Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pumpkin muffin recipe

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of love and good food. This is my favorite pumpkin muffin recipe. It only has five ingredients, it's super easy, and super yummy.
I pkg spice or carrot cake mix
1 can (15 oz) of pumpkin
2 eggs
1/3 cup of water
2/3 a cup of craisins, raisins or cranberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, pumpkin, egg and water until moistened. Stir swiftly for 1 minute. Stir in craisins, raisins or cranberries. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Makes 18-24 muffins!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Our last meeting of 2010 is on December 7th. Come join us for Christmas tea, caroling, eating, and sharing. Crumpets, finger foods and tea will be provided! Small groups don't have to bring food! We will have a white elephant gift exchange. A white elephant gift exchange is a gift that is not purchased but something you found at home. An ugly decoration you may have received last year and you are looking to gift it to someone else. A lost sock that doesn't have a mate. A Tupperware bowl from 1981. Make it fun and interesting! I can't wait to see what you bring and the laughs! A pastor from Grace Church will be sharing a Christmas devotion.

December 14th 8:00 p.m.
@Flying Star on Paseo Del Norte
If you have never been to Flying Star they have coffee and yummy deserts. They have dinner as well. It will just be a fun night of coffee and dessert with friends. If you can't make it we will be having another Mom's night out in the New Year.

January 18th will be our first meeting in 2011!
We will not have a meeting on the first meeting of January as APS schools will have not returned.

Coming in January, we will be starting a MOPS book club. All of the details are not worked out yet, but they will be soon. We may just meet at a MOPS Moms' home and have a book club/playdate meeting. The book we will be reading and discussing will be So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore. The book is currently $15.78 on So ask your Mom or favorite Uncle to buy it for you for Christmas. Click here for a link to the listing for this book.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Everything you need to know about Craft Fair!

Our 14th Annual Holly Days Craft Fair is this Saturday! This is such a huge event and is our main fundraiser for the whole year. I know it seems like so much work, but it's really worth it. It's actually fun to be involved it and you get to know other MOPS mom's better. Here's what you can do to help:

1. Download the above picture and email it to everyone you know in Albuquerque. Invite your mother, brother, uncle or neighbor to shop at our craft fair. Post it on Facebook or your blog.

2. Bring baked goods for our bake sale. Breads, pie and cinnamon rolls do really good. If making cookies make sure to wrap them in bunches, 2-3 in a bunch. Wrap them in saran wrap and label them. (For example: Pumpkin cookies with pecans. Below is a picture from last year.)

3. Set up on Friday and Clean up on Saturday. See your small group leader for your groups assignment. If coming to set up, we need the most help from 7:00 a.m. to about 10:00. We have to move everything out of the gym so we can mark the floor for booth spaces. If early morning doesn't work for you, you can come throughout the day on Friday. Clean up time starts at 2:45, and the more help we can get the faster we can get out of there! We have to take table and chairs down, remove tape from the floor, put away Christmas decorations, and sweep the gym floor.

4. Don't forget your donation for the raffle baskets. See your small group leader tomorrow for more details. The raffle baskets bring in hundreds of dollars on their own. Every year you ladies out-do yourselves on the creative basket ideas!

We appreciate your help! MOPS moms can move mountains!