Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rainbow Mobiles

What you'll need:

  • 1 paper plate
  • Paper streamers or wide ribbon in rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple)
    Craft paint in rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple)
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Piece of ribbon for hanging
  • Shamrock garland OR cut your own shamrocks from green construction paper

How to make it:

  1. Cut the paper plate in half.
  2. Cut a 40-inch length of streamer in each color.
  3. Cut each length up the middle to create two long strips of each color.
  4. Reserve one set of rainbow color strips for another project or for a second Rainbow Mobile.
  5. Use one strip of each color. Glue the red streamer strip around the top curve of the paper plate. Make sure to center the streamer so you have equal lengths hanging off each side.
  6. Repeat with each color, moving your way down from red to orange, then yellow, green, blue and lastly purple.
  7. Add one more thin purple strip to the back of the plate to fill the gap in the center.
  8. Tie a piece of ribbon into a knot, then glue to the back of the plate to use as a hanger.


  • Foam plates work well for this project. They have smooth edges and paint sticks right to them.
  • Make a 3-D rainbow by painting two paper plate halves. Glue them together and hang your shamrocks from the bottom.
  • Have something fun for the kids to do during drying time so they don't jump the gun and grab their projects too soon.

Freedom From Sin

God did His part in freeing you from sin;
you have to do your part in giving it up.
When you accept Jesus as your Savior, you are set free from the penalty of sin. You are also freed from the control of sin. But that does not mean that you are free from the choice of sin.
As long as you live in a world where sin and Satan are present, you will daily face opportunities to choose thoughts, language, and conduct that displease God. Before you belonged to God, you were entrapped by your sin nature. But with your salvation, you were not only freed from sin's eternal death penalty, but you were also freed from the snare of sin. You are really free to choose godly living in every situation.
What kind of choices will you be making today?
Thank God? Once you were slaves of sin...
But now you are free from the power of sin
and have become slaves of God.
Now you do those things that lead to holiness
and result in eternal life.
ROMANS  6:17,22

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Green spagetti

.Lets have fun I will be posting St. Patricks Day.. things daily..

Green Spaghetti
Print this recipe!
Handful of pine nuts
3 cups spinach leaves
2 cups basil leaves
1 cup cubed queso fresco (6 ounces)
1/4 cups evaporated milk, plus 2 tablespoons
2 garlic cloves
4 tablespoons canola oil
1. Add the pine nuts to a small skillet set over medium-heat. Toast them for 2 minutes and until lightly golden brown on each side.
2. To a blender, add the toasted pine nuts, spinach, basil, queso fresco, garlic and evaporated milk. Blend for 30 seconds and until mostly smooth. In a steady stream, with the blender on, add the canola oil until thoroughly combined. Queso fresco tends to be quite salty. Salt to taste now after everything is blended. I ended up adding about 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.
3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in well salted water. In a medium-skillet, heat up the pesto; transfer the cooked pasta to the pesto and toss.
Serves 4

Stay At It Every Day

Discipline begins with small things done daily.
Knowing God doesn't happen overnight, it takes a lifetime. And it starts with one small task (such as reading the Bible for fifteen minutes each day) repeated over and over again. Remember that the heart of discipline is repetition, not completion. Don't get discouraged if you don't "get ahead"as soon as you would like. On the other hand, don't just discipline yourself for the sake of discipline. Have a goal in mind-such as knowing God better-so that your daily routine of discipline takes on meaning.
Without wavering,
let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have,
for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Good morning up and poor Pumpkin

