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Sweet Fellowship

Boy, did I  have a crazy-go-nuts weekend.

This weekend was the Florida Youth Rally. Our theme was a "Go Ye Into All the World" and the Speaker (Mike Atwood) challenged the young people to get involved and be a missionary in their own environment. The biggest thing I took away from his message was the need to be committed where you are. I guess you could describe me as somewhat of a dreamer. I'm always planning and dreaming of the future -while living in the second (I like to think of it as multi-tasking). It was nice to be reminded of the importance of being committed in the ministries of your local gathering.

Due to the Youth Rally, I had some family members in my home. (Dad - Sister - Friend from my Church in Tampa). It was great to have both my guest rooms full of people.

Sunday afternoon we had another full house - complete with all my house guests finding a comfy place to take a nap. It's such an encouragement to have people in your home and comfortable enough t…



Let's start with Friday.

On Friday, we celebrated a huge accomplishment for a co-worker. Graduation.

To celebrate, I made a batch of cupcakes that look like Sushi.

1) Store bought cake mix.
2) Frosting
3) Coconut Flakes
4) Gummy Bears

It was so much fun to make - and watch my co-workers enjoy. I'm kind of like an abuelita sometimes. I truly LOVE to watch people enjoy food or desserts that I've prepared. It makes me happy.

How was your weekend? Did you try anything new?


Happy Weekend.

Memory Lane: The Magic Kingdom

Good Morning, Blog Lovers!

So, last week at this time I was counting down the hours until I got to leave for the Magic Kingdom. This weekend, I'm counting down the hours until my family comes to visit! (I'm always counting down to something).

Since it's almost the weekend, I thought i'd share 10 things I absolutely love about the Magic Kingdom. 

1. Parking so close you can walk to the first gate 

Take the speed train (Monorail) in the morning (Faster to the park).Ride the Steamboat back in the evening (Slower to the car). 2. Awkward family photos

All over Disney - there are perfect places to take those embarrassing photos that you will love for the rest of your life. 3. The random indian on Mainstreet USA

side note - my Indian friend was gone! Main Street U.S.A. is under construction. 4. The Florida Mountains 

Space MountainBig Thunder Mountain RailwaySplash Mountain 5. DoleWhips

Seriously, ... I could eat one of those right now. 6. Swiss Family Robinson Tree House

I love th…

Spaghetti & Meatballs.


Every once and a while I get inspired to be creative. Happily, it was a co-workers birthday today! Therefore, we needed CUPCAKES! For my foodie-co-worker, I decided to make Spaghetti & Meat Ball cupcakes!  So, just for kicks and giggles, I thought that I would share how I made my spaghetti and meatball cupcakes.

Thank you google! I did a quick google search and ran across "April Fools Day Desserts". Obviously, it intrigued me. SO, here we go.

Oh yeah,... A Risen Savior! :)

Have you ever sat back and observed Easter? Observed how people react to "Easter" ... This year in the days leading up to Easter, I found myself taking a backseat and observing how people plan for the day. To be honest, I find myself people watching more and more these days. Anyway, before Easter I really wanted to get a new dress / new shoes ...plan my outfit, plan my Easter lunch ... you know, the whole thing.

However, as Easter approached. I was reminded that Easter isn't about the new dress, new shoes, having a nice lunch or any of that. At Easter we should be remembering how Christ died, and ROSE AGAIN.
With a change of heart, I approached Easter refreshed and ready to remember what Christ did for ME.

I pray that you found yourself encouraged on Easter.

I <3 Saving Money (CVS)

I'm not usually one to post about the details of saving money, but! I saved a bunch of money at CVS tonight. Here are the stats. Spent: $82.22
Saved: $49.78Extra bucks received tonight: $6.00Bought.
- 3 shampoos
- 3 conditioners
-  2 n 1 shampoo
- 2 toothpastes
- dish soap
- tooth brush
- floss
- mens body wash
- travel size deod (mens)
- womans body wash
- 4 packs of batteries
- 2 laundry soaps
- 2 packs of dryer sheets
- milk (1 gallon)Used 8 coupons. I feel so proud. I think my goal of not getting into student loans for Chris' graduate school is becoming a reality!!We also got two weeks of groceries (including enough for guests) for under 100 bucks at publix!Save money my friends, it's fun!!!Tootles.

Tips for a Successful Disney Vacation.

Okay, it's no secret. I LOVE everything about Walt Disney (World, Movies, Music). I understand, it's all "magic" "fairytales" and ... well, okay let me just come out and say it. When I watch a Disney movie, or go to a park, or ... see a piece of Disney Art I am whisked away to a fairy land.  ...

I'm so blessed to have married a man who COMPLETELY understands this about me. My darling husband is just as bad (quite possibly worse) than me when it comes to the love of Disney.

So, let me get on with it.

I've decided to share some of my secrets of our exciting vacation.

Tip 1: Take the dogs to your parents house.


Disney is no place for Rat Terriers!

Tip 2: Book a hotel online.

We booked our hotel on It was GREAT! I picked the area I wanted (Downtown Disney) set my budget and booked it!

We ended up staying at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista. Truly, it was the most rested I've ever felt in an Orlando Hotel.

Tip 3: Take …


I used a jar from Ikea, the first flowers my husband ever gave me and an old bottle of bath and body works body splash to create my own air freshener!
So far, it is working!
Cute right?

In HIM we have redemption...

Easter is upon us, have you taken time to ponder and reflect the reason why we celebrate Easter?

Verse of the Day.