Monday, October 31, 2011

The Homeschool Baby!

The Homeschool Baby is a new blog by Laura over at 10 Million Miles! She started this blog to educate and help other homeschooling mothers or women who hope to homeschool someday. You don't have to have children or homeschool to get something out of this blog, however. She will be accepting ideas and such from other bloggers and moms as well. So head on over to TheHomeschoolBaby.com and start by following Laura! I have the utmost faith that this will be an incredible blog chock full of all sorts of advice!

Hurry over by midnight tonight to enter for a cookie giveaway!

Monday, October 24, 2011


Yummo! These treats are just about the easiest and best thing next to s'mores...No joke.


1/2 cup peanut butter
1 bag of butterscotch chips
1 can of La Choy noodles

Melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips in a double boiler.

Add the can of La Choy noodles. Mix until the noodles are covered. Scoop them out onto a non-stick surface that can go into your refridgerator (wax paper on a cookie sheet works best). Let the sit in the fridge until they harden. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

L.O.V.E. Wall Hanging

This has been my project over the past few days! It has taken me forever, but I finished!

I started out by selecting 4 shoe boxes. Different sizes make for a more interesting collage.

Then I picked out four different pieces of fabric and cut them roughly to cover the front and sides of my shoe box lids.

I then took my hot glue gun and glued down the fabric only on the inside. If you glue the front, the line of glue will show and not look as nice.

I did this to all four of my lids and Wha- laa!

I went and visited my grandma and asked for some buttons and beads and such. I arranged them on the lids and hot glued them down.

And there it is folks! Have fun!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ah...The Best Cookies EVER

Just look at them. Large stacks of those sweet cookies. With morsels of decadent chocolate. Yum.

My mom has been making these cookies for what seems like forever. The batter honestly tastes better than the cookies themselves (but hey, doesn't it always?). But, these cookies are IRRESISTABLE! Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 brown sugar, packed
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 oz) of semi-sweet chocolate chips ( we interchange that with butterscotch, peanut butter, or white chocolate and crasins depending on our mood:))

Heat oven to 375. Mix butter, sugars and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt (dough will be stiff) Stir in choclate chips by hand. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfulls about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 8 to 10 minutes (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheets.

This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies. They freeze well and are great anytime of the year, as any chocolate cookie should be. 

This recipe is an oldie but a goody. I wonder if you can see the various stains on this original recipe?

Yeah, it's all ripped, but hey!, that only makes it easier to find in the recipe box!

This is an extremely kid friendly recipe! Have fun and enjoy!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Calm After a Storm

Today I was a horrible babysitter. Absolutely horrible. Thank God for His grace. I lost Sam-bo. Precious, giggly, rotten, sweet-faced, Sam-bo. The thoughts that went through my mind are indescribable. Visions of him with a stranger or off in the woods by himself consumed my every waking thought. And then we found him. :) Praise the Lord!

 What a sweet little guy! He is the second youngest of six in a family that is near and dear to me in heart and presence. His big sister, Bailie, is such a sweetheart and protector over this little guy. As she and I were sprinting through the woods to find dear Sam, I could only imagine what was going through her mind, based on the thoughts that were going through mine. Poor girl :(

Jennie's (Sam's momma) dearest friends, Koralee and Josh, and their five children also participated in this search. Thank you so much!

Now as I sit here with his baby sister, Maddie, (who's currently munching on a banana) I thank the Lord for sending Sam-bo back to us. He is now quietly sleeping in his room. I am feeling His presence and Him giving me this calm after a storm.

Friday, October 7, 2011

God's Timing

A time for everything. In God's timing. Patience:).

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Christ is the Cure...

Life is a maybe.
Death is for sure.
Sin is the cause.
Christ is the cure.

Excuse my poor grammar. But ain't that the truth?

I found this saying written on a t-shirt at the Bread Of Life bookstore. Took a picture and commited it to memory. I find that this is a good slap in the face quote. Do you ever find those? I do. A lot.

Life is a maybe.

Think about it. Did the people that died on 9/11 wake up that day and say, "Oh I bet we will be attacked by terrorists today." OF COURSE NOT! But the reality is that life is a maybe. Everyday we wake up with the chance of dying. We have to decide where we want to spend eternity. I surely don't want to spend it in Hell, and I don't think any person in their right mind does.

Just think of this past summer, Ohioans, July 21-24. This week was hot. I mean unbearable, seek out air-conditioning, I'm-a-lady-but-I'm-sweating-profusely HOT! So, imagine that, but 100x hotter. There's Hell for ya. Not to mention the monsters and stuff, but hey, we have a choice. I want to go to Heaven. God wants me to go to Heaven.

Christianity is not a religion. It is a RELATIONSHIP, with the one and only living God.

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.'"
-John 14:6

And that's all there is to it. So get that relationship with God. Read your bible, go to church and worship Him, build that relatonship. In the end, I'm 100% positive it will be worth it.

Death is for sure.

FOR SURE. I heard a statistic the other day that said 1/1 people die in their lifetime. It seemed silly at first because we don't really think that way. We don't think about dying tomorrow because we are the kind of society that lives for today. And I guess that is okay if you KNOW you are going to Heaven, but not so much if you don't know for sure.

Guys we can't live for today. We have to accept that we don't know what's going to come tomorrow. We have to be prepared. Death is for sure.

"Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he DIED."
-Genesis 5:27

See, even though Methuselah lived for 969 years (! wowza!) HE DIED! Everyone dies, so figure out if you want to spend eternity in Hell or Heaven. I'm a blunt person, sorry.

Sin is the cause.

Isn't it so easy to just say whatever to life with Jesus and let sin overtake us? I struggle with this as do most of you probably. But, God forgives. Thank God God forgives. Can I get an Amen! *insert everyone reading my blog shouting, "Amen!". Haha. Sorry. Sin has the power to overtake your life in an instant and change it forever.

So, here's my analogy for the day: Rolling stops, a.k.a. California Rolls. Yeah, you do it. You know you do. We all do at some point whether it's because we're in a hurry, or just hate stopping completely, or another rediculous excuse. Anywho, the point is that rolling stops become a habit. They are against the law. It seems like just a little teeny infraction, right? Well hey guess what? It will lead to you just running stop signs, taking lives, and getting tickets.

Sin works the same way. We do "little" sins (which God says sins are all the same, hence the quotes) and think it's okay. These little sins lead to bigger sins, a suckish relationship with God, and a bad lifestyle. Everytime we sin we get a little further away from God in our walk with Him. Eventually you end up in a different world, where abortion, premarital sex, and being drunk is "okay".

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
-Romans 3:23

I'm not going to say sin is okay. But we ALL sin even if you don't realize it. That's why God sent Jesus to die on the cross for us.

Christ is the cure.

 Hallelujah, Amen, Holy Goodness yay. Right??!!! There's a cure! YAY!!! *Cue all of the people reading my blog jumping up and down in praise! Invite Jesus into your heart to STAY! It's a relationship, you will be persecuted. But it's soooooo worth it! To spend eternity in HEaven is like a gianormous party (catching on to my bad grammar yet? :)). So get there or be square!

Life is a maybe. Too bad world, we've got us some Jesus.
Death is for sure. Too bad Satan, we have a choice!

Sin is the cause. We've got a Savior who loves us and died for our dirty, rotten sins!

CHRIST IS THE CURE! Enough said.