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 August 21, 2017  Posted by on August 21, 2017 Fashion and Beauty, Giveaways 23 Responses »
Enter to win a Professional Cosmetic Travel Case - 2 Winners!

Next month, I am taking a short vacation. That means, I won’t be blogging for about a week or two, but I thought I would have a short giveaway so you won’t miss me as much! I have teamed up with Songmics to give TWO lucky winners one of the best travel bags I’ve ever seen. And, let’s just say I’ve been through a cosmetic travel case or two. When David worked for Microsoft, we traveled quite a bit, so I know a little about trying to pack cosmetics for a trip.

Aug 182017
 
 August 18, 2017  Posted by on August 18, 2017 Recipes Tagged with: ,  38 Responses »
Tuna Casserole Make-Over: A lighter take on a classic recipe

Sometimes, when life throws a curve ball, I love to dive into my favorite comfort foods. Tuna Casserole is one of my favorites. However, the traditional recipe calls for condensed soup, which can be very high in sodium or added artificial ingredients.

I created this version, which doesn’t rely on a can soup. Don’t worry though! It’s still almost as easy and has much more flavor. It’s a revised comfort food from my childhood that I’ll be making again and again.

Aug 142017
 
 August 14, 2017  Posted by on August 14, 2017 Giveaways 43 Responses »
Save on School Stuff with a $100 Paypal or Amazon Giveaway

It’s time for kids to go back to school.  Some of them are even starting college. Or, maybe, you are like us and no longer have school age kids at home.  However, the weather is cooling off and maybe, just maybe, you’ve been eyeballing a new fall coat just for you!  

To celebrate the cooler weather, I’ve joined up with a team of bodaciously awesome bloggers we are giving away $100!  The winner can pick if they want an Amazon Gift Code or Paypal! Which will you choose? Don’t dwell on it too long, though.  This giveaway won’t last forever!

Aug 112017
 
 August 11, 2017  Posted by on August 11, 2017 Recipes Tagged with: , , ,  79 Responses »
Blueberry Jam and Country Childhood Memories

Have you heard the Miranda Lambert song – The House that Built Me? That song resonated with me the first time I heard it. This month, I had to say goodbye to the house that built me – and I can never go back. While it’s a bittersweet farewell, I know it’s the best thing for my grandmother and our family. Things are changing, as they always do.

Like the song says, though, I do still have my memories. My favorite country girl memories include eating fresh ripe blueberries right off the bush, watching the fireflies. and cooking with my grandmother. She used to love to make blueberry jam.

This isn’t her recipe, though. It’s mine. I modified it to use very little added sugar. It also doesn’t use any pectin. Lemon brightens the jam, and hints of vanilla add an unexpected depth.

It’s not exactly the same, but like I said, things change.

Aug 072017
 
 August 7, 2017  Posted by on August 7, 2017 Crafts and Hobbies, Holiday Tagged with: ,  93 Responses »
How To Paint Positivity Rocks that encourage people

After hearing a young child shrill with delight at finding a painted rock, my son and I decided to paint a few rocks of our own. Since Happiness Happens day is on August 8th, we hope to spread positivity and bring a little happiness. Check out our tips for prepping the rocks, materials you need to paint them, and suggestions on selecting hashtags.

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