Oats

Oh these oats!!

We all have days that go perfectly right and we wake up early to start our days getting to enjoy a healthy breakfast instead of grabbing a banana and running out the door! Today was one of those days!

My daughter still doesn’t sleep all night so i tend be really “lively” in the mornings, but I’m learning a new mindset and rejoicing that I get to wake up and spend another day with my wonderful husband & kiddos!

On these joyful mornings I like to eat my loaded oats & it’s so good I wanted to share my recipe with y’all!

I get the old fashioned oats and fill my Mason jar for both decor and just to look like I have my house in order. Lol

I take about 1/3 cup of them and put water to cook in the microwave for a minute.

When I pull them out while still hot I add a tsp of ADEE creamed honey and stir it in. There is two honeys I’ve tried and love, Wright honey & Adee honey. Cool thing about Adee Honey is their bees fill my yard and eat from my trees!

I take a scoop of Chia seeds and stir them in.

Then I garnish with blueberry’s & pecans.

I’m from the south so we say “pah-cons” not “pee-cans” which I always get a giggle when I hear it.

Sometimes I get fancy and throw in some strawberries too.

If you enjoy your oats with milk put some almond milk too!

This specific recipe fills me up for at least half a day and gives me no desire to snack on between.

Hope you enjoy!

I’d love to hear some of your favorite breakfast recipes..

Lots of love,

Mel

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START OF THE DAY

We all need a little structure in our lives. I’m like a lost puppy with out it. I work better with goals and a plan. Organized day gives more reading time! (Priorities) I start each year with a planner I get in my stocking from my dear momma…STILL… I love to dig out all the fun items she stuffs and I mean STUFFS into it each year!! It brings me so much joy to know each item had so much thought added to it!

Back to to the planner. This is my second year receiving this style planner and I really love it! I have failed each year by completing it but this year I’m all about making life easier!

I call this specific planner the super planner! It an has appointment time sheet to put down your full day each hour! Can’t get anymore organized then that. It has a basic calender as well. It starts each month with a verse as well as each day. It also has a Bible reading plan to get through the year!

By the way this lady’s favorite book is the Bible!!! If you never read it your time is now! I always tell people it’s naughty, full of sin, & Grace just like us & it’s almost impossible to put down!

Bad mom trait is I never look at the schools calender they send home so I always rely on my son’s reminder which is usually the day of. I know I can’t be the only one. In this case to make this situation better I’m gonna start copying it to my planner!

I searched all over for the exact planner I have but could not find it. I know she bought it from a Ross store but I found one that’s similar.

Lots of love,

Mel

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2 Chronicles Ch 1-6

As I began doing my bible study I turned to 2 chronicles as Im currently in this book right now. I began in chapter 1 as I felt I needed to. I went through the first few chapters with very little notes not really “feeling it”, but I kept on and the study continued about the first temple that Solomon had built in Jerusalem giving the sizes and explanations of the way the temple was coming together.

When it was all completed they all sacrificed animals and worshipped the lord with instuments and song. While I thought this is what I needed because its had been a while since I gave my all during a worship session I kept reading.

Which led to the overwhelming explanation of the reasoning behind all the work Solomon did for the lord and his father David. He did it for US! Solomon sacrificed so much to put up this temple not for himself but for US. In chapter 6 he kneels and lifts his hands and calls out to God with the most heart felt cry to rescue US sinners, he called out for OUR forgivness! Can you believe a man in such high power cared nothing of himself but for people that most find unworthy? Sinners people judge and dismiss everyday. He prayed for OUR salvation y’all.

As I began reading his prayer i almost couldn’t continue for I couldn’t see with my tear-filled eyes.

This is just a brief part of his prayer but oh so powerful. Bless yourself and read it entirely.

2 Chronicles 6:36-40 King James Version (KJV)

36 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near;

37 Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;

38 If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:

39 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+6%3A36-40&version=KJV

Lots of love,

Mel

AIRFRIED MUSHROOMS

While reading I got the wants for a snack so I tried to keep it healthy and simple so I can get back to my book. I had extra time to read since Grandma snagged sister for the day.

