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Monday, March 28, 2016

Resurrection Sunday!

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is love
Whoever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless Righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM
The King of glory and of grace
One with Himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God

And here is something special I put together for Ren for Easter! 
I bought bunny ears from the Target dollar section, but they needed something more... 
So I added one of my own knit bows, for a touch of something pink and girly! 
I thought they turned out perfect!!!

And here is the cutest little bunny (with fairy wings and a very silly face!!)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

photography ... orange ranunculus

I was so happy to see these bright orange ranunculus at the grocery store the other day.
I bought them in a heartbeat! This is the first time I've bought 
ranunculus... they are
such a pretty flower! Nothing says spring-time like fresh, bright flowers in the house!

Monday, March 14, 2016

lensbaby photography ... early spring

It is always fun to get outside and shoot photos, especially when it's almost spring and little bits
of life are starting to show up. The other day, my sister and I went for a walk downtown in search
of early blooms. I have been wanting to shoot with my lensbaby lately, so this was a perfect time. 
The weather was lovely and I saw lots of pretty things... 

Spring is coming!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

recipe ... cream cheese mints

My cousin is about to have a baby girl!! Yay!!! So, I made these mints for her baby shower.
These are everyone's favorite, no matter the event! You can make them without a mold or you 
can find molds online for any holiday/occasion. They are easy to make and sooo yummy! 

Cream Cheese Mints

1 eight-ounce package cream cheese (room temperature)
1 two-pound bag of powdered sugar
Peppermint Extract, as desired
Food coloring, as desired
Granulated sugar, for coating mints

Using a standing or electric mixer, beat the cream cheese in a large bowl, with a couple of drops of peppermint extract and desired food coloring. Start adding powdered sugar, a heaping cup at a time, until the dough is no longer sticky (a playdough-like consistency). You may not use the whole bag of powdered sugar. Add more peppermint extract, if needed. Add more food coloring for a richer color.
If the dough is too sticky, add more powdered sugar.

(Note: I made two colors, so I divided the dough in half and colored separately.)

To make the mints… pinch off a marble-sized amount of the dough, roll it in a ball, coat with granulated sugar, press into a special rubber candy mold. (Candy molds can be purchased on Amazon or you can simply press the mints flat with a fork, cup, etc.) Allow the mints to dry a bit in open air, then store them in the freezer until ready to serve.

These mints freeze well and thaw out quickly, so you can make them for any special event ahead of time and pull them out of the freezer about an hour before serving.

These mints are sure to be the hit of your next party!