Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
***Just click on the pictures to go to the site for the recipes!!***
Maple Walnut White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Betty Crocker:
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie Treats from Betty Crocker:
Cinna-Spin Cookies from Betty Crocker:
Chocolate-Cream Cheese-Peanut Butter Bars from Betty Crocker:
Coconut Bonbon Bars from Betty Crocker:
Corny Cookies from Family Fun:
Sweet TOM Turkeys from Family Fun:
Chocolate Bliss Cheesecake from Kraft Foods:
Chocolate Silk Pie from Kraft Foods:
Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake from Kraft Foods:
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from Betty Crocker:
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce from Betty Crocker:
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
“Almost Heaven” by Chris Fabry is a wonderful fiction book that takes place in a small town in West Virginia. The main character, Billy Allman, is just an average guy who has a sincere heart for God. Billy uses the God-given talents he has been given to live his life spreading the Good News to all who will hear. And while his life is dedicated to God, he does not have an “easy road” ahead of him – God gives him plenty of struggles to deal with along the way. But God also gives Billy a guardian angel to watch over him.
This book is written in a way that you feel as if you’re a part of the story. The book also shows you that God loves to use “normal” people to help accomplish His purposes. You don’t have to be the smartest, or the richest, or be the best speaker to be used by God. All you need is a sincere love for God and He will guide you along the way.
I highly recommend this book! I thought it was wonderfully written, hard to put down, and just an overall GREAT book! I’ve never read any of Chris Fabry’s books before, and this isn’t the kind of fiction book that I would normally read – but I can’t wait to read some of his other books – especially “June Bug” and “Dogwood.”
Click here to read the first chapter of the book! (Warning: You'll be "hooked" and will need to purchase this book immediately so that you can read the entire book ASAP!!)
Disclosure of Material Connection: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Monday, October 18, 2010
Here's my newest item -
It's...the "Handy Hanger" Closet Organizer & Space Saver!!
Each "Handy Hanger" holds FOUR hangers - in the space of ONE!!
You will LOVE this! VERY quick & easy to make - and USEFUL, too! They also make GREAT gifts!
Interested in purchasing??
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Visit my website to see more details about the PDF Pattern
This pattern has 6 CUTE animals included: cat, frog, monkey, owl, penguin, and pig. These are quick and easy to make. Each zipper pouch is approx. 4.5"(w) x 4"(h). The animal zipper pouches would make GREAT party favors!! (Click HERE to see the "back" view of the zippers.)
Very descriptive pattern has FULL SIZE PATTERN PIECES and lots of pictures. Even the beginning sewer can follow thru and make these!!
Pattern will be emailed to you - usually within 24 hours of payment!
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View all PDF Patterns on my website: Click here to go to The Craft Barn.
“Where Hearts are Free” by Golden Keyes Parsons is a really great historical romance book! The book takes place in the late 1600’s in Philadelphia and the Schuylkill Valley in Pennsylvania. The two main characters, Bridget and Phillipe, fall in love. But because of their religious beliefs, their families do not approve. Then, Brigdet’s parents orchestrate her engagement to someone else. But this man has some not-so-great things from his past.
It took a little bit to “get into the book”, especially trying to figure who the characters were and how they were related (but this is Book 3 in a series, and I did not read Books 1 & 2.) After the initial start, I found this book hard to put down. While it was a typical romance book (the kind where you just know that the couple will eventually get together), it had plenty of twists, turns, and unexpected happenings. The author writes in a way that really makes you feel as if you’re “in the story.”
I was going to rate this book as a “5-star” book, however, since there were a few “graphic” scenes in the book (and I won’t let my 13-year-old daughter read it), I gave it 4 stars instead. I must state, though, that for the most part, the graphic scenes were important to the story line.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book…and I think I’m going to have to read Books 1 & 2 from the “Darkness to Light” series!!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This has been my "labor of love" for the past month and a half. I'm hoping to wrap it up and *release* it within the next week or two!!
It's very UNIQUE!! I haven't seen anything like this around!! Boys (and girls) will *LOVE* it!!
Here's a YUMMY list of dessert recipes for today:
First up... Apple Strudel Bread from The Domestic Engineer.
Chocolate Cookies 'n' Cream Cookies from Baking Bites.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie from Pumpkin Tart.
Love Puffs from Cupcakes Kisses 'n' Crumbs.
Iced Pumpkin Cookies from Between the Lines.
Mini Caramel Apple Pies from My Little Gems.
And...last, but not least...Chocolate Chip Cookie Sweet Rolls from The Pioneer Woman. (***You HAVE to check out her recipes on her blog - there are SOOOOOOOOOOO MANY GREAT recipes!! You'll be drooling!!***)
Jennifer @ The Craft Barn
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
(Sorry...no pictures this week.)
Homemade Pizza Sauce from Audrey's Country Crafts.
Potato Bake from Twelve Crafts till Christmas.
Cinnamon Bun Cupcakes posted by From Glitter to Gumdrops.
Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie from Pumpkin Tart.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Pecan Cookies from Cottage Sisters.
Cream Cheese Butterscotch Brownies from 3 Four and Under.
Chocolate Cookies from Songberries.
Flourless Chocolate Torte from Remodelaholic.
YUMMY!! Thanks to all the bloggers above for posting some very yummy recipes for us!!
Monday, September 27, 2010
The Mockingbird Parables: Transforming Lives through the Power of Story by Matt Litton is based on the characters and events from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. I must start off saying that I highly recommend this book! When I first started reading, I wasn’t sure if I would have to read “To Kill a Mockingbird” (since I haven’t read the book in a long time), but I soon realized that there was no need.
