‘Meet with Me Daily’

… that’s what I feel like God is calling us to do in scripture; to meet with Him daily.  I know when I say that it’s easy to get legalistic … marking it off your checklist.  ‘I had my quiet time: done!’.

That’s not what I’m talking about.  There’s so much more to it.  More

Wine Wednesday

Happy Wine Wednesday Everyone!  Today on Wine Wednesday, I’m featuring a white that I really love.  It’s the 2012 Chardonnay from Chateau St. Jean, a winery in Sonoma, California.  I like this wine so much that I visited their website one day.  The estate looks beautiful!!! I’d love to hear about it if you’ve been there.  I’ve actually never been to any winery; it seems like so much fun.

Enjoy a glass of this Chardonnay very soon and let me know if you liked it too!  Happy Wine Wednesday!

*Disclaimer: I’m not a wine connoisseur. I’m nowhere near that; I’m just a girl who likes a glass of wine here and there.  I have a few I like more than others and I thought I’d share them with you in a new thing I’m doing called ‘Wine Wednesday’.  Enjoy!

Pancakes

I love to cut recipes and tips from the newspaper or magazines.  The problem I run into when doing that is my files get way too full after awhile and then I have to clean them out.  I mean really, if I don’t use a recipe within a year then it is time to trash it.  While cleaning out my recipe file not too long ago, I ran across More

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Y’all … we had THE BEST dinner the other night.  Every once in a while I do a ‘help-me!’ shout-out on Facebook asking my friends for all their favorite dinner recipes.  Have y’all ever done this? It’s awesome.  I always come out on top with great recipes!!

I’ve always loved hot ham and cheese sandwiches, ever since I ate a remarkable one my freshman year in college at Texas Tech University at a restaurant on University drive called Zookini’s.  I loved that place!  My friend got this recipe from a blog called ‘The Girl Who Ate Everything’.  (That blog name alone made me want to browse all her recipes!)  These turned out spectacular!  We ate them so fast … I didn’t even have time to make a picture of them, but there’s a lovely one on the website :).   Here’s the recipe:

Ham and Cheese Sliders (Taken from The Girl Who Ate Everything website)
Source: adapted slightly from The Recipe Club
Ingredients
24 good white dinner rolls
24 pieces good honey ham
24 small slices Swiss cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup miracle whip

Poppy seed sauce
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1 1/2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions
In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and miracle whip. Spread onto both sides of the center of each roll. Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them into a large baking dish or heavy cookie sheet. Place very close together.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy-seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. You do not have to use all of the sauce! Just use enough to cover the tops. Let sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes or until tops are slightly brown and crispy. Serve warm.

Note: Sandwiches can be assembled a day ahead and kept in the fridge ready to bake.

**Holly’s Recipe Notes: I used Hawaiian Rolls for the bread, Carving Board Ham and Carving Board Turkey for the meat and Monterrey Jack Cheese instead of Swiss.**

Halloween Craft

A while back I found a Halloween craft on Pinterest.  (By the way, are you on Pinterest? It’s awesome. Anyone can join anytime.  It’s a virtual bulletin board.)  I found this pin way back sometime this summer.  So I just pinned it to my Halloween board and pulled it up last week to finish it.

The only real prep I had to do for it was to save my milk cartons for a few weeks so we’d have enough.

My 7-year-old had a great time doing this.  She loves to be creative and she loves to decorate for changing seasons and holidays.  🙂 I love that about her.

My 4-year-old decided to play drums on the finished product!

Last but not least … after the sun went down … we were able to enjoy our finished product!  This was super easy and super fun, why don’t you give it at try at home with your littles? The ‘how-to’ is below!


How to make the Milk Carton Ghosts

What you’ll need:
empty milk cartons
black Sharpie marker
white string lights
sharp craft knife
How to do it:
Wash and dry out a few milk or bottled water cartons.  Draw faces on the front with a Sharpie marker.  Next, cut a hole big enough to fit the string lights in on the backside of the carton towards the bottom with your craft knife.  Arrange your milk cartons where you want them and divide up the lights between the cartons.  Push some of the lights in the back hole of the milk carton and string them between all the cartons.  Then plug the lights in and enjoy!

Source: http://myimajennation.blogspot.com/2011/10/green-halloween.html

Wine Wednesday

Have you ever heard of Wine Wednesday?  I’m not sure where it came from … but I like it!  I watch this show on TV called Cougar Town.  Don’t judge me … It makes me laugh, and I like that in a show!  On Cougar Town, they do Wine Wednesday.   When I finished up a bottle this summer … I took a picture of it and decided you needed to know about it.

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Have you ever had a Malbec?  I like it.  According to about.com: “Malbec is typically a medium to full-bodied, dry red wine with plenty of acidity and higher tannin and alcohol levels.”.  I’d say that’s about right … exactly what I was thinking 🙂 hehe.

Happy Wine Wednesday ~ go enjoy a glass 😉

P 31-part 4

This is the last in a four part post on being an excellent wife and mother as given to us in Proverbs 31.  We have covered 34 traits in the past three posts that help us be the Godly woman, wife and mother that He wants us to be while here on earth.  I am not saying it is an easy job, or is ever a finished job.  I do believe all these qualities will be worked on till God More

P 31-part three

Here we go again…not sure whether to call this adding insult to injury or adding quality to the quantity we already have!  Seriously, these next five verses in Proverbs 31 just keep getting better.  I especially love More

P 31-part two

Proverbs 31 presents a “type or model”, a composite, of an ideal wife and mother. It is impossible to be perfect, however, the woman represented in this chapter does give a wonderful list of attributes to work toward.  Today, let’s look at More

P 31

I love reading Proverbs and I especially love Proverbs 31.  My husband and I used to do a lot with the pre-marital counseling ministry at Denton Bible Church and all the Godly young women there would strive to be P31 Women.  You know ladies that “what we catch them with we have to keep them with”. So needless to say, if you catch a husband with More

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