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Friday, February 22, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Giveaway

I grew up in love with dolls and one of those dolls was strawberry shortcake. Oh they smelled so sweet and were such sweet friends. I would love to introduce this doll collection to my grand-daughter. Thanks to this giveaway my princess may soon find all about the friends

Giveaway: Strawberry Shortcake Berry Friends Forever dvd
Host: New Age Mome
Ends: March 10, 2013

UMI Giveaway

One of the sweetest sounds I know is the sound of childrens pitter patter of feet. I love the sound of those little feet I also love the adorable shoes that go on those precious feet. Umi shoes makes wonderful adorable shoes for little feet. Right now you can enter to win a $60 gift card to Umi in order to choose the best shoes for your little one.

Giveaway $60 gift card to Umi
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Giveaway ends 2/22

This Date In History

The Three Stooges made their second appearance on The Steve Allen Show today in 1959. They performed the famous ‘Stand In’ sketch. They would perform a variation of the skit on various shows, including the Ed Sullivan Show in 1961.This bit, along with the Maharajah skit, became TV audience favorites throughout the 50’s and 60’s. Larry, Moe & Curly first performed the bit on the stage in 1939.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Subway Giveaway

Subway is a great quick night supper for us. It is better than many choices out there and also very often there are great deals as well. Right now there is a great giveaway going on where you can win a $25 gift card to Subway

Giveaway $25 gift card to Subway
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Giveaway Ends in 5 hours so hurry over there

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Skinny Treat : Frozen Bananas

Who needs ice cream when you can have frozen bananas? My family enjoyed these delicious treats for desserts!

  • 2 bananas
  • Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt
  • crushed almonds
  • cinnamon
  1. Line a tray with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the Greek yogurt and cinnamon together.
  3. Peel the bananas.
  4. Cut off an end off from each banana, then insert the popsicle sticks.
  5. Coat the bananas in Greek yogurt and almonds.
  6. Lay the bananas on the parchment paper and freeze for 45-55 minutes. The bananas will be creamy and firm, but not completely frozen.
recipe source here

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Thankful For ....

Today I am thakful for the warmth inside. Warm socks on my feet and the peace within my house. What a great day to take a nap, relax and enjoy my day off.

I am also thankful for my niece who turned 5 today. She is a bundle of joy to be around and so pretty as well

I can remember the many times that her mommy said a little prayer, worried about her little one before she was born and simply could not wait til her little gal was here. Precious bundle of joy she was when I first met her. Her brothers could not wait to see her. You could not have asked more for a prouder daddy than the one she has.

I simply think she is beautiful in this picture. This picture was taken by her mommy at the not so distance Christmas Concert. This little gal was to be a valentine baby and decided to stay a bit longer inside the safest spot she may ever know. Not a problem though as she has always been a little sweetheart.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Easter Bunny Racers

Large Marshmallows, cut horizontally
Bunny Peeps®
Mini pretzels
Cream-Filled Cakes (e.g. Little Debbie® Cloud Cakes™)
Decorator Icing

Cut a small rectangle out of the top of the cream-filled cake about a third of the way back from the “front” of the car. Use the white decorator icing to adhere the bunny Peep®, mini pretzel “steering wheel” and large marshmallows in place. Use frosting and sprinkles to decorate your car. Allow to set.

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Cherry Pie on National Cherry Pie Day

My daddy loved his cherry pie. It was what he preffered each and every time when offered a choice. My mom would often cook him cherry pie on his birthday which is in the middle of summer and no where near national cherry day.

Pastry for 1 piecrust
6 cups sour cherries, pitted
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup shelled green pistachios, coarsely chopped
1 egg, beaten $1 pint pistachio ice cream

Heat oven to 400° F. Roll the piecrust into a 13-inch circle and fit it in a 9-inch pie plate, allowing the extra pastry to drape over the edge. In a medium bowl, combine the cherries, comstarch, sugar, and cinnamon; spoon into the pastry and scatter with the pistachios. Fold the extra pastry over the filling, pleating it so that it lies flat. Brush the pastry with the egg and sprinkle with additional sugar (about 1 tablespoon). Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until the crust is golden. Cool on a rack for 45 minutes. Serve with the ice cream.

Note: If using Bing cherries, reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Don't Be Blue Boy

Bub you made my blog!!!! I simply love the tees your momma helped you make. Yes they are blue and they were for the 100th day of school. I am so proud because all the work and great ideas that their mom has
Smiling Sally

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Do you like to get dressed up? I have always had fun looking good and dressing to impress. Now sometimes that means that jeans and a tee will do just fine but at other times like my upcoming class reunion I want to look awesome. At those times I love to look my best. I would love to win the beautiful bracelet from the House of Jaguar

Giveaway ends 2/17/12
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Easter Smores

2 graham crackers halves
2 pieces chocolate
1 bunny shaped Peeps

Add chocolate and the Peeps to one of the chocolate halves.
Microwave for a few seconds (you will see the marshmallow start to puff).
Top with other graham cracker half.
The Chicken Chick

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Make the Holiday Special with Great Recipes

When I was a kid we had many people in our lives who would help make the holidays extra special. Holidays were a sort of disney land for us with gifts and goodies to eat and great surprises. I can remember my mother making a fun bunny rabbit salad like this one that I found on the blog Sandy Toes and Popsicles
how to make a bunny salad

what you need:
pear halves
chocolate chips or raisins
lettuce leaf

place a lettuce leaf on a plate. slice a pear half into wedges for the ears. place two on the lettuce leaf. then place one whole pear half on top (a large can of pears made four bunnies). carefully sprinkle nutmeg where the bunny's mouth will be. for the nose, place 1/4 of the cherry. add pretzels for the whiskers and chocolate chips or raisins for the eyes. and whala! bunny salad.

or perhaps they would share this carrot pineapple salad from Meatless Mama with us with the hint that the carrots were left from the easter bunnies visit. So they must be yummy and make room for it in our tummies.
3 carrots, shredded
1 C. finely diced fresh pineapple
3 diced medjool dates
1 T. slivered almonds
1 T. unsweetened shredded coconut
juice of 1 orange

Combine ingredients and enjoy.
Whatever you make up for your kids make it special I am sure they will love it. What treat to do you try to make your families for the holidays