Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Scripture Cards...



A few years back my mom in law had
 made me these sweet little scripture cards.
I love how cute and colorful they are.
I have these cards placed through out my home
as they remind me how gracious the Lord is.

Over the years, I have made and added new
 ones to my special treasure box.


I love that we can be creative and
 use our thoughts and ideas.

I started writing a prayer journal. 
I love to look back and see all the prayers
 that I have had answered.
Of course there are some that are still
 looking for that answer too.
(Smiles)

I think it would be a good idea to 
make some of those prayers
onto these little cards as it will remind me to
 pray over those little prayers daily.

All you need is some cute stock paper,
 stickers, glue or double sided tape
and some great little sayings, scriptures 
or prayers to type or write out.

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Onto other news:
It has been frigid here the passed few days.
We got a wee bit of snow yesterday.
Brrr!!!

My oldest son started his college classes!
Yes, COLLEGE classes.
This mom is trying to take this all in.
Overwhelming at times, I'm not gonna lie...

You know, I don't have much to tell....
I'm trying to stay at home as much as I can
because well...I dislike town!
Haha!
Bet you never would of guess that one!

Still going strong with the Trim Healthy Mama.
I haven't dropped a lot of pounds, but I have noticed
 some inches melting away off my waistline.
I'm really not doing this plan for the weight loss,
I'm doing it to eat more healthier foods and less sugar.
So far, so good!

Okay I've rambled on long enough...
Have a good week!

Thanks for stopping by!!

HUGS,
Amy

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A New Year, A New You...



Happy New Year to you all!

Yes, I know it is now the second week into the new year!
Ha! Better late than never, is my motto.

December just flew by and now we are in the 
new year with new adventures and new things to try.

Plus my hubby and I will celebrate our
 21st Anniversary this week!
Yahoo!
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I was told the other day that I didn't look my age.
What a nice compliment!  I'm gonna hold onto that, 
when I'm feeling my age and outta sort.
(Giggles inserted)

It's so nice to receive such a nice compliment
 from a complete stranger, isn't it?

Any who, I had a reason why I needed to do a blog post,
other than the fact to show you I am still around!
Blogging seems to be getting harder and harder to do for some reason.
I don't want it to feel like a chore, you know?

But, I'm here and I promise to come visit soon!

Okay, now onto my post....

Have you ever tried Bulletproof Coffee??

Oh my...if you haven't, you need to!
It is SO GOOD!
And GOOD for you!

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So, this is what they look like after you make up a batch.

One batch makes about 48 discs.

I have been trying the Trim Healthy Mama 
way of eating since Christmas
and at first I was like, I don't think I can do this.
But then, once I eliminated all the white stuff out of my diet,
(white as in potatoes, rice, flour and regular white sugar)
I started feeling good. 
Like I had energy again! Yahoo!

When doing the Trim Healthy Mama, 
they get you off of the bad sugars.
You start using the good sugars like Stevia, Xylitol, their brand of 
Gentle Sweet and Super Sweet Blends.

 Any who, that took some getting used to.  
When you are used to having everything super sweet
 and then you switch to something kinda sweet, it was like... yuck!

Coffee was my hardest challenge, because 
I love all the flavored coffee creamers!

So, I tried to create a few different flavors of my own...
 I didn't like them at all!
Onto Plan B... Or C or D...Ha!

So, then I started googling and finding out what I could try next.
And that's when I found this recipe for Bulletproof Coffee.

Jackpot!  These little discs are delicious!

Now, don't be shocked by whats in them.
You need to have the healthy fats in your diet.

Research it and see what you think!
And, I think you should at least try them once...

Bulletproof Coffee Discs
3/4 cups butter
1 1/2 cups coconut oil
5 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. stevia or another natural sweetener
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

In a bowl, melt the butter and coconut oil in a 
microwave safe bowl.
Stir. Once fully melted, 
add in the cocoa powder, stevia and vanilla.
And stir again.

