Archive | May 2014

Blessings Flow From Encouragement

Blessings Flow From Encouragement   By Nancy Alexander

So Grateful to Help You Find What Makes You Come Alive!…

What a responsibility and a blessing it is to be able to teach, help, and encourage so many…  I want to help you find your reason for being — to find what makes you come alive by using all your God-given gifts.  I am passionate about this.  My work, and my business had its core beginnings and base helping others know "They CAN Do It".

I hope you enjoy the video I filmed for you today :)…

We all want success in our lives.  But that success doesn't come without failures, and pain.  It isn't always easy, but it is there waiting for you.  I am here waiting for you.  Yes, you will fall down, but with each fall you get stronger and stronger.  I can honestly say that with every failure, and every fall, I have grown as a woman into the one that God put me on this earth to be.  You will make mistakes.  I have made many mistakes, but these mistakes make us stronger and give us a clearer goal into our life's meaning.

The first think I want you to do is try.  Please don't be afraid of failure.  Without trying, there will be no failure… but at the same time, without trying there will be no success either. I have read that fear paralizes us, and that action gives us courage.  That is SO true.  I was paralized with fear for so many years afraid of how my body would react to everything around me.  "So What?" I've had to tell myself over and over.  "What really will happen if I try?"  Well, I'll fail, but is that a really bad thing?  No, I think not — because I won't always fail.  There will be successes there also that will take me up to heights I never thought I would reach.

I want you to feel alive!  I want you to revel in the JOY that success brings!  I want you to know you don't have to stay where you are if is it a scary place.  I tried stepping out many times, and I failed many times.  But, guess what?  ONE DAY I SUCCEEDED.  That doesn't mean that I never failed again, it just means that I was stronger and took more chances and had more successes than failures.

I am thinking of each of you today.  You are a part of my life.  Your notes and emails bring me joy as I learn that I have, in someway, made a difference to you.

Special Recipes From My Family To Your Family…

"Special Recipes From My Family To Your Family"   By Nancy Alexander

Happy Mother's Day…

May is such a special time of year! It's the month we honor our Mothers! This week, I want to share with you a couple recipes that are special in my family because they are delicious and because they come from two very special women in our lives! Nana's Chocolate Pound Cake

  • 3 sticks butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Carefully grease and flour a bundt pan. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Once fully mixed, add the eggs one at a time and beat well. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk to the butter and sugar mixture. Once fully mixed, add the vanilla. Pour into your bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

My family requests these two cakes at almost every family gathering! They are classics!

My Mom's 3 Layer Butter Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk

Grease and line 3 Nine inch pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In a mixer, cream butter and sugar and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add dry ingredients slowly to the butter mixture with the milk. Pour evenly into pans. Bake 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center of pans comes out clean. Cool on wire racks. Enjoy!