Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lucille's Rolls

Lucille's Rolls (my husband's grandmother)

1 c. Warm milk

3/4 c. Warm water

2 T. Yeast

1 tsp. Sugar

Mix above. Let brew

3 T. Oil

3 T. Sugar

1 1/2 tsp. Salt

1 beaten egg

3-4 c. Flour

Mix Above. Add Yeast Mixture. Let rise once. Knead again.

Press out and cut 1/4 inch thick with circular cutter. Mark the middle.

Add a bit of butter. Fold in half and place on pan. Let rise 15 mins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Super easy and they turn out everytime!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Take-A-Trip Tuesday

Like most mothers, I have the best of intentions! So with that said, we'll see how long these "intentions" last.

 With the arrival of summertime, I have decided we need some structure and adventure in our days. Both kids are potty trained, naps are optional and there are some cool things in our area.

It will look like this (if all goes well):
Masterpiece Monday (we'll create/cook something awesome or go see something awesome)

Take-A-Trip Tuesday (we'll plan on taking a fun trip somewhere) This where we went on our first Take-A-Trip Tuesday:

It was a beach we had never had ben to but guess what I found?!

Yes, some sea glass!

We'll see how the rest of the week works but here are the rest of the weekdays.
Wet Wednesday (That was today. They took 2 baths and played in the water at a local beach)
AnyTHing Thursday (do anything we want)
Friend Friday (friends over or go visit friends)

I know it sounds ambitious but I have lots of ideas.
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


A friend asked if she could buy some sea glass for her mom for Mother's Day.

 I had a better idea- let's swap babysitting for sea glass!

She bought the vase and I filled it. Here is how it turned out:

 And up close:
Finished product:

Another gift I have been working on was for my sister in law's "beach" bathroom (somehow a beach bathroom isn't complete without sea glass). I am kicking myself that I didn't photograph it before I packed it away. I hope she likes it. It looked something like this but filled to the top.

Since my mom likes sea glass but doen't really need any (she is in the process of moving) I sent her this book for Mother's Day.
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It is a wonderful (true) story of man who found meaning, success and gratitude through the process of writing thank you cards. 365 of them. I loved it!


Encouragement II

Sometimes little signs around us can encourage and remind us that Heavenly Father loves us. Today I found this:
Red Sea Glass!
 And this:
Lovely thick pieces
 And this:
Cool turquiose color

It was much needed encouragment! What beautiful things did you see today?

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Elder Richard G. Scott taught: 
"Just when all seems to be going right, challenges often come in multiple doses applied simultaneously. When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more. He therefore gives you experiences that stimulate growth, understanding, and compassion which polish you for everlasting benefit. To get you from where you are to where He wants you to be requires a lot of stretching, and that generally entails discomfort."

Lately, I have been thinking about how past trials have taught me so much and when I heard this quote, I realized that one of the many things I have learned from sadder times, is that I don't have to be afraid of hard things. I don't like trials and I'd prefer to not deal with difficulties (especially all at once) but the personal knowledge that my heart can weather hard times is so valuable, so encouraging!

So in light of difficulties, "Carry on, Carry on" (This hymn is actually called "Firm as the Mountains Around Us" and has been a family favorite since I was a child)