Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Favorite Actor

Without a doubt, Shemar Moore is my favorite actor!

Shemar Moore from Criminal Minds

To find out more about Shemar Moore check out his website:
**Proceeds from the purchases of "Baby Girl" go towards finding a cure for MS.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Card

Happy Mother's Day!!
Handprint of Baby's Hand (traced)
Googly Eyes
Heart Sticker
Paint (for hair)

Hand and Footprint Mother's Day Craft

Cardstock (multiple colors)
Baby Feet
Baby Hands
Rectangle for Stem

"This little flower is special, you see,
Because it is made from parts of me
My hands and feet made each flower part,
to show I love you with all my heart."

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Speak Life

Ephesians 4:29 reads, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” On Toby Mac’s newest album, he wrote a song called, “Speak Life.” He based the song off a quote he read in Brennan Manning’s book, Abba Child. Brennan wrote, “Anyone we come in contact with we either offer them life or we drain them. There is no neutral exchange.” Toby Mac said, “That means that everyone I talk to, I have the opportunity to offer life to. Literally, I can speak life to people. My words can be used to turn someone’s life around, to encourage him or her, to be compassion, to be love.  
A month or two ago, I received a text from a friend who has been in California for nine months doing missionary work. In her text, she wrote, “Praying the verses in Colossians 1:2-14 over you tonight.” I grabbed my Bible and began reading those verses. Friends, I can’t even begin to tell you how meaningful that text was and how it changed my entire outlook on that evening. If her text brought me that much joy, I started to wonder, how my words might affect others lives. There are many ways we can speak life. We can mail an encouraging card, send a supportive text message or make a phone call to a friend or family member. Last week, I left a bottle of A&W root beer on a stressed out teacher’s desk with a note reading, “You’re an AW-some teacher.”
Words are powerful. They can build a person up or tear a person down. We have an opportunity to speak life in every conversation we have. I am working on being more intentional in speaking life to people not only face to face, but with the people I don’t see everyday let alone every week or month for that matter. I’m making a conscious decision to speak hope, speak love, and speak life. How will you use your words to speak life this week?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

More Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Recipe is by Taste of Home December/ January 1995

3 Large Baking Potatoes, 1 lb each
1 1/2 teaspoons oil (optional)
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1/2 cup butter or margarine divided
1/2 cup light cream
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Rub potatoes with oil if desired and pierce with a fork. Bake at 400 for 1 1/2 hour to until tender. Allow potatoes to cool to the touch. Cut potatoes in half length wise and scoop out pulp leaving a thin shell. Place pulp in a large bowl. Saute onions and 1/4 cup butter until tender. Add potato pulp light cream, sour cream, salt and pepper. Beat until smooth. Fold in cheese. Stuff potato shells and place in a 13x 9x 2 inch baking pan. Melt remaining butter and drizzle over potatoes and sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.

Potatos may be stuffed and refrigerated or frozen. Allow extra heating time.

Yeild: 6 servings

Butterfly Footprint Craft

11 month old craft

Paint (multiple colors)
Computer and printer to print saying

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Favorite TV Show

A picture of the cast from your favorite show.

This was really hard. I have a lot of favorite TV shows like Criminal Minds, PSYCH and Everybody Loves Raymond. Well those shows are great, F.R.I.E.N.D.S never gets old so I guess, that would be my favorite TV Show.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Facts About Me!

Day One: A picture of yourself with 15 facts.

1. I am obsessed with children's literature!
2. I refuse to touch raw meat, which is half the reason why I don't cook.
3. I am addicted to chocolate! :)
4. I want to move to South Carolina to be closer to my cousins, an ocean, and warm weather.
5. I HATE snow! I am terrified to drive in it, but I am slowly getting more confident.
6. I was in Synchronized Swimming for two years. I wish I never gave it up.
7. I like to be independent and do things on my own. According to my mom, "I march to the beat of my own drum."
8. I have never been out of the country.
9. I auditioned for a movie.
10. Cars is my favorite movie!
11. Spring is my favorite season, I love rain!
12. I worked as an Assistant Manager at Children's Place for two years before going back to school full time.
13. So far in my college career I have been to four different colleges and switched my major five times.
14. I do not know how to whistle.
15. I am a big kid at heart! :)