Heartizen Day 1: Gotcha (Heart)

While I am working on updating this website, I’ll only be posting tidbits each day (with maybe a bit more on Fridays) until the update is completed.

There is a CZT who created a 14 day heart focused project called Heartizen. You can find the list of tangles by subscribing on her website or watch her fb live replays on here on her youtube channel. I won’t put pressure on myself to tangle every day right now. But I will do some of them.

I wasn’t familiar with the tangle Gotcha. However looking it up afterwards I realized that Aishwarya Darbha modified it. I realized about midway through tangling that I wasn’t following the directions properly. :D So mine is a bit different but that is okay. :)

Oh! She has demonstrated this project on circle tiles rather than squares. It is a nice change. I actually have some of these official tiles that I got from an etsy shop for Christmas some years ago. The one I chose is a buff color, maybe a renaissance tile.

So here is my tile before I did any shading.

Here it is after I did some shading.

Since I didn’t use the right number of “petals” mine turned out a bit different than hers did.

I’m interested to hear if you are participating in Heartizen.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Tasty Tidbit: Make as Written First

While I am working on updating this website, I’ll only be posting tidbits each day (with maybe a bit more on Fridays) until the update is completed.

The first time I make a new recipe I follow the directions as given, including the ingredients listed. There are rare occasions when I omit something or lessen something that I absolutely know we will not like but this is my general rule and I have been pleasantly surprised many times that we liked some things that had some ingredients we don’t usually like.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Marriage Tidbit: Glad to Wait on Him

Beginning Jan.4th, while I am working on updating this website, I’ll only be posting tidbits each day (with maybe a bit more on Fridays) until the update is completed.

A new widow once heard a woman say that she told her husband not to push to leave the hospital until he could care for himself because she wasn’t a nursemaid. The new widow thought, I wish my husband were here for me to be a nursemaid to.

So, as I wait on Michael, especially as he is sick, I’m thankful that he is here for me to wait on.

Until next time, God bless,
Michele ºÜº

Friday Tidbit: Caring for the Sick

Beginning Jan.4th, while I am working on updating this website, I’ll only be posting tidbits each day (with maybe a bit more on Fridays) until the update is completed.

Well, Tiffany has been feeling a bit better but Michael caught whatever it was she got. I’m working hard to stay healthy. :)

I finally made the soup I’ve been planning to make for about a month. It is a quinoa soup with meatballs. I made the meatballs out of chicken breast. I made them a couple days ago, which made it easier to put the soup together. It has quite a few ingredients.

I’m hoping all will be well soon and that I stay healthy too.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Child Rearing Tidbit: Talk and Listen

Beginning Jan.4th, while I am working on updating this website, I’ll only be posting tidbits each day (with maybe a bit more on Fridays) until the update is completed.

Times are really trying and can be stressful, even for children. It is important to talk to them but it is also really important to listen to them too.

Ask them what is on their minds, what they are thinking about, and stop and listen to them. Don’t dismiss what they are thinking or belittle it. But help them work through it and come to a peace, trusting God to take care of them and the things that are important to them.

Seriously, really listen to them. Don’t sit there trying to figure out what you are going to say. Hear them out. Then follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and respond to them and what is on their mind.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Art Bit: Tangle Narfello

Beginning Jan.4th, while I am working on updating this website, I’ll only be posting tidbits each day (with maybe a bit more on Fridays) until the update is completed.

Zentangle released a new tangle recently. I tried my hand at it. I found my auraing of the original line needs a bit of work in the future. ;) Shading really is the key in this tangle; I’ll have to work on it more. But over all, not a bad first attempt.

It really looks better smaller. ;) You can’t see all my lines as much so it has a better overall look. See?

I hope you have a good day! Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Tuesday Tidbit: Eating the Right Nutrients Together

Beginning Jan.4th, while I am working on updating this website, I’ll only be posting tidbits each day (with maybe a bit more on Fridays) until the update is completed.

Some diets say to eat fats with few carbs, others say to eat carbs with few fats, and others say eat protein. Trim Healthy Mama agrees with it all, so to speak. :D When we are trying to lose weight, we eat carbs with very little fats or fats with very little carbs, all anchored in a with protein.

The great thing is that we can switch between the types of meals all in one day, if we want. And actually it is beneficial to switch it up. And those wonderful non-starchy veggies are a wonderful filling part of any/all meals. :)

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Marriage Tidbit: Be Willing and Read Between the Lines

Beginning Jan.4th, while I am working on updating this website, I’ll only be posting tidbits each day (with maybe a bit more on Fridays) until the update is completed.

I know it can be difficult to ready to be intimate when you have young children but if there is anything I regret, it is that when my hubby asked me if I wanted to be intimate that I didn’t always say yes. I wrongly assumed he was really asking what I wanted instead of really saying that it is what he wanted.

It’s important to have good communication between you and hubby. Be sure you understand what he is asking/saying and be willing to be intimate unless you really just can’t.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Friday Tidbit: Motivation and Deals

Beginning Jan.4th, while I am working on updating this website, I’ll only be posting tidbits each day (with maybe a bit more on Fridays) until the update is completed.

I’ve had trouble getting motivated to do much of anything so far this month. Although Monday I did pray before I got out of bed, asking God to help me be motivated. It was a few minutes later that I got motivated to get out of bed and change the sheets right away. I even made the bed right then, not just stripping the sheets off the bed. I don’t think I’ve ever had a prayer answered so quickly. :D

I’ve made very little progress on the update but intend to focus on it better . . . praying for motivation. ;) I think I’ve got the landing page about finished though, so that is a start.

I ran errands alone this week because Tiffany wasn’t feeling good on the day I went. I prayed on my way in to town that God would give me good deals and he didn’t disappoint.  My favorite deal was the Hormel Canadian Bacon for 48¢ a package! I swiped up about a dozen of them. I also got some good deals on some chicken breasts with and without bones and bagged salad. It was a good but busy day.

I hope you have a good weekend.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Homeschooling Tidbit: Great Resource!

Beginning Jan.4th, while I am working on updating this website, I’ll only be posting tidbits each day (with maybe a bit more on Fridays) until the update is completed.

I always love to see what Homeschool Freebie has to share each week. This week I see that there are two interesting links. One for synthetic phonics and another for art. I cannot recommend it enough.

I hope you’ll check it out and it’ll be a blessing to you.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº