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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Peach Walnut Dump Cake

As I have shared here before we are enjoying the bounty of peaches and celebrating August is Peach month. I would so love to have you share with us and enjoy a recipe or two as well. Here is a sweet and yummy easy to make recipe

Peach Crunch Cake

24.5 oz jar of sliced peaches in light syrup
1 package yellow cake mix
1 stick butter (1/2 cup), cut into 16 pieces
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Layer ingredients in a 13 X 9 dish, in order starting with the peaches.
Bake for about 40 minutes.
Serve warm or cold… with or without ice cream.


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Friday, August 21, 2015

Game Time

Tonight is the first football game of the season. It will be so fun, great time to get together with family and friends. We love football from the littlest level to the pros. We also love to host parties. I believe the two go together well. Here are a few party ideas

Taco Bar:

simply mix up some ground beef or chicken, setting out some taco shells or tortilla chips, as well as taco toppings will allow you to prepare before the game and enjoy the company as well.

Hot Dog Bar:

Grill the franks or brats and keep warm in a crockpot. Set out the buns and set the toppings out so guest can serve themselves.

Potato Bar:

Bake a batch of potatoes and wrap them in foil to keep them warm. They can simply be unwrapped and warm up in microwave if they cool off. Set toppings such as chili, shredded cheese, green onions, butter, salsa, bacon bits, and sour cream out so guest can serve them selves.

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Zucchini Patties

Zucchini Patties

1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
3/4 cup flour
2 eggs
4 cups grated zucchini
3/4 cup grated cheese (optional)

Mix above ingredients. Dip by tablespoon full in hot oil. Press with back of spoon to make patties. Brown on both sides and drain on paper towels. Best served warm. They go great with fresh sliced tomatoes.

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Back 2 School : Quick 3 minute breakfast buritos

Quick Breakfast : 3 Minute Burito
flour tortilla (6-inch)
Tbsp. shredded Mexican cheese blend
Tbsp. salsa

Here’s How

  1. LINE 2-cup microwave-safe cereal bowl with microwave-safe paper towel. PRESS tortilla into bowl. BREAK egg into center of tortilla. BEAT egg gently with a fork until blended, being careful not to tear tortilla.
  2. MICROWAVE on HIGH 30 seconds; stir. MICROWAVE until egg is almost set, 15 to 30 seconds longer.
  3. REMOVE tortilla with paper towel liner from bowl to flat surface. TOP egg with cheese and salsa. FOLD bottom of tortilla over egg, then fold in sides.
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Friendship Friday

One of my favorite things about having a friend is that sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.
Looking for more blog friends head over to friendship Friday where you will find me as well.

This Invention helps us add it up

1888 The first practical adding & listing machine (calculator) was patented by William Burroughs.

What would we do without the calculator?? Now while I am pretty good at math my co-workers use them daily. However, there are things that can be done by a calculator that can not be done by the average mind. So for this I say thank-you

National Spumoni Day

Spumoni is a molded Italian ice cream made with layers of different colors and flavors. The treat usually contains candied fruits and nuts. Often found with 3 flavors with a fruit and nut layer between them. Typical flavors include cherry, pistachio, and either chocolate or vanilla. The fruit and nut layer often contain cherry bits. Popular in the U.S. where National Spumoni day is august 21st. 

3 cups pistachio ice cream, softened
3 cups vanilla (or cherry vanilla) ice cream, softened
1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
1/3 cup sliced almonds, chopped
2 tablespoons cherry brandy
1 teaspoon almond extract
A few specks pink food coloring
3 cups chocolate ice cream, softened
Line 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap. Place a 12- by 8-inch piece of parchment paper into pan, letting sides overhang the edges. Spread pistachio ice cream into pan and smooth the top. Freeze until semi-frozen, about 20 minutes. Stir vanilla ice cream, chopped cherries, almonds, brandy, and almond extract until combined. Stir in food coloring (if using) to desired shade of pink. Spread over pistachio ice cream. Freeze for 30 minutes, or until semi-firm. Spread chocolate ice cream over cherry ice cream and smooth top. Wrap and freeze until completely solid, 3 to 4 hours. Remove from pan, remove wrap, and slice with a hot, wet, knife.

Mary Cassatt - Embraced Mother and Child

Mary Stevenson Cassatt was born in 1844 and lived a right old age for that time period passing in 1926. She was an artist who had a way of sharing a glimpse into the private life of women and families. She created images of the social and private lives of women. She often emphasized the intimate bond between mothers and children. 

