Monday, January 25, 2010


I was recently reading a post on Miss Lauren's blog, A Corner Pillar. I've decided to share this wonderful post with you! This is very worth reading! :)

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:What Equals 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they
are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to

GIVE OVER 100%...

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help
answer these questions:



Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.


K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%


H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%


A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E

1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:

L-O-V-E-O-F- G-O-D

12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will
get you there, It's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

Many Blessings,

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Creation... Pure Beauty!

God's Creation truly amazes me. What a mighty and loving God we serve. Today, I wanted to share some pictures with you. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family!

A lovely creation of our majestic King!

Animals... What a wonderful addition to this world! :)

Such a delicate and beautiful creation!

Horses are so beautiful!

I love the color yellow... So vibrant! :)

Elvis will be turning eleven years old on January 28th!

"Horses are proof that God loves us and wants
us to be happy!"
I am so thankful to have God as my Father and Master!
What an amazing and beautiful world He has given
us all! :)

Many Blessings,

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Skirt Giveaway!

Hello Dear Friends!
Quinn, at "Inside The White Picket Fence" is hosting a lovely skirt giveaway! I encourage you to head over to her blog and enter. For more information on the giveaway, click here.
Many Blessings,

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Some More Pictures!

Wow, I've found myself taking pictures so much recently. I feel so blessed to have a wonderful camera! Most of the pictures I have taken lately are of the horses. We have three horses, and they are all so beautiful. Every time I look at them in our field, I think of all the precious animals that God has created. You have to admit... Animals bring so much joy to our lives! We also have three dogs, who are so sweet! In this post, I will share some pictures of our horses and dogs with you. I haven't taken a picture of our turtle, Einstein, but I will in the future! :)

I thought this was pretty cute... She's a spunky one! :)

There is something sweet about Wrangler's eye! :)
I just love taking close-ups of his beautiful face!

The reflection was perfect on our lake!

Sweet Carly!

I am going to take some better pictures of our other two dogs. I just now noticed that the one's I took are not so great! Haha. :)

Now, I would like to share something that I have been working on for about four months now. I have recently been taking art lessons, and I finished my first painting last night! :)

I hope you like it! :)

Also, since I was talking about animals, why don't we have some fun with it! Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite animals is! I'd have to say that my favorite animal is probably a panda bear. They are so cute. My favorite household pet is either a dog or a horse! :)

Many Blessings,

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Beautiful Nature!

Hello Dear Friends! Today, I walked out into the cool breeze with my camera and took some pictures of nature. Everything about nature amazes me. As my camera captures those special moments, I always think about how each and every one of God's creations are so wonderful!
Enjoy! :)

"For You make me glad by Your deeds, O Lord;
I sing for joy at the works of Your hands."
~ Psalm 92:4 ~

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim
the work of His hands."
~ Psalm 19:1 ~

"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God
stands forever."
~ Isaiah 40:8 ~

"I have set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will
be the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth."
~ Genesis 9:13 ~

Wrangler wanted to give the camera a kiss! :)

"Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God,you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty."

"He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent"

"and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind."

"He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants."

"He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved."

"You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains."

"But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight;"

"they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them."

"You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth."

"He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains."

"They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst."

"The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.

"He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work."

"He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate—bringing forth food from the earth:"

"wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart."

"The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted."

"There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the pine trees."

"The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the coneys."

"The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down."

"You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl."

"The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God."

"The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens."

"Then man goes out to his work, to his labor until evening."

"How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures."

"There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number—living things both large and small."

"There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there."

"These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time."

"When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things."

"When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust."

"When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth."

"May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works-"

"he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke."

"I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

"May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD."

"But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. Praise the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD."

~ Psalm 104 ~

Psalm 104 is a beautiful chapter in God's Holy Word. I enjoyed reading through the chapter, and hope that you enjoyed it as well! :)

Also, please pray for my brother, Tyler. He woke up not feeling well. We are praying that he has a quick recovery from whatever he may have! Thank you so much! :)

Many Blessings,

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another Giveaway!!!

