Quote of the Week

 

It’s not what you do in life, but how you do it.

The Bookshelf

It’s [not that] Complicated

by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin

   A very encouraging and engaging book about how to treat our brothers in Christ 😀  You can find out more about the book [here].

Videos of the Week

We love these flash mob videos…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaHPND2QJg&feature=share[/youtube]

The Miracle of Life…this is so sweet!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnOb4o4l-Dk&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF_x8dsvb_4&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

The Recipe Box

Buttercream and Chocolate Frosting

 

Vanilla Buttercream

1 c. shortening

1 c. butter, softened

8 c. (2 lbs.) powdered sugar

1/4 t. salt

2 tsp. vanilla

approx. 4-6 T. milk

Beat all ingredients together except for milk.  Gradually add milk until the icing is the desired consistency.  You want it slightly softer for spreading, and slightly stiffer if you’re using the icing for decorating.  If you want a pure white icing, replace the butter with more shortening and add 1/2 t. butter flavoring.  Use clear vanilla also.  One to one-and-a-half batches of this icing will ice and decorate a 9″ x 13″ cake.

 

Chocolate Frosting

[this is from the back of the Hershey’s cocoa container]

1 c. butter

6 c. powdered sugar

1 1/3 c. cocoa

2 t. vanilla

milk

Beat all together and gradually add milk until you have the desired consistency.  Two batches of this frosting will ice and decorate a 9″ x 13″ cake 😀

 

Farmgirl Favorites

 

Women & Children First

by Elizabeth

“Her eyes surveyed the icy waters as her hand tightly grasped the rail. Wasn’t it just last night when she was waltzing with her brother, James, on the deck of the remarkable Titanic? All seemed perfect then. And now! It was as if Katherine had awakened to discover a nightmare unfolding before her eyes…”[read more]

Eleven Underwater Pictures of Dogs Diving to Fetch

[click on the picture to see more]

Eiffel Tower From The Top

                                                                                                                                        via 22Words

Go [here] to see more lovely pictures of Italy.

Cute Quotes

 

Isaiah came in the house from outside and said he needed another band-aid (he had gotten one not too long before).  Leah asked him if it was bleeding, and he said, “um, it hurts but if I get a band-aid it will feel much more better.” 😀  Then as Leah was writing this down he came with a band-aid on his toe and said, “See, I told you it would be better!”

 

 Isaiah was cutting up his apple and accidentally cut a nice gash on his finger and after his sisters put a band-aid on, he was constantly wanting to take it off. Susannah told him to leave it on for awhile yet since it was a big cut. Then he told her, “Well, just don’t blame me if it comes off when I’m swimming.”   😀

  Awhile ago we were having liver quite a bit (almost every day).  They boys actually liked it, and we told them that liver gives you energy.   They would even ask us to make one for them, because they wanted ‘generdy’ 😀

One day Isaiah was very wired and definitely full of energy.  Cassia asked him, “Where did you get all of your energy?”  and he replied, “from liver!”  😀

Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is an {almost} weekly post where we share some of our favorite things. Hope you enjoy! ~the Farmgirls

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23 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #88

  • July 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm
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    wow…. Bandaids…. the magic cure-all lol
    Head over to the W4HG blog and see what MY little brother said last evening! LOL 🙂
    These posts are the greatest things!

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    • July 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm
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      Lol, yes, aren’t band-aids just the best?! 😀 I went over and read your post, Katie! That is SO cute 😀 ♥Jessica

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  • July 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm
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    Do you guys have some good catologs you recommend for books(my parents allow no romance novels)? Thanks!

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    • July 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm
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      Hmmm…I’m not sure that we have certain catalogs that we buy books from…Vision Forum is a good one, but besides that, we find books in ‘random’ places 😀 Not sure that helps you very much?!! ♥Jessica

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  • July 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm
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    I LOVE YOUR BOOKSHELF, CUTE QUATES AND VIDEO SECTION!

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  • July 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm
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    Hope you don’t think I’m a question box… we cook sometimes for someone who eats gluten-free. you eat some gluten free, right? Do you have any bread recipies that can be made with rice, corn flour? Besides corn bread?

