Monday, July 22, 2019

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (July 2019)

The heat wave is over (at least this one is) - a lovely storm brought cooler air last night!  I hope that you are all enduring the heat.
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WELCOME to the July 2019 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
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Cajun Sauteed Beans with Ham & Onion
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the July "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Kippi @ Kippi at Home
Liberty @ B4 and Afters
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home d├ęcor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)


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(All features were chosen from the June "You're the Star" blog hop)

How To Lay Laminate Flooring by Mama Dares To DIY

Farmhouse Stamped Book Stacks DIY by Just That Perfect Piece


Lemon Banner & Shabby Chic Pillow Cases by Penny's Vintage Home


If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:
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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )










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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Psalm 119 - GIMEL (Hebrew Alphabet)

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GIMEL - Psalm 119:17-24

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119.  If you turn to Psalm 119 in your Bible you will notice that there is a strange word every 8 verses.  These "strange" words are the letters of the Hebrew alphabet.  David wrote this chapter in an acrostic pattern and every letter of the alphabet is followed by 8 verses.  It is a chapter full of praise and worship.  I thought it would be fun to study Psalm 119 by summarizing each alphabetic section in an acrostic format.

I did not know anything about the Hebrew language, so I did a little research.  The Hebrew language is written from the right to the left - opposite of the English language.  There are 22 letters to the Hebrew alphabet.  Today we continue studying with the third letter GIMEL.
I am also NOT a poet, so I had to research what an acrostic pattern meant.
An Acrostic Poem - is a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase.
Example below.

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GIMEL - Give me Insight;  open my eyes to learn Your Law.

Last week we focused on memorizing Scripture but what's the point of memorizing any Bible verse if you don't understand the meaning?  Our focus today is on "Insight." It's a word not used often in everyday life, so let's take the time to define this word (taken from various online dictionaries):
Insight - the act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or seeing intuitively.  Discernment, perception, perceptiveness, wisdom. 

This kind of "insight" comes from God.  Knowing Bible verses inside and out and being able to recite them in applicable situations.  Maybe not even reciting the verses word for word but applying the meaning to our actions and our everyday life.  This is the ultimate proof that the meaning of Scripture read has been understood - by putting God's Word into action.

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This is why I recommend praying to God before you read the Bible - ask Him for understanding - ask Him to show you what He wants you to learn.
Click HERE to view "The Importance of Prayer - GUIDANCE".

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The word that jumped out at me in the verse above is "consume" - I thought it would be interesting to define that word also:
Consume - to enjoy avidly, to engage fully, to devour.

Let us devour God's Word everyday of our life!

Previous Psalm 119 posts:
ALEPH - Psalm 119:1-8
BETH - Psalm 119:9-16

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Apricot Bundles - Dessert RECIPE

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Apricot Bundles - Dessert RECIPE

I just love these little summer presents.  These fresh apricots are bundled up in homemade pie crust pastry.  You should enjoy making pies and pastries before deciding to tackle this recipe - it can be tedious (I enjoy every detailed second!).

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Printable Recipe

6 Apricots (washed & pitted)
double pie crust
sugar (2 teaspoons per "bundle" - there will be 12 bundles)
butter (1 dab per pastry - about 1/2 teaspoon)
vanilla sugar for sprinkling on top


Step 1:  Make my double pie crust recipe seen at the bottom of the "Making Pie Crust" post:  click HERE to view pie crust post
Step 2:  Cut the pie pastry into 12 equal chunks (see picture above). 
Step 3:  Take 1 chunk & roll out on a lightly floured surface.
Step 4:  Place half of one apricot (already washed & pitted) in the middle of the rolled out crust (see picture below) (the skin remains on and will bake down - you won't even know that it's in there)

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Step 5:  Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar in the middle of the apricot (where the pit was), dot with a bit of butter & then gently close up the pie crust around the plum like a little purse (see picture below).

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Step 6: Line a muffin tin (line each space) with parchment paper (I cut it into smaller pieces).  Place the "bundle" in the parchment lined muffin tin and repeat steps 3 to 5 until all apricot halves have been used up (there will be 12 Apricot Bundles total) 

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Step 7:  Sprinkle some vanilla sugar on top of each bundle.

Step 8:  Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 - 30 minutes or until desired brownness is achieved

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Step 9:  Remove from the oven and remove each bundle by lifting up on the parchment paper.  Cool on a wire rack.

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Serve & ENJOY!!

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Features From The Toledo Museum of Art #20


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Features From My Visit to: The Toledo Museum of Art - #20

TMA (Toledo Museum of Art) is one of my favorite places in Toledo, Ohio.  I first visited this beautiful museum when I was in high school in Canada.  I grew up in the Windsor area and I was privileged to go to a high school with an advanced art program.  We actually visited the TMA twice throughout my high school career.  I had no idea when I was a teenager that I would actually marry an American and then settle in the Toledo area!  I now visit my favorite museum once a year.

I will be featuring a few pieces from the TMA each month.

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“The Glade”
(Oil on canvas)
By Paul Cezanne (French 1839-1906)

Today is the second time that I am featuring an Impressionist work of art, which happens to be my favorite style (Impressionism).  This style of art began after the camera was invented and Impressionism captures split second, everyday life of normal people or simple everyday scenery.  If you were to quickly open and close your eyes - it's that fuzzy snapshot of that one second that is depicted in these masterpieces.

Paul Cezanne inherited his father's estate in Aix-en-Provence (southern France) and this is what he said about the beautiful countryside in that area: "There are treasures to be taken away from this country, which has not yet found an interpreter worthy of the riches it offers."
Paul Cezanne spent two decades painting the country scenes of that area.

ENJOY!

Other TMA Posts:
Church Stained Glass
"Hazy Day on the Marshes"
"A Dutch Road"
"Rainy Day, Boston"
Tiffany Chandelier
"The Open Air Breakfast"
"The Scottish Highlands"
"The Country Gallants"
"Morning Glory Chandelier"
"Interior of Courtyard, Strandgade30"
"Early Puritans of New England Going To Church"
"White Terrier"
"Winter Landscape With a Bird Trap"
"A Rainbow Like You"
"Landscape with Christ and the Woman of Canaan"
"Christ and the Centurion"
Mosaic with Imago
"Tiichum"
"Peasants Resting"

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Midea Window Air Conditioner GIVEAWAY

Midea Window Air Conditioner GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!
Part of The Back-To-School Gift Guide

but first - read this great post:
Green Bean Green Frog Good for the Garden
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(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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Midea SmartCool Series 8,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner Giveaway! (1 Winner ~ Ends 8/31) @MideaWorld @SMGurusNetwork

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