Saturday, November 28, 2009

More Savings...

My sister and I went out to see if we would be able to find any Black Friday deals. To my surprise the stores that we went to really did not offer anything that, to me, would be considered a good deal.

However, CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid advertised three day sales begining on the 26th. So while the turkey and the pernil were in the oven (my hubby was home with the girls) we did some shopping on Thankful Thursday and caught some awesome deals!

Below are my purchases made:

CVS run was a total of $2.32 OOP and received $12.00 in ECB's

Walgreens run with a total of $4.89 OOP (specially happy I was able to buy my tween 2 webkinz that she wanted that retail at about $14.99 each)

Rite-Aid run with a total of $10.86 OOP, however RR is $10.00 so FINAL OOP is $.86!

Thank you Jesus!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. Double blessing here: Attended a baby blessing shower for a FIC and at the same time got to see another FIC beautiful new home,
2. Tuesday's Word was right on time,
3. My baby girl is getting so big!
4. My tween helped me prep our Thanksgiving dinner. She was a big help!
5. My sis and her family came over for a late lunch,
6. My sister had a car situation..but Jesus is still LORD and the devil still defeated!
7. Made all the doorbuster purchases I wanted and was able to get my tween the WebKinz that she wanted for very little OOP! Thank You Jesus!
8. Karen always makes me laugh during our store runs :) "Is that in the P&G Saver?"
9. Had dinner at church with the FIC, the fellowship is always a blessing, my BIL gave an awesome testimony.
10. As a Christian this is not the only time of the year to feel compelled to give thanks and recognize HIS love and mercy but every day. Thank you LORD because it could've been me but you saw fit to let none of these things be!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This is my GOD!

Last night as I was driving home from church the enemy was attempting to steal the blessing of the WORD (Gen 32:6-12).

He had me thinking of some things that truly did not edify and I have to admit there was a pity party going on in my mind.

After, I asked the Lord for forgiveness for even contemplating such things I thought of the wonderous works of the LORD. That always put a smile on my face!

This morning my tween reminded me of who GOD is.

HE is:

ABBA FATHER - (Rom 8:15)
ELOHIM - Our Creator (Gen 1:1)
EL SHADDAI - My Supplier (Gen 17:1)
EL OLAM - The Everlasting God (Gen 21:33)
EL ELYON - The Most High God (Ps 9:2)
EL EMET - The God of Truth (Ps 31:5)
EL ROI - The God Who Sees Me (Gen 16:13)
EL DE'OT - The God of Knowledge (1 Sam 2:3)
JEHOVAH - My Lord God (Ex 6:3)
JEHOVAH JIREH - My Provider (Gen 22:13-14)
JEHOVAH ROPHE - My Healer (Ex 15:26)
JEHOVAH NISSI - My Banner (Ex 17:8-15)
JEHOVAH MIKKADESH - My Sanctifier (Ex 31:13)
JEHOVAH TSIDKENU - My Righteousness (Jer 23:6)
JEHOVAH SHALOM - My Peace (Judges 6:24)
JEHOVAH ROHI - My Shepherd (Ps 23:1)
JEHOVAH SHAMMAH - My Abiding Presence (EZ 48:35)
JEHOVAH TSEVA'OT - Lord of Hosts (1 Sam 17:45)

There are many more name of GOD. It is important to know just who GOD is.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Saving Tip

On our way to church I sometimes ask my husband to buy me a coffee and a brownie or cherry pie.

By the end of the week we were spending a few dollars on snacks.

My tween asked me if we can make a cake this afternoon, we compromised and made cupcakes (I just bought a muffin pan that I have been wanted to try)

We used store bought cake mix (on sale for $1.00) and frosting (also on sale). I filled 9 with the plain cake mix. With the remaining batter I added 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. The darker batter is the peanut butter ones.

