Creamy Lemon Milk Shake

My Mommy and I love this shake! It’s refreshing, tarty and sweet all in one sip!  I’m going to visit her this weekend, and make us a pitcher of these shakes, and stick’m in the freezer so we can eat them like a Frosty through-out the day. We’ll be in the back yard sitting and

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Decorated Sugar Cookies For Mother’s Day

Perfect for decorating! These classic sugar cookies are great for cookie-cutting and decorating during the holidays or anytime you feel festive. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large bowl, cream

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Cinnabunnies

Oh my gosh….aren’t these Cinnabunnies, ah-dorable?!  I think so, too!  My goodness, let’s get started….first the prep photos, followed by the instructions…..Hoppy Easter! Create the ears by curving the split halves of the cut roll into the shape of floppy bunny ears. On top of the whole roll (head), use raisins to form the eyes

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Cadbury Egg Fudge

Oh how I love Cadbury Eggs! I usually buy myself three eggs as a treat each Easter. I’ve seen this recipe several times on Pinterest and really wanted to try it out; however, I know me, I’d eat the whole mess of fudge if I did. Instead I found the recipe to share with you…this way

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Cadbury Creme Egg Scones

Ingredients 8 regular sized Cadbury Creme Eggs 3 1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 Tablespoons cold butter, diced 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream raw sugar or Easter themed non-pareils (optional) Directions Remove the foil

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History of the White House Easter Egg Roll

Originally started as an activity by children in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill on their day off from school, the egg rolling and related activities became too much for members of Congress so it was banned by law.  The event was moved to the White House in 1878 after President Hayes consented to using the White House lawn and it

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Easter Sunday Dinner

What’s on your Easter Menu? We’re traditionalist in our family, and this holiday is no exception.  Our menu has been the same for as long as I remember, and like most family traditions, I have no plans of ever changing it. Why mess with perfection…especially when it holds my family memories, love and laughter. If

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The History of Egg Decorating

Good Ole’ Fashioned Vinegar and Food Coloring Is What I Prefer For Egg Coloring …but why do hard boiled painted eggs represent Easter?  Well, I have the answer! Easter egg dyeing, and hiding, is a popular activity that dates back 100’s of years.  According to PAAS, a popular manufacturer of Easter egg dye, the tradition

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DIY: Jelly Bean Prayer

Happy Good Friday! Here’s a poem which we used to recite when I was a kid growing-up at Easter.  Every Palm Sunday our Sunday School Teacher would place jelly beans inside of empty cupcake liners, and with our eyes closed, we would eagerly pick out a jelly bean.  Whichever jelly bean you pulled out, you

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DIY: Wash Cloth Bunny and Chick

No Sew Easter Craft Just in time for Easter, Katherine of Own Two Hands has a tutorial for making bunnies and chicks out of rolled-up face cloths. They’re cute, cheap, easy to make! Let’s get started… Wash Cloth Bunny Materials: – wash cloth – narrow ribbon(s) – 2 googly eyes – 2 pom-poms (one large for

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Healthy Bunny-Shaped Fruit Snack

Isn’t this Bunny Eat-orable?! Save some calories this week before the Easter Bunny comes hippity-hoppiting down the bunny trail bringing delicious treats for your Easter Basket!  Make this easy snack for you and the family.  Levi’s not impressed, but Ivy thinks its creative and sweet….what’s your thoughts?  Comment below, we’d love to hear your from you

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Easter Bunny Cake

Easter is this Sunday! In our family, that means it’s time to go buy eggs, coconut and ham, and get ready to feast on a delicious Sunday dinner!  Like most folks, each family member had their own dish that they’d bring every year, and you could count on devouring. For my grandma it was her

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Nail Art: Easter Baskets

Look at these festive Easter basket nail art!  I would love to have one basket on each of my big toes, and a grassy look on the rest of my toes, with one egg hidden on each foot. If you want to know how to create these Easter Baskets, check-out, That Leanne, to learn the techniques.

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Easter Egg Chair Covers

This Dog Can Hunt Howdy Flockers! I was searching for some cute ideas for my Easter table this year, and by golly, I found it! Now this dog did some hunting. Look at these fabulous Easter Egg Chair Covers! If I were able to sew a straight line, I believe this would be easy to

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DIY: Crystal Egg Geodes

Tools and Materials Blown-out eggshell (Get the How-To) Alum powder White glue Small paintbrush Plastic or glass container Egg dye Hot water Craft stick or spoon Latex gloves Drying rack or newspaper Crystal Egg Geode How-To 1. Start by blowing out a large white chicken egg (Get the How-To) and splitting it in half, lengthwise.

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History of Ash Wednesday – Lent

Many Christian Americans mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. It follows Shrove Tuesday, which features Mardi Gras celebrations. What do people do? Some Christians in the United States attend special Ash Wednesday church services. This includes students who attend Catholic and other church schools. Priests usually place blessed ashes in form of the cross

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Living Expenses: First Quarter, 2015

First Quarter, 2014 Expenditures     Admittance fees to events and festivals $       0 Beauty (hair care, make-up, nail polish and skin care) $       0 Car Rental $       0 Campgrounds and

Happy 76th Birthday, Daddy!

Happy 76th Birthday, Daddy!

My Daddy would have turned 76 years old today. I’ve spent the entire day thinking about him (even more than usual), which led to an hour of mid-day-digging through old photo albums and reminiscing. Daddy was quite a character, as my friends can

Our March Madness

Our March Madness

Since my last update 54 days ago, there has been little to report from Camping World (“CW”), that Jimmy Lee is finished, and ready for pick-up. As you may recall from my earlier post, CW were to fix some issues, and install our $4k solar panels.

Beauty Product Review: For Damaged Hair

Beauty Product Review: For Damaged Hair

911 Emergency Pak: Reconstructor for Damaged Hair Review If you have never used this product, I’d liked to introduce it to you.  It does wonders for all types of damaged hair.  I received this product for free, by signing-up with

Travel Tips: March, 2015

Travel Tips:  March, 2015

Monthly, we post 5 tips that will help you in your travels; here are this months: Hang a shoe organizer on the back of a seat. Keep all your must-need items in it for easy access.  I keep Freckeez and Figee’s

February, 2015

February Winner! Congratulations goes to Francesca Eddington! She is our February winner in the sheep counting contest!! Miss Francesca will enjoy a $25 Vanilla Visa gift card. Our much appreciation goes to everyone who entered this months contest. Remember to keep counting those sheep! Travel Tips: February,

The “M” of it all…

The “M” of it all…

Mommy, Molehills, and an [ex] Mother-in-Law My Mommy’s surgery is next week, and as you can imagine, this has put me into a spiritual, answer-seeking, hand-wringing, guilt-wielding, state of mind. On top of this, I’ve received a telephone call this evening,

Easy Chocolate Covered Cherries

Easy Chocolate Covered Cherries

Ingredients 10 oz Maraschino Cherries 2 tbsp softened Butter 1 tsp Corn Syrup 1 tbsp liquid from Mariaschino Cherry 1/2 tsp Invertase 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar 12 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Directions Remove cherries from liquid and place on

Dealership Reveal: Almost!

Dealership Reveal:  Almost!

Did they keep their word? Not, yet… It’s been over a week since I heard from Camping World (“CW”), that Jimmy Lee is finished, and can be picked-up. CW has had him for 5 months fixing the issues that were in disrepair when we purchased

Travel Tips: February, 2015

Travel Tips:  February, 2015

Monthly, we post 5 tips that will help you in your travels; here are this months: Find the lowest gas prices along the way.  There are lots of apps to find the best gas prices, but I prefer Gas Buddy, and Fuel

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