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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

Friday Favorites With Dawn

This gal has made it so easy for Friday Favorites. I'd like for you to meet Dawn Hoyle, owner of page book page called Simply Southern At Heart. She shares decor, designs, recipes, and so much more on her facebook page. I sent Dawn a message to ask if I could introduce her on my Friday favorites and show off some of what she posts on her page. Of course she said yes but does want us to know that she does not own any of the pictures or recipes that she post. She finds the pictures on the Internet and from other favorite sites. She actually needs no introduction....her FB page already has 16,033 likes · 58,145 talking about this.  That could have changed already in the last minute! Dawn said,  "I started this page as it is something that I love to do, it relieves stress and gives me happiness to see and share beautiful things. ".  Thank you Dawn for sharing with us. Google Simply Southern at Heart and check Dawn's page out! Love her daily show cases!  

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD

Last Wednesday in our Wednesday in the Word I tossed out some pieces from the book Crazy Love. If you missed that post and want to read it you can find it here. http://creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com/2012/08/wednesday-in-word_21.html Today I would like to continue with a few pieces from the book called Crazy Love. Once again, this is not a judgmental post on anyone....Take my word for it...I am preaching to the CHOIR! Do we offer God our leftovers? God wants our best, deserves our best and demands our best. From the beginning of time He has made it clear that some offerings are acceptable to Him and others are not. Just ask Cain, upon whose offering God " did not look at with favor". (Gen 4:5) It is so easy for us to fill ourselves up with other things then give God whatever we have left. A mumbled three minute prayer at the end of the day, when we are already half asleep. Two crumpled-up dollar bills thrown in as an after-thought into the church'

TUESDAY TOOTS

Tootin' with the grands..Nothing like them grandbabies!  We have a craft and baking day at Nana's house sometimes and oh do they have fun! Here is the deal with they are at Nana's! We don't do anything that isn't fun! We don't eat anything that is good for you!!!! We might brush our hair and oh well, we might not! Needless to say...we pretty much do what we want too! Isn't that how it is suppose to be at Nana's house? I have a play room for them and it is filled with dress up outfits, shoes, crafts, books, toys, TV, movies and etc. They love it! But we also have rules! They like this rule the best: Craft time! Of course the baby is more interested in taking the cushion in and out of the chair!!! She has already changed into some of the dress up clothes.  She is getting very serious right about now with her craft! He isn't!!!! LOL! My only grandson and he is all boy!  He wore his tee shirt on all day backwar

Friday Favorites

Great stuff this week....but decided to showcase some food, desserts and appetizers. I must be hungry! Does this popper chicken look good or what? www.ellysaysopa.com Great idea for parties! Keeps the fingers from touching all the snacks!   www.sohowsittaste.com Does this look good? Oh yeah! www.eddieross.com Breakfast upside down cake? Why Not?   www.carzycook.com  Too cute of an idea! Cookie cutter pie crusts with pumpkin filling. www.blog.catchmyparty.com Orange and honey butter recipe   www.eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com Grilled mozzarella cheese sandwich. www.marthastewart.com Looking for something easy and yet good? Try this red velvet cake with pudding.   www.thecountrycook.net Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings www.tastykitchen.com Carmel apple bites www.tasteofhome.com Well, I hope you have spotted something on here that you just gotta try!  And...I leave you with this:

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD

Food for thought this week.  This is statements coming from the book "Crazy Love" not a judgmental attitude of any kind. Just food for our thoughts this week. Lukewarm Christians tend to choose what is popular over what is right when they are in conflict. They desire to fit in both at church and outside the church; they care more about what people think of their actions (like church attendance and giving) than what God thinks of their hearts and lives.  "Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets". Luke 6:26 "I know your deeds, you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead." Rev. 3:1 Lukewarm people rarely share their faith with their neighbors, coworkers, or friends. They do not want to be rejected, nor do they want to make people uncomfortable by talking about private issues like religion.  "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Fa

Tuesday Toots

Want to "TOOT" on my tablescape today! I realized recently that within the next month I will be changing out my tablescape and have not shared my BEACH THEME!!! It started with this jar. I bought this years ago from a friend that had a little shop in our home town. I decided to build around this theme. Then the fun began!Sea shells, potpourri, colored stones and candles set the tone.  Oh yes, 40% off at the Dollar General!  Looks pretty beachy to me! Decided to go with the green and blue... Cute little salt and pepper shakers from the Dollar General...yes, 40% off! The sand dollar I found on the beach in Fernandina Fla in 1999. Made a great little covering for my dish of potpourri. I also found this adorable picture frame at the Dollar general. My youngest daughter made the picture on a road trip she went on this summer and I added some scripture and it was perfect for my tablescape. I've had the blue place mats but fo