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{A Whole Lot of Baking, Cooking and Loaded Tea Making Going On}

  Happy Sunday Afternoon friends. Hope you've all had a great week. I've been doing some cooking, baking and tea making.  I've really been enjoying making and creating loaded teas, shakes, smoothies and coffee drinks. I have not been writing down my recipes but guess I need to start doing that so I can remember what all I done! LOL!  I try to stick with healthy and low calorie drinks and have so many different things that I want to try.   But, this is an easy way to get extra vitamins, or Collagen, or protein.  I drink lots of water and this helps to give me something to add a little extra taste.   Mercy, I'm having too much fun with these teas. Decided to do a little baking this weekend too for my family. Pumpkin muffins with brown sugar topping was on my list for sure. I had enough batter left for miniature pumpkin chocolate chip muffins so baked a batch of those. If that wasn't enough already, I baked up some peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. Needless t

TUESDAY TOOTS

How about a simple, festive, plastic and paper tablescape? I enjoy doing all the pretties for a tablescape but I do like the ease of simple too! Especially when we can eat off of it and toss it in the garbage!  Decided to do something festive and easy.  Decided to make my centerpiece first and then pull colors from that.   The lilies came from Walmart and the rest was from the Dollar tree including the fruit I used. Found the cute planter at Dollar General. Less that $10 bucks for it all.   Apple, Orange and Lemon went into the centerpiece.  Had this sweet little book that was given to me in 1998 when I participated in Secret Sisters at church. Brought back lots of memories and decided it would be perfect for my festive look. Then I needed to add a couple of candles to match. Found these at Walmart for $1 each. The colorful table runner was a piece of material I had. Ooh, love my little bowls. $1 each from the Dollar Tree.  Goes right along with my colors. T

FRIDAY FAVORITES

It is Friday again! Time to see a few favorites of mine this week.  I fell in love with this headboard bench!    www.micasarevista.com Love this party idea. Not only is it edible but cute! www.pinterestin.tumblr.com   This is such a cute idea for a gift. www.sweetserenitygourmet.com This is a great idea for a wedding. I've never liked that "which side would you like to sit mentality".   www.a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net What a cute idea for a makeover! The grands would love! www.rustaupp.blogg.se Do you need a gift idea for the friend that loves shoes? Got a pair of shoes you want to get rid of? Well now you know what to do with them! I have the perfect SHOE friend for this idea! www.1800flowers.com We gotta have a tablescape to drool over today! www.lavenderandash.blogspot.com.au Plastic Cups with cupcake liners! www.confetticouture.com Sheila has shared her magic again. Fashion plates you can DI

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD

Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that will pardon and cleanse within; Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that is greater than all our sin.  Oh I love that song...don't you? God has extended so much grace to me. Just by His very grace and faith was I saved. Grace is simply unmerited favor. Nothing we deserve by no means but simply because God loves us so much that He wants to instill His grace upon us.    Raygen and Conner I've found that Grace enables me to make it! No matter what my need is or my circumstance God's Grace is sufficient.     Raygen and Mallory There has been many times I must admit that I've thought His grace couldn't come soon enough!  Have you felt that way at times?  Kyleigh I heard Grace explained like this once. Grace is like a rescue unit. It is sitting there in its spot until 911 is dialed. Once the call comes in the rescue is on its way...lights flashing and sirens blaring. Rescue is on its way to mee

TUESDAY TOOTS

Well I must toot today about the grands! What better to toot about.   Meet my oldest granddaughter Raygen.   She turned 8 recently. Just growing up way too fast. She is the sweetest kid ever! Her personality is somewhat shy but I've seen her be aggressive on the soccer field! She LOVES to create and design. I've seen her take paper and make 3-D projects with it. We gave her her first sewing machine for her birthday. She is sewing everything in sight! She takes piano lessons and her first recital is coming up! This little girl has so much to look forward to in her life. I'm blessed to be her nana . Meet my grandson Conner.   He turned 6 in March. He is brother to Raygen and my only grandson. Needless to say he is ALL BOY! Being a mother to 3 girls and then a granddaughter when our boy entered our life it was totally different than what we had known. Now instead of hairbows it was caps, instead of dolls it was toy cars and instead of sweet lady like

Thrifty Finds

Haven't shared my recent Thrifting with you lately. I am joining Rhoda from Southern Hospitality this week for her Thrifty Treasures at  http://southernhospitalityblog.com/thrifty-treasures-4-22/   Love this adorable cup. The little bird on the handle is such a cutie. It was even cuter when I got it for 99 cents.  Don't you just love this little foot stool? $2.99 Sand the legs, a little paint and recover the top and I think I am good to go... Awe... couldn't resist this little outfit for the grandgirls to play in....$3.99 Heart shaped cupcakes pans. Got two of them for 49 cents each. Be still my heart! Oh I just fell in love with this platter. I must admit I paid more for for this than I wanted to but you know how we are...if we really want it we'll splurge. $4.00 6 Wooden Napkin Ring holder for $1.99 A set of adorable bookends for $1.00 Look at this pink little treasure I found for 99 cents.