Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 U.S Food Blogger Christmas Gift Swap

2016 U.S Food Blogger Christmas Gift Swap

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all my blogging friends to this Christmas Gift Swap. I am excited to be part of this fun swap and I want you to join me. 

If you have a blogger, you won't want to miss this opportunity. 
It is simple to sign up!

To sign up or for more information visit:

Make sure that you check out these hosts: 
The Kitchen Revival
Make It With Missy
Living Lean and In The Green 
Love, Marriage and Family 

Happy Blogging and Christmas Swapping.


Monday, September 26, 2016

A Sunday Thought~Peace, Love and Thankfulness

A Sunday Thought~Peace, Love & Thankfulness

Peace, love and thankfulness.
I love this picture, I see peace and I am thankful for the life that God has given me

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body;and be ye thankful.
Col 3:15

My thoughts this week include peace, love and thankfulness.

We all have struggles, difficulties and challenges. Right?

We think that we have more problems then everyone around us. Right?

Well that is wrong.

I believe that we make the mistake of allowing our struggles, our difficulties, our challenges, and certain circumstances dictate our happiness. When we make this mistake we are missing out on God's messages.  Does that make sense?

God never said that one day we should be on "cloud nine" and the next day we should "be in the dumps." What God wants us to do is live consistently and enjoy every day of our lives.

So how do we live consistently?

We have peace, love and thankfulness.

One thing that I have been doing to help with my own self is rereading a book called, Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba. I highly recommend it for everyone that needs a little push in the right direction. Reading this book has made me appreciate myself and my thoughts. It has also brought more peace, love and thankfulness to my soul. We all have a purpose and I aim to find mine.

I want you to help you find yours as well.

You know what else causes us to not have peace, love and thankfulness?

Negativity! Judging! Blaming!

We focus on the what could happen. We focus on insecurities. We focus on what we see on the outside. We get focused on the negatives. We focus on others flaws.

Well I am here to tell you this:

When tomorrow comes, God will provide.
He will give us what we need, but we have to have peace, love and thankfulness to see it. 

We only have today to achieve peace, love and thankfulness.

Here is a few ways that I know will achieve peace, love and thankfulness:
Stop Labeling!
Let go of our Past!
Don't Compare!
Be Kind!
Don't use Excuses!
Nurture and Take Care of all our Relationships!
Make Goals and Commit to them.
Take care of ourselves.
Dream Big!
Give Everyday!
Keep Praying!!

My ending thoughts are these:

I want to live my life in a way that I can have peace, love and thankfulness. I know that the world around us is not at peace, but we can help everyday by being a example to all of those around us. That is what I aim to do and I want you to join me.  Will you? Comment below, Yes or No!! Let help each other out.

Happy Monday, Friends!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Random Facts/Random Thoughts

Circle L Ranch Fact: Along with raising cattle, we also raise a few Quarter Horses.

Hello Friends~

It's Friday which means that I researched a few random facts. I may or may not have added a few random thoughts. ;)

So without causing you to read anymore rambling, I am just going to get right to the story.

Did you know yesterday, September 22 was the first day of Fall?
Yep, it is sweater, pumpkin spice, falling leaves, cattle selling, preg checking, preconditioning, shipping time at the Circle L. I love fall.  What about you?

The oldest dog on record is a Queensland Heeler named Bluey, and was 29 years old.
I knew there was a reason that I like blue heelers.

Stress literally shrinks the size of your brain.
Ummm, ya that explains a lot!! I am going to leave it at that.

Using the internet too much makes your brain lazy, study finds.
Ya, we all have a problem.  I am working on this, are you? I mean really we ALL spend to much time on the internet. 

Fake smiling causes real happiness and smiling will boost your immune system.
I agree with this.  Try it and see how it works out for you!! Making yourself smile does a world of good for your soul. And just think, the more you SMILE the better your immune system will be.

When you see a halo around the sun or moon it means a storm is coming.
I did not know this.  I will be watching the moon around calving time. 

When you sleep you grow .3 of an inch.
I am sure this fact means that you go taller, but I believe I grow .3 an inch around when I sleep.

The expiration date on water bottles is the the plastic of the bottle, not the water.
Huh, good to know.

Hippopotamus milk is pink.
So, this got me thinking.....wouldn't it be fun to watch a ranch rodeo with wild Hippo milking!!

Bananas are berries, but strawberries are not. Strawberries are special because they their seeds on the outside.

A lemon contains more sugar than a strawberry.
Are you kidding me? Sure doesn't taste like it.

Here is a little secret:
If you place a piece of bread in the container with cookies, the bread will keep them soft.

God made us all different, including males and females.
Male and female brains are wired differently.
I wish I understood that wiring.  LOL.

Cows have distinct accents in their mooing, depending on where they are from.
O my gosh, this explains a lot!! Our cattle have quite the moos. I guess I better start paying attention to their moos. 

During World War I, the U.S. government tried to rename the hamburger "liberty sandwiches". They thought this would promote patriotism.
I am like HAMBURGER better, don't you?

Going miles on Friday Facts!!

Did you learn anything? I would love to have some feedback.

Happy Weekend!!