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Gratitude - making it count {february 22nd}

  188  | lunch and shopping with my mom
  189  | soft and comfortable clothing
  190  | make-up for those days I wanted a pop of color
  191  | my calendar
  192  | homeschool curriculum (sooo much to choose from)
  193  | spinach salads
  194  | seeing a rainbow
  195  | chopsticks
  196  | painting with my girls
  197  | online classes
  198  | happy mail
  199  | a good night's sleep
  200  | a parking space in a busy lot
  201  | a day of magic through my daughters' eyes

"...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of the God in Christ Jesus for you."

1 Thessalonians 5:18

52 lists {8} - Your Spring Bucket List

List #8 - List your Spring Bucket List

>>coming soon<<  I'm a little behind due to several days of cluster migraines, but I will get my list added here shortly.

CHALLENGE:  Share a post where you complete a task off this bucket list.

I hope that you will join me!

  • Write your list (must be family friendly)
  • Grab the graphic
  • Publish your post and copy the direct link
  • Come back here and link up each week on Monday!
  • Please try to visit other 52 list friends and encourage one another.

Next week's topic: list the places you want to go

Love is Sweet - Pretzel Treats

A little bit of salty pretzel, a kiss of chocolate, and cute messages of love to make an easy snack!


  • 1 - 9.5oz bag M&M's (pink, white & red) - I found "conversation" M&M's!
  • 1 bag of Square Pretzels - I used Snyder's of Hanover - non GMO
  • 1 - 11oz bag of Hershey Kisses 

DIRECTIONS:   (Preheat oven to 195°F.)

  1. On a cookie sheet, place a single layer of the square pretzels.
  2. Unwrap the Hershey Kisses and place 1 on each pretzel (flat side down).
  3. Bake in oven for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, and while still hot, press an M&M into the chocolate.
  5. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  6. ENJOY!!

Sweet Candy Science


We don't usually have too many candies and sweets in our home, but as a surprise, I decided to have a day of SWEET LOVE for the girls. Candy Science was a big hit and it was truly enjoyed!

Question:  What happens when you mix Skittles and Water?
Hypothesis:  You have a sweet snack!
Experiment:  Make a design with your Skittles and pour warm water in the middle of design until it reaches the candy.
Conclusion:  You have FUN and then enjoy the sweet snack!

There was a lot of candy experiments!   I played with them and took to heart a "model the joy" philosophy beside my girls.  The discovery of bleeding colors, patterns, designs, and looking for shapes to unfold was exciting to watch.  We had to wait for the water to dissolve the color coating and this gave me the opportunity to add in another lesson that

Love is patient! 

Click HERE to see a lot of really neat Skittles designs on Pinterest!

Handful of love - S'mores Snack

A fun, super easy snack to throw together!

  • 1 - 10oz  box Teddy Grahams
  • 1 - 10oz  bag Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1 - 9.5oz bag M&M's (pink, white & red)

  1.  Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2.  Serve with LOVE!

Love is unexpected, filled with patience and kindness.  Love is forgiving and sacrificial.  Love never fails.  Love trusts.  Love is the pardon for all our shortcomings.  Love is hope in the darkness.

May we love one another as we have been loved!

"This is my commandment, that you love one another,

 as I have loved you."  John 15:12

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