How cool is this? My DIY redo chair was caught on My Repurposed Life today! Check out this awesome blog full of makeovers and redos that will knock your socks off!
Here’s another recipe I found through Pinterest that I tried during Spring Break. Here‘s the original website where the recipe came from. It’s a delicious cheesy bacon ranch chicken baked hobo style. What do I mean by hobo style? You dump everything in some foil, seal, and bake. Easy!!!
1 package Stuffing mix; chicken flavor
1 1/4 cups Water
4 Boneless skinless chicken breast halves
4 cups Broccoli Florets
1 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices Cooked bacon; crumbled (or bag of real bacon bits)
Yesterday was Palm Sunday and I have to confess that Palm Sunday is always one of the worship gatherings that I look forward to the most.
It’s not all the praise and celebration of Easter. It’s not the warm fuzzy joy of Christmas. It is the solemn reminder of why Jesus came to Earth. It is the beginning of his trek to his own death. His voluntary death.
We had our Palm branches that we waved while singing Hosannah at the beginning of the service. Then read through Jesus’s final week, starting at the triumphal entry and ending with his committing his spirit into the Father’s hands.
One of the most moving portions of the service was when The Reproaches were read (see below) and the congregation responded by saying the words in bold out loud.
There is something about calling out to God as a whole body of believers that makes chills run across my skin. We are collectively begging for God’s mercy. We, as a whole, are asking for His grace and mercy. That is just so profound and powerful.
At the end of the service was were dismissed in silence…each one filing out of the pews, the room quiet, our hearts pondering the sacrifice of Jesus, our minds trying take in all that it means to give of ourselves fully.
There is much to ponder. There is much to take in. And there is so much to gain from understanding and loving the One and Only who gave of Himself for us.
So what does Palm Sunday mean to you? Does your church do anything special for that day?
|photo by imagerymagestic/
When I heard that Google was doing away with Google Reader, I was shocked. Disappointed. Scared. I read tons of blogs in my Google Reader! What will I do?
I immediately googled what readers would be a good replacement for Google Reader. I read this and this and this. I had also heard that Bloglovin is a good reader. After much perusal, I decided to go with Feedly.
Feedly can give you a variety of ways to view the blogs that you read. Here is the way that is similar to Google Reader. It can expand the whole post in the feeder. Another cool thing about Feedly is that you can add it to your toolbar for easy access.
Here is Feedly with the “tiled” layout. You get a snapshot of each blog post in your feeder.
Another good thing about Feedly is that there is an app for your iphone and you reader Feedly on Kindles!
It is easy to import your blogs from Google Reader into Feedly. Just a click of a button. And Feedly is ready to take over your feeds when Google Reader disappears on July 1, 2013.
So have you decided what Reader you are going to move to (if you are currently using Google Reader)?
I love dessert. I really love EASY desserts. And let me tell you, this is an easy dessert! It is a recipe I found on Pinterest and made during Spring Break last week. Doesn’t it look yummy?
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of raisins (I left those out…on purpose!)
2-1/4 cup water
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1. Grease the inside of the slow cooker.
2. Mix gingerbread mix and milk. Batter will be thick. Pour into cooker and spread out evenly.
3. Put the water, brown sugar and butter into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 minutes uncovered.
4. Pour mixture over the gingerbread batter in the cooker. It will seem like there is way too much water, but that is okay. It is what makes the ooey gooey pudding part.
5. Turn on high and cover with a lid. Cook on high for 2 hours.
6. Turn off and uncover. Let sit for 30-45 minutes to cool a little bit.
7. Serve warm! And add a little vanilla ice cream on top!
Delicious! What’s been your favorite Pinterest recipe that you have tried out?
One of my favorite projects over Spring Break was redoing a wooden chair I picked up off the side of the road. I shared HERE what all I gathered from the side of the road, but in case you missed it, here is what the chair looked like before I painted it.
Yeah, it was pretty sad. All worn and scuffed up. But I got busy and primed it.
Then I painted it a flat black.
And then the fun part began. Excuse the poor photo. I took it with my phone.
I had bought some acrylic paint at Walmart, but I’m here to tell you…it was difficult to work with. It took 2 or 3 coats to make it look even halfway decent. I even ended up using Q-tips to make the polka dots because it was so much easier. I found a couple of paint pens and tried those and that did the trick! It was much easier to work with and a lot quicker. After a coat of clear gloss, here is the finished product!
I think it turned out rather cute! Now I need to fix up a cute place for it!