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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Princess and the piece of cake

With it being free day at saturday photo hunters I just had to share this picture I love princess face expression on it.

furry friend star in camera critters

Camera Critters

This is the picture that my husband and I took one early morning as we enjoyed the outside weather and each others company

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Saturday 9

1.When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

a lawyer but never a mommy I grew up to be a mommy who settles many battles

2. Did you ever pursue that career?


3. If you are not in that field, what changed?

well fell in love with my children and wanted to do the best for them

4. What is your current job?

being a mommy and volunteer in many areas and get little extras by blogging

5. What's the best part of what you do?

the love I receive from my children

6. Do you have plans to do something else down the road?

being a grandma which I have allready branched into

7. How did you get your present job? If you are a stay at home mom, how long did you need to plan that move?

I worked for 15 years and now because of many reasons I stay at home

8. Did your parents influence your choices of jobs over the years?

yes in some aspects they did helped me pay for education to work as nurses aide and then gave me love and encouragement to stay at home

9. What advice would you give your children on careers?

strive for the moon and if you cant get that catch a star on your way back down

play along here

Bulldogs tied for conference champs

Our high school football team has been playing super hard and we have reached an acceptable goal. With all conference games played we have tied with two other teams for conference champs.

Bulldogs Football tied for conference champions

Thanks So Much

I just feel as if I have such a bond with many of my blogging friends. For all of you who looked at my blog and thought there was a problem with my header all I can say is you are right. I did have problem with my header and did not know how to figure it out. After working on my blog for about an hour and wanting to a large flea market I left to come back. I want to say thank you to one special person who helped me out immensely. When I arrived back home to check my email I had one there from a dear blogger friend Ilissa. She had helped me out by creating the header I had been working on and sending to me in the email. Thank you Ilissa.

Everything Up Close

You can visit my friend Ilissa at her blog Everything Up Close. Ilissa has several reviews and giveaways currently going on. Ilissa is a full time student who works part time as a community resource coordinator for a non profit organization and also does graphic designs on the side. You can visit her etsy shop EUC designs where you can find many things to use with your blog.

winning post

Winner of Spread Heads

Aik said...
I blogged.

congratulations to Aik I hope you enjoy the super fun spread heads

What do you think

Hey all, I have updated my blog and would love to hear what you think.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Slanket Review and Giveaway

Fall, football weather, and October always mean one thing changing temps. Now if you live somewhere where it the weather is always comfortable then I envy you. If you live in a state like mine where the temps change as the season does then the Slanket is here to save the day. You can eat popcorn and use the remote while staying warm under the slanket or do any thing at all because the slanket is the blanket that allows you to move about using your hands as needed.

The slanket was designed solely for the purpose of staying warm and moving your arms and hands by a college student who while experiencing the bitterness of cold weather in Maine but needed his hands to use the t.v. remote. After ripping holes in his sleeping bag he decided there had to be a better way. Thus the idea of the Slanket was dreamed up and would be created.

Would you like to win a slanket of your own? Gary the man behind the great Slanket would like to offer one of Annies Home readers a Slanket of their own.

To enter: Simply head over to the Slanket site and let me know what color you would choose.

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7 quick take friday

  1. We visited a local attraction here known as Camel Rock and Garden of the Gods

    1. we made an apple salad to celebrate the wonderful apple season that we are in. Last October was pretty warm and this year is in the 40's but none the less October is one of my favorite times of years

    2. Chaperoned weekend of great young believers who went to took the beautiful spot in the rocks

    3. watched a crazy friend of mine do a crazy dance

    4. and another friend do the hoola hoop dance

    5. cant forget this wild game of leap frog as my daughter was so short she could barely make it over

    6. Best of all this weekend seemed to liven up the spirit and give us the voice to speak out for God.

    Share 7 quick facts in your life or simply read others on the conversion diary blog

Clowning Around

a couple of my dear friends dressed up as clowns in the neighborhood party.

Sweet Greens: Green DIY:: Organic Halloween Face Paint

There is a wonderful Organic Halloween Face Paint recipe located at this link Sweet Greens: Green DIY:: Organic Halloween Face Paint

you should visit for this recipe and many other organic help and recipes

Friday Fave Five

Friday Fave 5 is hosted by the blog Susanne Living To Tell The Story

  1. loving the fall leaves
  2. love that tonight is senior night football game where my son and 15 other boys will be honored
  3. love the fact that this past weekend was totally grand and we had a great time with about 40 0ther members of the church
  4. there is going to be a huge garage sale at the minor league baseball field sounds promising . I love great garage sales hope I can find alot
  5. love the fact that i can now where my sweatsuits that I feel so comfortable in

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vintage Recipe Potato Candy

Potato Candy recipe

2 (1 lb.) boxes powdered sugar
1/2 c. hot mashed potatoes, drained
1 sm. jar crunchy peanut butter

Mix sifted sugar into potatoes a little at a time by hand. (Don't panic when potatoes liquify as the first sugar is added. This is what it's supposed to do. Just keep adding sugar until it is pastry consistency.) Sprinkle wax paper with additional powdered sugar. Take baseball-sized ball of mixture and roll out like pastry. Spread with peanut butter and roll like a jelly roll. Wrap rolls in plastic wrap; chill and slice.

My mom makes this every year in the fall and at holiday time. Delicious!!!!!!

this recipe is great because it takes simple ingredients and is super frugal as well.

more vintage recipes at Joy of Desserts blog

look for frugal tips at Life As Mom

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Baked Goods series Cherry Bars

Cherry Bars

1 c butter, soft

2 c sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3 c flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

21 oz can cherry pie filling

Day Ahead-

preheat oven to 350 degrees Spray casserole with non stick spray. Set Aside. Cream in a large mixing bowl butter and sugar Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat smooth Mix flour, salt and baking powder Add teh flour mix to the creamed mix Mix smooth Spread 1/2 batter into the pan evenly Spread cherry filling on top Drom premaining batter in teaspoons of batter all over the cherry filling Bake 50 to 55 minutes Cool Cut in bars Cover and store at room temp

Men Standing Up For God

Cheaper Than Therapy
These 4 men are the men of the youth group. Fathers and leaders how special and not afraid to stand up for God.
for more thousand word thursday visit blog Cheaper Than Therapy

Creativity for Kids shrinky dink sets win a set of your choice

We all remember the days of the shrinky dinks. How fun it was to create and then place in warm oven and shrink or design. Creativity for Kids is bringing back that love of shrinky dinks with the Halloween Shrinky Dinks kit. The quick and easy craft kit makes a spooktakular Halloween decoration. The kit includes everything that you will need. Includes genuine Shrinky Dinks®, 11" x 8" sturdy black velvet tree, colored pencils, sharpener, mini hole punch and all the extras needed for decoration and display
We received the cool Halloween set and tons of fun with it. Creativity for Kids has many shrinky dink sets available. Sets for both boys and girls as well as for the holidays. Using the Shrinky Dinks Holiday Fun you can create amazing decorations for the Christmas season and decorate your Christmas tree.

Creativity for Kids Shrinky Dinks Deluxe comes with tons of supplies. To create charm bracelets, beads, greeting cards, gift tags, jewelry, hair clips and key chains.

Lisa with Creativity for Kids wants to offer you a fun shrinky dink kit. One of Annies Home readers can select the shrinky dink kit that they would like.
To enter giveaway: let me know what shrinky dink it you would select from the Creativity For Kids website
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Contest starts now and is open to citizens of U.S. and Canada. Email must be in comment or on blog if you want to be able to win. Contest ends November 14, 2009

Not So Scarey Halloween from You Can Make This

Whether you are a crafty or not has the perfect product for you. Just take a look at the cool kits you could win.

Just a Little Something for a Happy Halloween Table Runner
Fancy Filled Tutu with Bonus 40 Tutu "Recipes"
Pumpkin Polly Patterns
Paper Piecing Project: Pumpkin Patch Pillow
Frayed Applique: Too Cute to Spook!
Little Miss Spider Applique Patterns
How to Applique the Easy Way
Hocus Pocus Patterns

Can you imagine how happy you would make someone in your life by creating them a project specialized for them?

 makes all of this possible for one of Annies Home blog readers to win. To enter simply head over to the You Can Make This website and let me know another great project you would love to create for that special person in your life.
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Contest starts now and will run through October 24, 2009 Email must be present on blog or in comment. Contest open to all. Good Luck

Winner announcement

Winner of the Sweet Shapes halloween cookie cutter giveaway is ........

