Smoke Alarms: are you Ready? {Sponsored Post}

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This post is brought to you by Kidde Fire Safety and I was compensated to write this post. However, all opinions are my own. Often in our “toot sweet” lives, we do something proactive and then forget about it, assuming whatever proactive thing we have done is done.  Once and done. We set up our […]

Easy Luau Bites

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With summer grilling season underway, Easy Luau Bites are an easy-to-make appetizer for your next party that’s impressive.  Combining two party favorites – bacon and shrimp - Easy Luau Bites bring the flavors of summer to your party without having to grill outdoors! And, with pre-planning, Easy Luau Bites are a simple party appetizer that can be made ahead […]

Ant Bait

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“I really knew I wanted to be Adam, because Adam was the first man.  Ant I chose because, if there’s a nuclear explosion, the ants will survive.” – Adam Ant Are you a bit curious about the photo above?  Here’s the story: We live in a rural environment on 8 acres.  8 acres of mostly […]

42 Things in Your Master Bedroom

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Welcome to 42 Things in Your Master Bedroom – another list of household inventory items.  For those of you new to my blog, I create lists of 42 (mainly household inventory items) in an attempt to work on my own household inventory.  In 2007, we lost our home to a wildfire (you can read about […]

Blue Jack Turkey Sliders with Bacon Jalapeno Chutney

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Can I tell you how delicious Blue Jack Turkey Sliders with Bacon Jalapeno Chutney are? Every mouthful is a delectable, juicy mess with a Bacon Jalapeno Chutney center topped with the pungent bite of the blue marble jack cheese and caramelized onions. What’s not to love {grin}? My local grocery store carries a sliced blue marble […]

LGarden: A Soulful Birthday Surprise

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Note:  this is not a sponsored post.  I just wanted to share this product with readers! Charlie (my husband) and I spend a lot of time together.  I work from home and he’s retired, so it’s not unusual that we are together 24/7 for a few days in a row.  Now mind you we aren’t […]

Summertime Layered Salad

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Summertime Layered Salad is a super crunchy, delicious “make-ahead” salad that’s great for a crowd.   Easy to make and easy to transport, this salad is the perfect recipe to take along to your next family gathering.  So, whether you are having a backyard bash or a tea party with girlfriends, this recipe is a contender […]

The Train

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At birth, we boarded the train and met our parents and we believe they will always travel on our side.  However, at some station, our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. As time goes by, other people will board the train and they will be significant: our siblings, […]

PicMonkey Basics: Create a Collage

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Welcome to PicMonkey Basics:  Create a Collage, the 5th post in a 5-part series all about PicMonkey.  If you missed the other 4 posts in this series, here’s your chance to get caught up (I’ll wait!): PicMonkey Basics:  Getting Started PicMonkey Basics:  Edit a Photo PicMonkey Basics:  Touch Up a Photo PicMonkey Basics:  Design Your […]

PicMonkey Basics: Design Your Own

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Welcome to PicMonkey Basics:  Design Your Own, the 4th post in a five-part series about PicMonkey, the easy-to-use, online photo-editing site that has taken bloggers (and others) by storm!  If you missed the first three tutorials in this series, here’s your chance to catch-up: PicMonkey Basics:  Getting Started PicMonkey Basics:  Edit a Photo PicMonkey Basics:  Touch Up […]

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