Our poor little Pumpkin went to the vets again yesterday too see the Dr. Over the weekend where they took the staples out it started to get red and raw and looked infected..Dr.think's she might of  had a reaction from the staples? They aren't sure??? then she was suppose to go the vets on Wed to check for a hernia  she had so much swollen after her operation.. So Dr. checked yesterday with ultersound and its all look's good praise God.. So the Dr. gave us some meds to help clear infection up. This picture was taking last night..Didn't mean to get a belly shot thought her dress came down longer than it did..
On my dad he is doing really well walking with a cane now thank you for all the prayers.. He is also driving so he is getting around pretty well..
Well the snow is melting and its been really nice here.. I think I can smell spring in the air.. We will be getting started to build on new shop for the farm for selling soon.. I'm thinking about holding classes for Adult and children once a week.. Looking for ideas if anyone has any would like to have your in put..Well its school vacation week and grandkids are off.. We are going to take our Miss Haley out to lunch today .. she is a senior and will be 18 next month how time flys.. Then the other two boys we will take out for ice cream and our Miss Caden is in daycare poor peanut will miss out.. We will make it up to her ..
I'm trying to keep up on my blog as well as I can.. I have so much to share and have been busy.. I'm making a rag rug now.. A few days ago I made bread and want to show you how I ground my berries to make flour..
Well have to get going and take some time with our Miss Pumpkin hope all my friends and family are well.. God Bless...

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Never mistake activity for achievement.
There is a principle of economics that goes something like this:If you lose money on every sale,you can't make up for it in quantity. In other words, if your product is bad,it is not going to get better just because you make more of it.
Some people need to apply this principle to the activities of their lives. They mistakenly think that increasing their commitments is admirable because "more is better."But sometimes more is worse, and this is particularly true of activities in our daily schedule.
Before you get busier that you already are, evaluate what you are doing. Maybe you should evaluate that you are doing. Maybe you should delete some commitments from your schedule so that you can do a better job with fewer activities.
Whatever you do , do well.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spring Bonnets.. Craft

I learned how to do this several years ago. I’ve made pilgrim hats, leprechaun hats (will post those soon too), and these springtime hats. These springtime hats are the perfect craft for spring, Easter, and Mother’s Day. They are really fun to make and the kids love watching them bake. It’s like having Shrinky Dinks in the oven!
Most common question: Does it smell?
Not really. Maybe a slight scent to the sensitive nose, but I could never smell anything. :)
Styrofoam Cup Spring Hats 
You will need
Styrofoam cups
acrylic paint in pastel colors
small silk flowers
small beads
pastel or sheer ribbons
hot glue gun
magnets (optional)
What you do
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
Note: The temperature and instructions in this craft are based off of a dark coated cookie sheet at 250 degrees F in an electric oven. You may want to experiment with different temps until you receive satisfactory results. I recommend baking one or two cups at the recommended temperature and time first. If they seem to melt too quickly or the ends curl up and under, try reducing the temperature and trying again.
Place Styrofoam cups upside down (open end of cup down) on a dark coated cookie sheet, placing them about 1-2″ apart. Note: we experimented with both dark coated and silver cookie sheets, the cups did not melt properly on the silver sheets.
Bake in the oven for approximately 3 minutes, don’t walk away! It will take about one minute before you see any changes to the cups, then the heat will begin to melt and shrink them rather rapidly after that. It’s lots of fun for the kids to watch, so be sure to turn the oven light on.
Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and set aside to cool completely. DO NOT try to remove the cups from the cookie sheet until they are completely cooled. As they cool, the Styrofoam that is stuck to the sheet will relax and release its grip from the sheet, allowing you to remove them easily. Most cups will melt rather well, thought you may end up with one or two that look rather distorted or disfigured.
Paint the “hats” with pastel colors, one coat is usually enough, and allow them to dry completely. Once they are dry you can embellish them with small silk flowers, pretty beads, and ribbons using a hot glue gun.
If you like, you can hot glue a small round magnet to the bottom of the hat at the brim and hang on the refrigerator.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Character Counts

Others determine your reputation.
You determine your character.
One of the great debates of the last few years has centered on character. Some people believe that it's possible for a person to possess two are very different. What you do in private, doesn't affect your public performance.
There's only one problem with this thinking. Once you divide your personality and your actions into two or more categories or compartments, you deviate from the very definition of character. At its root, character is defined by integrity and at the heart of integrity is the idea of wholeness.
One of the best ways to keep your life whole is to pay attention to the small stuff. Do what is takes every day to develop your character and preserve your integrity. Most of all, don't live your life to please others. Live your life to please God.
May integrity and honesty protect me,
for I put my hope in you.
PSALM  25:21

