Sunday, February 21, 2010

Music Monday

I love singing this song!!
Have a wonderful week!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Yummy Granola Recipe

One of the awesome ladies I work with makes the best granola. She was kind enough to make it for us for Christmas and shared the recipe. I made it and it was so easy . I love me some granola with my yogurt.
2/3 cup cranberry juice(you can use OJ)
1/2 C Brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 Tbs oil
1-2 tsp vanilla
Combine juice,sugar, and honey and heat till dissolved. Remove form heat and add oil and vanilla. Stir well.
4 cups oats
1 Tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cuped slice almonds ( I like whole too )
1 1/2 cups dried fruit ( I use the welches mixed berry)
Combine (except fruit) and pour juice mixture over oats and mix well. Spread over a jelly roll pan that has been coated with Pam spray. Bake at 300 for 15 minutes, stir , bake 15 more minutes, stir and check for doneness, you may have to bake another 10 mins until golden brown. Do not let burn. Cool on rack. Add fruit. Store in an airtight container for two weeks!!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Snow Days

We've had snow days , delays,being stuck in the drive (it was bad), drifting and more . We are so ready for spring or even some sunshine would be nice. But we did have some fun sledding. The boys brought a friend and they had a blast! Thought I would share some new pictures . I know there is snow most everywhere and in places it's not suppose to snow!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Little Black Dress

Emme had a Little Black dress party and here are a few pictures of some goodies I helped her with. I made truffles and placed them in these little favor boxes. The favor boxes were found at the dollar tree and I stamped on them. So easy and affordable. I had bought the candelabra at a garage sale for $3. I finally got it painted for her and added the crystals. I had all of this stuff in the basement. We did find the dress @ goodwill for $2. I used a vintage earring to clip the welcome message. This was for the door. She did everything in black and white and it was so cute. All the girls were to wear their favorite little black dress and the guys were to wear black.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentines Day Ideas

Being snowed in for two days has made me very productive. Our dollar tree had some cute boxes and this cute little trash can. I had picked these up awhile back and was hoping to have some time to get some goodies made to fill them. I love taking the sweetheart boxes and decorating them with scrapbook paper. I saw these rice krispy treats on several sites and gave them a try. So fun and so cute. Got some love decorations out and some love notes put up throughout the house. I refer to Valentines day as Love day.
John 13:34 Love on another

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


This sweet girl is heavy on my heart today. Ashley had to have emergency surgery yesterday. Actually twice. She spiked a terrible fever over the weekend and they took her to the ER. She has a staph infection at your port iv site. Last night they went 3 inches deep to try and remove as much as they could. She is in recovery and will be in the hospital for awhile and then home for a long healing process. They do have to stop chemo for now. I know I ask a lot but please pray for this sweet young woman. She had just lost her hair and was having a terrible time emotionally. I know from several people attitude is a key part to beating cancer. I couldn't sleep last night just thinking about her and all the emotions she must be feeling. When I saw her a few weeks ago we talked a lot about how she was more than her hair and so what if she is gaining weight. She is so much more than all of that. I thought about beauty, true beauty. Not store bought, accessorized, commercialized beauty. I pray that Ashley knows how beautiful God has made her to be. Please pray for her sweet spirit not be be broken .

Thank you all so much and I promise to have something fun to share this week!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Blue Friday

It's BLUE FRIDAY here in Indy. GO COLTS!!! The boys got to dress up for school and believe it or not some schools are closing on Monday or have a 2 hr delay because of the game. Our school system is not one of those schools and I am glad. Love a good football game but it is just a game. Are you having a Superbowl Party? What snacks are you fixing? My people love some wings and chicken buffalo dip. If you haven't tried that dip it is so easy and so yummy. I can share the recipe.
We are suppose to get some serious snow... 4-8 inches. The boys are excited because that means sledding!! I'm praying it waits till after I get home from work.

Whatever you're doing this weekend I hope it involves some fun!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Little Things

Thank you all for the awesome prayers. Yesterday was the funeral and there where nuggets from God everywhere. Through an experience like this we are given the opportunity to get a new perspective on things. For that I am thankful. One example of this came last night from my friend Cindy. She stood and told me that she longed to have Cory's smelly dirty clothes. Just have them laying on the floor in his room. I get that. I have two smelly teenage boys. This morning when they got ready I could smell the Axe being sprayed , the contact solution is still on the counter and their beds are a mess. These are signs of life and I am very thankful. Tonight when they come home from weight training and they are all smelly and want to give their mom one of those smelly hugs because they think it's so funny, I will gladly accept. So I thank my dear friend Cindy for reminding me to appreciate the little things, including smelly socks!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Music Monday

I have always liked this song and after spending the day at the funeral home yesterday I thought it was more than appropriate. Please continue to pray for my friend and pray for all the young people that have been impacted by Cory's death.