October 25, 2012

Memories & a Horseradish Cream Sauce

My girl loves looking at cookbooks. I remember spending hours pouring over my moms cookbooks. I have great memories talking with my mom about cooking. She was a great cook and taught me many things. I hope to be able to teach my kids some things about cooking. That's the stuff memories are made of.

I also have an easy sauce for you too!
You will need
1/2 cup olive oil mayo
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
1 clove garlic minced
1 teaspoon- 1 tablespoon horseradish (depending if you would like it mild or strong)
S & P to taste
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar

Whisk everything together in a bowl ad dip chips in it or serve with a roast or just about anything you can come up with! Seriously I dislike strong horseradish but this sauce is perfect! So great with many things! Enjoy!!

Beautiful People

Don't ya just love to look a beautiful person? I know that the world pushes everyone to be beautiful. Sometimes though the most beautiful people I have ever met are so much MORE beautiful in the inside. Especially when I take the time to get to really know them. You know every person in this world has hurts. If I were to look at them and say well that person's hurts are ugly so maybe I don't wanna spend time with them or reach out. I guess all I am saying is this: take the time to reach out to people and over look their past and their hurts. You might be surprised! It seems like in this world people only like you if you look or dress a certain way. Take the time to get to know someone :) reach out and spread the love! :)
Have a blessed day!

October 24, 2012

October-I love you!

October is a special month for me. Let me explain. It is the month I first came to the Midwest. I moved half way across the country to relocate my family. You might ask if I just did that out of the blue. No I didn't. Well kinda but it was pressed upon my heart. By The Lord. I was doing things with people I shouldn't have hung out with. (I had an addiction) I couldn't stop myself from indulging in things most people don't do. People who loved me told me to get it together. I knew something had to change. I had battled this monster within me for years and I mean like 10 years. It was time to do something different. I had some family in the Midwest and decided to go and live with them for awhile. I left my home state and my life has never been the same and in a good way! God has been with me thru thick & thin. Like the time my mom got breast cancer and was sick and eventually passed away. I am so thankful that I asked Him to help me. I knew I was sinning. I was letting
God, my kids, & my family down. They all still loved me so much! I just didn't see it. Until I left. So I have much love for October and for the Midwest! 8 years baby!!! Feels good too!

Another reason I love October is that that was going to be my last born sons birth month! I instantly made the connection when I found out his due date! God had other plans for baby J. He was born in September. :) now I love September too!!!

If your going thru something you never thought you would just remember that The God who lives in Heaven knows what he is doing! Have patience and take heart! He doesn't ignore your cries-He hears YOU! He will answer
YOU! It may not be in your timing. His
Timing is perfect! His grace sufficient!
Until next time-many blessings to you and yours!!!❤❤❤

Also here are a few photos from my cell :) hope you enjoy!

October 23, 2012

Taking a break

Ahh it's been awhile since I blogged. Life is busy. Kids are growing and so is our family. Kids grow fast! With that in mind I have decided to take a break from social media (twitter•Facebook•Instagram) so that I can focus more. My relationships with my husband & my kids, relationships with friends. I wanna be an aware parent and in this ever socially open society we live in, I feel like real conversations are almost a lost art form. I don't spend a lot of time on those social sites but sometimes I find my self not really paying attention to what's going on around me.
I don't like it when I do that.
And we are moving to another rental in the next few weeks. Yay! There is an extra bedroom and a huge yard!!! It is a little more per month but if we need the room (and a we need a yard) then we can prioritize our finances to make it work. I think it's good when people are stretched beyond their comfort zone in any little way. It helps you focus on what is truly important. In this case a better home for our kids is our focus. We have been in a house that is extremely inefficient as far as heating and cooling goes. Plus a list of other issues that we have discussed with the owners and they seem unwilling to fix them as of now. We understand that that is their choice and are ever so thankful that we had the opportunity to live in this house in this area. Houses to rent are far and few between here. People don't move all to often here and it's a nice area. So we are happy to have found a house here that's a little bigger, more solid and cleaner. So thankful!!! Thank you Jesus!!! So kids & family & moving & my walk with God are reasons for my break away! I will embrace this season with joy and a thankful heart and rock this out with the grace of God.
Blessings to you friends!