Sunday, 30 October 2016

Spiritually Speaking

A couple weeks ago I took some time with my daughter and attended Time Out For Women. One presentation resonated with me more than others. A speaker said she had been in England and attended a Church of England Service. At the end of the service the Priest offered a prayer and said these words:

In his wounds may we find Safety
In his scars may we find Comfort
In his pain may we find Peace.

I knew I needed to be reminded of this often so I added this quote underneath a picture of the Savior I have in my bedroom. The atonement of Jesus Christ is so much more than just asking for and receiving forgiveness for sin. I still have so much to learn when it come to the atonement. I know that it can help me in so many ways. I keep learning and growing and trying to allow it to help me in all aspects of my life. I hope the atonement provides each of you with Safety, Comfort and Peace this sabbath day.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Thankful Jar

Next week starts the beginning of a month of being focusing on the things we are most thankful for. I love November, but you know what I don't like... sitting around the table and being put on the spot to tell what I am most thankful for. I am a cryer... yep I admit it. I think it is me getting old, but overtime I start to say what I am thankful for I cry. So to save everyone in my family the embarrassment of watching mom cry I decided to start a Thankful Jar.

I put our thankful jar out on our kitchen bar with a small stack of papers and a pen. Through the entire month of November the children and my husband and I write down things we are thankful for. Then at Thanksgiving Dinner we pass the jar around and read all the things everyone is thankful for. No one adds their names to the papers so no one knows who said what. I love this little tradition of ours. I love my family and love not making them feel weird watching mom try to get through her thankful list.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Spiritually Speaking

I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have a cheering section I can't see. Life is hard. Somedays I wonder how on earth I am going to get through it. I love this quote because it is a reminder that even when I feel alone, when I feel like I just can't go on anymore, I have a cheering section. We are so loved.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Potion Book

Recently a friend of mine and I decided to do a craft night. She is super crafty, like I mean SUPER crafty!! Not only that but she is like SUPER kind, SUPER awesome and like SUPER everything. Lucky huh!! I mean who doesn't want a friend like this in your life.

So back to the Potion Book.... Tiffany told me about a potion book that she had made with some friends previously and I knew I needed one. I mean I LOVE Halloween. I am not sure why. Maybe because it is the start to the holiday season, but regardless of the reason I always go way over board for Halloween. I love it so much. Anyway. Tiffany has created these very cool pages that you can print so you can make your own Potion Book. Here is what we did!

To start you will need an old book, like a dictionary. I found mine at a thrift store for 25 cents, bargain!! The pages that you will print are 8.5 x 11 so you will need you book to be about that size.

I wanted my book to look aged so I took a water bottle and sprayed and crumpled random pages. I did this to a lot of the pages to be honest. I also burned some of the edges of my book. I then took a brown ink pad and rubbed that over the edges of the pages so that it looked dirty and very used.

To attache the pages I used modge podge. I opened the book to the middle or somewhere near the middle and put mode modge podge on each page. I did crumple the pages just a little before I put them in to make them look aged and used too.

Here are what the pages look like. Aren't they so awesome!!

Lastly we glued a thick black ribbon to the inside of the book with hot glue. I glues it behind the binding of the book so it looked like it was made that way.

This book sits on an end table in my formal living room. I keep it open to the potion pages all October so there is no need to worry about what the cover of the book looks like. No one sees it :)

Here is a link to my friend Tiffany's blog and the pages that you will need to make your own book. I would love to see what you create if you make one yourself. Enjoy!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Pumpkin Bread

This recipe is one of our all time favorites and is one that so many of you have enjoyed too. In fact a friend of mine recently messaged me and said I NEED YOUR PUMPKIN BREAD RECIPE, ASAP!! I thought I had better share it again with you all just in case you missed it in the past.

Pumpkin Bread

1 (15oz) can of Pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 c. water
3 c. Sugar
3 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Ginger
1 tsp ground cloves

Preheat Over to 350F or 175C. Grease and flour three 7x3inch bread pans

In a large bowl mix together the Pumpkin, Eggs, Oil, Water and Sugar until well blended. Sift all the dry ingredients together and then mix with the wet ingredients. Por into pepared bread pans.

Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let rest for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes wrap the pumpkin bread in plastic wrap and let it cool in the wrap. This will make your break so moist and so delicious. 

You can add a bag of chocolate chips or 2 cups of pecans to this recipe which make it extra yummy too. 

*Note ifyou cant get tins of pumpkin you can make this very simple and you can use pumpkin or butternut squash. Simply boil the flesh of either fruit and mash. You can also roast the vegetable to use the flesh too. Both options work well.*

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Spiritually Speaking


Thursday, 6 October 2016


YAY!!!! Its time for Pumpkins!!! I have been looking for cute fun Pumpkin Carving or Decorating ideas and thought I would share some of my finding with you. I hope you have fun starting to decorate for Fall and Halloween. I know we will be enjoying it here!!

Here are a couple links with some really fun ideas.

These are adorable Carve Disney Pumpkins

101 Pumpkin Ideas.... YES PLEASE!

Pumpkin Carving Stencils are AWESOME

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Spiritually Speaking

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This weekend is our Semi Annual General Conference. A weekend for our church leader to speak to us. To give us guidance and help us to understand better the teaching of our church as well as remind us how very much our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ love each of us.

If you would be interested in learning more or hear what modern day prophets have to say to you please join us. The live stream of this wonderful conference is available on . You can also watch it live on BYU TV. May God continue to bless each of you and may you have a blessed day.