Wednesday, November 30, 2016

When Was The Last Time You Really Kissed Your Husband...

 
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When was the last time you really kissed your husband?

This is just something I was thinking about for the last
few months. And I wanted to share a couple of thoughts on this!

Well, I know we all are giving those quick pecks when we are
leaving or arriving with our spouses!
I get that we can't just stop and make out all the time;
Really, I laugh as I write this because remember when you were 
Newly in love and could not get enough kissing in??

It was romantic and so sweet!

But now we all have been married for years
(Decades)

But it really is in the kiss that sparks a feeling of connection;

Look we are all a bit tired and the days can wear us out!

But what we need in this world is some real passion and
not this Hollywood style love and sex.

I asked my husband this morning what does a kiss from me say to him!

he said that it tells me your thinking about me!
That you love me!
That you want to show me that I matter to you!
That I feel passion towards him!

Why do wives stop kissing their husbands?
Well for one because we get in our heads that it will give them a signal;
That says; Lets __________!

So then we get programmed to not kiss them passionately or with 
at least a spark!!

So we then become the problem...

A kiss filled with some passion or spark or a bit of adventure;
Can be added with the smile or phrase that says later honey!

We may not be a hormone laced kid;
But rather a deep love of affection and physical connection!

Hollywoods warped demonstration of affection.
 And our lives that are way too busy can rob one's romance!

Holding hands and smooching are for mature and young marriages!

Let's not become dried up old prunes!

I remember well this couple that lived into their nineties;

 And this is "their story"
 Every time this couple kissed he would tell her this!
(Oh Honey You Can Do Better Than That!)
And she would giggle and give him another smooch!

I told this story at this dear mans funeral, because his wife went before him.
So the moral of the story is this!
"We are never too old to give our spouses a good kiss"

Be love birds till you die...

As I was writing this post two Doves came and perched on my window!
As if they were saying we are still together and we do things together.
And we still show are affections to each other daily!


Be Two Turtle Doves;
Be A French Hen!
And honor your two gold wedding rings...
"I Do"

So give your Husband the gift of more kissing!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Beautiful Skin No 7 Product Review...

 
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No 7 Product for beautiful skin...

I brought home for myself a new product I decided to try!
It is called No 7 and it has a full line of a complete skin care treatment.

I usually purchase Estee Lauder skin care products,
But my Dillards did not have my Daywear dry skin face cream in stock;
So I decided to go to our Walgreens and I found this product!
I have seen it at our Target store, but I have not shopped there very often,

For the reasons that they do not carry my brands of clothing or designs I like.

But I must say the Drug stores such as Walgreens have come a long way baby!

I will give it a week or so and see if it makes my skin break out or if it  does not
add the moisture level I require to make my skin feel plump and soft!

I paid eighteen dollars for a gift box set that had both the day and night cream
in the full size jars, not a mini size.
And I also got a sample size cleanser that you apply to your face and wipe it off
with a small cotton square.
And it also had a sample size facial mask for a once a week application,
I think the trial size will be enough for at least 2 weeks.

This gift box would really make a nice gift!

Have any of you ladies tried this product?
This is my own personal review and I just want some feedback!



What are some of the things that you do that make you feel beautiful?
I know when my attitude is in line with the heart of God,
And I allow kindness to reign and not my selfish little girl attitude.

Being beautiful on the outside is nice and can be useful;
But a gentle, kind spirit is worth so much more!




Blessings to you all...
Hugs, Roxy








Thursday, November 24, 2016

When You Think You Can't Eat Another Bite, Think Again...


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Sometimes I am almost sure I have two stomachs;
One for the good for you foods;
Meat and potato's and of course your veggies.


But pie is the best food group yet!

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Presenting my Cherry Tart I made in my new tart pan!
I made the crust with a G/F flour mix,
But you can use any pastry dough recipe you like.
I used a cream cheese filling with fresh eggs and an almond flavoring.
I used a can of sweet cherries with a rich syrup.

I will serve it nice and cold and if anyone wants a dollop of whip cream,
"I say the more the merrier"



My personal preference is apple pie or a cherry tart, but at this time of year;

We must have Pumpkin Pie...


We need pie for all our Thanks Gathering Day!




I want to share with you all how much I have learned in my own little kitchen...

I know you have all heard the little secret of what ingredient makes any
Recipe tastes delicious!

Well, it is true...

When you take anything you are preparing for a meal or a dessert, and
Consciously enjoy measuring and stirring and adding each spice or flavoring,
You enjoy this part of creating something that has true substance.

I believe that is why it is not just the choice of foods being served;
But rather how they are handled and appreciated.

It is like a fine wine it is presented as having a personality;
Full bodied and sweet or a full bouquet of an aroma!
Spicy or dry, crisp and fruity.
Balanced, bold and buttery,
Nutty and rich...

Well, that is what we should be preparing in our kitchens!
Now we must add the most important ingredient.

Add the love...

I have made many, many meals in all my years of being a homemaker.
And if I have a bad attitude or just not appreciative of all that
I have been given, or allow my foods to go to waste.
It shows up in my meals that come from the kitchen, but not my heart!

