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Archive for the 'Our Home to Yours' Category

Independence Day

Posted by The Neely Team

Jul

4

De-junk Challenge

Posted by Jessica

May

30

Do you ever get the urge to de-junk? I mean, really clean out?

Maybe it’s the arrival of spring that made the urge start to hit me. Or maybe it was the fact that my sisters were cleaning out their homes and sending me pictures. Or maybe it is that book I’m reading about procrastination. Or maybe it was… who know what else. But whatever it was that made the urge start to dawn in my mind, it was a gift from God.

I thrive in a tidy environment. That’s not to say that I’m always a tidy person, though. I’m working on that part. But since I’m able to work at my peak performance when I have less clutter and mess around me, wouldn’t it be worthwhile to spend time getting my personal areas in ship-shape?

So, thus it began. I went to pack clothes for a recent trip, and realized that I didn’t need to have all my winter clothes hanging in my closet through the summer. (More physical space creates more brain space for me. Margin is vital.) I pulled out a stack of items, and went to put them in their respective bins. Upon opening the bins, I found them to be almost full of winter clothes that I didn’t wear at all last year. Why keep them? I can’t. I don’t need to.

A common quote that’s been floating around our house and has even been passed through text messages to long distance family rings in my mind. “I can’t keep everything, you know.” Oh how horrifying it would be if I did!

So thus began my challenge. Can I fill a box of items to get rid of (or maybe even 2!?)?

Would you like to join me on this challenge?



Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by The Neely Team

May

26

With honor and gratitude to those who have given their all, and to their families who have also known great sacrifice, we wish you a Happy Memorial Day!



Thanksgiving Turkey Treats

Posted by The Neely Team

Nov

18

These fun and adorable treats are perfect for building relationships with the small people in your life. Watch smiles form and grow as you build your turkeys with your children, siblings, nieces & nephews, or little friends. And besides, who doesn’t like to have miniature turkeys around for the week of Thanksgiving? Smile

 

You will need:

Oreo cookies – 1 per turkey

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Large marshmallows – 1/2 per turkey

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Candy Corn – five per turkey, plus a few extra

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Small amount of frosting

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon milk

Mix all ingredients to make frosting.

 

Assemble your birds:

Spread a little frosting onto a cookie.

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Press half of a marshmallow (cut around the middle “east/west” fashion) onto the cookie, NOT centered.

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Place 5 candy corn evenly spaced above the marshmallow. These are the feathers that make your gobbler’s fan. Winking smile

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Break a tiny piece from one of the extra candy corn, and stick it to the marshmallow with a teeny bit of frosting. This is the gobbler’s beard. Winking smile

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Your bird is complete!

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Sep

7

A few weeks ago, the ladies were gone to a wedding in Indiana, so we fellows were at home with Daddy. We came home from church on Sunday and were wondering what we would have for lunch. We decided we would make grilled jalapeno, real bacon bits, egg, and cheese sandwiches. I decided to put the recipe up so others can enjoy this wonderfully splendid delicacy.

To make one sandwich:

1 chopped jalapeno

About the same amount of bacon bits as jalapeno

1-2 eggs

Cheddar cheese

2 slices of bread, buttered on one side

Butter the bread and fry eggs. When the eggs are done, remove them from the skillet and place on unbuttered side of one slice of bread. Dump the jalapeno and bacon together in the skillet. When jalapeno is cooked, put egg, cheese, bacon, and jalapeno on a piece of bread in the pan. (butter on the outside of the sandwich). Let it grill until lightly golden, then turn over and grill the other side of sandwich. Next place on plate and take a picture. (It is best to eat it with a fork.)



Happy 30th Anniversary!

Posted by The Neely Team

Mar

9

With hearts full of gratitude to the Lord and our wonderful parents for His faithfulness to them and their faithfulness to each other, we Neely siblings decided 30 years of marriage was an occasion to celebrate! Plans began to form as the Lord directed our steps, and the surprise party was a delightful success!

We started the surprise by having our extended family at our house for dinner after church. That itself was shocking when Dad & Mom walked into our dining room and found family from far and near!

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But then we added another layer to the surprise, and invited several close friends for a dessert reception following. What a blessing it is to celebrate the faithfulness and mercy of God with so many loved ones!

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We love you, Dad & Mom, and are so thankful for you! May the Lord give you many more wonderfully sweet years of serving Him together!

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Daniel & Kathryn’s Wedding Pictures!

Posted by The Neely Team

Aug

4

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How great is the goodness, mercy, and love of our Lord!

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To God be the glory! Great things He hath done!



Daniel & Kathryn’s Wedding Live Stream

Posted by The Neely Team

Jul

11

For those of you who are not able to attend the wedding, Lord-willing it will be live streamed on Daniel & Kathryn’s website.

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Looking forward to what the Lord has in store!



Shower of Blessings in North Carolina

Posted by The Neely Team

Jun

13

With Kathryn’s soon approaching wedding, a dear friend hosted a bridal shower to start the bride off with some new kitchen essentials. Such a blessing! It was an evening of sweet fellowship and laughter as we celebrated this new season of Kathryn’s life.

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The menu was a bountiful salad buffet and ice cream bar!

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Daniel & Kathryn’s Website!

Posted by Jessica

May

13

It is with great joy that I invite you to visit Daniel & Kathryn’s new website! It’s been a blessing to watch my little sister wait for the Lord’s perfect timing, seek His very best, communicate with this incredible young man, and then say “YES!” when the big question was asked.

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Can’t wait to see how the Lord will use this dynamic team to advance His kingdom. I’m a blessed big sister!

Psalm 31:19 – “Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!”