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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

A little Creativity plus lots of Talking equals a GREAT time!

I love it when I see a little creativity comes together, especially with sweet friends!  Isn't this little jar just a beauty! I've decided to name her Rose . She isn't mine but I still named her. Don't you just love that chalk paint color? So sweet! My friend created Rose and I can tell you now that she almost accidentally of course came home with me! LOL! Some of us gals decided to have a girls day and do a little creating. Well, I think we actually talked a lot more than we created but we sure did have a good time. Let me share some of our little creations.....  We have a little Shabby Chic going on here.... And isn't her eye makeup just so pretty? The things we women notice right?  Think Peacock...Just wait till you see the finished product!Absolutely beautiful! A beautiful color of green is the making here and Jade at that! Love me some jade color! Think Willow...angel, and upside down jar!!!! Stunning piece! For me it was la

Wednesday in the Word-Tidbits worth reading

I am one of those people that walk around with a pen, a writing tablet, journal or something to make notes on or you can rest assured I have something nearby. Are you like that? Sometimes someone can say something that I want to remember or it is so profound to me at the moment that I just have to write it down. I have notes all in my Bible. Some things is simply what I feel the Lord is saying to me through the reading of His Word while other things I have jotted down may be something someone else said. I love to look back and read my notes at times. I also have this little book that has little one sentence phrases that others has stated that I love to go back and read at times too. CRAZY at how sometimes it seems to be JUST what I needed to read that day. So for today, I'd like to share some of what I call, "Tidbits" . Maybe one of these little tidbits speaks to you.   Web Image ** Don't worry about what you do not understand...Worry about what you do und

July 4th Tablescape and Winner of Grace Portrait

Can you believe that almost half the year is gone???? July 4th is right around the corner and before we know it Christmas will be here. I decided to do a simple, kid friendly tablescape this year for July 4th. My oldest two grandgirls actually look forward to what "Nana's" next tablescape will be. I love it!   You can't go wrong with white plates as you know. I decided to use paper dessert plates from the Dollar Tree. Patriotic, looks good on the white plate and toss when you're done! I bought quite a few packs as I have had my July 4th tablescape up for some time. Love this little guy...and so does the grandbabies. Simple with a mixture of real, paper and plastic! Love it that you can mix and match. Remember when I used this yard sale candle holder I found for a tea party just recently? Well it worked out perfect for a July 4th centerpiece in my kitchen. Looks like one of the grandbabies might have tried to bite the apple!

Wednesday in the Word-God's Grace and a {Giveaway}

Where would I be without the GRACE of Christ? I shudder to even think about it. How about you?  After doing a little homework I found that in order to learn the definition of God's grace , I needed to understand the Greek and Hebrew words behind this term. An Old Testament word describing God's grace is chesed . This word speaks of deliverance from enemies, affliction, or adversity. It also indicates enablement, daily guidance, forgiveness, and preservation.  The New Testament word is Charis . It focuses on the provision of salvation . Definition of God's Grace – How do theologians define it?  In the New Testament grace means God’s love in action towards men who merited the opposite of love. Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves. Grace means God sending His only Son to the cross so that we guilty ones might be reconciled to God and received into heaven. ‘(God) hath made him to be sin fo

How about a little {Funday Monday}.

Happy Monday!  Web image   Let's start our week out with a few fun questions. We haven't done this in a while so let's have fun.   1: What is your favorite season and why?   Web image 2: If you could choose another first name for yourself what would it be?   3: If you had the opportunity to vacation at one of these places all summer long where would it be? The mountains, lake or beach?  Web image   BONUS QUESTION: What has been your latest {DIY} project?  Web image   My answers: 1: What is your favorite season and why? I guess I would say Fall. (of course in Florida it's about the same all year it seems) But for me Fall speaks quietness, serenity, the smell of candy apples and pumpkin bread, a gentle breeze that says, "sit outside on the front porch and hang out a while". Without sweating ! LOL! 2: If you could choose another first name for yourself what would it be? Actually I would want to be called by first and midd

{Yard Sale} was calling my name!!!

Okay, I must admit...I had no intentions on going to another yard sale over the weekend but I tell you the truth when I say that I think I heard the sound of something beckoning me.. .COME....COME....COME !  Okay, now I am scaring myself! Truth is I just wanted to go to another yard sale (ha!) So, me and two of the grandgirls went a hunting for something good.  And this was the first beauty I came across! A little cleaning and a fresh coat of paint and I think I might just have me a gem! I NEVER turn down goblets like these. I love them and they are my favorite to use. I just added 3 more to my collection..... And you all know I love me a cute basket! Isn't this cute? I actually think I am going to use this as a planter...or maybe in the guest bathroom to hold shampoos, soaps and etc. (Or maybe my flavored teas) LOVED this little bucket! Think I will re-pot some herbs in it! And  wouldn't you just know that I would spot a set of dishes! In case I h