Monday, July 31, 2017

You're the STAR - Week #1 GARDEN (August 2017)

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Elizabeth @ Family Farm School


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WELCOME to the August "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:




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WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the August "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your GARDEN week Hosts 
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This week is GARDEN feature week
Swing by the GARDEN Hosts blogs:
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
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#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling, outdoor activities &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  repurposed ideas, outdoor concerns, posts relating to farm animals etc all while remaining family friendly)



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(All features were chosen from the July 2017 "You're the Star" blog hop)

5 Best Ways To Add Privacy To Your Garden by Comfort Spring
Add privacy to your garden with fences, hedges, screens and plantings
Floral Design Using a Hay Bale for the Container by Penny's Vintage Home

Gardening, Birdhouses, Backyard Birding


If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

You're a STAR
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We are in need of more Cohosts (click HERE to view a list of our current hosts/cohosts).
If you are interested in joining us as a Cohost then please click HERE & fill out the form.


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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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I See Me Personalized Lunch Box GIVEAWAY

I See Me Personalized Lunch Box GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!

Part of the Back to School Gift Guide
but first - read this great post:
Tie Dye Back-To-School Clothes
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click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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I See Me Personalized Lunch Box Giveaway

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Welcome to the I See Me Personalized Lunch Box Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Things That Make People Go Aww

Cook With 5 Kids

Java John Z's

Miles With Christ

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/28/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!


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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Christian Camp Songs & Chorus Hymns #25

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Christian Camp Songs & Chorus Hymns #25

I spent many years in my late teens and early twenties working at Christian Camps.  I even met my husband at a Christian camp.  These wonderful memories of great experiences make Christian camp songs very special to me.

On top of featuring an old hymn each month in what I call "Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing" - I will also be featuring a chorus hymn every month - ENJOY!
Today's featured song is "Fairest Lord Jesus" - Maybe I should have included this song in with my "Old Fashion Hymn Sing" series but since it appears in one of my chorus books I consider it more of a chorus hymn.  Some historians call this song the "Crusader's hymn" and they believe that this was the song sung by German Crusaders.  However, other historians believe that this hymn originated in the Jesuit Order occurring after the crusades.  It is still a beautiful song whatever the truth is behind the history. 

"Thou art fairer than the children of men
Psalm 45:2



I have included a YouTube video of this wonderful hymn (see below the lyrics) - ENJOY!

Fairest Lord Jesus
Crusaders Hymn

1. Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature, O Thou of God and man the Son;  Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, Thou my soul's glory, joy and crown.


2. Fair are the meadows, Fairer still the woodlands, Robed in the blooming garb of spring;  Jesus is fairer Jesus is purer, Who makes the woeful heart to sing.


3. Fair is the sunshine, Fairer still the moonlight, And all the twinkling starry host;  Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer Than all the angels heaven can boast.


4. Beautiful Savior!  Lord of the nations!  Son of God and Son of Man!  Glory and honor, Praise, adoration, Now and forevermore be Thine!




A special thanks to "bruin4Christ" for sharing this with us on YouTube

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream with Blueberry Syrup


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Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream with Blueberry Syrup


It's blueberry season!  I really enjoy berry season and that can be any berry.  I grow my own blackberries and goji berries but I have never tried growing blueberries.


My blueberry ice cream recipe that I'm sharing with you today is topped with my homemade blueberry syrup (click HERE to view the blueberry syrup post).

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Printable Recipe

1 cup blueberries (rinsed, patted dry & mashed)(set aside)
1/3 cup corn starch
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
dash of sea salt


In a large mixing bowl combine the egg yolks & half of the sugar (1/2 cup sugar) - whisk together until the sugar is combined & the yolks are a little frothy - set aside until later. 
In a saucepan combine the other half of the sugar (1/2 cup sugar), and the corn starch.  Stir until mixed.  Now add the milk, whipping cream, vanilla extract & dash of salt.  Stir gently with a whisk making sure that there are no sugar/starch clumps.   Place this full saucepan on medium heat and stir gently all the time while cooking.  Continue cooking until this mixture starts to thicken.  Once it starts to thicken add the blueberries & continue stirring for 1 minute - remove from heat. 


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It is time to temper the egg yolk mixture.  Pour about 1/3 of the hot milk/cream mixture into the egg yolk/sugar mixture and whisk when adding the hot mixture. 
Your eggs have now been tempered.  Now add the tempered egg mixture into the remaining hot milk/cream mixture (stirring all the time) (see picture above).  Place back on medium/low heat and cook (stirring all the time) for about 2 to 3 minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat.


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Chill the blueberry custard in the fridge for about 2 to 3 hours.  Remove from the fridge & add to your ice cream maker (see picture above) (follow the manufacturers instructions).

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Serve plain
Or
Top with blueberry syrup
ENJOY!!!

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Other Ice Cream RECIPES on this blog (click on each title to view entire post with recipe):
Seedless Raspberry Ice Cream
"Coffee Crisp" Ice Cream
Chocolate Orange Ice Cream

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Lighting Shoes GIVEAWAY

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Enter for your chances to win!

Part of the Back to School Gift Guide
but first - read this great post:
A Compilation of Blueberry RECIPES
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click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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Lighting Shoes ~ YZ™ LED Light Up Shoes Giveaway! Ends 8/26 @lightingshoesnet @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Lighting Shoes YZ™ LED Light Up Shoes Giveaway!

There is 1 winner for this giveaway. 1 Lucky Winner gets to choose their choice of size & color of Lighting Shoes.
This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Things That Make People Go Aww

Cook With 5 Kids

Java John Z’s

Miles With Christ

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/26/17. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!


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Neocell Be Beautiful $100 Credit GIVEAWAY

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Enter for your chances to win!

Part of the Back to School Gift Guide
but first - read this great post:
Swedish Skorps RECIPE
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click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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This post contains affiliate links and Laura may receive a small commission if clicked on and a purchase is made. Neocell Be Beautiful


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Welcome to the Neocell Be Beautiful $100 Credit Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Things That Make People Go Aww

Cook With 5 Kids

Java John Z's

Miles With Christ

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/21/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #76

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#76 - Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report

If you were following this blog in 2015 then you will be familiar with my "365 Days of Being Thankful" challenge.  I have missed reporting on my thankfulness since I finished my challenge last year, so I decided to at least give a weekly Thankfulness Report & include a Growth Report also.  Growth in our Christian walk, growth in the garden & growth on this blog.  Finally, I am also including a "Posts From the Past" feature - ENJOY!

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This week I have been thankful for a nice visit with one of my cousins.  I am thankful for homegrown veggies and fruit.  I have been most thankful that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!

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"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.  And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."  Romans 8: 26 & 27
A few years ago we were focusing on prayer and this post was about how the Holy Spirit helps us pray: 

Read: Think It, Feel It, Pray It

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Everyday we are enjoying the fruits (and veggies) of our labor.

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- Here are my Follower stats:
GFC (Google Friends Connect) - 2,269
Bloglovin - 4,368
Twitter - 6,768
Pinterest - 6,021
Google+ - 2,278
Facebook - 4,454

Instagram - 32
Linky Followers - 108
Networked Blog - 1,243

Activate - 574
That's a grand total of 28,115 followers in some form or another (which is up 23 from last week).

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About 4 years ago I shared with you some details about growin rose hips:
Rose Hip Wonder

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