Pour into two 24 cup mini muffin pans
 or 4 ice cube trays.
 Freeze until set.
Once frozen pop out of tins or trays and store in a baggie 
until your next cup of coffee.

To Make:
Brew your coffee like you normally do, pop one 
bulletproof disc into your cup,
add your creamer of choice and a bit more sweetener if desired. 
Stir and enjoy!!

* The first time I had it, I was surprised at the oil
 that that floated to the top,
but after I tasted it, Yum!

I'm not ever going back
 to store bought creamers, it's that good!

I just stir a few times as I drink it to incorporate
 the yummy goodness throughout my coffee.

*For those of you that follow the THM plan,
this is considered an S.*

And if you really don't like that the oil floats to the top,
you can blend the coffee in a blender.

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This is what the Bulletproof coffee looks like.

All I know, is it is so much better for you
than all those trans fat creamers out there!

I hope you give it a try and if you do,
tell me what you think!


I hope you all have a wonderful January!!

Thanks so much for stopping by....


Hugs to you,







Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Joy...


JOY

It's the little things that bring me Joy.

Sunsets, coffee, long drives,
giggles, sappy movies, chocolate,
tight hugs, holding hands, snuggles from my boys,
starry nights, random acts of kindness, 
 freshly baked cookies, 
deep conversations, my love for Jesus,
cozy socks, music and a good book.

These things are so little, 
yet they mean a great deal to me.

Suppose, it is not the extent of things
small or BIG that make a difference.

But perhaps, this Joy is a good feeling in the soul,
produced by the Holy Spirit, as he
causes us to see the beauty of Christ in the word
and in the world.

After all the fruit of the Spirit is
love, JOY, peace, patience, gentleness,
goodness, faithfulness, kindness and self control.
Galatians 5:22:23

What brings you JOY??


I hope you all are having a great December thus far!!

Thanks for stopping by...



HUGS & BLESSINGS,


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I Am In Awe...

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Well Hello!  How are you today?

I am still amazed at how fast the days are going.
And I am still trying to process that it is now December.
DECEMBER! 
Seriously?!
How is it December all ready??

We had family here for most of November
which was nice and very busy.

Then Thanksgiving came around...
That was nice and it was even nicer to
 have family here to celebrate with.

And, well it's kinda been a blur from then.
And now we are in December!

My middle sons birthday is in a few days
and he turns 11!!

Seriously...time is flying!


Yes, there is still green in these pictures
as I took them I think in late Spring, early Summer.
Aren't they pretty?

This was one of the nature walks
 I took with my boys.
Not very far from our home.


I loved this little area as the sun was
 getting ready to set for the evening.

I just thought it was so amazing!
The detail of the sun through the trees
to the reflection of the water...
Wow...just wow!

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And then the sun sets and it's even more glorious!
We are so blessed to have a Creator that
 gives us all these amazing gifts to witness 
each and every day.

I don't know about you but I am in awe.
I am in awe at the love my Heavenly Father shows me daily.
I am in awe at the Joy He gives me.
I am in awe at the Grace He has for me.
I am in awe that I am His daughter.

And I am in awe that we can witness His great gifts
each and every day we are here!

Who wouldn't want to share that with the world?



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So, as the month of December carries on
I hope you all take the time to slow down
and thank our Heavenly Father for all the
 gifts and treasures of every day.

For these days seem to be fleeting...

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Until next time...

Be Blessed,













Saturday, November 18, 2017

It's The Little Things...

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Well Hello!

I'm not sure, but as I type this the time
 just seems to be zooming past.

I seriously can not believe 
next week is Thanksgiving.

What?!

Thank goodness, I went to the store and picked up
 what I needed, so I don't have to go back any time soon. 
Because when I did go... it was MOBBED!!

It's been so busy here...
Family is here and looking for houses
as they are moving back to Colorado.

Having 8 extra people on the homestead
keeps it very busy!
Plus you add in 2 extra dogs and a cat!
Yeah...BUSY!

But, it's okay, cause they are moving closer!
And they found a house they loved about an hour from us!

So, happy to have them here!


