Hey yall!

I have 2 announcements for you today.

#1 My blog is going to be having surgery soon to get a face lift!
So...you may see a few  changes over the next couple of weeks.
My blog is quite young so we decided to give it a more "adult" feel, if you know what i mean.
So please bare with me as I figure things out.

#2  I will be a little absent as of today because I have alot of preperation for college so I will be very busy for the next few weeks.

Have a great day and talk to you in the new year!

I think Christmas is here.


Every time we have our annual church Christmas party,it signals to me that Christmas is finally here.
In fact we came up with some pretty cool and creative ideas.

My favorite was a hot cocoa station.
Since our church is small we put the cocoa station on the table with the desserts.
 This is the one I made.

We also sang carols!
Yummy food!we had some fun games like the giant candy silo phone ball game, two handed gift wrappers(2 people wrapping a preasent together)
Any way that's that.
Did y'all have a fun party?
I'd love to see you pics on Instagram: tag me: @nan_nicole_1997


Word Wednesday!

Now I know this is not a Christian quote but I think it should apply to our lives.
Christmas isn't electronics, ugly sweaters, stocking stuffers you won't even use, or even a Christmas tree.
It doesn't come from Macys,Sears, or Bestbuy.
It comes from a manger, a little city, and a stable. It comes from a Father who sent his son to us.

Have a lovely Chrostmas and I'll talk to you soon!


Oops I missed word Wednesday;(


Sorry gals I forgot my word Wednesday;(
This week has been busy, busy, busy!
We had our church Christmas party and we felt the need to bake 7 billion things, Friday I had mouth surgery for an implant( I'll post the story and all that gruesome stuff soon)
Our main computer is also at the repair shop, so we only have 1 laptop in our family and we plug it up to our tv and watch stuff through it so it isn't always available.
Whew! So much stuff!
Anyhoo here is my quote for y'all today;)


Unless you have recieved Jesus into your heart, you can't understand Christmas.
If you don't already know Jesus personally then why not do it now.
Jesus is Gods son and He loves you no matter how poor you are, or what you've done you are still a creation of God.
But... You're only a child of God when you receive Him into your heart.

To receive Gods precious gift of Salvation you must understand some things:

#1. You must realize that you are a sinner:

 Romans 3:10 (KJV)

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3:23 (KJV)

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;


#2 , you must know that because of sin there must be a price paid:

Romans 6:23 (KJV)

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


#3. This price can be paid by you with an eternity in Hell, or you can accept the price that Jesus paid for your sin:

Romans 5:8 (KJV)

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.


#4. To accept Jesus’ payment for your sin simply call on His name and ask Him to forgive your sins and save you:

Romans 10:9-13 (KJV)

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. [10] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. [11] For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. [12] For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. [13] For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.


#5. If you are ready to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, take time right now to pray, confessing your sin and asking Him to come into your heart and save you.


When you accept Jesus, He is faithful to do what He said He would - He forgives you and saves you. 

1 John 5:13 (KJV)

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

(Disclaimer: I could write the plan of Salvation out by myself but I used my iphone for this post and I had a previous engagement so I took this plan off of http://emeusbaptistchurch.com/html/romans_road_to_salvation.html )


Christmas is not about the gift you receive now or will next year, but about the 2 gifts you recieved so long ago.

The gift of Jesus.

And the Gift of Salvation.

Have a wonderful day and I'll try to post another quote this Wednesday.

Word Wednesday!


Hey ya'll!
Welcome to the first ever Word Wednesday.
Every Wednesday I will give you a new quote from one of the many Christian heroes.
Until Christmas Word Wednesday will be Christmas.:)

So here is today's quote, It is from the mouth of Charles Spurgeon.

This quote touched me.
The words are deep yet easy enough to understand.
Christ was the Almighty one!
He was the King of Kings!
Yet, He lived like a ordinary person.

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From Thanksgiving to Christmas!


So I hope you all had a very nice thankful Thanksgiving!
I certainly did.
We had 2 missionary helpers over to celebrate Gods blessings the day after since we have church on Thanksgiving day.
The man with the bunny ears is the incomparable Sam Ward, and the kind miss on the left is the sweet and talented Melissa Houston. Check her out!

