Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Lots of chalkboard paint projects out there, and that's because it's wonderful! I painted the front of my pantry with it and write our dinner menu and a fun quote or verse of the day. It's provided inspiration and accountability (as in I have to follow thru with what the menu says I'm making).
Monday, October 7, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
My friend's name is Randi and she is sweet, thoughtful, genuine, a hard worker, a devoted wife and mom, a Christian, caring, down to earth, musical, funny, and kind. That is just to name a few! We grew up together in the Adirondacks, went to school together our whole lives, played basketball and volleyball on the same team, laughed and cried together, made so many funny memories together.
Then, we had to move to VA for Kurt to start medical school. The group started having their own little families and life went on. Randi and I stayed in touch and made sure to visit every time we were in NY visiting family. One summer when we were visiting NY, Kurt and I were walking up to a rodeo that is part of the camp my family has been involved with my whole life (Word of Life) when we saw an ambulance pulling away. We soon found out that Randi's husband had been in a bad accident while riding his horse at the rodeo. My friend Randi was about to embark on a journey no one would want to go through.
This book, The Dark Stretch is their story. It's a story about how God brought them together and through His faithfulness kept them together through something imaginable.
I'm so proud of Randi for sharing their story with all of us. She is an amazing writer, something I never knew about her, and I know you will fall in love with this book. So many I know that have read it, say how they can't put it down.
I'm so thankful that God has kept our relationship close. She is a true friend and one I would want everyone to know better.
Here's some links you should check out
The trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5t-lh_Vv1k&feature=youtu.be
Where you can buy: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Randi+Stump
Friday, September 27, 2013
except in marriage, school, competitive sports, ok cheating usually hurts everyone. However I'm talking cheating in canning applesauce and tomatoes. Did you know you can just freeze them?!? It's amazing and easy and all fear of botchalism is removed. That's a good day in my book! For the applesauce just wait til it's cool and then pack it into a freezer bag. Tomatoes can be put in whole. Once you pull them out rinse them and the peel will come right off. I made tomato sauce last night by pureeing frozen tomatoes, onion, basil and parsley. Once on the stove I added greek yogurt, garlic, paprika, and sharp cheddar, so good! Happy Freezing!