Music Minute - It's Alright

Mazarines

INGREDIENTS SERVINGS

8-10UNITS US Pastry
5tablespoons sugar
1 1⁄2cups flour 1⁄2cup butter
1egg yolk

Filling 
8 ounces almond paste (3/4 cup)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 eggs
1 egg white
1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract

Glaze 
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk


DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pastry:. Stir together sugar and flour, cut in butter in small pieces and rub with your fingers until evenly mixed, with a fork stir in egg yolk then compress mixture with your hands until it holds together. Use the pastry to line a 9" springform pan, pressing dough up sides about 1"

Filling: Break almond paste into small pieces, put in mixer bowl, mix in sugar and flour until combined, add the eggs and egg white one at a time blending smoothly, then mix in the almond extract. Pour the filling into your pastry lined pan, bake for 70 minutes (check at 60) or until top is golden brown ,. Let cool 5 minutes while you make the glaze.

Glaze Blend: powdered sugar smoothly with milk, spread over top of the tart. When tart is cool remove the rim and serve. Tart can be store for 2 days in an airtight container or freeze for longer storage.

Notes: For a little less sweetness, you can skip the glaze. If making individual tarts bake for 30 minutes until richly browned on top.

A Little Prayer

Heavenly Father, help me to remember 
that nothing is going to happen to me today
that You and i together can't handle

Amen

Info On Me

  1. I have a little scar on the back of my head (from a stone)
  2. I can't stand cheap ppl (turn off)
  3. I understand arabic but only speak a little
  4. My best friend is Jesus
  5. I heart the scent of washed clothes
  6. I love black licorice 
  7. I used to play the piano when i was young (i still know twinkle twinkle) lol
  8. I love animals even though some of them scare me 
  9. I have a natural talent for art and creativity
  10. I enjoy reading stuff
  11. I can't drive, but I'll learn it some day soon (i <3 cars, especially ol'skool ones)
  12. I don't like to chew gum
  13. I usually fill up two glasses of water for my meals
  14. I love mannerism
  15. I'm not a huge fan of circuses
  16. I sometimes act like a mommy, a granny or a baby
  17. I used to have a brown bunny named Louie
  18. My fingers and toes are always painted
  19. I took a barista course, working at a café (but i don't drink coffe)
  20. I think Zebras look amazing

Trip Tix

 godiz - Well... i just booked my summer trip to Greece :-)

Y?

godiz - because i just invited myself to a food party... its just me and sushi.

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Dance is an art form used to express and stir our emotions and the emotions of others. In many other countries, dance is an important part of the culture as well as an intricate part of all celebrations. In the Bible Miriam, called the women together to dance and sing for the victory of crossing the Red Sea (Ex. 15:20). Miriam led the way for the women to engage in dancing. Yes! They danced because of the powerful intervention of the almighty and merciful God who had made a way out of no way. Because of this intervention, they lifted this song: "Sing ye to the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea" (Ex. 15:21). The old testament scriptures record how dance was used to express joy and praise to the Lord (2 Sam. 6:14; Ps. 149:3; 150:4; Jer. 31:4). Much of the dance was generally done by women (ex. 15:20-21; Judg. 21:19-21). In this generation, we can sing our own victory song and dance before God, who Has brought us through our personal "Red Sea" experience. He has brought us through sickness, pain, suffering, trials, tribulation, abuse, and unpleasant situations and circumstances. Stop right now and just rejoice in the Lord and dance before Him!

Read Exodus 15:20-21; Psalm 30:11-12; 1 Corinthias 10:31.

If You Really Knew Me











You Would Know...


That, I can't stand people that are attached to their phones, period. Ugh... Look Up!

Gun-Shot

godiz - you know what time it is... time to lose some and gain some...

T Trim


godiz - trimmed my lil boo today...

Get Lucky!



godiz - dancing to this remix as I'm writing... just enjoying myself lol

Make Up Your Eyes

Tips & Tricks to make your eyes pop!
Eyeliner can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. There are so many tricks to the trade. So how do you know if you are doing it right for the best and most flattering look? Here are some expert tips to get that look you are looking for. Or just some tips you may have not thought of for your best look.


Layer Your Liner “If you’re not a professional makeup artist, it can be difficult to line those eyes, but then again liquid liner tends to stay on longer and smudge-free. So what you can do is, line your eyes first with a pencil liner because it’s easier to make that straight line with it. Then go back on the line with the liquid liner. It’s kind of like coloring! The result? Your eye liner will stay on, smudge-free, and well-lined.”

For Soft and Beautiful Eye Makeup “For an eye look that’s defined but not too heavy, line your upper lash line with black eyeliner and the bottom lash line with brown eyeliner. This is one of the biggest makeup artist tricks for beautiful, soft eyes!”

