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Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake

This dessert fast became a family favorite and is a good one to take to any event you have going on this season. It is best made ahead of time so that the flavors have time to meld together, sending your taste buds into the perfect zone of ecstacy while being oh, so easy to make. What a great combination, right? Try it out and see for yourself! Here's what you need:
4 C.
2 C. sugar
1 C. Oil
1-15oz. can pumpkin
2 C flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2tsp. cinnamon

1 C. mini chocolate chips 

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 C margarine
2 C powder sugar
1 Tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla
cinnamon to taste
For Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all wet ingredients until fluffy. Add dry ingredients and beat on low for 1 minute. Grease and flour jellyroll pan and fill with batter. Bake until knife inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.
For frosting: Add all ingredients except sugar and beat til fluffy. Add powder sugar and blend until smooth. Frost bars and enjoy.
Now that's a treat that won't last long. 
Happy baking!

Sacrifice is a blessing

As shocking as it may seem, when people mention the need to service to me, I find myself trying not to have a good laugh. I realize that my whole day is spent in some kind of service in one form or another. There really isn't any way around it with as big a family as we have. The sad part is, that sometimes I let it become more of a chore than a joy, and I find I've forgotten the true form of the word. So I was very grateful to run into this quote on Pinterest. I hope it touches you the way it has me. As well as bringing a whole new perspective on the everyday opportunities we have to give it.

Fall Hydrangeas

I love hydrangeas any time of year. They are so beautiful and have a way of making any atmosphere look classy and fresh. 

Moist and Tasty Pumpkin Bread

I was visiting a friend the other day and didn't want to arrive empty handed, so I made her this yummy bread. The recipe is originally our favorite banana bread recipe, so I thought that adding pumpkin in place of the bananas would work great. Turns out I was right! I added a few spices to go along with the pumpkin flavor.

What To Do With My Old Fencing

While looking at all the fencing I have around my yard, I was thinking of all the things I could do with it. Though I have ideas of my own for them, I was interested to see what other ideas there were out there. Here are some projects that I thought would be really neat to do

Sunday Quote- Listen to Your Children

I read this quote a few days ago and it stuck with me enough that in conversation I remembered it and talked to some friends about it. I have been reflecting on our two older boys who are grown now, one is out of the house, and the other will be soon, and how true this quote is. It is amazing how quickly our children grow and how grateful we are we took advantage of the times when little things were a big deal to them and left the communication windows wide open. It has been fresh on my mind since we still have small ones at home and still need the reminder ourselves. If the little things used to be significant to us, then surely they are to our children. How many times my mother or even the Lord could have told me something wasn't important, even though to me it was.