Monday, April 24, 2017

Kind Words


Kind words.
Kind words are a great way to bless anyone's day, and kind words can last a lifetime! 
 How do you feel when someone says something nice to you? Happy, right? How many people can you cheer up today? It's so easy to say kind things. I challenge you to bless someone's day (today) using   kind words.   It doesn't have   to be anything big. "That looks   nice on you," "You sure helped a lot!", and, "You're   great at ______," are a few ideas. 

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The Bible mentions kind words.

  • Proverbs 16:24 "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."     
  • Proverbs 12:25 "Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad."         
  • 1st Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."



So, how many people you can bless today?
Laura @ FlowersInMyBasket

 PS.Here's another idea you can use to bless someone...(:

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Have You Tried The Unicorn Frappuccino?

Have you heard of Unicorn Frappuccino that is taking over the internet?

Starbucks is only selling it until April 23.  I think it sounds a little strange... A sour fruit flavored frappuccino? 

Even Snapchat is in on it...

Note:We would not actually give the baby a Unicorn Frappuccino.


 In case you're wondering: This is for a 16 oz Unicorn Frappuccino.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz)
Calories 410Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 230mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 62g21%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 59g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
20%
Iron
0%
Caffeine 0mg**
 By the way, 59g sugar equals about 15 teaspoons.


Well, have you tried it? 

What are your thoughts on the unicorn frappuccino?

Tried and loved!
Tried; it was okay...
Tried; it was gross
Want to try but have not yet
Don't ever want to try.
Not sure...Seems a little weird
surveymaker
Have a Great Day!!!
Laura @ FlowersInMyBasket

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter! Easter Devotions 3 of 3


Up from the grave he arose; 
with a mighty triumph o'er his foes; 
he arose a victor from the dark domain, 
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign. 
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose! 


Happy Easter everyone! Today's Devotions are found in Mark 16:

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.
14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

What did you do for Easter?



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Great Snack Idea for Easter!



A few years ago, my Mom made this , and it was really good! It's actually 2 recipes combined; one for the cake, and another for the "carrots". I'll include them both below!
To make the cake
  1. Whisk one box of chocolate pudding with 3 3/4 c milk.
  2. Spread into an even layer in a glass casserole dish.
  3. Blend a package of OREO cookies into crumbles, and layer on top of the pudding.
To make the "carrots"
  1. Wash and dry strawberries, preferably large onez.
  2. Line a tray with parchment paper.
  3. Melt some orange candy melts. You may want to add a bit of oil to make it smoother and easier to use.
  4. Holding your bowl or pot of melted chocolate on an angle, and holding your strawberry by the stem, dip both sides into the chocolate, and then lay on tray. Repeat with all the strawberries.
  5. Let sit till hard.
  6. Get a sandwich bag, and cut of the tip.
  7. Pour some melted chocolate into the bag, and drizzle over top of "carrots".
  8. Let sit till hard.
To Finish
  1. Place "carrots on top of cake.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Enjoy!
                
If you try this and like it, send a picture to flowersinmybasket@hotmail.com , and I may add it to this post!

Laura @ FlowersInMyBasket






Sunday, April 9, 2017

Easter Devotions 2 of 3


Today is the 2nd of 3 Easter Devotions. To read part 1, click HERE!

Today's reading is found in Mark 15:21-47

21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, The King Of The Jews.
27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.
36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
42 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Visiting Friends



These past few days our family has had a great time visiting with some friends, and here are some pictures!



some chickens


Me, Tara, and Joshua with a friend



my sisters with some friends

a cow with no name

babies



Joshua and his friend
How has your week been? 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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