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NO Disease Can Exist in An Alkaline Environment

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Dr. Otto Warburg the 1931 Nobel Prize winner for cancer discovery, stated “NO disease, including cancer, can exist in an alkaline environment.” So, if this is true, I asked MYSELF, am I alkaline or acid? That was my question! I eat healthy foods. So, I bought an alkaline strip test kit, to find out.

I was shocked to find that Dale and myself were ACID!

I started to research  what we needed to do, to create an environment in which diseased cells, viruses, bacteria and fungi are UNABLE to thrive.

We all need a pH level of around 7.4 on the scale from 1 to 14, with 1 being acidic and 14 being alkaline. At this level, we’re able to function more effectively and fight off potential chronic diseases.

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pH Alkaline Test Kits: Order online or get from your local health food store.

You can test your pH with your saliva or urine. The urine provides a more accurate reading, especially the “first morning urine test.”

Urine pH Zone: 4.5-6.0
•Health Condition: severe acidosis zone
Degenerative chronic diseases thrive in this zone

Urine pH Zone: 6.0-6.5
•Health Condition: moderate acidosis zone
•You have risk of contracting degenerative chronic diseases

Urine pH Zone: 6.5-7.5
•Health Condition: optimal healthy zone
•Optimum of a healthy person

Urine pH Zone: 7.5-9.0
•Health Condition: unhealthy alkalosis zone
This is just as serious at highly acid. Not healthy!

When our pH levels are consistently below 7.4, our system becomes acidic (Acidosis) and forces our body to extract essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium from vital organs, bones and teeth in order to neutralize the effect of the Acidosis.

Acidosis weakens our body systems and creates the perfect recipe for chronic diseases like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, premature aging. . .Add stress and lack of exercise in there and its havoc to our body.

I found Alkaline forming charts that show what foods are alkaline and which are acid forming. It’s slightly confusing because every chart you find is a little different.

I printed a couple different charts, made a grocery list of alkaline items and headed to the store.

My plan was for us to eat  75% alkaline forming foods and 25% acid forming for 40 days.

I stopped drinking my beloved, coffee and  started drinking green tea(matcha) lattes in the morning (made with raw goat milk and raw honey).

I read somewhere that the average person can become alkaline in 3 weeks. Proudly, I boasted  to myself, we’ll conquer this in a week. It didn’t happen!  So, I took out the 25% acid forming foods for a week. We became alkaline. After that, we continued the 75%/25%  vow to health. When the 40 days were over we felt GREAT!

We’re INTENSELY  busy! I’ve traveled to 6 speaking events in 10 weeks and had a wedding on our farm EVERY weekend. Do I have time to eat like this?? You betcha! I’ve got more energy and no pain, living  alkaline!

Here’s a sampling of what we’ve been eating:  (I use all organic ingredients) :

Alkaline Pumpkin Muffins are great milk boosters for lactating moms!

Organic Alkaline Pumpkin Muffins                    Makes a dozen

2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats (rolled)

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons Sucanat

1/4 cup molasses

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

4 tablespoons clarified butter (melted)

1/4 cup raw milk or coconut milk

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Optional-Toasted pumpkins seeds on top

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease or line 12 muffin pans
  3. Mix all ingredients
  4. Fill muffin pans 3/4 full
  5. Bake 20 mins, or until done
  6. Cool

Now that we are alkaline, I add walnuts to this recipe. Walnuts are acid forming. They’re a healthy nut as long as you’re not acid.

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Pumpkin muffins with toasted pumpkin seeds baked on top! These were from pumpkins we kept in storage over winter. Two cups of pumpkin come out of a small pie pumpkin.

I usually double the batch and freeze one. These are excellent  to take on trips for snacks or breakfast! I’ve used banana  or butternut squash in exchange for pumpkin.

Almond Butter Balls

Almond Butter Balls                Makes a dozen

1/2 cup chopped dates

1/2 cup chopped raisons

1 cup chopped roasted *chestnuts

1/4 cup molasses

1 cup almond butter

1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice (I use fresh)

1/2 cup shredded coconut

*Chopped walnuts taste MUCH better than chestnuts in this recipe, however, walnuts are acid forming. Once you’re alkaline it’s ok to use walnuts instead of chestnuts. When you’re working hard to get alkaline use chestnuts. Order organic roasted chestnuts through Amazon, they’ll be at your door in two days!

