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love chocolate? try this

bought this book a year or two ago and thought i would go through it again. 

“Rich Encouragement to Sweeten Your Day: Faith-Dipped Chocolate”  by Louise Bergmann DuMont  

each chapter is a quick devotional.  nothing too deep, but just quick reminders of what’s important.  

here’s a verse that i needed reminded of:

  • “Now concerning love of the brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anyone write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do…But we urge you, beloved, to do so more and more, to aspire to live quietly, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we directed you, so that you may behave properly toward outsiders.”   I Thessalonians 4:9-12


  • the book also includes Fun Facts, such as:  “The white film that appears on chocolate after exposure to different temperatures won’t affect the taste or the quality of the chocolate.”  here’s another Fun Fact:  Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous forty-five-second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s black-and-white thriller Psycho.  The scene actually took seven days to shoot.”

  • also includes Cocoa Quotes: “There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.”  –Linda Grayson


  • some chapters even include Recipes to Relish.  recipes such as; Viennese Coffee,  Mocha Blast Shake,  Cheater’s Chocolate Sundae  and more!

whisper a prayer

Dear Lord,

Make me mindful of my words.  This world can be a difficult place, and many of Your children are discouraged and afraid.  Make me a powerful source of encouragement to those in need, and let my words and deeds be worthy of Your Son, the One who gives me courage and strength, this day and for all eternity.


Hebrews 3:13

  • “But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today”, so that none of you will be hardened by the deceifulness of sin.”

Ephesians 4:29

  • “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

(taken from: “Prayers of a Godly Woman: Second Edition“)

scraps of this & that

here’s another tin…just to show you that any color theme works!   not much supplies needed, (other than the candy & tin, you probably can make this from scraps you already have!). 

  • tin $2 available here
  • 1 or 2 sheets of paper, not even a full 12 x 12 sheet required to cover tin & candies (more if making a gift tag)
  • ribbon (enough to go around the tin once)  more, if you want to attach a gift tag
  • optional embellishments for top, such as flowers, rub-ons etc
  • Hershey nuggets (only 12 fit in the tin)

they are sooooo quick & easy, yet look impressive.


same tin, (just different lighting).   LOVE these owls!

sweet altered tins {mother’s day gifts}

well, i finally used my first tin that i purchased a month or two ago, from papertreyink, (which i love!  this company is the best!) anyways…..i’ve been waiting to create with them, and found mother’s day to be the perfect time.

their website and blog have many great ideas for these tins.

i used a beach theme for this particular one, (thinking of the person it would go to)…i covered the bottom of the tin with one type of paper, then covered the inside bottom, with another type, (still in the same theme line).

on the top, i put a coordinating rub-on.

each piece of candy, (hershey nuggets), are wrapped with a strip of paper in the same theme.

i wrapped a piece of matching ribbon around the oustide bottom of the tin and also tied it with a piece of the same ribbon.

i then, made a small gift tag using some of the same paper and rub-ons.the pictures aren’t the best because i took them with my phone….

hoping to make some more this weekend!


a great read {sisters, ink}

if you are looking for a good book to read, try this one–sisters, ink.   i just finished it!  not only is it great Christian fiction, but the story also revolves around scrapbooking!  there is a second book to be released in June.  


so visit your local Christian bookstore, shop online at, or check out your library!  grab this book, an iced coffee, a chair in the sun & enjoy!

wednesday dinner date

  my hubby & i started meeting for wednesday night dinner before church.  my son, (almost 14), goes out to eat with his cousins before youthgroup, so that allows the 2 of us to meet for a quick bite of supper.    

our current favorite is picking up starbucks and going to subway for a healthy supper.  

…great chance just to catch up with eachother and spend a little time alone, before rushing off to the next thing…


whisper a prayer

  • “Bless and keep ____________, so that she (he) will not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.”  (Psalm 1:1)
  • “Cause ____________ to obey us, for this is right.  Let him (her) honor us, his (her) father and his (her) mother, so that it may go well with him (her) and that he (she) may enjoy a long life on earth.”  (Ephesians 6:1-3)
  • “Let the light of your face shine upon ___________.  Fill his (her) heart with joy, and let him (her) lie down and sleep in peace.”  (Psalm 4:6-8)