Friday, July 22, 2016

RDtipoftheday Favorites July

Welcome to RDtipoftheday's favorites July edition. This is my blog series that highlights some of the best things I've been watching, reading, listening to, cooking, and eating. These are a few of my favorite things this month.

Eating & Cooking
I have some massive fresh fruit grocery hauls this Summer. So, here's the question we all ask. How long will your produce last? 

For all the bakers, it is more accurate to weigh ingredients. So, here are the weights for common baking ingredients

I always think food trends are fun. For me, 2016 is the year of the cooking class. 2015 was the year of Brussels Sprouts. 2014 was the year of the sweet potato. the Here are the top 10 predicted food trends of 2016. Let me know if you've tried any of these foods. in the comments below. Tell me what you're loving. And, let me know what foods you will 'pass' on.

After preparing a yummy meal, I would love eating in this dining room.


I just finished reading Playing with Fire by Bianca Olthoff. It was a great book that I got to read early because of being on the book promotion team. I really enjoy Bianca's speaking style, which was the same as her writing style. This book is a great balance of funny, sharing struggles, personal stories, challenging, and encouraging. My summary of this book is learning more about how God uses your personal struggles to shape you. My favorite quotes from the book are:

"There will be proverbial fires that thrown our lives, moments that make us feel like all hope is gone be nothing can or ever will change. But I want to remind you, the fire that boiled and softens a potato is the same fire that hardens an egg. It's not about our circumstances; it's about what we're made of." page 12

"I was placing all importance not the provisions, not the Provider." page 37

"I spent so much time in the external that the internal was malnourished and withering. Instead of believing I had value and worth heavier I was loved by God, I believed my worth came from being loved by others, and I focused my efforts there." page 41

"As children of the one true God, there is no power, stronghold, or addiction that can overtake us." page 137

*Please Note: As a part of the book promotion team, I was compensated one copy of the book before its official release date.

I'm currently reading Rising Strong by Brene Brown. It was a recommendation to me by a friend. I'll let you know my thoughts soon, so stay tuned.

Cake decorating technique videos on YouTube. Since I went to a cake decorating class, I learned a few techniques. It gave me more confidence to try new techniques. So, I'm learning through some videos.

This video demonstrates a few different icing techniques including basketweaving, swiss dots, and swag. The chef offers some good tips and techniques.

She Reads Truth phone screens. The screens are available through their app. I love these free screens. I have my phone with me pretty much everywhere I go. I think these phone screens are beautiful, encouraging, and a great way to learn scripture. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed these tips, recipes, and all of my favorites from this month. Let me know if this is a feature that you would like me to continue by commenting below. And, let me know if you have something you want to be featured. Thanks! Have a great weekend!

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