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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday Linky #59


      
      

 week #59

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There’s nothing quite as delicious and yummy as buttercream frosting. This Cherry Buttercream Frosting Recipe turns ordinary chocolate cupcakes into a mouthwatering, close your eyes and enjoy, kind of taste! Use your own chocolate cupcake recipe or I love Devil’s Food Chocolate the best. 





Hello Peeps, today I decorated our front porch a bit for Spring. I didn't feel like going into town
and purchasing a bunch of spring flowers yet, so I decorated with nature instead.  





You can never have enough of Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies whether they are your first love or your second Thin Mint Cookies are always the best seller in the Girl Scout lineup. As a Brownie my all time favorite cookie was Thin Mints now as an adult they are still on my top two cookie fave. I enjoy a box or two but I had to find other ways to keep that taste alive. My other favorite dessert is a cupcake so why not add the two together and enjoy it even more. So this is what came out of adding the two together.



My absolute favorite thing in the world is Recess Peanut Butter Cups. Yesterday, my husband called me from a job he was doing at the Hershey’s factory in PA. He told me that everywhere he turned there were Recess Peanut Butter Cups, he proudly proclaimed that he was able to help himself to these treats all day long. I have never hated him more than at that moment. It wasn’t fair, how come he got to be surrounded by all that chocolate peanut butter goodness and I got to be surrounded by whiny, demanding creatures all day.



I never watched Parks and Recreation, I would always catch the tail end of it or the beginning because it was always on around some of the shows I loved, but it always looked cheesy to me. Now I’m a huge fan of Parks and Recreation, and I can totally see how some of those scenes would look cheesy and so weird out of context, but oh yes I love that show now. I’m so glad I found it on Netflix, then continued to binge watch it in time to catch up with the series for the finale tonight.




Things we say to ourselves. Lies we tell ourselves. Lies we let ourselves believe. We need more compassion in this world and we need to start with ourselves. We need to build ourselves up. We need to see what we have overcome and what compassion has been shown in our lives. Once we see through the obstacles that we have made it past, then we can use our compassion to build up someone else.



How to Add Purse Feet to Your Handcrafted Handbags


I love purse feet!  Most of the time, they probably don't actually DO a whole lot to protect the bottom of the bag (let's be honest), but they sure do look cute!!  I want you to be able to add them to your bags too, because they are SO easy to install.




I have made my own lip balm before, but I must say that this batch might possibly be the best! I’m going to venture to say it’s because of the ingredients I chose to work with this time around. Here is what you need for this Mango Pina Colada Lip Balm DIY.


When I’m cooking, I don’t use recipes too much. I might consult them to figure out times, heat levels, or ingredients that go well together, but, generally, I free form. When baking, on the other hand, you pretty much need a recipe. I develop a number of them over time, but the best recipes, I’ve found, are the ones that are inherited. My wife’s grandmother passed down her recipe for Banana Bread years ago and, though I’ve tweaked add-ins or toppings over the years, the base recipe has stayed exactly the same.




The entryway from our garage was a disaster, to put it mildly.

It was constantly overflowing with shoes, jackets, various winter items, and a bunch of stuff that had no business being there. Sorting through everything to find what we needed was always a pain, and I was sick of it so it was time for an entryway makeover.




This margarita is a snap to make in your blender and you too will be celebrating National Margarita Day in no time!

You just need a blender and in that blender put a half can of limeade frozen concentrate (still frozen!!) and half a can of frozen cherry concentrate (still frozen!!).




When you first move into your home it seems like you have so much space. As the years pass, you might find yourself becoming a pack rat. What are you going to do with all the stuff you have accumulated? Perhaps it’s time to weed out the unnecessary items and organize your home. Do you have ideas on organizing? How do you stay on top of keeping everything in its place?




If you are unfamiliar with coconut oil you have been missing out. I seriously use it for everything. There are so many benefits from using it and the possibilities are truly endless. I put together a list of the ways coconut oil can be used in cooking, around the house and for your health.





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Saturday, February 28, 2015

The VISIT

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As she stood there, watching her beautiful daughter take the marriage vows, she was reminded of the day when for the first time, she had held her little angel in her arms, of the day when her pig-tailed toddler had adorned the freshly painted living room walls with her colorful drawings, of the sweet smile that lit up the room on unwrapping the birthday gifts, of the numerous times she had made her proud and of the day she had introduced her to the man of her dreams. She was also reminded of the not so happy days- of the troublesome times that had torn her and her husband, of the days of solitude she had chosen for herself and of the dear friend, who had suggested her the VISIT.

At the same time, her daughter was thanking her stars for the wonderful life she was blessed with. She looked at her Gods-on-earth, her parents and smiled. It was their one decision that had changed her life- their decision to VISIT the orphanage and give a wailing baby home.

The bride then turned to her handsome groom- the man who had not only agreed to love her and to be by her side through all thick and thin but had also promised her that irrespective of what they'd be blessed with, they'd make a similar VISIT and gift a beautiful life to a God sent angel.


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This post has been written for Five Minute Fridays- the writing flash mob, where bloggers get together to write on a common topic, all in just 5 minutes!
                                                        Prompt for today - VISIT!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday Linky #57

      
      

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Week #57

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I think I have a thing for edible roses.  Last Valentine's day I learned how to make chocolate covered strawberries that look like roses and this year I learned how to make a rose out of Hershey's kisses.  I pinned this idea for strawberry roses on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try.  Unfortunately, it's one of those pins that's a dead end when you click through, but luckily there was enough information in the image to give me a basic idea of what to do.  And after making a few of these strawberry roses, I can give you a few pointers and tips that worked for me.




