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Sunflowers

Every year my Mom’s sunflowers grow back. She loves to show off their beauty with everyone.

Yesterday she shared their beauty with me. I believe this is one of her favorite times of the year because her sunflowers are in full bloom. πŸ’›

With heartbreaking current events happening, I am happy she can step out into her yard and feel a sense of peace.

Just look at that! Sideways, left, right, backwards and looking at you straight in the face. Either way, there is no denying God’s awesome created beauty. 😍

Even the imperfections overflow with nature’s beauty.

~Planned Plot~

We all walk along through this journey of life. Do not be surprised when you see strife.

Know what is real and what is not. Think and don’t get caught up in someone’s planned plot.

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Regardless of what happens in life, I trust God and his plan. I hope you do too πŸ’“πŸ™

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Crockpot Chocolate Cake

Homestyle Goodness 😍

This is such a easy frugal recipe! Definitely, falls under the category of comfort foods.

This is how easy it is…

One box of cake mix and two boxes of instant pudding.

Get your ingredients ready…

Grease your crockpot (either way it is a bit messy). Begin with the two boxes of pudding (directions are on the box).

Put pudding in the bottom of the crockpot. Now, make the cake mix according to the box directions.

Place cake mix on top of pudding. Do not stir the pudding and cake mix together. Turn on high and it will take about 3 hours depending on your crockpot.

This is photos with the first serving taken out. The pudding on the bottom will be bubbling to the top when it is done. Also, you can feel the top of the cake or insert a butter knife to know that it is ready.

Remarkable aroma throughout your home as it is cooking/baking. If you have ever had a lava cake this tastes just like that.

This is under $5 without the ice cream added to it. I had mine without ice cream. Incredible when it is fresh and hot.

Caleb doesn’t eat cake without ice cream πŸ˜†. His was not so frugal.

I hope you get a chance to try this recipe. It is frugal but tastes expensive. If you like lava cake you will enjoy this.

Have a wonderful week ahead!πŸ™‚

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Current Events

Oklahoma State Capital Yesterday

Hundreds of Americans at the Oklahoma State Capital yesterday demanding no vaccine mandates. Yeah, I know, not current events! Share positive, share poetry or even nature photography! On a positive note my next Blog Post will be a easy frugal recipe filled with comfort πŸ™‚.

I Will ❀️
France yesterday (posted on Telegram)

The above video is France yesterday saying no to vaccine passports. It looks the same in Germany, Italy and “all” over the world. In Italy many that had gotten vaccine passports burned their passports in the public square and joined with the protesters.

Posted on Telegram

Maybe we are “slow” to catch on here in America. However, these European countries like France, Germany and Italy was in the middle of World War II. Their parents and grandparents lived through the Nazi takeover. Those people you see out in the streets all over Europe know what a life of “forced” mandates leads to.

Public Post

When I first seen the above post on Telegram yesterday I just laughed. I thought it was like satire from the BabylonBee site 🀣. Later, I learned this was shared Friday evening on MSM 😳. Really!?

No, we are a Country filled with Constitutional “freedoms”. We have every right to question and ask questions. That does not make us a terrorist! Americans have 1st Amendment Constitutional Rights!

We have really drifted off course!

Then, I learned about what was happening in Kabul, Afghanistan yesterday evening. Pray, pray! Prayer Warriors πŸ™. Pray that all get out of there with no loss of innocent life πŸ™. I broke down in tears. All I could think of was a Bengazi scenario. No One Should have been left for the Taliban! What ever happened to leave no man behind!

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~Laughter~

Please, do not lose your laughter! Our enemies love to see us in fear. Fear gives the “real” enemy (Ephesians 6:12) strength.

Is any of us the same person we were a year ago?

I went out shopping yesterday expecting to see mask wearers everywhere. Surprisedly, there was a lot of people out and I did not see even one person wearing a mask (not even in their vehicle). Hopefully, that continues πŸ™‚

It surely is!

Laughter is contagious! (memes from Telegram)…

😁
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Take television, social media and all forms of news breaks. Find time to watch a classic comedy (I’m thankful for streaming choices!). Being informed is good and remember to always fact check your chosen news outlets. If you haven’t laughed in awhile, practice! Laughter is wonderful medicine!πŸ˜ƒ

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Moving through July

Me, oh my! We are living through some crazy times in history. Seems like when you see something shocking, nothing can top that. Then, it does! 🀣

I returned to Facebook a few months ago to watch my son’s graduation. I’m still there. I post a variety of memes. I love memes because sometimes you just need a good hardy chuckle to get through what I deem insanity πŸ˜†.

