April 30, 2012

Magic Marker Monday


It's been a while since I linked up to Magic Marker Monday. I truly enjoy seeing all the wonderful creations that are shared. Even if you have nothing to share or link up, you should really check it out. It's sure to put a smile on your face!

Though, it's not created with paints or markers this time, I have something to share with you. I recently had a gingerbread flop in the kitchen. I thought it was done for, but my DS had other plans to make it special. He told me what items he needed, and politely asked me to leave him alone so that he could surprise me. I did as he instructed, and a while later, he called me back to see this:



Muffin Tin Monday

It's time for Muffin Tin Monday! Hmmm...I don't know why I took such a crooked picture this week!

Nevertheless, here it is in all it's glory! Here we have a chocolate cupcake, (I know...I'm a good Mommy!) :) sliced strawberries, chocolate milk, French toast sticks, syrup, and turkey sausage.)

For more Muffin Tin Fun, check out Muffin Tin Mom!

April 27, 2012

$1.00 off Pretzel Crisps

Get $1.00 off Pretzel Crisps here. I tried these last week at my Bible study group. They're a pretzel and a chip combined.

April 24, 2012

The Ultimate Blog Party GiveAway Winner!

I've sent you an e-mail. Please respond with 48 hours so that I can get your prize in the mail!

Thank you for entering everyone! I hope you'll continue to check in with me. I'll have a Mother's Day give-away posted soon! ♥


April 23, 2012

Muffin Tin Monday

It's been a while since I've posted our Muffin Tin Monday. Though we've participated every Monday, and look forward to it...I haven't posted anything. (Which is weird because I've still been taking pictures. :o) Anyhow, here's my latest creation, lunch time style:


From top left: strawberries, blueberries, chocolate milk,
cottage cheese, sliced ham, and chocolate chip cookies. :)

For some fun ideas, and to show us your muffin tin fun, check out Muffin Tin Mom!

April 18, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party Give-Away!


I hope you all are enjoying the Ultimate Blog Party! I know I am enjoying meeting a lot of you. In celebration of the Ultimate Blog Party 2012, I'm hosting a give-away! Even if the party isn't what brought you here...I'm glad you're here. :) I'm giving away this lovely little Bath & Body Works gift set. I know that many of you favor the Japanese Cherry Blossom scent. This set comes with the shimmer mist, shower gel, and some of their fabulous intense moisture body butter. This gift would make an adorable birthday gift, Mother's Day gift, or treat for yourself. I know I don't treat myself often enough.

Enjoy the rest of the party!


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April 13, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012!




It's that time again! It's time for the Ultimate Blog Party with 5 Minutes for Mom! I'm SO excited because when I was first starting my blog, the Ultimate Blog Party was the first big thing I joined. It sure got my blog off the ground, and rolling in more ways than I could have imagined. I hope you'll be joining and playing along too. You're sure to meet some fabulous people along the way!

April 12, 2012

Deviled Eggs

We really like deviled eggs around here. In fact, I've made them with the last few meals. I got a new recipe for them from Vocalpoint. You should give this one a try:

Curried Deviled EggsThe filling for these eggs involve a simple whisking, and then the toppings are all up to you! For a fancier touch, you can pipe this mixture out of a piping bag with a decorator’s tip, but they’re just as delicious straight from the spoon and into the solid white.

Serves 6 as an appetizer or snack

6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise, yolks set aside
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
Topping options: Crumbled bacon, a sprinkling of dill or chives, paprika, smoked sea salt.

Combine the egg yolks, mayo, curry powder, honey, mustard, and relish in a bowl and mix thoroughly to combine. Taste the filling and adjust your seasonings. If it needs to mellow out, add a bit more mayo. If it could just a bit more kick, mix in a bit more mustard and relish.

Arrange the egg halves upright on a plate. Make sure the bottoms of the eggs are completely dry, or they could slide right off when in motion. Gently spoon or pipe the yolk mixture into the hollows of the eggs. Sprinkle with your topping of choice and enjoy!

Nutritional info per serving: 139 calories, 12 g fat, 187 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 75 mg potassium, 1.8 g carbohydrates, .2 g sugar, 6.3 g protein.

April 11, 2012

Living Alone

Guest post of the week by Deangelo Spencer

Living by myself has taken some getting used to. I have always lived with a roommate, so I have been a little lonely. Even thought my roommate was a pain sometimes, it was nice to have someone around. At least I knew if I screamed for any reason someone would hear me. I wanted to buy my own place because I thought it was a good financial decision, so hopefully it’ll all work out. I get scared when I hear little noises outside, so I decided to look into ADT Security St Louis. My home and my life mean too much to me to not at least try to protect myself. When I lived with a roommate I was looking forward to finally being on my own, but now I realize maybe I should have waited a while longer. I hear all of these terrible stories about things that happen to young women on their own, and it makes me wonder if one day one of those stories could be me. I know I am being a little paranoid, so hopefully the alarm will help with that.

April 5, 2012

GiveAway at Two of a Kind Working on a Full House


Dee has a fabulous give-away going on right now! Check out her blog Two of a Kind Working on a Full House, and enter to win a $25 dollar gift card to MyBabyClothes.com. Her give-away ends on April 23, 2012. Good luck!

Giveaway at My Life With Rats and more...

Do those brownies look good to you? I thought so...Well, hurry up and head over to Amanda's blog, My Life With Rats and More... to enter her give-away for a gourmet bakery sampler from Gourmet Gift Baskets. Her give-away ends on April 18, 2012. Good luck!

April 4, 2012

55 cents off eggs (still available)


The coupon for .55 cents off two dozen eggs is still available here. Don't forget to print it before it's gone! Now is the time to stcok up on those eggs!

25 FREE Prints at Walgreens

It's that time again! It's time to get your FREE prints at Walgreens. Enter the code FREEDEAL, and choose to pick them up at your nearest store.