Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sat. Special

At Scrap Matters, they are having a recipe challenge. Here's what I did. I wanted to have a bit of fun with this one.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Winner of Challenge

Okay this was a tough one. I called in the troops (kids) to help. We all picked jennifer b's LO. Her dog Max's tongue was so cute!! She entered at the last minute, so better late than never really paid off here! Congratulations! Monica will be sending you the link for the kit! Thank you all for playing. There is a new challenge every Wednesday.
Jennifer could you go to find me, alamama and pm me your email address so Monica can get you the link? Thanks!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I have a challenge for you!

Good morning! It's time for Digi Keepsakes Wednesday Challenge and I get to host this week!!! I am very excited about this. Monica has an awesome kit for the winner. I love black and white pictures, so the challenge is a black & white challenge. Here what you need to do:
1. Use as many photos as you want, make them black and white.
2. Make the focus of the photo color.
3. You can use any color for your papers, etc. Only your photo/s need to be black & white.
4. Post your LO in your favorite site and leave the link here.
5. Tuesday 26th at midnight is the deadline.
6. Have fun!!!

Here's my LO as and example, some inspiration.

Here's the awesome kit that the winner will get!

Good luck and I can't wait to see your LO's!

Monday, August 18, 2008

I won!

I have won two times a Tangie Baxter's site this month! Once I was the only one entered.

One was for Back to School and the other for No Two Horses (below). Above are the kits I picked out with the coupons. Just wanted to share that with you guys!

Friday, August 15, 2008


I made a LO today!!! It's like therapy for me!! Credits template by SassyPixie, everything else by Matahati's "Ever After".

Friday, August 8, 2008

I got RAKed!

I have been going to DigiShopTalk for a bit now and responding to the posts in The Happy Place. They have give - aways, etc. Today, I got this by Chris Young! Yeah!
Also, I am tapping my fingers, waiting for the Grand Re-Opening of Scrap Matters. Can't wait!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Blogs

I have a new blog for my Home school "diary" entries.

I also started one more personal since this on is getting over taken with digiscrap stuff. Some of the info on the blogs will be the same, but I will try to keep them from being too much of the same. I will probably putting the recipes, tips, etc. here and try to keep pressed petals digi stuff. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday Challenge

Tater is hosting this week's challenge at Digi Keepsakes. There's a great gift to the winner! To "Discover" what her challenge is go here:
Good Luck!

Here's my LO. Here's Tater's CUTE, CUTE, CUTE LO.

Wednesday Freebie

Okay, it's time for Digi Keepsakes new Wednesday Challenge and freebie. Monica has a gorgeous freebie, just leave her a comment and she'll pick a winner in a week.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Great Day & LO's

Homeschool went great today. History is fun. We are doing History Alive! By Diane Waring. And Adults this is so good for us too. It's totally christain! It's like being in sunday school with Pastor, that's how much I get out of it! I got LA (language) so that was good.

I also found a great new scrap site. I did two LO's for challenges there. I'd so love to win to get more of their stuff!! Jared's is a scraplift and Colleen's a color challenge. Ask me if you need credits.

Monday, August 4, 2008

First day of school

They did not want to get their pics taken.

Diary of a Homeschooler mom & pics

Well, our first day back at school went good (even though I got a headache). C just went right through it w/o really any problems. She had a really good attitude too!!! J talked and talked and laughed (hence the headache). He worked slower, hopefully it was just getting used to school again. Pray that he doesn't get distracted and learns to focus. I have to go over his Language Arts again. I didn't get it today. Tomorrow should go smoother. We started rouhgly at 8:10am and finished at 11:50. We took about an hour lunch break. They are in their own rooms being quiet!!! :) I got the dishes done and half of the laundry done!

Here are some pics from two outreaches. Have to put Today's school pictures on another post!

Starting off with a BANG!

Today we start school. We will techincally start in 10 min. Just had to post this quick note. We have already started off with a bang. We woke up to a big thunderstorm. So the kids were up early!

Also, we had water baptism last night. C got baptised!!! It was a suprise to us. She did really good. Most of the youth and a 40 something backslider got baptised. It was the most people we've had in a long time. Awesome.

Sat. we had another concert at the Plateau. Remnant played. It was good (I'll post a couple of pics here soon.) R & C both witnessed and R prayed with a teen who came for a while. Great things are happening here!!

I need to go ring the school bell!! ;) Have a nice day!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Slide show - recent LO's

Mmmm Monday

Mmmm Monday on a Sat? No, I haven't mixed up my days. Robert is making these pancakes as I type and a friend wanted the recipe. I thought I'd post it here. Also, I don't know if I'll get to posting Monday since we start home school! Which I'm excited for.

Here you go!

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Serves 4 (about 8 pancakes)

3/4 c all-purpose flour

3/4 c whole wheat flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 Tbls wheat germ (optional)

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 1/4 c low-fat buttermilk

1/4 c milk

1 Tbls honey

2 Tbls butter, plus more as needed

*In medium bowl, whisk together both flours, the baking powder, baking soda, wheat germ and salt. Set aside.

*In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey and buttermilk. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just incorporated (the mixture may be somewhat lumpy).

*Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 1 Tbls butter.

*Pour the batter into the skillet, using 1/3 cup per pancake. Cook until the bottoms are golden brown and small bubbles pop on the top, 3 - 4 minutes.

*Flip and continue cooking until the other side is golden brown, another 2-3 min. Repeat with remaining batter, using additional butter as needed.

Friday, August 1, 2008


At Scrap Matters there is a thread where you can RAK (random act of kindness) for someone. Here's how it works: You take someones pictue/s and make a LO with it. You leave a picture, someone does a LO with your picture. I made one for someone. I'll have to ask her if I can post it on my blog. This is what scrappin5kids did for me. I love it! I love everything about it. Isn't it awesome?!

Amazing Grace

A friend sent me this video.
Please watch the video before you read the rest. Thanks!
(I tried to put the video here in my blog, but can't figure out how to do it. Sorry, you're going to have to go to the link.)
You know, this is one of me favorite songs. I was never a slave the way we think of it. But I was a slave to my sin. A slave to the confusion, the bitterness and the anger I had in my heart. At seventeen years of age I asked Jesus into my heart and He set me free from my sin. His blood bought me and paid the price for all that I 've done. Jesus saw me, a broken teenager, I didn't have much to offer, but he paid the price anyway. I had hated Him, called on Him then turned my back on Him many times. But His love for me bought me off of that slave box. I am set free. And still to this day even when I get used to this awesome life He gave me (I'm in my right mind, married, have kids, have joy, etc.) and start to complain, this song is a reminder ( a graceful kick in the butt) that I am still free.