To Open Up Your Eyes “Take a white eye pencil and line the inside rim of your lower eyelid. This really makes eyes pop! Look at the old black/white photos of the gorgeous women of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Additionally, if your eyes are a close set, use the white pencil to lightly line the section where the upper and lower lids come together, closest to the nose. This will make them appear wider apart. The key here is to make sure it’s subtle.” 

For Fuller Brows “For people with thin or uneven brows, use a pencil first that is a bit lighter than your natural color to define the shape, then follow with a brow powder that is close to your natural hair color with a thin, strong angle brush. After, use a brow gel or sealer which will set the powder.  

Make Mascara Count “Make your mascara look good by holding a business card up along the inside edge of your lashes and sweeping the brush against it with your other hand. This way your lashes can’t bend out of the way of the brush and you end up coating every lash all the way to the tip. The results will leave you wide-eyed in more ways than one.”


On the Inside “Lining the waterline, or inner rim of the eye, adds intensity and extra definition, and creates the illusion of a thicker, fuller lash line.”
Smudging the Straight Line “Smudging is key when you’re afraid you won’t create a straight line. “When applying eyeliner, it’s not about creating a straight line with the pencil, but going back and forth with your brush until the line is smooth." 
Larger Eyes “If you completely cover both the top and bottom lash lines with liner, you’re going to close the eye, making it look smaller. To make it look larger, you only want to apply it both halfway on top and bottom.”
Shape It Up “Wherever you put darkness is where your eye is drawn to, which means eyeliner allows you to change the shape of your eye.” Got small eyes? Make them bigger with a smoky wraparound. Want to elongate your eyes’ width? Do an exaggerated winged tip.”
godiz - A few of many ways that might help... To emphasize your eyes.

Moon Passing Sun

We witnessed a glimpse of the European solar eclipse today. Last time, a total solar eclipse hit Sweden was in 1954. The next time it occurs is on October 16th 2126. 

Story - The Blank Wall

Two men were seriously ill. They occupied the same room in the hospital. One of them lied in the bed near the only window in their room. Every day he was allowed to spend some time sitting up in his bed to help draining the fluid from lungs. The other man was forced to spend all his days flat on his back.

They talked a lot about their life, families, jobs, vacations. Every time, when the first man was sitting by the window, he described in detailes all that he see outside the window. His roommate always looked for those moments, when his world was broadened and brightened up by the world outside.

Amazing views of a park with a beautiful lake could be seen from the window of their room. Children delightfully played among ducks and swans. Couples walked arm in arm among colourful flowers. Also the stunning city skyline could be seen.

When the man by the window had been thoroughly describing all that was happenning outside the window, his rommate would close his eyes and imaged all the beautiful scenes of life that were told to him.

One morning the man, whose bed was near the window, had died peacefully in his sleep. His roommate was very sad.

After some time, when the nurse came to visit him, he asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse agreed and kindly made the switch. When she left, the man slowly and painfully propped himself up on one elbow and took the first look at the world outside. He was stunned. The window faced a blank wall.

When the nurse came to visit him the next time, he told her about beautiful things outside the window that his rommate decribed him. The nurse replied that his rommate was a blind man. She said: „Probably he just tried to encourage you.“

Doggy Drawing

godiz - A drawing of  T & P from sweet Sara (and her dogs), who always gives unexpected hugs at work.

Bible Verse Sunday

prayer - Life-Giver, make my days apart from others more meaningful with You!

Lil Sis Love

Bestie Wishes

Blessing to my bestie on her birthday 

Happy birthday to my bestie all the way in the Swee
Thank you Heavenly for letting me know her and her know me
She's one of a kind..a true rarity
She's The type of person if you're clouded in life, she can give you clarity 
True embodiment of beauty because she fits it outside and In
She wants to fly high with the Lord and not ride low in earth's sin 
She's gracious and giving and caring to the to the most fullest 
She's soft-spoken and sweet but not weak, she's sharp and never the dullest 
32 years she's been here but doesn't look a day over 25
If Christ was standing in front of her He would give her a high five 
Age is just a number it's just about how you feel inside 
I hope my bestie feels great and feels a sense of pure pride 
Never have I known such a pretty soul like the one she holds
I can honestly say she's warmed mine ever since, so I've never felt cold
Your parents given you birth this day but the Lord gave you life 
One day with the Lords blessing you'll be the greatest mom and I hope a wife
Now though, is just time for you to keep carving your path He set for you
Thanks for being a bestie a great human being and follower of Christ 
and in Christ I love you
Enjoy your day and know it's a blessing to many that you're here
With the Lord guiding us our lives are great and we have nothing to fear 

/Jason.

godiz - love ya! you are and always will be fam to me <3 

Thirty Two

Happy birthday to myself :-) 

Shout out to the most High, for blessing me with 32 amazing years of existence. Thank You for breathing life into me on March 15, 1983. 
I will always live for you Lord. You are the greatest gift of all. And I AM truly BLESSED to know my All in ALL! Hopefully there will be many more years to come... Through sunshine and rain, at the end of the day, You've been the One to always put a smile on my face. I love You for loving me, before i even knew what love was.

