Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Unity Family Tree Ceremony

We are Proud to Introduce the Inspiring and Sentimental Newest Addition to our Wedding Line - The Family Unity Tree Ceremony

 
 


 
 

Unity Tree Ceremony Set


The parents of the Bride and the parents of the Groom are each given a bucket; preferably at the rehearsal dinner. Each set of parents are to fill their bucket with soil from the family home. During the wedding ceremony, or the reception, the parents of the couple, give their child their bucket. Then, the Bride and Groom use soil from each of their family buckets to plant a sapling. The tree can remain in a planter until the couple purchase their first home. The tree is to be planted at the couple's first home.

With each set of our Unity Family Tree Ceremony Set, you get:

One Unity Glass Planter 5" Tall and Etched with:
Couple's Last name

Established
Wedding date

One Vellum Pastor/Couple Vow Sheet will accompany the Unity Planter.


Two Galvanized Pails, just under 5" Tall -
One will have the Bride's Family Name and one will have the Groom's Last Name.

One Vellum Message for each set of parents will accompany each pail.

Message to Parents:

Bride to Parents:
Today, I ask of you this task, to bestow upon me a small portion of your land.
This heartfelt request, I ask, as I will always have a small part of the home we shared, within the new home, I will now share with my loving man.
When I gaze upon this unity tree, in years to come, I will think of you and all the love, laughter and fun.
And I will always remember that you are a part of that plant, for you are the branch that made me who I am.

Groom to Parents
Today, I ask of you this task, to bestow upon me a small portion of your land.
This heartfelt request, I ask, as I will always have a small part of the home we shared, within the new home, I will now share with my loving Bride.
When I gaze upon this unity tree, in years to come, I will think of you and all the love, laughter and fun.
And I will always remember that you are a part of that plant, for you are the branch that made me who I am.

Unity Tree Ceremony

Pastor

The couple will plant a unity tree as a symbol of joining their lives as one.  Their parents are gifting them with soil from each of their properties, to symbolize the foundation of the family they were built on and will continue to build upon, for the rest of their lives.

Groom

Just as the Lord molded us from the earth,                          Bride

Just as the Potter reshaped us from the broken clay,

Just as God made us from one,                                                                                                                                                

Today we unite two hearts,

Two souls,                                                          

                                                                                                                Two families,

Bride & Groom

As one.

Amen
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Blondies



Cake Mix Peanut Butter Blondies

Ingredients:

1 - Box of Butter Recipe Cake Mix
1 - Cup of Melted Butter
1 - Cup of Peanut Butter (creamy or chunky)
1 - Cup of Packed Brown Sugar
1 - Egg
1 - Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
1/2 - Cup of Water

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix and brown sugar; blend well with fork. Next, pour in water, vanilla and egg; mix with electric mixer. Pour butter and peanut butter into batter and blend well. Mixture will be a bit thicker than the constancy of a brownie batter. Pour batter into greased 9" x 13" pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Once cooled, these Blondies become chewy.

You can easily change up this recipe by adding 1 cup of baking chips to the batter; peanut butter, chocolate chips, caramel.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Watch the Eagles Live Nest Cam


Photo Courtesy of Examiner.com


As a falconer, my husband seems to come across some of the coolest things. This one is too enjoyable not to share. Its a live feed of a nesting pair of bald eagles in Rome, Georgia.

The bald eagle couple calls the Berry College campus home, for a few months out of the year. Their nest is located in a tall pine tree situated between the main entrance and the parking lot of the Athletic and Recreation Center. They currently have 2 eggs they're caring for that we caught the male rolling; good daddy.

Thanks to college staff, the "approach" video camera was moved closer to the nest, during this past summer. A Georgia Power crew, mounted a "nest cam" in a branch near the eagles’ nest. Due to their efforts, we can all enjoy watching the eagles care for their eggs, and hopefully, eaglets, this spring.

Watch the Eagles at:  http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/

Photo courtesy of Examiner.com
 

3 Ingredient Make Ahead Breakfast Croisants


These can easily be put together the night before and popped into the oven the next morning.


Ingredients

1 Roll of Sausage
1 - 8oz Block of Cream Cheese (Room Temperature)
2 - Cans of 8 ct. Refrigerated Croissants

In in large skillet, scramble and brown sausage. Drain Sausage and allow to cool. Once sausage has cooled, place cheese and sausage in a large mixing bowl and stir until well blended.

On 2 large, greased cookie sheets, lay out croissants and divide along dotted lines. You will want 8 croissants triangles on each cookie sheet. Next, drop a heaping tablespoon of sausage mixture on the wide end of each croissant triangle and roll. Once all croissants are rolled, you can cover with foil, and place in fridge until the next morning.

Cook at 350 degrees, uncovered, for about 18 minutes or until golden brown.
These are wonderful with pepper gravy.