They’re Watching You

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Isn't this the truth? Our children watch us...our actions, our responses. We can "say" all that we want, but our true teaching will be in the way we discipline, the way we treat our spouses, the way we act towards the slow driver in front of us. We can't be on or perfect for them all the time. It's just not possible. We will slip up. Our our sin nature will be calling us to choose anger, to choose lust, to choose perfectionism. Only in submitting our parenting daily to Jesus and asking for … Read More...

Silhouettes

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Silhouettes. Thank goodness for spell check...I would have never figured out how to spell that word. Basically, I love them. They're sweet, they invoke a by-gone era and they are so easy to do! What a great way to mark points of time in your kids' life.  Perhaps a new back-to-school tradition could include updated silhouettes?  If only you knew how to do them... Like most crafts, this one is so much easier than it looks. Here it is: 1. Take an up close side view picture of your … Read More...

Chai Tea Latte Mix

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It is simply my coffee. I could go the rest of my life without another cup of coffee, but barely a day without a chai tea latte. Brand of preference: Oreg0n Chai. In the case that I should be located in a place without chai, I get panicky, and start brainstorming what is the closest place that I could go to find some.  I brought my Oregon Chai Tea Latte packets to Mexico for an anniversary trip.  I bring them to work and in my purse to Bible study.  You will find me at church during the … Read More...

Red Wine Vinaigrette

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With the end of summer fast approaching, the vegetable produce is in it's prime.  We here at The Blessed Nest are frequenting the local farmer's market and harvesting bits from our first year garden with glee. Lettuce, cucumbers, broccoli,  tomatoes... the rainbow of colors and flavors sway the senses. We love to eat salads every day, at least with dinner, if not as the whole lunch or dinner meal.  They are healthy, filling and help us get in a day's worth of veggies in one sitting.  Even my … Read More...

Welcome to the Blessed Nest

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Welcome to The Blessed Nest! I am excited to start this blog because it's something I have been dreaming about for a long time.  I've had a lot of reasons NOT to do it. "I have too much going on already..." "There are plenty of other people blogging and I don't need to add to the internet noise..." "No one will read my stuff." But the ideas won't stop...they just keep coming. Conversations with friends.  Something my pastor says in a sermon.  A fun  craft I make.  I want to share … Read More...