Made In 1983

by godiz

Music Minute - Best Of Me



It's simple, I love it, having you near me, having you here 

Our conversations, outrageous, 

You smile, and I smile then I say 
Oh, this getting personal, personal, personal 
Let's stay for a while and play 
Girl let's make this a moment

Giving you the best of me, amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing, 

Having you close to me, amazing, outrageous 
Give your best to me 

Good morning, here's breakfast 

Lost track of time but, we had a ball 
Let's catch a movie, then dinner 
Tonight's the night we'll 
Just unwind, and stay, hey 
Let's stay personal, personal, personal 
Let's stay for a while and play 
Such a beautiful moment 

Giving you the best of me, amazing, amazing, 

Having you close to me, amazing, outrageous 
Give your best to me 
Giving you the best of me, amazing, amazing, 
Having you close to me, amazing, outrageous 
Give your best to me

Did You Know

Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each others’ tails.

I Imagine

I imagine that when her eyes open in the light of sunrise, 
it’s the similarity to a rose’s bloom. 
Every movement pure and virtuous. 
Alluring and unique. 
I imagine she owns sweet essences powered by love,
over and above the universe where angels fly and skies sigh. 
I imagine a beauty, soothingly touched by God's creating perfection. 
Elegant, every segment of her structure. 
I imagine she is essential, and mentally satisfying. 
Outlying… yet so close in more ways than most. 
I imagine her smile shining divinely from miles. 

I imagine.

Nine

godiz - Happy Birthday! Love ya, punk!

We Are The Roses



godiz - This poem is beyond touching... 2pac was a genius! The definition of passion.

A Very Good Morning

godiz - My cousin brought he's kiddos over (to my moms) this beautiful morning. 
And we are making/eating fresh SWE pancakes aka crepes. Anyone?

Look Who's Visiting

The Sun :-D

Bible Verse Sunday

prayer - One true Father, thank You for bestowing both Your punishments and Your blessings upon us, because only You know what is truly good for us.

Me 2 You


godiz - This teddy is the perfect gift on any occasion, love this bear  http://www.metoyou.com/


one of my TT's (special friend)

Zo Zleepy

That's all! yaaawn... I'm out.

Teta

godiz - My granny taking a lil nap at my sister's place... wearing her slippers. So freaking cute! 

Thank you for being the greatest (female) role model in my life! 
Love you granma <3 You are the best!

Honoured 2 Honour

Dog Measurements

To measure your dog correctly always use a soft tape measure and always measure your dog when they are standing. Please do not assume your dog is for example a small/medium/large sized dog and will require a small/medium/large size. All dogs vary in size even those of the same breed so please do measure your dog. If your dog has a thick/dense or long coat always take this into account when measuring. If your dog is clipped short at the time of purchasing the item always give a bit extra for re-growth.

Where to take measurements from while your dog is standing:

Back Length - Place tape measure on your dog's shoulder blades and measure to the base of the tail.
Chest - Again place tape measure on the dog's shoulder blades and measure right around the chest at the deepest point. This is usually following the line from the shoulder blades downwards just behind the front legs.
Neck - For clothing and harnesses measure around the dog's neck at the widest point where the neck meets the body.
For collars measure half way up the neck and don't forget that for a comfortable fit you must allow two fingers to be able to fit between the collar and your dog's neck.
Girth (Reflective Vests Only) - Your dog's girth measurement is taken at the widest part of the chest wall usually just before the end of the rib cage and where your dog's body starts to tuck up into the waist line. Hold the tape measure approximately three ribs in from the end of the rib cage and measure all the way around.
For more measuring details on individual products see below. Please always double check the measurements as we know how dogs do not like to stand still.

Clothing

For the perfect fit, clothing for your dog is measured by the dog's body length, chest and neck. The length is from the shoulder blades to the base of the tail. For the Chest size again place the tape measure on the dog's shoulder blades and measure right around the chest at the deepest point. This is usually following the line from the shoulder blades downwards just behind the front legs. If your dog is deep chested or overweight it is recommended going up to a larger size. Most dog clothing items have chest measurements as well to help you select the correct size. For the neck measurement measure around the dog's neck at the widest point where the neck meets the body.

Reflective Vests

For the perfect fit on these Hi-Viz Vests you need to measure around your dog's neck at the widest point where the neck meets the body. Then measure your dog's girth – this measurement is taken at the widest part of the chest wall usually just before the end of the rib cage and where your dog's body starts to tuck up into the waist line. Hold the tape measure approximately three ribs in from the end of the rib cage and measure all the way around. Don't forget we do have extension pieces that can be added to extend the girth and neck size by up to 6 inches.

Harnesses

All dog harnesses are adjustable so select the size nearest to your dog's chest measurement. Please measure around the dog's chest at the deepest point for a correct fit. To measure the deepest point place tape measure on the dogs shoulder blades and measure right around the chest at the deepest point. This is usually following the line from the shoulder blades downwards just behind the front legs. For the neck measurement measure around the dog's neck at the widest point where the neck meets the body.

Collars

Measure around the dog's neck and don’t forget that for a comfortable fit you must allow two fingers to be able to fit between the collar and your dog's neck. Sizes may vary slightly so it is always best to select a collar size range that your dog's measurement fits within. For example if your dog's measurement is 15" select 14-16" rather than 12-15". For puppies or young dogs that are still growing, select a size that can be adjusted to allow room for growth.

Doggles

Measure the entire head circumference across the eyes and around the back of the ears for the head strap and frame measurement. Measure from the base of one ear under the chin to the base of the other ear for the chin strap measurement.

Dog Beds

Measure the dog's length including the head and then the dog's height. From these two measurements you should be able to select the best length and width of dog bed. If your dog likes to stretch out, add about six inches, this then will allow your dog enough room to stretch or curl up in comfort.

TIP: If you have no tape measure suitable, use a dog lead or a piece of string and measure this against a tape/ruler. If your dog is stouter, has a thick coat, broader chest or is at the maximum measurement for the size listed against the product you may want to go up the next size for a better fit.

It's A Wrap

Single Parenting

Reproduction between male and female was, from the very beginning a command from God (Gen. 1:27-28). "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it" (Gen. 1:28). These passages in Genesis offers a definition of parenthood in its original state, and at the same time demonstrate God's command to procreate and bring forth offspring. From the very beginning, it was established in the mind of God that adult men and women would be responsible for raising and caring for their young. It was not ordinated that the young would be left to exist on their own and fend for themselves, without training and guidance. Rather, the young would be cared for, taught, fed, and nurtured by adults until the young ones could function in their environment, independently and without the immediate assistance of adults. Raising children is not an easy task, but God instructs us to raise them with kindness. Accordingly, the Scripture says in Eph. &:4. "And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." While contemporary parenting styles differ considerably from Old Testament practices, the facts still remain that parenting is not an easy task. Even in two-parent households, issues surrounding child rearing often arise and become points of contention between parents. In single-parent families, the responsibilities of parenting are often overwhelming. And, with statistics projecting failure and painting dismal pictures of delinquency, drugs, and prison for children of single-parent families, there doesn't seem to be a hope for these children. The statistics and the evening news trumpet gloom and doom: the many stories of crime and destruction among children of single-parent households - especially young men. Yet, we must refuse to accept that kind of future for our children. Remember the Scripture that says, "For with God, nothing shall be impossible," (Luke 1:37). Pray and rely completely on God. Insist on a drug-free, smoke-free, violence-free, loving home for your children to grow up in. Keep your expectations high, without being unrealistic. Whenever choices about college are for example talked about, the discussion should be centered on which college to attend rather than whether or not to attend. Life as a single parent will have its fair share of challenges. You might have to pinch pennies, sacrifice, and cry. You may not always be able to buy your children everything they want, and you may drive a used car. But, you will never be homeless. God will always provide for your needs. You will mature spiritually and develop an intimate relationship with our heavenly Father. You will learn to trust Him in a most astounding way. Learn to take the Word of God from the pages of the Scriptures and apply it directly, literally and realistically into your life. Life lessons will be well learned, and you'll be grateful to God for teaching them to you. Have great expectations for your children. Anticipate receiving the secret desires of your heart from the Lord. Take verses, like Ps. 37:4-5, to heart: "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart, Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass." Look for the needs in your life to be met. In fact, expect them. These blessings will come to you from your loving Father who has your best interests at heart. "But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:19). Read Psalms 34:4, 37:4-5; see also Genesis 21:8-21; 2 Kings 4:1-7; Luke 7:11-17.

godiz - I'm not a single parent nor do i have children, but i come from a single-parent home.

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