Potty Training Cotinues

My first daughter is now 22 months and 2 weeks and I have decided to pick up on potty training from where I last left off. My second daughter  is  9 months so things are definitely {but not quite} getting better around the house. It was a challenge training my first LO because I was pregnant and ALWAYS tired. I decided to spice up the training this time and buy this cute potty from e-bay. Now that things are getting better, I plan to have her completely trained by the end of this week. We travel on Saturday so hopefully that will not throw us off a little bit.

Today we managed to score a poop on the floor, but key was she wanted to be behind close doors in the bathroom alone!!!!. I believe tomorrow will be a better day. She gets the idea of potty now but just has not patience to sit on the potty and do it the correct way.

I am learning to be patient! I am learning!!

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Thanksgiving is around the corner!

We are only 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving! For me a time to reflect back to all the things the Lord has done for my family and friends through out the year and whole heartedly take some time to express gratitude to The Lord God Almighty!                             Of-course the big dinner with friends and family!!!

  1. Every year I am thankful for my salvation : where would I be without Jesus? Romans 10:9-10
  2. Every year I am thankful for the word of God that lives in me : Galatians 2:20
  3. This year I am thankful for my wonderful husband and children, I really fell blessed to have the best
  4. This year I am also thankful for the e-bay business that I pursued, I wish I had started this a long time ago, but God’s time is the best. As a mother to an infant and a toddler 18 months apart, being able to bring income into the home while staying at home has been a blessing. I will write a separate blog about my eBay business.

Matthew 6:33, one of my favorite scriptures says seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you! My simplest understanding of this scripture is that God is saying when you put Him first, He will work out everything else for you, including our fleshly desires, a job, a husband, a wife, money, a house, a car, You name it!

This year I have definitely seen an increase in my familys’ spiritual growth, and I thank God for that. I find myself being able to understand and explain His word, something I struggled with for a very long time. To read the bible and get revelation is heaven for me!
So I just want to encourage someone who might have tried reading the bible and not understood, continue to read: God sees your heart and He is faithful, He can even send someone to explain that one scripture you struggle with, Feed your spirit with the word, receive it with faith and revelation knowledge will follow. His word says ” If any of you lacks wisdom, you should  Ask!!! God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. So He definitely wants you to have that wisdom, but you have to ask🙂

So as you prepare your hearts to thank Him, don’t forget to daily feed your spirit with His word.

 

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Congratulations Mr President!

Wow! What a close election!!! Interested to see what the next coming years have in store for the nation of America. The Donald Trump Cap, “Make America Great Again” is currently trending at #1 on eBay. That definitely shows where a large percentage of the nations hearts stands! Well  the speech he made at the end of the elections took me by surprise. I for the first time saw another side of Donald Trump I had no clue existed.

God Bless you America. Fear Not!!  The Lord is with you.

 

 

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Cutting down our Cell Phone Bill from $372 to $93

After my husband and I made the decision to get out of debt, our phone bill is one of the things we looked at and said “WOW!!”, how did we get away with paying so much for over a year and be content with it? I called the billing department and realized our bill  included installments for both our phones as well as a 3rd device (the iPad) which I am so sure we had removed from the plan a long time ago, but because we really paid not much attention to our monthly bill, the iPad creeped back on our bill. There was also other small stuff that added up that we honestly did not need like a high data plan when we have WiFi in the house,  it was a process to get that bill down to less than a $100, one of the things we did was pay off the phone(equipment) balance  which helped us really see how much we are paying. I still believe our bill can go down and I am glad we started the research! My advise is look at your bill every month!, cut down on your data, check with your employers if your company offers phone discounts, pay off any phone balance ( it frees up a lot of money) and review your plan every month!

Seeing that we owe  nothing to our phone company, we are thinking of switching to cheap carriers!

Please comment and let us know how you have been doing it!

 

 

Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients
1 pound fresh cranberries, washed and dried
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 orange, zested and juiced

Directions
In a medium pot, combine the cranberries, sugar and water. Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and add the cinnamon stick, allspice and nutmeg. Stir to blend and simmer for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Some of the cranberries will burst and some will remain whole. Add the orange juice and zest, stir and allow to cool before serving.

Total Time: 17 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 7 min

Glazed Carrots

Ingredients
5 medium carrots, peeled
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon togarashi or cayenne if desired (See Cook’s Note)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/8 cup chopped parsley

Directions

Cut the carrots in thirds crosswise. Then cut each piece lengthwise into halves or fourths, depending on the width of the carrots. This should create spears that have at least one flat side.

Add the oil to a cast-iron skillet and heat over medium heat. When the oil is hot, place the carrots in the oil cut-sides down and cook without turning until tender, about 6 minutes. The cut sides will be very, very dark. Some may even call it burnt. Don’t worry, it’ll taste great!

Add the honey, togarashi and 1/4 cup of water to the skillet and stir up all the carrots. Cook, stirring constantly, until most of the water has cooked off and the carrots are coated. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the chopped parsley. (This will add a fresh flavor and it looks really pretty.)

Serve right away to your impressed and amazed friends!

Togarashi is a chile pepper spice blend available in specialty markets and some supermarkets.

Total Time: 25 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 10 min
Yield:4 to 6 servings