Friday, September 4, 2015

White Chocolate and Lime Cheesecake Bars


Today Jennifer Estes of Blessed Femina is sharing...



This delectable dessert is a lovely ending to any savory feast...
Sweet, refreshing, creamy and scrumptious,
these key lime bars are sure to be a treat.

C
heesecake, lime bliss, creamy white chocolate
and a rich chocolate crumb~ all make
a unique and wonderful whole.

White Chocolate and Lime Cheesecake Bars

Bon App├ętit | October 2007

7 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt),
chopped, plus white chocolate curls (optional garnish)
27 chocolate sandwich cookies (about 11 ounces)

1/2 cup chilled whipping cream
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lime peel
Lime slices or lime twists (for garnish)

Line 8x8x2-inch square baking pan with foil, extending over all sides. Stir chopped white chocolate in small metal bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from over water. Finely grind cookies in processor. Add 2 tablespoons melted white chocolate and blend until mixture clumps together. 

Firmly press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Chill while making filling.

Beat whipping cream in medium bowl until peaks form. Beat cream cheese, sugar, lime juice, and lime peel in large bowl until smooth. Beat in remaining melted white chocolate. Fold in whipped cream in 2 additions; spread over prepared crust. Chill until filling is slightly firm, at least 2 hours. Using foil as aid, lift cheesecake out of pan. Cut into 9 bars. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired, and or lime slices or twists. 

~Enjoy~



Mmmm....
so yummy!




"For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands:

happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee."

-Psalm 128:2
Hope you are having a lovely day... dear readers!
~Many Blessings~







Living her dream of being a wife and homemaker. Jen happily resides in sweet home Alabama. She firmly believes that the home is a beautiful canvas for biblical hospitality, servant hood and discipleship. All aspects of homemaking are on her list of interests including gourmet cooking, baking, calligraphy, sewing and embroidery. She is also inspired by photography, music, theology and biblical womanhood. 

Jen blogs at Blessed Femina, which she founded in the fall of 2008 to encourage other women in Biblical femininity. It is her greatest desire to live a life depicted in I Corinthians 10:31: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.


http://proverbs14verse1.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Domestic%20Artist


-Proverbs 31:14

Thursday, September 3, 2015

How to Easily Add Character Training to Your Homeschool Day



"I want a way to combine more character training into my homeschool  day but just not sure how to do it. Between just teaching my kids the three R's---reading, writing and arithmetic, I feel that there is no time in the day to add it in. I know it is important but just struggle with trying to include it. Someone please help!"

If you are a homeschooling mom you have probably felt or thought the same thing down the line!


 I was recently at a homeschool conference and found this little gem:



This handy handwriting book incorporates character training along with handwriting to inspire your child. This is a great idea for moms already doing copywork with their children. They can include doing Bible verses with a page or more of this booklet.

*These pictures are from my phone and I am still figuring out how all the best settings so thanks for your patience! You can click on the pics below to see the pages up close.


Here is a quote on courage:

I can show courage by going against popular opinion when the marjority is saying what is wrong is right, and what is right is wrong. 



I can show humility by yielding my personal right to others quickly and cheerfully without offense. 

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.  -Charles Spurgeon




"I can show responsibility for my actions by taking the initiative to apologize for any wrongdoing. 

Do your duty in all things...You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.

 -Robert E. Lee (to his son)



I am exciting about using this book with  my older children and hope that the verses will inspire them now and when they get older and remember them.  I know I will be inspired as I read along with them.

We also use other character training tools that I am looking forward to sharing about later. The most important thing I want you to know today is that our children will never be perfect. We always need to pray for them and try to do our best planting the seeds of God's Word into their lives.

This is our responsibility as parents and we need to not grow weary as we plant!

I will share a future post on what you can use for younger children soon---I hope this post was helpful to you as you look for tools to make your homeschooling easier!




You can find this book at Characterhandwriting.com.




Have a blessed day!















Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wise Woman Linkup!


