Friday, December 18, 2009


I entered a contest in November and was so surprised to received an email today telling me I WON!!!
I won a $50.00 gift basket and they will plant 10 trees on my behalf in Peruvian Amazonian forest, in Acopagro coop. Who knew!!
Here is my winning recipe the company is called Alter Eco and the link to my win.

Energy Packed Granola

Shared by Laura from Valencia
November 30th, 2009


1 cup Alter Eco White Quinoa-Organic 3 cups rolled oats, wheat, or barley (any combination 1/2 cup sesame seeds or sunflower seeds 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup, or a thick syrup made with 1/2 Alter Eco Unrefined Ground Cane Sugar and 2-3 tablespoons water 1/4 cup Alter Eco Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 teaspoon vanilla and/or other extract 3/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit(optional) 1/2 cup nuts (optional) 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

1. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together except for the dried fruit. Set the dried fruit aside.

2. In another bowl mix the sweetener, oil, and extract together.

3. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

4. Spread the granola in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for ten minutes. Use a spatula and turn the granola on the baking sheet. Place the granola back in the oven and bake for another ten minutes or until fairly dry and starting to brown. Remove the granola from the oven and stir in the fruit.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Remission or Re-Mission

I looked up the word "remission" today to see what is the actually meaning of the word. This is what I got
the act or an instance of remitting; specif.,

1. forgiveness or pardon, as of sins or crimes

2. cancellation of or release from a debt, tax, penalty, etc.

3. A lessening or abating, as of heat or cold, pain, etc.

4. a relatively prolonged lessening or disappearance of the symptoms of a disease

What was amazing to me is the definition I thought I would see first being related to cancer, and it was not first it was last. The first was about forgiveness or pardon can you believe that! I have a get out of my own jail free card. Then it says cancellation of or release from debt OK now I no longer have to carry that burden of trying to “be good enough” or just the act of paying back others to be accepted I have been released. The third definition is a lessening (reduction) of pain, so all of my disappointments are lessened so I don’t even have to remember them. Now the last thing on the list is a disappearance of the symptoms of a disease not just as in related to cancer but any disease of hurt, as in hurt of in my heart or trouble in my life that has tried to eat away at my joy. So let me get this right in my head I am IN "remission"… I no longer have to carry my sin it is gone, I no longer have to “do” more or “be” more, my grief is gone, my wound in my heart is so small I can not even feel it, and lastly no longer will I see any of that it has been removed, moved out, gone, absent, no more, cease to exist.

I am in "remission" because of Christ not because I don’t have signs of cancer. Cancer may come or go it picks and chooses who it wants to infect, but Gods' "remission" is everlasting it is for everyone. Even in the dictionary, a simple word brings us back to God, how he has pardoned my sins because of Jesus. He did all of that for me and He can do the same for you if you just ask Him too. May this Christmas you have "REMISSION" and receive His gift for you

Monday, December 7, 2009

Yeah But...

A new friend at Awesome God..Ordinary Girl shared this message today "Yeah But.." It was so beautifully said I wanted to share. May this Christmas you say YES to Jesus when he calls your name instead of yeah but.. As Kelligirl said in todays post "Amazing grace. It’s a gift we can’t earn and one we don’t deserve. But when we accept it, there’s no “yeah buts” about it!"

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jolly Mom Sweeten up Giveaway

My favorite is the Red Velvet Cake so close to my homemade taste I use this and know one knows the difference. I really want to win this!!


The Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook Giveaway

Another chance to win my favorite book.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook Giveaway

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Exemplify Online

This is such an awesome website I am so blessed by all of the talented writers. Check it out  know you will really enjoy it too

Mommy's Kitchen Giveaway Month of December

Hurry over to Mommy's Kitchen "Givaway Month and Ree Drummond" It's gonna be fun!