19Dec

Low-Carb Banana Split Dessert

Posted by in Christmas, Food, Karla Akins, Recipe Blog Hop, recipes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a recipe blog hop! Go here to get the button and join us each week: The Most Delicious Recipe Blog Hop. Then add your recipe post to mine with the linky codes at the end of this post. Whether you’re a paleo, vegetarian, southern cook, or baker, you’re welcome to join me and post a weekly recipe! I can hardly wait to make this delicious dessert for Christmas Eve! Everyone in our house (except for my Mother-In-Law who is a teeny tiny little thing) needs to watch their sugar intake. The best way for our family is to eat low-carb....

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18Dec

Kris Kringle and Kittens

Posted by in A to Z Meme, cats, Christmas, Christmas, Confessions, Holidays, Karla Akins, Life, Pets, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Welcome to A to Z! We’d love to have you join the fun, either blogging your way through the alphabet with us, or simply visiting. =) We dearly love visitors. If you’re joining in the meme, be sure to link up with us at the end of this post. Since this is a blog hop, you can grab the code for the linky down there too. Find more info about the A to Z meme here. This is our first Christmas with kittens. Mr. Himself is not very happy about it. He’s worried about broken Christmas ornaments and decorations. We’ve not put our tree up yet...

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13Dec

Justice

Posted by in A to Z Meme, Christianity, Karla Akins, Life, Persecution, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Welcome to A to Z! We’d love to have you join the fun, either blogging your way through the alphabet with us, or simply visiting. =) We dearly love visitors. If you’re joining in the meme, be sure to link up with us at the end of this post. Since this is a blog hop, you can grab the code for the linky down there too. Find more info about the A to Z meme here. Today’s Blog is brought to you by the Letters I and J I missed the letter “I” last week, and since I’m a bit OCD, I have to include it before I can move on to the...

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02Dec

Recipe of the week: Melba’s Butternut Balls — a recipe from the 1970s

Posted by in Christmas, Christmas, Food, Holidays, Karla Akins, Recipe Blog Hop, recipes, Uncategorized | 1 comment

This is a recipe blog hop! Go here to get the button and join us each week: The Most Delicious Recipe Blog Hop. Then add your recipe post to mine with the linky codes at the end of this post. Whether you’re a paleo, vegetarian, southern cook, or baker, you’re welcome to join me and post a weekly recipe! This Week’s Recipe: Melba’s Butternut Balls These delectable, melt-in-your mouth cookies are also known in different varieties as Snowballs, Mexican Wedding cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Christmas Butter Cookies, Rum Balls (without...

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01Dec

Rejected best-sellers

Posted by in books, Karla Akins, Uncategorized, writing | 0 comments

Today I’m the blogger over at Hoosier Ink, so please visit and leave me a shout out! To go along with that post, If You Never Try You’ll Never Know, I thought I’d highlight a few best-sellers that started out as rejects. Hopefully this will encourage you to keep writing no matter the rejection. Of course, there are many others I could list, but I’m busy writing the next best-seller. (Hey, you gotta have dreams!) What’s a favorite book of yours that started out as a reject? Tweet this: 12 best-selling books that...

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26Nov

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by in A to Z Meme, Holidays, Karla Akins, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Welcome to A to Z! We’d love to have you join the fun, either blogging your way through the alphabet with us, or simply visiting. =) We dearly love visitors. If you’re joining in the meme, be sure to link up with us at the end of this post. Since this is a blog hop, you can grab the code for the linky down there too. Find more info about the A to Z meme here. Today’s post is brought to you by the letter “H” Happy Thanksgiving! Tonight we’re having our family feast. But this morning I’m going to the high school to...

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24Nov

Cherry Fluff Recipe

Posted by in Food, Holidays, Karla Akins, Recipe Blog Hop, recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | 2 comments

My boys all have their favorites that I’m “required” to make each Thanksgiving. Jesse’s favorite are my homemade rolls. I’ll be making those tomorrow. The other three boys all request my Cherry Fluff. And since it’s insanely easy to make, I am happy to oblige. They ask for it both at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s sinfully fattening and comforting. For some reason, for my boys at least, it tastes like home. Another reason I love making this is that it’s one more thing I can make a day ahead...

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19Nov

G is for Gratefulness

Posted by in A to Z Meme, Confessions, Karla Akins, Life, Ministry, Musings, Uncategorized | 4 comments

Welcome to A to Z! We’d love to have you join the fun, either blogging your way through the alphabet with us, or simply visiting. =) We dearly love visitors. If you’re joining in the meme, be sure to link up with us at the end of this post. Since this is a blog hop, you can grab the code for the linky down there too. Find more info about the A to Z meme here. This post is brought to you by the Letter G Gratefulness. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. My life is in an uncomfortable place financially. I get...

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18Nov

F is for Food

Posted by in A to Z Meme, Christmas, Food, Holidays, New Year, Recipe Blog Hop, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome to A to Z! We’d love to have you join the fun, either blogging your way through the alphabet with us, or simply visiting. =) We dearly love visitors. If you’re joining in the meme, be sure to link up with us at the end of this post. Since this is a blog hop, you can grab the code for the linky down there too. Find more info about the A to Z meme here. Today’s Blog is brought to you by the letter “F” I’m a little late posting for the letter “F”. I wanted to introduce my new recipe blog hop last week,...

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06Nov

E is for Erasmus, Education and Einstein

Posted by in A to Z Meme, books, history, Karla Akins, Middle Ages, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Welcome to A to Z! We’d love to have you join the fun, either blogging your way through the alphabet with us, or simply visiting. =) We dearly love visitors. If you’re joining in the meme, be sure to link up with us at the end of this post. Since this is a blog hop, you can grab the code for the linky down there too. Find more info about the A to Z meme here. Today’s Blog is brought to you by the Letter “E” I think Erasmus and I would have gotten along swimmingly. In fact, my husband, Mr. Himself, says (and he’s...

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