Thursday, May 31, 2012

Home Run The Movie

Have you heard of the movie Home Run
It's about a baseball player who struggles with alcohol addiction and gets help through a Christ centered program called Celebrate Recovery. Watch this video for more info:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Southwestern Chopped Salad

I made a modified version of this recipe for dinner tonight and it was really good! Here it is:

Southwestern Chopped Salad

3 c. chopped lettuce
1 c. chopped, cooked chicken
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 can corn, rinsed
1/4 c. shredded cheese
1 bunch green onions, chopped

1/4 c. miracle whip
3-4 packets taco bell sauce
1 tsp dried cilantro

1. mix miracle whip, taco sauce, and cilantro in small dish
2. in a large bowl, toss all other ingredients
3. pour dressing over and toss

Avocados and pico de gallo would be wonderful in this as well!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Breakfast Pizza

I plan on eating this in the morning! Yum!

Breakfast Pizza

precooked pizza crust
1/2 dozen eggs
3-4 tbsp milk
shredded cheese
diced ham
green onions
precooked sausage

1. scramble eggs and milk over medium heat
 2. cook eggs until set, but still somewhat runny
 3. spread on pizza crust
 4. add shredded cheese and toppings
 5. bake per crust instructions

Video: A Mother's Love for Her Precious Baby Boy

Watch this very moving video of a mother and her little boy who was born with special needs. Makes me think twice about judging others!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Afternoon..

I went to pull weeds and I found these beauties.
Then this little girl started begging for my attention.
And this sweet boy told me it was time for a nap.

life rearranged

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thoughts on Romans 12:12

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and be constant in prayer"
-Romans 12:12

I love this passage because no matter what we may be going through we can always rejoice in the hope of God's promises! There is always hope! The passage also tells us to be patient in our tribulations. This is so very hard, but having hope that God will take care of us makes being patient a bit easier, right? I can't imagine going through the trials of this life without hope. It's still so hard to be patient in tough times, but the end of the passage gives us insight into how to achieve this: through prayer! We're to be constantly communicating with God about our trials and asking him for the patience to endure them. Wow, I know I need to work on doing this when times get tough, what about you?

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Instagram Love

Okay, so I have to know…

who's on instagram?!?

I just started using it and it's too fun!!

I've been doing the Photo A Day May Challenge…

day 14: grass

day 15: love

day 3: something you wore today

It's not too late to download the app and join in on the fun! 
Follow me @honeybeegrace or leave your username in the comments.
I'd love to look at your photos! :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Walker is Two Months Old!

My sweet baby is two months old today! I can't believe how much he's grown. He weighs around 13.5 pounds now! We go for his two month appointment next week so we'll get the official weigh in then, but it makes me happy to know that he's gaining so well! It can be nerve racking for a first time nursing mom because you really don't know how much your baby is eating, but apparently he's getting enough.

We switched to size 2 diapers around week five and he's still wearing 0-3 month clothes, but they're starting to get a little tight around the belly and kinda short so we'll be moving up to 3-6 months soon.

He still sleeps through the night. I wake him up sometime between five and six to eat so he gets enough feedings in a day. Naps haven't been so great for us this month. He went through a growth spurt or something around six weeks and he hasn't napped the same since! I gave up trying to get him to nap in his crib so now I just put him in his swing, turn on his sound machine and hope for the best! :) 

He really is a good baby, except in the car. He does NOT like the car, but he loves his play mat and bouncy chair. He bats at his toys and is content starting at them for a pretty good amount of time. He also loves being outside. We eat dinner on the front porch a lot so that he stays content while we're eating. He's also started smiling and cooing more this month. We LOVE it when he smiles and "talks" to us!

He also got his first haircut his month! He had a wild and long patch of dark hair on the back of his head that drove me nuts! I finally convinced Mike to let me cut it and it looks soo much better! Especially since the rest of his hair is growing in blonde. 

Here's the "routine" that we're currently in:

8:00 am - Wake/Eat/Play
9:30 am - Nap
11:00 am - Wake/Eat/Play
12:30 pm - Nap
2:00 pm - Wake/Eat/Play
3:30 pm - Nap
5:00 pm - Wake/Eat/Play
6:30 pm - Nap
7:30 pm - Bath
8:00 pm - Eat/Sleep for the Night
5:00 am - Eat/Sleep

This looks great on paper, but it doesn't always work out and that's OK. All I can do is stick to it the best that I can and learn to be flexible when I need to be. I can't wait to see how he changes in the next few weeks!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Vintage Calendars in Shop

Check out the selection of vintage 1970s calendars
in my etsy shop:

And be sure to check out all the other amazing vintage finds at

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Strawberry Jam

My husband and I made strawberry jam on Monday. He was off work for our two year anniversary and I was glad for the extra help. Actually, he did most of the work since I had to stop and feed Walker and run to the store for more sugar and pectin. I love my husband! Anyway, we used the recipe from the Ball Blue Book and it is so delicious! It doesn't even compare to store bought jam.
We ended up tripling the recipe because we had so many strawberries. Basically all I did was get the berries ready and my husband did the rest.
We ended up with seven pints and two quarts. We gave a lot of it to our family because that's a lot of jam! But we kept plenty for ourselves. :)

I've been wanting to start canning for the last couple years, but things haven't worked out for me. I'm so glad I finally got to try it out! I plan on canning blackberry jam, blueberry jam, pickles, dilly beans, tomato sauce, and pear butter this year. We'll see how much actually gets done. 

**I just read that your not suppose to double or triple your jam recipes because it won't set right. We tripled it and it set perfectly fine. Has anyone else heard this?

What are your canning goals for the year?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

In the Garden

We went to a u pick farm today and picked 6 quarts of strawberries. Actually, my husband picked them  in the rain while I kept Walker undercover and talked to the lady who was working. I'm sure that's how he wanted to spend his Sunday afternoon! Anyway, I'm gonna make some strawberry jam soon. I'm pumped! I've never officially canned anything so we will see how it goes.
 Also, we just planted our second raised bed full of tomatoes, peppers, okra, and sweet potatoes. My tomato plants ended up dying so we had to use store bought plants this year.
 Our corn and potatoes are still looking good. We may have planted the potatoes a little too close. We shall see. Also, I had a bad problem with ants and aphids last year eating my corn. I read you can sprinkle maltomeal or instant grits around and the ants will eat it and it will expand and kill them. Hopefully it will work because I want some sweet corn!

How is your garden coming along?

Kentucky Derby Pie

I made this pie yesterday in honor of the Kentucky Derby and it was delicious! It basically tastes like a big chocolate chip cookie. I like the recipe because it's simple with few ingredients. This could become an annual tradition. Don't forget to wear your wide brimmed hat while baking! Enjoy!

Kentucky Derby Pie

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
1 unbaked pie crust

1. Preheat oven to 325
2. Mix sugar and flour
3. Add eggs and butter blending well
4. Add pecans, chocolate chips and vanilla
5. Pour mixture into pie crust
6. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

*I had to bake mine for over an hour

Comfy in the Kitchen

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