Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This is a very easy gift for teachers. I found little tins in the dollar bin at Target and put foam in the bottom.
I put the sticks in the Oreo cookies and let them set for a few minutes. Then I started dipping them in the candy coating that I had melted. Be aware that I had several of the oreos break so try not to put too much coating on at a time. I laid them out on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and added sprinkles. Then into the fridge they went for 10 minutes until they were set up. I put them in plastic bags and tied ribbon around them. Honestly, I made 4 of these in under an hour.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I really think this is one of my husband's favorite things. We had these when we were first married at a bed and breakfast. I asked for the recipe and to my surprise they gave it to me. We sometimes eat these for breakfast, but my husband's favorite is to having them for dessert with ice cream on top.
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp. vanilla
4 firm ripe bananas peeled
1/2 cup four
1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
6 T butter, cut into pieces
- Combine orange juice and vanilla:reserve.
- Slice bananas lengthwise and place cut side up in a buttered baking dish( 9x13).
- Combine four, oatmeal, brown sugar, nutmeg and salt
- Add butter. Using a pastry blender or two knives, blend mixture until it resembles small peas.
- Drizzle bananas with orange juice
- Crumble mixture over fruit.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
My Grandfather is one of the most Godly men I have ever met. Last week he celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends. My Papaw has always been such a hard worker all of his life. He loves to garden and build anything with wood. Honestly I am so blessed to have so many pieces of furniture he has made in my house. I know that my papaw has always prayed for me and my family. I am blessed to have such a wonderful example in my life. These are things that I will always treasure. I wanted to share some pictures of the party. My moms cousin made all of the cakes. They each represent the things he loves in his life.
I was having a hard time making up my mind about center pieces so I just went to his shop and pulled out some things that remind me of him.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This is a craft I really just threw together this afternoon. Thank goodness for my cricuit machine. I had a scrap 2x4 and I cut paper to fit it. Then I modge podged the paper on. Next I cut my letters out on my machine and modge podged them on.After it dried I tied a bow around it and it was finished.The bad thing is I just realized the letters in are aren't straight. Oh well I will have to fix it.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Thanks to a friend of mine we do this every year with our children. I think it is a good reminder of why we celebrate Easter. Hope you enjoy doing this.
Materials: Potting tray or dish, potting soil, craft sticks or twigs, twine, purple ribbon, rocks or stones, Dixie cup, aluminum foil, artificial flowers.
1.Fill tray or dish with potting soil.
2.Arrange a hill of soil on one side of the tray.
3. Make a cross with craft sticks or twigs, fastening them together with twine. (You may also hot gue the sticks first.) Place cross on the top of the hill)
4. "plant" a garden section in the soil using artifical flowers.
5. Make a tomb out of the Dixie cup, covering it with aluminum foil. Place stones around the tomb.
6. Make a loop with the purple ribbon to represent Jesus.
Tell the Easter Story to your children as you show them the garden:
Jesus took his friends to the garden. **Place purple ribbon "Jesus" in the garden to represent Him praying for your child.** Jesus prayed in the garden wanted me to know He loves me. Jesus loves me so much, he wants me to live with HIM someday. To live with HIM, all my badness must be taken away. There are no "good all the time" people. I am not "good all the time". In the garden Jesus thought about taking away all my badness so I could live with HIM someday.
Jesus was put on the cross to take punishment for all the wrong things anybody had ever done or would do. **Place purple ribbon "Jesus" on the cross.** Jesus took the punishment for all my badness on the cross. Then my badness would go away forever. Jesus knew this would happen when He came to earth. Jesus' friends were sad. They would not be sad for long. God had planned a wonderful surprise for them.
After Jesus died, his body was put in a cave. A huge stone was rolled over the opening of the cave. Remember, God planned a wonderful surprise! **Place purple ribbon "Jesus" in the tomb and place a stone covering the opening.**
**Ahead of time remove the purple ribbon "Jesus" and roll the stone away so that your child is suprised." Early Sunday morning there was an earthquake. An angel came from heaven and rolled the stone away. One of Jesus' friends came that morning. She saw the stone had been rolled away. An angel was there and said. "Jesus is not here; He is ALIVE!" That was God's wonderful suprise. God made Jesus alive again. Jesus' friends were not sad anymore. They told their friends the good news of the surprise. Jesus is not dead. HE IS ALIVE!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Last week was so busy, I got behind on posting so I am going to do better this week. Thursday we were leaving for Nationals and of course I was packing up things to load the car. Of all days I pulled my cell phone cord out and hit myself in the eye. I new that I had an abrasion and called the eye Doctor I used to work for. Thank goodness I got right in, but the eye hurt all day and it did not make for fun traveling. We safely made it to Charlotte NC and met up with my parents at our hotel. Savannah was so excited she had a hard time sleeping which made for a long night. We started at 9:00 am on Friday and the competition went on through Saturday. The girls did great and won in their division. Here are a few pictures.....