Sunday, September 25, 2011

paint your nails!

Fall Nail Polish
{I am really diggin' all of the new nail polish colors and styles!}

My favs:

and check out this website all about nail polish!

happy painting!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Marathon Cake

My dear co-worker/friend/running buddy 
made this delicious treat for us and it was.....

Long Run Cake
from the kitchen of  Gesine Bullock-Prado
Gesine Bullock-Prado's mini-loaves are gluten-free and contain no added fat, making them ideal fuel before a long run.

For the cake
1 cup organic apple-sauce
1 15.5-ounce can black beans, drained
1 ½ cups oat flour
1 cup cocoa powder (try Cacao Barry Extra Brute)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup agave syrup
2 eggs
¼ cup coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the frosting (optional)
2 8-ounce packages organic cream cheese
¼ cup agave syrup
¼ cup organic, natural-style, creamy peanut butter
Pinch of salt

For the cake
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a food processor, blend the applesauce and beans. In a bowl, whisk the oat flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk the agave syrup and eggs until light and foamy. Reduce mixer speed to medium slow and pour in coffee; mix until combined. Add bean-and-applesauce mixture and vanilla to the egg mixture. Beat until combined. Add oat-cocoa mixture all at once. Beat on low until just moist, then increase speed and beat until smooth, 30 seconds. Divide batter among 12 greased mini-loaves (the batter should reach ¾ of the way up the loaf pan). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the cake springs back when poked. Makes 12 loaves.

For the frosting
In a clean bowl of an electric mixer fit with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese, agave, peanut butter, and pinch salt until smooth. If the mixture is too soupy, refrigerate until firm, about one hour. Divide the frosting among the loaves, spreading with a small offset spatula or the back of a small teaspoon.


Monday, September 12, 2011


Bastrop, Texas.
known as the "Most Historic Small Town In Texas"
home of Lost Pines Forest
131 Historical buildings in the National Register of Historical places

my mother's hometown.
her childhood & teenage memories
and all of her family members.

her grandfather built the cabins in the State Park
with only materials found in the forest.

over 1600 homes and 35,000 acres burned in the
largest, most destructive wild fire Texas has ever seen.

most are left with nothing.
no cattle, no house, no clothes, no jobs, no schools

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 
Galatians 6:2

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 
John 15:12

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 
James 2:14

they need our help.
they need our prayers.

the families that are affected have either lost everything, 
or their houses are so smoked damaged, 
almost nothing is salvageable. 

the best donation (for now, because they have no where to store big items)
are gift cards. 
gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, restaurants, gas stations

If you have anything you would like to donate:
Mrs. Andrea DePrang
66 Dragonwood 
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

you can also visit Adopt a Family-Bastrop Fire

we will be taking the items to our family in the next 2 weeks. 
we are so thankful for you. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

'i have not stopped giving thanks for you, 
remembering you in my prayers. 
i keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
 the glorious Father, 
may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation,
 so that you may know him better.' 
ephesians 1:16

so thankful for a new season. 
new mercies.

bastrop & magnolia fires.
lost friends.
friends who need to hear Your voice again.
a time for peace, quietness to hear You.
thankful for cool breezes. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


oh! a beautiful labor day weekend. 
texas football game,
 dad's triathlon, water bicycles!,
 mexican food, jo's coffee, cousins...
aggies & longhorns win!