Many delicious pies were made for the celebration:
At the end(right)is a walnut pie made by me, it was made because pecans are so expensive!
Then following it is a Low-Stinkin' Carb Pumpkin cheese cake made by my mommy!
Then a not low carb peanut butter pie. (me)
Then I had made some banana bread the day before and I laid that out along with homemade apple butter(mommy)

And the feast was pretty amazing too!

Well after the day was through my mom and me were naturally tired from all the cooking and the cleaning so we waited until today to set things up and sadly I don't have pics of our house and its decorations but I do have my rooms decor!
I have never decorated my room for Christmas because, well I don't really know why.

 But this year I went as far as setting up a 6 FT tree!
SO here's a picture of the tree when it was finished.
I had rainbow lights, tincil, ribbons and beads to add  to my Christmas Creation ;D
I snapped a picture of it in the dark so you could see how pretty it is.

I have a collection of Snow globes from the different places I have visited.
This one however did not come from my travels. it came from the Homegoods store!
It has engraved pictures from Paris on all sides and it is a silver-ish material.

Any who I found way to use them,
and here,
And I used some garland as well
I loved ^ this Idea i used a music box and a Snow globe to hold it up:D
I also used garland to decorate my bed and add another level of Christmasy 
And of course I had to add some tencil!
That is it for this post.
My pictures didn't turn out the best but, hey I tried.

Thanks for stopping by!

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What does Thanksgiving mean to you?


When I was a kid I remember Thanksgiving being an important holiday.
People would make cute little Thanksgiving crafts.

That involved a turkey,pilgrims, Indians or more importantly, God.
A family would sit around the table and talk about what things God has given them that they are thankful for.
It used to be a day of gratefulness and thankfulness for what you have.

We used to take it in as a special day and not just a day of tv and food.

Now, I'm not against Football and Charlie brown and Food; but what ever happened to football later and Thanksgiving first????
I know it's a tradition but wasn't thankfulness a tradition before football was???

The pilgrims didn't watch football that day so long ago.

They thanked God for the plentiful harvest!
They thanked God for the new friends they were sent.

And for the new land!

When did we stop saying hour long prayers of thanks?
I don't know.

I remember a time barley, since Thankfulness went out of style when i was a little girl, when People would do silly little things like toss a piece of corn in a basket, say something they were thankful for and pass the basket around; or take ti
me to teach their child thankfulness.

I don't have children, a beau, or any prospects, but if i had a child I'd spend every moment teaching them to be thankful.

Recently I have been seeing pictures on Social media of People putting up Christmas trees and getting ready for Christmas, and there's nothing wrong with that, but why have people skipped over Thanksgiving?

Why have people forgotten to pray?

Well I don't know, but I intend to Thank God for all He has given me.

1. Jesus Christ!
2. My Family
3. My clothes, house, food
4. My Friends
5. My Bible.

What are you Thankful for?

Print out these pages (1 for each guest.) and have each guest fill out what they are most thankful for and put their name at the top.
Put them in a basket and shake the
(folded) card around until mixed.
Pass the basket around and let each guest take 1, read the name of the guest and then what they are Thankful for.

Be Thankful, because you don't know when God will take away something close to you.

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8 Stocking stuffers for the Her!!! $15 or less


Sometimes picking out a stocking stuffer can be difficult.
Year after year the same old stuffers and then suddenly you read this post and you find 8 new gift stuffer thingys for your mom,girlfriend, sister or daughter.
1.Mini Makeup brushes!

I found these on Walmart's page and they are so cute!
I think that any beauty lover would love to have these! hint hint:)

2. Mini curling iron!
Conair TS63R Ceramic Mini Curling Iron
Oh my goodness!
I'm over whelmed by adorableness!
Any girl  would love this!!!!!

Maybelline® Baby Lips® Crystal Lip Balm - 0.15 oz quick info
This may seem like an ordinary typical stuffer.
Well it's not!
Maybelline has a ton of chapsticks known as Baby lips and these are the coolest tinted sticks around.
I'm sure she'll love to find one, if not all, in her stocking!!!! (another hint hint)

4.Mini gloss set
A mini lip gloss set will go a long way to pleasing her!
I mean...Look how cute they are!