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    • July 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm
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      Hehe! No worries! Comment and question away 😉 I’ll ask Susannah about gluten free breads–she’s our ‘gluten-free queen’ 😀 ♥Jessica

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  • July 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm
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    another queation!you live near a cornfield, right? my dad is writing a geometry book for his job and he wants a picture of straight rows in a cornfield(to demonstrate lines) Do you have or could you take one? you could e-mail it to me. If you have time!(it has to be high resolution) thanks…..!!!!! Sorry I’m not trying to interrogate you!!!

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    • July 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm
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      Hehe! That’s quite alright 😀 I’m pretty sure we have a picture, and if we don’t we can go take one real quick 🙂 I’ll try and get one sent to you today or tomorrow 🙂 That’s fun that your dad is writing a geometry book 😀

      ♥Jessica

      p.s. I edited your email out of your comment so that spammers don’t get a hold of it 😉 I just wanted to let you know what happened to it 😀

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  • July 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm
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    Jessics the e-mail has an l in it as in lamb I forgot to add sorry!

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    • July 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm
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      Okay, thanks! 😀

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  • July 9, 2012 at 12:07 am
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    thanks for the pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • July 9, 2012 at 8:03 am
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      You’re welcome! Glad that they came through 😉

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  • July 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm
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    I just wanted to let you know I just started a blog if you ever wanted to check it out for any reason. It’s pretty undeveloped yet.:) The link is http:/girlabigail.blogspot.com

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    • July 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm
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      Thank you Abigail 🙂 I’m heading over right now to check it out 😀 😀 😀 -Jessica

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  • July 14, 2012 at 1:26 am
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    Oh! I have the most wonderful cake recipe…no flour, no sugar, and no dairy….. do you have a recipe like that? I’m typing it into the computer now, and I’d be happy to send it to you when I’m done. I’ve got two different frosting recipes too.

    Yes, I know, I fell off the earth! I need to send you an email terribly. 😉

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    • July 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm
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      Yes, do send! 😀 We have quite fallen off of our gaps-diet, but those recipes would be marvelous anyhow 😀 *I* need to send you an email terribly as well 😀 I have your emails in my inbox to remind me to do so, hehe! Been thinking about you, love and miss you 😉
      ♥Jessica

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  • July 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm
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    Hi Jessica, Leah, Susannah and Cassia! *waving*

    That pic of the girl standing on top of the eiffel (sp?) tower gave me goosebumps! I.do.NOT.like.heights. Eeeek!

    And all the quotes are so darn cute! I could see Noah and Isaiah saying those things! Just like Levi the other day, Lennon was in his carseat crying, and Levi tells my mom “Mama, Lennon’s eyes are sweating!” LOL! We all cracked up so hard!

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    • July 15, 2012 at 11:38 pm
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      LOL! ‘Lennon’s eyes are sweating!’ 😀 Oh my! Levi is just too, too cute 😀

      On the way home from church today Anna was saying that she missed you all! We all do 😉

      Here’s a big {hug} for you!!!
      ♥Jessica

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  • July 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm
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    Aww, give Anna a great big hug from me!!

    xoxoxoxo

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  • July 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm
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    You all had been eating liver a LOT and didn’t tell me??? I’m shocked!!! LOL
    And I did NOT like that picture from the top of the effiel tower! Made me scared!!! heee heee
    Have you girls read the new Botkin book? What did you think?
    Ummm Ummm I can’t remember what else I was going to comment on!

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    • July 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm
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      Hehe! I can’t believe we didn’t tell you that 😀 We just kept 50 more livers this past Saturday…want us to send you some??? 🙂

      I’m pretty sure Susannah read the Botkin book all the way through, and I’ve gotten about 1/3 to 1/2 through 🙂 So far, very good! 😀 For some reason it is easier to read than So Much More, but I was younger when I started reading So Much More, so maybe that’s why! 😀

      I love your comments, Auntie Jen! 😀
      {big hugs!}
      ♥Jessica

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    • July 18, 2012 at 7:32 am
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      Nooooooooo we all don’t eat liver a LOT. Some do…but not all of us 🙂

      ~Susannah

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