Cassatt was born to an upper-middle class family from Pennsylvania. Born into a family well educated and with a rich background her family believed that travel was very much part of education. She would live for 5 years in Europe and see the sites. Cassatt also spoke German and French. It was while in Europe that she developed the love of drawing and music. Upon returning to her home the family objected to her becoming a professional artist but she went on to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts at the age of 15. She lived the years of the American Civil War going to school and after school continued to study alone and earned no degree. She then moved back to Paris with her mother and attended art school there.


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School is back in session here and all ready we have started sending more than our share of items to school. I am sure that this will continue as our little princess does well in school and in return we make sure she has all she needs. I am sure that most of you are like that reward the good that our children do. The only thing is that I also like her to keep what is hers and that means I try to label everything that she gets. There are many different styles available and some of the cutest are available at Stuck On You.

Right now you can shop and save at Stuck on You for 30% off. Simply visit their website and use the code get30.

Have a great school year!! Hold on to what you get and have fun

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Friendship Goes Great With Good Workouts

Working out with a friend seems to always be the best. Why??? Well, there are some great reasons and ones that you will I am sure agree with as well

When you spend time with friends the normal thing to do is have a good time. Why would it be any different when you work out with your friend?? Working out alone it may seem like it takes forever but just like when you spend time with your good friend the time goes by faster than it would other wise. Chatting it up when working with a partner can leave you looking forward to the next time as well

Canceling a work out will be less likely if your workout partner is your good friend. Not wanting to let the other down will promote you to want to keep your workout dates.

Making workout times a family event that includes a family dinner after wards, taking family walks or sharing a babysitter so you can all work out

Working out with your friend also gives you a support system. Whenever one of you gets down the other can be there to pick the partner back up. Give each other support will allow you more of a chance to reach your goal

Happy National Lemonade Day -- recipe included


4 cups of cold water
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup water
1/2 cup honey

Add honey to one cup of water and bring to a boil. Be sure to stir frequently Add lemon juice and remaining water Put in refrigerator for approximately 3 hours Add ice cubes and serve

Potato Cheese Soup

3 C potato - peeled, and cubed
1 C carrot - diced
1 C celery - chopped
1/2 c onion - diced
3 cup water
4 chicken boullion cubes

bring to a boil on stop top and let simmer on low-med heat until barely tender

In a separate pan make roux
3/4 C flour
2 C milk
2 C 1/2 & 1/2
3/4 C. butter
Melt together and whisk until thickens and is smooth.

Add to roux
12 oz Velveeta or Cheese Wiz
1 Tbl Basil (dried) or fresh basil to taste
1/2 tea pepper
1/2 tea salt (or to taste)

Add to the vegetables and stir, let simmer on low heat.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

German Potato Dumplings

There are so many different potato recipes around , I know I have had tons myself and shared several as well. Today being national potato day I thought I would honor my dads mom my Grandma S. Grandma had 13 brothers and sisters and they all were raised by a doting German mama and papa. I remember meeting them but was not very old when her mama and papa passed away. To honor my grandmother who cooked many delicious recipes I want to share a recipe. I hope you enjoy

German Potato Dumplings

3 large Russet potatoes, boiled with skin until soft
1 1/2  teaspoons salt
1/8  teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 cup cornstarch
1 large egg
2 slices Pepperidge Farm sourdough bread, or other high-quality bread
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon veggie oil

In a large skillet- melt butter on medium-high.
Trim crusts off bread slices & throw them to the birds, you won’t need them. Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes place in skillet.  Cook until golden brown.  Transfer to paper towel & pat dry.
Get your cooled, boiled potatoes & trim off peel. Cut into large cubes.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
In a large bowl- mash potatoes with fork or masher.  Mix in salt & nutmeg.  Add 1/2 cup flour & cornstarch.
Using your hands, knead mixture in bowl until smooth.  You may need to add a dash more flour if dough in sticky.  
Whisk in egg.
Form dough into balls, using about 1/2 cup mixture for each.
 Insert buttery bread cube into the center of each dumpling.  Roll dumpling between palms to enclose bread cube completely and form smooth balls.  It’s kinda like preschool Play-Do fun, right?
In a large pot- add half full of salted water & get to simmer.  Once simmering, add 4-5 dumplings into pot & cook until the dumplings rise to the surface, about 10-15 minutes.
Using slotted spoon, transfer dumplings to large bowl.
Transfer to bowl & keep covered with a damp, clean kitchen towel as you cook the rest.
Once done with your batch, you’re ready to enjoy

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Lynda Lanker A Tough By Nature American Artist

Lynda Lanker, an artist from Kansas City , Missouri was born in 1943 Growing up in Wichita Kansas, a cowboy town for sure, she attended the Wichita State University and majored in painting and earned a bachelor's degree in art education. Lynda was inspired to become an artist as a child and began her career as a middle school art teacher.

