|Lovely Scripture graphic by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|
Why not join in this week? Just head on over, copy the questions, then paste and answer them on your own blog. Go back over to Joyce's to link up, and you're done! Here are this week's questions:
1. What's something in your house you'd like to get rid of but can't?
The awful musty odor that our old furniture takes on only when it's hot and humid outside.
2. When is the last time you experienced a sense of nostalgia? Elaborate.
Every day this week as I've been working on Christmas in July posts for my Christmas blog, I've found myself wallowing in nostalgia for the 1950s and 1960s. Several of the posts have to do with memorabilia I've been finding as I sort and sell items from my childhood home.
3. You're only allowed three apps on your smart phone or tablet...which three do you keep?
I don't have a smart phone and have only a very few apps on my tablet. There are really only two apps I would not want to be without: Pinterest and Instagram. I use my jigsaw puzzles app often, too, but I could do without it.
4. July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day. Who knew? Do you like blueberry muffins? If you were going to have a muffin would blueberry be your choice? What's the last thing you baked?
I do like blueberry muffins (especially made with fresh blueberries and warm from the oven) but they are not my top favorite.
If I were going to buy a muffin I would choose the raisin bran or the gingerbread variety from our local supermarket bakery.
If I were baking muffins I might choose a banana muffin with chocolate chips, an almond joy muffin, or a raspberry almond muffin. Here's the link for the first one: Gluten free chocolate chip banana muffins. You can find the others in this post, along with a bunch of my other favorite breakfast recipes.
The last thing I baked was a pan of brownies last Thursday morning, to take to an event at church that evening.
|Almond Joy Muffins|
Biggest and most complete way I've changed: becoming a different person since trusting Jesus as Savior. A few of the smaller ways: I can eat eggs now (though the whites need to be mixed in); I can deal with bullies without crying; I can't walk on hot asphalt in bare feet as I used to then; I still like to read but my nose is not always in a book.
How I'm still the same -- I know I'll forget many ways, but here are a few: I still love color and beauty and nature -- only now I know Whom to thank. I still love Christmas (only now I understand what it's all about!) and family traditions. I still love lakes and still wish I had a cottage on a lake shore. I still love long walks, music, wildflowers, cooking and baking.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
If you haven't visited my Christmas blog this month, you might like to visit for Christmas in July. I've been busily writing and scheduling posts, and just barely staying ahead of the game. There are all sorts of ideas that might interest you. Later in the month I'll be announcing a Christmas in July sale at my Etsy shop, too.
So ends another Hodgepodge. Happy Wednesday!