  1. Using a wet knife or scissors cut dates and raisons into small pieces
  2. Chop walnuts
  3. Mix everything EXCEPT COCONUT together
  4. Roll into balls, then roll balls into coconut to coat
  5. Store in airtight container. Flavor is enhanced after a day. Store in refrigerator

After 10 days on a alkaline diet Dale nor myself could reach above  5.5  until the day we had this soup! Yeah. Throw the highest alkaline foods into one pot, cook and eat it. We hit 7 by the next morning!

Alkaline Soup with almond flour bread and an alkaline salad

Alkaline Soup with almond flour bread and an alkaline salad

Alkaline Soup  This will boost you into alkalinity!

1 cup dry lentils ( I use sprouted lentils- you don’t have to)

1 extra large sweet potato or 2 medium (peeled and diced)

4 large collard green or kale leaves (chopped &center vein removed)

2 carrots- diced

1 red bell pepper- diced

4 cloves of garlic- minced

1 onion- diced

2 cups vegetable stock or mineral water

2 tbsp coconut oil or clarified butter (depends on your taste preference)

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 avocado

2 tbsp chopped dill

1 handful of cashews (roughly chopped)

Add all ingredients except for avocado, dill and cashews into a pot. Cook for 40 minutes on medium until done. Take off stove and puree in a blender. Add sliced avocado, dill and cashews to top.

You don’t have to puree the soup. It’s good not pureed as well and you won’t have to wash the blender. If you’re making it for someone who is ill or has a sluggish digestive system pureeing it helps reduce the work load on the digestive tract.

Serve with fresh sliced pear or apple.

Now that we are alkaline, I’ve been using bone broth instead of vegetable stock.

Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts with salad and Japonica Rice

Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts with salad and Japonica Rice

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Seeds

1 large butternut squash

2 pounds Brussel sprouts

2 large red onions, quartered

1/2 cup clarified butter or olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

1 cup pomegranate seeds

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put whole Butternut squash in oven and bake for 20 mins. Take out of oven and peel and de-seed squash, then chop into bite size pieces.
  3. Trim bottoms of Brussel sprouts, cut in half if you want or leave whole.
  4. Quarter onions
  5. In large bowl add squash, Brussel sprouts and onion. Drizzle oil over vegetables and stir.
  6. Pour onto a large baking dish. If you don’t have a large one, pour on two baking sheets. You want breathing room around the vegetables so they are roasted on all sides. If you dump them in and there’s no room it won’t taste roasted.
  7. Roast for 35 mins on 400 or until browned and cooked through. Add the pomegranate seeds when out of oven, stir and serve! YUM!
  8. Add chopped spinach, kale or collard greens for extra alkalinity before you bake it.
  9. I served this with Japonica Rice (its alkaline!), salad and a small piece of baked chicken.
Oatmeal

Oatmeal Porridge with fruit and raw goat milk (raw goat milk is slightly alkaline, pasteurized is acid. Raw cow milk is slightly acid forming)

Oatmeal Porridge

1 1/2 cups rolled oatmeal

3 cups water

3 tablespoons clarified butter (not alkaline or acid- neutral)

1 tablespoon molasses

Optional: raw goat milk

In pot add oats, water, butter and molasses. Cook on medium until water is mostly absorbed and oatmeal is creamy.

Pour into bowls. Serve with optional fruit  and raw  goat milk.

Optional:

raisons

dates

mulberries

bananas

strawberries

apples

raspberries

blackberries

We eat a plate of fruit like this EVERY morning with oatmeal

We eat a plate of fruit like this EVERY morning with oatmeal

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Stacked Salad

Chopped-Apples, asparagus, zucchini, fermented lemons, arugula,tomatoes,  dandelion leaves, Boston Bibb lettuce, red or green peppers, carrots, raw green beans, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, red pickled onion, fermented radish, avocado and beets. Sprinkle soaked and roasted sunflower seeds to top. Enjoy!

Use ANY alkaline vegetable or fruit in a Stack Salad. Pickled onions and fermented lemons are not only alkaline forming but really add a delightful flavor to the mix.

