Friday, April 20, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thought for Today



“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”  Proverbs 4:23


Monday, February 26, 2018

Pancakes

Pancakes for supper tonight!  I love having breakfast foods for supper, or lunch for that matter. :)

I used a pancake mix tonight, what’s neat about it is, that the wheat used in it, is from our farm, and other local farms. :) 


My kind of pancake! Whipped cream, strawberries and syrup. Mmmm, I’m on the THM diet so none for me tonight, but the children enjoyed them! :) 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Little bit of Happiness #1 Colour in Winter

I am excited to that two of my flowering plants are now in bloom! I keep them on the window ledge above the kitchen sink, it’s nice to see a pop of colour in contrast to the drab winter landscape outside right now. :) 

This is the first time this orchid has bloomed since I first got it. Seeing it adds a bit of brightness to my day. :)


Pretty purple African violet flowers. :) 


Beautiful! 

“The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”  Psalm 24:1

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Winter Tea Party

With the weather getting to such low temperatures here in Saskatchewan, we’ve been stuck in the house even more than usual. Yesterday, I thought I’d make a tea party for some of the children to help keep them occupied.  We had lots of fun! Here are a few pictures. 

Getting everything ready. I had some special snacks I’d been saving, I pulled those out and made some tea. 

The snacks!  Colorful mints, assorted cookies, peanuts, and we also had a bowl of pretzels. :) 

The tea tray. Tea, cream, sugar and snacks. 

Ready to eat! 

Happy sigh! I love pouring tea. :) 

Hope everyone is having a good winter! 

  “And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of God.”
-Ecclesiastes 3:13

Monday, January 1, 2018

Marshmallow Snowman

I saw a cute idea for making marshmallow snowmen to go on top of hot chocolate that I wanted to try. Today I realized we had big marshmallows and some of the other things needed to make one. Below is my first attempt. Not as cute as the Pinterest picture, but not bad. :) 

I used toothpicks for the arms and legs. The picture where I got the idea used small pretzel sticks, but I didn't have any on hand. For the eyes, nose and buttons I used small pieces of gummy fruit snacks we were eating with our hot chocolate at the time.  It was fun, and the children thought he was cute. :) 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Redoing a Flower Arrangement

I recently found this floral arrangement at a second hand store.  I had been looking for something to put on our dining room table and I thought with some adjustments this might work.  As it was I thought it looked a bit cheap with the bow and gold rimmed rose. At the same time parts of it looked nice.  Buying quality fake flowers can be expensive so I generally always find them at thrift shops and make my own arrangements.  

When I removed the bow I realized it had been glued there to cover up a broken section on the pot. 

After mixing some acrylic paint together I painted the broken section. I didn't have exact colours in my supplies, but I thought it turned out close enough.

 For the arrangement, I first remove three or four of the flowers that I didn't care for, and then I added in a few berries I had on hand. This is how it turned out. :) 

I'm happy with it, and it matches great in the dining room. :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Chocolatey Brownies, Low Carb, THM S

I happen to love brownies, and so, I wanted to find a good, chocolatey, moist, low carb, recipe for them (if that was possible).  Of all the recipes I've tried, this one has satisfied my chocolate craving the best. :) They turned out really good for being diet brownies. Just don't overbake them.  I enjoyed the added touch of the chocolate chips on top. I also added a few sprinkles of chopped walnuts to mine. 

Yum! 


The recipe I used:

1/2 cup melted coconut oil 
1/2 cup warm water
2 room temperature eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup gentle sweet 
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 c cocoa powder
1/2 tsp  salt
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour

1/3 cup low carb stevia sweetened chocolate chips


Whisk together all the wet ingredients. Make sure your eggs are room temperature, you can get them warmed up quickly if you put them in a cup of hot water for a few minutes.  Add in the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into a greased 8x8 inch pan, sprinkle on the chocolate chips (and a handful of walnuts if desired) and bake at 350 for around 20 mins, or until done. 

Enjoy!