Archives for August 2011

Back to School Winner!

Thanks for all the entries!  I had 290 entries and I drew the winning number on random.org. The winner of the Celebrating Family Rainbow Prize Pack is: Kristie Betts who said “Following Celebrating Family via RSS” Congrats, Kristie! I will be emailing you and you will 48 hours to respond.

Homemade Orange Cinnamon Rolls

My mom made a lot of treats from scratch when I was growing up, but she did occasionally take a break and buy ready made goodies, too. One of my favorites were the orange cinnamon rolls that come in the tube. Pop them open, throw them in the oven, and you’ve got yourself a yummy treat. Now that […]

Family Time Tuesday – August 30, 2011

Welcome to the Family Time Tuesday blog carnival. Feel free to link to any family-oriented post; that means any post that is helpful and relevant to family life. For example, fun family activities, great recipes, parenting posts, marriage posts, craft ideas, money-saving tips, homeschooling posts, and more. Help Family Time Tuesday grow by adding your […]

June Bug Baby

The term june bug can refer to any number of beetles, but the cotinus nitida beetle is what comes to mind when I hear someone say june bug. It seems cruel now, but when we were children, my sisters and I used to catch june bugs at my grandmother’s house in Tennessee and tie a piece of thread to one of […]

Photo Op: Beauty in the Desert

I recently got a good camera!  I have never had high quality camera before and I am having so much fun playing around with it.  I am going to start occasionally posting photos I have taken with the camera – just for fun. This is a shot of one of the barrel cacti in my yard. Proof positive that […]

How Krispy Kreme Broke My Heart

Today I took my sister to Krispy Kreme to celebrate her birthday. I was very excited to see that the hot light was on.  Yum-o! I was also excited because we learned earlier this summer that Krispy Kreme gives patrons a free box of a dozen doughnuts on their birthday. We were a little giddy […]

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

I recently made these delicious cookies for the fun Girl’s Night In gathering Wendy at Around My Family Table hosted. She featured the recipe on her site yesterday and I wanted to give my readers a chance to make these yummy cookies, too. This recipe is based on the time-tested Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe with a few alterations, mainly the […]

Sidral Mundet: Mexican Apple Soda

I was recently sent two bottles of Sidral Mundet, an apple-flavored, authentic Mexican soft drink made with 100% real sugar. I received a bottle of each flavor – Original and Manzana Verde (Green Apple). We prefer Mexican soda around here because it contains real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. We were excited to try out the soda […]

Family Time Tuesday – August 23, 2011

Welcome to the Family Time Tuesday blog carnival. Feel free to link to any family-oriented post; that means any post that is helpful and relevant to family life. For example, fun family activities, great recipes, parenting posts, marriage posts, craft ideas, money-saving tips, homeschooling posts, and more. Help Family Time Tuesday grow by adding your […]

Back to School Giveaway Hop

Going back to school can be very expensive. Most families must buy school supplies, lunch supplies, clothes and shoes, and maybe even uniforms. It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Back to School Giveaway Hop, which gives you the chance to win back to school prize packages from over 70 blogs. Each prize pack is […]

Funny Breastfeeding Definitions

I cannot remember where I got this list, but when I stumbled across it on my computer, I knew I had to share it with my readers. If you have ever breastfed, you will likely laugh out loud at least once while reading this list of funny breastfeeding definitions. Funny Breastfeeding Definitions Boob-Lift – The unconscious […]

Family Time Tuesday

Welcome to the Family Time Tuesday blog carnival. Feel free to link to any family-oriented post; that means any post that is helpful and relevant to family life. For example, fun family activities, great recipes, parenting posts, marriage posts, craft ideas, money-saving tips, homeschooling posts, and more. Help Family Time Tuesday grow by adding your […]