Lynda was married to a Pulitzer prize winning photographer Brian lanker. In Lynda's early 30s her and husband moved to Oregon and she concentrated more on her art. She earned a reputation as a portrait painter during the 70s and 90s. I especially like the "Tough by Nature" series of women ranchers and cowgirls in American west.



Lunch Box Idea A Twist on PBJ

Another great lunchbox idea. Check it out, so yummy, easy and I know our little ones like them as well.

    2 tablespoons Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
    2 tablespoons Smucker's® Strawberry Jelly, or any Smucker's® Jam, Jelly or Preserves of your choice
    2 slices bread 

    1. REMOVE crusts from bread. With a rolling pin or large soup can, completely flatten bread.
    2. SPREAD 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 tablespoon fruit spread on each slice of bread
    3. ROLL each slice into a tight spiral. Cut each spiral into 4 pieces.

    Dessert to Share

    This is the perfect dessert to share with friends. Friends that your child brings home after school or friends of yours at work. It does not matter just enjoy and make a new friend

    Strawberry Shortcake Skewers
    Frozen Pound cake, cut into squares
    Favorite Fruit, Strawberries and Blueberries work great

    Cut pound cake into squares and slide onto a skewer with your favorite fruit. It's simple, it's easy and everyone loves it.

    White Chocolate Mousse
    from Your Homebased Mom, found originally on Evil Shenanigans

    1 cup milk (whole milk would be the best)
    1/3 cup sugar
    2 tbsp cornstarch
    1 egg yolk
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 tbsp butter
    3 oz. white chocolate, finely chopped
    1/2 tsp gelatin
    1 tbsp cold water
    1 cup whipping cream
    2 tbsp powdered sugar
    1/2 tsp vanilla

    Combine milk, cornstarch, sugar and egg yolk into a medium sauce pan.  Whisk together well.  Over medium heat, cook until it thickens and comes to a simmer.  Whisk constantly.  It will take about 10 minutes.

    Then remove from heat and add in vanilla, butter and white chocolate.  Mix until everything is melted (make sure white chocolate melts completely.  Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and chill for four hours or overnight.

    In a small cup or bowl combine the gelatin with the water.  Let it stand for about 10 minutes.  Then pop into the microwave for about 10 seconds to melt the gelatin.  Cool to room temperature.

    Then combine cream, powdered sugar and vanilla.  Whip until thick.  Add in gelatin and mix until medium peaks are formed.  Fold the whipped cream into the white chocolate mixture in 3 parts.  Cover and chill for at least an hour or overnight.

    Cornmeal Crusted Catfish

    One thing that is a favorite of many here in Southern Illinois is Fried Catfish. Since I was a little girl I can remember going to fish fries. One of my hubbys favorite restraunts is located right on the river and is a floating restraunt where some of the best catfish can be found here.

    Cornmeal Crusted Catfish


    3 slices bacon
    1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
    2 teaspoons salt-free Cajun seasoning
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    4 (6-ounce) catfish fillets

    Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; reserve 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; reserve for another use. Combine cornmeal, seasoning, and salt in a shallow dish. Dredge fillets in cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess. Heat reserved drippings in pan over medium-high heat. Add fillets; cook 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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    Homemade Grout Cleaner


    7 cups water
    1/2 cup baking soda
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    1/4 cup vinegar

     throw in a spray bottle and spray your floor, let it sit for a minute or two... then scrub.

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    Family Fun: Road Trip

    As the summer days of freedom start to depart we begin to get a bit worried about getting everything we can out of summer. Back to school time starts to signal  that the last warm weather family event is soon to depart. Our family always takes a road trip in the early months of fall. It is something to look forward to after having to adjust to the activity involved with back to school. There are a few of our family members that do not like the heat as well and breathe easier in the cooler weather. Want to plan a fall family trip with your family this year?? Keep in mind a few tips

    Plan your trip, plan the route you will take and try to decide where you will need to stop. We travel with young children who can travel quite a bit but may need more breaks than older children or adults. Take a look at what restaurants, diners, or stops are on your way there. Remember we will all have stories to take back home with us why not make it some cool stops along the way??

