Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday with Oh My Heartsie Girl and Co-Hosts. We do hope after you link up that you will visit at least a few blogs in the Linky and follow and leave us with your sweet comment, they are always welcome.

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Karren Haller 7-26-2014
Host Karren from Oh My Heartsie Girl
Karren’s Feature
For my feature this week I found this cute Elf Mason Jar, Everyone knows I am crazy about anything made with Mason jars, check out my
Pinterest Board and would love to have you follow.
Learn how to make this cute “Mason Jar” Elf.
You can find the complete tutorial over at 
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Co-Host Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise

I am thankful for my new home, great job, love of family and friends!

Cathy’s Feature
Copycat cinnamon chip scones a peek into my paradise
Jen Humphries
Jenn is Hosting A Frozen Palooza For Under $40 and Invites You To Stop By
and learn how she did it!! Frozen Palozza
Special Features From Around The Net
Peek-a-boo Heart Jar Candle Holder…
using Christmas themed music sheets, a little ribbon and a hint of lavender.
Simple and cute, and makes for a great 
Christmas vignette  on our vintage scale.
Snowy Mason Jar From Deco-Art
Align several of these handmade votives—tied 
with berries and twine
in the center of your dining table to create an elegant centerpiece. 
Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Chocolate Cake from
Courtney over at Pizzazzerie What can we say about this dessert? Wow
Lets Party
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Gift Guide Organic and Natural Gifts Under $25

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Small Herbal Healing Kit
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Spice Tin Gift Box
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Small Change Pink/Vanilla Burp & Bib Set
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Wool Felt Jewelry Kit
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Join eMeals During November and December and Get a Holiday Plan for Free

Green Beans Recipe from emealsJoin eMeals During November and December and Get a Holiday Plan for Free
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Check out this Traditional Holiday Meal Plan recipe below. Doesn’t it look SO good?
Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

  • 2 (12-oz) packages steam-in-bag green beans
  • 1 (8-oz) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-oz) jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (2.8-oz) container French fried onions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook beans in microwave as directed. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Sauté mushrooms in butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes, stirring once after 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add to beans in bowl.
  3. Cook bacon in skillet until crisp. Crumble bacon, and add to beans. Reserve 1 Tbsp drippings in skillet. Cook onion and garlic in drippings until tender. Add to beans. Stir in Alfredo sauce and cheese.
  4. Spoon into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle with French fried onions. Bake 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Of Interest to First Time Home Buyers

First-time home buyers may find that a loan backed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has less rigid borrower requirements compared to other home loans. The down payment will be low, the income requirements will be more flexible and credit expectation is reasonable. This is because the FHA looks at the borrower’s whole financial picture and not just at one criterion.

The FHA loan requirements credit score and other credit history are taken into account for borrowers. To be a good candidate, a strong credit history is a must. The FHA requires applicants to have two lines of credit to be eligible for a loan, but they will make exceptions in some cases.

If the borrower is still paying on a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and has made satisfactory payments, they may be approved for a loan. For a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, at least two years must have passed since the discharge date, and the applicant must have a stable job, re-establish good credit and qualify financially to be considered for a loan.

The FHA will review the overall pattern of credit behavior rather than isolate late payments. Even if the applicant has made some late payments on a debt, if they have maintained a good payment pattern for some time, they will be considered for a loan.

In general, if an applicant has had their mortgage foreclosed or a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure in the past three years, they will not be eligible for an FHA insured loan. However, if there are extenuating circumstances and the applicant has since established good credit, they may be considered.

Minor collections do not need to be paid off for an applicant to get approval for an FHA loan, but any judgments will need to be paid off before closing. If the applicant is delinquent on any federal debt such as student loans or tax liens, they will not be eligible for an FHA loan.

Navigating through the paperwork can be difficult even for experienced home buyers, which is why many people choose to hire professionals. There are businesses such as Embrace Home Loans that will help borrowers find the right kind of home loan for their financial situation, including FHA insured loans.

Sunday Home Kitchen Tour A Delightsome Life

We have a star home kitchen on tour Oh My Heartsie Girl Week #2A Deightsome Life BlogI know it takes a while for a new blog feature to gain interest, but I am having fun with this one as I get to go inside (through the power of blogs) and share and tour a kitchen  and get to know the person behind the blog and while I am there I always look for a recipe to share. So for my feature this week is a blog I have been visiting for a while and the kitchen of A Delightsome Life a makeover/renovation from a several years ago.

