Monday, January 23, 2017

Baking Weather

I don't know about you, but when it's cold outside, I feel like baking! We had some pretty bad weather over the last week. High winds took down fences and trees all around the area - my fence was one of them! There were power outages, roads were blocked...It was crazy.

This is my front yard fence after the windy winter storm!
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already saw this pic.


But like I said, it gets cold and the weather outside is icky...And I get to feeling like baking. Most of the time I don't even care what I bake. I'll show you what I made over the last few days.  =0)



I made my first ever Cheesecake Pie!
And it's egg-less at that.
I might just share the recipe real soon.


I also made one of my personal all-time favorites - Lemon Bars.
Get my recipe (with a gluten free option) here.


In celebration of National Blonde Brownie Day (which was on Sunday), I tried making some for the occasion. I used white chocolate chips and pastel sprinkles. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.


And then on Sunday, the sun popped out just a little bit before another small round of rain.


The forecast for the upcoming week is supposed to be just cloudy skies, but no rain. We'll see...

How has the weather been in your area? Do you like to bake in the winter time? Tell me in a comment below!




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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Changes at Wonderful Wednesday {Blog Hop No. 209}

Welcome, dear friends!
This week starts out with a little surprise as we introduce three exciting new changes to our Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

We are excited to announce three changes that we will test for the next several weeks to see how it goes. As you know, it is very important to us that all of our guests have the best opporunity to have their work seen and appreciated. The more popular this party becomes, the less likely it is that those arriving after the first hour or so will receive much attention. Your posts can get lost in the crowd so, this is what we are going to do ...

1. We are putting the newest additions to the hop at the top. That way everybody will be "first" for a short while, at least.

2. Your pictures will now be VERY LARGE- again, so that we can all really appreciate them.

3. Finally, we are simplifying our social media. Each week the social media links for our hosts will be one type only. This week is FACEBOOK week, next week will be Twitter, and so on. We will be rotating through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram one week at a time to make it easier for you to follow us without being overwhelmed.

The party features will continue to be based on clicks so please do visit as many others as you can. After all, this is a party so let's mingle!  


Now, let's take a look at what you viewed the most last week!  


Most Viewed
Very Popular
One Pan Mexican Pasta - Jenns Random Scraps



The Editor's Picks

How To Make $2000 A Month On The Side - Busy Budgeter


Honey Sesame Chicken - Money Saving Queen



So let's get this party started!

This is FACEBOOK week - please follow our hosts on Facebook!


Here are our simple party rules...
  • Please follow our hosts on this week's social media. 
  • Please TWEET our party   
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like to. No Etsy shops, adult sites or blog parties, please. 
  • Visit others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • If you are NEW,  let us know in the comments so that we can follow you back. ♥  Help us find your posts - tell us what number they are? 
Thanks! 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Yesterday and Tomorrow {Words for my Wednesday}

Since I posted a Wordless Wednesday last week, I thought it would be fitting to do a Words for my Wednesday for this week.  =0)  
It's been a long time, and I've missed these.  It's honestly been over a year since my last post for Words for my Wednesday. If you're joining me for the first time, this is a series where I share favorite quotes on Wednesdays. 




Today's quote is all about yesterday versus tomorrow.  I hope you like it!

Do you have a favorite motivational quote about tomorrows or the future? Share it in a blog comment below! I love reading them.

And if you haven't already, stop by the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and enter a link at the party! You'll find lots of fun DIY, crafts and recipes.
Have a great day, everyone, and thanks for stopping by!






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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vanilla Bean Scones at Wonderful Wednesday {Blog Hop No. 208}


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Welcome!
We are enjoying the New Year's message again this week as we feature the posts you visited the most last week. They all have a new year's flare: planning, saving, organizing and, of course, weight loss. The prospect of a fabulous 2017 fresh start is exciting, isn't it! So let's take a look at those features...Be sure to scroll down and catch MY Editor's Pick at the bottom!



Most Viewed
Very Popular


How To Select a Family Word for the Year - Dazzle While Frazzled
7 Hours To A Decluttered Home - Simply Designing
How To Organize Life for the New Year - Premeditated Leftovers
A Plan For Weight Loss + FREE Printable - Simple Steps For Living Life


 MY Editor's Pick 

Vanilla Bean Scones via Table for 7

Don't those scones look absolutely delish?!?
The vanilla bean scones are my favorite from Starbucks, and I've always wanted to try making some myself (just haven't gotten around to it yet). Finding this recipe makes me want to dive right in!



So, let's get this party started!


Here are our simple party rules...
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  • Please TWEET our party   
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like to. No Etsy shops, adult sites or blog parties, please. 
  • Visit 2 or more others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • If you are NEW,  let us know in the comments so that we can follow you back. ♥  Help us find your posts - tell us what number they are? 
Thanks! 

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Saira from Mom Resources and Bath Time Fun Time

Tammy of My Life Abundant

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Kim of 2JustByou

Marilyn of Marilyn’s Treats

Jennifer of Engineer Mommy

Cindy of Simple Steps For Living Life

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

First Hump Day of 2017 {Wordless Wednesday}

So it's the very first Hump Day of 2017...Happy Wednesday, everyone, and Happy New Year!



I'm not very much of a New Year's Resolutions kinda girl, but one of my goals for this year is to get back to blogging.  And I mean, really get back.  I hope to buy a new computer sometime soon, and then I'll really be able to get back to it.  That new Windows 10 upgrade seriously did a number on this poor thing...

So, Happy New Year, and I hope to see lots more of you in the blogosphere real soon!






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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

First Wonderful Wednesday of 2017 {Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop No. 207}

Happy New Year!

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop of 2017!

Last week we had several posts that were your favorites and here they are...


Most Viewed
schedules, planners


Very Popular
What I Won't Be Doing In 2017 - Our Unschooling Journey
Hot Broccoli Dip - Homecooking Memories



Sinea's Editor's Pick


Cranberry Sugar Scrub - Kids Activities Blog



So, let's get this party started!

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Here are our simple party rules...
  • Please follow our hosts on social media as you can. 
  • Please TWEET our party   
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like to. No Etsy shops, adult sites or blog parties, please. 
  • Visit 2 or more others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • If you are NEW,  let us know in the comments so that we can follow you back. ♥  Help us find your posts - tell us what number they are? 
Thanks! 

Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row

Saira from Mom Resources and Bath Time Fun Time

Tammy of My Life Abundant

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Kim of 2JustByou

Marilyn of Marilyn’s Treats

Jennifer of Engineer Mommy

Cindy of Simple Steps For Living Life

                      Nikki of Silly Fun Momma                            
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