Welcome, 2012!!

The new year as rolled over, and as we change out our calenders, update our files and put away our party fun, I’m sure some of us are also reflecting.

Reflecting on last year, (which was just yesterday), reflecting on this year. Many of us make resolutions, and most of us has tossed them to the side before January is even over. So I challenge you, those of you who’ve made some promise to yourself, that this year…you’ll stick to at least one resolution. I’ve made plenty of them, but I’ll consider a success if just one lasts until December 31, 2012. I know I know…life gets in the way, right?  Well you bet it does, but we can still accomplish so much, when a mind is set to it. So get to settin!

I can’t wait to see what 2012 holds for my family and I. I ask you to join us on our journey, by following along via my blog, or facebook page. Both of which I aim to keep up with more often!

In His Hands,



John 14:1-3

 1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.


I wasn’t going to…but here it is – 2012 Goals!

I wasn’t going to join the Goal club, but I in the end, couldn’t resist writing out a few of my 2012 goals.

In no particular order:

1. Blog/write more frequently

2. Be more active and become fit

3. Organize our home so that everything has a place

4. Make, follow and stick to a budget

5. Work on loving Christs way, starting at home with my family

6. Study my Bible daily

7. Make a dent in our debt

8. Making my Scentsy business pay for itself and then some

9. Keep up on Jeremiah’s scrapbook

10. Make great memories!

Some of those are frivolous, some are not. Every list should have some fun, frivolous type ‘To Dos’ on it!!!

What is on your list?!

In His Hands,


PS. I thought of a few more!

Take more photographs

Take my camera with me everywhere

Make something from my pinterest weekly!

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Just the name made me salivate. Thus, the hurried text to my husband to pick the two ingredients we didn’t have.

I got the recipe from a fellow blogger-Mom-fellow pregnant one, over at The Real Life of a Redhead, who then lead me to the blog of this woman, and her yummy, sugar coma inducing confection of sweetness that I made last night!

I’ll let the pictures do the talking here and then I’ll sum up my cooking abilities.

The ingredients! I forgot to put the flour in the picture tho!

Before baking goodness…

So…theres a little problem, don’t you think?! Wrong sized pan = Mt. Vesuvius.

In my oven. That I’d just cleaned.  I’m still a little traumatized.

Look at the yummy burnt-ness? Doesn’t it make you wanna run out and eat it?! 🙂

I went into a sugar coma after eating just a small piece.

I actually couldn’t FINISH what I’d served myself, it was so sweet!

But, it was still yummy! Even if it’s still all over the bottom of my oven…hardened due to longer cooking time…burnt on. *sigh* I guess I should go clean the oven now. And when I’m done, I’m not using it ever again! Okay so that’s a broad statement. I’ll put tin foil down, as a few people mentioned to me.

Hope your cooking adventures are much smoothing sailing than mine! It’s not always a dull moment in my kitchen 🙂


PS, Husbands verdict, It’s GOOD. 🙂

Super Fast Pasta Bake – No kidding it IS fast!

So a friend, and fellow blogger, posted on Facebook a link for a food blog. I can be lost on those blogs for hours, more so now that I’m pregnant! I was kinda looking to see if I could make anything from it, not really thinking I could. We’re kinda bare around here! But, as luck would have it, I DID find a yummy looking recipe that I could slightly adjust for us! 🙂  (Make sure you check out Real Mom Kitchen for her awesome looking recipes! I can’t wait to try more.)

Here are a few pictures from the Super Fast Pasta Bake:

Just getting ready to pull it from the oven, doesn’t it look yummy?!

I really couldn’t wait to dig into it!!!

Look at that! My mouth is still watering 😉

Gotta have the up close and personal type picture. Too bad they haven’t invented scratch n sniff!

This is a must make! Enjoy, my friends.


Linky Wednesday

I surf the internet, a lot.

And I read up on a variety of subjects, everything from politics, to natural birth, from royal watching to you tube videos. What can I say, I’m a curious person! 😉

So, here’s what I’ve been looking at lately!


Kesi’Art – a French website for scrapping!

Birth/Baby related:

Project: Baby Labor Book – I love this idea, and am beginning to create my own!

Get Posh To Push: the basics of breastfeeding – a great post on a different way to look at BFing.

Cord Blood: Why Delayed Cord Clamping Can Benefit Your Baby – that’s pretty explanatory!


Classic Flourless Chocolate Cake – OMgosh I need to make this!

Personal stuff:

Body Wax – Making your own body wax! This I have to try!

News Story’s:

Medal of Honor Winner – This is a great story, as all the MOH winners are, of honor, duty, survival and love of those you serve with.

Netflix Prices Being Raised – I can’t say that this doesn’t surprise me. Especially as more and more people have to cut back, but want to enjoy a cheap form of entertainment. Even with the raise in cost, Netflix is still cheaper than many cable services out there.

Some interesting things out in the world, these days.

Lots of things happening. What’s happening in your area of the world?

Big, small, doesn’t matter! I’d love to know. 🙂

Also, any other links along these lines that you think I should check out,

give them a shout out! Thank you!

Surfin Along,