Showing posts from November, 2015

Coming to Terms

Looking at life from different views ultimately helps a person move on from places they are stuck in, whether that be grief, financial hardship, etc. I have been having to struggle with this child loss and the grief this second loss instills in me, without fully knowing how to do so. I stood before God and screamed and cried like why did you not deliver me from this hardship? WHY!? I stand upright and believe and do what I know is right, what he wills me to do whether that be helping someone in need, someone not in need or just listening to his still small voice. I am by no means perfect whatsoever but I had to struggle through the "What the hell did I do to deserve this!" And let me tell you, it was a huge struggle.
As I listened to Christmas music tonight I had a revelation. Maybe it is just me and sometimes I feel crazy when these things happen but I know it is right and true. Just because I am a follower of Jesus and love God and follow him in my life DOES NOT mean I am…

Cranberry Fluff - A Thanksgiving Tradition

Cranberry Fluff is a MUST for our Thanksgiving Dinner table. My mom has made since I can remember and it is the tastiest side that I have ever had with my turkey! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Cranberry Fluff 1 package cranberries, washed and chopped 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 package mini marshmallows 1 tub of Cool Whip (the original size, not the big one)
Combine the cranberries, sugar and walnuts in a bowl until very well combined. Add the marshmallows and make sure they are well distributed in the bowl. Cover and let sit overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, add the tub of Cool Whip and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Delicious leftover and lasts about a week in the fridge. 
Serves 8-10

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2015 Mom Buzz Media Holiday Gift Guide GIVEAWAY - 100 Blog Hop

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When Sorrow Knocks

A lot has happened in just the last few weeks that it is really hard sometimes to grasp the reality of things. For starters we found out we were pregnant on October 21st which was so very exciting as we have been trying for 2 years now. The excitement waned as Halloween came upon us and I started spotting. A few doctors appointments later and a hospital stay that lasted 4 whole days and we no longer have a baby on the way. What they thought was a miscarriage, then a hetero-ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy in the tube or ectopic if you will, and a pregnancy in the uterus, so twins) turned out to be an ectopic pregnancy but which made surgery vital to my survival in the ordeal.
I have been having a very real struggle with anger at God and a mad amount of frustration because of this ordeal. We have wanted another child for so many years to have the hope and excitement of it to be stripped so suddenly away was rather drastic and personally I feel quite uneccessary, but as most know, God kn…

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Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees by Kian Lam Kho

Phoenix Claws and Jade Treees - Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking by Kian Lam Kho is just that. I have always loved Chinese food but sometimes restaurants are leary places. For me, I prefer to make my food and once I can make it, I have no need to order out for it again! This book provides me with that and I absolutely love it.

This cookbook isn't just a book full of recipes. It contains a whole section on Knife Techniques and even starts off with the history behind Regional Chinese Cuisine. Who doesn't love to learn more about the culture they are cooking? This book goes into details about aromatics used in Chinese Cooking as well as the sauces, starches and spices.

Once you start getting into the chapters containing the recipes, I find they are extremely easy to follow and cook. The one recipe I was SO excited to try was the General Tso's Chicken recipe. It is definitely not something I have ever gotten when I have ordered it in a restaurant. It is so de…

Reebok FuryLite Giveaway

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