Top 10 Chinese Dishes

    I am all about shopping in the Ethnic section of our local grocery store, that is where I discovered fish sauce and rice noodles, which totally rocked my world.  And boy, was I ever excited to find these:   … Continue reading

XES: Why Church Girls Tend To Get It Backwards

   You all I am SOOO excited to share this with you today.  I have been very bold in talking about Sex God’s Way on this blog, and my blogger friend, Joy, over at Simply Bloom has a similar passion for … Continue reading

Painting Party

  This weekend, the girls in Destiny’s 5th grade class got to have a Painting Party!  We have the most DARLING Studio downtown now.  You can have a birthday party there, a wine & paint party for Mom’s, or just come and rub shoulders with other artists and work on a project or two.

  This particular gathering was for a rather sad purpose, one of the 9 girls in their grade is moving away.  We wanted Cassie to have a special last memory with her friends, so this was the perfect scenario, especially since she was going to leave with not only her owl painting, but a painted canvas full of notes from her friends.

paint party 1  Cassie is the one in the coral shirt.paint party 4paint party 2

  From the get go everyone was giggling and having fun….even the Moms over on the couch area. 

  To start, the girls were to choose 5 colors, plus white for their owl picture. It was cool to see all the different color combos come out, per each girls personality.paint party 3paint party 5paint party 8paint party 6  Miss Lacey, the instructor, talked them through the Owl Painting, step-by-step.   She said the girls did WONDERFULLY, as this is an extra hard painting for their age group.paint party 10paint party 9  They spent 2 hours on these paintings before we got to the final touches.  Ivy is showing below, that clearly standing on your chair gives you that oomph you need to finish up.

paint party 11   And apparently Destiny decided whipping her hair through her paint plate would be an add artistic flare to her hair do? It’s still not out after 2 washings, thankyouverymuch.  At least its kinda pretty?!

Here is the signed canvas:
Such a perfect gift for Cassie to hang in her new room in her new home!paint party 12

  The final product and tired, but happy girls!paint party 13

  If you are looking for a unique place for a Mom’s Night Out, Sunday School Class party for a couples His & Hers paintings, or a special kiddos Birthday Party, this Studio is the place for you! 

  If you are local, and would like more information from me, feel free to drop me a note on facebook and I can give you some specifics.

  Hugs, T


Mini German Pancakes

  If you love Funnel Cakes, then you are going to LOVE these Mini German Pancakes.  They are chewy and soft and delicious, and look like you slaved for hours in the kitchen. In truth, the prep time was less than 10 minutes!!!!!

And, how darling would these be for a Bridal Shower Brunch????

  I made these adorable little Pancakes with some fresh stone ground wheat, using our Wonder Grain Mill.  It grinds the BEST, softest whole wheat flour I have ever used.  And you can’t beat the taste! I think I was born in the wrong era, I want to live in the good ol’ days of living off the land, because fresher is WAY better! 

Mini German Pancakes

Mini German Pancakes

  Come on over to Wonder Mill’s website, Grain Mill Wagon, I am sharing this recipe over there today!  You won’t want to miss it.

  If you want to buy your own Wonder Mill, shop here.

Hugs, T

Philly BBQ Ranch Dip

  This is one of my FAVORITE Sunday night snack suppers and will be perfect for any occasion! 

Smoky BBQ creamy cheesed chicken, meets crisp bacon and colorful pepper pieces in this amazing hot dip..

Philly BBQ Ranch Dip

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Philly BBQ Ranch Dip (2)


  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 6 Tablespoons Real Bacon Bits
  • 2 Tablespoons Ranch Dressing
  • 1 dash Garlic Powder
  • BBQ Seasoning To Taste
  • 1 whole Chicken Breast, Cooked With Salt And Pepper, Then Chopped
  • ¼ cups BBQ Sauce
  • ½ cups Shredded Cheese
  • ¼ cups Chopped Peppers, Red Or Orange
  • 2 Tablespoons Green Onion

Preparation Instructions

Soften cream cheese, stir in bacon, ranch and seasonings. Spread in the bottom of a small baking dish (I used the mini oval baker from Pampered Chef).

Add chopped chicken, BBQ sauce and a layer of cheese.

Before baking, top with veggies. Heat at 350F until warm, about 20 minutes. Serve with Wheat Thins and Ritz.

You are going to LOVE it!


Philly BBQ Ranch Dip collage