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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Haiti Mission Trip 2015- Matthew 25:40

I leave for Haiti in 15 days. I feel so excited but also anxious!!! We will be working to build another facility for homeless women and children. Last year we built a 3rd floor on an existing facility. 

These are some photos from last years trip:

These kids!! They have nothing but look how happy they are!! 

Yes, that is me in the very back!



 That smile!

 Caleb...he stole my heart


They love to get photographed! 


Those eyes.

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Matthew 25:40




 Above is the quote I used when I returned from my first mission trip. It altered me, for the better. 

I think about how they live in 12x12 apartments and I have a 4000 sq ft home. I remember shoe-less feet and I have so many pair. The children had no toys but still they had smiles. We drove or walked in areas of Cap Haitian that were so poor. Trash in the streets, children playing in or near these piles. You see things in the news and read or hear about how bad things are around the world but until you see it for yourself you will never 'get it'. I thought I understood. But, when I saw it first hand it made me realize just how spoiled I am. 

This year I raised money to take flip flops with me to pass out. I saw many shoe-less feet and many shoes in extremely poor condition.  So, I am excited to be able to pass these shoes out to the people who need them.

God has called us to be his hands and feet. I believe I get to do just that by serving in Haiti. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

New Years Facebook Cover Images



One thing I enjoy is graphic design. I am a novice but it is so much fun!

If you like any of these please feel free to use them!







Have a wonderful New Year! 
Make 2015 your best year yet!!


Friday, December 26, 2014

Getting Organized for 2015

I am in desperate need of organization! 
I declare 2015 the year I get organized!
I have Relay for Life, Extension Council, church, bloggin, junkin and then all the rest of the families activities. It sounds like a lot but with some organization it can be done!

{feel free to use this 2015 printable}

I had scoured Pinterst looking for some pages to help with this organizing. I was just about ready to try and create something on my own.  And then...I found this:


This was exactly what I was looking for. I LOVE the choice of one or two day spreads to organize your day! She has given you the option to just print the whole planner or print just the pages you need. I love her idea of having it all bound with a spiral binding. 

Best wishes for 2015!! 




Thursday, May 23, 2013

New blog!!

I have created a new blog called http://iowamamaof3cooks.blogspot.com/

I am only doing cooking related things on that blog. So, if you want to learn about recipes and kitchen how to's etc please follow me there!

Thanks

Renee

Sunday, October 21, 2012

How to fix your stainless steel cookie scoop

You know what I am talking about:

GRRR!! I hate when this happens!

So here is how to fix this:

Repair stainless steel scoop

1. Take a pair of pliers and bend the little keeper metal at the
bottom of the handle back just far enough so you can adjust the 
ratchet.
This is the piece at the very bottom that keeps the ratchet piece 
from coming out.

2. Then you move the ratchet piece (with the teeth) off of the 
ratchet wheel to the place where the medal swing inside the scoop is back 
into position.

3. Once there you have to bend the keeper back into place. You want 
to get it as snug as you can so that it doesn't come out of alignment again.





This was taken from the pampered chef question and answers. I am not brilliant enough to figure this out on my own!!!





Monday, April 2, 2012


Check out all the great ideas at the make it monday on Brassy Apple's page

T-shirt re-purpose

Here is the star of our show, $3 Minnie Mouse tee from Dollar General :)



Cut


I used a jersey knit for the braided straps. Cut three long strips.

Knot one end. Then tape it down on the table or counter.  Then tightly braid. Finish with another knot.

I sewed the braid on the front of the shirt like so:


{i am terrible about taking pics of my steps! sorry!!!}
What I did next was sew the braid criss crossed on the back so it looked like this:

I had to make some adjustments to the back seam so it was tight enough for her. 


Since I didn't do a good job of take pics for this one....please feel free to ask what I did!! :)