Enjoy the Fall Scenery

I recently went on a drive and lit­tle hike with my mom Con­nie to Cas­cade Springs in the Unita National For­est.  It was so incred­i­bly beau­ti­ful with the leaves chang­ing, that I thought I’d share it with you.

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DIY Easy TuTu’s for all Ages

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     Ash­ley, my daughter-in-law, makes the most adorable tutu’s and match­ing head­bands for my grandaughters. 

     I asked her if she would make a tuto­r­ial to share with all of us how she cre­ates them; she was so kind to take the time for pic­tures and tuto­r­ial.  Thanks Ash!

    These very easy tutu’s can be for babies all the way up to older girls for dress up, or for young woman and ladies for cos­tumes (or pets!), by sim­ply adjust­ing the length of the tulle net­ting. Con­tinue read­ing


EASY Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Sauce

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How can you improve on Rhodes Cin­na­mon Rolls?  Only one way, and that is a recipe I found by Prairie Princess. 

    These are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!  Seri­ously, they are the end all of easy desserts/breakfasts with only FOUR ingredients!

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Homemade Brownie and Hot Fudge Sundae

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   Look­ing for a fab­u­lous dessert for a crowd?  Well here it is.  I found this won­der­ful recipe at JamieCook­sItUp and it really is per­fect for make-ahead and a favorite.

The home­made brownie is bet­ter than boxed and the home­made fudge is rich and incred­i­bly tasty.  Give this won­der­ful dessert a try for par­ties and gatherings.

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

A HUGE Thank YOU and HELLO for com­ing by to see what is new at the Blog Hop.  Before we start, guess what?  My book proof came!   Hope­fully the ebook and print will be avail­able on Ama­zon in a week or so. 10+ years in the mak­ing — Yahoo!!!

A MOTHER'S SHADOW - Front Cover (for Amazon)Won­der­ful Wednes­day Blog Hop #91 is now in session!

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Is Bullying an Issue?


With school back in full swing, I thought I’d re-address the issue of bullying. 

Could your child be a vic­tim or even a perpetrator? 

I have a very insight­ful and help­ful post to get a con­ver­sa­tion going with your fam­ily.  Click HERE to read it.

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Summer Vegetable Pasta

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Before the veg­eta­bles are are gone for the sum­mer, you have got to give this pasta dish a try. 

Easy, eco­nom­i­cal, fill­ing and so del­ish you’ll be crav­ing it again and again. 

Click HERE for the recipe.

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Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Party

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    My daughter-in-law Ash­ley cre­ated the most incred­i­ble party for our lit­tle one-year old. Devin was given a ‘honey-do list’, and together they made a very mem­o­rable event.

   The cel­e­bra­tion was cen­tered in the theme of Alice In Won­der­land and the Un — Birth­day Party

   Oh, where to begin? Pos­si­bly by day dream­ing of a far-away mag­i­cal land, fol­low­ing a White Rab­bit then slip­ping into his rab­bit hole .……


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3 Masculine Birthday Cards

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     My good friend Dor­thy has THREE per­fect cards to make for men that is not fluffy or feminine.

     These are eco­nom­i­cal, per­sonal and easy to make up a few while you’re at it.

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Fresh Peach Pound Cake

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   This cake is so incred­i­bly moist and fla­vor­ful, no ice cream or frost­ing is needed — it’s good on its own.

   Make this for a cel­e­bra­tion, a neigh­bor, or any­time you want a party in your mouth.


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