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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Healthy Almondina Cookies Review And Giveaway


When Almondina told me they had healthy cookies they would like me to review I was thrilled. When they arrived, I poured myself a big cup of hot coffee, and got to work. My husband came home, and saw me eating cookies on the couch, and asked what I was doing, I declared "working". Yes the life of a blogger is truly hard work ;)

Want to win 8 packages of cookies? Then keep reading! 

What I Wore, My Dirty Secret, And Closet Cleaning


Here is a peak at a few outfits I wore recently. I am not in love with either of them, but at least I am not in my robe.  

Pipe Cleaner Carrot Earring Video Tutorial


These carrot earrings are perfect for Spring, and make a great gift to the gardener in your life. I know there are lots of pipe cleaner carrot tutorials out there on the web, but the way I make them for earrings is a little different, so I am making a new tutorial. Watch my short video below  to learn how to make your own.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Frugal Easter Egg Earring Tutorial


I can't take credit for this idea, my crafty 5 year old came up with it. He noticed a package of  tiny Dollar Store foam eggs that I recently purchased. He said we had to make earrings with them, and so we did. We love to craft together. These will make great frugal handmade Easter gifts. We hope you will give them a try!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring "Carrot" Terrarium And Vintage Bowl Turned Planter

 

You may already know that I love plants and flowers, but have no green thumb. I struggle with keeping even the hardiest house plants alive. So far my new Spring terrarium and vintage bowl planter are doing great. They both were easy to fill. I found most of my supplies at Walmart and Michaels, except for the plants, they came from Home Depot. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easy No Kneading Sweet Challah Bread Recipe And Giveaway


Tribes - A - Dozen  sent me three all natural, kosher, egg bread mixes to review. Guess what, you may enter to win three boxes of bread mix too!  I love their easy prep, less mess, no stress approach to great homemade bread. They sent me their Traditional, Wholey Wheat, and Simply Spelt varieties. Today I baked up the Simply Spelt to share with you all. Every one of their mixes is made with love, in an environmentally friendly facility.  Weather you spell it Challah or Hallah, it's referring to a classic egg and yeast bread, traditionally braided before being baked.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easy Target Dollar Bin Peter Rabbit Art Work Craft


I've never had a huge crafting budget. My recent surgery, for breast cancer, has left my wallet feeling even lighter then usual. One of my favorite spots to find inspiration and supplies for crafting is the dollar bins found near the checkout of many stores, like Michaels and Target.  Last time I was at Target I raided those very bins, and came up with some great frugal finds.  In those Target dollar bins I found some adorable Peter Rabbit puzzles, bakers twine, and pom poms. I had a large frame already on hand for the bigger puzzle, and purchased two Dollar Store 5 x 7 inch frames for the others.  My five year old helped me put the puzzles together. When I take down my Easter mantel decor, these will go up for the remainder of Spring. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Anything Goes Linky # 149, Features, And Treatment Update

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Hi everyone! My baby Lucas turned 5 this week! I guess he's not really a baby anymore. It seems like it was only a couple years ago, I was going through fertility treatments, to try and conceive a 2nd child.  Now he's almost ready for Kindergarten. Oh how I love this little guy, he has such a great sense of humor for someone his age. He truly enriches each one of my days. Love you baby I mean big guy.

Just a quick update on my breast cancer. I had a great appointment with my doctor on Monday. She reassured me everything would be fine. I am now waiting to see three new specialists she has referred me to.  A Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, and Genetic Counselor, will help me decide my current treatment, and future preventative medicine.  Unfortunately we do not have a radiation treatment center in our small town. It looks like I will be doing a lot of commuting over the next couple months. I will most likely need to make a 3 hour round trip, 5 days a week, for 7 weeks, to get my therapy. It will be well worth it though, radiation will bring my odds of a repeat cancer down substantially. Thanks again for all the love, I will keep you all posted on my treatment, as things progress.


Now for some wonderful features:

I was blown away by the detail of this Easter egg tree centerpiece . Thanks for sharing Remodelando La Casa. 

Super cute Dirt And Carrot Pudding Filled Cupcake Recipe, shared by Sweet Pennies. 

Candle making with vintage containers , perfect Spring colors, shared by Mitzi's Miscellany.

The perfect size, cute Spring banners  shared by The Colored Door. 

Now it's time to show me what you got! 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Keeping Your Get Healthy Resolutions With Pei Wei's Fresh Choices

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pei Wei Asian Diner for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I have always tried to eat healthy.  You may have read my weight loss success story before. I lost about 100 pounds, and have kept it off for several years now. As individuals across the country struggle to keep their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, Pei Wei Asian Diner has resolved to "reFRESH" nationwide with a new year full of new options! Lets Explore the Pei Wei Asian Diner menu .

What I Wore $3 Jeans And Spring Accessories


After receiving my recent breast cancer diagnosis, I admit a day or two went by, where I stayed in my robe all day. That certainly did not make me feel any better. I decided regardless of how frazzled I felt, I would present myself nicely. Dressing up, planning a cute outfit, actually helps take my mind away from my troubles. I know I will beat this, and I might as well look fabulous doing so, right?