Monday, November 14, 2011


I think the Thanksgiving gets steam rolled by Christmas. Heck even Halloween gets ran over! I am beginning to believe the Holidays are getting over commercialized and people are missing the point.

This year we decided to do a couple Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child. My husband and I were originally going to putting the boxes together ourselves, but then we decided we should have our two boys put the boxes together. We told them all about the boxes, what they were for, the children that receive the boxes, and they were more than happy to do it. Pretty awesome coming from a 4 and a 5 year old.

So we went a bought some gifts for to put in the boxes, crayons, pad of paper, colouring book, toys, and some other things. It was wonderful. We also included a little note to the child, along with our mailing address so the child can write to us if they want to. It was wonderful.

Last Wednesday at Calvary Chapel, after Awana, we went to talk to a friend of my husband's for a bit, then on the way out the lady that told us about OCC introduced us to a young lady that had received a Christmas box when she was about 8. She was the sweetest person, so humble, and kind. She was so happy to share her story and we were just as happy to hear it! It really makes your heart warm.

Christmas should be a time of sharing, love, and worshiping Christ. Not over spending, mindless shopping, endless lists, and meaningless gifts. Everyone needs to look past Wal Marts gag worthy Christmas specials and over baring music, the local Mall's over priced gifts, the list a mile and a half long for your family, kids, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins twice removed, and your cat or dog and get back to the REAL meaning of Christmas. It is the day our Savior was born and His gift of Love. 

John 3:16-17 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."

You want to give a great gift? Share the wonderful Word of God, share that Christmas was the day He was born, and share the ultimate gift of Love.

I will get off my soap box now. Hah!


I made the yummiest chocolate cookies, thanks to the lovely LilaLoa's Chocolate Cookie Recipe. They smelled and tasted like brownies! Yum. I made the dough, started to roll it out, and oh my gosh, I was about to cry. The dough was cracking and crumbling so badly I was about to trash the whole thing. I kneaded it for a minutes or two, like the recipe said if it started to crack. That did not help. I was not happy about it! I had to go chill out for a while to calm my frayed nerves and do some research. I searched for helpful tips, asked LilaLoa about the dough issue, and found nothing to solve my issue that was going to help. I think I am the first person to ever have this issue with her awesome recipe. I think the problem is because of the climate here in blustery cold Idaho and the weather that day; crappy cold almost snowing kind of day. I found one tip that probably save the dough's life. A few drops of water kneaded into the dough. It seemed to help, but did not cure the problem. But I did get all my cookies cut out and baked. I had maybe a cup and half of dough left. I was so dead tired, my nerves were done for, and I was ready to just go to bed. I tossed it. Right in the trash. I had 30 cookies and I was happy with that. 

I know I am not the only person to do that, nor will I be the last!! 

A few day later, a batch of Royal Icing, new colours, bags, and bottles, all my cookies are now iced.

I love the bottle for flooding. <3

A few days before I made the cookies, I stumbled upon a neat turkey cookie idea on..drum roll please...PINTEREST!!! Greatest website since Google.I gave the cookie idea a try. they turned out pretty cute to me! 

White Meat or Dark Meat?
Gobble Gobble!!

The rest of the cookies I just played around with. Did some marbling/feathering, plaid ( I love plaid), polka dots, and a quilt like patch. All the cookies turned out great. I am so pleased.

I am funny. :)

Button...button...who has the button?
 Thanks for reading. Hope everyone has a delicious Thanksgiving and if you are traveling, I hope your travels are safe!

Question of the Month: Light Meat or Dark Meat?

I love light meat.


  1. Those are so cute. I love the plaid. You are incredibly talented.

    Great blog! Thanks for checking out mine! I am always thrilled to see new followers.

  2. Oh thank you so much! The plaid ones are my favourite!! I looove your blog! So amazing!

    Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless