Friday, July 27, 2012

Ephesians 4:2

"Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love." - Ephesians 4:2

I have had this verse posted on my memo board for over a year now.  I had it memorized since the week I posted it and usually when I memorize a verse I take it down and replace it with a new one to memorize.  I just cannot seem to take this one down.  Probably because it is so hard for me to follow through with it.  I am sure for people who do not know me that well or just know me from school or church see me this way and I hope people think of me this way.  I even see myself being this way most of the time but there are occassions where I struggle deeply with this.

I struggle mostly with being patient.  If my family had to use 100, even 1000, words to describe me I highly doubt "patient" would be one of them.  I am not patient at all.  And it breaks my heart that even when I try so hard to be patient I catch myself time and time again rushing.  Rushing to get out the door to school, to church, to anywhere.  I cannot seem to get a grip on being patient.  I always feel rushed, which leads me to being stressed, which leads to impatience.  And this verse says to be patient with people because you love them.  Well I love my family and I want to follow God's Word so why is being patient so hard for me?

Lord help me to continue to be humble and gentle and please show me how to be patient.  You are so patient with me Lord and I want nothing more than to be an example for my family.  Help me be patient with them while making allowances for their faults because I love them as they make many allowances for my faults because they love me.  Amen.

Poker Themed Dessert Bar

Several times a year the seasonal campers (including us) have a poker run where about 50 people pay $5 each and travel to 7 different RVs that host them and get to take a card and whoever has the best hand after getting 7 cards wins the money.  Each host prepares food for everyone.  This time I was in charge of the desserts.

Chocolate dipped pretzel rods

Poker Themed Dessert Bar

Chocolate dipped Oreos on a stick

Chocolate dipped rice krispies on a stick

Three layered cupcakes with poker hand toppers


Red velvet cake pops

Twizzlers in a favor bag topped with a playing card
Made pretzel squares with hersheys kisses and M&Ms on them.  Also had Boston baked beans candy and red candy mints
Chocolate dipped jumbo marshmallows with M&Ms

Fridge full of vodka jello shots (I used a whole gallon of vodka to make these!)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Menu Board

I made a menu board today. Now I have my weekly menu all planned out and beautifully displayed.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hot Dog Bar

These are pics of the hot dog bar that I had today at our 4th of July party.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Firecracker Cupcake Push Pops

I made red cupcakes and blue cupcakes by adding food coloring to box cake mix and cooked them according to the directions on the box. When they cooled I used one of the push pop containers to cut each one to the correct size. Then I put one in the container and used an icing bag to put icing on top of the cupcake in the container. Then I put another cupcake on top of the icing and then put more icing on that. I topped each off with sprinkles and added a piece of a Twizzler Pull n Peel. Easy and yummy!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cheeseburger Cake

So easy to make. The "buns" are two 9 inch round cakes and the "patty" is a 9 inch round chocolate cake. The icing is just a basic cream cheese icing with food coloring. Add real sesame seeds to the top for that extra touch.

Mason Jar Paint Cans

Whenever I paint a room in my house I always have a quart of touch up paint I keep in the garage. Today I decided to buy mason jars to store all my quarts of paint so that the paint wouldn't be in a can that rusts. Now I can store the paint in the house instead of the shed where it can freeze during the winter. Perfect solution!