- Nonfat Greek yogurt with strawberries and almonds
- Spinach, egg, cheese, tomato omelette with a side of blueberries and almonds
- Chicken fajitas
- Baked chicken with asparagus and side salad
- Zucchini noodles with meat sauce
Hello everybody! Blessings to y'all! Welcome to another old-fashioned blogging update.
What else can you do with the rest of the leftover Easter candy? Move over Reese’s peanut butter cups, Syd’s making her own version… Sydney’s Chocolate Bunny-Covered Peanut Butter Balls. They are a heavenly bite of chocolate and peanut butter all wrapped up into a little ball.
Some quick, healthy meal ideas I made this past week:
Here’s something not so healthy, but refreshing and fun - the kids tried Sunkist Berry Lemonade. They thought it was fruity and refreshing. Syd thought it would make a great slushie with "crushed" ice.
Time for a quick car wash!
A trip to Home Depot for some potting soil.
It’s time to plant some flowers and a pepper & tomato plant too.
Warmer weather means new linen bed sheets for everyone.
A new night stand, a candle holder with rustic candle and a decorative, ceramic jewelry holder...
and new curtains to finish off the master bedroom renovation.
So very grateful for Clint and all of his hard work in renovating our master bedroom. It looks gorgeous!
Speaking of Clint, he's been busy recording groovy drum beats in his studio.
Fun times at Linn's house.
Beautiful flowers around her house.
It's funny watching her chickens scratching through the leaves. :o)
Lastly but certainly not least, I’ve been working hard on the Book of Ruth Bible study. It’s been a powerful, life changing study. It has also been a painful process at times. Of course we all want to be able to identify ourselves solely with Ruth, the heroine of the story. Her loyalty and sacrificial love for Naomi, willing to give up everything for the benefit of her mother-in-law, are attributes we want to possess. However, more times than I care to admit, I found myself identifying with Naomi and her bitterness towards life’s difficult circumstances… seeing all of the losses in life... failing to recognize all of the gains. Realizing God’s hand isn’t on us to hurt us, but his plan is actually to redeem us and bless us. This has certainly been an eye opening study and I’m excited to share it with you soon.
That's all for now folks. We'll talk soon.
Hello everybody! I hope y’all are doing well.
What to do with all that leftover Easter candy? Chocolate bunny-covered pretzels!
Thanks for sharing your wealth of chocolate, Sydney! So sweet of you… literally!
Tis’ the season for outdoor eating. Picnics and playgrounds are some of the annual joys of warm-weather for families. We enjoyed a picnic at a local playground.
If not outdoors, then indoor picnics deliver all the tastiness and fun of a regular picnic, without any of the bugs, or sunburn.
I made the kids some baked chicken and waffle fries.
Clint and I had a chicken salad. Happy picnicking!
Today is National Walking Day - the first Wednesday of April - sponsored by the American Heart Association. Take time to enjoy a walk!
We ventured out for a walk at the Clinton Nature Preserve Park.
Let me know how you’re doing in the comments below. I would love to hear from you! Happy walking!
Hello everybody! I hope y’all had a great Easter. It sure has been busy around here. We did a little shopping at one of my favorite stores… ok we were at a lot of my favorite stores recently. Party City is at the top of my list of favorites. They have so many neat party supplies for any event imaginable. I just love browsing through that store. I guess I just love throwing parties! They have a HUGE selection of party themes, plates, napkins, tableware… balloons galore… all of the entertaining essentials a person could ever want or need.
My kids love it because they have lots of costumes and accessories galore.
We also went to Tractor Supply to check out their clothing. I love their t-shirts! I am and will forever be a country bumpkin girl at heart. It’s in my blood. My beloved childhood memories were lived and breathed outdoors.
I need to buy Linn the shirt that says,"I'm nuts for fluffy butts"... ha ha ha ... perfect for her and her love of chickens.
They had a lot of chicken and rooster yard and garden decorations. Linn would love this stuff.
Bathroom Renovation Motto - “Make a bold statement”
Not a problem! Clint did a great job painting the main bathroom “cedar chest”... it’s part of the red collection. It kind of reminds me of cinnamon. It’s bold, dark, rich and earthy. I really like how it turned out.
Let the Easter egg dyeing tradition begin! Friday night pizza / egg dyeing party.
A little Rummikub game-time fun. I beat their butts twice! :o) Just sayin. :o)
Clint baked his traditional carrot cake for Easter. He let me have the fun of decorating it with little icing mounds of carrots. I roasted the pecans to give them a crispy, buttery crunch before using them to garnish the cake. DELICIOUS!
Syd and I had fun making paper napkin bunnies for the dining room table. So cute!
I made some monkey bread for a special Easter breakfast.
Easter dinner - ham, cheesy scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, pickled beets and eggs, scalloped pineapple, carrot cake
May your Easter baskets be full of joy, happiness and peace! Happy Easter from our family to yours!
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