I placed the mushrooms along the bottom of the air fryer and sprayed a little olive oil and Tony’s on them set for 10 minutes and vualla they were done! Can’t get any easier then that! They are the best with Honey Dijon for dipping sauce.

Hope you enjoy this quick easy delish recipe that will save you time & calories!

Happy reading!

Lots of love,

Mel

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the BLENDER GIRL

The blender Girl by masters has everything from the reason you should love your blender to recipes of soups, salads, juicing, & deserts. I love some good deserts so if it’s healthy I don’t feel so guilty for indulging! I picked this up when I got the eat raw kitchen book during an Ollie’s run.

Everyone and their momma wants to get skinny for the new year but if we would take another approach of the thought process like getting healthy instead I think a lot more of us would be successful.

No I’m not persistent or super healthy just yet but I do usually throw in some carrots and celery in my blender before I eat and sip it down in place of coffee & I love it!

In this particular book they have a wonderful selection of drinks such as Holiday eggnog, virgin-or-not peach margarita & my one of my fave desert options dark chocolate pudding!

Lots of love,

Mel

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I SURVIVED

I’m blessed with a son that can always be found in a book! I pray everyday this will continue as he ages. He wanted to recommend the I survived series of books to my momma followers!

He said they are probably the most interesting historical based books out there. Lol I’ll remind hes 10 so he hasn’t gotten “out there” just yet but to his little mind they are the best.

He gets so excited to tell me about the made up children that survive the stories based on true events.

We got these from his last two book fairs at school but I’ll add a link below to direct you to them.

Lots of love,

Mel & Bubba

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MEANT TO BE

Meant to be by Melody Grace was quite the fun filled  romance novel most women want to read although I did find it very risque’ for most of it. It is far from a clean romance novel I try to stick with, but it does have me hooked enough I’m wanting to read the next book in the series she has written. 

It’s about a romance author that has writer block until she finds something or should I say someone to write about. It’s definitely a feel good romantic novel that will leave you all in your feels, but as I said previously it does leave out all christian morals which includes a lot of bed time romance and drinking. 

I’d love to hear about some clean romance novels you recommend! 

Lots of love,

Mel

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PHOTOGRAPHY


Added to my list of loves which include my family, food, and reading. I also have a passion for photography.

Before I became a SAHM I would capture the most precious memories of so many families, couples, and children.

Today I find enjoyment of capturing my own sweet children and the beautiful land God has created.

I’ve decided to share my work with you all as I just started my website. https://throughthelens9.shootproof.com/

I will update it regularly with pictures of the way I see the world through the lens.

Lots of love,

Mel

JUSTICE FOR HATTIE MAYFAIR

What an awesome book!

The prologue gets you hooked before you even get into the first chapter.

I always have a way of falling in love or hate with the characters but in this story there were so many to love such as the main character; sweet, strong, hick talkin’ Lexi & her handsome uniformed beau..

I love that the book is based in Louisiana. If you’ve ever been to any of the towns she speaks of they are portrayed so well! I grew up in Louisiana so I got a good feel of it and you will too!

The one thing I love about Irene Onorato’s books is she always throws in christian morals. If you aren’t a Christian this book is still a great read! Its a nail biter for sure!

I can tell you I was on my toes most of time. I sat on the edge of my seat, laughed, and shed a few tears. Especially at the end.. full ugly cry!

If it sounds anything appealing to you, don’t hesitate to grab this book for your next read you will not be disappointed in the least!

Lots of love,

Mel

You can follow her blog & read about her in the link below.

https://ireneonorato.com

ALL IN ALL

Do you devote any time to God during your day?

I myself try extremely hard to take time out of everyday to work on my relationship with him, but I will admit I fail a lot. I started a routine & this devotional is part of it.

I love all things with a section of Journaling as she placed in this book after each passage since i ALWAYS have something to say. My husband likes to say the “you have two ears and one mouth to listen more then you talk” quote quite often. He’s still lovable. Lol

Im only on day 5 but so far I really like what she has written. This book has 100 days of devotionals so if your trying to grow in Christ this is a great way to start. It usually only takes me about 10 minutes to get through her devotional and answer the questions followed with prayer!

The author of the book is Sophie Hudson.

You can actually check her out and more of books here. https://www.boomama.net/about-me/

Lots of love,

Mel

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