Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Remodeling (Bathroom)

When we moved into our house the bathroom had a green tub, sink and toilet. Not to mention the pepto bismol pink walls. Lets just say it wasn't very pretty. Did I mention no shower? After living with this bathroom for three years we had had enough.

We have been remodeling for many weeks and its really starting to look good(a week and a half without a toilet). Right now we are just putting on the finishing touches and we hope to be done soon. Tonight Chief was staining our new door. Since he was busy doing that, I thought I would mop the floor while Baby Boo was laying down. When I was in the middle of mopping the floor Chief let out a huge cry(I was sure he was hurt). As soon as I walked onto the front porch I saw the problem. He had spilt half of the stain out on to our concrete porch! HA! It was a complete mess. It was one of those times in life were you just have to laugh.

Whole Wheat Zucchini Recipe

My family has always made this recipe out of all purpose flour, but it is just as great with wheat flour. If your family isn't use to eating wheat bread try using wheat for half of the flour and all-purpose of the other half of the flour. I made mini muffins that are perfect for my 11 month old little girl. You'll want to cut the cooking time down to 20 minutes if you are making mini muffins. This recipe will make 3 regular sized loafs of bread.

3 1/2 Cups Flour
2 2/3 Cups Sugar
1 tsp. Cloves
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Vanilla
2/3 Cup Shortening
3/4 Cup Water
4 Eggs
3 Cups Zucchini

Soften the Shortening and cream with sugar. Beat in eggs and mix in vanilla. Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix dry ingredients into first bowl. Add water* and Zucchini and mix well. Pour batter equally into three loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes. Test the loafs with a toothpick to be sure they are done.

*If you are using frozen Zucchini only add water if the batter is not runny like cake batter

Monday, July 20, 2009

Our Pocket Full of Posies is a blog that will share my families many blessing. A nosegay, posey (or posie, posy), flower bouquet or tussie-mussie is a small bunch of flowers, typically given as a gift. They have existed in some form since at least medieval times, when they were carried or worn around the head or bodice to mask the unpleasant smells of the time[citation needed] - literally, to keep the nose gay (to keep the nose happy). (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) I consider God, my family and friends the posies of my life. I keep them around me to ward off the unpleasant things of this world.

In my blog I hope to share uplifting stories and scriptures, in the hopes of of giving the gifts of posies to you. I also hope to share helpful tips and recipes to my friends. I love reading others blogs so always feel free to send me your blog address so that I will be able to take a look.

I plan on adding giveaways to my blog so check back frequently so that you can enter them. I will also add links to other peoples blogs so that you can enter their blogs also. Thanks for reading, I hope you come back soon to see my additional post.