Tuesday, February 22, 2011

GreenShake how to and Ninja review

Borner Mandoline Review

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Fun outside

We had a great weekend, apart from being sick still. We went to the state park and did a mini hiking trip. The kids had such a great time. Here are some pics we took.

Kaitlyn with her hiking stick

All the kids except for Daniel. He was with us behind the camera.

Charlotte posing.

Andrew after getting caught fighting with the bushes.lol

Daniel having fun in the leaves.

Summer taking a break.

Alex taking a break.

And of course the crazy parents. Jason was actually bouncing me up and down and that's why I look like that.lol

Monday, February 21, 2011

Homemade Raw Butter!

We did it, yay! This is so neat. Here are some pics we took during the process. First you take the cream off of the raw milk. Blend it in your food processor for 10-15 min. Separate the solids from the liquid(buttermilk) and rinse thoroughly. You could add salt but we are just going to add it as we use it. I don't suppose it will last very long in the frig but I don't see it lasting longer than 2 days here anyway.lol

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Daniels Crazy Hair!

This was Daniel this morning. Think he needs a haircut? We've all been roughin it over the last week due to the sickies. I was supposed to cut his hair right after he turned one but..well...we have been soo busy. I can blame it on that but really, I just love his hair.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Raw Apple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

2 cups Flaxseed(you can try ground or whole but I like about 1/2 and 1/2)
1/2  cup raisins soaked
1 Apple for blending with raisins
1 apple grated
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 -1 tsp salt
1 Cup Pecans soaked
a hand full of raisins mixed in to mixture. Adjust to taste.

handful Pecans
pinch of salt

Using food processor, grind pecans
Using blendar, blend raisins, apple, and a little raisin water until smooth.
Combine all ingredients in bowl.
Using cupcake liners placed in a muffin tin, press dough into liners and then take out of liners and place on dehydrator trays upside down. Dehydrate a couple of hours. Prepare topping. Chop pecans and mix with salt. Turn muffins over and sprinkle mixture on top. Drizzle honey over them all and dehydrate until preferred dryness. We like it after just a couple of hours.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Missions Week

At the wrap up of my church's Missions Festival I find myself shameful in the area of evangelism. There was a time when I was on FIRE for missions, I wanted to BE a missionary. I went to Moldova, Russia with a few adults from my church. I went to El Salvador and Virginia on a missions trip. My heart was captured, especially for the people of Russia. When I went to college I sank into a dark depression, quit, and gave up hope of ever becoming anything useful. Even though God brought me out of that pit I never regained my passion for missions, even on the home front. I became fearful because I was uneducated and inarticulate. Since then I have tried to live my life to honor God. I always give him the credit when anyone tells me in the store that I have a nice family, etc.. People ask me how I do it and I always say it's by HIS grace BUT that is not enough. Why should I keep his goodness to myself? It's a command to proclaim, as in the words of Marco DeFelice. I am beginning to pray that God would put a passion in my heart to proclaim the truth, here in my own little limited town.

Saturday, February 05, 2011


I am really enjoying reading it. I love getting to know my God! All those people who tell you it's boring, forget it. Just read it and focus on seeing God and discovering WHY we need Christ.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


I've been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. My opinion will be entirely my own, so be sure to come back and read about my experience. Time4Learning is an online educational program that can be used as an online homeschooling curriculum or for afterschool enrichment. Find out how to write your owncurriculum review for Time4Learning.