Friday, June 17, 2011

cool summer treats

What you need:
8 graham crackers (i used the cinnamon ones)
1 box of instant banana cream pudding
1 box of instant vanilla pudding
3 tbsp butter 
4 thinly sliced strawberries
paper cups (i used the bathroom size dixie cups for my little one, but feel free to go bigger!)
craft sticks
1 ziploc bag
rolling pin (or glass cup)

First, make each box of pudding, separately, as directed on box

Place all 8 graham crackers in the ziploc bag and use your rolling pin to crush them into small you would a graham cracker crust.

Next, melt your butter and pour over crushed graham crackers. Mix with a fork until moist and crumbly.

Now go ahead and get your pudding out of the refrigerator and let's get started on the fun part!

Begin by adding one layer of vanilla pudding to your paper cup. (the size of your layers will depend on the size of your cup)  

Then a layer of graham crackers...

Add your layer of sliced strawberries to the outside of the cup....i think this step is what makes it so pretty :) and strawberries are delicious right now!

now the layer of banana pudding...

and another yummy layer of graham crackers (this was my hubby's favorite part to eat ;)

and a final layer of vanilla pudding

then put your craft stick in all the way to the bottom of the cup

Freeze for several hours or overnight.
 Then just peel the paper cup off and let the fun begin!!

Your little ones will love this sweet summertime treat

And maybe your husband too!

Have fun! 

Happy Friday :)





Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mountain Ma and Pa

I read this cute little poem a few weeks ago from a book that is literally changing my life
It's called "Created to be His Help Meet" 
Ladies, if you are looking for an excellent book to encourage and seriously challenge you, this is it. This book and the Scripture in it will forever have an impact on my marriage and my life. Thank you, Debi Pearl for writing it!

Here is the cute:
O, so much ter do,
So much ter be done.
The work's never through,
An' da work ain't much fun.
No thanks fer yer labor,
No pay fer da job,
Jes, "What's fer supper?"
"How 'bout corn-on-da-dob?"
Ya mop an' ya sweep,
Ya dust an' ya shine.
Then turn around,
An' what do ya find?
His shoes on da floor,
His coat on da chair,
His rear in da couch,
An' his feet in da air!
So ya kick off yer shoes,
An' ya throw down yer broom.
An' ya wink at yer ole man,
So he'll make ya some room!
If we could only have this attitude all the time, right?? Well, I am trying and by the grace of God, someday I might have it down! 

1 Cor. 11:8-9 "For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man."