Monday, October 31, 2011

Flock Together Blog Hop 11/1

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To join in, just follow the host and guest host publicly on GFC or Facebook, link up as much as you like, and then visit other blogs that interest you. Leave a comment if you follow, and follow back those who follow you. If this is all new to you, click here. If you still have questions, feel free to use my contact page and ask.
This week's "Fine Feathered Friend" and guest host is Jamie at


Hello, my name is Jamie and I'm a Stay at Home Mom with a wonderful life!  I love my husband and our almost 11 month old daughter totally and completely!  We are all having so much fun together and I write about my fascinating life every day.  :o)  I write about all kinds of things: Saving & Making Money online, crafting, making baby food, Catholicism, my etsy shop (hair clips & bows, rosaries, artwork, misc...) blogging, and most of all, my adorable baby, Cupcakes.  I also make buttons for blogs that are very cute and affordable.  I tweet like it's my JOB!  Come follow me and join the conversation!  @4LoveofCupcakes.  I'd love to have you as a follower - come on over and stop by my blog!  I always follow back!  :o)  Read more>>

Sunday, October 30, 2011

What I'm Taking to Homecoming

I'm truly looking forward to sharing my creations and sampling those of my church family at homecoming today ! I'm carrying...
  1. "The" Green Bean Casserole (made with canned beans)
  2. Sweet Potato Souffle (recipe to come in a later post)
  3. Southern Plate's Macaroni Salad
  4. Southern Plate's Mandarin Orange Cake
  5. Walnut Pumpkin Pie (see below)
  6. Packaged rolls
I cut out this recipe and added it to my tried and true binder many years ago. Not exactly pretty but easy and scrumptious. Enjoy!


Walnut Pumpkin Pie

1 Keebler graham cracker pie crust

Filling Ingredients:
    1 15-oz can pumpkin
    1 14-oz can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
    1 egg
    1 1/2 tsp. of your preferred combination of ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, etc.
    1/2 tsp. salt

Topping Ingredients:
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    2 Tbsp flour
    2 Tbsp butter
    3/4 cup chopped Diamond walnuts

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Combine filling ingredients and pour into pie crust. Bake 15 minutes, then remove pie and reduce heat to 350 degrees. Combine brown sugar and flour, then cut in butter. Mix in nuts and sprinkle mixture on top of pie. Bake for 40 minutes or until knife inserted an inch from the outside of the pie comes out clean.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Flock Together Blog Hop 10/25

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 Welcome to the Flock Together Tuesday Blog Hop!
To join in, just follow the host and guest host publicly on GFC or Facebook, link up as much as you like, and then visit other blogs that interest you. Leave a comment if you follow, and follow back those who follow you. If this is all new to you, click here. If you still have questions, feel free to ask.
This week's "Fine Feathered Friend" and guest host is Judy at
Judy H-J's Thoughts

I am a Freelance Writer who was born one of identical twins. I lost my identical twin sister Janine on October 16, 2008. I hold an Honours Diploma from the London School of Journalism. I am a Jamaican. Over the years I have had articles published in national and international publications. These days I mainly write about my experience as a twinless twin and this has been therapeutic.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Christmas Countdown Begins 10/23!


Normally, Christmas Eve finds me wrapping gifts into the wee hours - sometimes even in line still shopping! Last year, I came across and followed the Christmas Countdown, and everything - presents purchased and wrapped, decorations up, meals planned, etc. - was done WEEKS BEFORE the holiday. Read More >>

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm "BEEing" Featured!

Thanks so much to Cassie at Crazy & Cool with a side of Crafty, who has featured my site for Bee Friendly Friday this week! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know her GFC friends and hopefully make a few of my own. The Bee Friendly Friday Blog Hop is open now, so click on the button below or visit one of the hostesses at Crazy & Cool with a side of CraftyCrazy About My BahBay, or Family & Life in Las Vegas and join in the fun.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Flock Together Blog Hop 10/18

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This week's "Fine Feathered Friend" and guest host is Michelle at

Musings of a Bored Housewife
I'm a housewife, mother of three, military spouse, aspiring writer, Children’s Church Leader and a cuddly lap for one very cute cat! I might have dishes in my sink and laundry piling up in the hamper, but I have Christ in my heart. I hope to share the joy I have experienced knowing Him. And within the crazy, chaotic and often humorous day-to-day activities in my life, I hope to extract some Godly wisdom to share with you.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

$3 DIY Slow Drain Fix (Not for the queasy)


(I was in no way compensated for this review. I spent the $3 required to conduct this experiment myself, and the maker of the product doesn't even know my name :)

Quite randomly, I ran across a post about this product, Zip-It, a few months ago and thought it was worth a try. It was very inexpensive at Home Depot for under $3! I decided to try it on the slow drain on my vanity sink, which had gotten much worse over the years. Read More >>

Monday, October 10, 2011

Flock Together Blog Hop 10/11

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 Welcome to the Flock Together Tuesday Blog Hop!
To join in, just follow the host and guest host publicly on GFC or Facebook, link up as much as you like, and then visit other blogs that interest you. Leave a comment if you follow, and follow back those who follow you. Family-friendly only, please! If this is all new to you, click here. If you still have questions, feel free to ask.

This week's "Fine Feathered Friend" and guest host is Camille at


The uncensored thoughts of a crazy girl trying her best to be a good mama, wifey, and college student. I try to roll with the punches instead of complaining, and look at the positive side of everything that happens in life!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Versatile Blogger!

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Yippee! Caroline, at Sweet Caroline, has kindly awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award! It's no wonder that she received the award. Her website is perfectly charming, and I enjoy reading her posts so very much. Thanks, Caroline!
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Quick and Easy Chili in 20 Minutes


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Rest in my "MEST"

The ladies over at 5 Minutes for Mom recently sent an email informing me that I'd been listed on their site. I'd filled out a form requesting this a few weeks ago. I was so excited! I followed the link, and sure enough, there I was...only it was listed as Mom's Best Mest. I was a bit mortified as it somewhat altered the image I was seeking. I mean, I know I claim "not perfection," but a MESS? My BEST MESS?? Read More >>

Monday, October 3, 2011

Flock Together Tuesday Blog Hop 10/4

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Welcome to the Flock Together Tuesday Blog Hop!
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This week's "Fine Feathered Friend" and guest host is Kim at





 "I know I have been so grateful for all the blogs that have helped me save money; I wanted to help others do the same.  So you will see lots of free deals, samples and more, while also including articles on fitness and healthy food ideas when I can."

Driving Home (Old School Style)

As I was packing my tribe in the car to head home from church one Sunday night, I realized how delightfully cool it had turned out and announced we were driving home "old school" style. I can't express how tickled my babes were as the cool night air whipped their hair and blew through the car. It also brought back memories of things I'd long forgotten in the years I'd had the luxury of fully functioning AC in my car, like the sound of crickets and even streetlamps, if you'd come to a stop. I also remembered how, if it was REALLY hot, you dreaded stopping at stop lights and could hardly wait to get the "central air" flowing again! Ahhh, the good old days :)