Alkaline

Ratatouille served with purple sweet potato and small portion of meat. 3/4 of the plate is alkaline, 1/4 acid

Ratatouille

1 eggplant- diced

3 zucchini- quartered

2 onions- quartered

2 green peppers- sliced

5 tomatoes quartered

5 garlic cloves- minced

  1. Preheat oven  to 375
  2. Soak eggplant in salt water for 30 mins to remove bitter taste. remove eggplant from water and pat dry.
  3. Saute zucchini in 2 tablespoons clarified butter for 3-5 mins. Then put sautéed zucchini in baking dish.
  4. Saute onions in 3 tablespoons clarified butter for 3-5 mins on medium high. Then add sautéed onions to zucchini baking dish.
  5. Saute green peppers in 2 tablespoons of clarified butter for 3-5 mins then add to other veg’s in baking dish.
  6. Saute eggplant in 3 tablespoons of clarified butter for 3-5 mins, then add to other veg’s in baking dish.
  7. Add tomatoes to the baking dish and stir all ingredients together
  8. Bake for 40 mins.
  9. Take out of oven and add thyme or herbes de Provence if you want to add no herbs. It’s delicious with or without herbs
Iron Skillet Tenderloin Smothered in Onions and Peppers

Iron Skillet Tenderloin Smothered in Onions and Peppers served over mashed potatoes with asparagus

Iron Skillet Tenderloin Smothered in Onions and Peppers

1 grass fed tenderloin (I used venison- it’s less acid) sliced thin

1 green or red pepper- sliced in strips

1 onion- sliced in strips

4 tablespoons clarified butter

Optional: All seasons salt

Sautee onions and peppers separately. Add to a bowl to wait. Last sauté tenderloin pieces for 3-4 mins. Then add onions and peppers to the tenderloin.

Serve on top of homemade mashed potatoes. YES! Potatoes are ALKALINE! Make your mashed potatoes with clarified butter and a little milk (raw goat milk is alkaline).  Remember it’s ok to have had 30 percent of your meal acid forming from good food. If you cant get raw milk, organic grass fed pasteurized milk can be your acid forming ingredient in the potatoes.

Serve with a LARGE alkaline forming salad! YUM! Drink purified water with lemon.

Soaked for 6 hours and baked on 200 for 12 hours- YUM

Soaked for 6 hours and baked on 200 for 12 hours- YUM

Soaked and Slow Basked Raw Cashews– Do not eat RAW without soaking and baking. Your digestive system will be suffering if you eat them raw. Cashews are alkaline, high in protein, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.

Soak RAW cashews in purified salt water for 6 hours. No more, no less. They get slimy if you let them sit longer. Drain. Pour into large pan to slow roast. Salt to taste.  Bake on 200 degrees for 12-24 hours.

Soaking raw cashews

Soaking raw cashews

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Soaked, drained, salted to taste- now ready for the 200 degree oven for 12 hours

Hudson's looking for raspberries and blueberries, yep he found them

Hudson’s looking for  food! Let’s teach our children how to live to eat, not eat to live!

 

 

 

 

Matcha, raw goat milk and raw honey

1 Teaspoon of Organic Matcha, 6 oz Hot purified water, 2 ounces raw goat milk and 1 teaspoon raw honey

Green Tea Latte

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I’m personally eating 75% Alkaline and 25% Acid. At the beginning I did 80/20 

VEGETABLES, LEGUMES

Vegetable Juices, Avocado, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Celery, Garlic, Onion, Eggplant, Bell Pepper, Alfalfa Sprouts

Carrots, Green Beans, Lima Beans, Beets, Brussel Sprouts, Lettuce, Zucchini, Carob, Parsnips, Radishes, Leeks, Cucumber,

Squash, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Fresh Corn, Mushrooms, Onions, Cabbage, Peas, Cauliflower, Turnip, Beetroot, Potato, Olives

Sweet Potato,Kale, Collard Greens, Pumpkin, Okra

FRUIT

Dried Figs, Raisins

Dates, Blackcurrant, Grapes, Papaya, Kiwi, Berries, Apples, Pears,  Pumpkin, Grapes,

Coconut, Sour Cherries, Tomatoes, Oranges, Cherries, Pineapple, Peaches, Avocados, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Lemons, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Limes, Tangerine, Cranberries, Bananas, Passion Fruit,

 

GRAINS

Lentils, Wild Rice, Japonica Rice, Quinoa, Millet, Buckwheat

Sprouted Grain Bread, Oats

MEAT

There are no Alkaline meats. Low Acid meats are venison, wild duck and organ meat. Remember a quarter of your plate can be acid, that’s where the meat will be.

