Quote of the Week

 “When He asks for and receives our all, He gives in return that which is above price–His own presence.   The price is not great when compared with what He gives in return; it is our blindness and our unwillingness to yield that make it seem great.”

~Rosalind Goforth

 The Bookshelf 

 You Can’t Take It With You is a book about Stuff, Stuff and More Stuff

“We all have stuff. We see it, want it, buy it, display it, insure it, and compare it with other people’s stuff.  We talk about whether or not they have too much stuff; …..we collect our own little pile. We imagine that if that pile got big enough, we would feel successful or secure.”


“There are now more than 30,000 self-storage facilities in the country offering over a billion square feet for people to store their stuff….”


William Randolph Hearst built a house of 72,000 square feet to put his stuff in. He acquired property for his house–265,000 acres; he originally owned fifty miles of California coastline. He collected stuff for eighty-eight years. Then do you know what he did?

He died.

Now people go through Hearst’s house by the thousands. They all say the same thing: “Wow, he sure had a lot of stuff.”

~From the book, “You Can’t Take It With You”


When CHRIST Returns by Max Lucado

Need A Laugh?

Do you know how to identify spoiled food?  This chart will give you some tips. 


When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the egg is probably past its prime.
Milk is spoiled when it starts to look like yogurt. Yogurt is spoiled when it starts to look like cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is spoiled when it starts to look like regular cheese. Regular cheese is nothing but spoiled milk anyway and can’t get any more spoiled than it is already.
If it makes you violently ill after you eat it, the mayonnaise is spoiled.
If opening the refrigerator door causes stray animals from a three-block radius to congregate outside your house, the meat is spoiled.
Bibb lettuce is spoiled when you can’t get it off the bottom of the vegetable crisper without Comet.
A carrot that you can tie a clove hitch knot with it is not fresh.
If you can take it out of its container and bounce it on the floor, it has gone bad.
GENERAL RULE OF THUMB – if you can’t find it on this list:
Most food cannot be kept longer than the average life span of a hamster. Keep a hamster in your refrigerator to gauge this.

Video of the Week

 Rebekah and Charissa dancing The Virginia Reel

     Remember last week’s video, What About Socialization?  Here’s another fun video from the same family! Isaiah is always asking to see this video…he asks to see “The fat one”  : D

Fairchild Family Fitness

The Recipe Box

{Gluten Free} Cheesecake Brownies

1 1/3 C sugar

½ C shortening

3 eggs

2 t. vanilla

½ C potato starch (or arrowroot starch)

¾ C cornstarch

¾ C. cocoa

1 t. baking powder

3 t. guar gum or xanthan gum

1 C. milk

¼ t. salt

one 8-ounce package cream cheese

1/3 C softened butter

2 C powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add the next seven ingredients. Mix well to remove all lumps.

Spread batter into greased 9”X 13” pan. Set aside. In medium bowl, cream together cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. Drop by the tablespoon onto top of brownie batter. Use knife to swirl cream cheese mixture into brownie batter.

Bake approximately 30 minutes, until toothpick inserted in middle of brownies tests clean.

Makes 15 large brownies.

Cute Quotes


Noah was watching Jessica make breakfast and asked her, “How do the chickens make eggs?”

Jessica, being goofy, said “They knit them, like socks.”

Noah: “Do they just find a shell and put the egg in it?”

Jessica: “No, They make the shell in them.”

Noah: “Oh, they make the shell in them?”

Have you ever read a book upside down?

Charissa has!

  Want to do some Seven Sister’s Trivia?  Head over to Mommy’s blog…she even has a prize you can win for guessing .

 Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is a weekly post where we share some of our favorite things.  We try to post  a new one every Friday.  Hope you enjoy!  ~The Farmgirls

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5 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #25

  • February 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

    That brownie recipe sounds good! We have some gluten and dairy allergies in our family, and if I substituted butter flavored Crisco in for the butter… and the dairy free cream cheese in for the regular… it would be perfect for us! 😀

    God bless,

    ~ Kira


  • February 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I love the "how to tell if food is spoiled" I think I'll pass on the hamster though. =)



  • February 12, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    haha there is actually a book out there about stuff?! well don't worry I won't be reading it, I hate junk/stuff of all kinds, I think when I have my own house, I'll leave all my drawers empty [unless it's r.e.a.l.l.y important] and all my closets will be PERFECTLY orgainized, and on and on…etc =P

    {in my dreams right?}

    haha, ok whats next? the food chart was funny, although i have seen several of those things before, like sour milk, yeah…gross experiance (;

    next, liked the fittness video, I think that trainer needs to take some fittness lessons herself, lol.

    next, -gluten free- OF COURSE!!! nothing "junk foodish" for us junk food eaters =) jk jk of course haha.

    NEXT! cute quote, sometimes I don't understand Jessica either Isaiah, join the club =)

    ok is this long enough? no, ok lets see, what are you doing this week? any more goat kids?!? I hope gita has hers soon…well as long as I can visit after their born (;

    ok this is long enough, really it is =)



    p.s. do these –>¢¾<– hearts show up or are they just weired symbols?

  • February 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    yum cream cheese brownies…. I need some more, Susannah *hint hint*

  • February 16, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Fairchild Family Fitness is funny, but a bit… what shall I say… INTERESTING to watch in the middle of the library! I like the quotes, as usual:) The picture of the candle is lovely! Especially 'cause it has my teacup in the back ground:) Just kidding!

    Much love and hugs to you all!



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