What a difference we could make if we offer grace and extend gratitude not only today, but everyday…
Have a very blessed Thanksgiving.
`1.) Basketball. Can’t beat it. It’s in full swing for all four kids. Thankfully half of our kids play on the same team and it will be that way for 3 years. How sweet is that?
And finally we took advantage of last year’s Christmas gift and got Landon some personalized basketball shoes. They are supposed to arrive December 22nd. What I wouldn’t give for him to forget about them so I could wrap them up and put them underneath the tree for him this Christmas. Think that will work?
2.) The tribe surrounding my girls continues to bless them weekly. Last week, it was supporting all three of them at the musical The Music Man. Speaking of musicals, I loved it. If I could watch a musical every weekend for the rest of my life, I would be ok with that.
3.) My house is ready. Bring it on. Love the comfort, sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas.
4.) Nothing quite as satisfying as having your dinner cooking away first thing in the morning. And this crock pot? I am in love with this appliance. I polish it. I’m not kidding. It is a workhorse in my kitchen and will continue to be through these winter months.
s5.) So these Mary & Martha square cups have been a favorite ever since they were first introduced this fall. But I had never baked in them. Until this week. They are PERFECT for cornbread muffins. And I have the PERFECT cornbread recipe. It’s one of those recipes that I have in my head and my “go to” for cornbread. It’s about 30% cornbread and 70% pure dessert. And all you need is a yellow cake mix, jiffy cornbread mixes, eggs, oil, water and the Mary & Martha square baking cups. I am linking this recipe to the Weekend Potluck because it’s just a great basic recipe.
Yellow Cake Mix
2 Jiffy Cornbread Mixes
1 cup water
2/3 cup milk
4 TBSP vegetable oil
Mix all together until just combined. Fill your Mary & Martha square baking cups 2/3 full. Place cups directly on baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 22-25 minutes or until middle of muffin cup is set.
Serve with butter, honey, or white corn syrup. But honestly, they are good and perfectly sweet just on their own!
6.) Mary & Martha has been a favorite this month for me and my hostesses. The lanterns have been so much fun to decorate for fall and now Christmas. And I can’t even tell you how much I LOVE to see this come across my facebook page…
You can’t beat that testimony.
***Linking up with Andrea and friends!!
Isn’t it great when a super deal comes along? We are excited for our FLASH SALE that begins TODAY at 10:00 am CST.
What are the things YOU are celebrating in your life right now? Besides Christmas cards and pictures soon to be coming your way, what are other ways you can use this Celebrate Cardholder?
Check out this darling idea displayed at a baby shower…
And my all time favorite way is to use as a blessing for teachers as a class gift—each student writing a note of appreciation. How cute is that?! Sunday school teachers, coaches, a coworker’s promotion, the possibilities are endless!!
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