Saturday, May 17, 2014

Best Back/Posture Book Ever

I refer back to this book often to remind me how to sit/stand/walk in a way that will prevent pain and promote good health.

Simple Piano Arrangement - I See The Light

This is a simple piano arrangement (maybe  late beginning/early intermediate level?) of the song "I See The Light" from the movie "Tangled.".  I arranged it for Sarah to play at a recital.  I'm not well educated in musical notation or anything, so I may have written some things incorrectely.  But it's a beautiful song and fun to play.



Saturday, January 4, 2014

My Zombie stayed for Christmas!

We enjoyed having him around. I wonder if he'll come back next year.  :)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fabulous Flapjacks for Christmas

We enjoy giving out Fantabulous Flapjacks to our neighbors and friends as a Christmas gift. This year we simplified the process by weighing the ingredients, instead of measuring cup after cup after cup. If you'd like to do the same, this should help.

Each double batch makes 8 bags (2 cups per bag).

For 8 (what we do) double batches, have the following on hand:

6 canisters quick oats (42 oz)
2 bags white flour (5 lb)
3 bags wheat flour (5 lb)
6 bags light brown sugar (2 lb)
1 can dry milk (#10 can)
3 cans baking powder (8.1 oz)
1 container cinnamon (18.3 oz)
1 container salt (26 oz)
2 containers cream of  tartar (1.1 oz)
60 bags treat bags and ties (there will be leftover mix)

When it's time to begin the first double batch, use the following:

1 lb 12 oz quick oats
1 lb 2.5 oz white flour
1 lb 6.1 oz wheat flour
1 lb 5 oz brown sugar
10.4 oz dry milk
2.6 oz baking powder
4 Tablespoons cinnamon
5 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Saturday, November 30, 2013

What caught my eye this week ...


Is it wrong to love articles like this that include phrases like "Some of our theories are just going down the drain"?  It's good to remember that we don't know everything. 

Had a blast making these Thanksgiving Cake Pops with the kiddies.  But if we want to make them next year, we must remember to buy candy corn during the Halloween season, 'cause they are nowhere to be found around Thanksgiving.  The jelly beans we used as a replacement worked great though. 

This week's audience included people from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking for something enjoyable to relax and listen to?  
Three hours of Hugh Hewitt interviewing Charles Krauthammer can be found here from 4-7 pm.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

What caught my eye this week ...


My girls have recently discovered Studio C. This post had me laughing and laughing.  Although, you might need to see this, this, this, and this, first, to really appreciate it.

Prager University's latest contribution:  Is Evil Rational?  Love the artwork.

A few months ago I started using Liquimins Trace Minerals (happily a product from Utah).  After awhile, I started wondering if my eyelashes were getting thicker and longer--nothing extraordinary--just back to the way they were when I was younger.  I wondered if it was just my imagination.  Then I looked at my "What caught my eye this week ..." photo and realized I could compare before and after pics!  What do you think? 

This week's audience included people from Australia, Canada, Germany, Honduras, Malaysia, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom!