Frosty the Snowman Door Art

The house always seems a bit empty once the Christmas decorations are packed away for the New Year. Remember my Mr. Turkey door art back in November? Now is a great time for Frosty the Snowman door art to make an appearance. What you need red construction paper black construction paper orange construction paper green construction paper How to make Frosty the Snowman Door Art Make nine 4-inch circles out of black. Make two 6-inch circles out of black. The 4-inch {Read More}

About Hope Wingate

My name is Hope Wingate. I live in Hoschton, GA with my brilliant husband, Jonathan and two incredible children: Aaron who is 7 and Adaira who is 4. I am a very enthusiastic stay-at-home mom and homeschooler. My heart beats for encouraging young mothers and I enjoy lead teaching classes for my local homeschool co-op. In my spare time I enjoy: sewing, rubber stamping, reading and watching BBC shows on Netflix.

Game Day Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Game days hold nostalgic feelings for my husband. It was a big event in the Hughes house growing up, and he still enjoys celebrating a big game with food to this day. In our house, the sports seasons have recently begun and generally last all the way until March. Game day food is a fun way to keep the good times rolling throughout the fall, winter and spring! My husband’s favorite game day dish is buffalo sliders. You will love {Read More}

About Lacey Hughes

Lacey is a first generation pastor’s wife with a desire to share the joy of the Lord with those around her. She is the wife to Les Hughes III, senior pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Jayess, Mississippi. They have a two year old daughter and a son they welcomed December 2014. Lacey is a stay at home mom who loves building community with the people around her and encouraging women of all ages to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord.

How to Create a Caramel Apple Bar

For Thanksgiving or Christmas, setting up a caramel apple bar will be the hit of any gathering. It’s one of those interactive desserts your guests will be talking about for months! How to Create a Caramel Apple Bar  * Cut Apples into wedges then insert a skewer. You can use wooden or candy sticks. * Make caramel dip Caramel Dip Unwrap one bag of caramels and place in a microwaveable dish. 2 Tablespoons Evaporated milk 8 oz. cream cheese Place {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

I have one dessert that has been a tradition in my house for about the past three years. I wish I had found the idea when my boys were little, but it was just in time to make for my grandkiddos. Everyone enjoys them, no matter their age. The original recipe comes from Taste of Home. PILGRIM HAT COOKIES 1 cup vanilla frosting (I use store bought or homemade) 7 drops yellow food coloring 32 miniature peanut butter cups 1 package fudge-striped {Read More}

About Susan Rehberg

Susan and her husband John will celebrate their 38th anniversary in December. They have twin sons, two daughters-in-love, and 5 wonderful grandkiddos, ranging in age from 6 years to 4 weeks, and a cat named Shredder. Susan is a cancer survivor, award winning poet, photographer, and speaker. When she sits down to write, her heart pours out onto the page creating poetry, greeting cards, books, and bookmarks to feed the soul and encourage the spirit. Her photos capture the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. Through her poetry she seeks to encourage others to find all they need in the arms of Jesus Christ. You can read more of her poetry on her facebook page: www.facebook.com/thepoetofnotes

How to Confront Dark Images

I struggle in the month of October. There seems to always be a scary movie on television and many things around celebrating dark and evil things in the world.  As a believer I struggle to know how to meet these dark images in a way that honors God. Ephesians 6:10-12 says, “Last of all I want to remind you that your strength must come from the Lord’s mighty power within you. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

8 Meal Planning Shortcuts

As a mom, sometimes one of the most taxing things is coming to the evening and trying to decide what to cook for dinner.  Here are a few shortcuts you can take ahead of time to make meal time easier. 1. Make menus for the month or by the week. 2. Look for recipes where you can cook meat ahead and use in several different dishes.  Cook a hen and do dumplings, chicken casserole, and soup, for example:   Crockpot Chicken {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Tips to Cut Grocery Costs

With the price of groceries going up weekly it is difficult to find ways to cut the cost of eating.  Here are some suggestions that may help. ·      Check weekly grocery ads and take advantage of “specials.” ·      Buy in bulk when possible and use freezer and pantry space. ·      Buy one, get one free is a great way to stock up your pantry. ·      Plan your meals before you shop instead of in the store. ·      Make a list {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Chocolate Play Dough

A fun way to encourage learning is to use play dough–with the great scent of chocolate–to form letters or numbers.  Have older children create a fun picture or even reproduce a form that you’ve made.  It is also a great way to teach shapes.  Learning can be fun and the summer is a great time try some creative learning  techniques. Chocolate Play Dough 1 ¼ cups plain flour ½ cup cocoa ½ cup salt ½ Tablespoon cream of tartar 1 {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Flip-Flop Cupcakes

Inspired by yesterday’s post, Walking it Out, today I want to share a fun summer dessert, Flip-Flop Cupcakes. The kiddos will enjoy them and, let’s face it, the adults will too! You will need… Cupcakes (already frosted) Keebler Vienna Cookies Air Heads Xtremes sweet and sour candy (or another similar candy for the straps) Directions… Slip a knife between one cookie and the crème to separate.  These type cookies don’t pull apart neatly like an Oreo, so the knife helps {Read More}

About Kathy Hutto

Kathy Hutto is a wife, homeschooling mother, entrepreneur and author. You can visit her online at http://www.kathyhutto.wordpress.com.

Homemade Play Dough for Summer Fun

Are you looking for a fun cooking activity to do with your children?  How about making homemade play dough for summer fun?  Have the children help with the measuring of ingredients and stirring.  Let them add the color of their choice then work it through the dough and see how the color permeates the white dough until it becomes the color they have chosen.  A great spiritual lesson in this is to remind our children that when we turn our {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.