Monday, September 21, 2020

Snicker Salad - Dessert Recipe

 A few years ago a gal pal introduced me to Snicker Salad.  My taste buds thank her, and my thighs show their appreciation.

Snicker Salad is a simple dessert recipe that goes over quite well anytime I make it.  I've seen several variations for this recipe but this is how I tend to prepare the dessert.  

1 carton (12 ounces) Cool Whip, softened

1 package Cream Cheese, softened

3 large apples, chopped

4 Snickers candy bars, cut into 1/2-inch pieces


In a large bowl, whisk Cool Whip and cream cheese together.  Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in apples and candy bars. Refrigerate until serving.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Ballsy: Plague Sprayer Hand Sanitizer - Review


Let's just face it: hand sanitizer is one of the few things that have become a staple in our household.  With the COVID pandemic, hand sanitizer is on the uprise.  If you want a product with cool packaging that is effective, consider Plague Sprayer by Ballsy.  

This FDA Approved Formula contains 70% Germ Murdering USP Ethyl Alcohol and features soothing aloe.  It has no fragrance and is made in the USA. 25% of profits are donated to Direct Relief supporting health care workers

The squeeze bottle is easy to use and the sanitizer itself isn't sticky or icky. There's no fragrance or smell to it.  Although Ballsy is a "manly" company with "manly" merchandise, I have no problem using this cool hand sanitizer myself.  

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Most Recent Giveaway Winners

A few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn.  The winners are:

The winner of the Wonder Woman book giveaway is #18, Gabrielly.

The winner of the CBD Living Sparkling Water giveaway is #13, Sherry.

The winners of the 25 Forty giveaway are: 

#13, Julie Waldron

#16, Healther Kelly

#26, caseygarvey62

#23, LeAnn Harbert

#24, Brandon Sparks.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered!!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

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Tribute to my Brother-In-Law


casket built by the Amish, made out of barn wood

Less than two weeks ago, I received the terrible news that my brother-in-law, Dean, had passed away.  I won't get into politics here but his death was ruled as COVID, while we believe it was a heart attack.  Either way, he's no longer with us.

Dean is buried in the same small cemetery as my father and step-mother

Dean was married to my sister for 30 years, meaning I've known the man that long.  He was a country man through and through.  He worked many, many hours in the field or at the Co-op. Dean was a man of few words, but a big heart.

It was like a Thanksgiving feast for an army

My favorite memory of Dean is when I was a teenager.  Me and my niece spent many weekends at his home.  She and I would go places to hang out, then spend the night there.  We were late for curfew one night, and wanted to go out the next night.  Dean's punishment for us being late was for us to wash and wax his combine.  Heather and I spent hours upon hours cleaning that thing.  Once Dean was satisfied, he let us go out again that night.  After that, we were  never late again!

shooting guns at the cemetery

My heart breaks for my sister.  Dean collapsed and died in her arms.  He was her other half and now she's in the family home, alone.  

I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout for the visitation and funeral.  I, myself, waited in line for over an hour and a half just at the visitation.  The Amish and Mennonite even showed up to pay their respects.  Sandy and Dean live in the middle of  God's country and are one of the few "English" folk around.  They made friends throughout the years with the Amish community.

Chemical Sprayer that Dean drove for many years

During Dean's funeral procession, his Chemical Sprayer led the way for "one last ride".  Rifle shots were fired during the graveside ceremony in remembrance.  Dinner afterwards was served at the local fairgrounds.  There was so much food, donated by the church and the Amish.

A good, hard-working man left this earth too soon.  You'll always be remembered, Dean.

Take Back Your Life A 40 Day Devotional - #FlyBy #TakeBackYourLife Review and Giveaway

Book Overview:

Every person has a mission and a God-given potential to impact the world, whether they recognize it or not. But life presents challenges and traps us in a helpless, hopeless loop of anxiety and fear.

In Take Back Your Life, a blend of bestselling books Through the Eyes of a Lion and I Declare War, join Levi Lusko on an interactive journey to take back your life. With biblical truth and perspective, this step-by-step journaling process will help you:

get out of your own way by learning to think right so you can live right,

find purpose by discovering that God will do great things with your imperfect progress, and

learn that your pain is not an obstacle to being used by God but an opportunity to be used like never before.

This is more than a book; it’s an intimate self-analysis tool that will help you recognize what’s weighing you down or holding you back, and equip you to embrace it head-on as you become the best version of yourself. Start thinking right, so you can live right.

Author Bio: 

Levi Lusko is the founder and lead pastor of Fresh Life Church, located in Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Utah. He is the bestselling author of Through the Eyes of a Lion, Swipe Right, and I Declare War. Levi also travels the world speaking about Jesus. He and his wife, Jennie, have one son, Lennox, and four daughters: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, and Lenya, who is in heaven.

My Review:

I'll be honest, I'm not very good at reading the Bible in and of itself.  As much as I would like to, I find it hard to focus and understand what's going on within the scripture.  That's why I rely a lot on devotionals and Bible studies.

One devotional that I've been using is Take Back Your Life.  It has been a valuable resource for scripture, insight, prayer, and praise.  Taking half an hour to an hour each day and reading each day's lessons has brought me a lot of clarity.  I've also learned so much about myself and what God wants from me.

This book has so much more than lessons.  There's scripture to read, prayer and journaling prompts, and questions to ponder.  There's even a ribbon bookmark to keep your place.  I'm going to keep this devotional and continue to read it to reflect upon in the future and during times of struggle.

This book will be most helpful if you take the time to read it, write in it, meditate on it, and pray over it.  Don't just skim the pages; Put them to use and apply what you've learned to your life.

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