Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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So how's your 'in between' week going so far? 
We've had crazy weather here in Oklahoma! 
And it totally feels like it should be January already!
Anyone else feeling that way?

Hope you Christmas was the merriest!



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Happy last Wednesday of 2015!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!








"And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart." Luke 2:18-19 ESV 
Treasure up the wonder of all things Christmas today friends.... 
Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Show & Share #228



Happy Christmas Eve Eve!!
Sadly, I'm waiting for payday tomorrow to buy a few odds and ends! Eek!
But, other than that, I can't wait for Santa to come!!

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If you took the time to be here today, thanks so much!!
Merry Christmas!
♥ Jennifer

{Recipe} Pretzel Spoon Snowmen






I love baking, especially Christmas baking! I have for several years made Christmas goodies for neighbors, the mail carrier, garbage collectors, etc.etc.... Even made a tray a few times for my husband to take to work which I really miss doing.  I have a few tried and true treats that I always make...sugar cookies and an oatmeal cookie...either with raisins or cranberries. Then I make a candy type treat.  This year I wanted to use some supplies I had in the cabinet and make a circle pretzel snowman face.  All I needed was the pretzel.  I looked and looked and there was none to be had! What was available was a pretzel spoon!


Looked like the perfect snowman shape to me!!
All I did was dip in white chocolate, added an upside down pumpkin sprinkle for the nose and then used an edible ink pen to make eyes, mouth, and buttons.  Totally cute and easy!! 



Pretzel Spoon Snowmen

Pretzel Spoons
white chocolate
orange sprinkle of some kind
edible ink pen (found at Hobby Lobby)

Follow instructions on package to melt chocolate.  Using a fork drop pretzel in chocolate. Tap to remove excess chocolate and then lay on wax paper. While still wet add orange sprinkle.  Let harden.  Once harden drawn on eyes, mouth, and buttons.
Makes a lot!!

Lil' Hunkie and I had fun making these! And some fun Christmas memories too!



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Show & Share #227



Gosh I sure haven't meant to be as quiet as I have around here! 
Just been enjoying some Christmas traditions with Lil' Hunkie!!
Hopefully after today's shopping we'll be just about ready for the big day!

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Hope you are having a merry & bright Christmas!



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Show & Share #226



Happy Wednesday!!


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Have a happy day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Show & Share #225



Hope you all survived Thanksgiving!
We had two great feasts despite dreary weather that lasted just about a week!

So yay for party day!


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As always, thanks for being here lovelies! Have a happy day!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Photo A Week Challenge

 
 
 
 
December 1?!!
 Where in the world did 2015 go ya'll?!
 
Let's enjoy the last month of the year by focusing on what a fun, memory making time it can be!
 
Here's my 'thankfuls' from November....
 
 
Week 1 :  I'm thankful for November....the month I became a wife and a mom!
Week 2 : not pictured....was a video of my Eagle Scout nephew, Timmy (above) playing taps at the Collinsville Veteran's Day parade....thankful for all Veteran's! And my Eagle Scout!
Week 3 : thankful to have Lil' Hunkie home for a week during Thanksgiving! We celebrated by making turkey cookies!
Week 4 : thankful to be the aunt of an Eagle Scout.  Did you know that only 6% of Boy Scouts achieve the highest rank of Eagle Scout? So, so proud of Timmy's accomplishment! And his Court of Honor celebration was pretty cool!
 
HOW TO PLAY:
Simply take a photo inspired by the  prompt, interpret the prompt how you like. Then share on Instagram with #VGphotoaweek. Please use new photos that you take. Please do not use anyone else's photo...this is about you and your pictures. Or you can create a image for the prompt, but it must be something you create.  Post one or many photos per week!
This is how I'll be breaking the weeks up: 
 
Week 1 : December 1-5
Week 2 : December 6-12
Week 3 : December 13-19
Week 4 : December 20-26
Week 5 : December 27-31
Hope you'll join me!! I promise it's fun!!
Happy December!


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!




Cell phone snap of my 2015 Thanksgiving Mantle. ☺


"You need to know, friends, that thanking God over and over for you is not only a pleasure, it's a must.  We have to do it. Your faith is growing phenomenally; your love for each other is developing wonderfully.  Why, it's only right that we give thanks."
2 Thessalonians 1:2 The Message

Thanking God for you today lovelies!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Show & Share #224

 
 
Happy Thanksgiving Eve lovelies!!
Hope your prep is going well!
Hope you have safe travels!
 
 
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Thanks so much for being here!  I heart you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

{Freebie} Thanksgiving Facebook Cover Photos






Yay for more freebies!! I've gotten some 'Pinterest action' on the Thanksgiving Facebook cover photos from last year and thought I'd make some for this year! I used some freebie graphics from We Lived Happily Ever After again....they're just so great, don't ya think?



Count Your Blessings Name Them One By One
(love that phrase!)



Full Of Thanks


There's Always Something To Be Thankful For
(love that phrase too!)


