Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My beautiful niece, Vanna.  Nice smile!

Orange-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Pops

Try these delicious and nutritious homemade frozen pops!  A great way to get the kids to eat yogurt and not even realize it...give them a try.

Prep time: 5 min
Freeze time: 6 hours
Yield: 8 pops
Cost per serving: $ .66

You will need:
1 12 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed.
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 1/4 cups plain Greek Yogurt (do not use nonfat)

1.  In a large bowl, combine juice concentrate with 1 1/2 cups water.
Whisk in sugar until dissolved.  Whisk in vanilla and salt.  Whisk in
yogurt, mixing until well combined.

2. Place 8 7-oz. paper cups on a baking sheet.  Pour mixture into cups, filling halfway.  Freeze until slightly firm, about 1 hour.
Place craft or popsicle sticks in center of each cup, then return to freezer until completely firm, 6 hours or overnight.  To unmold, peel off paper cups.
serve immediately

170 calories, 4g fa, 42mg salt, 31 carbs

Great for a birthday party!
from allyou magazine  ENJOY!

An apple a day

Be a lamp in the chamber if you cannot be a
star in the sky.

Monday, July 26, 2010

An apple a day

You can't keep trouble from coming, but you needn't give
it a chair to sit on.

In other don't invite trouble into your life.  Stay as far away from
it as you can.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

An apple a day

Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working
when your head says it can't be done.

Friday, July 23, 2010

An apple a day

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory
belongs to our ancestors.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

An apple a day

Nothing is all wrong.  Even a clock that has stopped running is
right twice a day.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Conflict - Associated Content -

Conflict - Associated Content -

Listen to this beautiful interpretation of life and conflict at the above link.
Written by Jolynne Hudnell, my fellow writer at Associated Content.
She is very talented...

An apple a day

Why is it opportunities always look bigger going than coming?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

An apple a day

We must be willing to pay a price for freedom, for no price that
is ever asked for it is half the cost of doing without it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I will never go see another Mel Gibson movie.  His rantings and ravings
are making me sick.  He needs to get help...big time.  He is a danger to his wife (girlfriend) whatever and his children.

An apple a day

It's smart to pick your friends--but not to pieces~

Monday, July 12, 2010

An apple a day

Don't let the seeds spoil your enjoyment of a watermelon.  Just
spit out the seeds.

Friday, July 9, 2010

It was a nice day today!  Off work, ate lunch at our world famous Beacon....cheeseburger/slaw/onion rings and fries.  And sweet lemon Beacon tea!  Lounging around, I also watched a great movie, Shutter Island, with Leonardo D'Caprio.  It was set on an island at an asylum for the criminally insane.  A psychological thriller, this movie has a twist at the end that blows your mind.  I recommend watching this movie.

Think I'll give myself a mani and pedi now.  This is pampering myself day, then on to Saturday, when I plan to see "The Karate Kid" at the movies.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

2nd Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV

"Blessed be the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the
comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God"

An apple a day

If you must doubt, doubt your doubts --never your beliefs.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Waiting on the Lord | Extraordinary Women

Waiting on the Lord Extraordinary Women

This week's devotional by EW. Check it out.

Reverse Crunch

Reverse Crunch

Check out video of the reverse crunch. A great way to get a flat belly.

Don't get me wrong, I haven't done these to get one, but I'm inspired

to give them a try. How about you?

An apple a day

Fine eloquence consists in saying all that should be, not all that
could be said.

Recipe: Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler
(with ice cream on top!)

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
(I used fresh since they are in season)

1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 tblsp. margarine, melted
                                                                     This was yummy!
1/2 cup sugar
1 tblsp. cornstarch
1 cup boiling water

***To prepare***

Mix the berries, cinnamon, and lemon juice;  pour into a greased 8 in. pan.

In a mixing bowl, stir flour, 1/2 cup sugar and baking powder; stir in milk
and margarine.  Spoon mixture over berries. 

For topping, mix 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch; sprinkle over batter.  Slowly pour boiling water over top.

Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes or until cake tests done with a toothpick.

Yield: 9 servings

Monday, July 5, 2010

Depression...It Hurts - Associated Content -

Depression...It Hurts - Associated Content -
Ok, so I've had 12 days off from work.  I went to Pigeon Forge, Tn and had a great time in a beautiful condo.  So why have I been so depressed since I got back on Thursday?  I have everything anyone could want.  I'm so blessed, yet for the past two days I have been in bed the majority of the time and have done nothing.  I feel like I'm so alone and I am because I isolate myself.  I have not wanted to see or talk to anyone since Saturday.  This is a miserable existance.  That's all I'm doing is existing.  I'm not living.  Other people go and do new things all the time yet I am standing still.  Why?  I wish I knew.  But this has been the cycle I've lived since my early teen years.  I'm so sick of it.  I'm so tired of wasting my life.  I know in my head, that I only have one life to live, yet it's more than half over and I've done absolutely nothing with it.  It seems there is no light at the end of this long long dark tunnel.  In the past few years I have lost many friends because of my depression.  I simply don't have anything or any 'energy' to give to a relationship or a friendship.  My whole life is consumed by work and sadness.  Sadness and work, nothing else.  I lie, I have someone else to take care of and it is completely draining.  It is not a healthy relationship.  I hope that one day I will wake up and will be able to take control of my feelings and my life and begin to enjoy it.  There is no joy in my life right now.  Nor is there any peace inside.  I am constantly in a state of fatigue and depression.  Please wake up Freida,  you don't have much more time I tell myself, but as of yet, Freida hasn't listened to any positive self-talk.  Does Freida really want to wake up or is she just waiting to die and have it all over with?

I will regret sharing this later...but isn't this what a blog is for?

Two Runaway Horses Cause Tragedy in Iowa at a 4th of July Parade! - Associated Content -

Two Runaway Horses Cause Tragedy in Iowa at a 4th of July Parade! - Associated Content -

An apple a day

Success is a bright sun that obscures and makes ridiculously unimportant
all the little shadowy flecks of failure.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

An apple a day

American Creed: Patriotism which leaps over the fence of party prejudice.
Religion which jumps over the wall of intolerance.  Brotherhood which climbs over the mountain of national separations.

Friday, July 2, 2010

He who guards his lips guards his life,
but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
Proverbs 13:3

An apple a day

To what avail the plow or sail, or land, or life, if freedom fail?