Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thankful for the Hand I've Been Dealt

Feeling Lucky! ~ How couldn't you feel lucky when you start the morning off with a hand like this! Wild Berry Spades, Diamonds, Clubs, & Hearts....regardless the suite, each & everyone was a "good deal!

Thankful for the hand I've been dealt!

Just wanted to start the week off right and take a moment to count my blessings!

  • Thankful for my amazing family. The opportunity to spend time with them, learn from them, and just enjoy their company.

  • Thankful for the love and support I receive from all my friends and family.

  • Thankful for all my amazing friends! They lift me up, inspire me, and lighten my load and fill my journeys with laughter.

  • Thankful to be blessed to live in America! Thankful to be in the land of the free and so grateful for all the service men and women that serve our nation.

  • Thankful to be in the west! My heart over flows when I think of the blessings that a western life has given me. Thankful for the dirt, sweat, sun, grass, and every ounce of hard work that makes this life so much sweeter.

  • Thankful for my Mom & Dad! So blessed for all the time I've been able to spend with them.

  • Thankful for MUSIC! Love how you're favorite song on the radio can just lift your heart!

  • Thankful for Lil' Red Roan and the opportunity it gives me to share with others! So THANKFUL for all the amazing people that I have been able to cross paths with.

  • Thankful for each and every step I've taken!

  • Thankful for all the blessings of youth! Thankful for a strong, capable mind & body! Thankful that I can walk, talk, see, smell, taste, touch, feel! Thankful that I may be able to share these blessings with others! Thankful that I can be used to lighten the load for others!

  • Thankful for the blessings of being a friend! Thankful that I can be there for others when they need me. Thankful that the Lord can use me to help perform small but perfectly miracles.

  • Thankful for the teachings of my youth that I may have a relationship with my Heavenly Father.

  • Thankful for my brothers & sisters! They are such great examples to me!

  • Thankful for every animal I've been blessed to have in my life! So thankful for ranching, rodeo, farming, and getting to be surrounded by people who are working with the land to provide a better tomorrow for those around them.
  • Thankful to be able to write down my thoughts. Love to write, it is such a blessing for me! Thankful for being able to capture memories to treasure forever!
  • Thankful that the SUN has came out to shine today!
My cup runneth over this morning! I could go on and on for hours.

What are the blessings you are most thankful for this morning?

Hoping they are more than you can count. Enjoy the amazing day that the Lord has prepared for you! Thank You so much for spending some time wit hme this morning!See you down the Trail,


p.s. Here is a lil' magic trick that I learned that has been a blessing in the kitchen. Just thought I would share. :)

Magic Tricks ~

Here is a sneaky lil' trick I thought I'd pass along. It is a secret to help cure the sticky muffin pans when you can't use Muffin Liners. (Everyone cooks better than me & is more qualified in the kitchen so if you already know this helpful hint, just look at the pictures & have a fabulous morning)

Love my card suite muffin pan! Just place wax paper over the top & trace around the shape of the muffin hole. Cut out & place in bottom of holes. Pour muffin mixture in & bake like normal! Pretty tricky ;)

When making cute muffins that are in non-traditional shapes, the muffin papers won't fit.

  • Take sheet of wax paper, cut to fit the shape of each muffin shape

  • Place cut out in the bottom of each hole

  • Bake like regular

  • Tada! Muffins slide right out with out sticking to the bottom!

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  1. Thanks for the muffin tip! And that belt is totally fun!

  2. You are welcome! It has been super handy for me. Thanks for reading Amanda. Have a great day