To create this, I made a Raspberry-Cherry sauce and then layered it with MΓΌller® Ice Cream Inspired Vanilla Bean Yogurt. The sauce was made by combining raspberries and cherries with a little bit of water, and then cooking it down to release the liquid.

This strata showcases tomatoes, zucchini, bacon, and feta. Best of all? You don’t have to prep it the night before! By using a delicate, flaky croissant, the eggs and milk soak in quickly and perfectly.



My purse all too often becomes a catch all for the junk I encounter while out of the house.
It’s just too easy to toss something in my purse and deal with it later. Unfortunately, later can sometimes take a while to roll around. Receipts, old notes, and lots of lip products usually make up most of my purse clutter, but that changed yesterday because I decluttered my purse.




One thing we can be thankful for is God’s wisdom, which in turn makes us wise when we follow him. Serving these cute wise owl cupcakes will help us remember to be thankful, and it gives kids an added lesson in wisdom as well! 



Shane and I both love to go to antique stores and auctions.
Many times we are looking for something with a purpose and we enjoy the hunt.
I also enjoy the bargaining process. 
We went shopping that day with the measurements wrote down that would fit the space we were shopping for.
Handy Hubby had his tape measure and we both had the vision in our heads.
We also had a price point that we would not go over.
We were searching for something to re-purpose into a coffee station.



Sewing is a timeless and highly useful skill. You can sew items for yourself, your friends, your pets, or your home. But if you’re a beginner, it may be hard to narrow down all the pattern possibilities and find a project that you’ll actually understand, and better yet, actually finish! So if you’re a total beginner or have a little more experience, check out these quick and easy sewing projects below!


Our new and innovative mix of the perfect ingredients will give you Dramatically Radiant & Youthful Eyes by: 

• Eliminating Dark circles, Puffiness, Dryness and Sagging around the eyes.
• Increasing elasticity and plumps the skin around eyes.
• Providing a youthful texture around the eyes.
• Moisturizing the delicate eye area to prevent premature aging.
• Useful for the entire face. Can be applied all over the face for an enhanced glow and a more radiant looking face. 






Here is a delicious recipe just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Guinness Chocolate Donuts with Baileys Glaze, yes and they are delicious. What is your favorite St. Patty’s Day Recipe? Since there is nothing to do because its so cold….yes 25 below zero is just crazy. I’ve been wanting to try these so I figured why not now! Do you have a Guinness fan or Baileys lover? I’m not big on beer but these were amazing!



I’m going to admit that I’ve wanted to a do a post like this for quite some time, essentially ‘A Day in the Life’ sort of bit, and for a few reasons. First and foremost is the pure self-indulgence of the process. Second, however, is to give a small glimpse into the sites day to day for those who may be unfamiliar with the process.



As I was skimming through my photo library, 
I remembered how "ab-fab" that mansion was,
so even though it's been a few months, I'm bringing it back. 
I am determined to finish showing you the entire home!


Joyce Meyer is one of my favourite Bible Teachers. The way she teaches has inspired me, challenged me and encouraged me. When she shares her testimonies and the struggles she has overcome with her temper and patterns of thoughts etc, I can totally relate to her, and I'm encouraged to see how God has used her and transformed her through His word.





 White rice with quinoa 
Broccoli and Carrots
Egg
Chicken with Tofu



“They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels.” ~Malachi 3:17~
“Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.


We went strawberry picking the day before Valentine’s Day, so I made a few jars of my grandmother’s strawberry jam. I thought it would be artsy to use Valentine crochet canning jar covers on the jars I gave as gifts. A couple of weeks ago while strolling through Hobby Lobby, I picked up a few skeins of I Love This Cotton Yarn along with two or three packages of Valentine craft ribbon and one package of Valentine heart colored buttons. I had no idea what I was going to do with the buttons, but they were just too cute to resist. I probably should have picked up more than one package.


I decided I would share this CopyCat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe with you today. With warmer weather on the way, sandwich recipes are a great idea for lunches and quick and easy dinners. I shared our CopyCat Starbucks Egg Salad with you as well as our CopyCat Panera Tuna Salad Sandwich. All of these sandwiches are great and will allow you to whip up a quick meal.



So today I'm excited to finally show you my Laundry room. I was contacted by Danielle at Blissful and Domestic to do a You Tube Collaboration about a space in our home that we have decorated on a budget. My laundry room definitely fits that bill, its a DIYers dream. There were several projects I did in the laundry room that not only were cheap but came out beautifully. I hope you enjoy the video tour below! Don't forget to check out the other 8 collaborators videos as well. 




Irish Colcannon Soup – Lenten Recipes

Upstate Ramblings




Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage.  This recipe combines the same flavors, but the potatoes are used to make a creamy soup and mixed with cabbage for a hearty vegetarian soup.







MEAL PLANNING FOR BUSY FAMILIES

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Do you wish you had more time to spend with your family and less time in the kitchen?
Or does the thought of cooking after a long day make you just want to order takeout?
So many busy families struggle with getting dinner on the table every night. But dinner doesn’t have to be stressful.




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