the go, too, so I try to find ways to have little moments of refreshment that help me stay charged and not overwhelmed each day.

The first way I do that is time in God’s Word and prayer each day.  Without it, I’m literally running on Empty! Right now I’m reading through the Bible in a year.  I also study our Sunday lesson -currently Mark.   Then I try to find little ways to have some bright spots in the week.  Sometimes those times are planned; sometimes they’re pleasant surprises!

Here are ways I refreshed myself last week that could also encourage you!  Let’s start with the surprise!

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School, Seasons and Sad Momma’s

With school starting back up, I thought this might be a helpful reminder to some moms who could be hurting with the changes that have come this year.

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I want to take just a minute to encourage moms today. From one who has been there, I realize that this time of year can be an emotional roller coaster for women who may feel they aren’t needed in their children’s lives quite like prior years. My only longing is to give a biblical perspective to guide a mom’s heart. So, here we go…

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Late August can only mean one thing for children – school is back in session. For some of their momma’s, there is relief of no more slamming screen doors, frantic baseball schedules and camp-bound teens. They greet the fall and its changes with a happy sigh and open arms.

But for some moms, this school session brings sadness because they’re not just staring at lunch boxes and back packs; they’re staring at the changes it has brought. Perhaps…

  • One child has left home to head to…

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baking · Bread · Chicken · mentoring ministry

A Lesson In Biscuit-Making

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These amazing biscuits were made by first-time biscuit makers! I just supervised!

Apples of Gold Week 2 took place this week! (In case you missed it, you can find out what this cooking ministry is and check out the first week here.)

Oh my goodness, we’re having such a great time together!  This group of women really want to learn and they have such sweet spirits!  For this round of AOG, I decided to focus on a different type of bread each week.  This week we rolled out BISCUITS!! Continue reading “A Lesson In Biscuit-Making”

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Friday Favorites

This has been a week full of little blessings.  God is always at work, but sadly I miss it too often.  Here are some of my favorite refreshments!

  1. My favorite photo:
    The sunset coming home from Prayer meeting was fabulous!
    “What will the sky look like when Christ returns?” my husband asked.
    “Like that!” I replied!”
    I’m looking for Him!  Are you?

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2. My favorite new trick:
This rose napkin fold!  Put a FORK (yes, a fork!) in the middle of a napkin that is spread out on the table.  Put the fold between the tines of the fork and then start to turn the fork slowly.  Voila!  A rose will appear!! I popped the center of the rose up a bit to mimic a real flower. I put it on the plate, but it would be pretty in a cup, too! Continue reading “Friday Favorites”