EGGS, DAIRY

Raw Goat Milk, Goat Cheese, Whey, Clarified Butter, Duck Eggs

NUTS & SEEDS

Almonds, Chestnuts, Cashews, Pumpkin, Sesame, Sunflower Seeds

OILS

Flax Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Clarified Butter, Cod Liver Oil

BEVERAGES

Mineral Water, Herb Teas, Lemon Water, Green Tea, Ginger Tea

SWEETENERS

Molasses, Stevia, Rice Syrup, Raw Honey and Sucanat

Sea Salt is Alkaline

ACID FORMING  FOODS

Sugar, white bread, white and brown rice, pasteurized honey, coffee, pasta, processed food, fast food, margarine, cheese, ice-cream, liquor, fruit juice with sugar, beef, chicken, pork, table salt, cocoa, artificial sweeteners, soft drinks, whole wheat products, candy, deserts, milk

Each food item can be listed as very high to very low Alkaline or Acid. I would suggest you buy a book for a more comprehensive list of the foods.

I Corinthians 6: 19-20 “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 

I’m going to draw names to win The Acid Alkaline Food Guide and an Alkaline Test Kit!  Leave a comment below and let me know you need them! I’ll pick two winners next week. I’ll also pray for your health as I read the comments!

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As You Go this Christmas

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The call came at the worst time. I was driving home in terrible traffic, it’d been a crazy day.  I couldn’t wait to get home. My friend on the phone said, “Sharon, I need you to come to the hospital! Dad had a stroke, he’s dying. Come fast.” I got off the phone and groaned, Lord, I’m too tired... I prayed…

 His blood pressure was almost gone. His heart rate faint. I was out of energy and didn’t feel like I had anything to give as I walked into the hospital room. The family was weeping. I laid my hand on his motionless body. Immediately a song came to mind, “There’s Power in the Blood of the Lamb.” I asked if anyone knew the song. A few did, including the nurse. ”Sing it!” I said. All we could remember was the chorus. Soon, the weeping stopped. The more we sang, the louder we got.

 We laid our hands on him and prayed. Nothing happened. I came the next morning. He was the same. We anointed him with oil as it says to do in James 5. He opened one eye—that’s it.

 I came back hours later to find the room empty! Oh no, I thought. I walked down the hall looking for the family and someone grabbed my arm TIGHTLY! It was HIM! I looked in his eyes as they overflowed with tears and he proclaimed, “There is POWER in the blood of the Lamb!” I was speechless. They released him from the hospital.

 JESUS!

 This morning I was feeling sorry for myself because we haven’t had time to put up a Christmas tree, wreath or any other decorations yet.  I haven’t even gone shopping or watched a Christmas movie. Life has been busy. As I contemplated it with the Lord, He gently reminded me of what was really important.

Jesus sacrificed EVERYTHING to come to earth and be born to a virgin, into the poorest family, he lived sacrificially and paid the ultimate price for our salvation! As I pondered His whole life, my lack of Christmas decorations became trivial.

Then,Matthew 10:8 came to mind. Jesus told his disciples, “And as you go, preach that the kingdom is at hand, heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. . .freely you have been given, freely give.”

 “As we go” this Christmas, may we  take our eyes off ourselves and be ready to give what has been freely given to us—no matter the cost.

 Peter and John were on their way to them temple and as they went a lame man asked for their help.  Peter said, “Silver and gold have I none, but what I have I give. In the Name of Jesus Christ get up a walk.” The man went walking and leaping and praising God!

 Christmas tree and gifts have I none, but what I have, may I freely give!

May I never be too tired or busy that I forget to give the best gift everywhere I go, because there IS– Power in the Blood of the Lamb!

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Coveting Another Husband

Dale and I watching the super moon Sunday night by the barn. Its good to reminisce of days gone by. Dale and I cook meals, dishes, mow grass together now. There is a season for everything. . .

Dale and I watched the super moon Sunday night by the barn

Oh my…Yep, when this temptation comes, and it WILL, DON’T ENTERTAIN the thought even for a second!