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...
I was just looking for Halloween cookie cutters yesterday and didn't find any so, I think those are the ones I would pick. I also like the "camping" ones!

winner has been notified and has 3 days to respond

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Suave Shampoo helps in laundry

Quick tip for getting oil out of clothes try suave shampoo will soak up that oil quick. simply massage into the piece of clothing let sit a few minutes and throw in the wash. Works great.
find more great tips at We Are That Family

Best Friends

Picture of my daughter and nephew 2008

for more way back when pics visit twinfatuation

Garden of Gods Camel Rock

Garden of Gods are beautiful spots all year long. We visited the other day and it was such a peaceful and lovely time.

Hoola Hoopin Mama

This is a great friend of mine who has a heart of gold and one for God. Here is participating in the relay race where she was assigned the hoola hoop.

for more wordless wednesday visit the blog 5 minutes for mom and Ordinary and Awesome

Mama Angies Baked Bean Recipe

There's a cook off going on at French's mustard site and Twitter Mom has joined in on the fun. You see they are looking for the best recipe using any of the French's mustard line of products. One of my all time favorites is the baked bean recipe that my momma used to make. Delicious let me tell you. Everyone when I was a little girl would request it and now that we are older they do the same thing. When I announce we will have a cookout with company one of the first questions my children ask is "will you fix the baked beans recipe?"

Mama Angie's Baked Bean Recipe

lb hamburger, browned

2 large cans of pork and beans

5 T ketchup or barbq sauce

3 T yellow French's mustard

1/2 c brown sugar

Mix all pour in casserole dish bake in oven 350 degrees for 1/2 hour or cook on top of warm grill til heated through

Delicious and easy Will make the family smile every time.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Charm Factory Review and Giveaway

We all have those special moments that we want to remember forever. Charm Factory helps you celebrate these wonderful days and keep them fresh in your mind. There are so many charms available at the Charm Factory that you are sure to find the one that you are looking for. I received a bracelet from the charm factory and was able to choose the perfect charms from nana that my daughter calls me to #1 aunt because I would love to think that I am one. What charms would you choose?

Charm Factory has many charm bracelets available from hearts to starts to special bracelets like awareness or peace.
There are many charms available as well

The best part is one of Annies Home readers will be able to win a bracelet with 8 charms of their own.
To enter giveaway: you must visit the charm factory website and let me know what 8 charms you would select if you were the lucky winner

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Contrest open to all and starts now and runs through November 13, 2009. Must have email in comment or on blog if you want to win. Good Luck

The Momma Guide review

The Momma Guide
The momma guide for both mom and dads both is a guide book through several tips that may help make your trip as a parent easier. The author of The Momma Guide Traci Davis. Traci grew up on a farm in a time before the cell phones and video games. She grew up with a great sense of childhood. Now days Traci is a mommy, a rancher, business owner and worked as a first responder. With so many hats that Traci wore came skills, talents and knowledge that she would like to share.
Vicki Holleman Perez is the co-author of The Momma Guide. Vicki also grew up on a ranch and was a rodeo queen. Vicki is a mother of twins and has wore many hats being involved in various businesses and community positions.
The Momma Guide took a bit longer for Traci and Vicki to put together because they are moms. After all only moms who do what we do like playing outside with the kids, taking bike rides with the family or running moms cab around tab to take children where they need to go. Task that all great busy moms complete makes for great field work for the wonderful book Momma Guide.
There are 45 great chapters in The Momma Guide. Foruty Five great chapters that are packed full of tips for taking care of your children's eating habits, your children's needs as well as your own and as your kids get older there are even tips for that. Momma Guide is packed full of tips and tricks I am sure there is something that you have been looking for as well.

Thankful for this great bunch of kids

These pictures were taken of our youth group. Each of these young men and women are so fired up for god and I am so thankful for them

what are you thankful for? Join in at the blog Heavenly Homemakers