Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year….. :D

Is it already 2012?!? Wow, this year has gone by so fast!

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This What I want to do this year….

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I want to spend more time with the ones I love, I want to be able to work more with horses. This year I really want to work on my relationship with my Savior, I want to focus more on Him, pray and read my Bible more often. That is what I am going to make my goal for the new year!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!! :D

Saturday, December 24, 2011

How Amazing….

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Isaiah 7:14-16

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings.

Matthew 1:18-25

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”
So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name
JESUS.

How AMAZING it is, what God did for us. :)

Merry Christmas to all my readers and your families. Make sure to enjoy your Christmas day! I hope you are surrounded by love and joy, and remember all the while that Jesus loves us more than anyone ever could, and His gift is more amazing than any present wrapped up under our Christmas trees. :)

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 19, 2011

Too Old for Toys???

 

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Who says that when you get older you are too old for toys!? :D I have about 40 Breyer model horses and a random 10 others. The black one above is a new one, he came from a lady at church. He is a Japan horse. :)

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Because I have so many models I can’t display them all, so most of them stay in a box and every few months I rotate them out.

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My boyfriend says he is worried about my horse model fetish. He says he doesn’t like the idea of a future house full of horses on shelves. I reassured him though that they’d only be in the bathroom :D (it’ll be a wild west theme).   

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These two are really neat, they are salt and pepper shakers! So they are pretty and practical. ;) And as long as I have anything to say about it, no one is too old for toys. :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Beautiful Christian Sister…

Here is one of my favorite poems that my Mom shared with me a while ago. I even still have the paper she printed out for me, I couldn’t read it though. It was covered with something that I had spilt on it. lol But I very happily found it on the internet so I could share it with you. :)

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.

' When I say.... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living;'I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say.... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,my flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou;
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Apples…

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This is an apple from our Honey Crisp Tree. :)

So I tried looking for an apple pie recipe in all of our cook books and some sites online, because I wanted one with a crumb topping. Though all the ones I found had a funny filling or crust. So I made one up using three different recipes. :)

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The bottom crust was just a regular pie dough recipe.

1 1/4 cup flour

1/3 cup shortening

3 to 4 Tbsp. COLD water

1/2 Tsp. salt

After I mixed the dough I put it in the fridge for about two hours to chill. It made it a LOT easier to roll out without any crumbling. I then put it in a greased pie plate an set aside.

Pre heat your oven to 375deg.

For the filling I thinly cut

4 large Granny Smith apples (about 4 1/2 cups)

Then added and mixed in

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/2 Tsp. cinnamon

1/4 Tsp. nutmeg

I just set that aside while I put together the topping. The topping is made from….

1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 Tsp.

1/4 cup softened butter

I mixed the first four ingredients together then cut in the butter until it was all mixed in, then I had a crumble.

Putting it all together!

I put the apples into my pie crust, then sprinkled the topping evenly over the top. Then took some aluminum foil and covered the crust around the edge of the pie plate. Placed in oven and baked it for 20min. Then I took it out of oven and pulled off foil and placed back in oven for another 25 to 30min.

I took it out and and let cool for an hour. It can then be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. :) NUMMY!

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

More of My Artwork…

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I have been working more on my human parts, and surprisingly the hand wasn’t that hard. :)

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I tried a new style of painting horses too. I thought it was kind of funky, but really pretty too. Tasha bought this from the sale. ;) I’m going to try to do another one on a giant canvas that I found at a garage sale. It had an ugly painting on it, so I painted over it with primer.

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Last but not least the drawing of an Arabian, I LOVE this drawing!  :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Little Random Homemade Things…

Trying new yarns can be fun, and I think I found my new favorite kind. I made the cuff bellow…

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…out of this yarn. It is an Acrylic, Bamboo Fiber mix. The combination makes for very fine, soft yarn.

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I made the hats and cuff below out of Caron Simply Soft. The Bamboo mix is also Caron. If you go to their site they have a bunch of free crochet and knitting patterns. :)

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These patterns I came up with, I just went with whatever came out the best. If it didn’t work out I pulled them out and started over again.

I sold some of my homemade things at the Dickens fair, several of my cuffs sold and two of my hats. The two above didn’t, along with some of my cuffs, so I might try to do an Etsy.

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These gift tags were a lot of fun to make and were really easy. I took old, blank cue cards and put music sheet paper on the side with the lines and then put whatever cute paper I wanted on top of that. On the Blank side I just stamped the “to and from”. :)

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These old, retro buttons I found in my mom’s button jars. I thought they were kind of ugly at first, but then I put some of the on my cuffs and they didn’t look so bad. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Photography…

So I really like my little point and shoot camera, and it does take pretty good pic’s. However right now I am trying to save up for a Cannon or Nikon DSLR, and I’m trying even harder now after Tasha let me borrow her Nikon DSLR. Using a little point and click isn’t as fun any more, but I am happy to have a working camera. :) lol


Here are some of the pic’s I took with her camera.



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There weren’t any flowers to take pictures of and almost the whole time I had the camera it rained, I had to run in and out to get any out door shots.


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But I got a lot pet shots. :)


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Amy let me do a quick photo shoot with her before the rain hit again. :) I LOVE the pic below!


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Amy’s eyes in that pic are really cool!


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I was able to take some self portraits without Dropping Tasha’s camera, which was kinda hard. ;) But it was big heavy and awkward. hahaha It was a lot of fun while it lasted, Thanks Tasha!