Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Have a blessed day dear friends and please remember that "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
                                                            Many Blessings to you all,
                                                                     ~~ Shine~~

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Well, I've wanted to do a post for quite a while on bread baking, so I suppose today's the day! For many years now I have been grinding my own wheat into our every day flour...for ALL our baking needs. I haven't bought store bought bread of any type for so long I don't remember. Initially, I started researching and realized the health benefits. So, I invested in an electric grinder, bought 50 lbs. of wheat and began my journey.
I make all our bread....of every sort.

Although we still love the health benefits from eating fresh ground whole wheat, we've truly come to love the taste.
Last night, my fifteen year old had a couple of buddies over, so that's three large teenage boys, my husband, my daughter and myself. I made a batch of dough, and out of that dough, I made a large batch of bread sticks, two large pizzas, and two loaves of bread.

The boys very very happy:)

Ignore that dirty oven:(

Almost all pizza devoured in a short amount of time:)))
 Although it is quite an investment up front, over the long run, making bread from scratch is very economical, and oh so yummy!!!! If you've never researched it, I would highly reccomend it, you'll probably be surprised what all you find out. Have a lovely evening sisters!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Peace Doves

Every year we have these sweet dearies come visit us. They always come. Last year they came and had four sets of babies!
My sister said..."You are so blessed!....Doves are a sign of peace....Peace will alwayas be here!" I LOVE my doves....Peace Doves. They will always be very welcome here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

There's going to be a wedding!!!

Isn't it gorgeous? My son FINALLY formally proposed to his girlfriend of four years...and we're all delighted!
The date has been set for May 19, 2012!! Plenty of time to take lots of deep breaths and dream, dream, dream. We're so excited.....WE may not be able to contain ourselves for an ENTIRE year!!!!! Well, I guess I should just chill'll be here before we know it!!