Sunday, June 30, 2013

Visiting Teaching Message Handout July 2013

July's visiting teaching message talks about the importance of teaching and learning the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I used one of the scriptures mentioned in the message for the handout; this verse is a great reminder that the most powerful motivational tool we have is the gospel. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

10 Things of Thankful: Week Four

Linking up again to the blog hop that I vainly think was created just for me:  10 Things of Thankful.

Ten Things of Thankful

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Family History: 4th of July Memories

I love the festivities of the 4th of July.  As a girl, I would cautiously hold a sparkler and watch it twinkle, then settle in on a blanket on our front yard and wait for the professional display at the nearby park to begin.  I felt so lucky to have such a view from my own home.  
"Wow!  I can't believe Mom is letting me hold a burning stick!"


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Blog Updates, Thrift Store Puzzle, and Parking Woes

Thank you for your patience as I made some changes to the blog.  I still need to add just added my updated blog button, which was given a color update by the very gracious KC from AmaraLand .   KC also created a cute little favicon for me; hopefully I was able to upload it to the blog correctly. (It worked!)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Time for Blog Adjustments

In short:  same blog, different look.  I spent way too much time yesterday pretending that I understand html code.  (I don't.) 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Patience, Please: Blog Remodel in Process

I'm working on some changes to the blog, but I'm running into a bit of difficulty.  I accidentally went live with some of my adjustments, but they aren't quite right.  My hope is to have everything finished by tomorrow.  In the meantime, please be patient with me. 

Thanks for possibilities.




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Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Red, White and Blue Trifle

I love light summer desserts.  (I really could skip the two modifiers in that sentence, but since this post contains a recipe for a light summer dessert, I'll keep it as is.)  Berries, angel food cake, and whipped cream combine to make a delicious, patriotically-colored trifle.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

10 Things of Thankful: Week Three

I'm happily linking up again to the 3rd "10 Things of Thankful" blog hop.  I'd encourage you to hop over and view some of the other submissions.  There are many reasons to be thankful!

Ten Things of Thankful
 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Family History: Sharing Musical Memories

Have you ever heard a song and instantly been transported back in time?  I love the power music has to bring memories flooding back.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: "Career Change" is Hard

If you've been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I am a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Twice I have met the puppy truck to receive a squirmy bundle of fur.  Reno was the first puppy I raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and Drexel is my current puppy.


Sending Reno back on the puppy truck and picking up Drexel


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Patriotic Birdcage Decor

Recently (and I'm using "recently" in the old person way--probably a year or so ago), I purchased a big heavy bird cage at a garage sale.  I knew it would be perfect for decorating somehow. Yesterday, I finally figured out what to do.







Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Eat Your Green Beans!

Some foods are so delicious, they don't need a complicated recipe.  Although I certainly approve of preserving the harvest, nothing beats the taste of freshly-picked fruits and veggies.  When our produce co-op box contained green beans, I knew exactly how I wanted to fix them.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunday Musings of the Spirit: 10 Things of Thankful: Father's Day Edition

I'm joining in on the second 10 Thankful Things blog hop, but because today is Father's Day, I've decided to write a Father's Day edition.



Ten Things of Thankful

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Family History: Why You Should Research Family History Even When It Is "Done"


Recently, I've heard from several different people that their family history is "done," so they don't have any research to do.  As kindly as possible, I'd like to take issue with that mindset.  

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Amazing Guide Dog

 At my guide dog meeting on Tuesday, we talked about a video that Guide Dogs for the Blind posted on their facebook page earlier that day.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: 10 K Training

No one will accuse me of being speedy, but I can be called determined.  Yesterday, I ran farther than I ever have before, so naturally I thought, "Oooh, time for another blog post about exercise!"

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Fritos Casserole

I remember eating good, healthy meals as a kid.  Junk food didn't come into our home much, so I always loved it when Mom fixed this Fritos Casserole.



Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sunday Musings of the Spirit (on Saturday): Two Ten Things of Thankful Lists

A few days ago, I learned about a great blog hop--Ten Things of Thankful--from my friend over at A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall.  I knew I just had to participate.  I mean, how could I be Thankful Me and not join in?  


Ten Things of Thankful