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Saturday, March 19, 2011

No Slippy Hair Clippy $25 Gift Card Giveaway

No Slippy Hair Clippy the clips that are perfect for little ones and all those with thin hair that have trouble keeping clips in. My little Princess wore these stylish little clips and still does. We loved them because unlike other clips we could trust that No Slippy Hair Clippies would stay in her hair without slipping or sliding out. In fact if No Slippy Hair Clippy looks familiar it may be because you love them as well or you may remember our post from some time back You can read that post here or here

Whats Available at No Slippy Hair Clippy?
All little girls from infants to toddlers on up to older girls will all find items they will love at No Slippy Hair Clippy. New items available include

Clipettes Prints - Peace Signs

Jayla Garden Critters


Buy: You can purchase these beauties and many more from No Slippy Hair Clippy at their website located at

Want some of the stylish and beautiful goodies for yourself? Well you are in luck as one of Annies Home readers will win a $25 gift card to No Slippy Hair Clippy. To enter the giveaway visit the website at and let me know how you would spend the $25 gift card if you were the lucky winner.

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Giveaway starts now and ends 4/2/11 Good Luck Email must be in comment or on blog profile or entries will not count

We were not sent any item to review for this post however we are happy to share our thoughts on our past products that we have received and host this giveaway for the sponsor.

RumbaTime review and giveaway

Last weekend we changed time where I lived and this weekend I introduce you to the hottest new watch on the market today. Featured in many popular magazines it is the watch that is very easy to wear and looks great as well. As a member of the nursing field I needed a watch that I could wear and not have to worry about the water from washing my hands destroying it. The rumba watch is water resistant and comes in a great variety of colors so that you can choose the perfect one for you.

A Bit About the Company RumbaTime

Joe, Drew and Jay were all best friends in college who shared a love for adventure. They believed in living life to the fullest and wanted to discover all they could as they traveled life's path. RumbaTime began with the idea of allowing time to keep up with ones busy life by creating weightless silicone watches that simply feel like second skin. RumbaTime watches are smooth, bright, water resistant and durable and complement most any life style with their colors being as diverse as their personalities. RhumbaTime travels by the slogan:

We were lucky enough to receive a RumbaTime piece to review and share with you my readers here on Annies Home. I received the watch and was happy to see that it slipped on like a bracelet and reminded me of a jelly bracelet. The look and feel of it took me back to the 80s and its simplicity of life. The watch was easy to set and in just in case I needed it came with instructions on how to use it. I was very  impressed with the look, feel and ability to use of the RumbaTime.

RumbaTime would like to give one of Annies Home readers the chance to try one for their self. To enter this giveaway visit the RumbaTime website at and let me know what color you would choose if you were the winner

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Giveaway starts now and ends April 2, 2011. Good Luck Email must be in comment or on blog profile or entries will not count

Thank you to RumbaTime for allowing me the opportunity to review and sponsoring this giveaway. The thoughts and opinions shared on my blog are those of mine alone.

The theme for today @ Funky Junk Interiors is kitchen cabinets. My dream cabinets are not the modern stylish ones that many like but I like the rustic cabinets that may have been found many years ago. Let me share just a few of these with you

Pig Cake (link now fixed)

You can find the recipe for this delicious perfect for spring cake here It will be a dessert on my next menu

Spring Printable

This spring printable is available here

Brighten Home for Spring with Flowers

One thing that I used to love about Spring is that my mom and grandma would have flowers both inside and out. One of the easiest plants to grow is African Violets they will grow most anywhere and are one of the easiest to take care of. Whether you have just a few houseplants or you have many
Houseplants and flowers help make the home feel comfortable. Do you enjoy flowers and plants?

