Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Hi girls!  I am soooooo sorry I haven't posted yet!  :<  I am REALLY on over load this week!  We are going to S.M.I.T.E camp, (which I encourage all of you to check out if you have never heard of it! http://smitecamp.org/ ) next week and I am teaching a little and I have a lot to study for that and other stuff just keeps piling on top of that so I will probably not have time to post til I get back from camp!!!
I hope you all will check back in a week, cause after camp I will be back to posting daily!  have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sorry Girls

Hi girls!  I'm sorry, things are just REALLY piling up here.  We purchased a dairy cow and calf this week, a little unexpectedly, and we need to get fencing among other things ready for that.  I have a Bible club I need to get ready for on Thurs.  We have a wedding to go to on Fri. and I have a rehersal that night and the wedding next day.  Sooooo, I think I am going to take this week off if that's ok?
I will hopefully post on Sun.  Thanks for being so understanding!
Hey, while I'm off it would be a great time to send in some Scrabble ideas!  ;D


P.S. I will be posting the chaged dates for the Scrabble Week.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Scripture Sunday

"Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest."
Luke 10:2

Friday, May 13, 2011

Scrabble Week!

This Mon. starts Scrabble Week!  I haven't received any ideas yet so be sure to send yours in this weekend!  It can be a craft, picture idea, decorating idea, etc...
(I have a wedding this next weekend and a REALLY full week as well so if I don't post everyday next week that's why.  Or if I don't get enough ideas sent in I'll post pone it to a different date.)
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Recipe Thursday

New page above! A page of Giveaways going on! Check it out!


Here is a quick delicious meal to make when you're out of ideas! IT's sure to be a family pleaser! :D


Mashed Potatoes & Beef Gravy

1 lb. Ground Beef

1/2 Onion, chopped

Seasoning Salt

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 1/2 c. Water

Dash of Pepper

Mashed Potatoes

Brown your ground beef with onions in a skillet and season to taste.

Add soup, water, and pepper.

Heat til heated through.

Serve over mashed potatoes!

That's it!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hairdo Wednesday

I think this is SO cool and so CUTE!!!!  Wish my hair was long enough to try it!  :(

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kids On Tuesday

A great activity to do with kids when it gets this nice out is a Nature Scavenger Hunt!
Write a list of 10-12 things they can potentially find in the yard, at the park, in the woods, etc...

Green Leaf
Purple Flower
A Blade of Grass
A Seed

And then just let them go out and have fun!
If you wanted you could even go out before hand and hide a little toy or something and put that on the list!  Like a lego man!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Crafty Monday & Winners of Photo Contest!

And the Photo Contest is officially over!  Great job everyone!  Thanks to all of you who participated!

2nd place goes to.......
Kayla of IL

And the winner is.......
Janae of IL

Congratulations girls!
Kayla, take a look at the rings in above tab and pick one out, and e-mail me your ring size!
Janae, you have the choice of a jean bag or 2 rings!
Shoot me an e-mail and I'll get them to ya as soon as possible!


Ya'll have got to take a look at this blog!  I am always on the look out for cute new ways to store my craft stuff and this blog has soooo many adorable ideas!  Check it out!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Misc. Saturday

Here is a REALLY fun recipe!
(Sorry!  She sent yummy looking pics. in with but for some reason they won't load up!)

   Make choc chip cookie dough (we used a pouch since we had one & didn't have much time).  The pouch said it would make 3 doz cookies & this only made 6 so it uses alot more dough.
Place a scoop of dough on top of Oreo cookie & a scoop on the bottom. 
With your hands form it all the way around the cookie. 
These are BIG! 
Bake at 325...I do not remember exactly how long they took, but it was quite a bit longer than normal.  Around 13 min. maybe.  I actually turned off the oven & just let them sit in there while it was still warm for a bit.  The bottoms were set & the tops were a bit soft still MMMmmmm!  The place where I saw this online they made their own dough & used Double Stuff Oreos.  We had some candy cane ones left from Christmas & we thought they were really good with the mint flavor.
-Janae H. IL-

Game Friday

Here is another fun game we did at a wedding shower but it would be fun for a kitchen type party too!

What You'll Need...

An apron
About 10 different small kitchen items
Safety pins


Ok, take the apron and kitchen stuff and pin them all over the apron.
When you are ready to play, pass out a piece of paper and pencil to each person.
Pick a person to model the apron.  If you are doing this for a wedding shower have the bride be the model.
Give everyone a min. to observe the apron and the contents on it.
Then have the model leave and have everyone write down as many things as they can remember!
The person that remembers the most wins!
If this is a wedding shower let the bride keep the apron and the kitchen stuff and have a prize for the winner!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Recipe Thursday

Here is a recipe for Alfredo Sauce sent in for the 'Do You Have' page! I haven't had a chance to try it yet but I can't wait! Thanks for sending it in Ashlyn!
Btw, if you haven't checked out the things in the 'Do You Have' page or you have something to send in let me know! 

Alfredo Sauce

I saw that and here is the best recipe ever for Alfredo sauce- it is awesome! (in fact, when you go to Italian restaurants an order fettuccine Alfredo after tasting this- you will be disappointed!;) (For our family I have to quadruple this)
1. Melt 2 TBS Butter in a saucepan.
2. Add 1/2 C heavy whipping cream.
3. Bring to a low boil. Keep an eye in it as it has a tendency to boil over! But it is really important to bring it to a low boil! Worst step to mess up! If it is not at a low boil, when you add the cheese it will sink to the bottom and become a burnt mess!
4. Add 1/2 C Parmesan cheese, stirring constantly with a whisk. (if it's at boil it will melt almost instantly)!
5. Let sit 3-5 minutes, to let it thicken. Serve! You can season w/ salt and pepper if desired!;)

I know I overemphasized the boil part! It's just that I've messed it up several times when I have been in a hurry and I didn't let it boil, and it was a complete failure! Its disgusting with all the cheese stuck to the bottom with the cream up top!
-Ashlyn Y. IL-

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hairdo Wensday

Here is a cute way to curl your hair using a falt iron!

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Flowers Photos!!!

Alright the Photos are posted and the polls are open!!!
The Photos are in the above tab, 'May Flowers Photos'.  Click on it, read the rules, pick your favorite, and vote on the side poll!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Photo Contest Tomorrow!

Hey girls!  I am SO excited at all the AWSOME pics. sent in for the Photo Contest!  They are GREAT!
But... I am going to post them on Tues. if that's ok.  We just got back from St. Louis this morning and you all know how it is when you get back form a trip.  Messy house, laundry, putting stuff away, etc... 
So, due to circumstances beyond my control...  I'm going to take the day tomorrow to post and get everything together.  :) 
Hope that's ok?!

P.S  Oh!  If there is any of you that didn't get to send a pic. in and still want to you have til 10:00 p.m on Mon. to send them in!  After that 'the polls are closed'.  ;D