Tuesday, April 30, 2013

10 on Tuesday-Pinterest

1. On Saturday I hosted a Scentsy party and made these yummy treats,

They were a hit...gone by Sunday and made a new batch last night. There are a few left...

2. I also made this punch,
. I wasn't sure about the pineapple and lemonade combo; but it definitely hit the spot and will be seen in future parties I host!

3. My hair has been SO dry as of late and in desperate need of moisture therapy. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to try this
. My hair was left super soft and this routine is going to be a regular routine!

4. My complexion has seen much improvement as of late; but my pores seem humongo-yes that is word! I found this pin,
and I am loving it. I can actually feel it working! I used real lemons and so I keep it in the fridge and in the heat we have been experiencing lately it feels quite refreshing!

5. I am 31 now and they say as you age its even more important to be moisturizing. So...I'm using this
and my skin is feeling super soft!

6. I love having my nails painted; but I am horrible at maintaining my paint job. I am experimenting with this
and really hoping it works. Once I see the results after a few days I will move it over to my, I Pinned It and Did It board!

7. This is a recipe that I use A LOT! So thought I would share again!

8. Puzzles are SO expensive. And this is why I will be putting this pin to use this week!

9. Um, I don't know if my eyes looked this good; but I tried doing this and loved the look!

10. I love Pinterest and find myself pinning a lot of things I never do. So, I am purposing to not pin anymore until I put a notch in my current pins! Happy experimenting to me!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Book 2 of 12

Bucket List 2013-Read 12 books I have never read before.

31 Days of Forgiveness: through the eyes of grace. Written by, Tracie Stier-Johnson

This book is meant as a daily devotion and it has tons of scripture. But, since it doesn't use the King James Bible I didn't use it as a devotional, I just read it as if it were a regular book.

It did have some good truths; but I'm iffy on giving a good recommendation. However, here are a few quotes that I really liked.

Those who have served God for a long time have been kept from gross sins have a great deal to be humbly thankful for, but nothing to proudly boast about.
Matthew Henry

If sin continually remains in our lives and we don't repent and turn from that sin, God may require His divine discipline. If He didn't, He wouldn't be a loving and concerned Father.

Forgiveness does not mean excusing.

Just because we've decided to forgive someone doesn't mean we allow the behavior to continue. In fact, it's very important we do all we can to help the person stop his/her destructive behavior.

Are you sorry you got caught? Or are you sorry for what you've done?

Ultimately, forgiveness is a choice. A choice to live bound. Or a choice to live free.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Things I Don't Want to Forget-2 1/2 Years

*Klayton has a "pet rock"! While I was gone at the ladies retreat a couple weeks ago, he found a rock, tucked it in his pocket and brought it to play with!

*When Klayton knows he is about to get into trouble he can sometimes be found 'hiding' behind his hands!
*A couple weeks ago we had a church dinner, shortly after dinner was over he, on his own accord, started taking plates and throwing them away for people! What a helper I have!

*I am beginning to discover more and more of how aware Klayton is of me and my feelings. He is so tender hearted...if I am crying it really bothers him and he has an urgency to be with me. He will also randomly come and give me hugs and kisses. Definitely moments I will always cherish.
*At church Klayton loves to shake hands and do fist pumps!
*Whenever we do face time with my mom, Klayton always gives her a kiss goodbye-you would never know that a screen separates them.
*Recently Klayton has developed a desire to walk around the house shirtless. As soon as we get in he is quick to start trying to take his shirt off! And sometimes he can be found sleeping in just his diaper-yes he starts off in bed fully clothed!

I love my little guy and I am so thankful that I get the privilege of being called his mama!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

10 on Tuesday

1. Since yesterday morning I have been in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri with our final destination being Kansas this evening.
2. Joseph has not been feeling 100% but seems to be doing a little better today.
3. My sister Kayla is in need of prayers. She has been in the hospital since Sunday and doctors are still searching for answers to why her body is swollen and covered in lumps and red dots.
4. My brother Caleb had surgery this morning. Praying for a quick recovery for him.
5. Wow, health issues have found its way to our family.
6. Also, just pray for God to lead, guide and direct in some decisions that will be made concerning our family.
7. This past month I've cut my caffeine intake considerably. It's been easier than I thought, I really didn't suffer any headaches. And I've only had a few caffeinated beverages here and there.
8. Do you realize we all have a past? It seems easy to remember and it seems many people like to remind us of our pasts. I'm thankful for a God who forgives and doesn't hold my past over my head as a constant reminder.
9. Someone asked us if we garden...we don't. But it's something I would actually like to try my hand at someday. What is your favorite thing to plant?
10. I know this hasn't been the most exciting post; but never fear I have a Klayton post ready for tomorrow or Thursday! Happy Tuesday!