Psalm 100: 2
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Scatter Sunshine. Bring hope, love, and sunshine into this world that is suffering from pain, hate, and anger. Light is more powerful than the dark.
I kneel at the side of my bed as I weep for my children. I want to be the mom my children need but don’t feel I am or will ever be that mom. The only one thing that gives me peace is that I know the Savior loves my children and will pick up were I lack. Perhaps I am doing better than I think I am. Thank You Elder Holland for you talk.
- 1 1/4 cups Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter, softened
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 1/2 cups Mashed bananas (3 to 4 medium)
- 1/2 cup Buttermilk
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Salt
Preheat oven 350°. Grease bottom of the pans.
Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth, stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Pour into pans.
2 loaves 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 baking time 1 hour
1 loaf 9 x 5 x 3 baking time 1 1/4 hours
4 to 5 mini loaves baking time 45 minutes to 1 hour
This has been a long project for over the past year. Not that it is a time consuming but that my life is time consuming. With that being said I still need to finish it. I promised my daughters that I would finish for their 11th birthday but now I am aiming for their 12th. Realistically it will be on the frames ready to quilt by their birthday. Hey, they can help with the quilting.
This is my third quilt to piece and hand quilt. My first was a twin quilt made from baby dresses and clothes from my twin girls. My girls love the quilt because they like to look at fabrics from clothes they wore when they were little. I planned to make two but after I finished I started the second one but the pattern proved to be too difficult so I turned it into a baby quilt.
In comes the pink and yellow quilt. They are quite beautiful with the bright yellow and pink colors are offset with a soft cream fabric with a delicate flower print. I choose a quilt with larger blocks so there would be less cutting. Less cutting = quicker finish. In all there are 30 large blocks that make up a queen quilt. The cutting is completed and large blocks are all sown. Today I trimmed all the blocks to prepare the sew all the blocks together.
My favorite treat, popcorn. I love it for many reasons. First, as the baby chicks say “Cheap, cheap, cheap!” No I am not a microwave popcorn lover. Because of a food allergy (soy) I cannot have microwave popcorn. My choice of method is a Whirly Pop. You can find one here. Just a a bit of oil and 1/4 cup popcorn and some whirling and you have a magical bowl of popcorn. Second, it’s Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezey to make. Finally, a great healthy snack. Well, healthy if you don’t add butter and salt. I don’t add either.
Tonight while thinking of what special treat I should make my family to watch the olympics I took inventory of my storage. Ice cream, no too cold. Cookies or brownies no I don’t want to cook. Yes, to popcorn, but how could I olympic it up. In comes almond bark and sprinkles. Big hit with the kids and easy for me.
Shhh! I know this isn’t a healthy choice anymore but it is yummy.
What is your favorite quick treat to make for your family?
Looking over my life I think of the times I was and am the happiest. I have always been happy but there are times that stand out over others. Those moments are times that I share my love and felt loved. The first time I held hands with my sweetheart, the birth of my children, and everyday I see my sweetheart watching our kids and seeing his heart beam with love toward them. These are true moments of happiness.
Valentine wall art for the home. Remember that happiness is because of love. You can purchase this at my Etsy shop.
I love the YoungHouseLove blog. I read it every morning before I get ready for the day. It motives me to get something done. Although that doesn’t happen all the time. Today the post was about one of their readers, Jamie, with a design dilemma. Their readers were asked for suggestions for Jamie on how to fix her dilemma of a blank wall. Hey, I am one of the million readers so why not give my suggestion. Here it goes.
My turn to try at a design suggestion. The blank wall screamed to me that it needs a texture or pattern, even add repetition to break it up so it doesn’t look like a monster of a wall. So what is the answer, are you ready? You better hold on because it is a good one and you will just kick yourself for not thinking of it yourself, Board & Batten. You can find a tutorial here. Okay pat yourself on the back it you did think of it. In addition to the board & batten add a small ledge so photos can be placed to add repetition with variation (different photos, same size and frame). Jamie even has a photo that is on the self behind the self to bring in the photos on the board & batten self. Now that is variation.
Great suggestion, right. This is where you nod your head in agreement. Sherry from YoungHouseLove also suggested to paint the air vent and doorbell cover the same color of the wall, that is why she is the bomb.
Oh, do you love the photo of my little one. She is my little cutie on the new wall. Good luck Jamie and thanks Sherry for the fun challenge this morning.