5. A cute pair of earrings!
Rhinestone Cluster Hoop Earrings
A pair of earrings.
Small cute and if you get them at Shopmissa.com you can get them for just 1 dollar.
And just because I like you I'll let you in on a little secret....every thing on the site is $1!
Yes 1 buck!

6.Christmas socks!

A must have stuffer!
I mean who doesn't want a cute pair of Christmas socks!

7.Bath bombs

Make the Holiday fun with these Awesome bombs!

8.Stylish earbuds!

Every one needs a good pair of earbuds and what better than a pair of unicorn earbuds?!

I hop this list helped you decide on the perfect stuffer!
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5 Gift's for the Man geek! and let me say these will be very.....random...


1. Ultra violet and infrared Flashlights!

Impress the man in your life with these 63.99 dollar flashlights!
A small price to pay for love!

2. Mechanical hand kit bwahahaha
Simple And Fun DIY Kit
Guys love to mess around with geeky stuff!
So get them their own impressive mechanical hand making kit!

3.Build your own catapult

Yes i did.

4. Magnetic balls

These balls have magnets in side of them guaranteed to keep your geek busy for hours.

5.Jumper bot.

Yet another way to keep guys occupied! hahahaha

I enjoyed finding all of these awesome gift
i hope you enjoy shopping.
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Friday Favs

If you want to participate in this awesome blog hop head over to Living to tell the story

Basically what this is, is a way to show your favorite things of the week!
Now if you want to join in this awesome Friday faves go over to the link above and  Susanne will tell you what to do.

So here we Go!

1. My mom and dad!
My mom has been a constant blessing to me, always training me and guiding me to be the lady God wants me to be and the wife i will need to be one day.

My daddy has been my king until my prince comes and he is awesome!
God has blessed me with two very godly parents who have passed their standards and faith down to us kids.
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2. The trip we took to Hungary
This Monday our family was blessed being able to  Hungary for some frugal shopping and, the reason i'm
Happy about that is because I got some awesome things (food :) that we can't get here.

3. Nutella!
I can't begin to express how much nutella means to me especially this week!

4. Faithful people
This week Kresho, one of our Gypsy men stood up and recited 2 Timothy 2:1-7!
This man can barely read and yet he recited a verse.
Praise God for who will hopefully be the first gypsy preacher in Croatia.

5. My Bible!
My Bible has been a guide to me especially this week.
God has showed me so many things that are new this week it's unreal!

So there you have My Friday favs!
Don't forget to check out Susanne's post!

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3min 3ing puppy chow!


So my all time favorite sweet treat is Puppy chow!
But sometimes I want that sugary, chocolatey fix fast and just enough for me.
So today I decided to make a recipe for puppy chow that can be done under 3 minutes.
Let's begin!
1/2 c cinnamon swirl cereal
1 1/2 tbsp melted Nutella
1/8 c. Powdered sugar

In a Baggie Shake the Nutella and cereal together!
Then In a separate bag shake the chocolate cereal and the powder sugar until the cereal is Snow White.
Place in a bowel or cup and enjoy!

Top 10 candy projects for winter.


I have always wanted to  make homemade candies!
And frankly I have been intimidated by it.
So i searched the internet for the top 10 candy recipes.

#1. Homemade Caramels!
I got this recipe here.
it has no brown sugar which I like.

#2. Homemade peanut brittle!
These look so good..it's crazy!
I can't wait to try this recipe here.

#3. Marshmallows! (you have got to be kidding me!)
Homemade Marshmallows
Alton Brown you have done it again!
And let me say just...WOW! HERE.

#4. Peppermint patties!(I can't breathe!)
Peppermint Patties recipe
Do these look amazing or is it just me?

#5. Candy canes? Why yes candy canes.
homemade candy canes
Where i live I can't hardly find these.
Time to roll up my sleeves and use this recipe here

#6. Homemade Cranberry Bark.

3 ingredient bark? SHUT UP! and look here

#7. pumpkin Reese's!
Pumpkin Pie Reeses Peanut Butter Cups!

Here is one mean and easy looking recipe! Spice up the holidays!

 #8. Fudge :)
Cherries and Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Here it is.

#9. Puppy chow.

Christmas isn't Christmas without Puppy Ch-ow! here

#10 Candied Apples!

here is my final recipe for you.
if you decide to give one of these a try lease let me know!
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