The author uses “parables” (i.e. short parts of the story) from “To Kill a Mockingbird” along with his own life stories and relates these parables to passages from the Bible, and in doing so, makes some good, down-to-earth points that everyone can relate to and think about. The main points of the book are loving our neighbors, building community, influencing society, having compassion, and being a good Christian (from the Bible’s standpoint – not the world’s.) Each chapter is broken down into smaller parts that are all based on the same theme.
Matt Litton uses short, yet to-the-point, stories about different aspects of Christ-like attitudes and behaviors that we should all strive to possess. I personally believe that everyone who reads this book will be able to find numerous aspects in their own lives that could use a little work, and be able to think of ways to make themselves more Christ-like.
This book is a great book, and I think it would make a good small group Bible study, also. (At the back of the book, there are a few questions to go along with each of the chapters.) The only things that I would change about the book are: add a few more Bible verses – and remove the word “freaking” (I personally don’t feel it belongs in a Christian-themed book.)
Disclosure of Material Connection: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
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Saturday, September 25, 2010
Here are some of my customer orders for the week:
Personalized John Deere apron:
Loveable Stuffed Bear:
And...here are some featured items:
PDF Pattern ~ EZ Halloween Treat Bags:
Daisy Chapstick Holder:
Desk (or Hair) Caddy Organizer ~ new JOHN DEERE PRINT added:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Brown 1 pound of ground beef in a large pot and drain fat, if necessary.
Add to the browned ground beef the following:
-1 envelope Lipton Beefy Onion Soup mix
-1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
-1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
-3 pounds frozen vegetables (I use mixed veggies, but you can use what you like)
-enough water to cover the veggies (or more if you like a lot of broth)
-1 Tbsp. sugar
-salt & pepper to taste
Stir together, and heat to boiling. Boil for 5-10 minutes...then reduce heat and let simmer (stirring occasionally) for about 45 min. to 1 hour.
Monday, September 20, 2010
The Prophecy Answer Book by David Jeremiah is a small gift-sized book filled with lots of information. This book is written in a question and answer-style format and it covers most of the major prophecies from the Bible dealing with the End Times. The book is broken down into small “units” ranging from Current Events up to The New Heaven and the New Earth.
I really liked the Q&A format used in the book, as well as the fact that the answers were short and to the point. End Times prophecies can sometimes be hard to understand, however, I feel the author did a fairly good job of trying to make the answers to the prophecy questions “understandable”. I also think that this book covers almost all the questions that Christians (and non-Christians) may have about the Rapture, Tribulation, and Christ’s Second Coming. While David Jeremiah definitely has a “pre-Tribulation” viewpoint, I believe that others who don’t agree with the author’s point of view will still appreciate, and learn something from this book.
Overall, I would recommend The Prophecy Answer Book to others who are interested in learning more about prophecy and the End Times. The layout is easy-to-read, and I feel the book is packed full of information and Biblical references.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
First up...is allrecipes.com. This site has TONS of great recipes!! If you've never visited the site...you'll be overwhelmed!!
OK...next...is Top Secret Recipes. I LOVE this website, too. My favorite recipe (which I've made a whole bunch of times) is...Olive Garden's Pasta e Fagioli...total YUMMY!! (I omit the thyme when I make it.)
And...last, but not least...Kraft Recipes. Lots of yummy recipes on their site!!
P.S. ~ Today (9/15/10) is the last day for the sale on my website.
Wooden Roses & Personalized Fleece Blankets are on sale!!
For more details...CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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OK...on to the recipes:
Potato and Tomato Salad from Pumpkin Tart.
Cheddar Meatloaf from Home Sweet Farm.
Salisbury Steak from Shamrocks and Shenanigans.
Butterfingers Dessert from One Crazy Cookie.
Pineapple Coconut Bars from The Cottage Sisters.
Apple Pie --- straight from the orchard!!...from Jus Keep Smiling.
Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins for Fall from The Wife of a Dairyman.
Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake from Cooking for Little Fingers.
Caramel Apple Cupcakes from From Glitter to Gumdrops - YUMMY!
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Still Waters - YUMMY...YUMMY!!!
Thanks to all the blogs featured above for providing the yummy recipes!!!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
From A Vision To Remember we have 2 recipes ~ the first is for Sour Cream Chicken
and...a Breakfast Cake
From Baking Bites is a recipe for Baked Alaska
And...you can go to Hon, What's for dinner? to learn how to make scrambled eggs in a Ziploc baggie! Cool!
Cupcakes Kisses 'n' Crumbs has an easy yummy recipe for Smores (with a twist).
Momma's Kinda Crafty has a recipe for Creamy Crockpot Chicken.
My Creative Way has a post on how to make a Tie Dye Cake (which is becoming quite popular!)
Shamrocks and Shenanigans has a great way to make bacon!!
Skip to my Lou has Grilled Pizza on the menu! Yummy!
The Thrifty Things has a recipe for Fruity Yogurt Pops.
From Glitter to Gumdrops has a yummy Chocolate Croissant recipe.
Oopsey Daisy has a great recipe for Hot Rolls - yummy!
And...This Mama Loves Her Bargains has a handy list of baking substitutions.
Now...go visit all the blogs listed above to get the recipes...and don't forget to leave a comment telling them that Jennifer @ The Craft Barn sent you there!!
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