Archive | July, 2012

Chocolate Covered Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Mini Sandwiches

I know the title is a mouth full but you will be happy you stopped by here when your mouth is full of this yumminess. One of my favorite ways to eat peanut butter sandwiches when I was a kid was to slap some banana slices over wheat bread and sprinkle honey over it!  That combo I could […]

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He Knows You

Contributing Artist: Kathleen Ang-Dalseno It’s amazing just how much God loves us. Who are we that God would think so highly of us? Each of us is an intentional creation of God; nothing is by accident. And I think this is why God calls us to love each other.

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Clear the Clutter- Practical Photography Tip #6

Welcome to the 6th tip of our Life Lessons from Photography School! Let me give you a quick recap of what you have missed: #1 A Few Changes Can Lead to Great Photos #2 DIY Reflector and Boucing Light #3 Great shots take time #4 Shooting from Different angles and a different perspective #5 Working the Blur Technique and Leaning on it Todays […]

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Easiest Ice Cream Recipe Ever

Contributing Writer: Heather Kinnaird Summer is in full swing. Here in California that often means H.O.T. As much as I enjoy being in the kitchen, I LOVE days when the oven never gets turned on. One of the easiest summer treats {even the kids can do this one} is ice cream. You don’t even need […]

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DIY Personalized Face Plates

These are so much fun!  I had a great time with them! Your kids will enjoy making mommy and daddy into silly characters.  You can also make one for grandma, grandpa, brother and sister. It’s so easy to make! All you will need is Pebeo Porcelaine 150 China Paint Bullet Tip Marker, Anthracite Black and solid color […]

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The Olympics for Kids: Games, Crafts and Treats

It was a beautiful day, we had friends over and the Olympics are around the corner. How could I resist hosting our very own Summer Olympic games for kids?  Nothing like some friendly competition to get boys riled up!  Because this was last minute planning all of our activities and treats were simple and easy. I only had about […]

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28 Things Your Family Needs to Hear You Say

I debated on what my focus should be: Family or Kids.  I did some research and I found that there is tons of information on what to say or not say to your kids but I found nothing on family.  So I decided I would stick with, 28 Things Your Family Need to Hear You Say. As I […]

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Cheated by God

How many times in life have you found  yourself feeling and thinking these thoughts: God is holding out on me. You have been cheated by God. You always get jipped. God is always hating on you. Damn, not again.  Why me? I must be honest and share that some of these thoughts have crossed my […]

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Nautical or Pirate Boys Room On a Budget

This nautical/pirate room was made with love and on a budget.  My husband, the kids, myself and my mother in law all worked hard to make this room “Ahoy Matey, perfect.” Mosty  everything was hand made: the curtains, the bed(yes, the bed), the bedspreads, some of the decor and well the dresser wasn’t handmade but we […]

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Blur Technique- Photography Life Lessons #5

Welcome to tip #5 of our Life Lessons from Photography School! Let me give you a quick recap of what you have missed: #1 A Few Changes Can Lead to Great Photos #2 DIY Reflector and Boucing Light #3 Great shots take time #4 Shooting from Different angles and a different perspective Contributing Photographer: Carla Ackermann […]

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Summer Reading Adventure: Cook-A-Doodle-Doo

Glad you could join us for our last book in our Six Week Series! Inspired by Family Magazine and Mom on Timeout are co-hosting this fun Summer Reading Adventure! Wow!  I can’t believe we are already in our last week of the Summer Reading Adventure! I hope you all are getting some great ideas for activities and hopefully learning […]

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Wall Decals Using Contact Paper

I have had this idea for years now, why not use contact paper for wall decals?  I bought the contact paper months ago and have used it for everything but Wall Stickers.  I was re-doing my room and my plan was to paint some art to put on the wall above the bed.  We have a platform bed (that my […]

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Coping With Bedwetting: 20 Tips for Parents

This article is far from a” how to” train your child to potty train in one day or in one week.  Everytime I read articles like that I would have to chuckle because in the midst of our battle it just seemed funny to be able to train a child in one day (though I […]

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Easy Dessert Cocktails

A cool and classy drink for adults, Prosecco Popsicles! Here’s an easy dessert cocktail that all of the adults will enjoy. I was running around trying to get everything together so I was hot, thirsty and ready to get some of this delicious food in my tummy. Finally, I got to sit down and the first thing I […]

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Jump Into Summer

Contributing Photographer: Carla Ackermann  ~Jump into Summer~ Having fun yet? Make the most of this season with some of our delicious summer recipes, cool treats, fun summer activities, crafts and parties! Summer Reading Adventure Make a Difference Summer Bucket List Dyed Glass Luminaries from Baby Food Jars BLT Bites Simple Summer Ideas Grilled Sausage w/ […]

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Not At Church

Featured Writer: Stephanie Taylor   While at church one Sunday, I found myself in a peculiar situation.  Every ounce of instinct in my body was telling me to scream, or at the very least jump from my seat.  While those would normally have been appropriate responses to being startled, I didn’t think the pastor would […]

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Photographing from Different Angles~Life Lesson #4

Welcome to #4 of Life Lessons from Photography School Todays Photo Tip: Photographing from Different Angles Contributing Photographer: Carla Ackermann Some of the most admired images we have are those taken from a different perspective.  A photo of an object taken from a daily perspective – the one we would normally view it from when […]

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DIY Basket From Cereal Box

I had to reblog this post because the formatting was absolutely out of sync and I couldn’t figure it out.  It’s now moved here: DIY Basket from a Cereal Box.

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