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Back to School and Scentsy Giveaway!

I am not sure about where you live but it is almost back to school time.  With Back to school comes stinky gym bags and stuff that end up in your car, wash room etc. My daughter-in-law sells Scentsy and she donated a "Lucky In Love" Scentsy travel tin for one of my blog readers to win.  Will you be Lucky in the contest and win the "Lucky In Love" travel tin.
      You might not even have one in school or you might homeschool like me or maybe you have an empty nest.  It doesn't really matter, all you have to do is tell me why you would like to win this tin for one entry. If you share this on your blog or facebook page I will give you two entries. If you click like on her facebook page you get another entry, her page is

      On Monday August 6th I will draw a winner from all the entries and you will win this prize.  Make sure you leave an email or someway for me…

The Simple Womans Daybook for July 24th

For Today, July 24, 2012...

Outside my window...The sun is shining but not quite as hot as it has been.
I am thinking...of how God has blessed me with 4 wonderful grands, the newest is Jeremiah Elan Tyler Love or Jet for short....he arrived July 19, 2012  I am thankful son Stephen who has been a HUGE help the last week or so.
I am cook a new chicken dish for supper, sure hope it is good.
I am wearing...pj pants and tshirt
I am noticing...that you can never make some people happy but realizing it is not my job  In the kitchen...chicken for supper-the smells of garlic and brown sugar
I am reading....  I am doing a Proverbs 31 study with some friends but am so far behind on this.  I am wondering...if I will be ready for school to start in less than a month.  I am hoping...I can get my home blessed today.
I am looking forward to..naptime for the grands.
Around the house..lots of blessing that needs to be done.
I am pondering these words..."be still and know I am G…

Homemade Samoas Bars

   My daughter in law loves Samoas cookies from Girl Scouts.  But as you know girl scouts cookies are only around for a short time so I started searching for a recipe I could make for her that might come close.  This is the recipe that I think will make her the happiest.  I will let you know in a future blog post how they turned out and what she thinks.  In case you want to try them yourself this is the recipe I will be using.  If you make them, let me know what you and yours think of them.
Homemade Samoas Bars
Cookie Base:
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt

First, make the crust. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan, or line with parchment paper. (I lined mine with foil.) In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter, until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Working at a low speed, gradually beat in flour and salt until mixture is crumbly, like wet sand. The dough does not ne…

The Simple Woman's Daybook for July 8, 2012

For Today, July 8, 2012...

Outside my window...The sun is shining after some much needed rain this morning.
I am thinking...of how I want a Sunday afternoon nap but the grands don't agree.  I am thankful sweet little grands....they love with all their heart and love unconditionally.
I am church for night services in a little bit.
I am wearing...a pink shirt and denim skirt.
I am noticing...that life is moving faster and faster.
In the kitchen...porkchops for our Sunday night family supper.
I am devotions in the mornings.  I also am doing a Proverbs 31 study with some friends.  I am people can be so ugly to others and then stand and proclaim their love for Jesus.  I am hoping...I can be ready for school this fall with my youngest.
I am looking forward youngest grand being born on the 19th of this month.
Around the house..lots of decluttering that needs to be done.
I am pondering these words...bless and be blessed.
One of my f…