Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Favorites

Today I am just doing a post about my "Favorite Things" in this walk in life.

I think I'll also link over to Michael @ Designs By Gollum for:

I'm including one of my Family's Favorite Easy Meals in My post on FAVORITES.
Check her out at:

Now on to my Favorites.


My Christian heritage of Faith through which I am forever grateful as I navigate this journey on earth.

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible...And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." (from Hebrews 11)

FAVORITE Bible Verse:
"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." (Jeremiah 29: 11-13)


Stay Strong


Forever Hubby

Four Fabulous Kids

Furry Family Canines

(one of my favorites of Kobe, "praying" :-)

FAVORITE consignment store find....ever

this little ceramic Scottie I got with a birthday giftcard from my daughter a number of years back. Walked in the next day to browse, and there hidden behind a rocker was this little dog, the exact price of my giftcard. Thanks Katie! :-) ILY

FAVORITE Goodwill find ever:
wow, hard to narrow down, but this is one of the largest deals I ever got...

all leather sofa (39.00) One of the cushions was worn, but all cushions stay covered because of the doggies getting on it, so it did not matter... this sofa came onto the sales floor as I was checking out, and a lady whom I had just been chatting with about my faith and my gratitude for a store like Goodwill came running up to tell me about it, because I had mentioned to her that I hoped against hope to find a decent leather sofa one day in a Goodwill. ( Is that providence or what?)I would not have known about this sofa because I was about to walk out the door. And this lady would not have known I desired one, if we had not met and started talking about the Lord and His provision for us in this life. God is Good!

Hmmmm. well I rarely get it anymore, but

Prime Rib and Steamed Broccoli with Lemon/butter sauce & Potatoes


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Black Cherry ..any combination

Hallmark Hall of Fame ~ The Boys Next Door

Well, I really, really liked Jan Karon's The Mitford Series and was sad when it had to end...

FAVORITE Coffee Table Book:

Awesome Must Have if you Love dogs. Photos by Valerie Shaff and Doggerel speak by Roy Blount Jr. are too good!

Hydrangea ~ wish I had a bush of every color there is.


Nancy Noel

below are two of my favorites that hang in my home.



FAVORITE color(s)
Blue and white


"For nothing is impossible with God." the Angel Gabriel....someone who definitely knew for a fact. (Luke 1:37)

"The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people." Abraham Lincoln

"Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day." Barbara De Angelis

FAVORITE Family Easy Meal:
Beef Enchiladas and Rice

Brown One pound of ground beef with chopped onions. Drain any fat. Add enough of your favorite Salsa to cover all the meat. Add your favorite shredded cheese to this mix. Dollop out onto Large flour Burrito shells. Roll up and lay in a 9x13 pan til it is filled up with enchiladas. Top with a thin layer of additional of salsa. Top with more cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Have rice prepared. Serve an enchilada on top of a bed of rice. Have Guacamole, Sour Cream and Hot sauce for side toppings.
Yum! How about some sweet Iced Tea with that? My family loves it. Easy! Have fun.

This was a fun post. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Pray always for our Military persons who are out fighting and protecting your freedom to live here in peace and free of terrorist attacks on our nation.





The Desperate Cook said...

What a beautiful family you have. Your ice cream, chocolate chip cookie dough is also my favorite....although all I really like is the cookie dough balls.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Julie! You have such a wonderful looking family, home and canine friends! Thank you for sharing all of this with us. Faith is my favorite word....without it, well simply, life would be quite confusing.

Tell your favorite Marine THANK YOU for serving our country!


Elaine said...

Hi, Julie.....I really had fun reading your post! What a really clever way to showcase your favorite things. I may have to just steal that format from you for a future post! LOL We share a few favorites I noticed. That's one of my favorite scripture verses also! It thrills me everytime I read it. Hydrangeas and gardenias are my absolute favorite flowers but neither one of them grow very well here in the desert.:( I'm also re-reading the Mitford series this's the only series I've ever done that with. For Christmas someone gave me the Mitford cookbook which is so much fun. Your famiy is lovely...enjoyed reading about them...haven't see what your recipe is yet but I'm headed over there now. Be blessed!