A Gift For Dad



My Dad will enjoy displaying this…although it will be late. I ordered a handkerchief kit and embroidered that for Paul and that’s where I got the idea for the framed embroidery. I found I hate embroidery floss so I use lace weight yarn. 🙂 Kind of rustic but charming. Happy Father’s Day!


Psalm 103:13
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; (NIV)


Council Bluff Lake

Here are a few photos from our lake trip yesterday. Council Bluff Lake and Recreation Area is such a nice place to spend a summer day. Camping, fishing and an awesome beach! It’s located in Iron County Missouri, not far from where I live in Belgrade. We are very lucky to live so close, all day swimming for $3.00 plus there is paddle boat and canoe rental along with a snack shop and the cleanest public restrooms I’ve ever seen(with baby changing stations!)


Cody and Savannah playing chicken with their buddies.


My Son, Joe Cool 🙂

and a relaxing view…




Proverbs 24:5 A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

Royal Baby Watch-The Countdown{boy or girl}

National Knit in Public Week 2013

Cody, Savannah and I went to the lake yesterday and it was the perfect opportunity to participate in Knit in Public Week. A little girl who was with the kids’ friends came up to me and said, excitedly, “are you knitting?!” I was very pleased that she knew what I was doing, not every kid is exposed to needlecrafts and crafting in general.


Romans 12:6 – Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;


My Friend Shelly’s Chicken Casserole

I didn’t get a photo of this casserole but oh my, it is gooooood!

1 Whole Chicken(I used 4 pre frozen, Great Value Chicken Breast pieces)

1 bag egg noodles(I used Aldi Brand)

1 can of peas(I used Great Value)

6 slices American Cheese(I recommend Kraft Singles)

Boil chicken until done, for the breast pieces that took about 30 minutes. Remove and let cool on a plate, then shred. Preheat oven to 350, boil noodles in the same water you boil the chicken in, after boiling the noodles for 10-12 minutes, drain but leave about a 1/4 cup of the water, mix with shredded chicken, soup(straight from the can)and drained peas. Pour into large casserole dish, top with cheese, bake for 20-30 minutes.

Serves 6-8


I Timothy 3:12

Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

King James Bible Online

Shelli’s Steaksauce Potato Salad

I promise to work on my food styling, this salad is delish! It was today’s lunch! 😀


12 Fingerling Potatoes(4 or 5 small red potatoes would also be lovely).

2 heaping Tbsp. each of Sour Cream and Hellmann’s Mayo(I’ve never tried Duke’s but I’m sure it would be the only one good to substitute).

1/2 Tbsp. Steaksauce(A1 is what I used).

10 dashes Hot Sauce(I used Tabasco).

1/2 Tsp. salt(The salad will taste flat with too little salt).

1/4 Tsp. Pepper

Boil potatoes at a vigorous boil for 15 minutes, rinse in cold water, drain. Cut cooled potatoes in half, mix all ingredients together, serve immediately or chilled. Serves 2.

🙂 Enjoy!!!

1 Timothy 5:8

New King James Version (NKJV)

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Flickr Fabulous

For a couple of years I haven’t had access to most of my Flickr pics. I tried to pay for my pro account a month ago and the payment never processed. I saved my $ and let it go. This evening I notice they’ve made enormous changes and ads make a pro account obsolete. I have really been drooling over the quality of my photos and editing and back then I was a mega novice.

Here is an iPhone pic from May 22, 2009 when I visited Dealey Plaza in Dallas…note the day is Friday and the date is the 22nd. #JFK Totally ironic!


While pulling in to Southfork Ranch earlier that day, a Massachusetts State Quarter(Mass. was JFK’s home state)fell on my toe out of the blue from the front seat of the rental car! Freaky!

Job 22:21 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.”

From Open Bible