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Tips for Cruising with Sick Kids #travelholic

In all our planning for our recent Disney cruise, I never once thought about what happens if someone got sick. Maybe I should have…I certainly came prepared for headaches, blisters, cuts, sun burns and everything else – other than the stomach flu. Hours before our excursion on Nassau, my youngest ran to the bathroom and wasn’t able to leave for hours. While my husband and our two other daughters went …Read More

Sweet Swap Featured Recipe Day 9

Today at the Sweet Swap we shared some amazing recipes for Fudge.  This one, Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge, caught a lot of attention.  We hope you enjoy this sweet treat! Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge   Print Author: Submitted by Holly Tymoczko Ingredients 3¼ cups white chocolate chips 2 tablespoons butter 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 2-3 teaspoons mint extract (not peppermint) green food coloring ¾ cups mini chocolate chips, …Read More

Sweet Swap – Featured Recipe Day 8

Homemade Mounds   Print Ingredients 2 bags coconut 1 can sweetened condensed milk ½ stick butter melted 1½ cups of powdered sugar Chocolate Bark Gulf wax Directions Mix coconut, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered sugar. Roll into balls. Melt chocolate and ⅓ bar of wax together. Dip mounds in chocolate. 3.2.2708 This yummy recipe was submitted by Dusty Summerford over at the Sweet Swap!!

It’s all about the Christmas stories!

There’s nothing better than cozying up in front of a fireplace, warm blanket on your legs and a mug of hot cocoa while reading a new holiday story from your favorite author – is there? It’s one of my favorite ways to end the day. I thought I would share some of either my ‘favorite’ holiday reads that I recently added to my kindle…let me know if you’re read any …Read More

2014 Christmas Card Sign-Up

The countdown in my house has begun for Christmas. Now that halloween is over, we have letters to santa to write, Christmas wish lists to create and tons of cookies to bake…not to mention a house to decorate! Yes, I know it’s early, but we love Christmas in this house (who doesn’t, right?) I’m doing my annual Christmas Card Sign Up again! I loved sending so many cards last year …Read More

Reader Recipe – VEAL PICCATA “STING”

VEAL PICCATA “STING”   Print Recipe type: Main Dish Ingredients ½ C flour salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 8 to 10 slices (about 1 ¼ lbs) turkey breast cutlets or chicken breasts 2 T butter ¼ C olive oil 6 T fresh lemon juice I large lemon cut into very thin slices Finely chopped fresh parsley about 3 T Directions Mix the flour with the salt and …Read More

Ordered Your Calendar and T-Shirt Yet?

Thanks to YOU we were able to donate $1800 towards ending school violence – how awesome was that! I will continue to donate proceeds from Before The Storm towards this cause…but I have a few more things we could do to help other children. Buy a T-Shirt. Don’t you love it? The proceeds of this design will go towards child literacy programs…let’s share our love of reading! (click on tshirt …Read More

Reader Recipe – Amish Sugar Cream Pie

Thank you reader, Shawna Griffith, for submitting your Grandma’s Amish Sugar Cream Pie recipe! Amish Sugar Cream Pie   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 35 mins   Serves: 8 Ingredients ¾ cup sugar 2½ cups half & half ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup corn starch ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon 9″ lightly baked pie crust Directions …Read More

A Huge Success Because Of You!

Yesterday, you all blew my mind – in a good way I was hoping to be able to donate a minimum $500 for a one day campaign. But because of YOU – because of all of you who blogged, tweeted, posted and bought a copy of Before the Storm … well, the numbers aren’t all in yet, but let’s just say, we BLEW THAT OUT OF THE WATER! A HUGE thank …Read More