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Beautiful Spring : Saturday Snapshot

With spring on the horizon we have been very busy outside. I am looking forward to lovey spring flowers and beauty that is undefined. My six word saturday phrase is:

Hello!! Spring You Are Welcom Here

This picture was taken in the forest here in Southern Illinois

Quick and Easy Doughnuts

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 8-count package large refrigerated biscuits (such as Pillsbury Grands)

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Heat ½ cup of the oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Place the biscuits on a cutting board. Using a 1-inch round cookie cutter or shot glass, cut a hole in the center of each biscuit, reserving the extra dough for "holes." Test the heat of the oil by dipping the edge of a doughnut in the pan. When the oil is hot enough, the edge will bubble. Place 4 of the doughnuts and holes in the skillet and cook until golden brown, 1 to 1½ minutes per side. Transfer to a wire rack or paper towel–lined plate to drain. Add the remaining oil to the skillet, reheat, and cook the remaining doughnuts and holes. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Gently toss the warm doughnuts in the mixture a few at a time. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Savory Sunday

1 (16-ounce) jar dry-roasted peanuts

1 (16-ounce) jar unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

18 (2-ounce) chocolate bark coating squares, cut in half

2 cups (12-ounce package) semisweet chocolate morsels

1 (4-ounce) package German chocolate baking squares, broken into pieces

1 (9.75-ounce) can salted whole cashews

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine first 5 ingredients in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 2 hours or until melted. Stir chocolate mixture. Add cashews and vanilla, stirring well to coat cashews. Drop nut mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls onto wax paper. Let stand until firm. Store in an airtight container.
Freeze It!: Clusters may be frozen up to 1 month.

recipe source: souther living slow cooker cookbook

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Saturday 9

1. Have you ever felt that you were “made” for someone or some purpose?

of course I was every creature created by our heavenly father has a purpose

2. What do you do when you have a problem that you can't do anything about it?

I turn it over to my Lord much better to pray than to worry

3. If marijuana were to be legalized, do you think it should be taxed?

yes I do

4. What is one thing you should never do on a first date?

was always told never to go all the way on the first date

5. If someone (at gunpoint) forced you to receive a portrait tattoo of someone, who would it be?

well at gun point it would be for them but if I could choose it would be for my true love my hubby

6. Is tomorrow going to be a good day?


7. Anything fabulous happen to you last night?

cant say it did but the fact that we were able to have a yesterday was fabulous in itself

8. For a few years in a row, you receive a nice tax refund: do you make an adjustment with your payroll deduction so they’ll take less, or do you leave it that way so that you can continue to receive the big check every spring?

leave it the way it is nice to have a suprise at the end of the term

9. When was the last time you had butterflies in your stomach?

whenever I started my new job a few months ago

Friday, March 18, 2011

Winner on Annies Home

We have a winner was it you? If not this time then enter one of my many giveaways and maybe the next time it will be.

The winner of the EdenFantasys giveaway was

Tara V. said...

follow edenfantasys on twitter- @FabGiveaways

winner has been notified and has 36 hours to get back with me.

Five Question Friday A bit More About Me

1. Have you ever testified in court? For what?

couple of different times in civil cases

2. Do you still have your wedding dress?

I wore my moms dress and yes she still has it

3. Is there a special place you like to go when you're happy, sad, stressed, etc.?

I like to be with my hubby who seems to make the world all o.k

4. If you have kids, do they sleep with you? If you don't have kids...will you let your kids sleep with you when/if you have them?

my kids are all older and yes we did have one child who I had lots of trouble moving out of our bed it seemed should could not sleep anywhere else

5. Do you watch late night TV?

I work day shift and have to rise and shine by 4:30 in the morning so most times I am not even up when late night is on

Top Reads Here On Annies HOme

Friday is here. Yeah!!!! So happy to see it come. Glad you are visiting as well. I would love to invite you to read a few of my top reads today. The top reads today include

Eden Fantasys giveaway now over look for winner to be announced soon
SwaddleDesigns baby blanket giveaway ends 3/24
Bummas Baby Wipes giveaway ends 3/19
Kids n Pets cleaner giveaway ends 3/19
Medical advice about kids and fevers
Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert Recipe
Wonderful Dessert Recipe from Boxed Cake Mix

Crazy About My Baybah

Beauty Brite Weekend Gathering Hops

The Blog Entourage

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Whats The Buzz on Annies Home

Welcome to you all I hope that you have had a fine day. My day is a bit late as I took a nap earlier that I probaly should not have. I still want to share with you the top reads here on Annies Home and welcome you to read them as well as take a look around.

