Friday, July 31, 2015

Vanilla Cupcakes and Maple Buttercream

   I love making cupcakes just about as much as I enjoying eating them. Vanilla is one of the hardest to make with the right consistency and flavor. This recipe comes right up there with the best.

Easy great vanilla cupcakes, delicious maple buttercream

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fresh Green Beans

   A couple weeks ago I went to the Conway Farmers Market, and came out with some great looking green beans! I wasn’t completely sure wit what they would go in but for $3 I could not pass them up. 

Here is what I did with them.

First I cleaned them up. I washed them to get off all the dirt and germs.  Cut the ends off. I tried to make sure they were all about the same size.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Married Monday Review: Sacred Marriage By: Gary Thomas

  “What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?” The subtitle to the book sums up the main theme and point that Gary is making throughout the book. It’s a big thought: we don’t get married to be happy, marriage is meant to bring us closer to God.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

#TBT -McDonald’s Style

I am a brand ambassador for McDonald’s of Central Arkansas and am being compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions though are my own.   

   McDonald’s is the center of many memories for me. My sister and I ate more Happy Meals than I can count. We loved them and always knew exactly what we wanted, she would go for the McNuggets and I would have a cheeseburger. We didn’t have all the healthy options kids do now, but we didn’t want them anyway, McDonald’s fries were and still are the very best, in my opinion. 

McDonald's French Fries

   During the summers our Papa would watch us, and we would go to the park next to the local library to fish. This park was also a short walking distance from McDonald’s. I can remember getting our food and sitting at one of the picnic tables and eating while we took a break from fishing. These are my favorite memories.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Married Monday: Book Reviews

The next few months I have scheduled a few different christian books on marriage to read and review.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Conway Farmers Market

    Farmers markets are such wonderful places, full of nice people and good food. They are a way to support local farmers while getting some of the freshest foods. I have been trying to be more conscious of where my food comes from lately, both while eating out and when preparing my own meals. I knew that to get the best local produce I needed to head to Conway Farmer’s Market.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lava Cakes for Two

   I have always thought that lava cakes were difficult to make, but I decided I would attempt them for our anniversary last weekend. It turns out they are actually really easy! These turned out delicious and only took about 20 minutes.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Married Monday: Marriage Bible Verses, Proverbs 12:4 and 18:22


   The Bible is my favorite book, even though a lot of it I don’t understand without re reading it a few times and going to look up some meanings behind it. I think that’s perfectly fine though because there is a lot of important information and lessons in there that can help and serve as a guideline for life. Any part of life you need help with, guidance on, or reflection the Bible has it covered, if you take the time to read into it and between the lines. Marriage is covered throughout the Bible often and in many ways, today I want to look at two verses that celebrate marriage, and give me something to strive for as a wife.

Friday, July 10, 2015

I'm Married!!!??!! One Year Later

   I can hardly believe that we have been married a year, it doesn’t even seem possible. I feel like we just said I do! About a year ago I wrote this post, after we had gotten back from the honeymoon and settled in to our new home and roles. So today I want to share some reflections and thoughts from the year.

    It has been the most exciting, emotional, scary, and best year of my life. Marriage is not for the faint of the heart and it is something that you don’t truly understand until you’re there.  I have loved every moment and wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Apple Pie Roses

   Hubby loves a great apple pie, and I like to make them for him, they take a lot of time and work though. That’s why I opt for smaller versions, like these Apple Pie Eggrolls I made a while back, and now I have found this new twist. These roses are made using apples and crescent roll dough, simple and perfect!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Married Monday: Anniversary Gift Themes

   Since Saturday is mine and hubby’s 1 year anniversary I thought it would be fun to look at what the traditional gifts and themes are for each year of marriage. Some of these are very well known others are not so common.

4th of July Weekend Recap

   This weekend was great! We got to see family, friends and of course fireworks.  My best friend wedding was Saturday so it was a full weekend.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chicken Enchiladas

   We love some good Mexican food, and I am a big fan of chicken enchiladas! Mom always made delicious enchiladas with the best Mexican rice ever!! (that recipe coming soon) So I have been playing around with how I cooked the chicken lately. Here is the one that worked out the best!