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5 on friday.

1. I made sweet potato apple muffins this week and they were very good! Healthy and tasty. I made a couple of changes which I added at the end of the recipe. Whole family loved them:)



Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2 In a bowl, combine bran, flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and apples.
  3. 3 In another bowl combine sweet potatoes, egg, egg whites, oil, and yogurt. Add sweet potato mixture to flour mixture and stir all ingredients until just mixed.
  4. 4 Spray muffin tins with vegetable cooking spray and spoon 1/4 cup of batter per muffin.
  5. 5 Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.

***I didn’t have oat bran so I did 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 1/4 of flax seed. Also I did 2 full eggs instead of egg whites and used vanilla yogurt instead of plain and used a 15 oz, can of sweet potatoes drained and mashed.

2. I have new obsession…fabric rosettes! I’ve been making all kinds this week…barrettes for the girls and I, pins, necklaces. They are easy, fast and and you can do so much with them. love love LOVE them. If you want to know how to make your own check this out. http://andersonfamilycrew.blogspot.com/2010/10/diy-fabric-flower-necklace.html


3. I’ve started a new bible study this week. The bible study I belonged to on Tuesday mornings in Chico is doing this same one. One of my dear friends surprised me and bought the book and sent it to me. We’ve been talking about it together as we go through it. Does she know how to make a girl feel loved and cared for or what?!? I really like the author Priscilla Shirer. The book is titled One in a Million.

4. It’s getting cold here. Cold like there is frost on the grass in the morning. You have to scrape your windows in the morning. I haven’t worn flip flops in a couple. I am not running in shorts any more. And running out the door with no shoes and coat is not an option. One that the kids are not grasping. Teaching them how to function in cold weather is something we are are working on over here. And yes it is work. I’m trying to decide if  its worth the effort of putting on 3 big coats, 3 hats, tying 6 six shoes, buckling seat belts around big bulky coats and whining kids “because it’s TOO TIGHT!”  all to go to the library for a 30 minute story time where I am then carrying around 3 coats and 3 hats, plus my coat and a bag of books to take home? Is it worth it? And then we have to put all that stuff back on, to buckle up again for the drive home when we are crying because its TOO TIGHT and TOO HOT! oh. my. goodness. And it’s only just begun. And it will get much colder. But yes it is worth it, I think. We will learn and adapt…and maybe stay home a bit more than we would like because sometimes it just may not be worth it!


5. I’m leaving on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again. Well that is not entirely true. I am leaving. With my husband. But not a jet plane. Just a car. And I do know when we will be back again. Sunday. We are going to Indy for the weekend for a our ministry’s fundraiser and to hopefully find a house for us to live in! Woot woot! The excitement is off the charts. So ready to get away for a bit. So ready to find us a new home! The time has come. Yes, the time has come.

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I'm a wife to 1 amazing husband. A mom to 1 little dude and 2 girlie girls. A follower of the ONE who saved me. A daughter to 2 wonderful people. A sister to 1. A friend to many. A runner because that's what I do to keep from not going crazy. And the CEO of this little part of the world we call home.

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