Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lovelies That I Love

Even with all the ups and downs our country has, it still is the best place on Earth to live.
(I've lived abroad, so I feel that I can truthfully say that.)
On that note, it's a great time to show your love for our country.
Here are few things that can help you show your spirit. . .


How great is this burlap flag wreath?
You'd be able to hang it on your door several times a year. . . Memorial Day, the Fourth, 
Labor Day, and Veteran's Day. 
It would pay for itself in the first year!


I just looovvvveee this flag ring.
 I don't know quite what grabs me- whether it's the wide band, the pretty silver, the flag. . . . 
I would totally wear this. Not just on the Fourth either!


This hat is too cute. I love the red chevron burlap and blue flower on the leopard print.


I think this necklace is just beautiful! 
How amazing is the silver setting that the flag print is on?
I don't think it would be too much to pair this up with the ring and hat, do you?:)


How cute is this tote?
I think burlap pairs perfectly with the red, white, and blue.
Of course, what doesn't look good with burlap?

Well, if these items don't get you feeling a little patriotic, I don't know what will!

I'm not affiliated with any of the companies, I just like their stuff.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.

If we love one another, God abides in us, 
and His love has been perfected in us. 
1 John 4:12

This post is linked to Ivy and Elephants and Between Naps on the Porch.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Recipe of the Week #176- Pepperoni Muffin Bites

Pepperoni Muffin Bites
Muffin Crust:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup veggie oil

Topping:
1/3 cup marinara sauce
13 cup Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup chopped pepperoni

Heat oven to 400 and line mini muffin cups with paper liners.
Mix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, blend the egg, oil, and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Stir until smooth.

In a small bowl, mix the marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese. Set aside.

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups filling them three-quarters full. Spoon 1/2 tsp of sauce mixture on top of each one, pushing it in slightly, then sprinkle with chopped pepperoni.

Bake for about 15 minutes. Cool in pan, then serve warm.

These not only taste great, but look so good, too. They'd be fun to serve at a party or get-together.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.
Psalm 128:4
This post is linked to It's Overflowing and Skip to My Lou.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Patriotic Centerpieces with a Pop!

Ok. Are you ready for this?
I'm about to hit you with a whole bunch of patriotic cuteness.


What do you think about this centerpiece. . .made with empty soda cans?!?


Here's a second one with a different ribbon and different flowers.
I started by using a can opener to remove the lid from an empty can.
Then I washed each can with soap and water.
I used a long ribbon to tie three cans together.
After that all it took was adding three silk flowers and one flag to each can.


Here's the first arrangement with some red flowers added.

Simple. Cheap. Cu-ute!!!

I think the price is right on these.
I bought the sodas for a new BBQ recipe I'm trying.
The flowers and the flags came from the dollar store.
And I had the ribbon on hand.
Try whipping up a couple of these to set out at your Fourth of July festivities.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.

Beloved, if God so loved us, 
we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:11

Friday, June 26, 2015

Colorful Bracelet DIY

 Have you ever tried to make a bracelet?
It's not too hard.
Here's how I made this one.


I just love all the colors.


I started with these two items from Hobby Lobby.
I also used some silver beads and elastic jewelry cord.
 On the back of the elastic cord package are directions on how to tie knots for jewelry.


It's a bit hard to see in this photo, but I started by tying the elastic to one edge of the jewelry plate.
(I use thin elastic, so I usually use two strands to make the bracelet stronger.)


Then I alternated colorful beads with silver beads.
I think the silver beads seem to dress it up.


I kept adding beads until the bracelet was long enough to go around my wrist.
Then I tied the elastic cord off on the other side of the jewelry plate.

This is my new favorite piece.
With all those colors, it goes with nearly everything!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

And this is His commandment: 
that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ
 and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
1 John 3:23

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thrifty Thursday #172

It's been a few weeks since I've popped into my local thrift stores.
I squeezed a visit in earlier this week.
There are three thrift stores all in one area.
I told myself that I'd only stop at two, but then I decided to go to the third one.
I am soooooo glad I did.


I spotted these beakers from across the store.
How stinkin' awesome are they?


Two are 2000ml and were $3 each.


The third is 1000 ml and cost $2.
I don't think they're vintage, but I love them nevertheless. 
At first I thought I'd just get this smaller one, but then decided to splurge on all three.


I also got this old math book for fifty cents.
Between this and the beakers, I think I have the start to a darling vintage-y school themed centerpiece.


It's copyright date is 1950. Check out the pages.
Beautiful.

Any other ideas about what I can do with the beakers?

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.

He who does not love does not know God,
 for God is love.
1 John 4:8

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Layout of the Week #112

The Fourth of July is right around the corner.
Do you have some old photos from a Fourth celebration that you haven't yet scrapbooked?
Try this layout. . . 


You can go here to see a full tutorial.
On my layout, I incorporated a small flag and several paint chips.
If you'd rather, you can replace those items with different patriotic pattern papers.

Every two weeks, I have a beginning to end layout tutorial.
Stop back by to make a quick and easy layout!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Let us not love in word or in tongue, 
but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Recipe of the Week #175- Maid Rites

Maid Rites
1 lb hamburger
1 small chopped onion
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp chili powder

Brown beef and onion. Drain grease. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Serve on hamburger buns.

This is actually an old family recipe. I often plan this on a night when I need a quick dinner. It's one fast and delicious dinner! Maid Rites always go over well.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

I will praise You with my whole heart
Psalm 138:1

This post is linked to What's On the List?, Ivy and Elephants, and My Girlish Whims.