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BIG News!

BIG News!

Yes, it does have to do with the male species but not with my relationship status. By the end of this year, 4 more boys will be calling me Aunt Danielle. You know my sister Michelle is having a baby! If you don’t, go and […]

Amazon Baby Registry – Welcome Box

Amazon Baby Registry – Welcome Box

Baby #3 will be arriving in November! I saved most of the larger items like a play pen, high chair, etc. from my other two kids. I started a list on Amazon for new baby and found out they have Amazon Baby Registry now! If […]

“I Have Not Forgotten” – The Patterson Sisters NEW CD PROMO

“I Have Not Forgotten” – The Patterson Sisters NEW CD PROMO

CAMPING – Prince Galliztin State Park

CAMPING – Prince Galliztin State Park

Our first adventure in the camping was this month. We went up to our favorite get-a-way, Prince Galliztin State Park. We love just the quietness of it. It is the off-season though. Take a look at our video of our day away. We make pizza […]

Beautiful Bedroom Redo

Beautiful Bedroom Redo

Finished! I love the sound of that word. I can’t wait to show you all the beautiful thing I put in our master bedroom. We have been enjoying our bedroom. What a fun project. Here are some tips when you are decorating a master bedroom. […]

“Squeeze” the Day

“Squeeze” the Day

Life . . . what comes to your mind when you hear that word?

  • a lot to do
  • Regrets
  • Joy
  • Blessed

We focus so much on that 10% of negativity!

Here are a few suggestions I gave at Natalie’s Mother/Daughter Banquet when I was speaking there a few weeks ago.

L – Love God and His Word

Have a personal walk with the Lord.  Yes, you should be in church and listening to the preacher preach every Sunday, but you need to hear from the Lord yourself.  Have a plan and take action.

                Psalm 119:11  Thy word have I hid I mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

 E-  Establish Goals

Goals are a good thing! 

1 Corinthians 9:25 – And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things.

You should have all kinds of goals:

  • Personal
  • Spiritual
  • Family
  • Marital
  • Health
  • Financial
  • Ministry
  • Home Improvements
  • Hobbies

“if you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar

M – Motivate Yourse

  • Vision Board
  • Goal Sheets (Pinterest)
  • Buy a new outfit in the size smaller

Galatians 4:18-  But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

2 Timothy 2:26  –  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

O – Order In the Home

Proverbs 14:1 – Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

“Build” – Increase and strengthen

1 Corinthians 14:40 – Let all things be done decently and in order.

It’s hard to be focused on goals when the home is cluttered and disorganized.

Check out my post I did on our master bedroom!

In the back of your mind you are thinking, I want to do THIS (Goal), but I should be doing THIS (Clean house, declutter, organize, etc…).

  • start with one room at a time
  • start with one drawer at a time
  • cleaning schedule
  • meal planning
  • family schedule

Whatever is not working – FIX IT!

N – Narrow Priorities

  • Personal Time
  • Church Time
  • Family Time

1 Corinthians 10:23 – All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

S – Serve Others

Hebrews 3:13  – But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

There are people in your church who need encouragement.

There are people in your neighborhood who need encouragement.

There are people in your home who need encouragement.

Life is too hard and too short not to “Squeeze” the Day!

Master Bedroom Refresh

Master Bedroom Refresh

Hello friends! These past few months I’ve been updating my Master Bedroom. I videoed the entire process and am excited to share the final results! Here are the links mentioned in the video! Diffuser Charging Dock Bedroom Lights Ottoman Rug Pillow Cases Charger https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60275812/?query=undefined&icid=iba|us|unbxdsuggestion|201811132211556208_1#/20275814 Disclaimer: […]

My Lemon Tree Journey (Part 2)

My Lemon Tree Journey (Part 2)

THE LEMON PLANTS ARE OVER A YEAR OLD! I know, it’s crazy! In the last blog post, all of the plants were still in my bedroom. Theres only three now. No, I didn’t kill them. Each plant is doing well on its own. LEMON TREE […]

$5 Easter Basket!

$5 Easter Basket!

