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Caramel Banana Tiram...

If anyone wants to bake this, I volunteer to be the tester… My husband does not eat bananas in any form so if I made it, I’d end up eating it all myself (which is a risk I am still seriously considering)…. Prep Time: 25 Minutes Servings: 10-12 1 4 oz package of instant...
Everyone’s A Critic (Noah’s Ark Wisdome Part 5)

Everyone’s A C...

Everything you ever need to know can be learned from Noah’s ark… 1. Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that we are all on the same boat. 3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. 4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone might come...

You Can Clap Now!...

…after listening to a friend’s posted clip on Facebook from The Sound of Music, Eli asked if I wanted to hear his peanut butter song: “Peanut butter, that’s what I like best. Head, shirt, shorts, and socks!” [upon seeing my smiling but questioning...

Yummy Creamy Pumpkin...

I haven’t made this recipe yet, but with the cold, rainy weather upon us, I think I will soon… Creamy Pumpkin Rice Pudding Baking means less hands-on time for this creamy pudding. Make up to 24 hours ahead, and prepare the topper just before serving. Preheat even to 325º...
Stay Fit (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 4)

Stay Fit (Noah’...

Everything you ever need to know can be learned from Noah’s ark… 1.  Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that we are all on the same boat. 3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. 4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone might come...

Garage Sales –...

Have you ever had a garage sale? I’ll be honest… I am 35 years old, and prior to May 31, 2009, I’ve never even participated in one. Sure, I’ve had thoughts before about gathering up all the stuff we keep saying we will garage sale but in the end, we would have a garage sale...
Plan Ahead (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 3)

Plan Ahead (NoahR...

Everything you ever need to know, can be learned from Noah’s ark… 1. Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that we are all in the same boat. 3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. Have you seen Evan Almighty? In the movie, Evan is asked by “God”...

God’s Blessing...

What an amazing bunch of friends I have. Last year, I had wanted to go to the Proverbs 31 She Speaks conference, but I was unable to due to scheduling conflicts so I put it off until this year. This year, I lost my job in February and decided that it would be financially irresponsible...

Hot Chicken Salad &#...

A week or so ago, my friend Jacki invited me over to spend a bit of time chatting while our two boys played. As a perk, she served lunch… and boy-oh-boy did I make a pig of myself when it came to the hot chicken salad she served. It was awesome! I plan to make it in June when...
We Are All In The Same Boat (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 2)

We Are All In The Sa...

Everything you ever need to know, can be learned from Noah’s ark… 1. Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that we are all in the same boat. We are all in the same boat? Really? I have to admit, I don’t always see it that way. Sometimes it feels more like I am in...

Can I do it later?...

I wonder if God was blogging, if He’d be posting a similar conversation He has had with me (several times) to the one I had with my son… April 17, 2009 Me: (picking up one of Eli’s outside toys that was near the porch) Eli, would you like this toy in your clubhouse? Eli:...
Don’t Miss the Boat (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 1)

Don’t Miss the...

For the past three years, I’ve attended my local MOPS group meetings which are held at Trinity Lutheran Church. As part of the steering team, I spent many hours setting up and/or cleaning up for these meetings. In our main meeting room, there has hung this sign “Everything...