Tuesday, April 21, 2015

~ Prayers Appreciated ~

This isn't me but it looks like the way I feel!  I'm having injections in the lower back again in the morning. I'm sure all will be ok but I always feel a bit apprehensive about it. If you don't mind saying a little prayer for me and the medical team, I'd appreciate it!  Just send some good mojo my way ~  :)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

~ Graduation Caps ~

Aren't these adorable?  They could be used for any age, any graduation!  This recipe is from Taste of Home.

24 miniature peanut butter cups
24 After Eight Thin Mints
24 milk chocolate M&M's in color of your choice or 24 semisweet chocolate chips
1 tube (6 ounces) decorating frosting in color of your choice

Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups; place upside down on waxed paper. Place a small amount of frosting on each peanut butter cup; center a mint on each. Using frosting, make a loop for each cap's tassel. Place an M&M on top of each loop.

Yield: 2 dozen.

Joining ~ 

Monday, April 6, 2015

~ The Legend of the Dogwoods ~

Do you know the legend of the dogwood, which flowers around Easter?
"The legend of the dogwood contends that dogwoods grew to reach the size of mighty oaks up until the time of the crucifixion of Christ. The lumber of the dogwood was so strong that it was chosen as the timber for the cross of Jesus. To be used for such a cruel death was an insult to the tree. The Creator declared that the tree to which Jesus was nailed would never again have to be used as a cross. From that time forth, the dogwood has been slender, bent, and twisted, not as a punishment but as a blessing. In sympathy to the suffering of Christ, the dogwood bore white blossoms in the shape of a cross, with two long and two short petals. Each petal bears the print of a rusty nail on the edge. At the center of each flower appears a red crown of thorns. The flowers are symbols of the death of Jesus." --From a Tale of Two Trees, Kirk H. Neely
Dogwoods are in bloom now in East Texas, especially in the Palestine area.