Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Been a while, huh?

Thanks to everyone for all of your comments that are coming via the blog. I appreciate the comments that have been left over the last month or so--I have just left them unposted due to email addresses being on some of them.

Please understand that this post does not mean I am back to blogging. I am honestly not sure where this blog is going and thus, I am not blogging to try and figure that all out. But, I wanted to let you know that I appreciate all my readers and appreciate your patience as I figure out if this blogging thing is for me.

Thanks again for being patient as I figure this all out.

Friday, March 30, 2012

What about blogging and a AWESOME Resource on Nut Free Classroom Snacks...

Blogging...I don't know. I have felt like this little blog has an identity problem. But, I realized it was more of a me problem. You see the reason I started it was to share things with people. But, unless your blog is huge or you have made it that way by publishing it all over the place, it's not helping the masses. To do that you have to go to the masses so, the discussion started to stop blogging and start pinning.

What I do here is share items with you that I have found and are cool and my take on some of them. Sure I share things that I have made or my sweet Little Man has said. But, things can be shared in various ways over there. Then, I am going to the masses. I can have all of my categories neatly labeled and the time I take to do all the searching for the blog can be spent there. I will have a pinning problem to start, I know it. But, with time management and restrictions, it can be a good thing. I can post organization things, cooking, real food, etc.  So, this blogs days are numbered, but my sharing is not. I am just changing it to keep up with the times.

OK, so over at 100 Days of Real Food, she uploaded and posted an awesome snack list for the Nut Free Classroom to have. I figure, that there are plenty of you that have nut allergies or know of someone with a nut allergy that could use this list.
You can find it by going here. LINK

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Apple Chocolate Chip Muffins!

{Those of you reading via email, I posted another post yesterday and you might want to go to the blog to check that out.}

Yes, these are vegan, but I think that around here it's not noticeable anymore. There are even recipes that I will make after lent is over.I was using what I remembered in my head of recipes that I had made before and then another recipe, however, it wasn't like anything I had ever made. So, I guess this is the birth of a new recipe.
The best part is that everyone liked them!!!

2 cups flour (your choice what kind you use)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup light brown sugar (not tightly packed)
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
1 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 apple pealed and diced--I'd add more next time.
Vegan chocolate chips-sprinkled in there. Less than 1/4 cup.

Bake 350 F for about 16-20 min.

This recipe is around 170 calories per muffin and it makes 12 full muffins and they are moist. But, watch as they stick to the paper.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Organization Topics are coming!

I promise! April will be the month that we all get organized together!

Leave comments on topics and I will add them to my list.

Also, over there on the side you are beginning to see links to other blogs that I visit. It will be a great set of resources for all of you once I am done. Hope to add more tonight!

Lastly, thanks for your patience in my journey to figure out what this blog is all about. It's just like me a work in progress!

I smell a challenge coming on...

OK, so you all know I went Vegan for lent. So, that's enough of a challenge right now. But, I can tell you that doing that has made me dig deeper into things, but more on that another time.

A website that I came across a while back that I would like to bring up on here is 100 Days of Real Food. After you are done reading I want you to go and explore her blog. She shares a lot of great information on this blog. She also offers you a few challenges. Now, as I am typing this, I have not even consulted by husband on it, but I am think that I can blackmail convince him into the 10 Day challenge. I mean really, it is only 10 Days. Although we do eat healthy foods in our house, there are processed foods here right along with sugar. So, this challenge will be a great adventure.

This isn't something that is going to happen right away, but it will happen within the next month or so--at least in my mind it will. I am going to talk this over with him, develop a menu for 10 days and figure it all out. Then, we will get started. I'll let you know when and invite you to join me on my journey.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012



The question has two parts.
1. How much knowledge do you possess about Jesus and His life?
2. How intimate is your relationship with Him?

As Kyle points out, this is often what separates the fans from the followers. It's the difference between knowledge and intimacy.

Look at Matthew 15:8. It says: "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me."
Do you spend time in the word out of a sense of duty or honor?

If Jesus were to walk up to you and take a seat in the coffee shop next to you, would you know Him?

Kyle asks: Do you just know about Jesus, or do you really know Him?
That is a good question. Don't get me wrong, I think that studying God's work and taking the time to learn from it is valuable to our lives. But, knowledge alone isn't the answer; you need that intimacy with him. And don't start thinking that knowledge = intimacy. It doesn't.

I said in my book study that I would be impressed by the person that could quickly recite all the books of the bible in order without taking a breath. However, that would be a short lived impression. The one that would leave a long standing impression on me is the one that has that intimate relationship with Jesus and it is evident in the way they live their lives.

I admire those with greater knowledge than myself. But, as Kyle said: "When there is knowledge without intimacy, you’re really no more than a fan."

Read Luke 7:44-46. When was the last time you had an intimate moment with Jesus? When was the last time you expressed your deep love for Him? When was the last time you did something for Him? In these questions, I am not asking if you know Jesus and his story, what I am asking is how intimate is your relationship with Him. Ponder that and I will see you here next week.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Keeping Kids with Allergies Safe...

Looking for a way to keep those kids safe? Well, here is a list of printables that you may want to have on hand. You can find them all at Paper & Pigtails Party.  She has them over there for free. Enjoy!