Wednesday, January 22, 2020

GINGER SNAP COOKIES

Ginger snap cookies are an absolute must around here during the holidays. But I like this old fashioned molasses cookie any time of the year.

These soft ginger cookies have just the right blend of cinnamon, cloves and ginger that perfectly enhance the molasses. YUM!

ginger snap cookies
The recipe originates from my Grandma. They are slightly crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. They are oh so good.

They also freeze very well so I make up a batch or two and throw them in the freezer and pull them out when I've got a craving for them.

Monday, January 20, 2020

JACOB'S LADDER QUILT BLOCK

The Jacob's Ladder quilt block is a variation of a 9-patch quilting block. It's a combination of 4 half square triangle units and 5 four patch units.

Line them all up correctly and you get a diagonal pattern in each direction that makes up the piece.

Jacob's Ladder Quilt Block

I'm making a quilt this year, and I'm really excited to share each quilt block as I go. I'm planning to share at least one block a month with full instructions on how to make them.

This is a new skill that I'm learning, so if any of you seasoned quilters have tips for me, I'd love to hear them!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

HOW TO CONNECT WITH GOD WHEN YOU HAVE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

Many women struggle to connect with God while struggling with postpartum depression (PPD). I’ve experienced that myself. What can you do when your mental health is placing a cloud or barrier between you and God? How can you connect with Him?

Today I want to share some things that have helped me and will help you to feel connected and close to Him while having PPD.

coloring page with flowers and the words believe in God