EdenFantasys $50 gc giveaway this is ending at midnight tonight so if you have not entered do so quickly
SwaddleDesigns giveaway where someone will win a baby blanket ends 3/24
Bummas baby wipe giveaway someone will win a pack of baby size washcloth wipes ends 3/19
Kids n Pets cleaner giveaway low entry giveaway ends 3/19
Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert Recipe one of my favorites perfect for spring

Corn Tortilla Lasagna

36 corn tortillas (6 inches)

6 cups shredded or cubed cooked chicken breast

2 cans (one 28 ounces, one 16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained

3 jars (16 ounces each) salsa

3 cups (24 ounces) sour cream

3 large green peppers, chopped

3 cans (3.8 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained

3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


In each of two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes, arrange six tortillas. Top each with 1 cup chicken, 2/3 cup kidney beans, 1 cup salsa, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup green pepper, about 1/3 cup olives, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layers twice.

Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 casseroles (12 servings each).

recipe source : taste of home
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Ham and Cheese Canneloni

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 large egg

8 egg-roll wrappers (available in the refrigerated section)

8 slices deli ham

1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Lighten up!

Use whole milk instead of heavy cream; and skim-milk ricotta and low-fat mozzarella in place of whole-milk cheeses.

Preheat the oven to 400°. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream and cook, stirring continuously, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Set the cream sauce aside; then stir in the salt. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta and mozzarella and the egg. Spread a thin layer of the cream sauce (about 11/2 cups) in the bottom of a 9-by-9-inch baking dish. Arrange an egg-roll wrapper on a work surface. Spread 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture over the wrapper, cover with a slice of ham, then roll up to form a log, jelly-roll style. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and place the cannelloni, seam side down, in a single layer in the baking dish. Spoon the remaining cream sauce over the cannelloni, top with the Parmigiano-Reggiano and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.

recipe source: rachael ray

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Medical Advice about Fever and Children

Almost Instant Baked Alaska by Rachael Ray

One 12-ounce frozen pound cake, thawed slightly and sliced

1 quart vanilla ice cream, thawed slightly

One 12-ounce package frozen raspberries, thawed slightly

Two 7.5-ounce jars marshmallow cream, such as Marshmallow Fluff

Arrange the cake slices in the bottom of an 8-inch square metal cake pan and top with the ice cream; freeze until solid. Meanwhile, using a food processor, puree the raspberries; strain and discard the seeds. Preheat the broiler. Top the ice cream cake with the marshmallow cream and broil until golden, about 3 minutes. Slice and serve with the raspberry sauce.

Whats Hot On Annies Home

Be-Bop-A Blog Hop Wednesday Welcome to all those that have stopped by my blog. Whether it is your first time or you have been here several times I am so glad that you are here now. My top post as of now are:

EdenFantasys giveaway ends 3/17
SwaddleDesigns giveaway ends 3/24
Bummas baby Wipes giveaway ends 3/19
Irish Dessert for St. Pats day
Kids n Pets cleaner giveaway
Hearing Protection for Children giveaway ends 3/19
book review and giveaway Always True
Lemonade Pie Recipe
Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday

Irish Potato Soup

The letter of the day is I and no better time for the letter I than right before the Irish Holiday St. Patricks Day. Do you all know who St. Patrickn was? The story goes that St. Patrick is the reason that there aren't any snakes in Iresland because he chased them all out. But there is even more to St. Patrick than the story of the snakes there is also the story of how he shared the trinity of the father, son and holy spirit through a shamrock.


Irish Potato Soup
•2 tablespoons of Irish butter

•2 medium sized onions

•3 large potatoes, washed & peeled

•1 cube chicken bouillon

•2 cups of milk

•1 clove garlic, crushed

•1 teaspoon dried parsley

•3 pieces of celery, chopped

•1 pinch ground black pepper & salt

•1 ½ cup of grated cheese

Thinly slice the onions and potatoes and add to a pan with melted Irish butter. Add the chicken bouillon, celery, dried parsley, garlic and season with salt & pepper. Cover the pan allowing the vegetables to soften under a low heat, do not let them brown. Add milk and mix until soup becomes thick then stir in cheese until fully melted. Serve piping hot with a few slices of buttered bread and enjoy. Irish potato soup is extremely cheap and easy to make which makes it a great dish to cook and serve to family and friends.

