July 16, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday



               Welcome to the 25th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

29 Blogs  -  1 Party
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Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  347 awesome linkups!   

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Cocoon Minutes
My girls turned five last month.  Five years old.  I almost cannot remember what my life was like before they were here. 


Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
In our family, we don't need a big reason to celebrate. Of course, we love to celebrate the big things like birthdays and holidays. But, I love to throw little celebrations too! A few weeks ago, we had a "Summer is Here!" brunch to ring in the new season. Nothing huge - just our family and a few fun treats.



Hungry for sourdough bread but lacking a starter, I was happy to run across this recipe. It does not produce a true sourdough bread, but it's a great substitute. There's just enough of a slightly tangy flavor to satisfy that particular taste, yet mild enough for everyone. The dough is easy to work with, and produces a tender, hearty, pleasantly chewy loaf.



A Summer Day at the Oregon Garden

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There were so many beautiful flowers, there is no way I can show you them all! 

 I’d run out of space.  But here are a few….    



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After getting all decked out in Patriotic colors for the fourth, I wore a very summery outfit for church. And there were actually a few other in summery colors instead of dark this week. Yay!!
It’s so comfy, cool and colorful and it was a fun outfit to wear!


DIY: Cucumber Mint Body Scrub + Free Printable Labels from Living Frugal with Erika

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I know that we all need a little relaxation from time to time, and what better way than with a DIY Scrub? 


Are You Eating “Healthy” But Not Losing Weight? 10 Reasons Why I Love “The Virgin Diet Cookbook” from Urban Naturale

Are You Eating "Healthy" But Not Losing Weight? 10 Reasons I Love "The Virgin Diet Cookbook"

“Drop 7 Foods Lose 7 Pounds Just 7 Days”



If you’re from Hawaii, you know about Guri Guri – Hawaiian Ice Cream. The best way for me to describe Guri Guri is if a slushie and ice cream had a baby, the product would be Guri Guri. It’s a creamy delight that is a perfect dessert for the hot summer days. Plus, it’s super easy to make, takes only three ingredients, and you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker. Winner!


Beach Mantel Decor
A little piece of nostalgia and of summers long ago. 
The lifesaver garland was picked up at Cost Plus World Market on one of my recent weekly trips into the store. 


DIY Hair Treatment


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A while ago, I hap­pened upon this inex­pen­sive and incred­i­bly easy recipe for a do it your­self hair treat­ment to add mois­ture to dam­aged, col­ored or dry hair. I don’t know where I found this recipe, and I apol­o­gize to the orig­i­nal source but a huge thank you for com­ing up with it.  It works wonderfully!


Lombard Street Crossbody Bag By Gina's Craft Corner (Design by ChrisWDesigns)
This is the Lombard Street Crossbody by Christine at ChrisW Designs (Click here to visit ChrisW Designs.) This bag is an iPad case and purse all in one!  I do not think you will be disappointed with this pattern.  

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July 9, 2014

Do you have talent? Vesta Talent Agency would like to know!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Overnight Reputation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It seems like everywhere you go on tv now days has some type of talent show.  Singing, dancing or just the random do what you know and wow us shows are out there.  Have you ever sat there and thought..."I can do that...heck I can do better then that?"
So you have the talent but you have no idea what to do next, besides standing in a line of thousands with a number hoping some judge on the other end of that line takes the 5 seconds to actually listen to what you have to say and gives you the chance to show them what you can do is not your style.  Let's be honest while getting their attention is super hard that is only the tip of the ice.  If they seriously passed you on to the next level you have tons and tons of work ahead of you.  What you want to do is skip the drama and take things into your own hands.  Besides it's your talent shouldn't you be in control of what's done?

Then what you are looking for is a talent scout...not some made for tv show with a judges who have already made it big and are using that show to boost themselves. Then what you need is something along the lines of Vesta Talent Agency.  Someone who wants to work for you to help you be the best that you can be..not for themselves but for you.   

