Pinterest – Visual Favorites

Here are my favorites today. I haven’t tried the recipes, just visually beautiful!

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Kids Ruffle Tent

Strawberry Cake In A Jar

Isaiah 40:8

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

NKJV

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Easy As Pie – Apple Pie

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Doubled Recipe of No Roll Pie Crust(I first got this recipe in the early 90’s from a family member.)

3 Cups All Purpose Flour

1/2 tsp. Salt

2 tsp. Sugar

1 Cup Vegetable Oil

4 Tbsp. Whole Milk

For Filling

1 Can Apple Pie filling(If you love apples, add another can).

Preheat oven to 350, mix dry then wet ingredients in a mixing bowl for crust, press in to pie pan, reserving about a half cup for topping. Add filling and crumble the reserved crust on top of pie. Bake for 40-45 min(oven times vary).

Enjoy!

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

NKJV

Motherhood is a Strategic Business

For Jenna’s baby and toddlerhood I’ve either gotten ready for the day while she’s napping or let her play and watch TV in her playpen. The other day, she moved in to Paige’s room in a big girl toddler bed and at that point I decided it was time to wean from the confines of, “The Pen.” I placed her Elmo’s Potty Book in the bathroom floor, she usually loves to “read” it but instead, she ripped the curtain back as soon as I stepped in the shower and started sobbing, epic fail! After some mommy brainstorming, I came up with this formula… toddler + booster seat on bathroom floor = learning to draw and giving mommy some sanity at the same time! ­čśë

The results:

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That’s one for the keepsake folder and the mommy win column!

Psalm 139:13-14

For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

    NKJV

Blooming of a Rosebud

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Now, it’s a really beautiful bouquet!

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom marketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

NKJV

How wonderful to be wise, to be able to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a persons face, softening its hardness.

Translation from “The Book.”

More Precious Than Diamonds

Going through the end of school garb, feeling good to be pitching the excess of graded papers, I found this…

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There were a few erased edits that are legible which warm my heart as well…

“She loves us equally.”

“and she always says thank you, thank you, please, you’re welcome all the time.” *(I DO tend to overuse thank you’s, if there is such a thing, ­čśë

“My Mom understands me when nobody really can understand me.”

ÔŁĄ I love My Paigey ÔŁĄ Thank you(LOL)Sweetheart!

1 Thessalonians 5:18 – In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. NKJV

I Blinked and He’s All Grown Up

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Cody graduates tomorrow…I don’t see how, he was saying aminal and lellow and backing his Ford F150 Power Wheels up to the back fence, perfectly parking the little bitty trailer just yesterday, or so it seems. He will always be my baby, my little boy, my only son. I wish him all the success that one person could possibly have, he deserves it.

Cody was thrust in to an extreme situation when his dad and I parted ways, sometimes he even had to parent me in the midst of my uncontrollable emotions. I forgot to put God first and because of this, Cody really never got to finish being a kid. From age 2 on, he thought he was a grown up and I’m sure that was God’s way of preparing him for the tough days in his formative teenage years. Even though I had lost sight of my faith a few years ago, God was preparing my child as a toddler.

I’m so very thankful for my son and I have one hope for him, that he always leave everything up to God and put him first above all things. For that is the only way a human being can truly live this life as we were intended to.

I love you, Son!!! ConGRADulations!!!

Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed.