2012 in review… Annual Report just sent me my annual report for 2012 and since I love facts and numbers I thought I would share with my awesome readers who made it all possible! Thank you everyone for making my blog what it is today! 🙂 Continue reading “2012 in review… Annual Report”

Christmas, craft, Kids

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I hope all of my readers have had a very Merry Christmas! I know for our family it is one of the busiest times of the year, and when we aren’t busy we are focused on family time as much as possible! So I have had no spare time to blog, but I will be back at it now with the new year 🙂

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Recipes, Reflections

Twice Baked Potatoes Worth More than a Million

Over the weekend my blog went over 1 million views! This was an exciting milestone for me. I have never considered myself as having anything worth saying that others would want to hear/read about. So seeing my little blog get bigger and bigger has been a very encouraging experience. Maybe there are people out there who enjoy some of the things I do and write about. On the same day I went over 400 e-mail followers, this amazes me as well. Most of the time I am pretty sure my friends and family don’t even have any interest in my blog, but 400 people want to receive an e-mail every time I post something new! Then I noticed my Pinterest followers have jumped from 170 followers a month ago to over 1100, again I’m floored. I have been terribly busy over the last week renovating our bathroom until the wee hours of the morning, baking and cleaning for our annual open house party and participating in Christmas events. So I haven’t been posting like normal, but I felt I needed to stop and say thank you to my readers for helping me achieve these milestones. I am sharing a recipe I use as a thank you to my husband often since it is one of his favorites, my twice baked potatoes.

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Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

So as my family, friends and loyal readers know I am terrible at making chocolate chip cookies, more about that here. When it comes to peanut butter cookies though I have a recipe I love! Continue reading “Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe”

Christmas, repurpose

Marshmallow Bits Container Repurpose

Last week I posted about some homemade hot chocolate in a jar gifts I was making for friends and family. Well I bought several jars of the marshmallow bits on sale and with coupons for these gifts. While going to throw away the empty containers I stopped and actually looked at them. After taking off the labels and washing them they were nice containers! Perfect size for a stack of homemade cookies 🙂

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Christmas, Kids

Our Christmas Card 2012

This year I was determined to do something different for our Christmas card photo. I researched and checked Pinterest, but kept coming up with the same ideas. Tons of people were doing similar family photos. I have a strange quirk in that I love to be original and different. So I have been thinking and brainstorming for a while now on ideas. It hit me finally, I LOVE Christmas carols! Why not let my kids act them out in pictures 🙂

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Christmas, Recipes

DIY Christmas Gifts: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Today I am sharing another gift I have been making for my friends and family this Christmas, homemade hot chocolate mix. I tried several recipes, but ended up just making my own 🙂

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Christmas, craft, Health

DIY Christmas Gifts: Detox Bath in a Jar

I have been busy making Christmas gifts for my friends and family because I love to give homemade gifts. I love to receive them also. Just knowing someone loves me enough to put some effort into a gift is really special. Today I am sharing one of my favorite gifts I am making: detox bath in a jar.

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