Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sherpa Photo Blanket Review for Collage.com

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, but I did receive this Sherpa Photo Blanket from Collage.com in exchange for a review.  All content and opinions are my own, and I will not receive any compensation if you purchase something from their site.

Product reviews are not something that I normally do, but when Collage.com approached me, I checked out their site, it looked like a good product, and something I would be comfortable sharing with all of you.  I received a photo blanket as a gift from my kids several years ago, and it was an amazing gift to receive.  I thought if this turned out to be a nice blanket, it would be a good suggestion for your Christmas gifts this year.  As you can see below, it is adorable.


We took a trip this past summer with our two older granddaughters and my mom in our RV  What a fun trip it was!  We went to the Kennedy Space Center, St. Augustine, Savannah, Dollywood in Pidgeon Forge, Tn., The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, St. Louis, and ended in Denver.  We even got to see Dolly Parton in a parade at Dollywood, which was a treat.  She is only there twice a year, so we felt very fortunate.  We also took pictures of our youngest granddaughter and my mom when we were in Denver, so I was able to get pictures of my mom with all three of her great grandchildren.  We had such a fun trip and  I took so many great pictures.  I wanted to be able to turn the pictures into a photo book, which I will do at some point, but when this opportunity arose I decided this would be a fun way to commemorate this trip.

I decided to make the blanket a gift for my mom's birthday, and I am so happy with the way that this Sherpa Photo Blanket came out.  It is so cute.  Collage.com let me design a 50 x 60 inch sherpa throw which retails for $159.00.  It is made with a plush arctic fleece which is super soft and cuddly.  Their website is very user friendly.  They have many templates that you can choose from to put your pictures on the blanket or you can do a custom template.  There are also many different backgrounds to choose from besides just plain white, I chose this rose pattern for my mom.  The blanket was here in about 1 week from the time I ordered it, which I thought was very fast.

I love the way this blanket came out and my mom loved it also.  Right now Collage.com is offering a sitewide sale with 50% off, use the code Fall50 at checkout to receive your discount.  This is a great way to make one of a kind gifts for your loved ones this Christmas or Hannukah.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope that you are able to use this code to get some of your holiday shopping done early.

Have a great week.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Keto Peanut Butter Bread



We had a rainy cloudy day last week and so I decided I was going to do some baking and this delicious Keto Peanut Butter Bread was one of the tasty outcomes.  The original recipe came from Kirbie's Cravings, but I needed to alter it into a Keto recipe (no sugar, no flour).  This was a very simple recipe and takes no time at all to make.  By the way this Peanut Butter Recipe is delicious and I'm sure is good with sugar, just follow the recipe at Kirbie's Cravings, it is a gluten free recipe.

I know it has been a while since I have posted.  I will explain everything that has been happening in the next few weeks.  Thank you all for still following me, I really appreciate it.

Keto Peanut Butter Bread
Serves: 8 slices
Macros listed below
Print Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup Organic Peanut Butter (sugar free)
3 large eggs
1 TB apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 TB erythritol (I use swerve confectioners)
1 TB Xyla Xylatol

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 4 x 8 silicon bread pan (I set it in my regular bread pan to hold the shape.  I use Trader Joe's Coconut Oil cooking spray.

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour it into the greased silicon bread pan.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I always love having you.  I hope that you like the recipe.  Let me know what you think.

Have a great week.





Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19 g29 %
Saturated Fat 3 g15 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg23 %
Sodium 107 mg4 %
Potassium 27 mg1 %
Total Carbohydrate 7 g2 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g14 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 10 g21 %

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Keto Raspberry Scones



These yummy Keto Raspberry Scones came out so good that I couldn't wait to share them with all of you.  I was going to post this in August, but I broke my ankle, so I have been recuperating for the last 4 months.  I also was not able to get all of the pictures that I wanted to get, but at least you can see what they look like.  I made them along with Spiced Keto Donuts, and Peanut Butter Bread the morning that I broke my ankle, I only got pictures of them cooling off.  I'm still not walking yet, which means I'm also not cooking much yet, so I hope that you will forgive the pictures.

The recipe is easy and the changes that I made to the original recipe from Brian Speaks make it Keto.  These would be great to make for a New Years morning brunch, or, if you're not too worried about your macros you could make them with dried cranberries for an amazing Christmas morning scone.