You're probably wondering what Vesta Talent Agency can do for you.  First, they are in the business and are aware of all issues and obstacles that actors and actresses often face as well as what it takes to get you in front of the right people. Which leads me to the next thing....they KNOW people.  You don't!  They have the connections and the network of people who will take you from what you are today to what you want to do with your talent.  They know that what works for one client might not work for another so they are going to get to know you and make a plan that fits for your goals and help you get from point A to point B.

So instead of watching and sitting back thinking "I can do better" contact Vesta Talent Agency and let them get you on that path. 

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Wake Up Wednesday "Linky"!!



               Welcome to the 24th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

30 Blogs  -  1 Party
 Giveaway



We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  363 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
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This weeks 
Featured Bloggers



5-steps-turn-conflict-into-learning-opportunity 
This week’s topic is: In moments of conflict in a relationship, what do you find most effective in dealing with an argument? 


Strawberry Rolls
In this hot weather, who wants to spend hours making and rising dough for sweet breakfast rolls? You just have to try these 30 minute Strawberry rolls made with shop-bought puff pastry, you could have breakfast on the table with next to no work! A fresh twist on everyone’s favourite cinnamon rolls! 


Stars and Stripes Cupcakes --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Is there anything...
ANYTHING...
that doesn't already exist on Pinterest?

I mean, really, are there still new ideas to be born,
or has everything already been thought of? 



What I've Learned From Grandpa Ed
from Two Teens and Their Momma

Last Friday I posted my gratitude list for the month, and I included my Grandpa Ed, who will be 96 in September.  There was unanimous love for grandpa in my comments, so today I'd like to share a few of the things I've learned from him.  You can't make it to his age without some great words of wisdom, right?  Like I said on Friday, I want to be just like him when I grow up.  
You can’t have a holiday without some sort of cheesecake. It is against the law, or something!! Cheesecake is such a great summer treat and these red, white and blue cheesecake bars are perfect for the upcoming holiday.


Non Toxic Sunscreen Recipe
Summer is upon us!  Which means for the fair skinned it’s time to cover up or lather up! Conventional store bought sunscreen can be laden with harmful chemicals which have been questioned to cause more harm then good.  CNN did a study where it was found that 25% of 800 tested sunscreens were effective at protecting skin without the use of potentially harmful ingredients, which means that, 75% of sunscreens contain harmful ingredients! 


Let's talk about FAITH | Forever Ashley
With so many big changes coming our way now and in the next few weeks I’ve been finding it hard to stay strong in my faith in God.   It’s never a matter of having faith that He exists (I know He does) but rather it is about having faith that everything is going to be ok, that it is going to work out, and that we are doing the right thing.

Lip Balm or Lip Gloss Holder Key Ring!!!


Hello Friends! Today, I'm sharing a lip balm holder key ring that I made this weekend. These can  hold lip balm and keys.

Healthy Chocolate Oat Cookies

from Pink Recipe Box

Healthy Chocolate Oat Cookies | www.pinkrecipebox.com
When it comes to cookies, I’m all about soft, chewy and fudge-like textures. None of that crisp and crunchy stuff for me, thank you very much. 

Blaverry | Cruise Chino Shorts pattern
We love the Cruise Chino Shorts from the 2014 Nautical Collection at Blaverry. After my tween summer shorts patterns post, several of you asked about Blaverry patterns- so here’s my answer.


My Bright & Colorful Patio 2014, Part 1

from Debbie Dabble
I am finally able to share my Bright and Colorful Patio with all of you!

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July 3, 2014

What's bugging you?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Shot® Insecticides.

I love animals...but I don't love bugs.  I hate it even more when I find one of those bugs have somehow made into my home.  I remember one night waking up to a spider walking across my face.  It was one of the most horrible ways to wake up.  I remember screaming, throwing it onto the ground and smashing it over and over again to make sure it was dead...and I mean flat as a pancake dead.  I was able to go back to sleep but my husband was convinced that it was only crawling over me to get to him and that his other spider friends were waiting in the shadows to get him as soon as he went back to sleep...yes, he had a very big imagination that night.