So, lets see what else has been going on here,
if you follow me on Instagram you know my guys were hunting
like all of October. 
(Smiles)

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They took two extremely long trips and a short trip.
I went a few times and I am so glad I did.

Amazing Views, Amazing Sunsets, Family Time.
God's Glory everywhere on the mountain!

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On this special day, we finally managed to find a herd of Elk
and was able to get a clear shot...
Well long story short and a very long night
we have Elk for our freezer!

God was so good to us!
He provided!

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Now...on to Geese Hunting...
Yep, I'm pretty sure that's all we do around here is HUNT!
HA!
That's okay though...
my boys love it and they love being outdoors!

So, Goose hunting it is!




And last, but certainly not least...
THANKSGIVING is almost here!

So...enjoy your day full of Blessings!
Be Thankful, Be Blessed, Be Full!


Oh Look....PIE!!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by.
I appreciate each and everyone of you!


Hugs & Blessings,










Monday, October 23, 2017

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies...



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Why... hello there!

How are you all?
How has Fall been treating you so far?

It has been warm here. 
We had a few days where the temps 
dropped below freezing, 
but the days seem warm. 
Oh and we have had the wind!
But..I guess it wouldn't be Fall 
without that wind, now would it?!
HA!

My guys are on another hunting trip,
so far they have been having a blast
even though they have yet to find a Buck!

I honestly think those critters 
know people are hunting them,
so they take cover!

So, before they headed out,
 I cooked and baked
 what seemed like days
maybe months...LOL

I found this new cookie recipe
and I gave it a try and boy
were they ever tasty!

No butter and no eggs!

Sometimes I don't like to use all my butter
as I live far from town to replenish my fridge.

Who hear just absolutely LOVES pumpkin?

Anything with Fall flavors is a must in my opinion!


I hope you give them a try and
I promise you it will become
 a new favorite in your home!


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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup coconut oil, solid
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp coconut milk or regular milk
1/3 cup pumpkin
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
1 cup of more chocolate chips

Combine solid coconut oil, sugars, vanilla, molasses and milk.
 Mix well. Add in pumpkin. Mix again.
 Add in flour, soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
 Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

Bake at 375 for 9-10 minutes

** If you bake Gluten Free, 
just swap out the flour for a Gluten Free one
and you are good to go.
I baked these with both regular flour and Gluten Free
flour and they both turned out just fine.**

Enjoy!!




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And I'll leave you with a beautiful
 prairie sunset from a few nights back!

God sure does paint some beautiful skies, doesn't He?


Thanks so much for stopping by....

Hugs & Blessings,


Monday, October 2, 2017

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins...

 
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PUMPKIN MUFFINS!

It's time to bake and eat and bake and eat
anything with FALL flavors!!

We eat a lot of muffins around here.
Grab one and go.
OR sit down and enjoy one with a cuppa coffee.

Why...it's a must!!

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Straight outta the oven...

DELICIOUSNESS is brewing!!


Would you like to try the recipe for yourself?

Okie Dokie...I'll quit teasing you now! (HaHa)
Enjoy!


 Pumpkin Streusel Muffin

1/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. canned pumpkin
1/2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp. molasses
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. salt

Streusel Topping:
1/3 c. flour
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. cold butter

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars
 until light and fluffy.
Beat in the pumpkin, buttermilk,
 eggs and molasses.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder,
 pumpkin pie spice and salt.
Gradually add to pumpkin mixture
 just until blended.
Fill greased or paper lined
 muffin cups about 2/3 full.

For topping, combine flour and brown sugar.
Cut in the cold butter until mixture is crumbly.
Sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes 
or until toothpick inserted in the
 muffin comes out clean.
Cool  for 5 minutes in pan before
 removing to a cooling rack.

**Tip: You can convert this recipe
 to Gluten Free if you wish. 
Just replace the flour for a gluten free flour.

And they will still turn out amazing!!

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I hope you all have a delightful week!!


Thanks for stopping by...
I appreciate each one of you!



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