Monday, October 22, 2012

candy corn marshmallow guys {and some good stuff}

good morning!
patrick just took elijah to school, they have a pumpkin patch field trip today!

i couldn't go along this morning, and instead of moping about it, i'll show you these cuties:

candy corn marshmallow guys!
i saw them here, and knew i wanted to try them. 
instead of white chocolate, i used orange and yellow candy melts.
i've noticed for melting and dipping, i prefer their consistency.

i melted ten or so orange melts, and dipped a few large marshamallows.
after they hardened a bit, i repeated with yellow. 
then i took a tube of sparkly black decorator gel and dotted on their tiny eyes.
that's it! so easy and pretty adorable, i think.

elijah was about as interested as i expected. not very. but that's ok.
he did enjoy watching:)

during my little trip to lake placid, i was swayed towards a new thing.
flavored creamer in my coffee. i still love and depend on my black gold cuppas to start my day.
but i have creamer in my fridge now, and i use it for a few cups each day.
it's like dessert, y'all. i have the coldstone sweet cream flavor right now, 
any others i should try?
who am i?

speaking of coffee:

patrick and i enjoyed a date at our neighborhood coffee shop.
it was a sweet way to begin a chilly rainy sunday!

afterwards we went to a little church across the bridge in minnesota.
our friend was preaching and it was our first sunday of respite care for elijah!
we are excited about getting back to church. we've been together only once. for a year.
our friend spoke on the second commandment, from exodus 20, colossians 1 and more, 
it was excellent. i was reminded that i do often try to manipulate god, 
choosing my favorite of his attributes and worshiping him only that way. 
that's not right. god isn't only love, he also has wrath, because he is holy. he isn't only holy! 
he is also gracious and loving, forgiving and helping us to be more like himself...
i can't edit out the parts of him i don't like, you know?
the greatest news is, we can go to him. and know him! grateful for that today!

let us then with confidence 
draw near to the throne of grace, 
that we may receive mercy 
and find grace to help in time of need.
{hebrews 4:16}

what did you learn this weekend?

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  1. I'm so glad for your date. And that you got to go to church. I am also glad for your creamer. That's the only way I drink it. ;) I love you Hannah!!!! Xo.

  2. I really love those little marshmallow guys! I think I'm gonna have to try and make them for my small group this month! How adorable! Oh, and thank you SO much for the reminder that we can't "pick and choose" what we want to think about God. Sometimes I notice myself doing that and shouldn't. So thank you for sharing your heart. :) I really enjoy reading your blog!

  3. those marshmallows, yes please.
    i'm thrilled that you got to go to church with your man.
    i'm a plain creamer girl. have you tried it? haha.
    hebrews 4:16 is one of my favorite verses. it's so powerful.

  4. those little marshmallow guys are so sweet, I want to guy make them now!! I'm more of a plain creamer girl but sweet cream ice cream is my absolute favorite so that might be worth a trip to the grocery store :)

  5. love those little guys! and so happy yall got to have a date yesterday. :)

  6. Love the marshmallow guys! I have white choc chips in my pantry, so I think I'll try with those and whatever food coloring I have.
    Hope you have a great week!

  7. i love you and your heart sweet friend!
    have a happy monday!

  8. love those marshmallows! how sweet and cute is that? also, yay yay yay for dates and church and worship. love you. xo

  9. The marshmallow guys are the cutest things I have seen in a while!!

    Stopping by from Miscellany Monday linkup.

  10. Im not a Halloween fan but those little guys are really cute:) Glad you got some time away-we all need that!

  11. Interesting that you've never been into flavored coffee creamer... It was my gateway drug to black coffee :) Try the York Peppermint Patty one!

  12. i was curious how the little marshmallow candy corn's would work out. yours look too cute.

    i gave up flavored creamer a few months ago.

    i'm so glad you and your hubs got time together and time together to worship.

    i too am learning God is so much more than i limit him to be. so much more.

  13. those candycorn marshmallows are soooo cute. they speak to my heart, lol.

  14. I didn't get to go to church this weekend. We had special guests come lead the services for our elementary kids, so I had to stay there for that...can't complain was fantastic!

    Pumpkin spice creamer is my creamer of choice...and peppermint mocha after Thanksgiving. :)

    I'm going to have to make those cute little marshmallow guys with Claire...she's LOVE 'em.

  15. you are such a sweet mama. those critters are adorbs!!! deep down i know he loved them. : )

    i'm soooooo happy you got to have a little outing and go to church. what JOY!!!

  16. My favorite creamer right now is Belgian Chocolate Toffee.
    I am so happy you got a date!
    In high school, I worked respite care at our church on Friday evenings. Those are some of my best memories with some very sweet and special people.
    Love you lots and lots.

  17. those little treats look SO good! wow, i'm so impressed!
    for some reason, i'm just not into the season this year. boo.
    and hebrews 4:16.. i just memorized it last month. it's one of my favorite verses.
    have a wonderful week friend! xoxo

  18. i don't drink coffee so i cannot suggest a creamer, but i LOVE what your friend preached on and i am so glad you got to go to church.

  19. Those are so cute! :) Dates are always a wonderful thing, though they tend to happen few and far between ;) We're neighbors this wk at Grace Laced! Blessings!

  20. those candy corn marshmallow ghosts are just adorable! and i need to make those pretzel hugs candy corn little bits of yummy morsels

  21. Popping over from Gracelaced. Cute marshmallow guys. :) My kid is not always so interested in crafts. It's usually a 50/50 effort: 50% him 50% me. lol!!! Blessings from Croatia: A Little R & R: