Adventures, Cooking

Mochi Ice Cream and Other Sweets!

Mochi Ice Cream The Asian home-cooking adventure continues with some tasty Japanese sweets, like this Mint Chocolate Chip Mochi Ice Cream. Have you ever attempted to make Mochi? It's easier than you might think. Mint-Chocolate Chip Mochi Ice Cream As I mentioned in my previous post, I find my Japanese recipes at Just One Cookbook.… Continue reading Mochi Ice Cream and Other Sweets!

Adventures, Cooking

Cherry Blossom Cookies – with real blossoms!

My journey into Asian cooking began when I found Just One Cookbook. A recipe website created by Namiko Hirasawa Chen, to share easy (and tasty) Japanese recipes. When I found her recipe for Cherry Blossom cookies, I just had to try it! I ordered some salted cherry blossoms from Japan since I could not find… Continue reading Cherry Blossom Cookies – with real blossoms!

Adventures, Cooking

Asian Home-Cooking – A New Adventure!

I realize it has been... awhile... since I last posted. To be honest I had debated whether or not to continue with the blog. But, here I am! Here to tell you about my newest cooking adventures - Asian Home-Cooking! How it all started: Starting the journey into Asian cooking! Back around July 2019, I… Continue reading Asian Home-Cooking – A New Adventure!

Adventures, Children's Ministry

A Masters course, 1st official class IN University

This week marked a monumental occasion in my life. I attended my first in-person Masters level class at a University. I have taken two Masters level courses from another school, and will be taking a few more from them, but the school is across the country. Four-hour time difference. As much as I enjoy that...… Continue reading A Masters course, 1st official class IN University

Resolutions
Adventures

Goals or Resolutions? Which do you prefer?

Are you one of those people who starts a new year off with a long list of resolutions? Or do you set one or two achievable resolutions? Perhaps you don’t bother with resolutions at all. Maybe you just have goals that remain the same throughout the years. What do I do? I am typically one… Continue reading Goals or Resolutions? Which do you prefer?

Children's Ministry, Crafting

Children’s Ministry and Christmas

Have you ever wondered what a children's ministry leaders life looks like around Christmas?  No? I'm not surprised. However, I'm going to give you a glimpse into what my life looks like... (I apologize now for the quality of the photos, and for the fact that WordPress isn't letting me rotate them to the correct orientation.… Continue reading Children’s Ministry and Christmas

Adventures, Children's Ministry

A new adventure, a new focus

Once again, I will be making some changes to this poor old blog of mine. My focus in life has shifted and therefore the focus of this blog will be shifting as well. I will still leave room here for our adventures in homeschooling and crafting, but now the main focus of my writing will… Continue reading A new adventure, a new focus

Crafting

Children’s Ministry Decorating Challenge.

A CALL INTO CHILDREN'S MINISTRY I'm not sure if I've mentioned it on here yet, but in September I will be starting my Masters in Children's Ministry. I've been running the Children's programs at our church for about a year and truly feel that I have found my calling. Recently we decided to renovate/redecorate some… Continue reading Children’s Ministry Decorating Challenge.

Toothless the Dragon
Crafting

Toothless the dragon.

Have you seen the movie, How To Train Your Dragon? In the movie, there is a black dragon, a Night Fury, named Toothless. I found a pattern online to make a Toothless stuffy and I set about to do so for an artisan showcase. This was not an easy sew. The difficulties began with the… Continue reading Toothless the dragon.