Saturday, February 28, 2015

Our New Pictures

Here are some pictures we took the same day we took the pictures for our header, about us gadget and our individual about us pictures!
Comment and tell us your favorite :)


Love, Emily (and Michele)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

How To Make Smoky Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Okay, I'm not a big fan of sweet potatoes, but I have to say, these are the best I've had yet. You can have them for breakfast (with eggs), lunch, or dinner!
 Hope you like them!!!

  gluten & dairy free  
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

What you need...
2 pounds of sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean and diced
1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon of salt
*optional: 8 ounces of bacon, chopped. (I didn't use bacon this time, but I like it a lot)

Preheat the oven to 400 F

In a large bowl, toss together all of the ingredients.

Spread onto 2 rimmed baking sheets
Place in the oven and roast for 15 minutes. (If you are using bacon, toss to coat the potatoes in the rendered bacon fat.) Continue roasting for 15 minutes, until the potatoes are crisp. 

And there you have it... enjoy!

Original recipe from: Against all Grain recipe book

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How To Make A Felt Mint Pouch

These felt hearts are SO easy to make and are lots of fun.

For this project you will need:
Embroidery thread
Embroidery needles
A pen
Pattern {found here}
 First you trace your patterns on to your felt.
Then you cut out the pieces.

 Start sewing at on #1 at the start as shown above. When you get to the end of the line, assemble the heart as it will be when finished. Piece #1 should flap in front of piece #2. You can pin it with straight pins to hold it in place if it's easier for you. Then sew all the way around the edges of the heart and tie a knot at the end.
 Now you can add a mint or other thing inside your pouch.

 Original idea found here.

Hope you like it!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

How To Make Coconut Balls

 These coconut balls are fun to make with little kids. Every year my extended family makes these to give to our neighbors around Christmas. Makes 100.

The ingredients are:
1 8oz can of sweetened condensed milk.
2 pounds powdered sugar.
14 oz unsweetened flaked coconut.
1 stick of butter melted.
Walnuts if desired {We don't use walnuts.}
Mix these ingredients in a large bowl (use hands) Shape into 1\2 inch balls on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and put sheet in the fridge for half an hour.

Melt on low in a crock-pot:
12 oz chocolate chips.
1/4 of a cube paraffin wax.
Then dip the candy balls into the chocolate mix with a fork and put the in the fridge until chocolate has hardened.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How To Make Food Hearts

Here is some really good ideas to make for your family or friends on any special occasion, particularly Valentines Day! Tastes good too!!! :)

Cut a small slanted piece off of both cherry tomatoes. put the pieces together! Very easy and fun to make! Optional: toothpicks 

What you Need: 2 rubber bandsPencil, or straight stick, small paper that can fold around the egg tightly, 1 egg.
Boil the egg, leave the egg sitting with the paper and stick on, for 10 minutes or more, etc.... 

Cut an arrow shape on top of the carrot, shape your carrot as a heart should be shaped (pretty self explanatory) Cook the carrot, plain or, with what ever pleased, and enjoy!!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Weekly Quote

                     Check out the quote for this week, at the Encouragement page!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

My Daily Devotions

Hi everyone, I decided to do a post about what I do for my devotions every morning!

When I get up I pray. For a post about prayer click here.

Next I read the Bible, I usually read the Proverb of the day and something in one of the Gospels.

Then I do my memorization. My mom made us verse boxes a for all the verses we have memorized.
In Daily I have the verses I am still working on and need to do every day.
Odd/Even I put verses that I am still working on but getting better at.
Week Days I have the verses that I only need to do once every week.
Month days I have the ones that I am done with.
Each day, I review all the verses from the sections that go with the day. For example, today I did all the verses Daily section, Odd, Thursday and 5th.
For my box I used a recipe box that my mom got at Target.

Hope you like it!!

You can also see this post on the Encouragement page.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


                         Go to the Encouragement page to check the weekly quote!!!