Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monster cookies

I wanted to do something fun baking wise with the kids and I hit Pinterest for some ideas. What we all do without Pinterest?
These were really easy to make.







INGREDIENTS

1 Box White Cake Mix
1/2 Cup Butter Softened
1/2 tsp Vanilla
8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
1 egg
Food coloring
Powdered Sugar
Candy Eyes

INSTRUCTIONS

Use a mixer to mix your softened butter, vanilla, egg and softened cream cheese until fluffy.
Add in cake mix and mix until combined.
Separate dough into 2 bowls (so you can make 2 colors of cookies)
Add food coloring and mix to desired color.
Chill dough for 30-40 minutes.
Roll dough into balls and then roll in a bowl of powdered sugar to coat.
Drop balls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper & press them down slightly.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. While the cookies are still warm push eye balls into place!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sweater weather


As fall has arrived and the cooler weather sits in I begin to plan my winter wardrobe. As a mom of 3 and having a preschool in my house, I think about comfort, but still want to look put together.
I have never really been a sweater wearer, but lately I am drawer to open front sweaters. I can still wear a tshirt and still keep warm with a sweater. I think I have fallen in love with the idea of wearing sweaters and tshirts and jean or leggings.
I went to Pinterest for inspiration and the vanilla tulip blog.she has some great sweaters.










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I found this one at target and I have Worn it 2 days in a row. I may have to go get one more.
What is your go to outfit?




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Friday, October 18, 2013

InstaFriday

Wow, I need to get better at this blogging deal..





I love asking these 3 to pose. I never know what they will do!


We painted with water at preschool


Picture day. I asked them to at least pretend to like each other


This girl had her well checkup on Monday and she did great. She was so excited


- it finally looks like fall on my porch.


Follow along if you please . @coleyclark30




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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Financial responsibility

Ok. This is on my heart for some reason so I thought I would post about it.
I personally am always looking for more money so I can spend more money. There are always things I WANT, but do I really need them? No. I have struggled with comparing myself to people who just go and spend money on things and not think twice about it, but are they really happy or does spending money make them feel like they are happy? It's always wanting more and not being blessed with what I have.
I will use the example with lottery winners.
So many millions of people(including myself) buy lottery tickets in hope of winning instant wealth. They want to win so bad, but when they do it actually ruins their lives and sometimes end up ending their lives because of the unforeseen consequences that arose .
I then think about Solomon's wisdom and how perfect it was. Maybe it should be posted on a lottery ticket as a warning like the surgeon generals on cigarettes.
Easy money can be dangerous.
As I was thinking more and more about Solomon's wisdom it makes so much sense.
If I would put a thousand dollars in an account on each birthday or my kids birthday's until they are 21, imagine how much money they would have?
This makes me slow down on spending and actually save it so $ money does not have to be an issue every month.


How do you budget?





Money that comes easily disappears quickly,but money that is gathered little by little will grow. Proverbs 13:11. Amazing!
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Would a money tree really help us?


And here are a few just because pictures.





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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Happy 9 years!

Happy anniversary to hubby. You are such a godly man and a hero in our children's eyes. Thank you for being you and making the 9 years the best. Time has flowen by. Here is to the next 50!













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