Friday, March 5, 2010


Well Praise God, it is Friday, the end of the work week, the beginning of the weekend.
Friends are such an important part of our life, it is wonderful to have a close friend to be  able to talk to, and to share with,  be encouraged by, that is what a friend is all about. We should never take our friendships for granted, God places them in our life to help us daily, there were times when I think I would down and never come back up if it had not been for my friends. There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother too, that is my best friend, Jesus, he is always there and he is always looking out for my best interest. Do you know him as your Friend? He is just a prayer away, accepted him as your own personal Saviour, and he will become your friend instantly.

I have chosen this day to start a Friendship Friday, I would love for you to join me, and to participate in this day, what I am going to do, is, pick one person to send an email, or an e-card to, let them know you are praying for them, you love them, and you think they are very important to you and in your life. God bless you dear friends, and remember...

Proverbs 18:24 "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."

♥ Lots of Hugs and Prayers, Barbara ♥ 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday is here again, and it is your time to share with with, all the things God has did in your life, and what you are thankful for.

I am thankful God save me over 36 years ago, I will forever be thankful for that, it is always first on my list. I am so thankful for a husband that loves me, and take care of me so well, he wears so many hats, what a talented and wonderful man God choose for me.

"Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God." (2 Corinthians 9:11)

The themes of praise and thanksgiving are very prominent throughout Scripture. The word "praise" and its derivatives occur over 330 times, and "thanks," with its derivatives, over 150 times. When applied to our relation to God, "thanks" are given to Him for what He has done for us, and "praise" for who He is and what He has done for the whole creation. If frequency of occurrence were an indicator, we might conclude that thanksgiving is important and praise-giving is twice as important!

Now it is your turn, what are thankful for?
Abiding in His great love, Barbara

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Egg Decorating Basket Projects

Make your egg decorating an elegant affair this month, with pretty projects to do with friends or family. Start with simple wooden eggs and learn how to cover them in richly colored paper or sparkling glitter. Then, nest your lovely creations in sweet (and easy to make) doily baskets. Decorated wooden eggs make beautiful keepsakes or even gifts that can be enjoyed spring after spring.

Project 1: Doily Baskets

Delicate and dainty doily baskets are perfect for displaying a collection of beautifully decorated eggs on a table, mantel or anywhere you please. You may want to work on your baskets first, so they're ready and waiting when your eggs are complete.

Gather Your Materials: Use just three simple items to create your baskets: stitched fabric doilies, fabric stiffener (both available at fabric and craft stores) and a bowl to shape your basket. Use a bowl that's just a bit smaller than your doily. Print and take our handy Materials List with you when you're shopping for items.

Step 1: Soak the doilies in a bowl of fabric stiffener until lightly saturated.
Step 2: Line the bowl you want to shape your doily around with plastic wrap (either inside or outside is fine). Place the doily over the bottom or around the inside of the bowl to create your desired basket shape. As you smooth out and shape the doily, try to push out excess stiffener.
Step 3: Allow the doily to dry completely (approximately 2 hours), and then carefully peel away from the bowl.

Tip: You can personalize and decorate your baskets further after they're dry by threading ribbon through the holes around the top edge of the doily. Try thin silk ribbon in spring pastels like yellow, pink and green.

Tip: Create a soft, colorful nest for your eggs inside the doily basket by shredding extra decorative paper and crumpling together.

Project 2: Paper-covered Eggs
Also called "washi eggs" this traditional Japanese craft is perfect for adding an elegant and unique touch of spring to your home.

Gather Your Materials: This craft often uses real eggs that have been hollowed out, but we'll be keeping it simple with wooden eggs, available at many craft stores. The only other materials you'll need to cover your eggs are: origami or scrapbooking paper, paintbrushes and decoupage glue. Print our Materials List to be sure you have everything you need.