*Cover photos for personal use only please.*

Just right click and save and upload to Facebook!
Easy, peasy!

Happy Thankful Month lovelies!!

Show & Share #223




Happy Wednesday lovelies!
Hope your November is well and full of thanks!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Show & Share #222


Happy Veteran's Day!
And happy party day!


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Thursday, November 5, 2015

{Freebie} Thanksgiving Lockscreens




It's been a while since I've shared a freebie so I thought some Thanksgiving lockscreens would hit the spot!!
I used antlers and flowers from We Lived Happily Ever After, she awesome freebies on her blog!
I also used a gold foil technique learned from Mackenzie Kendall.  The parts I gold foiled are not showing up well in my collage above or below but I have the antler screen on my phone and it is fine so don't fret!!


"there is always something to be thankful for"



"give thanks"



"thankfuls"

Just pull this post up on your phone and long press on lockscreen, save, then set as wallpaper!
Easy peasy!

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Have a Happy Thursday lovelies!



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Show & Share #221


Welcome to party day!
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Monday, November 2, 2015

November Photo A Week Challenge




Wow! November 2015!
This month I'm going all in with 'thankful' for every week.  One, because the month of Thanksgiving is a great time to count 'thankfuls' and two, because I'm joining in Kristin Schmucker's #lampandlight photo challenge that is every day.



What can I say? I'm a sucker for a photo challenge!
Still plenty of time to join in!

Here's October's snaps....



Week 1: blessing.....new fall throw pillow from my secret sister!
Week 2: retreat.....had a great Ladies Retreat with my church!
Week 3: homemade.....homemade sugar cookies can't hardly be beat!
Week 4:  perfect......perfect Fall Party snacks for Lil' Hunkie's class!


HOW TO PLAY:

Simply take a photo inspired by the  prompt, interpret the prompt how you like. Then share on Instagram with #VGphotoaweek. Please use new photos that you take. Please do not use anyone else's photo...this is about you and your pictures. Or you can create a image for the prompt, but it must be something you create.  Post one or many photos per week!
This is how I'll be breaking the weeks up: 

WEEK 1: November 1-7
WEEK 2: November 8-14
WEEK 3: November 15-21
WEEK 4: November 22-30

(I realize the prompt is the same for every week but I label my photos by week so this is more just for me!)

Hope you'll join me!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

{Sharing} Open Your Bible







I've got something exciting to share!
The She Reads Truth gals are actual published authors!!
Way exciting right?!

Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams have partnered with LifeWay Women to publish Open Your Bible, a 7 session study on The Word.

Here's some more info:..........

"Open Your Bible is the first Bible study partnership with She Reads Truth and LifeWay Women. This means that we are taking the best of both worlds and melding them into a study that we think women will love.
The study is seven sessions long (meaning, if you do this in a group, you will meet seven times). It has six weeks of personal study (or "homework," but who likes that term?). Each week of the study will have you diving deep into Scripture to discover truths about God's Word from God's Word. This is a print-only study. It will not be on the She Reads Truth website."
I love that you can do this as a group or by yourself.  I don't know about you but reading The Word consistently makes such a difference for me.  This new study sounds like a Word Enricher (ha! spell check doesn't like that word!) and we can all use some of that! 

And there's more exciting news....
....a Free Gift and Free Shipping!
All orders made by November 30 will receive a companion notebook and free shipping.
(That's a free notebook for every book ordered.)




Such a sweet deal!
Are you thinking Christmas gift yet? Cause my Secret Sister might be getting this!
I do believe this would make a great 'starting point resource' too!

Open Your Bible launches Monday November 2!  You can preorder now and still partake in the free goodies!

Have a happy day!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Show & Share #220



Party day and Halloween week!
Yay!


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Have a great rest of the week!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

2015 Scary Free Halloween Mantel




Well Halloween is almost here!! This year we ordered Lil' Hunkie's costume in plenty of time....last year he wanted to be Mickey Mouse and we waited too long to buy in a store and he had to settle being a shark....the cutest one I've ever seen! So this time I wanted to make sure he got what he wanted and just ordered it online! He's going as Paw Patrol's Marshall which in turn has had him request a Paw Patrol birthday pawty! ;) Gonna be fun!

Here's this year's scary free mantel...simple black and gold glitter! Cost:$0!! Yep I had all these things here and there....I had a canvas that I just swiped on 2 different glitter paints on....the chevron tray was one I had found on clearance at Hobby Lobby a while back that I've never done anything with...framed a piece of glitter scrapbook paper.....and the mirrors I bought on sale at Home Depot that I intend to add to my gallery wall someday. Never could decide on a banner so since the mantel will change briefly to a Happy Birthday one and then right to Thanksgiving I decided not to worry with it!
I'm loving gold and glitter and black and white right now!




We have Trunk or Treat at church and Fall Party at school next week....can't wait for the fun!

Happy Saturday lovelies!

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