Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day 2015

Happy Spring - Happy Earth Day!

Hi! What have you been up to? How is your spring progressing? I can't believe it is already April 22; didn't we just celebrate the New Year yesterday? And only a month and a half left for school! Wow!

The other day was gorgeous. Great for working in the garden. You know I love that! It's hard work, but good work.

What do you love to do when it is nice outside?

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

In the Kitchen With...

In the Kitchen with Lanie and Xyra

Pennsylvania Dutch Treat Teaser

Hi! This week has been filled with winter weather, mostly slushy (blech!), so I thought I'd help Xyra do some baking. She wanted to test a theory about our oven so chose a simple recipe that really can't be messed up too badly. It's a family favorite; a Pennsylvania Dutch treat...AP Cake.

AP Cake can also be called Apeas or Apey Cake. Some even call it Hard Tack, but that is way off. Real hard tack that the Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers ate was not nearly as tasty as this.

There are several different recipes too. Some call for egg, others do not (ours doesn't). Some sprinkle sugar on top, others do not. Our recipe is really simple all you need is flour, brown sugar, baking soda, butter, and buttermilk (or sour milk).

Check out the entire process over at Tea Time with Melody Q.

What do you like to do when you can't go outside?

Best wishes,

Note: The above photos are the property of Xyra Silverleaf. Please do not copy and repost. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Elsa in the Area?

Artic Blast Early This Year

Hi! Big news here! It started snowing last night! Not as much as in the Midwest or New England areas, but we still had white stuff on the ground this morning. And a damp chill in the air. 
Maybe Elsa is hanging out with the Snow Miser. :)
This will be the last month you see these bushes in our yard...we're getting a shed. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I will miss these big guys.

If you wanted to get snow, did you get any?

Have a great day! Stay warm everyone!

Best wishes,

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hiya! [WARNING : Looong Post ]

Hello everyone! It's Autumn here, and I apologize soo very much for well, never really posting on here. And I mean that literally. XD. But really. So I apologize for that and so I 'm going to try to post more regularly, which I am hoping will not prove to be to hard, since I have to balance my two  other blogs as well  as school and something of a social life. ;) hehe, yeah.....So, off to better topics, how have you all been doing lately? I'll have been in school for about two months come this next week, which is honestly mind-blowing. Like whaaaaaattttttttt????

  And guys,  can you believe it? Next month is Thanksgiving, which means BREAK, an then the next month is CHRISTMAS????? SAJDSFJFFEHVBEJHBDJCCEDHGSDJNCDHUFDDJCN.... *gasps for air* WHAAAT? I mean, honestly, it seems as if yesterday I was talking about how I was hoping to make 2014 the best year yet and all that yadda yadda.....

People, let this sink in: 2015 is almost here.

*gulp* I honestly don't even know what to do with myself. :) Ya know, this morning I was just thinking, what's my life going to be like in ten years? Will I even know the people I know now? Will I still have the same best friends I have now? Will I have any friends? Will I be blogging? Will I be alive? Will I be the same person I am now? And you know what? I started to feel a little depressed.

 But, here's something I want you to know about me - I'm  a Christian. And I don't want to just put those words out there for you all to read. I want you to know it by my actions, and quite frankly, it ain't always easy :D But I was thinking, if I'm this Christian, and here am I, worrying about my future and freaking out, what's that going to prove to anyone? So I was thinking, I'm going to let God hold my future. And even if I'm already scared that 2015 is almost here, I need to quit thinking that. Because my unknown future is in the hands of an all-knowing God.

 Guys, life is fragile. We have hopes and dreams for tomorrow, and we have trials and battles to fight along the way. But in the end, I want to know that I did something. We all want to know that. So, as for me, I'm going to take each day as it comes. And pray. And pray. And pray some more. And some more. And more. :) God knows what my future holds, and I know that you probably heard that phrase, times? (hehe, let's not exaggerate, shall we?  ;) But, if you think about it, it can be super profound (love my big words) and true. 

 But really, I'm just going to take long walks, drink some hot chocolate, laugh with friends, (wow....cheesy....) and grow closer to my Saviour and somewhere along the way, hopefully find the day where I  use 5^6*42x+18(32-6^7)+12=37.23x+6*9^8+(32*9^2)+4-(17-6^9)+7x*9x+432-17x+99x^17 in real life. XD. I want to do something, and make an impact, but as long as I'm close to the Lord, I find out that I'm completely content. And let me tell ya- the feeling's amazing :)

OKKKKAYYY, there was my sermon of the day! Hehe, but no, just look at all that ^^^.......Sermon much? But I hope you liked it anyways! And, hopefully sometime soon I'll be able to get a nice doll-related post up for you all:) And until then, here are some pictures and a couple songs I've really been loving lately. So have a great day, and really, how's life been treating you lately? And...... hot chocolate or coffee? (I Looooove hot chocolate, just sayin' :)

BTW, these all are from Pinterest and extremely random.... but, you know what they say, randomness is good :)

for King & Country - Run Wild

Moriah Peters - Stand Strong 

Capital Kings - Born to Love

Moriah Peters - You Carry Me

Thank you so much for reading this incredibly long post filled with pictures, ramblings, and music. Have a great day and God bless ♥♥
(kay I'm going to bed bye)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Explore with Lanie

Help Make an Adventure

This is interesting!

Where do you think this path leads?
What do you think I find on the other side of the gate?
Should I continue down this path or turn around and go the other direction?

Have fun!

Best wishes,

Ps. You may see this gate again at Tea Time With Melody Q.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sophia's New Design!

 Pink: Hally
Purple: Sophia

Hello everybody! Hi! Just wanted to tell you Sophia got a new design! Yeah, I got a new design! It's super cute! She got it for free from Eve! Find her at She is an excellent blogger and designer! Check her out. Soph showed me her blog, and I can't stop reading her writings! So interesting... I know! I love them too! OK, enough rambling Hally. Me?! It's you too! OK, enough rambling Sophia and Hally. Better? Much. See you soon everyone! Bye! See you at that's so me!