Simple Treasures

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Panang Curry

My favorite Thai food is Panang Curry. I had always wanted to try to make it at home, but had been discouraged by all the ingredients required, especially for the paste. When visiting the Ocean Mart store near us, I discovered that the paste can be purchased pre-made. What a dream come true. As I […]


An attitude of  gratitude. I loved these comments from Sister Avanlee Jessop in her weekly missionary letter to friends and family.  Just a reminder of the joy and love that comes through being grateful.  Happy Thanksgiving! “Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings, but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and […]

Listen with Your Heart

How often do you listen with your heart? Do you experience the warmth, the joy, the happiness that comes when your ears connect with your heart?  It has been said that often in life, if our heart and mind learn something or comprehend and idea, a goal, or a prompting; we will have the power […]

Zucchini Brownies – Family Fav

Amazing Zucchini Brownies (Seth’s Specialty) I’m sad to see summer come to and end.  I have so enjoyed fresh vegetables out of the garden.  One of our favorite uses of Zucchini is to make Zucchini Brownies.  We usually replace the margarine with applesauce (it makes them more healthy so you can eat more????).  They are […]

90 +Delicious Oatmeal Recipes

Looking for healthy oatmeal recipes?  Well here is a start.  Oatmeal is supposedly heart healthy, and a good addition to our diet. I just returned from a trip to visit my son and daughter-in-law, and they served up some awfully good oatmeal breakfasts.  I am not accustomed to eating a lot of oatmeal, but have […]

The Abundant Life

Do you seek peace of mind?  Do you seek forgiveness?  Peace?  Understanding?  Joy?  Today I have enjoyed reading a wonderful talk by Joseph B. Wirthlin,  “The Abundant Life.”  He shares common characteristics of the happiest people that he knows.  He declares that these qualities can transform ordinary existence into a life of excitement and abundance. […]

Yum Yum Dessert

One of our favorite desserts that we enjoyed when visiting Grandma Myrt.  The nutty crunchy crust compliments the delicious creamy pudding dessert. Yum Yum Dessert Crust: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup margarine 2 Tbsp. sugar 1/4 cup nuts Mix these ingredients like pie crust and press into a 9 x 13 pan and bake 15 […]

Make Life Happier

Don’t you love the feeling you get when you take time to do something that might lift someone’s spirits, or take time to do something nice for someone else.  Maybe it might just be taking the time to think of someone else besides yourself. One of my favorite books that often lifts my spirit and […]

Beauty in Dreams

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.  I love this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt which portrays the importance of  having aspirations and dreams for our future.  Belief and faith are are intertwined as be focus and believe that we can accomplish our goals and dreams.


Kindness, a Christlike trait that when developed within your character, brings joy to every soul.

Fun & Motivating

The Abundant Life

Do you seek peace of mind?  Do you seek forgiveness?  Peace? … [Read More...]

Beauty in Dreams

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.  I … [Read More...]

Destined to Become

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. … [Read More...]

Truth is Simple

  As I was studying today, I came across a note in my scriptures … [Read More...]


First Signs of Spring

  "The spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child … [Read More...]

Treasuring Christmas with Grandparents

Treasured memories stay alive longer than gifts.  A beautiful idea was just … [Read More...]

I Am Ready Now – Life Story of Ephraim Hanks

"I Am Ready Now" by J. Phillip Hanks. This new publication brings to light … [Read More...]

Happy 80th Birthday to a Wonderful Lady!

We just celebrated my mother's 80th birthday.  What a special day to be … [Read More...]


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