Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Top Day

From last Saturday's yard sales...

Old Navy pink sweater - $2
Retail - about 25.99

Columbia cotton gauze tunic - 0.50
Retail - around $40

Talbots aqua tank - 0.50
Retail - 24.50

Talbots knit top - $2
Retail - about $40

Madison and Marcus layered tank - $3
Retail - over $150

Old Navy sweater - $2
Retail - about 25.99

Comfortable Nike sweatpants (not pictured) - 0.50

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Without further ado...

...I'm jumping back into blogging!  These last few months have been hectic, and most spare time spent in recovery mode!  But I have a few sewing projects to show ya'll, along with a few pictures from our trip to the beach last week!
(Eady seemed to do a lot to connect with her inner child.  Bubbles?  Check.  Playground?  Check.)
Daddy with his big shovel always attracts other kids at the beach!
I hope to get a few more posts in this week, but we'll see!

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Blog

Just wanted to let everyone here know that my sister and I have started a cooking blog!  Ever since I was very little, cooking and baking have been some of my favorite things to do.  So head over and check it out - we hope to start posting recipes and such soon! 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

"In that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest, 
And you saw that the breaches  
In the wall of the city of David were many;
         And you collected the waters of the lower pool.
    Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem
         And tore down houses to fortify the wall.
    And you made a reservoir between the two walls
         For the waters of the old pool.
         But you did not depend on Him who made it,
         Nor did you take into consideration Him who planned it long ago.

    Therefore in that day the Lord GOD of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing,
         To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.
    Instead, there is gaiety and gladness,
         Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep,
         Eating of meat and drinking of wine:
         "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die."
    But the LORD of hosts revealed Himself to me,
         "Surely this iniquity shall not be forgiven you
         Until you die," says the Lord GOD of hosts."

 ~Isaiah 22: 9-14

I was reading this passage the other day and it really struck me just how much I don't depend on God.  I mean, especially with the small stuff.  The things that I think really don't matter, but....they do.  If I can't let God handle the petty situations in my life, can I still let go when it comes to the big ones?  The Lord planned it long ago.  That just makes me feel secure.  HE planned my life.  I just need to stop worrying and start living the life He's given me!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas...

...to you all!

(I was going to do a nice post with pictures but we're having computer problems so I just grabbed one from online!)
         "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2: 8-11
I hope that your Christmas is filled with the joy of our Savior!

....now I'm off to finish some presents....

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dinner Party

Well it's been awhile since I've been on here and I am very sorry!  Life just seems to careen along at a rather quick pace!  When I made this pie yesterday though, I had to share the recipe - it is delicious! 

Cay Lime Pie
(pronounced "key")
Originally from Ship to Shore

4 egg yolks
1 can condensed milk
1/2 cup lime juice
4 eggs whites
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
gratings from 1 lime

Beat egg yolks until soft and lemon colored.  Beat in condensed milk and lime juice, and continue to beat with electric mixer for 2-3 minutes.  (if you want to do it by hand, it just says "for a long time" :))  Pour in cooled 9 in pie crust.  Beat egg whites until nearly stiff, then add sugar and vanilla and continue beating for a few seconds.  spread meringue over pic, make peaks with spoon and sprinkle the whole show with grated lime zest.  Voila!

Pie Crust:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
4-5 tablesoppns cold milk
Mix flour, sugar, butter and salt with fork or pastry blender.  Add milk little by little.  Form into ball of dough and chill if possible before rolling out.  Bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes.

With no heed to the more conventional guidelines, I decided that it would be easier to just press the pie crust dough into the pan without having to go to all that trouble of chilling, rolling, etc.  The end result was that it totally stuck to the pie plate and required lots of scraping to get it out.  If you like really un-pie shaped pieces and aren't trying to impress anyone, go for it!  Otherwise, follow the directions.

 After dessert, we played a little game.....

Only reputations at stake, I promise!!  

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Modest Fashion Week - The End

Thank you so much Ashley for hosting and all the other girls for posting your outfits!  I've enjoyed looking at everyone's!

Skirt - Dressbarn
Ann Taylor Loft shirt - Goodwill
Max Studio denim jacket - hand-me-down
Nine West heels - Goodwill