Wow, I've found another giveaway... So exciting!!! Mrs. Shelly Howell, at Howell's Homestead is giving away a wonderful Pampered Chef item. For more details, you can stop by her blog.

Many Blessings,

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another Giveaway!!!

Hello Dear Friends!
I wanted to let you all know of another great giveaway!
Stephanie at, Never Enough, is giving away an adorable Minnie Mouse apron. I hope you have a chance to stop by there and enter! :)

Many Blessings,

SNOW.... IN FLORIDA!!!!!!!!

IT'S SNOWING!!! Wow, I can't believe it's really snowing in Florida! What a blessing from God!
This morning, we were surprised with quite a bit of snow. We got our shoes and jackets on right away, and went outside. Tyler, Jessa, and I made snowballs and had a snowball fight! Hee, Hee. It was really fun! :)

Here are some pictures. Enjoy!

This is a picture of our table outside. As you can see, there is snow
on the table, and on the chairs!

This is another one of our patio chairs.

Sweet Jessa with a snowball. She LOVES snow! :)

This is our playground slide!

This is a picture of one our plants in the front yard. There was
snow in the middle of it!

Our roof line!

I love this picture of Mommy and Jessa giving hugs!
How sweet! :)

My Snow Angel!!!! :)

Blessings To You and Your Family,

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Giveaway!

Hello Dear Friends!
I wanted to let you all know that Miss Jasmine Baucham at Joyfully Home is having a wonderful giveaway. She is giving away a copy of "Homeschool Dropouts: Why the Second Generation is Now Headed for a Spiritual Wasteland."
For more details, please go to her blog, Joyfully Home.
Also, for more information on this documentary, you can go here.

God's Richest Blessings to You and Your Family,

Monday, January 4, 2010

Horses and Salad!

Hello Dear Friends!
I would like to begin this post by sharing several photographs of our horses with you! Today, I went out into our field and decided to take some pictures of our three beauties! :) Enjoy!

Elvis (my horse) decided to go for a little run in the field today! :)

Wrangler, my brother's horse.

Fanny May!

My cute, but crazy horse, Elvis! :)

This is one of my favorites of Wrangler!

Wrangler, staring at the deer next door.

Wrangler is so photogenic! :)

Sweet Wrangler!

While walking out to see the horses, I ran into this leaf! I felt the
urge to take a picture of it! :)

What a beautiful creation of God! :)
I would like to end this post with a wonderful and easy salad recipe. I made this salad last night, and it was so good!

The completed salad!

I decided to layer it!

So many yummy things inside!
What you'll need:
  • Baby Spinach (you could use lettuce as well!)
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Cucumber
  • Several Baby Carrots
  • 1 Red pepper
  • Cran Raisins
  • Honey Roasted Peanuts
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Feta Cheese

Many of these ingredients are optional! You could also add many other things to it! :)

Steps to making it:

I decided to layer my salad, so first I put some baby spinach in the bottom (a few, large handfuls... depending on how big or small your bowl is.)
Cut up your tomato, cucumber, carrots, red pepper, and rotisserie chicken. Put these cut-up items on top of the spinach.
Continue these layers until the salad bowl is full. I decided to add some cran raisins, honey roasted peanuts, and feta cheese on top.

Although this is a very common and ordinary salad, I thought it would be fun to share with you how I make mine, and what I put in it! :)
I would love to know if you could add anything to this recipe! Leave me a comment, and tell me what else you think would be good in this salad.

May God bless you and your family in this New Year of 2010!!!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fresh Squeezed Award!

Thank you for awarding me Rachel!
The Lemonade Stand Award is awarded for being a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude.
There are just a few rules for accepting this wonderful award:
- Put the Lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.
- Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.- Link the nominees within your post.
- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.


It was difficult choosing ten special bloggers~ Each and everyone of my readers deserve this award because of their great attitude and gratitude!

And the winners are.........

1. Shannon

2. Emily

3. Lauren

4. Emily

5. Maddie

6. Brittany

7. Esther

8. Jasmine

9. Mrs. Shelly

10. Jean Marie

Congratulations to all who have been awarded, and thank you again, Rachel, for awarding me! Blessings to you all! :)