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Quote of the Week

“We need to look resolutely away from the impossiblilities and to the Lord.  His help will come, though often it cannot break through to us until the last moment.”

Isobel Kuhn


The Bookshelf


Note from Jessica: I was skeptical of this book at first because while I don’t think you should hide in a cave and expect a young man to find you, neither do I believe that you should ‘advertise’ yourself, or ‘make yourself noticed’.  It’s hard to explain what I’m trying to say, but anyhow,  I was worried that this book might have that sort of flavor!    I disagreed with some things in the book (but what book do you agree with everything 100%?!)  but my overall rating of this book is that I LIKE IT!  I read my sister’s copy and now I want to get my own 😀  It challenged and inspired me so much to be preparing and learning right now.  Actively and  purposefully, whether I marry or not.

I would advise any girls under 16 to have your mom ‘preview’ it first just because Mrs. Pearl is kind of blunt at times when talking about certain subjects 😀


Videos of the Week

Makes you think…


We’ve become a fan of the Jostie Flicks 😀  I think you’ll see why!  We’ve probably watched almost every video they’ve made 😀



The Recipe Box

 Peppermint Ice Cream Torte

We found a recipe for a Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte and converted it into this!

12 oz. Hershey’s syrup

2 milk chocolate candy bars (we used Hershey’s)

12 oreos, crushed

3 T. butter, melted

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

1/2 gallon peppermint stick ice cream, slightly softened

  Chop the candy bars into small chunks and divide into three piles.  Combine cookie crumbs and butter.  Press into the bottom of a greased 10-inch springform pan.  Spoon half of the peppermint ice cream over the curst.  Drizzle with about 2 T. chocolate syrup.  Sprinkle with part of the chopped chocolate.  Spread half of the vanilla ice cream over top.  Drizzle with 2 more tablespoons of chocolate syrup, and sprinkle with more chopped chocolate.  Spoon remaining peppermint ice cream around the edge of the pan; spread remaining vanilla ice cream in center of pan.  Drizzle a little more chocolate and the last of the chopped chocolate.  Cover and freeze 8 hours or overnight.  Carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen; remove sides of pan.  Yields 16-20 servings.  Oh so yummy!

Farmgirl Favorites 







A blog post we wanted to highlight:

I Do Not Define Me

from  Ann at Washboard Storms

(update: she closed this blog down, but you can still find her :here: )



Cute Quotes

Charissa and Noah were slowly going up the steps talking to each other:

C: “Go. up. stairs.”

N: “Say it loud.”

C: “Go upstairs!”

N:  “Say it REALLY louder!”


N: “Even LOUDER!”


N: Say it REALLY loud, because I’M BLIND!”  (he meant deaf :D)

Noah: “We were running and all my breath is out!”

Isaiah was helping Susannah do dishes and he told her, “I want to be the soaper!” (washer) 😀

One night Isaiah was complaining about Noah and said, “He has a flashlight and he keeps on brighting me and brighting me.”

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

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16 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #61

  • January 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    All of that is so hilarious!! The other day my dad offered Hudson (9) some leftover food from his plate and Hudson replied by saying “no, I’m not appetized” 🙂
    Oh, it made for a good laugh!!!!

  • January 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve been hesitant about Mrs. Pearl’s book for several of the same reasons you highlighted Jessica – thanks for posting your opinion!

    Your recipe sounds very similar to a desert my family loves to make…very yummy 🙂 When it is not around the holiday season, however, we have often had a more difficult time finding peppermint stick ice cream or it can be alot more expensive. We’ve found mint chocolate chip to be a good substitute if you are ever looking to make this in the summer and run into the same problem!

    • January 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂 I was very encouraged and inspired by that book!

      Good idea on the mint chip! We’ve noticed the same thing about the peppermint stick disappearing after the holidays 😀


  • January 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I like the picture Anna. We’ve watched all the Jostie Flick videos too, my Dad thought ‘home alone’ was the best (: I like the one you put on here. Who all in your family has read ‘Preparing’?

    How are you all doing?

  • January 8, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Wow. That’s an amazing picture, Anna! It’s amazing that you got it at that moment as the bird was flying away! How did you do it? Through a window? And what kind of bird is it? I love birds! 😀

  • January 8, 2011 at 1:43 am

    I love ‘Preparing’! Honestly, I kind of like Debi’s bluntness. Life is blunt sometimes. Also LOVE the quote at the top of your blog about working… the need to love work grows stronger and stronger as I have to do more of it!


  • January 8, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I love that picture Anna….
    That first video was very funny 🙂 that guy is very interesting :P. we have watched all the jostieflicks and some of them twice 🙂 i like the remotely controlled one 🙂 and martha mahenski :P.
    Have a great saturday and see you tomorrow!


  • January 9, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Your recipe for Peppermint Ice Cream Torte looks so delicious! I want to try it now.

  • January 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Aw I almost lost the link to your blog! I missed reading it so much!.

    I love when Isaiah said “I want to be the soaper” 😀

  • January 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I hope to read “preparing to be his helpmeet” very soon!

  • February 13, 2011 at 2:49 am

    lol! How funny!!! You seven have GOOD sense of humor!:) AND it’s pure and safe, which is an absolute BONUS!
    Romeo, Romeo, where art thou? Milk, Milk wherefore is my milk??? And yes, the video is very convicting. Reminds me of the song by Brandon Heath, “Give me Your eyes for just one second, give me your eyes so I can see. Everything that I keep missin’…”

    That picture of the deer makes me laugh! 😀

    My parents bought me ‘Preparing to be a Help Meet’ this past Christmas, and it looks really good…I am still a bit skeptical of its contents, so thanks for the heads up!


  • November 30, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Those quotes were so funny!! 😀 A few days ago (when it was pretty cold out, about -30F) we were on our way into the the store from the car: my almost-three-year-old brother was taking longer than necessary, blowing hard and watching his breath turn to smoke. When I told him to hurry up, he said with a serious expression, “But I have to get all my smoke out first!!”

    I TOTALLY get what you mean about the not-hiding-in-a-cave-but-not-advertising attitudes in books! 😀 I may give this book a try myself! A few of my faves are “Passion and Purity” by Elisabeth Elliot, and “I kissed dating Goodbye” by Josh harris 😀 I know that the Duggars reccomend “Before you meet Prince charming”. Have any of you read that one?

    • November 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

      Oh, that is so cute! I *love* little people quotes 😀 Oh my! -30 sounds *extremely* cold! We thought we were suffering last winter when we had a whole week of -20! 😀

      Lol! Yes, I do not like it when a book gives you the idea you should ‘make yourself known’ or on the other hand ‘go hide in Antarctica and expect someone to find you’ 😀 I think there is a balance, as with everything!

      I’ve not read those two books by Elisabeth Elliot or Josh Harris, but I’ve heard that they’re good 😀 Yes! We’ve read ‘Before You Meet Prince Charming” and it is *very* good 🙂 One of my favorite books on the subject of courting 😀



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