keeping it simple ideas
- The Simple Life
By Sheryl Simons
Here's a favorite recipe for bars that will be snapped up at any
family reunion! These are a family favorite of ours. I haven't made
these in a while, but I think it's time for a surprise.
Choco-Nut Refridge Bars
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
(It's easy to get impatient and burn this part, so be careful and
Cook on medium heat and stir til bubbly thick. Cool.
Stir in when cool: (wait for these to cool first, or the marshmallows
2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
(I use a rolling pin and put the graham crackers in a zip-lock bag)
Takes about 2 packages from a box.
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla
Spread in 13x 9"pan
Melt over low heat or in microwave and spread on above:
6 oz. choc. chips
and 1/4 cup peanut butter
sprinkle with 1/4 c. peanuts (I use more - of course!)
Ideas for keeping things Simple:
- Simple living is not following the status quo. It is not doing
things because that's what your friends, family or neighbors are
doing or telling you that you should. It's having integrity to stand
up for what is right.
- Simple living is living the way you want to live and guarding your
limited resources such as time and money. It is also eliminating the
clutter from your life and stripping away what is not important to
you, which makes more room for the important things.
- Simple living is living in the moment. It's taking time for going
on a walk with a 3 year old and enjoying the rocks and toads he sees,
or taking time to read a book together.
-Simple living is trying to do one thing at a time and enjoy the
experience -like making an apple pie or building a garden. It's not
work, its fun!
- Simple living is getting up early enough for a cup of coffee, a few
moments of thankfulness, and watching the sun come up before heading
off to work.
-Simple living is enjoying whatever it is that you are doing at the
moment. Don't think ahead what else needs to be done and don't think
back about something you've already done. It's the journey as much
as the destination.
-Simple living is dealing with your own problems and not casting the
blame on others. Take responsibility for a happy life its in your
-Simple living is trying to live in such a way that there will be
few regrets and mistakes are learning experiences.
- Simple living is laughing out loud every time you get a chance.
-Simple living is being thankful to God for each and every moment.
-Think of what is stressful in your life and find a way to make it
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The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your
problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the
You are a success when you have made friends with your past, are
focused on the present, and are optimistic about your future. - Zig
It's been said that, "Children are living messages we send to a time
and place we will never see."
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Make your own oxygen cleaner without paying the big price! The recipe
to make your own is to take a mixture of one cup hot water, 1/2 cup
baking soda, and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide. It removes even old blood
stains! Just soak the clothing in it for 20 minutes to overnight and
then wash as usual. This will not harm fabric like bleach. It doesn't
harm colors either!
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Keeping it Simple,
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ideas that work for you. Email: thesimple_life@...
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