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Reality Of Eternity

God didn't create eternity for you;He created you for eternity.
Did you know that you were made for eternity? That's why you can't help thinking about it. God literally created you so you could live forever. There's only one problem. Sin got in the way. In effect, sin voided God's eternal warranty on your life (Rom. 6:23). Unless you deal with the sin problem (and it's a big problem),you'll never live to see forever (at least not forever with God).
Ah, but there's a way to deal with the sin problem. When you accept "the free gift of God. Eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord"(Rom 6:23),God automatically restores your eternal warranty and puts you back on track for forever. All of this is because of Jesus, "the living one who died," so that death could be defeated on your behalf-forever!
Don't be afraid! I am the First and the Last.
I am the living one who died,
Look,I am alive forever and ever!
And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

Happy Valentines Day with Pictures

Good morning to my family friends..Would like to say Happy Valentines Day Sunny hope everyone has a good day... 

I'm holding Pumpkin she is all dressed up for Valentines..She had her staples out today and she has to stay calm for another week.. Vet says she has alot of swelling and might have hernia.. So please say a prayer for this little one..
Here is our table all dressed up. I like to dress the table up ... Never know what it will be dressed like..

Ray is holding Pumpkin.. He didn't know I was going to snap this picture.. Pum[kin is chewing on a pigs ear.. She really likes them.. Have a great day.. God Bless

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Good Morning..

Good morning  family and friends.. Very sunny here with high winds and cold.. Still under the weather with a cold and sore throat.. I will be holding the bed down for the rest of the day...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Chocolate Fudge Make A Wonderful Gift For Valentines..

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, so it’s time to start thinking about chocolate! (Actually, I don’t need a holiday to think about chocolate!)

This blogpost is all about learning how to make fudge.

For the fudge you will need:
  • 1 pound of fine-quality milk chocolate
  • ½ stick of unsalted butter (OR 1/4 cup or 2 oz. or 56 g)
  • One 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla (optional)

You may have noticed something weird in that list, and be thinking, why do you use unsalted butter and then add salt to the recipe? The answer is that lots of recipes are written that way, because you have more control over the amount of salt in the recipe with that approach. If you want (or if you have to) you can substitute salted for unsalted butter in this recipe, but your fudge may end up with a noticeably saltier flavor.
There is a HUGE difference between sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. This recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk.
Evaporated Milk and Sweetened Condensed Milk
Evaporated milk has no added sugar and is slightly thicker and richer than regular milk. Sweetened condensed milk is very thick and very sweet. They are not interchangeable ingredients.

Let's startcooking!

Line the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper. (The original recipe I saw said to line only the bottom of the pan. However, if you cut off a slightly larger sheet of parchment paper and do at least two of the sides as well, it will make it much easier to get the fudge out of the pan after it has hardened.)
You can buy parchment paper right next to the tin foil and the plastic wrap at the grocery store. It’s specially made to be used for cooking.
For the next step, I’ll first give you a quick overview and then provide more detail.

The quick overview is that we’re going to place a metal bowl on top of a pan of barely simmering water, and gently heat all the ingredients, stirring occasionally, until smooth.

Now for just a bit more detail about this step!
You can buy pans that are designed to fit into one another, leaving space at the bottom for water. They are called “double-boilers” and can get pretty expensive. Fortunately, you don’t really need one for this recipe. A regular bowl over a normal pan works just fine. However, you have to make sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. The whole point of a *double boiler* is to melt/cook things very gently by having the steam from the water (not the water itself) heat the upper bowl!
Put a couple of inches of water in a sauce pan and bring it to a simmer. (No rapid bubbles, just gentle little bubbles!)

While the water is heating, break up the chocolate into small bits. You could cut it with a knife.

Or (and this is the fun version) just slam the wrapped chocolate bar against the counter. When you unwrap it, it should be broken up into bits.
Put the chocolate in a medium bowl. Add the butter, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and the salt to the bowl.

Set the bowl over the simmering water. Give the chocolate mixture an occasional stir. When everything is smooth, blended, and all melted, pour it into the prepared pan (the one with the parchment paper.)

Put it in the refrigerator. DO NOT COVER THE FUDGE! (If you cover it, too much condensation will form and ruin your beautiful fudge!) Let it chill for about 4 hours or until it is totally firm.