Keto Raspberry Scones
Serves 8
Calories: 317
Fat: 27g
Net Carbs: 7g
Protein: 10g
Print Recipe

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups Trader Joe's almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 large eggs
4 TB Yacon Syrup
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup Trader Joe's Freeze Dried Raspberries

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray non stick cooking spray on a cookie sheet or a silicone mat on a cookie sheet.

Mix all of your ingredients together, and drop onto your silicone mat.  Mine look like drip biscuits, I could not shape them.

Bake between 15 and 20 minutes.  Mine took closer to 20 minutes.

I hope you enjoy these delicious Keto Raspberry Scones.  They are a really delicious baked treat, when you are craving a pastry, and they taste delicious even if don't need to do Keto.  I always love hearing from you.

Have a great week.
Debi

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pray


Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. We had a very lovely, warm, and quiet one here in Fort Lauderdale.

I saw a sign that said "Pray" near my home a few weeks ago.  I often see different scripture on this sign, but it felt like Pray was flashing at me.  It wasn't, but God certainly wanted me to notice it on that day.  I have seen so many bad things happen recently, and I just keep praying, because that is all that I have I can do, but this was like a call to action.  This was different, I knew that this sign was a "sign" from God for me to write about.  Then, last week, on our morning prayer line my pastor was talking about some of the things happening in the world, and what came to my mind were these verses in Job 2.

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?”
Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”
Job 2:1-2 NKJV

We don't often think about verses like this, but this is really important!  The sons of God are the fallen angels who followed Satan and were kicked out of Heaven, never to live with God again.  They are wandering the earth, going to and fro, back and forth.  They create chaos, and their mission is to turn as many people away from God as possible.  Not just turn away, but not allow them the chance to find God, to reach Him.  Their job is to steal, kill, and destroy anyone they can reach.  Our mission is to PRAY!  To pray for our people, our communities, our country, and our world.  We are the line of defense!  We are the Warriors!  We can't allow the enemy to cross the line. Our strategy is to PrayPray unceasingly!  Please join me in praying during your prayer time, whenever that may be, to pray for people, not just people who know God, but people who don't.  Please pray for the lost, the lonely, the sad and disheartened, the happy, the healthy, the wealthy, all of the people who don't know God.  Please join me in prayer that they find Him and welcome Him into their lives.

Now, this was one of  the few occasions of being outside  of my house over that last few months.  You see on August 3rd, I fell and crushed my ankle.  I have started to write about it several times, but have never had the right words, to share this very humbling experience with all of you.  I have had several surgeries and I am on the mend.  Today I took my first steps in my boot without a crutch.  Yeah!!!  Walking never felt so good, I will never take it for granted again.  I have been praying like crazy, and God is answering each and every prayer.  I am so grateful.  

Thank you for reading this today.  I am so grateful that you are here.

Have a blessed week!

Debi

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Adorned From Above Jewelry and Blog


It has been such a long time since I have written anything, but I wanted to share some exciting news about Adorned From Above Designs and my Adorned From Above Blog.  

Starting this weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, you will find my new 10 Piece Jewelry Collection, called The Inspired Collection at Adorned From Above Designs.  I am so excited to share these beautiful pieces with all of you.  When you sign up for our VIP Newsletter List for Adorned From Above Designs you will automatically receive a 30% discount coupon, and this is good for your entire purchase!!! Yeah!!!  You can even use it on top of the sale prices.  Which means on Cyber Monday there will be a site wide sale that will be 20% off of everything in the store, after you receive that discount you can use your 30% coupon, also!!!  The thing is only the people who sign up for my VIP Newsletter List will receive the 30% off Coupon, because you are my extra special friends.

This VIP email list is going to have amazing benefits such as coupons that only my VIP friends are entitled to, exclusive sales for just my VIP's, and great jewelry giveaways.  Oh, and my first jewelry giveaway will be sometime in the first week of December.  So keep and eye out for my weekly newsletter, because that is where I will keep you updated and post a picture of the what you will have a chance of winning.  I am so excited about embarking on this new journey with all of you. I hope that you will sign up and become one of my VIP friends.

You also should have gotten an email this morning about my Adorned From Above Blog email list.  You don't have to do anything, if you want to keep receiving my newsletters, and if you don't there is and unsubscribe button in the footer of the email.  I hope that you will continue to follow Adorned From Above.  I have so many exciting things in the works for all of you.  Adorned From Above will continue to share recipes, crafts, and Bible Studies. 

I am so excited about sharing all of my new adventures with all of you.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Debi