Ideas for Praise poster updated

I was using the Ideas for Praise poster tonight and realized that I really wanted to know how to pronounce the names of God when I read them back to Him as a form of praise.

I went to Blue Letter Bible and copied the list there with their descriptions.  Each contains a hyperlink, so you can click and go to a page that tells you more about each name and the Strong’s reference number.  Click on the number.  You will see a button at the top right that lets you hear the pronunciation.

Here’s the poster in case you want to re-download:

Ideas for Praise poster


Names of God Source: “Study Resources :: The Names of God in the Old Testament.” Blue Letter Bible. Sowing Circle. Web. 26 Mar, 2014. <;.


Homemade Resurrection Eggs free printables

Homemade Resurrection Eggs cover










Here’s a freebie that I hope you can use for Easter.  Each year, I always make Resurrection Eggs – either with my own children (especially when they were younger), a Sunday School class, AWANA group, etc.

To Make Homemade Resurrection Eggs-save and wash one half dozen egg carton for each child; write numbers 1-6 inside each egg cup; write corresponding numbers on plastic Easter eggs; put the following items in each and use to tell the Easter story:

  • #1 leaf (When Jesus entered Jerusalem, people waved palm leaves.)
  • #2 Cheerio (Jesus ate the “Last Supper” with his friends.)
  • #3 purple cloth (A purple robe was mockingly put on Jesus.)
  • #4 nail (Jesus was nailed to the cross & took the punishment for our sins.)
  • #5 cotton ball sprayed with perfume (Spices were used to prepare His body for burial.)
  • #6 leave empty (Jesus was not in the tomb, He arose.)

This resource includes the cover for the egg cartons.  Print, cut and glue on top of each half carton.

Also included…the paper tags that you cut and place inside each egg. I would probably just use these with older kids.  I think I’d just use the items only with little ones and just send home the entire sheet in tact for parents to refer to.

Finally, I included an excerpt from my A to Z Toddler and Preschool Curriculum.  It’s a complete Easter lesson plan for preschoolers.

One more thing!  I included pictures and directions for making my children’s favorite Easter dessert – Resurrection Rolls!!!

Happy Easter!

Feel free to share this resource!


Note-If you just want the tags and cover printables, here they are:

Resurrection Eggs Half Dozen (tags)

Click the image below to download the cover pdf

Resurection Eggs Cover




Ideas for Praise free poster

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Ideas for Praise poster

For the past few days, I’ve really felt led to PRAISE. God has been so good and faithful.  He certainly deserves my praise.

I spent some time today researching a little about praise and ways we can praise God.  I journaled as I went.  This evening, I decided to kind of put it all together in poster form, so that I could share it with you.

First, I looked at all the Psalms that were related to thanksgiving/praise and read them back to the Lord.  I checked them off as I went.  Next, I thought of praise songs.  Some just “happened” to play on the radio and they were so fitting (like Bless the Lord Oh My Soul that played as I was reading Psalm 103 which has those same words!).  Others just came to mind and I found them on Youtube and jotted down the titles (like Indescribable and Not to Us by Chris Tomlin).  I also think spending time calling God by various names He’s referred to in the Bible is a great way to praise.  Make a list of things to thank God for and spend some time thanking Him!  Of course, dancing, singing, playing an instrument, and clapping your hands are great ways to praise, so I typed those ideas in on the poster.

If you are looking for creative ways to praise, hope this organizer will help.

I heard someone on the radio yesterday say, “The more you praise, the more reasons the Lord gives you to praise.”

Spend some time in His presence, praising Him!

Feel free to pass along this free poster.



The cute sun/flower graphics on the poster came from:

The names of God list came from:

“Study Resources :: The Names of God in the Old Testament.” Blue Letter Bible. Sowing Circle. Web. 26 Mar, 2014. <;.

Knock Off Betty Crocker Brownies









We found this recipe from Money Saving Mom for Better Crocker Knock Off Brownies.

They looked so yummy!  We decided to try them ourselves.

I have found that I can trust the recipes on MSM to be both simple and delicious.  This recipe was no exception!

I’m sure you’ve heard this tip for cutting brownies before, but if you use a plastic knife, they cut very smoothly.



Ten Commandments Poster free

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My most popular post continues to be the free Ten Commandments poster.  You can find the original post here.

I had a few minutes today, so I created another version with a different background.

Please share with anyone you know who would like it!

ten commandments blue border


Credit:  I got the super cute border from My Cute Graphics.


Super Simple Menus

I have added a new Page to my blog.  You will notice a Super Simple Menus section.  Use the drop down menu to see all the menus.  I will be adding to the list over the next week.
Menu #1

Monday –

Sloppy Joe’s

French Fries


Tuesday –

Taco’s (build your own…I just line the middle of the table with the fixings)

Refried Beans

Homemade Sopapillas w/ honey

Wednesday –

Eat at church

Thursday –


Grilled Cheese

Friday –

Homemade Pizza




Homemade Sopopillas

We simply use flour tortillas for this.  Cut into triangles, spread with butter and sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture.  Bake at 350 until crunchy.

Homemade Pizza Dough (this recipe was given to me by my friend Christy:)

(You use your bread machine for this recipe.)

6-7 oz. warm water

3/4 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. olive oil (or veg. oil)

2 tsp. sugar

2 1/2 cups All Purpose flour

1 3/4 tsp. yeast

Layer and use in your dough cycle (in order as listed)

To use immediately:  pat dough down with fingers in a 12 x 15 inch pan, or a 12 inch round pizza/cookie sheet.  (My friend said she uses 2 – 8 inch cake pans for hers, wiped with oil)  Let stand 10 minutes.  Spread with sauce, cheese and toppings.

Bake at 400 for 12-20 minutes (until golden brown and melty..depending on your pans).

Currclick Tangerine Tuesday Sale now thru March 18th

Tangerine Tuesday Sale

Currclick is having a huge sale!  They are calling it Tangerine Tuesday.  The sale ends March 18 at 10EST.

Click the heading above or here to check it out!

My products are a part of the sale, so be sure to stop by my store while you’re there!

Put in the code tangerinetuesday at checkout for an extra 10% discount!!

This is a great time to stock up on curricula for summer or even next school year!


Easiest Ever Mac and Cheese


Easiest Ever Mac and  Cheese

I love simple and affordable meals.  Here’s a little jewel that I found amidst one of my favorite magazines.  Serve with pinto beans and corn bread.  Yum!

It came from the October 2013 issue of HomeLife.  Our church subscribes, so I pick mine up there, but you can subscribe here for only $4.80 each quarter.  We especially love the Family Time section.  This month’s theme is Kids of the King (You can trust God always to love and protect you). Awesome!  You can download a free monthly calendar here.

It’s entitled Mama’s Mac and Cheese.



8 ounces whole-grain macaroni

1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk (I used 2%)

Dash of salt and pepper

2 Cups grated cheddar cheese (I used the already shredded bag)



Cook the macaroni according to box directions.

Grease an 8-inch by 8-inch casserole dish.  (I cut about 2 tablespoons of butter into pieces and put in the dish.  I put the dish in the oven to melt the butter, then add all the ingredients on top of the melted butter.)

Mix the remaining ingredients with the prepared macaroni.

Bake 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.  Allow the casserole to cool for at least five minutes before serving.