    Keep some activities in the car for the passengers both old and younger ones. Books, colors, stickers, small toys, hand held games even a pillow will make for happier passengers. Entertainment in the form of music or if you are lucky enough dvd's. These will help keep the little ones entertained during the ride which makes it easier for all to have a great time.
    Make the trip educational. If your child is old enough to read, allow them to follow along on the map. Another great idea is to play car bingos where you look for different objects. Another car game that we loved to play was simply counting cars, everyone chose a color and we kept track of the cars that passed that were in our chosen color
    Save money and your sanity. Bring along snacks rather than stopping for them at gas stations. It is cheaper and you all ready know what your family likes to snack on. Likewise bring along their needs whether it is a certain pillow, toy or blanket make sure that you pack it. Quick Tip: for parents remember to take a long a thermos as many times gas stations will allow you to fill it fairly cheap
    Whatever you do and where ever you travel remember to enjoy yourself and have some fun

    Back To School Meal : Taco Pie

    1 lb lean ground beef
    1 sweet onion finely chopped
    1 tea garlic
    * saute until beef if browned and onions tender, drain if necessary, set aside.

    1 can tomato paste
    1 C water
    1 sm can green chills (optional)
    1 Tlb chili powder
    1 Tlb taco sauce
    1 Tlb dry ranch seasoning
    1/2 tea sugar
    1/2 tea pepper
    1/2 tea garlic salt
    1/4 tea cumin
    * add to beef mixture and stir well

    6 small flour tortillas
    2-3 C monterrey jack cheese - colby jack will work ok too but prefer monterrey
    1/2 can olives - thinly sliced
    1 tomato - diced

    In a round dish similar to a pie die but deeper or a rectangle glass Pyrex pan layer tortillas, meat sauce, cheese, olives tomatoes, repeat 3 times total. Bake covered at 350 for approx 30-40 minutes. Serve with sour cream, shredded lettuce, rice and chips.

    Frozen Mud Pie

    Life this hard may be a little hard with work, back to school and so many other things going on it may just be time for a delicious treat. Check out this frozen mud pie, might be perfect to unwind this weekend.

    Frozen MudPie
    Mr. Food recipe

    1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
    3 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
    1 quart chocolate ice cream, softened container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided         
    1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, divided          
    1 prepared 9-inch chocolate graham cracker pie crust
    1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted       
    In a large bowl, dissolve the coffee granules in the coffee liqueur. Add the ice cream, half of the whipped topping, and 1/2 cup pecans Mix Well. Pour into a pie crust, cover, and freeze for at least 4 hours. Top with the remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons pecans.   Drizzle with the melted chocolate, and freeze for 4 more hours, or until firm. Serve, or cover and keep frozen until ready to serve. 

    Make New Friends

    Making and having friends is very important to all of us. When you work or go to school you want to have a few good friends. It is very important for our little ones as well. They may find it hard or awkward at times to make friends. There are somethings that we may be able to do to help them make friends

    If you have friends and they see how well you get along with  you friends then they will be able to model this behavior. It is important that you show a give and take relationship and build on this at home. Princess is learning the hard way that while she may win some games at home she is not always the winner. This helps her learn the skills of give and take. She also learns that when someone is sad or not feeling well that we try to help them out. I think living in a large family helps us out there.

    Knowing our child's personality will help us help them as well. Our princess loves to be the leader and is a little social bee but our nephew is quite the other way being a bit shy but wanting to be in the group. One thing that we do is try to get them out with other children where they can play and make friends. It never surprises me that Princess always makes a new friend and bud loves it as well, being part of the group. Pushing your child to much will not make anything better, knowing where they are comfortable is what is important

    Help your child work through childhood friendship problems and drama. Yes, I did say drama you may be surprised as to what may come up. It is important to help your child understand the situation and things from both sides.

    In the beginning I was guilty of choosing my child's friends or trying to (by the way this did not work) It is important that your child find their own friends. I nearly always tried to point princess towards children who went to our church, we knew their parents or way or another fit into our circle. The truth is she liked most of everyone and made friends that crossed through so many barriers and she really loved it. She did not worry about who was popular and neither should we, allowing her to enjoy her friends was the best.

    Have a chat with your child before school starts about bullies. We have all ready seen our share and it is very important to not let it continue but to speak up and let someone know.

    Back 2 School Week

    Its back to school week are you ready??? Well ready or not the time has come. Now what can you do to help make it the best ever back to school??

    Time to change your summer schedule into a back to school schedule. Waking up early, eating meals at a time that fits into the schedule.