Run a butter knife around edges of pan and invert the fudge onto a cutting board.

I do hope you put the parchment up at least two sides of the pan! Otherwise, right about now you are saying: “She’s crazy, I’m never going to get this out of the pan”! If you can get your knife to the edge of the parchment paper, that should be enough to loosen it. If that doesn’t work, after you have run your knife around the edge of the pan, cut out a small corner. Taste it. (Yes, it’s delicious, and no, you can’t just eat it from the pan!) Now slip your knife under the parchment paper and the fudge should come out of the pan. (This is the hardest step of this entire recipe!)

Remove the parchment paper.

With a ruler, score the fudge with lines about one inch apart. This way you will get nice even pieces.

You can slice your fudge ahead of the time you plan to serve it, but store it in the refrigerator!


Storing and Serving Fudge:

My kitchen tends to get very warm so I always store fudge in the refrigerator. Store fudge in an airtight tin, with a piece of wax paper between each layer. It should keep on the counter (out of the sun) about 2 weeks, in the refrigerator about 2-3 weeks, and in the freezer about 2-3 months. To keep it really moist, you can store the entire "block" of fudge and only cut it when you are ready to serve it. It's best eaten at room temperature.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Make Valentine's Day Dog Treats for Animal Shelters

This Year...Make Valentine's Day Dog Treats for Animal Shelters

This Valentine's Day - Why not make some new best friends by baking these dog-friendly treats and dropping them off at a local shelter.
Here's what you do:
  • Gather your ingredients
2 cups cooked and cooled carrots
1 ripe banana, peeled, or another cup of cooked, cooled vegetables like peas or green beans
1 cup soy milk
1-1/2 cups peanut butter
2 tablespoons molasses
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups white flour, plus more for dusting
  • Preheat the oven to 325° F (160° C).
  • Blend the banana and veggies in a food processor. Add the soy milk, peanut butter, and molasses and blend again.
  • Sift together the whole wheat flour and baking powder, then add to the wet mixture and blend well.
  • Pour the batter into a large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of white flour and stir thoroughly. Knead in the second cup of white four, adding more flour if necessary to make a stiff dough. Divide the dough into four parts.
  • Roll out a piece of dough on a floured board to about 1/8 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or knife to make heart shapes (or any other Valentine's Day symbol). Place the biscuits onto an ungreased cookie sheet—it's okay to put them close together; they won't spread out.
  • Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes or until they are just starting to brown. Remove from the oven and turn over the biscuits with a spatula. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. Turn the biscuits again and bake for another 10 minutes. They should be as crisp as crackers.
  • Remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool completely.
  • Repeat with the other three parts of the dough, or freeze the remaining dough to bake later.
  • Store the cooled biscuits in a covered container in the refrigerator until you can deliver them.
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Signed By The Artist

Either God made you , or He didn't.
The human body is the most complex organism in the universe. It would take a computer the size of the Empire State Building to duplicate the potential processing power of your brain (notice we said "potential"). The way your bones and muscles, your heart and blood vessels,and your nervous system and organs function is a miracle even to the most skeptical scientists.
You can choose to believe that your amazing bod evolved from a slimy swamp creature, but isn't more logical to believe that an incredibly intelligent and powerful Creator designed your body and your mind? Not only did God make you, but He made you for a purpose. He made you so you could relate to Him while you're ;living here on earth. and He made you so you could enjoy Him forever.
Just as an artist signs his work, God has left His imprint in your life. And it's that imprint that gives your life meaning.
So God created people in his own image;
God patterned them after himself;
male and female he created them.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls

Good afternoon to my family and friends.. The house is really smelling good I made a batch of cinnamon rolls today.. Trying out a new recipe and I had to eat one it taste so good I had another can you say I have an order on Thursday for cinnamon rolls so I tried a new recipe out and it came out so good.. I made them in an oval glass 9x13 not by choice..I dropped my square on and it broke.. But its all good... Well now that I have taken a small break time to go clean up the kitchen... I will try to post the recipe this week.. Have a great day God Bless...


