I Burnt The Resurrection Rolls

Seriously.  I burnt them.  See …

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The tops don’t look so bad.  But you’ve used those prepackaged crescent rolls before, right? You know how GREAT they are when they are lightly browned? Where they are fluffy and just cooked all the way through? These were hard and flaky.  Check out the bottoms …

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YUCK! I bit into one and threw it away.  My sweet kids?  These guys?

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They ate them right up!!! They didn’t even care.  Isn’t that sweet 🙂

My hope in Jesus dying on the cross to make a way for me to have a relationship with God the Father is so deep and hits on so many levels, but it also hits on the basic level of this:

I can’t even make resurrection rolls correctly and I need His help to just make breakfast every day!!! Praise Jesus for the hope He gives us!!!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

You can find the recipe for ‘Resurrection Rolls’  like I did, by googling it.  🙂 

31 Days: Let’s Just Be Honest Day 29: Pumpkins & Messiness!!

We carved Pumpkins today! It was great.

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31 Days: Let’s Just Be Honest Day 16: Halloween

We decorate for almost every seasonal thing or holiday. I just love it.  I got that love for it from my mom, who did the same.  This past weekend we decorated for Halloween.



I always try to involve the kids in the decorating.  They totally love it.  This year {and last} we do a project I found on Pinterest where we take empty, clean milk jugs & draw ghost-type faces on them.  Then I cut the backs out of them so portions of a strand of lights can be stuck in them so they’ll ‘glow’.

Here is a pic of the string of them on our porch.

Last year i did a better job of taking pics of the ‘making’ process … you can see that here.


Either way, I encourage you to find something small and fun that you and your children or family can do together.  It will be a lot of fun.

31 days of Let’s Just Be Honest: Intro

I have a blogger friend that lives in Austin.  I’ve gotten to know a bit over the past few years.  She’s great.  Her name is Jamie Ivey and you should check her out over here at Dreaming Big Dreams.  About a week ago she emailed asking if I wanted to do this 31-day challenge with her where we blog on the same topic for 31 days during the month of October.  The challenge came from NESTING PLACE.  I think this is her fifth year doing it and last year she apparently had 1200 people participating.  I’m actually suppose to have one of those fancy buttons that others put on their website, but I don’t know how to make those.  So I don’t have one.  Do you know how to make one? Can you make one for me ? 🙂 This will be my home page and I’ll have links here daily.

This is a hard challenge for me to do.  It’s blogging on 1 topic for 31 days in a row.  Wow.  Not sure I can do this.  If you follow my blog, you know sometimes I blog weekly, sometimes it’s 6-8 a month and sometimes a whole month comes and goes, in blogging silence!!!  I’ve got a lot going on right now, so I’m hoping a lot will flow and you’ll get to share in the fun, hard and good of it all.

The topic I’m blogging on for 31 days: Let’s Just Be Honest. More

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

Homemade Crayons {Summer Crafts}

We’ve been doing a lot of Summer Crafts lately.  I find it less stressful around here if the kiddos can keep their hands busy on crafts and not going all knuckle on each other!  (That’s my 7 year old’s way of saying ‘we’re fighting’!).

We did homemade rainbow crayons and it worked GREAT! More

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