Thursday, February 26, 2009
It is NOT too late for you to decide to join us! I've been told you can register at the door. In fact, you can come Saturday morning and register just for that day. (there is no discount, though!) Check out the link above and see if you can fit it in your schedule. I am thinking that no one will leave Saturday disappointed.
Don't forget to add this conference to your prayer list. Whether you are attending or not, I would hope you would consider joining me in praying for a blessed conference time. You could pray for the many people that have worked hard on putting this conference together. They have spent countless hours preparing and working on details and this is their weekend to see the fruits of their labor. Pray for the speakers and the worship leader.... so many obstacles can get thrown in the way at the last minute. (because the enemy is just a tad bothered that women would come together and praise God) Pray for the hotel staff that has to do their part in making the conference a success. Pray for all those women attending.... May they be healthy, may their children be healthy and for plans to get away all come together for them, may they have safe travel and may they be open to being encouraged and refreshed. May connections be made during this conference that would bless those involved. Most importantly, please pray that the whole conference brings Glory to God and that His presence is known to all those involved in the conference...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Walking in the Light of God’s Grace
Walking in the Light of God’s Wisdom
Walking in the Light of Joy
Walking in His Light Everyday
Who me? Bring little presents from the great outdoors inside? NEVER!!
On a frugal note, shop at home before you go buying. This piece of artwork (which I love) had been displaced after a bigger remodeling project. It works perfect in here! Our furniture is the Attic Heirlooms Collection from Broyhill and we purchased it from Black Lion. If you live anywhere on the east coast and you need to purchase furniture, check out the Black Lion! We searched the furniture stores around here and no one could beat their price. They delivered, set it up and we even got the extended warranty and they will come in your home to fix it! :)
A key to making your bedroom a sanctuary is clearing up clutter. This dresser top is getting a little cluttered...but the big frame there is not going to stay there. I am working on getting the photos in it and I plan to hang it on the wall. Looks like I need to go clean a mirror, too!!
Here is a little homemade touch from our daughter. She made this leaf imprint in art and painted it after it dried. I usually keep my lip gloss on it.
Here's one of the areas that is not quite finished. The wall on this side of the room and over our bed. I did get this beautiful candle holder for Christmas, so that is a start. It came from Bed, Bath and Beyond. Don't forget to save your coupons to Bed, Bath and Beyond. Did you know you can use the expired ones and that you can use as many coupons as items that you are purchasing!!
Question: Watching the Duggars, and other mega families I was astounded at how many loads of washing. Do all large families do 7 loads a day and more, as I was thinking it sounds a little OTT? So share all about your laundry. It’s on very rare occasion that it’s suitable to air dirty laundry. Ha!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
2- Xtra Laundry Detergents
3 Suave Body Washes
2 Herbal Essence Shampoos
1 Gillette Shampoo
1 Colgate Total Advance
My total oop (out of pocket) expense was $4.66. I used $8.00 in ECB's to get my total down to that, plus a $4 off $20 coupon that printed out for me and $8.00 in manufacturer coupons. To top it off they gave me $9.99 in ECB's for next time!!
There were a few items that I looked for, but they weren't in stock. Still, I was happy with the deal. I love walking out spending less then $5 and have more ECB then when I entered, along with two bags of merchandise. Makes me smile!! :)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The beauty of this dish is that you can use what vegetables work for your family. Why roast a pan of veggies that no one will eat? Here I have onion, whole cloves of garlic, halved tomatoes, yellow squash, mushrooms and broccoli. (If you happen to be vegetarian, skip the sausage and add extra veggies!!) I put the Italian Sausage on top, drizzled the pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a little sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Place your pan in the oven set at...
Well, here's where I have to admit one tiny mistake on my part. I didn't pay attention to how long it cooked. I checked on it after 20 minutes and then I turned the sausage over to get the underside browned. I just like them better that way. The veggies and sausage were done when they looked done. How's that for a direction?
Here it is in all it's deliciousness. Just look at those tomatoes. (go ahead, click on that photo...I'll wait....take a good look, wipe the drool, and now continue reading) They were so full of flavor. If you haven't tried roasted garlic yet....you need to not be afraid. It has such a mild flavor after roasting. After I pulled the pan out of the oven I took a little white wine that we happened to have on hand and poured some over the veggies while they were sizzling hot. Maybe about a half cup or so. You can do that...or skip it entirely. It was an impulse step on my part. ;)
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here is the regular recipe if you are making a pan of manicotti and not bothering with freezing any. This has always been a hit. Enjoy!!
Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti
1 carton (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella, divided
¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tsp. minced fresh parsley
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
2 jars (28 oz. each) spaghetti sauce (I actually make my own...but do what works for you)
1 ½ cups water
1 package (8 oz.) manicotti shells
In a large bowl, combine ricotta, spinach, 1 cup mozzarella, ¼ cup Parmesan, egg, parsley, onion powder, pepper and garlic powder. Combine the spaghetti sauce and water; spread 1 cup sauce in an ungreased 13 x 9 baking dish. Stuff uncooked manicotti with spinach mixture; arrange over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over manicotti. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until heated through.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Let's look a little closer to see why it frustrates me! hehe Yep, it's February 9th in my world, too.
So, tell me....am I "normal"? Do YOU have a few of these little undone things staring you in your face? Well...just get up and do it!! :) You will feel better.
Friday, February 6, 2009
How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance. Ps. 89:15
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Notice her necklace? It's where the old in the title comes in to play. The necklace that she chose for her outfit came from her Great Grandmother's collection. K never got a chance to meet her Great Grandmother, but I have no doubt they would have had a special bond.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
5 and a half feet.... which is close.
Work on her blog.
taking care of me
Thai Spring Rolls.... well, they are pretty good!