A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

Now if you do join us we only require one thing, PLEASE share the image below on your blog and link back so that others can find us and join in the fun or just simply paste and copy the code into your blog sidebar or at the bottom of the post that you shared here:



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Monday, August 31, 2015

The Training of Children




"He that has trained

 his children for heaven,

rather than for earth-

for God

 rather than for man-

he is the parent who will be called

 wise at the last." 





















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Friday, August 28, 2015

Lilla Rose Three Day Sale–Up to 30% Off, Free Shipping and 11 New Styles!

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So many of you have told us how much you love Lilla Rose and so we try to share with you when there is a big sale for you! I hate when you write me and tell me you missed it so we try to make sure we get the word out on time since it is only for THREE days!



 This sale includes:

-10% off EVERYTHING
 -15% off NEW STYLES
-30% off SELECT STYLES
-and FREE SHIPPING OVER $40!!!


WISE WOMAN SPECIAL:  

You can get a buy three-get one FREE coupon if you are a new customer and buy from our website (June Fuentes) and there is a limit of one per household. Just email me at lrwisewomanbuilds@gmail.com after ordering three and I will send out your free coupon to you---easy peasy!


I shared the new styles yesterday in this post in case you missed it!

You can view a sizing video here if you need help find what size you are.






Just a quick tip--
these new clips sell out pretty quickly,
 sometimes they even sell out the first day,
so be sure not to miss it!



You can find it now at Lilla Rose!


http://www.lillarose.biz/wisewomanbuilds


 This sale ends Sunday night at midnight!


 Enjoy and have a blessed weekend!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Feminine Favorites and Lilla Rose Three Day Sale!

At least once a month we have been sharing some of our favorite feminine finds around the web to inspire ladies to and give them new ideas on how be feminine using different styles.

Just as a note--we don't always wear skirts around here, but I enjoy seeing new ways to share with my daughters and with you!

Today we are sharing from Modli--a clothing site I recently stumbled across:


I  like this combination because it is youthful and fun--something my daughters would like and probably wear. Yes, I say my daughters because right now I am still trying to lose all the baby weight I gained from my pregnancy last year with little Isabella!



I love the polka dots--they just make me happy looking at them!





This classic black and white striped skirt is definitely cute and great for an outing. 




This outfit makes me think of fall and pumpkins and cocoa and hayrides and apple orchards and Thanksgiving...(can you tell I am mentally getting ready for fall?).






It's nice that Modli has a "Under $35"  page full of accessories and even jean skirts! Yes, many of their jean skirts are priced nicely and I actually like them. I am so picky about jean skirts--sometimes it is hard to find one that is just right. Wouldn't you agree?




Claire Calvi - Sofia - All lace ballgown with elbow length sleeves


I also really like their modest bride styles. It is so hard to find modest bride dresses so it was encouraging to see that there. I know a lot of brides have to go through a lot of trouble sewing extra fabric onto their dresses or making one from a pattern just to get a more modest look.


What would go perfectly with these outfits is some Lilla Rose hair accessories! We wanted to let everyone know that Lilla Rose is having a THREE day sale with some pretty new styles:


http://www.lillarose.biz/wisewomanbuilds


The September flexi was released early!




 Right now you can get 

-10% off everything, 
-15% off the new styles
-30% off select styles 
-FREE shipping on purchases over $40!

 Wooohooo!






**Wise Woman Special**

IF YOU PURCHASE THREE YOU CAN GET ONE FREE!

You must be a first time customer and order through our website (it will say June Fuentes on it) and limit one coupon per household. Just place your order and email me at lrwisewomanbuilds@gmail.com and I will send it out to you!  Easy peasy!











Have a blessed week!












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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wise Woman Linkup!


A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

Now back to our Linkup--if you do join us we only require one thing, PLEASE share the image below on your blog and link back so that others can find us and join in the fun or just simply paste and copy the code into your blog sidebar or at the bottom of the post that you shared here:



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