Tuesday, October 16, 2012

So here's the long and the short of it....

First I got sick.

And then a few of my kids got it.

Amidst all of the sickness we had: 

  • Soccer games 
  • A driving test (Cayla passed by the way!!!) 
  • A fundraising banquet 
  • We took care of grandma (She is 94 and I am her primary caretaker)
  • Hockey game 
  • Church Farm Day
  • Homeschool Co-op
  • I spoke at Moms of Grace 
  • Living, breathing, eating, and a little bit of sleeping 

And just when I caught my breath my mother-in-law fell and is in the hospital in need of surgery but is not well enough to have it. I did write a post at Beauty And The Beast Within you might enjoy reading about taking our health seriously.

So there you have it. The long and the short of why I must NEVER again say I will post everyday:)

See you again when I can. Giving myself some grace for now.

Have a blessed day!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Meditate On His Word!

One thing I have been doing is writing through different books of the Bible. I just start at the beginning of the book and write a few verses a day. I did this through Beth Moore's study of James and a few times with Good Morning Girls.

 I love meditating on those verses each day and writing them out.

So how do you like to meditate on His Word?   I would love to hear from you!

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

So true....

Saturday, October 6, 2012

I will write EVERY day in October and other falsehoods uncovered...

There is no cake in a rice cake.

Cellulite cream really can't get rid of your cellulite.

Mascara can't give you the eyelashes like the model who advertises it.

If it says it tastes the same with half the calories you can actually count on it to have half the taste.

Sticks and stones will break your bones but words WILL also hurt you.

Instant never tastes like homemade.

You can have your cake and eat it too but it might make you gain weight.

And finally I said I would write everyday in October and we all knew that life would happen and I would miss a day like yesterday. 

So there you have it.  Everything you ever thought was a lie you can now rest knowing that you were right.

Good night bloggy land!

Be blessed!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Think on this Thursday!

Faith, Family, and Fabulous things! 


Thought I would give you something to think about today!

I love Proverbs and have spent the last year going through them verse by verse with my kids and having them illustrate them! It has been a wonderful exercise and I love looking back at the pictures and how they interpret and apply the verses to their lives.

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The World's Best Apple Pie!

Day 3 of faith, family, and fabulous things.....

It's Fall and one of my favorite things do to do in the fall is to pick apples! It is a fabulously fun activity to do as a family.

Even though apples were one of my "7" food items I have not completely lost my love for them especially now that I can bake them in a warm, gooey, yummy pie!

I have tried many different recipes but this one is BY FAR my families favorite!

World's Best Apple Pie

  • Approx. 6 cups of sliced apples    
  • 1 T lemon juice                              
  • 1/2 cup sugar                                  
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar          
  • 2 T all-purpose flour                       
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon   
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • double pie crust
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 2tsp sugar & 1/8 tsp cinnamon combined                                                       
Combine apples, lemon juice, sugars, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Spoon into bottom pie crust; dot with butter.  Top with remaining crust.  Cut slits or something pretty in top crust.  Brush with egg yolk.  Sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar.  Cover edges of crust loosely with strips of foil to prevent burning.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes and then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 50 minutes.  Serve with a big scoop of ice cream and enjoy!

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have!

Have a blessed day!

*Disclaimer I am not becoming a food blog nor have a developed a love for the kitchen or cooking.  I just happen to love sweet, gooey, wonderful things!  Just thought I would throw that in there since this is my second day of posting a recipe:)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

31 Day Challenge

Faith, Family, and Fabulous things month!

Today I have a fabulous recipe to share! I wanted to have pics but that didn't happen....sorry. This is a new favorite dessert of our family! It is quick and it is easy and it is yummy!


1 pkg. yellow cake mix (plain, without pudding)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 lb. powdered sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine cake mix, 1 egg and melted butter. Press into an ungreased 9 x 13 inch pan. Mix remaining ingredients and spread over top. Bake for 50 minutes.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we have!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Bloggy Conference 2012, 7, and other great things!

Bloggy Conference 2012 was great!

So blessed to be able to go and to also spend time with Cayla.

7 on the other hand did not end so well this month. I can think of every excuse in the book but it would be a waste of time. The bottom line is the food thing was so much harder than I ever imagined it would be. The first week was terribly hard, the second week I came up with every reason I could to eat other things, and the third and fourth week I was lucky if I didn't eat 77 things each day let alone 7.

I am not sure what I learned about myself and I am still trying to figure that all out.  And now month 2 is here and it is the 7 articles of clothing month and although there are far less gray areas in this month(you wear what you chose and that's that) I think it might be tougher than the food was(if you haven't read the book, which I recommend you do, this month I choose only 7 pieces of clothing to wear all month long). I have had a terribly busy day so I plan on choosing my clothes this evening but know that the capris and black shirt I am wearing right now will be a part of it. With that all said I will  keep you up to date on all my excuses and failures and I pray some victories as I struggle to weed through this thing called excess.

With that all said I have been feeling inspired to do some new things with the blog.  Maybe it was the conference or maybe it just feels time for something fresh and new.  Soon it will have a new design and be moving away from blogspot.  No worries for you 3 people out there reading when you come here if I am gone you will be redirected I promise.

With the new design and move I wanted to do some creative things with the content this month and I stumbled upon The Nester's 31 days series and I decided to jump in.  So I will be writing here over the next 31 days about "Faith, Family, and Fabulous Things" and I will be blogging over at my other site Beauty and the Beast Within about 31 days to healthier you!

I hope you will join me!  And even though today didn't really encompass too much faith, family or any fabulous things you can bet I won't be posting again tonight so I guess I tomorrow I will need to share an extra fabulous thing:)

See ya tomorrow!  Be blessed!