Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rise and Shine!

Good Morning!

These are some fun photos of our morning and breakfast here at the Hoppman household. Our rooster was up bright and early, as always. The hustling and bustling begins soon after and we are alive with young voices and busy activity!

Fresh eggs from the hen house.

This is the strawberry jam that Kelsey and I made last night, with  whole wheat rolls I also made for dinner.

Putting some fresh chives into the scrambled eggs.

Honey dew melon.


The rest of the photos here are just random fun shots around our home.

Josiah's block creations.

A trellis my husband built for our Banks Rose.

A view through the trellis at our back court yard!

Have a wonderful Day in the Lord!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Bannna/Blackberry Ice Cream

The children and I have a recipe that we enjoy every year.I discovered, a while back, that we could make ice cream without using any dairy products ! I am not against dairy in the state that it is best consumed, but unfortunately, the pasteurized, hormone and chemically laced version isn't one I feel is best for our health. Also our youngest boy, Josiah is allergic to dairy,thus the wonderful, tasty, healthful alternative!! We take bananas and peel them. Then we put the bannanas  into the freezer, in a zip-lock bag  and leave them overnight. The next day we take them out and put them through our Champion juicer. We use a blank slide that covers the place where the juice would  normally come out. So the yummy bannana comes out of the spout and it is sooo creamy and delicious! It is such a fun treat. This time we decided to add frozen blackberries to it for a little variety. It was yummy. You can add any kind of frozen fruit you want and you will enjoy a flavorful, creamy, healthy treat on a warm sunny day! What a great way to celebrate the days of spring and a super reminder that summer isn't far away!! This also can be made in larger amounts and stored in your freeezer for another day, if you like.
Enjoy the photos of the two youngest as they indulge in our spring-time celebration!



What a great way to spend an afternoon with my children, making good memeories, creating,and then eating our creation!!
Now I am off to make some homemade bread and strawberry jam.:)
Hope you have a wonderful day and week!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pillow Case Dresses

Here is my very first attempt at a "pillow-case dress". This  was done with limited thread, as well as the fact that I had no facing. (I had to improvise here:)) I am going to replace the  ribbon  later, with some nicer ribbon.  I am still learning a lot when it comes to sewing, but this was just a trial and Keturah gets to be the guinea pig! She seems to love the huge pockests!
I mainly wanted to see if I could even do this, becasue I would like to make several of these dresses, along  with some friends at church, to send to Haiti for the orphans. These cute  dresses are fun, easy, inexpensive to make,  and the possibilities endless. I look forward to making one with matching thread, and getting a little more creative with it. Here are some photos my daughter Kelsey took.

Keturah in some of her famous poses!


A smile to brighten your day!:)


Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Josh over at While I'm Waiting is having a givaway! 

This book is designed for young men of God who desire to be brave, adventurous, courageous, protective and just plain manly!!
A highly recommended read! Check it out all you men seeking God's perspective on an issue so lacking in the church, at large today.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wonderful, Timeless Advice!

I got this from my sister's blog who got it origianlly  from:

  The Feelin' Feminine Blog:

1. Spread good cheer by smiling often.

2. Instead of adorning your outer person with excessive jewels, adorn your inner person with the priceless gems of a gentle and quiet spirit.

3. Don’t mask the beauty that God has gifted you with by painting your face.

4. Resist the temptation to show off every curve and cranny; dress modestly.

5. A neat and tidy image is far superior to the latest fads and trends. Seek functionality more than fashion.

6. Often a woman seems comely until she opens her mouth. Keep your speech pure and limited.

7. Walk like an heir of grace and not of death. Ditch the cocky carriage for a stride of confidence and humility.

8. You are what you eat. Fill up on nutritious fuel and it will show on the outside.

9. Treat others with kindness and consideration. Do not look down on others but consider them more important than yourself.

10. Spend adequate time in prayer and Scripture before the start of each new day. The time you spend in the presence of Yeshua is never wasted, but flows from within you to touch the lives of each person you meet on your way.