Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns

A few days ago I thought it would be good to try making some sort of cinnamon rolls.   After searching Pinterest, I settled on this recipe : Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns.  They turned out good!  The only things I was a bit disappointed in was that they seemed to dry out quickly, and the caramel was too hard after they cooled. They were wonderful fresh and warm from the oven though. :) 

Kneading the dough.

Ready for the first rise.

Rolling out the dough, with help from some of the children. :) 


The finished buns after I had flipped them out of the pan they baked in. Yummy! :)  If you make this recipe be sure to remove them from the pan while they are still warm, otherwise the caramel sticks pretty bad. 

Hope everyone is having a good Tuesday! :) 


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Loving, as He Loved Us

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."  John 13:34

"In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another." 1 John 4:9-11

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I Just Want to Thank You Lord

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1Thes 5:18

"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."  Psalm 136:1

I was thinking about this song this morning and thought I'd post it here.  I have so much to be thankful and grateful for!  There have been times when feel things are not going how I think they should be, and I will start dwelling on the negative things, instead of looking to the Lord Jesus, and being thankful for all the wonderful blessings around me.  I'm glad for God's mercy toward me each and every day. He is so very good!

"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." Lam 3:22-23

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thought this was Funny

 I'm definitely type "A", while my husband is "B"  😊 Which type are you? 

Monday, March 20, 2017

The First Day of Spring

Happy Spring! While it's still cold and snowy where we live, I'm looking forward to all the coming delights warmer weather brings!  Such as...

Seeing the first robin


New leaves on the trees

Having hummingbirds come to my feeders again

Colorful flowers growing

Green grass

"And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:"  Dan 2:21

Friday, March 10, 2017

Planting Flower Seeds

When it looks like this outside, I needed to do something to remind myself spring will actually come to Canada. :) 

So we went to the store and bought dirt, pots and flower seeds! The children and I planted marigolds, asters and zinnias. 

On Thursday we saw that some of the seeds have already sprouted! It's been good to see things growing when it's freezing cold out. :) 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lunch in the Basement

A few days ago I decided to buy a few treats and have a picnic lunch in the basement with the children.  We had fun, and it helped break the monotony a bit from being in the house to much this winter. :)  It warmed up to above freezing today, which was nice, looking forward to springtime! :) 

Making the food. 

The children were eager to help get the plates of food ready. :)  

Ready to eat! 

Yummy lunch. Chips, ham sandwich, cheese stick, chocolate bar, and orange juice. :) 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Happy Way to Start My Day

The Bible, French vanilla coffee, and a pancake, sausage, egg, maple breakfast sandwich my husband found at the store for me because he knows how much I like them. <3

"I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me." Psalm 101:1-3 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Little Ones

Precious, no doubt, are these little ones in your eyes;
 but if you love them, think often of their souls.
No, interest should weigh with you so much as their eternal interests.  No part of them should be so dear to you as that part which will never die. -Selected  

Two Tips to Help Speed Work in the Kitchen

#1 To chop an apple very quickly, first turn the apple stem side down. With a large knife make four cuts around the core as shown. You will end up with six apple slices and the core. 

#2 When you have a lot of small children like we do this tip comes in handy! To quickly cut up waffles, pancakes or French toast use your pizza cutter! It's very fast and easy! 

These are just two kitchen tips I've used recently that have helped me out. :)