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Monday, July 18, 2011

One Thousand Blessings 246-259


Multiple Blessings, One Blessing @ a Time



246. watching 13 ducks walk down our road and across our yard

247. hearing my son's ask me "Are you ok Mommy" right after the car accident

248. hearing that my son's told their friends that 'My Mom was brave'

249. knowing God wrapped His arms around us during our car accident & kept us safe

250. Seeing the love of friends and family after the accident

251. Allegra Allergy meds

252. the other driver had car insurance

253. my boys earning their blue and green belts in Martial Arts

254. making my Christmas cards in July

255. reading my Bible in 90 Days

256. Preparing my photos for the fair

257. having my hubby enter photos in the fair for the first time

258. hot Summer day

259. watching the boys play with water balloons



Saturday, July 16, 2011

Homemade Iced Coffee

There is something about having iced coffee in the Summer. I absolutely love it. Of course, mine is decaf since I kicked the caffeine habit back in November 2010. I came across the best and most delicious iced coffee recipe ever over @ The Pioneer Woman.

I used to just make a pot of coffee through the coffee pot, then pour it into a large caraf. Let it cool down completely, then fill a glass with ice, pour it in along with my yummy vanilla all natural creamer to make iced coffee. Well now that I've made this, this way, I will never go back to the coffee pot again.

Go check out the recipe and her detailed instructions on her website above.

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She had a container that held twice as much as mine could to steep the coffee. So I ended up making one batch which you can see above in the picture and then the next day did another batch so I have double what I have above now and about what she had in her one. I just didn't have the space or bowls to make the large one she did at once.

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Pour in some yummy creamer and some ice and VOILA!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

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I don't know about you, but I won't buy the packaged Angel Food cake or sponge cake that you would use with your strawberry shortcake. I came across an absolutely DELICIOUS alternative to the storebought cakes and will continue to use this recipe unless I find one that is better. You can check out their website @ Deliciously Organic to find this recipe and more.

I love making things from scratch and this recipe was really easy to make. I also made my own whipped cream from scratch. Really easy. 1 cup heavy whipping creme, 1/4 cup of organic sugar and 1 tsp organic vanilla. Whip together with beater for few minutes until it peaks.

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Here they all are after I baked them. I probably could of taken them out a minute earlier. They tasted just fine though.