Thursday, December 15, 2011

The History of the Candy Cane    






A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols

for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. He began with a stick of 
pure white, hard candy: white to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless 
nature of Jesus, and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the Foundation of the 
Church and firmness of the promises of God.

The candy maker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the precious
name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. It could also represent the 
staff of the Good Shepherd with which He reaches down into the ditches of the 
world to lift out the fallen lambs who like all sheep have gone astray. Thinking 
that the candy was somewhat plain, the candy maker stained it with red stripes.
He used three small stripes for the blood shed by Christ on the cross. So that
we could have the promise of eternal life.



SCRIPTURES FOR THE MEANING OF THE CANDY CANE

Hard Candy - Reminds us that Jesus is like a "ROCK", strong and dependable
Psalm 31:3Peppermint Flavor - Is like the gift of spices from the wise men.
Matthew 2:11
White Candy - Stands for Jesus as the holy, sinless Son of God
1 John 1:7
Cane - Is like a staff used by shepherds in caring for sheep.
Jesus is our "Good Shepherd".
John 10: 1-18, 27-30
The Letter J. - Is for the name of Jesus, our Savior.
Matthew 1: 21
The Color Red - Is for God's love that sent Jesus,
and for Jesus' love in giving His life for us on the cross.
John 3: 16 and Revelation 1:5
The Stripes - Reminds us of Jesus' suffering - His crown of thorns,
the wounds in His hands and feet, and the cross on which He died.
John 19: 1-30

Christmas Is A Great Time To Give Back

Christmas Is A Great Time To Give Back

Monday, December 12, 2011

Pinterest-Menu Board

While checking Pinterest this morning, I came across this idea-a Menu Board!
I think this looks like alot of work, but Sara and I are always looking for fun things to do, so we will give this a try. If all else fails, it looks cute! :)
http://pinterest.com/pin/58828338852198381/

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pinterest-Time Well Spent!

I love Pinterest. If you haven't checked it out, you should.
I consider it time well spent. Sara and I have made several of the recipes and created some of the craft ideas that we have found on there.
One of the newest sights I have found is one on home organization. I will admit that I need as much help in this area as I can get.
This link is titled-31 Days to an Organized Home
http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com/2011/10/31-days-to-organized-home-day-one.html
I look forward to trying these ideas. Let me know which ones you try!
More pinterest ideas will be coming on my blog.
Have a great week.
Julie

Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls

This is awesome! I served it at a vendor event and at my Holiday Open House. It was met with rave reviews!
Purchase 2 boxes of the Candy Cane Dip Mix (4 packets) for only $6.98 this month! You will be the hit of the party when you take these to serve!
Contact me at 816-415-0661 to place your order.

Welcome to Inspired Design by Julie

Welcome to my blog...
My name is Julie Hisle. I am a wife of 26 years to my husband, Steve, and mom to Sara, who is 25! We have lived in Liberty, MO since 2000. Prior to that, we lived in Greenville, SC for 3 years. During that time, we had the opportunity to visit a beautiful place called Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, on several occasions. We always looked forward to, and enjoyed, that road trip! The magic of the home and grounds was amazing, especially at Christmas. Biltmore was also our destination for the 13th birthday of Sara.
The memories I have of those times, has made my new venture so much more meaningful. I am now a consultant for Biltmore Inspirations, the new home party plan of the Biltmore Estate!
Biltmore Inspirations offers a great opportunity to enjoy special times with friends and family while building your own business. Biltmore Inspirations combines the warm, welcoming spirit of Biltmore with the excitement of the home-party experience. Our collections include home decor, tabletop and wine accessories, plus delicious food that allow your guests to celebrate every day with style.
I look forward to sharing ideas with you that will make your home a warm and inviting place for your family and friends. Thanks for joining me.
Julie