Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #480

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #480!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
A Decade of Blogging - SUMMER
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Checkout wonderful Summer seeds (& much more) at Mary's Heirloom Seeds 
click HERE to shop for the best seeds
Or click picture below:


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Also, checkout one of my Bags/Purses available at Zazzle:


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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


TWTbasic


TWTpictures
We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

(click HERE to view & follow)
Features!
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
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My Features this Week are:

1. "Homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches" by Cindy's On-Line Recipe Box
2. "Composting Without A Compost Pile" by Powell River Books Blog
3. "25 Practical Time Management Tipsby Sharing Life's Moments
If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

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The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

*Pictures should be your own* 

By linking up you give us permission to use these photos

 (with proper link backs) in our features.   And now for the party!





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Grow your own!
Many wonderful garden products from

 "Mary's Heirloom Seeds"!!
click to view


Monday, July 4, 2022

You're the STAR - Week#1 GARDEN (July 2022)

Wishing all of our American STARS a Happy Independence Day!
Thank you again for joining us!
There are many ways to follow me:
blog  |  TruthSocial  |  facebook  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  zazzle  |  instagram

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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo WWfreedom_zps0wjx9dis.jpg


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WELCOME to the July 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the July 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your GARDEN week Hosts 

YoureTheStarGarden(1) 
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)



by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ShopHoppingFeatured_zpsf9fab123.jpg

(All features were chosen from the June 2022 "You're the Star" blog hop)



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 3, 2022

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #108

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Welcome to the 108th Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing!

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.


Since tomorrow is the 4th of July I thought it would be a perfect time to featured this beautiful patriotic hymn - "O Beautiful for Spacious Skies" written by Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929) & composed by Samuel A. Ward (1847-1903). 

The author graduated and eventually taught at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.  She had books of her poetry published, as well as religious themed books on Shakespearean dramas.  The featured hymn today has the most beautiful descriptions of the different regions of the U.S.A.  Katharine Bates wrote the lyrics to "O Beautiful for Spacious Skies" hymn on a trip out west in 1893. 

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo WWfreedom_zps0wjx9dis.jpg
(Click HERE to view "FREEDOM")

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I have included 2 videos below the lyrics.  The second video is a jazzy version performed by the Navy.  Enjoy!


Turn with me to number 519 in your hymnals and let's sing:

O Beautiful for Spacious Skies
written by Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929) & composed by Samuel A. Ward (1847-1903)

1. O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!  America!  America!  God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.

2.   O beautiful for pilgrim feet, Whoose stern impassioned stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness!  America!  America!  God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law.

3.   O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved, And mercy more than life!  America!  America!  May God thy gold refine, Till all success be nobleness, And every grain divine.

4.   O beautifl for patriot dream That sees, beyond the years, Thine alabaster cities gleam, Undimmed by human tears!  America!  America!  God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.





A special thanks to "Divine Mercy For America" for sharing this with us!

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Take Up The THANKFULNESS Challenge!
I challenge you to thank God for something everyday for one year!  Either write it down in a diary OR share with us on a blog.  If you have a blog & would like to share your THANKFULNESS posts with us, then please fill out this form: 365 Days of Being THANKFUL form - click HERE and you will be added to the THANKFULNESS page.

THANKFULNESS Challenge

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Garden Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream RECIPE


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Garden Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Last year we planted a little strawberry patch - a 3-tier patch (click HERE to view that DIY post)


This little patch has really filled in nicely (see picture below) and I was amazed at the amount of berries that it produced this year!


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This ice cream recipe is probably the easiest of my ice cream recipes (and one of the most delicious!)

Printable Recipe

1 1/2 cups strawberries (rinsed, hulled and patted dry )(set aside)
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
dash of sea salt or kosher salt


Prepare the strawberries as listed above and then place in a blender.  Pulse (do NOT fully run - only pulse) the strawberries until chunky - NOT liquid)(place aside until later).
In a large mixing bowl combine the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt.  Whisk until the sugar is dissolved (do not whip - just whisk gently).

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Stir the processed strawberries into the mixed liquid until the strawberries are dispersed throughout the liquid (see second picture below):

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Chill the strawberry mixture in the fridge for about 1 hour.  Remove from the fridge & add to your ice cream maker (see picture below) (follow the manufacturer's instructions).

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Remove from the ice cream maker.



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Serve immediately.  Place the remaining ice cream in the freezer and 
ENJOY!!!

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Take Up The THANKFULNESS Challenge!
I challenge you to thank God for something everyday for one year!  Either write it down in a diary OR share with us on a blog.  If you have a blog & would like to share your THANKFULNESS posts with us, then please fill out this form: 365 Days of Being THANKFUL form - click HERE and you will be added to the THANKFULNESS page.

THANKFULNESS Challenge

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #479

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #479!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Fruit Grower's Patience - BLACKBERRIES
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Checkout wonderful Summer seeds (& much more) at Mary's Heirloom Seeds 
click HERE to shop for the best seeds
Or click picture below:


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Also, checkout one of my Bags/Purses available at Zazzle:


_____________________________________________________________

Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


TWTbasic


TWTpictures
We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

(click HERE to view & follow)
Features!
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
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My Features this Week are:

2. "Raising Backyard Hens 101" by TwoChicksAndAMom
3. "Red White & Blue Patriotic Cookiesby Artful Homemaking
If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

TWTfeatured



The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

*Pictures should be your own* 

By linking up you give us permission to use these photos

 (with proper link backs) in our features.   And now for the party!





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Grow your own!
Many wonderful garden products from

 "Mary's Heirloom Seeds"!!
click to view


Monday, June 27, 2022

You're the STAR - Week#4 Home (June 2022)

We seem to be in a roller coaster weather pattern - high 90's for a few days and then down to mid 70's for a few days.  I am thankful for the cool down times.
Thank you again for joining us!
There are many ways to follow me:
blog  |  TruthSocial  |  facebook  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  zazzle  |  instagram

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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo SundayFruitG_zps9opjrolj.jpg


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg

WELCOME to the June 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the June 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
YoureTheStarHome(5)
 
This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev from Eclectic Red Barn
Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady

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 décor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ShopHoppingFeatured_zpsf9fab123.jpg

(All features were chosen from the May 2022 "You're the Star" blog hop)


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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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