So always make the time to enjoy the preparation and even the clean up!
Thank God you have a kitchen and food to prepare and loved ones to serve.


Blessings, Living From Glory To Glory















Monday, November 21, 2016

Little Is Much If God Is In It...


When my heart is full and overflowing with gratitude...

Sometimes we can get so busy and occupied that we can miss what is right in
front of our faces. We have so many blessings!

Firstly, we have the creation to show us that we have a creator!

We have family and friends!
We have fellowship of the brethren!

Gratitude is a choice and even if we have but a little we have much!

"Little is much if God is in it"

We can get stuck in the wrong way of thinking;
We are told that unless we do something big, we are but an unimportant person.
Some are fulfilled in their important jobs,
But we have all heard this statement;
Never have we heard a dying man say this;
"I wish I had worked more hours"

Doing what God has called you to do is a big thing!

This big thing may be rocking a wee little child in the middle of the night.
A big thing might be sewing on a loose button on a shirt or a winter coat.

A big thing might be speaking a word in season.
Encouragement is no small matter, dear ones!

A big thing might be showing hospitality to a stranger.

I am learning to do what I can in little ways;
A little here and a little there...

Please give your husband a big bear hug today!
Smile a really kind smile to someone who looks overwhelmed!
Bake a plate of cookies and give them to a neighbor!
Pray for those you see on the highway and the byways!

Blessings, Living From Glory To Glory








Thursday, November 17, 2016

How To Make An Easy Pumpkin Torte...


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Pumpkin Torte

For the Crust
1 package yellow cake mix 
"Take out of this reserve 1 cup for the crumble topping"
1/2 cup melted butter
1 egg



For the Filling
1- 15 oz can pumpkin
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
1/4 tsp ground clove
  (Or you can use A pumpkin spice mix)
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon


For the Topping
This will make a nice crumble use the
1 cup of reserved cake mix
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup  Sugar,  or Coconut Sugar or Organic Sugar
1/4 cup butter


Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease the bottom of a 9X13 pan.

For the crust
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the ingredients for the base or crust
This will be like a dough batter you can
Spread and press the batter into the prepared pan; Set aside.

For the filling
In another bowl, combine all of the filling ingredients and mix well.
Pour or spoon the pumpkin filling over the cake.

For the topping,
 Combine the first three topping ingredients.
Cut in the butter until crumbly.
Sprinkle the topping ingredients over the pumpkin filling.

Bake  for 45 min to 1 hour
  The filling needs to be firm.

Serve this cold and top with some fresh whip cream!

This will be your new fall favorite pumpkin desert!

This yummy pumpkin Torte is so good;
And really you can make it all year long.
I liked it because you just used a yellow cake mix for the crust!

I do believe you will enjoy this!!

Blessings, Roxy


Sunday, November 13, 2016

When You Are A Working Woman Outside The Home...


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When  You Are A Working Woman Outside The Home

As we are strong and capable and can do so many amazing things!
I have not always been a stay at home wife or mother;
I have seen and lived in both arenas!

So I write this blog post to those ladies that have chosen to work
or
Have had to for financial reasons
or
 Needed the stimulation of something to do to keep from being lonely.
(Widowed), Empty Nester)

I think we still need to extend grace and love to our sisters in Christ!

Some situations just make going back to work not even a choice!

I do not want to appear unloving;
So may I state this first of all;
If my family needed me to help supply financial help to
keep a roof over our heads or food on the table, or if
my husband was ill and could not work. 
I would do whatever
I had to do!!

Working outside the home is not some sin that makes us
Less christian or un-lady like...

I do believe it is a bit harder to keep from being
Exposed to the worldly things that do go on.

Being a working woman will require a greater burden on
your health and your home responsibilities!

This is where it will take some prayer and wisdom;
And to learn some routines and find some resources that will help you!

Make sure each day before leaving your sanctuary (Your Home) PRAY
Have a dinner menu planned for each day
(Use Your Crock Pot)

Work as few hours as possible!

Dress modestly...
(No Cleavage showing)

No going out to lunch with the opposite sex!

Do not expose your family life or husband's faults.

If you have children and still need childcare;
Please be very careful;
You must be sure that your children are well taken care of, so ask yourself;
Is it a safe place??

Make every precaution you can, to keep your home
the only place where your heart is!!

I will say that always keep in mind that our calling is to
Be homemakers and help - mates to our husbands.

If you must go back to work I pray it will be for only a season!
But if it is a career you went to school for, then keep in mind that maybe you
can work only part time!

I know that my life and marriage were always under so much more stress while I worked!
My quality of health was weaker and my home did not run as smoothly!

So may we all just do what needs to be done,
And work on some things to make working outside the home
either a short duration or only part time.



Blessings, Roxy

















Thursday, November 10, 2016

My Franciscan Rose Pattern Dinnerware...


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My Beautiful Rose Franciscan Pattern Dinnerare
And My Story...

My Rose Pattern dish's now have some very pretty green glasses to go with them!
When my Mother passed, I asked for her dish set because she and I had a love for
this lovely rose pattern for many years.

