Friday, March 30, 2012
ship that sinks it. So it's not the Christian in the
world, but the world in the Christian that constitutes
the danger." -- J. Wilbur Chapman
"Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little
later in life." -- Herbert Henry Asquith
We could certainly slow the aging process down if it
had to work its way through Congress." -- Will Rogers
"It often happens that I lie half awake at night and
begin to think about a serious problem. I remind
myself that I must consult the Pope about it. Then I
wake up completely, and remember, I am the Pope!" --
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It
comes from indomitable will." -- Mahatma Gandhi
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I have seen this great idea on several blogs and decided to try it out for myself. I think I even saw the idea on mommysavers. Here is another example at one blog
Sorry, I forgot to take the before but you will get the idea. It really is so simple and fun. It makes a great elegant or whimsical cake stand depending on the look you are going for. If you don't have anything on hand to make this thrift stores are a great place to find the supplies you need. The glue can be found at most grocery and or hardware stores. I found mine at Family Dollar.
What you will need:
A candlestick holder, bowl or a type of vase to use as a base
Epoxy/cement glue that will work on glass
Put glue around the base of the item you are going to use for the stand part of your cake stand. I also put glue on the plate where I was going to place the stand part. Place the plate upside down so that the stand piece will dry onto the plate. Let it set 24 hours before use. You could use smaller sized plates and cups to make a cupcake holder and/or dessert tower. The possibilities are endless. These would make great gifts for dessert and party enthusiasts. You could even make them a cake or cookies on top and deliver it to the recipient.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I have been seeing a lot of cobalt blue with lemon yellow and I love the combination. I wore this outfit last Sunday (March 25, 2012). Everything is thrifted from Goodwill. My baby has some beautiful blue eyes to match :) His cute clothes are thrifted too. Except his Robeez were from Ebay for about $18 with shipping. I splurged on them since I was having trouble with shoes staying on his feet. These have worked for quite a few months.
Friday, March 23, 2012
scientists, the inventors--stood alone against the men
of their time." -- Ayn Rand, writer
"No written word, no spoken plea
Can teach our youths what they should be.
Not all the books on all the shelves,
It's what the teachers are themselves.
-- Author Unknown
"You are defeated only when you give up." -- Andrew
"Trials are the x-rays that allow us to see what's
going on in our hearts. People and situations do not
make us bitter. They simply show us what is already
within us." -- Jon Courson
"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you
used one to say 'thank you?'" -- William A Ward
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner
everywhere." -- Unknown
Monday, March 19, 2012
I found this recipe from allrecipes.com. This is great for any kind of yogurt. I had some yogurt I wanted to use in my fridge so this recipe worked great.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup plain yogurt ( I used stoneyfield vanilla yogurt)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 inch bundt pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg until smooth. combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder; stir into the batter alternately with the yogurt. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until the knife inserted into the crown comes out clean.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
This shirt reminds me of a watercolor sunset. I love it :) Also I wanted to add I just recently learned that this kind of color effect is called Ombre. My daughter wanted to get in a picture with me. The earrings are thrifted. The necklace was a gift made by my brother in law TJ. The wooden hair piece was thrifted. The top and cords were thrifted from Goodwill. The shoes are Target but again thrifted from Goodwill. I wore this outfit today to read Horton Hatches an Egg to my daughter's Kindergarten class.
Friday, March 9, 2012
"Courage is not limited to the battlefield. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like enduring pain when the room is empty or standing alone when you're misunderstood." – Charles Swindoll
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance, and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." – Sam Ewing
"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." – Will Rogers
"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere." – Frank A. Clark
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men, as a whole, experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." – Helen Keller
"Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression." – Haim Ginott
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I read this scripture today and thought it is exactly what I needed to hear. I need to wait and trust on the Lord for everything. He has never steered me wrong. He will give me new strength in these times of trouble. It is really hard to carry the burdens that we have in life but God doesn't expect us to do it alone. He will help carry the heavy load. He also will put others in our path to care for us.
Thank you for your word today, Lord. Thank you for letting me know you are still there and you care for me and will help me carry my heavy loads and heal my broken heart. Thank you for Jesus whom took on our suffering on the cross for our sins. In Jesus name, Amen.
Monday, March 5, 2012
* Work with teaching letters to my 4 year old
* Have a game night
* Get ready for spring break trip
* Call a few friends
* Finish this month's book for book club: South of The Superior.
* Continue working on cleaning out the basement and listing things on Ebay ect to sell.
These are my goals for this month. I will update on the completion of these along the way.
Friday, March 2, 2012
"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." – Dietrich Bonhoeffer from Germany in Hitler's Era
"To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage." – Confucius
"If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe." – Woody Allen
"Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction." – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny." – Albert Ellis
"I'm not in competition with anybody but myself. My goal is to beat my last performance." – Celine Dion
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
directions: Arrange pieces how you would like them on the frame and then using your glue gun to secure the pieces. It is as simple as that :) Viola a custom frame that reuses and reduces waste. My daughter loved it.
Courtesy of My Hebrew Name