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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

{It's Party Time With The Family}

 


Hope that you all are enjoying your Sunday afternoon. I am doing a little R & R. Wanted to share a few fun pictures from our annual family Halloween/fall party with you all. Our family has such fun together and we treasure the moments that the Lord gives to us. Marty and I enjoy dressing up for our parties and I am so glad that he is such a good sport. 


I had intended on using those old perm rods that belonged to my granny on my whole head. When I realized how time consuming that would be I decided that just a few would be good enough. 

I honestly don't know how my granny stood there and rolled every stand of her hair with those tiny rods....and, she had a head full of hair!







We had quite a few immediate family members that could not attend this year and with a family as large as ours that is to be expected for sure. But, we had a great time. #food#fun#laughter#dancing#games
#fishingpond#carvingpumpkins#blessed

YEP, that's what we are!

We attended our granddaughter's last home volleyball game this past week and she played her heart out and our team took the win over a team that never looses! 

I had the chance to stop by a local thrift store to browse around for Halloween decor for our party and found this beautiful vase instead! It matches so many of my pretty pieces.

I love this! It is just large enough to hold a 6 inch cake. Can't decide whether to keep it or gift it when a cake in it. UMM...might have to pray on that one! LOL! 

Speaking of cakes, these sweet ladies (my middle daughter on left with long blonde hair) works with my daughter at a dentist office. This bunch loves on people and one another and they do it well. I decided to love on them so cupcakes it was. 

I hope that you all are enjoying your October so far. I keep hearing rumors that our weather might start cooling up a tad soon. But, the weather was pleasantly nice today. Made me smile...


I just received a new devotional book and I love it! I love the writings of Sarah Young and her devotionals. (I have them all) Her devotionals always speak to me in a way that I can't describe except for the fact that God knows just what we need and exactly when we need it.  Friends, I want you to know that if you are reading this then believe those words. HE KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED.
...the Father knows what you need before you ask...Matthew 6:8

 I hope that you all have a wonderfully blessed week.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy




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  1. So wonderful to see families playing together and having so much fun!! I LOVE all the costumes and just the whole wonderful time! Wow!! And you and Marty look great even as old dudes! So cute. And look at those cupcakes! Wow! I would sure love one! And your thrift store goodies...great job! It all looks great, and yes, the Sarah Young books are so good. Thank you for sharing all this with us. I love seeing happy families!! God bless you all.

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    1. We do surely have lots of fun together Pam. I love Sarah Young books. Have a sweet week.

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  2. I always enjoy seeing pictures of your family Ger Togethers...You have such fun together as a family which is rare these days so you are truly blessed!! Thanks so much for staking the time to stop by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. You are so right Deb. Family time, especially family dinner have become so very rare. Have a great week.

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  3. You're the most wonderful bunch of nuts!!! And you have so much fun as a family!
    You got a good deal on that pretty vase and plate at the thrift store. It's a great place to find inexpensive treasures.

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    1. LOL! We are that GM. I love the vase and can't wait to put some pretties in it.

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  4. Good morning! You all sure know how to throw a party and love of your costumes! You have such a happy family!! Your vase is so pretty. My mom had several pieces like that. She called them her “pressed glass”. I’m not sure if that what it’s called though. I always appreciate your devotional book suggestions. Our church hasn’t restarted our Bible studies since the pandemic so it’s good to know what others are enjoying. Wishing you a happy week, dear Cindy!

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    1. I am already thinking about what to dress up like next year! LOL! Happy Week to you.

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  5. grinning. Thanks Cindy! I hope you have a beautiful week, smiles.

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  6. What a party and such creative costumes! Your family gatherings are truly remarkable! Thanks for sharing the fun with us.

    As for your closing comments, thank you for the reminder that the Lord knows what we need before we ask. He also knows what we really need when we truly don't know.

    Blessings to you this day, dear Cindy.

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    1. We have lots of fun Barbara. Never a dull moment with my tribe.

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  7. What fun your family has together, Cindy! You all look so cute in your costumes. The cupcakes look so pretty and so do you! Great finds at the thrift store, too. I’m glad you’re enjoying your devotional. May you have a blessed week ❤️

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  8. What a fun time to get dressed up and have a party all together. Great pics of all of you having fun. Have a great week. xoxo Kris

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  9. When I saw you two on Instagram and FB, I thought y’all were the cutest ever. Your family loves fun and partying! Wishing you a wonderfully blessed week!

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  10. Your Halloween costumes are a hoot! I especially like Cruella.

    Great thrift store haul. Is the $1.99 cake plate by Skye McGhie?

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    1. Thanks. I loved my granddaughter dressing as Cruella. I almost done that one too and then changed it out. It was all perfect. Nope, wasn't by McGhie. I think Vernon. I will have to look again. It's actually a salad plate but will be great for a pretty 6 inch cake.

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  11. Oh, how wonderful to see all of you together and having such a great time! God is so good! Your costumes were just hilarious! May the Lord continue to bless you and your precious family, sweet friend.

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  12. Cindy, Your family has so much fun together. The costumes are all creative but you and Marty get my vote for Number 1 costume.
    Glad to know Sarah Young has a new devotional book.

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  13. Oh how fun! You all look like you had such a great time! :) I could just feel the excitement through your photos.

    I went to an antique store just today, and found a few things... one being the prettiest autumn tea cup! I will have to share on my blog soon. Thrift stores are so much fun, aren't they?

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    1. I haven't been thrifting in a while and would like to hit some of the major store in a town nearby soon.

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  14. What a blast of a party. I love all of the costumes you all had on! The little ones steal the show of course. So sweet!!! Congrats to your granddaughter on her last volleyball game. You got some great scores! I did a little thrifting last week and did WELL!

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  15. You folks were having fun! And you are so adorable that not even a granny outfit can change that. Keep having fun.

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  16. Your Halloween costumes are hilarious Cindy! How fun to get your whole family to dress up!
    Jenna

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  17. Hi Cindy, I just love how your family gets into the costumes! You all are so creative! You for some good deals at the Thrift store and those cupcakes look so yummy! Our weather has been a roller coaster which is normal as we transition to fall. Have a great weekend!

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  18. Oh, what fun you all had.
    I did enjoy seeing all of your fun and fabulous photographs.

    You did get some very good Thrift shop buys ... well done.

    Keep-on enjoying October.
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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