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We just published our first ebook for Kirby’s Korner Blog. It is a cookbook with a few recipes found on the blog as well as some recipes from my recipe box. Click here for a preview of our book or click here ($4.99 value) for a chance to win a free copy. I hope to create…

Yearning For Simpler Times

Last night I dreamed we had moved. It wasn’t a fancy house, in fact it was a bit run down and a lot smaller than where we live now. It needed a lot of cleaning and a bit of work but we loved it. It was a fresh start from all the stress and chaos…

Blogger Recognition Award

I am so excited as I just received my first ever Blogger Recognition Award nomination! I feel so blessed to have received this and it motivates me to continue on this path. I want to thank Camie at Camie’s Cozy Corner for the nomination. I love reading her blog and always find encouragement from her posts. I…

Family Outing: Jacksonville Zoo 6/10/2017

Well a couple of weeks ago I mentioned that we had a special outing planned. Unfortunately we did not get to go the weekend we planned to go because of the weather. We did go this past weekend and it was so much fun! As you can imagine trying to take a many kids as…

Clay Allemanders: June 2017 Updates

Clay Allemanders … Got a new Home! On May 22, The Clay Allemanders held their first home dance in their new hall with a great new caller, Shane Perez, and his father, Ken, as co-caller. This new hall has better acoustics and a larger dance floor. On our first night in the new hall we elected…

Covered Dish Dinner/New Class

Originally posted on Silver Fox Squares :
Last night, May 9th, kicked off our new classes in Ft. White. We had plenty of delicious food like lasagna, sweet n sour meatballs, cabbage and sausage, chili, and too many desserts to list. I didn’t take a lot of pics as I was too busy dancing and gabbing…

Sombrero/Crazy Hat Dangle Dance 

Originally posted on Silver Fox Squares :
We had such a great time on Friday, May 5th, at our Sombrero/Crazy Hat Dance. We had several visitors from other clubs and almost everyone had some kind of interesting hat.  (Some of us had more than one hat which we swapped out during the dance.) Several people ordered…

Thank you!

I just received my ‘100 followers’ notifications and shortly after it went to 101! I am so excited that so many people have followed my blog in the short time I’ve had it up. I pray that I can continue to help encourage others in their day to day life. Each and every one of…

Two Monks and an Olive Tree

I read this story some time ago and it was told over the radio station not long ago. I just thought I’d share it with you all as well. Some time ago there were two monks who had planted young olive trees at about the same time. The first monk looked after his little tree…

No yellow rocking at the checkout!

I have to smile at the title to the this post. This was a very good day and probably one of the most enjoyable days I’ve had in a very long time! For those of you who don’t know what ‘yellow rocking’ is, it is a square dance call where the dancers will hug another…

100th day of school

This will fall in February for us this year. I don’t think we’ve ever had any kind of celebration or anything before but this year I will try to make it a little extra special and maybe it will help to keep us motivated. Below is a list of activities I have found to help…

Turning I Can’ts into I Cans

As I stand at the kitchen island I have a million thoughts going through my head. I’m sipping my hot coffee while waiting for the muffins to finish and watching the kids play patiently. This post came to my mind and it was originally meant to give ways to encourage your children to do things…

Are you needy?

My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  – Philippians 4:19  We all have needs every day. Sometimes our needs are great like looking for a new place to live or a dependable vehicle to get us back and forth to work. Sometimes our needs are…

God uses cracked pots

And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.  -Jeremiah 18:4 I know that often times we get caught up in things we believe we ought to be doing, the way we…

Don’t feed the lizards!

SUSIE MIMM KIRBY·TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016 I’ve been going through a battle of sorts lately. I had some problems that in the heat of the moment seemed like fierce fire breathing dragons coming at me. It seemed as if there was no way to be victorious over them and they threatened friendships and had me…

Taking out the trash.

SUSIE MIMM KIRBY·TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016 God works on our hearts when we are least expecting it. I’ve been going through a really rough time lately. I can’t explain it all because it would be just so confusing. I’ve questioned some of the life changing decisions I’ve made in the past few years. I’ve wondered…

Shattered

SUSIE MIMM KIRBY·SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016 So going along and life is good. Every day seems so much better than the next. You even start to think about the future, just a little. Maybe a weekend or two ahead, possibly an event in a month or two and it seems so nice. You’re at a…

Who can you count on?

Original Blog Post June 6, 2016 I haven’t posted in a bit as I have been super busy around here. My oldest daughter got married last Friday! Last minute struggles, cancellations and changes had us all running a little crazy around here. Lucky for us we have a BIG family and a few very loyal…

Ranch Potatoes

My kiddos love these potatoes! Ranch Potatoes Ingredients: 6-8 potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut into wedges ¼ c. vegetable oil 1 packet dry ranch seasoning Directions: Preheat oven to 450. Grease a large baking sheet or pan. Place potatoes and oil in a gallon-size bag or large container with a tight lid. Seal the bag…

Pigs in a Blanket

This recipe is as old as I can remember. You can also used canned biscuits in place of the crescent rolls. Pigs in a blanket Ingredients: 8 hot dogs (1-2 per person) 4 slices cheese, each cut into 6 strips (optional) 8 ct refrigerated crescent rolls (or biscuits) Directions: Heat oven to 375. Make a…

July 23 – 29, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs. I have started trying to do easier meals on days…

Amelia Earhart Day

Amelia Earhart Day is the day we honor one of the greatest aviators! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 24th. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: (Use at your own discretion.) NATIONAL AMELIA EARHART DAY – July 24 | National Day Calendar…

National Hot Dog Day

National Hot Dog Day is the day we celebrate the great Tube Steak! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 23rd. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: (Use at your own discretion.) National Hot Dog Day – Punchbowl Celebrate National Hot Dog Day…

Hammock Day

Hammock Day is the day to slow down and relax! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 22nd. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: (Use at your own discretion.) Hammock Day – Punchbowl Happy Hammock Day Archives – Minds on Music – Kindermusik…

Product Review: Estroven

Ok ladies, I know that some of us are not as young as we once were and even though we don’t want to admit it or accept it our bodies will age and changes will happen. I turned the ‘big 40’ earlier this year and ‘the change’ has made itself evident in many ways. One…

National Lollipop Day

National Lollipop Day is the day to satisfy that sweet tooth! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 20th. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: (Use at your own discretion.) Celebrate National Lollipop Day – Grandma Ideas National Lollipop Day – Punchbowl National…

Chicken Cordon Casserole

This is one of those recipes that takes me a little bit longer to put together so we don’t have it as often as some of the other recipes. It is also a bit more expensive to make so it is a treat when we do have it. Chicken Cordon Casserole Ingredients: 4-5 boneless, skinless…

July 16 – 22, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs. I have started trying to do easier meals on days…

Global Hug Your Kids Day

Global Hug Your Kids Day is a day to reach out put your arms around your kids to make sure that they know how much you love them! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on the third Monday in July. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate…