Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Friday, November 6, 2015

Creative Treasures......

              O God, You are my God; early will I seek You.
                                                                ~ Psalm 63:1

Be it old....Be it new.....I "Love" a good ol' Chalk Board....
This includes the old chalk boards that we all enjoyed drawing elementary school.  Do any of you remember those days? 

I'm not sure that there are many chalk boards used in schools today, but no kiddos still have the opportunity to experience chalk drawing....right here at Shug's house.  I have a couple of boards that we use all the time.

My grandchildren enjoy expressing their artistic abilities on them..
For me....their drawings become little treasures!!

  They take turns on the chalk board below......expressing their own view of the month ahead.   As you can see.... the month of October belonged to Mylee Jo....


Her pumpkins are so cute.....   Her take on Halloween I suppose!

I think that the drawing at the top is of Mylee carving her pumpkin!!  

 Many times, the kids will use my chalk pens......but in this case, Mylee used real chalk.  {thank goodness}

The only issue that I have had in the past with the chalk pens is that I could never get the board clean.   The pens seemed to leave a permanent imprint on the board.   

Until NOW!!

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser's work great on cleaning up a chalk board!!

Back a few months ago, I used several different colorful pens on my Red chalk board.....I covered it with sunflowers and a garden scene, with a scripture written on the board.   

For a week now, I have been trying to get the dull images off of the I could draw something new for the Fall season.

I was having no luck at all in getting the board clean.....until yesterday!!!!   

While at the grocery store yesterday evening....I came across a box of "Mr. Clean Magic Eraser's"

Thought I'd give them a try.....and to my surprise, they worked WELL.

My RED board is totally clean!!!


Need a simple...but delicious cookie recipe???
Try these!!

Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger

Cream the butter, sugar, molasses and egg together.  Mix remaining ingredients and add to creamed mixture.  Chill overnight.  Shape into 1" balls and place on greased cookie sheet.  Press flat with glass dipped in sugar.  Bake at 375 for 8 - 10 minutes.  cool on wire rack.

Enjoy a Blessed Day......and don't forget to do something kind for someone today..

Shug ~


Betsy Adams said...

Good Morning.... What a neat idea--the chalk board (with your grands taking different months)... AND--I too like REAL chalk!!!!! Love Mylee's thoughts about October... AND---did you notice what looks to be a big roaring fireplace with fire blazing --and smoke coming out of the chimney????? Maybe that is not what she intended --but that's what I thought of when looking at it.... AND--that's one things I love about Fall.

The cookies sound great.... Thanks!

Debbie said...

great information, i am soooo into chalkboards!!!!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I remember those chalk boards or as we called them black boards. I loved cleaning them and they looked so neat,till someone came and scribbled all over them.

Nancy Chan said...

We used real chalks and chalk boards which we used to call blackboards. I would love to try out the cookie recipe. Have a lovely weekend!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Shug: This is so cute! Thanks for sharing. I used to work at an office supply store, and customers would sometimes have us order a chalk board for their grand kid's birthday or Christmas gift. I had never heard of the chalk pens, though.

Grace and peace,

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