Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yummy Wednesday ~ 9/29

It's another Wednesday...which means another list of YUMMY recipes from blogland!!

( 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!!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: The Mockingbird Parables by Matt Litton

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 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

15% off at The Craft Barn!!

From now until 9/30/10: receive 15% off all orders at The Craft Barn!! Just use coupon code: sept2010

Here are some of my customer orders for the week:

Personalized John Deere apron:

Loveable Stuffed Bear: are some featured items:

PDF Pattern ~ EZ Halloween Treat Bags:

Daisy Chapstick Holder:

African Violets:

Desk (or Hair) Caddy Organizer ~ new JOHN DEERE PRINT added:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yummy Wednesday ~ 9/22 ~ Vegetable Soup

EZ Vegetable Soup

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

BOOK REVIEW: The Prophecy Answer Book by David Jeremiah

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 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

Yummy Wednesday ~ 9/15

Today's post will be a listing of my favorite websites where you can find some YUMMY recipes!!

First This site has TONS of great recipes!! If you've never visited the'll be overwhelmed!! 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 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

Yummy Wednesday ~ 9/8

Welcome back for another list of YUMMY RECIPES that I found in "blog-land".

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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

SALE @ The Craft Barn

Wooden roses are 50% off!!
Now: $4.00/dozen

Personalized fleece blankets are also on sale!!
Reg. price = $14.99
SALE price = $10.00

Sale ends 9/15/10!!
Some colors are order NOW!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Yummy Wednesday (or should I say Thursday??!!)

Here's this week's recipes (a day late) ~

First up:

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 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!!


And...if you're in the mood to check out some Etsy below.
Etsy Originals


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