Kathy works part-time, has a passion about crafts, she says, ” she inherited creativity from her mom”, gardening she mentions “she inherited the love of gardening and of cooking from her dad”. a sometime empty-nester, lives in a rural town where you know everyone’s name and have a feeling of belonging and lives in a 100 year old home with some renovation, which is where my story begins.laundry-room-door-left-view A Delightsome Kitchen French Farmhouse

A few months back and in I shared Kathy’s Book Page Leaf Crafts, so it was natural to visit and find her kitchen makeover to share with you.Delightsome French Farmhouse Style Kitchen Renovation

Kathy says in her post about her makeover that much of the inspiration that went into the makeover comes from other bloggers. (Guess thats why we like surfing) She referred to her makeover as they “lived around it”, while she worked part time and had events during the time of renovation. from-swinging-door-straight

There was a lot do to for her renovation the sorting, cleaning, what to get rid of and what to keep. Painting, waiting for things purchased to be delivered, lots of patients are always needed when tackling these projects. from-swinging-door-straightAnd all her projects didnt go well and she said,” When things goof up – don’t give up!” Positive statement!!  One of favorite items she purchased for her makeover was the Tattooed Mat from Peacock Park Design and then the red plates in red Chintz, so many little things went into the finished project as you can see, BUT WAIT, theres so much more at her Cottage Home, theres Cooking, Gardening, Cottage Crafts and Cottage Holidays and I hope you will visit and read the whole story and get to know her better. Start here
Kathys The Making of A Kitchen Renovation

Kathy from A Delightsome Life

Kathy from A Delightsome Life

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Now for The Recipe and do I have a treat, just a few ingredients and what a beautiful dessert, featured in a her Christmas Cookie Challenge 2013.

Coconut Pistachio Ice

Coconut Pistachio Ice

Have all your ingredients ready. If you can't find super-fine sugar, you can use regular sugar and grind it fine in a food processor or coffee grinder. It will be worth it. Make sure the sugar comes to a complete boil; have your coconut and coloring ready. Work quickly to allow the layers to meld together. Press very firmly each layer, especially the first layer.

Make sure you cut this slowly and carefully when it is completely cooled with a large sharp knife. It can be crumbly - take your time. Do not multiply this recipe. If you wish to make more than one batch, do it separately.


  • 3 3/4 cups super fine sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups dry, unsweetened coconut
  • 2 to 3 drops food coloring (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios


  1. Grease an 8-inch square baking tin and line with baking parchment or waxed paper.
  2. Combine the sugar, coconut milk and salt in a heavy pan, stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Bring the mixture to the boil. Add the coconut and stir completely with a wooden spoon to combine. Work as quickly as you can from this point as this mixture begins to cool.
  4. Pour 1/2 of the mixture into the prepared baking tin. Press down very firmly. with off-set spatula or small rolling pin.
  5. Divide the remainder into two bowls - a little more in one for the pink/red food color. Stir in food coloring completely. Spoon over first layer, spread and press down very firmly.
  6. Add chopped pistachios and green food coloring stirring completely. Spoon over pink layer, spread and press down, again very firmly. I used a small rolling pin. (Pampered Chef)
  7. Allow to cool completely. Gently lift out of the baking tin by the sides of the parchment paper and place on a cutting board. Cut carefully into squares using a large sharp, thin knife and serve immediately or store in air-tight container.


This recipe is on http://www.adelightsomelife.com/2013/12/christmas-cookie-exchange.html

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Sunday Kitchen Tour Oh My Heartsie Girl

Let me know if the Sunday Kitchen Tour is interesting in a comment and if you would like to be featured and for me to share your kitchen and a recipe for upcoming posts for my NEW Sunday Feature – This includes photos of your kitchen, or a remodeled/renovated kitchen, table-scapes, and a recipe. I would love to write for you, let me know.

This Sunday feature is shared out to all my Social media, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, BlogLovin and AtContent and is getting great comments.  If you are interested please email me for more details and schedule your tour and feature to karrenh@gmail.com Subject: Kitchen Home Tour Holiday Recipes

Karren Haller Oh My Heartsie Girl 7-26-2014Thanks For visiting and your comments