Every grueling week, my friend would share how absolutely easy her life was. Every evening when her husband came home from work he helped with dinner, dishes, gave the kids baths and PUT THEM TO BED! He even mowed the grass, trimmed the bushes on the weekends and  rubbed her back, for goodness sake!

I wanted to throw up. It made me so sick. Truly. Could she not SHUT UP?

Resentment toward Dale started to fester. I started to wonder why he couldn’t do these things. I didn’t want her husband but started wanting an imaginary husband that would do everything right and love me wholeheartedly.

After a few weeks (alright, maybe a month) of desiring my imaginary husband, I realized I was wrong. I asked the Lord to forgive me and to help me. Moving forward, every time this friend or other friends started telling me about their holly-jolly life, I took the wrong thoughts captive and refuted them with truth.

Truth was, Dale was an amazing man of God. He loved our family. We owned our own business. He had to work 15-18 hrs a day, six days a week to support our family of five children. There was no time for him to do all the things my friend’s husband did.

Truth was, I vowed  to God and Dale to have and to hold for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part.

So, every week, year after year I mowed the grass, trimmed the bushes, took care of the household, cooked every meal, washed all the dishes, got the cars inspected, paid the bills, put the kids to bed.. .

And loved him outrageously without coveting an imaginary husband.

How? After a while I no longer had to refute the lie with truth. The truth is, we are one. What he can’t do, I will do. That’s what we do for one another when we’re one. After I got this, it was a joy to work as hard as he did for our family.

Guess what? My friend’s husband left her. I know!?! I was brokenhearted for her. But I wondered, why? Was the load too heavy to bear and he snapped? He was a really good man, but even a good man has a threshold for what he can endure.

Satan wants us to want another husband. If we don’t refute lies with truth, we’re in trouble.

We’re all tempted. Yep… None are exempt. Temptation isn’t a sin, acting on it is.

Next time you’re tempted to covet another husband—DON’T ENTERTAIN the thought, not even for a second!

Winner of last weeks drawing for the marriage books and movie tickets is: Angela who posted 2015/09/26 at 10:25 PM Let’s all keep praying for each other’s marriages!

While we watched the moon it was good to reminisce of days gone by but I’m thankful that Dale and I now get to cook meals, wash dishes and do yard work together. There is a season for everything.

While we watched the moon it was good to reminisce of days gone by but I’m thankful that Dale and I now get to cook meals, wash dishes and do yard work together. There is a season for everything.

 

     
 

Marriage’s Greatest Enemy

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She could hardly stop crying long enough to get a sentence out. “Sharon, I loved him so much (sob). I can’t believe he left the kids and me. What am I going to do?”

I gave her tissues, looked directly into her swollen eyes and said, “I know what you’re going to do! You’re not going to give up! You can’t!” He’s your first love, the father of your babies and you made a vow to God- for better or for worse. This is the worse and this is when you FIGHT for what you vowed to do.

I asked, “Is it another woman?” She wept even harder and said, “I don’t know.”

Alright. Get up out of that puddle of tears. Here’s what you’re gonna to do:

  •  Pray like you’ve never prayed before; for him and your marriage.
  •  When he comes to pick the kids up for the weekend, invite him in for dinner, make his favorite food. Talk to him about his work, life, health, dreams…
  •  Woo him back. Wink, wink—make yourself attractive. What attracts him to you physically?
  •  Pursue him!

She said, “Sharon, that’s all easy for YOU to say. I’ve already prayed and it didn’t work. She held her hands over her face and moaned, “I don’t even know what his favorite food is. We never ate together! He always got his own dinner.  He would think something was up if I started asking him about work, life and stuff. We never did that, Sharon.” Her voice got stronger and she said, “And one thing’s for SURE… I’m not about to look like I’m chasing him! I’m NOT! If he doesn’t like me in my sweats…! He has to come get ME!” I didn’t do anything wrong to deserve this.”

I said, “If you love him and you want this marriage, you’ll need to do what it takes. Jesus said to love others as ourselves, even our enemies. Love him like yourself.”

She shook her head and said, “I just can’t do that, Sharon. I can’t.”

They divorced.

She married again.

He was a good man, for the most part.

One day, there was a knock at my door. It was her. She was crying, “Oh Sharon! He wants to leave me? MEN!! They’re all rotten!”