Step 1: Using a tape measure, mark the egg's length on your piece of decorative paper, adding a 1/4" to the measurement. Next, measure around the circumference of the egg and mark on the paper, adding 1/8" to the measurement. Cut out a rectangle of paper using these measurements.
Step 2: Fold the rectangle of paper in half lengthwise. Using your scissors, cut 1/4" wide strips along both sides of the fold. Be sure to stop 1/4" before you hit the fold. Your rectangle will now have a fringe-like appearance.
Step 3: Unfold the rectangle and wrap around your egg so the fringe is at the top and bottom of the egg. Using your brush, apply the decoupage glue where both sides of the paper meet to adhere to the egg.
Step 4: Start with just one piece of fringe and trim at an angle to create a pointed tip. Brush the trimmed strip with glue and press gently onto the egg, carefully smoothing out. Repeat this with every other piece of fringe all the way around the top and bottom of the egg. Use remaining pieces to fill in gaps and trim as necessary.
Step 5: Brush glue over the entire surface of the egg to seal and smooth out any bubbles.

Tip: The more eggs you do, the better you'll get at making them smooth. If some of your eggs don't turn out as smooth as you'd like, you can glue down extra pieces of decorative paper to cover up bubbles or bumps.

Project 3: Glitter Eggs

This sparkling spring craft is even easier than paper-covered eggs, and makes a fun activity for family and friends of all ages.

Gather Your Materials: You'll also be using wooden eggs for this craft. The only other items you'll need are: small sponge brushes, decoupage glue, glitter (a variety of spring-inspired colors), disposable containers and wax paper for drying. Fabric softener, bowls, doilies, plastic wrap.
Tip: Feel free to paint the eggs any color you desire prior to covering in glitter, in case a little bit of the wood peeks through. Simply paint eggs and let dry prior to your decorating party.

Step 1: Set up a decorating station by placing a small amount of decoupage glue in one disposable container and placing each glitter color in its own disposable container. Set out wax paper nearby for drying.
Step 2: Use the sponge brush to add a thin coating of decoupage glue all over the egg.
Step 3: Quickly roll the glue-covered egg in the glitter until completely coated. You can use small tongs or spoon glitter over the egg to help keep it off of your fingers.
Step 4: Place eggs on wax paper to dry for about an hour.

Tip: Get creative by coating half of your egg using one glitter color, and the other half in another.
Display your pretty eggs and baskets in your home throughout the spring season. You can also use them as table décor or gifts for the spring holiday next month.  This is explained very well at Home Made Simple

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I hope you join me in some tea today, I say a prayer and sip some tea, and hope all my friends will come and join me. I made a special cake for you to try too, below you will find the recipe, I hope you enjoy your time spent with me, and may God bless each of you who stop by.

Molten Chocolate Cake

4 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs 2 egg yolks
6 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup thawed COOL WHIP


PREHEAT oven to 425°F. Butter four 3/4-cup custard cups or soufflé dishes. Place on baking sheet.

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until butter is melted. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar until well blended. Blend in eggs and egg yolks with wire whisk. Stir in flour. Divide batter among prepared custard cups.

BAKE 13 to 14 min. or until sides are firm but centers are soft. Let stand 1 min. Carefully run small knife around cakes to loosen. Invert cakes onto dessert dishes. Serve immediately, topped with whipped topping.
Enjoy and may your Tuesday be a terrific one, Hugs

Monday, March 1, 2010

Marvellous Monday, March 1st

Anne spelled with an E is all decked in her green hat,
she must be Irish, ya think?  I just love all the Anne of Green Gables books, and movies, She is a good one to help us welcome in March, I have a couple gifts for you today,

Well we come today this is a new month, and new week, and new day, may we all be blessed from the hand of God, and thank him for his blessings on us. Do you know the Legend of the Shamrock?

St Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to the Irish many years ago using the Shamrock, I do not believe in luck as a Christian, but I do believe God uses different things to present the gospel, and the world even some times to make his point in our lives.

Have a wonderful March