Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DIY Fundraiser projects

I have spent the last couple weekends helping my youth girls make projects for our Fundraiser; I am so proud of them for working so hard on making all of these projects to fund their ministry so that they could serve our community, and bless others. These group of young ladies are so great and their hearts are so big; I am absolutely amazed and blessed that I work with such a wonderful group. Everything has been hand made with lots of love by these wonderful youth girls; Below are some pictures of a few things we made and are currently selling. 

Fusia bow scarf

My daughter with the yellow bow scarf

Pin cushion pots

Wrap bracelet

Bow headbands

These girls inspire and motivate me to be a better person; they teach me what it's like to serve wholeheartedly and love completely. They put so much time, effort and heart into everything they do. I am truly honored to have them in my life.

 Who makes an impact in your life?

Happy mid-week everyone! Bless someone today with a smile or an act of kindness =)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tom Yum Soup w/Prawns & Garlic Stuffed Prawns

The last couple days I have been on a Seafood kick; specifically Prawns! I believe it all started on Monday; when my cousin and I went out and had sushi for dinner. That evening we ended up going to our local Vietnamese market, and I just couldn't resist the big jumbo prawns starring at me. I picked up a couple packs, and made it my mission to make some yummy dishes during the week. First up, I made these delicious garlic/coriander stuffed prawns; that smelled so good around my house. After I finished baking; I was preparing to take a picture of the final product, but the hungry folks in my home had other plans... they devoured it all before I even had the chance to utter out "WAIT!" I do apologize; blame those hungry people =)

My Seafood kick didn't end there; last night I took the left over Prawns and made some Tom Yum Soup for dinner. It was a rather rainy and chilly night, so the soup went perfectly well with it. My advice though, is to never attempt to cook for the sake of blogging when there are whiny hungry people walking around. Trust me... don't; I had it all planned and ready to go. It had been a long and very busy/exhausting weekend for me, I was super tired, my brain was fried, then hungry people started whining how hungry they were; So when I decided to make this Tom Yum soup; half way through I realized I had forgot all the veggies! Of course that didn't matter to them though; after all... they're not much of a fan of those healthy whatchamacallit things anyways.

I do plan on re-visiting these again in the near future, when hungry people are no longer hungry and I'll have a better chance of snapping better pictures with the finished dish. 

As mentioned earlier, I have had a super busy weekend. Last weekend was completly hectic and exhausting. We were having our Harvest Festival at my Church, and so I was there all weekend for 12 hours plus to help get things set up and ready to go for all the kiddos on Sunday Evening. By Monday morning, I could not get out of bed... every inch of me was sore and in pain, but it made me happy to know that all that hard work was well worth it in the end when we saw all the kiddos having a great time for Harvest Fest. Here's a few pictures I got to snap of the many talented youth at my Church and the awesome work they did. 

The Wishing Well Game

Face Painting Table

The Hallway

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week thus far! One thing I've learned this week is that; even after all the planning, sometimes things don't go as planned and that doesn't mean it's ruined; it just simply means it'll be slightly different, but it's OKAY! Nothing will steal your joy; if you don't allow it. It all depends on your attitude over the circumstance =) 

What is one thing you learned this week?

Happy Friday's Eve everyone!