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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Peek From My Porch

A Peek Into My Life This Week

Once or twice a year our church ladies are blessed to take part in a Pinterest party held in our church gymnasium. It's headed up completely by one ambitious, generous, creative and godly woman, Christina.  She gets it all organized and all we have to do is come!  (No, you can't have her! She's ours!  All ours!)  This is a ministry she loves to do.  She has a heart to bring women together for a time of crafting, fellowship and time in God's Word. You do not have to be on Pinterest, or even understand it to be a part of this fun day!  It's just the place where she found all the ideas we work on during our time together.  I've shared about our previous parties and you can go here to learn all the details about hosting a Pinterest party of your own!

Let me give you a peek into our recent time together...
Picture descriptions will follow, going left to right.

  1. We always start with lunch.  Everyone brings a recipe that they found on Pinterest!
  2. Christina's husband cut these pieces of wood and she crafted them for centerpieces for the tables!  How adorable is that?
  3. One of the ladies brought this cute cheese and fruit tray!
  4. Everyone really gets into their crafting!  See the intensity going on here?  
  5. This is Christina - the organizer of our fun day!  She let me give a challenge after lunch, then she had a few door prizes and instructions before we headed down to start crafting.
  6. There were so many different stations set up to work on different crafts!  This one was a canvas in which you could do a myriad of things to create artwork.
  7. Another crafting station. Not sure 
  8. Some of the ladies...hoping their name will be called for a door prize!
  9. She had a Pinterest photo booth set up; so fun!
Here was the recipe I brought to the party.  I found it on The Girl Who Ate Everything...
You can't go wrong with bread, cheese, butter and garlic!
Bloomin' Onion Bread

1 unsliced loaf sourdough bread - I used French bread loaf
12-16 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, thinly sliced
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup finely diced green onion
I added about a 1/2 - 1 tsp garlic powder
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the bread lengthwise and widthwise without cutting through the bottom crust. This can be a little tricky going the second way but the bread is very forgiving.
Place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Insert cheese slices between cuts. Combine butter, onion, and poppy seeds and garlic powder. Drizzle over bread. Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.

 Christina always challenges our ladies to host a Pinterest party in their home - on a smaller scale, of course.  How about inviting over a few friends and working on a Christmas project?  This was one of the things I did. Easy peasy!  

I'm thinking about adding little hats for them, then they'll be all set!

So why not try this at your house?  Maybe this is one way you could show hospitality to a new friend!  Get together and craft, share some coffee and cookies and build a relationship!

With love from my country porch,

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