    Head to the parent orientation meeting. We did this last night we met the teacher and checked out the room.

    As the teacher shared last night there will be lots of papers to share out with information that not only she needs but the office as well. It is important for a couple of reasons that these papers get turned back in at once. One reason is that the school really needs them and another is so that they wont get misplaced

    We have one grand-baby that will ride a bus and another one that will not. It is a great idea to get in the car and take the children to the school in the car so that they know where the school is and that it is ok

    Tomorrow we will take our grand-babies shopping for those after school snacks and for good school lunches. This is important to do together. One reason is because we want to have our input in the snacks and what goes in the lunch but they also know what they will eat.

    Last night our teacher mentioned homework. We welcome it and will have our own little work station to do it at. We will have supplies at the ready so that homework can be done easily. A good idea is to have a place for pencils, crayons and what ever will be needed, if you have a desk then great you are ready if not a shoe box with a couple of cups does a great job as well. As far as keeping papers neat get a homework folder that can go back and forth from school and home.

    Its never to early to get them into reading a good book this also prepares them to do them homework when it comes time. Set aside a moment in time to have study time.

    Be excited if you are excited the emotion often overflows and your child will be excited as well. .

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    Monday, August 17, 2015

    Home Remedy Helps Treat Little Messes

    We are very fond of our animals. I treat them as if they are part of the family. Just like family they can make mistakes. Sometimes this mistake may be something they did wrong or perhaps you did not listen as they were telling you they had to go. Either way, the best thing to do after the fact is to use this little home remedy

    Pet Urine/Poop Stain and Odor Remover

    1(8 ounce) bottle hydrogen peroxide
    2teaspoons baking soda
    1 -2drop liquid dish soap...

    Mix all together gently and pour in a spray bottle.
    Do no shake up this mix or you may have a lot of foam. I have also used a watering can this works well also.
    Spray onto urine stain and walk away. Allow to dry. No need to rub or scrub the area. For tough odors you may have to repeat.
    I would also check your fabric/carpet for color fastness before using due to the peroixide content. I have never had any problems with any fabric changing colors from this mix.

    Everyone needs a recipe for this

    Vanilla Custard Pie

    Vanilla Custard Pie Recipe



    • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup butter, melted
    • FILLING:
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups milk
    • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs


    • 1. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and butter; press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
    • 2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in vanilla. Pour into crust.
    • 3. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Spread over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
    • 4. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
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    Love your Feet


    Take a minute and love your feet. If you are a diabetic like I am then taking care of your feet takes on an all new importance. Taking a bit of time to love your feet can save you a future of feet problems.

    American Artist Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol is one of the most memorable artist in America. It was his creative artwork that has been featured in many pop culture sights and books. The colors in his art work, his setting and the stars that were in many of his pieces all made Warhol bigger than life. One of my art professors said that some of Warhol's pieces made the star rather than the star making the piece.

    Andy Warhol entered the world on August 6, 1928. He was one of the leading artist in pop art and his work would explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement. It would be the life of a commercial illustrator that would bring Warhol on the scene.  In his life he would create some of the most expensive art.

    Art in a variety of medias from drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and music would be left behind by the famous mr. Warhol. The Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburg Pennsylvania holds many of his works and is the largest museum dedicated to a single artist. Warhol even dabbled in computer generated art and creative designs.

    Warhol was a proud gay man who lived his life openly. His studio nicknamed the factory was a gathering place for many intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, street people, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy patrons. I can only imagine the parties and conversations that went on there.

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    I am sure that there are many things in your life that make you feel blessed. Now you can bring home the lesson of counting your blessings with this fun childrens book.

    Enter to win it in a giveaway at Heck of a Bunch. Giveaway ends 8/29

    Back to school time is here and its also time to get organized. So it would be wise to enter this giveaway for a $75 gift card to Erin Condren organizational tools.

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    National Thrift Store Day makes Me Happy

    August is admit you are happy month. Yes there are many things that make me happy, my family, my job singing and working on my blog all make the list of things that make me happy. One thing you all may not know about me is that I love to thrift. Today, august 17 is national thrift store day. So add thrifting to the list of things I love to do.

    I would consider myself in the 39% that thrift at least one time a month. In my case it is about once a week or maybe more if I have the time. Yes, it is very cost effective I consider it a form of entertainment and love to see what all I can find. In our shopping cart you may find something for a family member (especially grand babies), something to resale or something for the house.

    Do you like to shop at thrift stores? What do you shop for? Does thrifting make you happy??