Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Words of Wisdom...


Hospitality is love in action. 
Hospitality is the flesh and muscle on bones of love. 
-Alexander Strauch
(The Hospitality Commands) 
 ~
"Be hospitable to one another without complaint."
-I Peter 4:9 

Friday, August 29, 2014

A little ice cream delight....

The perfect treat on a hot summer day!! This (no churn… yes I will repeat… No churn!!) ice cream is super easy to make and is a great to dessert to have the little ones help you with! They will be so excited & proud to help momma make some homemade ice cream… & surprise daddy with it when he gets home. 

Read more of my post on Raising Homemakers...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Honoring Christ & Our Husbands...


"Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land."
-Proverbs 31:23


We as wives have the great power and influence 
to make our husbands known in the gates.....how beautiful!
What does that look like?

It means honoring him, encouraging him, building him up, being more concerned about HIS needs than your OWN needs. (Mark 12:31) It means refusing to speak ill of him to others and instead speaking well of his good qualities and letting him and others know them. Being thankful for him. Looking at your own sin more than his and seeking to improve yourself. It means being aware of the ways you can be a better helpmeet to him... for each husband that looks different. Get to know your beloved and friend... discover the ways that make him feel more loved! 

...Read more of my article here

Monday, August 25, 2014

Words of Wisdom....

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Coming Soon...


"Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, 
the fruit of the womb a reward."
-Psalm 127:3

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Special Book Giveaway...


I'm SO excited about this new 
ebook by my dear friend June...


"Do you desperately need help building a strong Christian home?

Are you tired of just being on autopilot and just getting by day-by-day just barely surviving?


Most of us love our families very much but we struggle in so many different ways, and sometimes we just need a little help and guidance to become the family we know the Lord wants us to become. Our families are a blessing and worth the patience, love, and time to invest in building a strong Christian home for God's glory and we can do this one step at a time."
 

We are hosting a giveaway for this fabulous book!
All you have to do is enter in the comments below!!

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The winner will be announced on March 10th!

 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Spicy Sausage Kale Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes


The perfect stew for a cold winter night ;)


Here's the Recipe:
{by Alice Currah "sweet and savory life"}

1 lb. hot Italian pork sausage meat, crumbled    
1 14-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
½ medium onion, chopped    
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 garlic cloves, chopped    
1 bunch kale, coarsely chopped
1 32-oz. carton chicken broth   
2 c. heavy cream     

Rustic bread, for serving

In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, cook sausage, onion and garlic for 5 minutes, or
until onion has softened and sausage is browned. Remove any excess fat drippings. Add
chicken broth, heavy cream, cannellini beans and sweet potatoes. Cover pot and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in kale and cook for 5 more minutes, still covered. Serve each bowl of soup with a slice of rustic bread.

Enjoy! 


She is like the merchant ships, 
bringing her food from afar. ~ Proverbs 31:14

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
~I Corinthians 13 


Thursday, February 13, 2014

The heart of reverence...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Shabby chic headband...


Put this shabby chic lacey headband together the other day...
Using some fine lace I found at the store and a peachy sparkly rose.

The rose was $1 at the px and the lace was $1.50 
with the coupon from Joann's 
So total cost for this little ensemble was ~ 
$2.50.

Paired with some pink earrings it's the 
perfect outfit for a trip out. 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with Pesto Pasta


Who doesn't love pesto...?!
fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic & olive oil...
It's a taste of Italy in a plate.

Here I paired it with pan seared chicken and pasta.
I like to change things up and use whole wheat or 
brown rice pasta to add more fiber & protein content. 
And you can't forget that parmesan cheese...
It's the perfect topping too... Mmmmm!

Pesto
food network 

2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese

Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. 
Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

If using immediately, add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. 
Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.

If freezing, transfer to an air-tight container and drizzle remaining oil over the top. 
Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and stir in cheese.

Toss with pasta add grilled or sauteed chicken 
and top with parmesan cheese. 




Bon appetit! 



Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine Cards....


If you don't have time to make one or are wanting to find a great deal...
You can find these little beauties at the dollar store sparkles and all. 

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Blessings on your day dear ones!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Little Darlings....


"All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, 
All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all."

Monday, February 3, 2014

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Feta Vinaigrette...



There is something so refreshing about a mediterranean 
orzo salad... it almost transports you to a Grecian yacht...
well not quite... but almost. 

 This one is extra yummy with sun dried tomatoes, 
kalamata olives and marinated artichoke hearts. 


The Recipe: 

1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta; about 8 ounces)
2 cups bagged prewashed baby spinach, chopped
1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves
3 tablespoons chopped red onion
3 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 (6-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
3/4 cup (3 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled and divided

Cook the orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; rinse with cold water. Combine orzo, spinach, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl.Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Coarsely chop artichokes, and add artichokes, reserved marinade, and 1/2 cup feta cheese to orzo mixture, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle each serving with remaining feta cheese.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas blessings from our home to yours...


Praying your Christmas was blessed! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pumpkin favorites from the blog...








 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pear ginger cranberry sauce...

 A perfect addition to the Thanksgiving table... 
Cranberry sauce with pears, ginger and a bit of cinnamon.

Here's the simple recipe~

Pear Cranberry Sauce
taste of home

    2-1/2 cups cubed peeled ripe pears (about 3 medium)
        1 cup water
        1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
         1 cinnamon stick (3 inches), broken in half
or a few dashes of ground cinnamon
        1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
        1 to 1-1/4 cups sugar 

In a large saucepan, combine the pears, water, ginger and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in cranberries and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until the cranberries have popped and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring several items. Discard cinnamon sticks. Mash sauce if desired. Cool. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: about 2 cups.



Enjoy! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lacey Headbands...

I have been having some fun with needle & thread... :)

Check out some new goodies in my etsy shop
these "sugar & sweet headbands" are too cute to pass up.

"Lacey headbands topped off with ruched flowers & diamonds.
Perfect way to dress up a casual outfit or to wear to an elegant affair." 

~Available for adults & children~

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thankful.... ❤

To my hero and all the other vets I know, thank you for your service.

Happy Veteran's Day y'all!  ❤