Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Hear Ye!

Welcome New Sisters! (click for current roster)

Merit Badge Awardees (click for latest awards)

My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Donna Rowe!!!

Donna Rowe (Mrs Noah, #6295) has received a certificate of achievement in Make it Easy for earning a Beginner and Intermediate Level Make it Pretty Merit Badge!

“My favorite thing to do is to make things of practicality for others. My pastor’s wife wished for study bags for each attendee in one of our classes, so I made 24, each unique. I ended up with some leftovers and was happy to put them in my Operation Christmas Child collection!

The ladies (girls!) had a difficult time just choosing one, which made me all the happier that they approved my combinations. Kind of a “Whew!” They still don’t know who made them, as I asked to keep it that way.”

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GIVEAWAY: “Junk Gypsy, All That Glitters”

For a chance to win a FREE copy of the Junk Gypsies’ new book, Junk Gypsy: Designing a Life at the Crossroads of Wonder & Wander, tell me how MaryJanesFarm has inspired you to upcycle a junk find in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-December.

You’ll see how the Junk Gypsies have transformed vintage Airstreams into glittery glampers in the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

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Today’s Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Jars

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PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE JARS
PREP TIME: 45 MINUTES, PLUS 2 HOURS CHILLING
MAKES: 12 JARS

Crust:
2          cups chocolate cookie crumbs, about 9 ozs (we used Jovial Organic Crispy Cocoa Cookies)
6          T butter, melted

Filling:
12        ozs cream cheese, softened
1 1/2    cups pumpkin purée
1/2       cup sugar
1/2       t salt
1/2       t cinnamon
1/4       t nutmeg
1/8       t ground cloves
1          t vanilla
1/4       cup bittersweet chocolate chips

1. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter; mix well. Divide crumbs evenly between twelve 4-oz jars, and press crust into the bottom of each jar (an espresso tamper works well for this).
2. In a medium bowl, add cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and vanilla; blend until smooth.
3. Divide mixture evenly between jars.
4. Melt chocolate and add a little chocolate to each jar, swirling around with toothpicks as you work.
5. Chill for 2 hours before serving.

 

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GIVEAWAY: “My Gratitude Journal, All That Glitters”

For a chance to win a FREE copy of My Gratitude Journal: Gratitude Journal for Kids by Mirabell Publishing, tell me some one thing you’re grateful for this day, TODAY, in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-December.

You’ll find out how one woman has turned her gratitude into a thriving business and a lifestyle in the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

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GIVEAWAY: “LuLaRoe, All That Glitters”

For a chance to win a pair of playful, colorful, LuLaRoe leggings, tell me what your favorite woman-run business is in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-December.

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You’ll find out how to transform a vintage coat into an upcycled masterpiece (the perfect companion to a pair of LuLaRoe leggings) in the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

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