I put a cup of coffee in front of her and we sat at the same table. I said, “We’re ALL rotten without Jesus’ help. You know what I think the greatest enemy of marriage is?” She said, “No?” I said, “It’s not sex, money, kids, communication, pornography or the in-laws. It’s selfishness…

If I viewed my marriage as a 50/50 covenant, we’d be divorced by now. It’s a 100/100. That means we deny ourselves, sacrifice and live to serve the other- wholeheartedly. There’s been YEARS of my marriage where Dale could give little because he worked 80 hours a week and got home with nothing left for me. There were days I felt sorry for myself. Days I wanted to give up on my marriage. But I grew up in a family without a dad. And I was willing to sacrifice anything to keep my husband. He was a good man, working as hard as he could.  He wasn’t cheating on me, nor was he abusing me. I would’ve been the selfish one if I hadn’t served him 100%.

We got through those years by the grace of God. But even to this day we BOTH have to sacrifice for the other and deny our own desires. It’s still hard, because selfishness is so much easier.

Wonder if your husband was really rotten and you still had to give all? Like Hosea in the Bible. He married a prostitute. They had three children. He couldn’t trust her and she gave NOTHING to him. He sacrificed EVERYTHING for her and stayed with her- even though she was “rotten.”

One day in eternity he will be rewarded for how he lived his marriage out and so will we- if we are faithful.”

Jesus, WE can’t do this without YOU! Help us to not be selfish. Help us to sacrifice our own desires for theirs. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

The couple stayed together!

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Jennifer’s Whimsical Baby Shower

Family and friends came from TX, NC, PA and VA to attend

Our daughter Jennifer and her husband Alex (the princess and the prince who got married last June) are due to have a baby girl November 11!  This past weekend we threw a Whimsical Baby Shower in our barn for them!Friends and family came all the way from TX, NC, PA and VA to attend!

Jennifer and her sisters, their babes and myself

Jennifer and her sisters, Heather, Hannah, Rachael (Ellie couldn’t come) their babes and myself.

Fresh hydrangea's and roses

Fresh hydrangea’s and roses

I used the same crown from Jennifer's bridal shower cake for the baby shower

I used the same crown from Jennifer’s bridal shower cake for the baby shower. Cake is dairy free and gluten free. Recipe here.

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Gluten Free/Dairy Free DELICIOUS cake recipe!

Diaper cake made by Hannah

Diaper cake made by Hannah

Gluten free/ dairy free tea sandwiches with organic veg's

Hannah made Gluten free/dairy free tea sandwiches with organic veg’s.

Homemade marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows dipped in dairy fre chocolate.

Gluten free/dairy free cupcakes

Gluten free/dairy free cupcakes.

Heather hollowed out a cabbage and filled with veg dip

Heather hollowed out a cabbage and filled with veg dip.

Pickled Pink Eggs- Boiled eggs pickled in organic beets juice, apple cider, sugar and water. The longer you let them sit in the beet juice the darker they get. I only let these sit for a day so they only be slightly pink.

Pickled Pink Eggs– Boiled eggs pickled in organic beets juice, apple cider, sugar and water. The longer you let them sit in the beet juice the darker they get. I only let these sit for a day so they only be slightly pink.

Striped straws cut in half and placed in punch cups for lemonade

Striped straws cut in half and placed in punch cups for lemonade.

Fresh squeezed organic lemonade with a tad of pressed cranberries for pink color and health benefit

Fresh squeezed organic lemonade with a tad of pressed cranberries for pink color and health benefit.

Rachael's dairy free/gluten free fruit meringue

Rachael’s dairy free/gluten free fruit meringue.

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Jennifer and Candy, her mother-in-law

Jennifer’s mother-in-law, Candy came all the way from Dallas, TX. She’s a worker!  She goes with the flow. My dish washer was broken and my hot water heater stopped working the day before the shower. She didn’t miss a beat, she washed dishes for hours in cold water.

Alex and Jennifer

Jennifer, Alex and baby girl! Psalm 127:3-5 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!

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Rachael made the hanging flags.

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After the shower Candy and myself milking the goats

After the baby shower Candy and myself milked goats, cooked homemade orange chicken for dinner, washed all the shower dishes and then sat down and relished the day!

     
 
 
   
 

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