This evening I will be taking my cupcakes along with my coffee made at home in my travel mug!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. Had a lovely evening of fellowship and dinner at a FIC house
2. Tuesday night prayer wow!...prayer and worship was anointed. Thank you for your presence Holy Spirit,
3. Got a great deal on baby wipes and other items,
4. My baby is now drinking 5 oz. :)
5. My husband is so understanding and patient about my couponing ;)
6. Co-Pastor preached an awesome message. He covered a list of things which was such a blessing, (the Lamb, the Lion, fear, etc.)
7. Was able to share my testimony with a Jesus there is always hope!
8. Planning next weeks dinner which is always fun especially since my tween always volunteers with the prep,
9. Prepared and sent out our gift shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, (thanx for dropping them off sis),
10. Thank you Lord for manifesting your mercy and love to me. I am grateful for all I have seen you do in my life and I know there is more to be seen!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Collection Begins this Week!

Today marks the beginning of the week long drop offs for Operation Christmas Child gift boxes!

Below you will see some suggestions for what to include in your boxes.

This is my collection of goodies for the boxes:

Toys and other fun stuff (toy jewelry like bracelets, rings and necklaces, silly putty, crayons, jump rope, play-doh, slinky, toy cars, colored pencils, stampers, paint and coloring book, lip gloss, balloons, gum and lollipops):

Personal hygiene, toiletries, and school supplies (toothpaste, toothbrushes, washcloths, deodorant,hairbrush with mirror, pens, pencils, sippy cups, spoons, and socks):

If you haven't done so already, the good news is that you have until Nov 23rd to collect items and drop off your boxes.

If you want further ideas on how to pack your boxes visit Building Her House.

God bless you :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. We were able to sow our first seed in a church project..thank you Lord for the privilege,
2. Had dinner at my mom's house with my sister's family and our Pastor,
3. The baby is sleeping through the night for the most part..thank you Jesus!
4. My cousin in Ecuador sent me a lovely email and included some blast from the past pics :)
5. My cousin is excited about a church vigil coming up on 11/20,
6. Tuesday night prayer...effective as always,
7. A BIC gave me a book called "Revolution in World Missions" by K.P Yohannan,
8. Made a donation to the Salvation Army,
9. Organized my closet which was long overdue,
10. Visited my husband's aunt and his cousins,
11. Thankful that I have been able to see the Lord in the little things
(1 Kings 19:9-12)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Save 30% off now thru Sunday

I received this friends and family coupon and want to share. Click here for coupon you can use at GAP, Old Navy, and Banana Republic.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Recipe: Flan

This was my first attempt at making flan.


6 eggs
1 can of evaporated milk
1 can of condensed milk
1 soup spoon of vanilla
1/2 bar of softened Philadelphia cream cheese
1 cup of suger

(This makes 2 medium size flans)

Take the cup of sugar and place it in a pan on medium heat.
After a few minutes the sugar will melt. But, you must keep an eye on it so it won't burn. After the sugar is fully melted drizzle on bottom of oven proof baking dish.

Place all remaining contents in blender until well mixed.

Pour liquid ingredients into baking dish (which has sugar on bottom)and place dish into larger oven proof dish filled half way with water (water bath).

Bake at 375 degrees for about an hour. Check the flan by placing a toothpick or knife in the middle, if it comes out clean its done!

Run a butter knife along the edges, to loosen, and place a plate on top and flip over.

The flan will have a nice suger sauce to drizzle over each piece.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Counting My Blessings

1. Had a intercession vigil at church. Another church visited and it was a blessing.The Lord sure has deposited many talents :)
2. A BIC has been coming to church and I pray that He may know only HE can change us!
3. Received some text msgs from my family in Ecuador. May they continue to persevere in YOU Lord!
4. My mom watched my girls for me while I ran an errand;
5. Invited my mom over for dinner on Tuesday;
6. Had dinner at my mom's house on Wednesday :)
7. So glad to see that our new SIC has been attending church regularly. Thank you JESUS!
8. My baby turned 3 months this week! She is such a blessing to our family;
9. My husband is such an inspiration to me :)
10. My daughter is doing great at Math. I am so happy for her!
11. Thankful to the Lord for the xtra time I have been able to spend with my mom this week;

Tu Espiritu me esta llenando me de TI
Tu Espiritu me esta hablando me de TI
Ahora se muy bien que estas aqui
Cristo, tu estas aqui!!!