Monday, September 25, 2017

Fall Decor!!









Okay... I got out of my grumpies of it being 100 degrees here and just decorated. Here is a little of what I did. I plan to do some scarecrows and pumpkins in October.

Thanks for all that signed up for the Fall Fun Exchange. There were a few ladies that said they wanted to do it but never emailed me there info. Today is the last day!

Blessings,
Chrissy

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Fun Exchange

Hello friends! I am in need of some inspiration for Fall. This 100 degree weather is killing me. I thought it would be fun to host a Fall Fun Exchange.


How it works?!

Leave a comment letting me know you would like to participate then email me at gotjoyforlife5@gmail.com. I will pair you up with a sweet lady and you will exchange a special Fall Happy. Budget Limit is $5.00. Sign up ends September 24th. Must be sent to your lady by October 1st.

Sample ideas...

Fall potholder
Fall trinket
Fall towel

You get the idea! It is meant to be simple and FUN. Please USA residents only. Thanks my sweet readers.

Blessings,
Chrissy

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cozy!

It is still hot here friends. HOT! I am so waiting for it to be cool. I am biting my nails waiting. I haven't decorated for FALL yet because I simply have a hard time when it is 100 outside.

I have put my wreath on my front door and my Fall mailbox cover. I usually like to bake a Fall treat, open my windows, clean and spruce, and decorate when I do my seasonal d├ęcor. Since it is still so hot I just haven't really wanted to yet. I will though!



I did make some yummy Carrot Pumpkin Muffins (Weight Watchers 3 SP) and a Cozy Delish Taco Bake (Weight Watcher 6 SP) for supper. I lit a candle and the aroma from the candle and Carrot Pumpkin muffins made me get a little more excited for Fall.



3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins Recipe here. Subbed Spice cake with Carrot Cake

Taco Bake Recipe

1lb lean beef (browned and drained)
1 can of drained corn
1 pack of low sodium taco season
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 can of black beans ( I did not use this to lower points)

Top with cheese. I topped one half with fat free cheese for me and the other regular for family.

I seen several recipes for this but I adapted it for my family and so I cam sharing what I did.

I put all this in a 9 by 13. Baked for 30 minutes covered with foil. I then topped with cheese and baked for 5 more minutes.

 Have you tried any new recipes lately??

Blessings!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

3-2-1 Cake

Most of you know I am doing Weight Watchers. I love it. I lost weight, feel great, and know I can live the rest of my life this way. No fads! No Crazy food! I just love it. There are days I just have to have some yummy sweetness.

I found a recipe for 3-2-1 Cake. It is like a mug cake and it is wonderful. DIVINE!
3 TBL of Cake Mix (check link to see mix)
2 TBL of water
1 Minute Cook Time

The link to the recipe is here. It is so simple. I mean TRULY simple. Low calorie, and Low Smart Points.

This cake is perfect for those not doing weight watchers due to the smaller portion, low fat, and lower sugar content. Even if you do not do WW's this is a great low calorie treat to fix a craving.

I topped mine with whipped cream and topping. Took me 1 minute to make. No LIE!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Yearning

Yearning- An intense longing for something. Craving, hunger, wishing, longing, wanting, desiring

This word came to my heart today. I have a yearning. A yearning for the Lord. A yearning for His coming. A yearning to sit at His feet. A yearning to be in His presence.

I also have a yearning for our home to represent Him. For Jesus to flow through each room of our home. A yearning for my children and their souls. I yearn for their salvation and for them to love Christ with everything.



I yearn for a marriage that is wholesome, unified, and for Jesus to be the Center. I yearn to be a wife of honor, love, and encouragement. Faithful in the small things in marriage as well as the large.

I yearn to have a heart for weary souls. Lost souls, dry burned out souls, confused souls, bitter souls, souls lost, and prodigal souls. I yearn to see Kingdom building as it once was. Not to be so consumed with my own life.

I yearn for this country to get back to the roots of God. I have a yearning for the World to know their creator. Worship Him in Spirit and Truth.

I yearn for churches to get back to their First Love!




Yearning is a good thing. It can be a heavy weight if we let it. But their are too many great promises in the Word, inner joy from the Lord, and hope that helps me when my heart is churning like this.

I cling to the rock. The word says Jesus is like a Living Stone in 1 Peter. A stone! He is sturdy, grounded, and strong. I am thankful I have a God like this. A cornerstone that holds the weight!

Blessings,

Chrissy

Any thoughts on your mind lately?  Anything you would like to share from your devotions?


**Images from google search engine**


Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Beauty Walk

During our lunch break yesterday I felt compelled to go on a short walk around the lake.  I tossed the idea back and forth. The kids were enjoying lunch and doing their own thing. I decided to grab my camera and go. I was quickly refreshed in the midst of a busy day. I needed the little boost. I love our FULL days but I am craving some stillness.

I loved my walk. I took some snapshots of things that stood out to me. I am not a photographer at all. But just wanted to capture the beauty of my walk. Nature is so refreshing and full of life lessons.


 



 
"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better." ~ Albert Einstein