I remember as a child she only had the sugar bowl and creamer
And just two teacups with saucers.
She would use these two cups when a neighbor would stop in for a cup of coffee.
I do not think we do that anymore...

Years before my Mother died, she gave me the sugar bowl and creamer
For my 30th birthday!
I do not use them any longer as they are a bit cracked and very fragile.
So I leave them in my china hutch!




Let me tell you the story of how I happened to acquire a complete set
of this lovely Franciscan tableware!

Well, my older brother knew how much mother loved this pattern!
As I mentioned when my Mother did pass I did get 6 dinner plates and 6 bowls
 and that was what I had gotten from our Mother.

But I got a phone call from my brother and he asked all the other sisters if they
wanted some of those same rose pattern dinnerware.
They said no as it was not their style,
But they did say ask Roxy, she loves that stuff!!


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So when my brother went to an estate sale back east he saw these dishes!!
The man that had lived at this estate was a client of my brothers;
So when he asked about these dishes they told him he could have the entire set!
(Not sure of what he may have paid as I never asked)

But I will tell you this it was a huge amount of every size and everything imaginable.


The boxes just started coming to the house and they were huge!
The Fed Ex guy was like who sent you this??
I told him the story and he said boy you have one nice brother!
~And Yes, Yes I do~


It took my Daughter in love many hours to unpack the boxes!
We had so many the entire floor and table were covered in Roses...

I have so many dishes that I had to pack away many of them!
I kept out a table setting for twelve!

I use them as my daily dishware so I always think of my Mother!

I received serving bowls and serving platters, and casserole dishes.

I have two different styles of teapots...

But just recently we found some nice green glassware at Tuesday Mornings
(Love that place)

So I bought a stemware green glass and then a regular tall glass for tea and milk.

My cupboards are bursting with Roses!!
And it makes me smile and I count my blessings that my dear brother
gave me such a lavish gift!

You know I just had a thought or maybe it was a memory about how and
where my dear mother would have gotten the money to buy her
Cream and sugar set and her two coffee cups?

I believe it was probably with her little books filled with
S&H Green Stamps





~Thank You, Dear Big Brother~
Thank You Mom for giving me the love of Roses...


Do You Ladies remember a dish pattern your family used while growing up?

Blessings, From Glory To Glory

Monday, November 7, 2016

One Bad Apple Can Spoil The Whole Bushel...

 
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One Bad Apple Spoils The Whole Basket

Have you ever felt like a total stranger in your own skin?

Sometimes when I travel I feel so out of my element;
This not a totally bad thing as we all most learn to be more flexible.

Our routines can become such a comfort to us!
Yet we can become stiff with them also.

Well, my title today, says so much about us now days!
We live in a world where there are NO Absolutes
Everything is open to ones own interpretation...

So here is the problem;
One bad apple does spoil the whole basket of fruit if not removed quickly!

I think many of us have looked at the ways that our society has been moving.
We know something is wrong!
We may feel helpless as what we might be able to do about it!

But this is where I usually go back to my secured refuge of home!
By staying home and keeping my own home running smoothly.

We all have a chance to make a difference!

Make some changes within your home!
Encourage a friend with a timely word!
Get rid of the negative media and so called opinionated people,
That causes your blood pressure to rise.

We all have that one person or situation that seems like it
has become the thorn in our sides.

Allow it to be used to refine yourself as the Lord leads.
But say enough when it gets out of control and start stinking!

I have seen many people shipped wrecked over a bad apple.
Use wisdom dear ones!!

Do not allow someone else dictate your joy or position in life!

Take control and give it to God!

We are all living from glory to glory...



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

How I Make Fresh Pico De Gallo...


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This is an all time favorite for my family. But for myself also!
I love this fresh form of a salsa on my scrambled eggs and of course
Corn Tortilla chips are a must to eat with this fresh salsa.

I think making your homemade fresh salsa can be very frugal;
Look for the tomatoes when on sale.
Onions are super cheap
A couple of jalapenos cost next to nothing!

Here are the hot jalapenos!!
They are such a wonderful addition to make a dish pop!
I usually cut extra each time and freeze some for another side dish or for more salsa!

Ladies you must wear a rubber glove when you dice these little hot babies!

When cutting the jalapenos and the onions you need to dice them very fine!
I have had them in all sizes, but I think the smaller size makes a better blend!


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I like to use a sweet onion!



Fresh garlic cloves are the key in my opinion!
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You can use as many tomatoes that you want as this is the
Portion to give it body and quantity!
If you're a large family use enough tomatoes to make a quart jar!
If it is just two of you make a pint size jar filled.

You can use Roma tomatoes or vine ripened ones
(I have even used canned diced ones in a pinch)
~Do Not Tell Anyone~



Pico De Gallo

Fresh diced tomatoes
1 medium onion
3 to 4 Jalapenos, diced tiny
(Use rubber gloves)
3 to 4 cloves of fresh garlic
A dash of sea salt
A splash of lime juice or lemon.
Mix well

Put into a glass jar and refrigerate.
This will last for at least a week,
If it last that long!

Serve with love...





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