I'm sure everyone says this about where they live, but here in Texas it seems like the bugs are even bigger then anywhere else we have lived.  Not only are they bigger but they have an attitude and darn it they are just down right mean.  We had a spider once that created a web over night outside of our back door and I mean over the whole door so you couldn't walk out.  He was so mean that when we sprayed bug killer on him his yellow strips turned red and he stood up on his back legs and started to hiss at us.  

That started me on my search to find the right way to treat out home.  I wanted something that would kill all the bugs we had and prevent more bugs from moving into our home.  Not only are bugs ugly they don't pay rent!  That was when I found the the Hot Shot® brand.  So when I asked to try a few of their products out and spread the word about how great they are I thought how easy, I already know the brand and use it so I know it's something I can easily get behind.

Honestly, what attracted me to them first is that their products work.  Yep, that simple.  After all I am buying your product to get a job done and if you can then I have to move onto the next...but the Hot Shot® brand products do exactly what they say they do. Second, they are a very friendly company.  If you have questions or concerns you can easily reach out to them and I get a quick response. I love that!  They are a family friendly company and know that we only want our family living in our home...not a bug and their family. 

If you have never checked them out I would love for you to stop by and look at the full the Hot Shot® brand products. They even have a great line of natural products for those who are interested in a natural approach to pest solutions. While you are there make sure you sign up to receive news and money-saving offers.

So who kills the bugs in your home? Are you the go to person who is ready to smash that spider or are you the person cheering in the background...possibly from the safety of the top of a chair.  I'm not ashamed to say there have been a few Texas sized spiders where I stood on the chair while my husband tried to decided which side of the spider to smash first because it was bigger then his shoe...and he wears big shoes!  The Hot Shot® brand has a fun sweepstakes going on. Who’s the Hero? It’s a fun and easy way to weigh in on who actually does the deed (Mom or Dad) in your house when it comes to keeping bugs from feeling at home. Visit Hot Shot® brand Facebook page and enter for your chance to win.  Every Friday they giveaway a $50 Visa gift card and on July 21, 2014 one lucky winner will win a $500 Visa gift card.

So who kills the bugs in your home?  Have you ever used Hot Shot® Insecticides?



This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Shot® Insecticides.


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Hot Moody Mess

I have been told countless times that moodiness is just part of being a women..even more so if your a mom because you no longer have the luxury to just focus on yourself.... you now have little people who need you. So assuming that what I was being told was correct I figured the ups and downs were just my lucky prize for being me.

That's until I found out about Hot Moody Mess. I wanted to share with you what they are and invite you to join me for the next 60  days on my journey to getting happy and healthy...and hopefully the sexy will kick into place...the next program starts on July 14th.

DO YOU RELATE TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?

You look in the mirror and worry that you look tired and older than you should.
You feel like you know what you should be doing, but just can’t seem to do it!
You want to get healthier and eat a cleaner diet, but have no idea where to start!
Suspect hormone imbalance may be causing pesky belly fat, low energy, and/or bad skin!

If any of these things describe you then you should check into being part of Hot Moody Mess H3:60. It's an amazing approach to a women's overall health and well being.  Instead of breaking everything apart and trying to tackle the normal issues of being a women one at a time they use broader view and understand that in order to fix any problem you have to use balance.  If you have a leaking pipe and you fix just one hole then it will only cause the others to start leaking more.

Come check it out and learn more about H3:60.  It's only for 60 days.  During that time you will learn to eat healthy, balance your hormones and help you make small changes that will forever change the way you think and feel about food. Even better is if you are not happy in 30 days you can get a full refund.  ALSO...if you want to save a GIANT amount off the price then use coupon code HMMLaura for $100 off which brings the cost down to $225.  Here is more information about what the program covers.