recipe source here

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Soar book review

Many may think that living in God's power means that life is constricted and no fun. The truth is that it can be a thrilling freedom. It is not easy to live faithfully for Jesus and even Jesus' disciples knew this. Men trying to live for Jesus often find their selves in life dilemma it is through the "holy spirit" that  they get comfort and assurance. The Holy Spirit is often misunderstood by both Christians and those that are not. Since it is hard to follow something that we can not see it takes faith to follow and believe. In the same aspect many Christians know the feeling that we just simply can explain. It is the feeling over joyment and appreciation it is the "Holy Spirit" and believe me it is a super feeling. Kenny Luck the author of  the book "Soar" shares the Holy Spirit in a modern manner for the Christian man. Kenny Luck is a men's pastor and church leader want to help spread the excitement of the Holy Spirit. In hopes of putting excitement into the old bland faith and feeding the hunger that has been present to empower the spread of Christ through out the world. The book has been designed so that the book can be read alone as a devotion or used in small group discussions. As the mother of sons my frustration was that many men leave their faith alone to the world and I for one am a mother who wants my sons to embrace their faith and the Holy Spirit and share it with all they meet. Soar is the book that will help them do just that.

Perfect Dinner for St. Patricks Day

1 3-pound piece corned beef brisket (with spice packet, if included)

1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch lengths

1 12-ounce bottle amber ale

3/4 pound Brussels sprouts

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard

1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, place the beef, the contents of the spice packet (if included), carrots, and ale. Cook, covered, until the beef is tender, on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours. Ten minutes before serving, thinly slice the Brussels sprouts. (This is easiest to do in a food processor with the slicing blade.) Transfer the beef from the slow cooker to a cutting board; if the slow cooker is on the low setting, turn it to high. Add the Brussels sprouts to the carrots and liquid in the slow cooker. Cook, covered, until the Brussels sprouts are tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mustard, and tarragon. Slice the beef. Serve with the vegetables and sour cream sauce.

recipe source: Real Simple

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tea Party Anyone

These little cakes would be perfect for a spring tea party with that little Princess
24 brownie squares (1 inch), split
1/2 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
 2 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
 1/4 cup whipping cream
 24 violet candies

FILL each brownie with 1 tsp. COOL WHIP. MICROWAVE chocolate and cream on MEDIUM (50%) 2 to 3 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1-1/2 min. Spread over brownies. TOP each with a candied violet. Refrigerate until glaze is firm.

Recipe Source Kraft

Easter Bags 50% off

find them here only $2.48

Great Deal on Easter Basket

This super cute Easter Basket has been marked to 1/2 price and is now available at $6.49 Check it out here

Posing Puppies

These posing pooches belong to an old friend of mine. What do you think? Aren't they adorable

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Italian Anyone?

This looks so good and believe it or not those meatballs are stuffed with mozzarella. What more could you ask for? Check it out here

Zesty Slaw Recipe

2 cups of cabbage, diced
 2 tsp. butter
2 eggs
 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
 1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dry mustard
 1/2 cup vinegar
 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
 1 diced green pepper

Beat eggs lightly with sugar. Add mustard, salt and pepper. Mix lightly. Add vinegar and butter. Cook in a small saucepan over low heat stirring constantly. When it becomes a soft custard, remove from heat. Cool. Add milk and chopped green pepper. Chill until ready to use. Thinly slice green cabbage. Pour dressing over and chill until ready to serve

Irish Coffee

1/4 cup whipping cream

1/2 cup Irish whiskey, divided

1/4 cup sugar, divided

4 cups strong coffee, divided

Place 1/4 cup whipping cream in a medium bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Heat 6 mugs by running under very hot water; dry with paper towels. Pour about 4 teaspoons whiskey into each glass. Add 2 teaspoons sugar to each serving; add 2/3 cup coffee, stirring until sugar dissolves. Top each serving with about 1 1/2 tablespoons whipped cream (do not stir )

Tuesday's Top Blog Post

Bummas Baby Wipes giveaway ends 3/19
Irish Dessert for St. Patricks Day
 EdenFantasys giveaway ends 3/17
SwaddleDesigns giveaway
meet me monday
dagwood sandwich recipe
educations dvd making change giveaway
pulled pork recipe from betty crocker