Happy Memorial Day

I'll be taking a short bloggy break
until the end of next week.
Hope everyone has a safe and
Happy Memorial weekend!


Today, I'd like to share a favorite recipe that I make for my hubby often. Hope you'll try it. These cookies are sugar-free, gluten-free, and have a great taste as well as texture.
I believe Walmart carries almond flour now. If not, it can be found in any health food store.


2 c. Almond Flour
1/2 c., or less Stevia (or Truvia)
1 stick softened Butter
1/2 t. salt (if using salted butter, omit salt)
1 t. Vanilla extract
1 t. Almond extract
1/2 c. sliced Almonds, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients.
Form dough into walnut-sized balls & place onto greased (or parchment-covered) cookie sheet.
Bake for 5 minutes.
Press down lightly
with fork tines, then continue baking for
another 15 minutes. Let cool.

Yields 30-38 cookies. Approx. only 1 carb per cookie;
30 carbs in entire batch.

Sometimes I leave them plain, as in top picture, & sometimes with sliced almonds added, as shown here:
These are really good, even if you aren't on a sugar-free diet, and so easy & quick to make!

Be sure to visit Foodie Friday for more delicious treats to make!----------->


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“Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.”

“A bumble bee is considerably faster than a Massey Ferguson tractor.”

“Words that soak into your ears are whispered…....not yelled.”

“Meanness don't just happen overnight.”

“Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.”

“Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.”

“It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.”

“You cannot unsay a cruel word.”

“Every path has a few puddles.”

“When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.”

“The best sermons are lived, not preached.”

“Most of the stuff people worry about, ain't never gonna happen anyway.”

“Don't judge folks by their relatives."

“Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.”

“Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.”

“Don 't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.”

“Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.”

“If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.”
(Wish Obama & Congress would heed this one!!) 

“Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got."

“The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.”

“Always drink upstream from the herd.”

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.”

“Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.”

“If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.”

“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.”



Blowing out her candle
(with  brother, Chase looking on)

Caylie modeling her pretty new dress.
and new 'heels'
Grandma & Grandpa
Hi, sweet Miss Caylie!!
Lots of hugs & kisses to you!!
Hope you have a wonderful
6th Birthday!!

*Caylie is my great niece, & in my opinion, she is definitely "GREAT!"

**pictures taken by Aunt Jami with her new smart phone.



Faith of my mother, living still,
In cradle song and bedtime prayer;
In nursery lore and fireside love,
Your presence still pervades the air...

Giving thanks today
for the blessings and joys of having
a loving, Christian mother!


to all who married
in the month of

Bill & I (May 2) 47 years!*

Lisa & Jeff (May 5) 27 years!

Mary & Buddy (May 8)

Wes & Linda (May 9)

Eva & Jim (May 11) 36 years!

Diane & Joe (May 15) 34 years! 

Anniversary Pictures
* Bill,
it's been 47 GREAT years!
Hope we have at least
47 more years