I have never done an Easter basket for my children yet and really I never received an Easter basket. We always had a big Easter egg hunt with all the cousins (and believe me, that was plenty! We didn’t miss an Easter basket.) This year though, I thought it might be nice to do something small now that Hannah and Leah are old enough to enjoy it! I didn’t want to do anything expensive or with a lot of candy because I knew they were going to be participating in at least one Easter Egg hunt this year! Like most parents with toddlers know, they can barely eat all the candy they get before it goes bad anyway!

This basket cost me $5! (not including the Easter pick) and everything is from the Dollar Tree!! They have TONS of Easter basket goodies and for only $1 it was hard to only pick 4 things! I already had the tissue paper on hand and the baskets were a perfect little size that 4 things were all I needed to fill it! The Easter pick is optional, but I thought it would add a cute touch!

It doesn’t always take a lot of money to do something special for you kids!

I tried to do these baskets up and take the pictures during the girls’ naps. Hannah woke up right as I was finishing up so these won’t be a surprise to her. She informed me “But, I CAN’T wait till Easter!!” So, I think they’ll like these baskets!

Easter Sunday Side Dishes

Easter Sunday Side Dishes

We love getting together as a family on holidays. Most of the time, family members will bring the same dish year after year. It’s the dish you look forward to – tradition. Once in a while, we will bring a new dish to the table, […]


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We love getting together as a family on holidays. Most of the time, family members will bring the same dish year after year. It’s the dish you look forward to – tradition. Once in a while, we will bring a new dish to the table, but we know being together is what is important.

We hope you enjoy our side dishes and maybe we can inspire you to bring something new to your table this holiday season.

Sherri made a Sweet Potato Bake. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Bake

Category: dish dish, sweet potatoes

Cuisine: American

Sweet Potato Bake

I got this recipe from one of the first Taste Of Home Magazines. I’m sorry I don’t have the author of this recipe, but it’s delicious!

Ingredients

  • 3 C Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Milk
  • 1/4 C Butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 C Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C Chopped Pecans
  • 1/4 C Flour
  • 2 TBS Cold Butter

Instructions

  1. Mix mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, milk, butter, salt, and vanilla in a bowl. Transfer to a baking dish. Mix the topping ingredients all together to make a crumble. Crumble the topping mixture on top of the sweet potatoes mixture. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes. Enjoy!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Makes 4 to 6 servings

  • 2 pounds of brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 c. roughly chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons cane syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together Brussels sprouts, oil, salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Place in an even layer on prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans, and bake until sprouts are tender, about 10 minutes more. Drizzle with cane syrup just before serving.

Creamy Broccoli Stuffing

  • 10 oz. package frozen broccoli
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1-1/2 T butter, melted
  • 6 oz. box stuffing mix
  • 2-1/2 T. flour
  • 1/4 lb. processed cheese, sliced
  1. Cook broccoli until tender.
  2. Make a white sauce with the butter, flour, and milk. Cook until thickened.
  3. Prepare stuffing mix according to directions on package.
  4. Lightly oil a 2-quart casserole dish.
  5. Put a layer of broccoli in bottom of baking dish, layer cheese slices on top of broccoli. Spread a layer of white sauce on top of the cheese and then add a layer of stuffing.
  6. Repeat layers as above, ending with stuffing.
  7. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

I didn’t have any sliced cheese when I made this, but shredded cheese works just fine too!

We really enjoyed this dish! I thought it was delicious! It was really easy to throw together even though it seems like a long process! This recipe is from a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook! They are super cute and have a lot of good recipes! This is from the book “A Pinch of This, A Dash of That.”

Cinnamon Butter

Your family will love this Texas Roadhouse cinnamon butter knock-off! Try it on crescent rolls, biscuits, etc. You can find this easy recipe here >>>>> https://www.thereciperebel.com/cinnamon-butter/ and you probably have all the ingredient in your kitchen right now!

Pickled Eggs

Pickled eggs are a tradition in PA! We all love them. They are easy to make too. Just boil your eggs and add your store bought pickled beets. If you don’t have pickled beets, just regular canned beets, add equal parts water and apple cider vinegar to make your liquid. Let you pickled eggs refrigerate at least 24 hours. That’s it – Ready to eat!


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