Faith is the antidote for fear.
Fear is an emotion ever one experience. People fear tangible things like being hurt,robbed,or cheated. They also fear intangible things like rejection, failure , and giving speeches. Even though fear can sometimes be useful, it can easily become your greatest enemy and hold your life in an awesome grip. Fear can keep you from doing the right thing at the right time.
Remember the story when a storm threatened to capsize the boat in which the disciples and Jesus were sailing? Jesus remained calm. he had faith that He could overcome the danger at hand, and he told the disciples and Jesus were sailing? Jesus remained calm. He had faith that He could over come the danger at hand, and he told the disciples that their fear came from a lack of faith.
If you want to overcome your fear, you must have faith that God can conquer them.
When he woke up,
he rebuked the wind and said to the water,
"Quiet down!" Suddenly the wind stopped,
and there was a great calm. And he asked them,
"Why are you so afraid? Do you still not have faith in Me?"
MARK 4:39-40

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Make Your Prayers A Priority

If your prayers don't mean anything to you,
they mean even less to God.
A lot of people pray, but few people pray effectively. When you negotiate with God as if you're making some kind of deal ("God , if you do this, then I'll do such and such"),you're not praying effectively. If you pray only when you're in trouble, you're not praying effectively (God's not a magic genie). Praying when you're exhausted and barely able to keep your eyes open (which means you fall asleep as soon as you close your eyes to pray) is not effective.
Effective prayer doesn't just happen:it takes effort, devotion,and discipline. Think of prayer like a muscle--the more you exercise it, the stronger it will get. On the other hand, if you neglect your prayer muscle for long periods of time and then suddenly activate it only in emergencies, don't be surprised if the results are less than you hope for.
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind
and a thankful heat.

Valentines Day Menu

Dinner for Two
Skip the crowded restaurant this year, and make your own cozy Valentine's Day dinner at home.

This menu makes clever use of readily available ingredients: Wonton wrappers stand in for homemade pasta, and a whole chicken is used not just for the main course but also for the pasta filling and a flavorful stock. The spinach is ready in minutes. For dessert, whip up individual Pavlovas, cloudlike meringues tinted raspberry pink and topped with berry curd and cream.

Stuffed-Noodle Soup
Radicchio and Mushroom Chicken Roulade
Simple Steamed Spinach
Raspberry-Cream Pavlovas 2

Family Always comes First

Today will be filled with lots of fun as well as tomorrow.. We are having our granddaughter Caden for a sleep over.. Ray is at Caden basketball game now he will bring her home we have plans to do some baking.. She got a cookbook at the school library and called me up all excited about it.. So I told her we would pick something out of it and cook.. I all so have lots of things for Valentine baking ...and we might make some cut out cookies of footballs and jersery top with Pat colors.. Big game tomorrow.. We can all so make valentines cards.. Have lots of ideas...

Nice bright day with the sun here.. got some wind and nip to the air.. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.. Take time to sit and talk with your HB ,Wife, or family memembers.. Family is everything with out family you have nothing...
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Our poor pumpkin (pic)

Our poor little pumpkin got spayed yesterday and she is feeling pretty sore today poor thing she all so got micro-chipped and they tatoo her inside leg as well... She is spoiled but today and last night she got extra spoiled... Here she is I just put her down.. She loves her babies.. She has two babies...

Valentines Day Cupcakes...

I'm having our granddaughter this weekend and we are going to make these.. If you decide to make these let me know would love to see them...

For a treat the kids can make, use cinnamon candies to give chocolate or vanilla cupcakes hugs and kisses.


If someone can't mind their own business,
it may be dew to a small mind
and no business of their own.
Gossip and laziness are closely related. Lazy people love to talk about others and stick their noses into other people's business. And if you run across someone who talks a lot about others (One of those"Can you keep a secret?"types),its, likely that person isn't very productive with his or her time.
Christians can get (and deserve) a bad reputation by being lazy gossips. Do you want to improve the perception of Christians and bring honor to God in the process? Then work hard, keep to your own business, and never get tired of doing good. this isn't just good advice. It is what God wants you to do.
Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives,
refusing to work and wasting time
meddling in other people's business.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,
we appeal to such people-
no,we command them:
Settle down and get to work.