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Friday, September 30, 2016

This Week in Our Home: A Picnic, Cleaning, and Blogging!




$5.00 Picnic Basket


I'll be out with my girlfriends this morning to the Apple Orchard.  It was my time to host and I planned a picnic. Now if it will just clear up and stop raining!  I really had fun planning this picnic!  I found this apple picnic basket at a garage sale for $5.00, I made the placements for .49 cents, and I found the plates and napkins at the dollar store.   I also found some Fall cups at the new dollar store by us.

We are going to eat ham and turkey sub sandwiches, potato salad, and coleslaw.  I'm also bringing tea that I got for free not too long ago at Meijer.  I think we will find our dessert in the apple store!


Cleaning:


They we'll be here at 11 a.m. and I have been house cleaning.   I knew they were coming but they are not staying ha ha!  The one problem though has been my stove burner.  Husband made gravy out of the grease from the hamburgers yesterday and made a mess on the stove.  I cleaned and then realized this is bigger than I can handle right now and just stuck a  tea pot on top of it.  




You know the gravy was pretty good and he said he would have it for breakfast with some biscuits.  I'm just not sure where he is getting the biscuits.

Blogging:

For some reason the little box for the blogs I follow on my side bar has come up missing.   I looked and it's completely gone.   I'll be getting it back up this weekend.  I'm not sure what happened.  I still love them all!  

How's your week been?

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Everyday with God: 365 Daily Devos Review and Giveaway!

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 Everyday with God


Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Girls (A VeggieTales Book) 




Newly updated VeggieTales art and content refresh these daily devotionals, giving kids a fun and meaningful way to think about God each day
Every Day with God is the latest 365-day devotional from VeggieTales. The updated content and art offer the perfect opportunity for parent and child to share time together each day. Each entry includes a Bible verse, short devotion, Thought of the Day, and prayer. The content will help children learn more about God and develop a daily practice to keep Him close in their lives. The book is perfect for bedtime reading, family devotion time, or as a fresh way to start each day! Ages 4-7

My thoughts:

I received a copy of the boy's devotional Every day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Boys and gave it to my grandson.  The book cover is Veggie tales and each page has a fun veggie tale character. 

Each devotional starts out with a verse and then explains it in simple terms that the child can relate to in the next paragraph. Then comes a positive thought of the day and prayer. I like the length of the devotions so the children will not get bored and want to quit reading. 

I can just imagine that each devotion could be a great conversation starter as the child connects to something that has happened like that in his or her life.  I think this devotional will bring a boy or girl closer to both God and family.  

The back of the book contains memory verses that Mom or Dad can help the child with.  The explanations of the verses will be left up to the parents.  

I'm very impressed with this book and I think it's one that will be used frequently. 

A wonderful Book!  

I received a copy of this devotional from FLYBY Promotions in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Apple Cinnamon Donuts

Great way to enjoy apples this fall season, Apple Cinnamon Donuts!



Fall is my favorite season of the year (okay besides Spring).  Fallen leaves, cooler temperatures, and lots of Apples make it special around here.  It's like a mini celebration before the cold winter sets in. So far this Fall we have had apple pie, fried apples, and these delicious Apple cinnamon donuts that I made the other day.  

A little about the frosting:  The girls and one little boy in this family are all about frosting.  A donut without frosting to us is well is just a donut.  The man of the home says that frosting is too sweet for him and just likes powdered sugar. Whoever heard of such a thing as too sweet?   Lucky for him, these Apple Cinnamon Donuts are great though whichever way you like them (you could even eat them plain)!


Apple Cinnamon Donuts


Ingredients

1 cup fried apples in 1 tbsp. butter till softened (mashed well)

2 cups of self-rising flour 

2 eggs

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup of brown sugar

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 tsp. vanilla


Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

4-5 tbsp of milk

or

Sprinkle on powdered sugar


Directions:
(makes 12)


Fry apples in 1 tbsp butter till softened and they can be mashed well.   

While the apples are frying spray donut pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 425.   

Sift together flour, sugars, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.  Add in fried apples, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk.  Beat until combined.  

Fill each donut mold 2/3 full with batter.  Bake in a 425 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until done.  Let them cool on a wire rack placed inside of a large cookie sheet.  This will catch any drips when you frost them and make for an easy cleanup. 

For the frosting:

Mix powdered sugar and cinnamon together in a large bowl.  Add vanilla and slowly mix in milk 1 tbsp at a time with a whisk. Continuing adding in milk till frosting is thick and can be spread easily.

A great Saturday morning treat!  


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Free Kindle Books for Today 9/28/16

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