Saturday, November 20, 2010

First Taste of the Season

My husband has a tradition this time of year....making Chex Mix! So today when I was grocery shopping, I made sure I picked up the essential ingredients....he certainly doesn't need much persuasion to make this delicious snack.

Always taste testing....I think he gets it from me!

I thought his line up was just adorable...very organized cook!

Only use the best...the one and only Chex!

Finished product....DELICIOUS!

Now it is my turn to use the rest of the chex cereal to make my specialty....Puppy Chow! Anyone have a number 10 can and a fire?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A sight for all to see...

What a Sight! Today, the Carlson's, Fletcher's, and Raih's went to the Nellis Air Force Base Air Show, 2010! It was such a fun experience, especially for one who has never been before! Here are some of my amazing shots that I got! Enjoy!

All of us looking at the sky....It's a Plane! (Just please, don't ask me what kind of plane!)

Check out this great photo! Looks like it is RIGHT in front of to love the zoom!

The Thunderbirds doing an awesome formation.


This one was awesome...they flew straight up in a line, then made their diamond formation. Poof! There it is!

Just another great photo!

These two lovely ladies that I just adore! So glad we are friends!

God is Good. God is Love.

Dining with Joy

By Rachel Hauck

God is Good. God is Love. This is a theme throughout the novel Dining with Joy, by Rachel Hauck, that resonates within the main character of the story. Joy Ballard, a “chef” has no idea how to cook yet she is the host of a cooking show! This beautifully written novel shares her story about the ins and outs of hosting a cooking show and not actually being able to cook. She struggles throughout the story trying to figure out what the Lord’s will is for her when trials come at her from left and right. Many of us can relate to the struggles that Joy faces in our everyday life. This story is written in such a way that you simply don’t want to put it down because you are intrigued to find out what happens to the lovely Joy Ballard, cooking show host, who can’t cook.

This is a fun loving tale of friendship, love, and struggle. Joy reminds herself that God is Good and God is Love, which inevitably reminds us, the reader, of the same message. God is Good. God is Love. And that truly is all that matters!

Disclosure: I received a review copy of Dining With Joy through Book Sneeze. I received no compensation for my thought.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Excitement and YO-YOs

I love Thanksgiving and I love decorating for the fall....not that I decorate that much, but these place mats are my favorite! This year for Thanksgiving, we are going to have a nice full house again....I am very sad that my original group will not be able to make it from last year, but I am great full that we will still have a wonderful gathering!

I also had the privilege of learning how to make these fun yo-yos from Amanda. I am not sure what I will be making yet, but I definitely want to make some throw pillows for my brown couches downstairs. I did decorate these fun beany hats with a yo-yo....super cute and super easy!

Baby Brag Book

This was a cute idea I found at Michaels. It is a baby brag book where you simply add pictures from each month of the baby's life and it even has a place to write down special things that happen that month....weight, length, new words, outings, etc.

I am giving this one to a friend who had a BOY! I hope she likes it and uses it to BRAG, BRAG, BRAG!!!