Well, with my “friends” on Facebook (not the “public”) I posted this…

I thought it was funny 😁

I nearly immediately get this from Facebook…

Really!?

I suppose memes will get me in trouble because I will continue to enjoy a good laugh πŸ™‚.

~communism~

Moving right along…

Too cute not to share❀️. This was shared via Telegram, I’m not sure of the original source.. just cute.

Moving Along…

Caleb in Grandma’s backyard
Tomatoes!😍

In our yard I discovered my Big Boy tomatoes have arrived πŸ‘. We love fried green tomatoes! We continue to be thankful to be out of the city!

“18”

Our family celebrated my niece, Jaylas “18th” Birthday πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰. Hard to believe how fast 18 years goes by.

Exactly!
🀣I love Memes πŸ˜†

Last year at this time I thought we were very divided because of what the MSM shared with us. Now, I’m not so sure that we are. As more truth gets released, more and more each day looks like we’re less divided. The “majority” of Americans (not to mention, the world) embraces freedom! β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈ

Just Keep Moving!
Yes! Keep Praying! πŸ™

~Play with Words~

Where were you when no one cared?

We watched while you dared.

Go, pretend you never cared.

One has shared divine words.

We watched while you dared.

Go, pretend you never cared.

All stand while you play with words.

I will always trust God!
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Joy & Victory

Part of Mom’s flower garden 😍
These sprung up from last year πŸ‘
Beauty of Summer πŸ’ž

Joy & Victory

Joy and victory may not look the same to me and you.

Unless, you see it within a sacred connection of two or on your knees at a pew.

Light the candle, look closer at what you thought you knew.

Yeah! Joy and victory may not look the same to me and you.

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July Flowers πŸ’•
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July 4th

July 4th 2021

Today will definitely be one of the highlights to my Summer. The day began with me, Caleb, my sister and niece visiting a new Church. We watched it last week online and decided to check it out this Sunday. It was a wonderful service and communion Sunday. We decided we will return there next Sunday. Fellowshipping with other Christians is important. Then, we ended up having lunch in Enon, Ohio. I love their little village. Relaxed, drama free atmosphere and no one behaves like their in a rat race. We were getting ready to leave but noticed their July 4th parade was getting ready to begin. So, we pulled the folding chairs from the trunk of the car and headed towards the parade. I captured some highlights in a video to share…

Uncle Sam took a tumble but lucky for him there were many first responders nearby. Happy to report he is fine and was back on his feet soon after.

Ahhh, I love Summer!

Hope your enjoying your Summer and creating family memories.

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Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day America! I feel fortunate to live in a area that will have a parade, family activities and fireworks. β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈ

Flag of the United States of America

I do not take our freedom for granted. I will always remember those that have fought and died for our Country.

I will
I trust God πŸ’•
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I hope you have plans to celebrate! Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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I Trust God

Yesterday’s Storm

I trust God from the beginning to the end. Do not worry about what is around the bend. Some send negative energy and pretend to be your friend. Some lend inspiration and trust God from the beginning to the end.

I Trust God πŸ’•
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Chili & Cornbread

Chili & Cornbread

On MeWe I am in the foodies groups. They don’t share a recipe, just food pictures. Many the other night was sharing their dinner pictures. What was interesting and a bit odd at the same time was that many from all over the world was showing cornbread as their side for dinner. In my neck of the woods, cornbread sides great with chili. So, even though Friday is usually pizza night. Caleb agreed on chili & cornbread.

My ingredients

I did not preplan this dinner and worked with what I had on hand.

Wonderful Aroma ❀️

Meat and seasoning blend cooked, then transferred to large pot.

Ingredients

I did not have a chili seasoning packet. So, I created my own.

Water & a bit of sugar
Atlas
Cornbread ingredients

I didn’t have eggs on hand so I used 1/3 cup of mayonnaise as a substitute.

Ready for oven and butter ready
Hot cornbread 😍
Chili ready

With or without cornbread, this was much better than pizza. Plus, lunch leftovers tomorrow. Frugal and easy meal to throw together.

Hope your having a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