Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cook Book that Rocks My Face Off

Ok, So I just had to share this with you! While perusing the All Recipes site. I found it..... the jewel hidden by layers and layers of tasty recipes. Know what it is? Your own customizable, full color cook book. It starts out at $29.99 with 50 recipes inside and you can add 50 more for $5! You can add recipes at any time too!

You can add recipes, take them away, even put your favorite picture on the flippin cover.
Pretty sweet huh? Now technically you could just look at the recipes online but sometimes I want to have a good old fashioned notebook in front of me or it makes a wonderful gift for a new wife or a mature one. :0)

So here's the link and a pic. Enjoy! The Best Customizable Recipe Book Ever!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Best Form of Flattery

So I heard somewhere that the best form of flattery is to copy. If that's true then here's a website for you. I know I love the restaurant style foods but I HATE to spend $20 on pasta at Cheesecake Factory when i can make it for like 6 people. Ergo....... copycat. Just click on the highlighted link for the site. It's pretty good. I have not tried any of the recipes yet but the ones I looked at sounded pretty good. Here are a few:

California Pizza Kitchen`s Tuscan Hummus Recipe

A&W Clone Cream Soda Recipe

Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken

Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp

Chili's Salsa (I'm trying this one tonight now that they raised their prices to $4 for chips and salsa!)

Hope you enjoy these and find some to tell me about! Here's the main site and you can make your own recipe box and everything. It's a pretty neat site now that I have played with it a bit.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Best Tool Ever!

Ok, so I am slightly addicted to hand tools. We live in an age where it isn't unheard of for a woman to know more about hand tools than her husband. That may very well be me. My husband knows lots about hand tools, don't get me wrong, but I use them on every day things while he uses them for one time projects. So the greatest tool I use (drum roll please!).........

I must admit there is wide array of projects you can do with a staple gun (not including hushing a overactive mouth). Here are a few websites I found that have simple projects (yay for simple) that you can do at home.

Tu Tu Frame
Upholstery Project
Bulletin Board
Staple Gun Bow
Lattice Projects

If there were only a few more hours in the day..... I would certainly do a few more projects. I found so many different ways to use my staple gun that I can't tell them all to you so come up with some of your own!

Happy Stapling!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I LOVE neat things

I suppose the term they used in the 1940's was 'swell' and boy do I have a dandy for you. I found this on the site Organizing Junkie which is one of my favorites.

It is a menu helper and if you know me. Menu building is one of my hobbies (I know, I know the exciting life I live). I think it's the planning you get to do beforehand or spending less money at the grocery store or some strange cosmic force within me drawing me to it. Either way I thought I would share the little wonder. Now I have not tried any of the recipes but it's certainly a good idea even if you make your own. I love finding something and then making my own thing to suit my needs.

Check it out.
lily on the fly

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ok, so I'm back

I have been out for a while now and have not blogged at all. Let he who is without a post throw the first stone....or something like that. So here's the great thing I found today while online.

It's called the Cuponizer site. Cute name huh.


Just might save you some money. I'm all about that!

My husband and I have found another thing worth writing about too. It's a scooter. I know when you think about scooter you think ummmmm what? Do I live in Europe. Well no, I don't but with gas prices at $4 a gallon and only rising I'm willing to put my preconceived notions to the side. So my husband and I found a honey of a scooter and at a great price!

It's called a Legacy 250 from Qlink Motor and can I tell you it's pretty sweet. First off check out the gas mileage at 70 miles to the gallon. WHAT? I know but it's true. It's a two seater and feels really nice to ride. A local place in B-ham (that's Birmingham for you out-siders) that actually let us ride around the parking lot (Shhhhh! That's usually not allowed) with it. My husband, Daniel fell in love with the thing. Here's picture from the Quick Motor site above.Pretty sweet huh? So we were able to get it brand new in black for $2800. I think that's a pretty sweet deal and they'll service it (local dealer is the way to go) and it comes with a 2 year manufacturers warranty. Pretty sweet huh. So we're pretty much sold on it as our second car and we'll be picking it up hopefully on Friday. The local place in town is called Star Scooter. Check them out. And ask for Jimmy. He's the man!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Gospel and Parenting

Today our Pastor (Dr. David Platt, The Church at Brook Hills) preached on the gospel in parenting and may I say it was one of the best messages on parenting I have heard.

Key text: Ephesians 6:1-4

We learned how the gospel translates into how we parent and honor our parents. Let's just say David brought the Word today and praise the Lord that he said in the beginning he wanted to stay as close to God's Word and bring clarity to it without his opinion is truly a rarity in American Contemporary Christian Culture.

Based on today's message the thing that gets me the most is how we as a Christian culture have relegated the responsibility of teaching and training and discipling our children to the "professions" in stead of doing as the Lord commanded. There really is no excuse for us here in the west with our Bibles in every form imaginable to first not know this and next not to live by it.

Feel free to download the podcast/message/outline notes and not only listen to it but put it into practice. Just click HERE.

I know this will change the way I respond to my parents and even help me send a little letter to them thanking them for who they are and how much I value them. This is something I surely did not do in my teenage years, but have come to realize.

My prayer is that we will transcend our culture (even this contemporary Christian culture) to be true disciple makers for His glory. For ever and ever, amen.