We read a GREAT BOOK entitled, "How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A"! It was great and I was amazed how how much geography Mary is grasping. Anyway it DEFINITELY inspred her to make a cherry pie! So this was our home ec. lesson today. ... Read more
"Whenever I want my boys (eight and six) to go outside and get some firewood, all I have to do is address them as "you men." As in, "Would you men mind bringing in some more firewood?" They flex their biceps immediately and run outside." (Pionee... Read more
My 16 year old son just finished this project and it's DEFINITELY my all time favorite! He used MANY exotic woods--apple is santos mahogany; corn--yellow heart; grapes--purple heart; tomato is african paduak; and the pumpkins are santos and pea... Read more
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Let's make a DIFFERENCE today! This was UNforgettable! Please take 3 minute... Read more
My girlfriend invited me to Auntie Anne's today to treat me to a Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel. Since I knew I would be eating the pretzel [although I thought we were splitting one], I didn't eat much lunch [a slice of whole grain bread with that deli... Read more
read this on several blogs today and found it interesting. So...here goes.
The names I go by:
Susie--by my family
Torch--by my husband
Mom/Mama--by my children
Three places I've lived in the past:
* Kansas City MO
* Richla... Read more
"*fixing our eyes on Jesus, the *author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2
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I had a taste of these AWESOME cookies last night at our friend's house.
In a large bowl or mixer cream:
½ cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 4 eggs, 1 tsp.
vanilla, 2 ½ tsp. baking soda
Add the following and stir in ... Read more
When I posted the slideshow the other day, I had a picture of our gourmet coffee that my girlfriend's daughter made! Oh, my goodness, was it YUMMY! Here is what she did.
For every 1 cup [8oz] cup of coffee add 1 TBS of grounds and sprinkl... Read more
I lost another 1.4 pounds this week. I'm just AMAZED! My goal was to lose 1# in January and so far I've lost 4.4#'s. I'm doing NOTHING different. In fact, I'm eating MORE calories [per SP's suggestion] and last night I had regular ice cream and ... Read more
Today's Healthy Reflections reminded me of a country song one of my boys has on their IPOD. First the healthy reflection:
"Children, especially, are like sponges taking in your every action and word--they naturally want to be just like you... Read more
I'm sharing this because I just am SO, SO thrilled that I don't have the 'splurge because we're having company', or because 'it's a special occasion' mentality anymore! This is HUGE!!! For the most part I've learned to eat moderately and to JO... Read more
STRONG START QUIZ: [From special offers email from SP]
Answer "yes" or "no" to the following: When you first start a new effort to lose weight or get healthier (during the first two weeks or so),
1.Are you more likely to work out 60 m... Read more