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Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot

2012-05-31T16:56:25.850-05:00

  As a mom, I get to listen to a LOT of cartoons but never really watch them. I am in and out, picking up, cleaning up, bringing laundry through etc... I am sure many of us function this way.  The Poo loves to watch My Little Pony Friendship is Magic on The Hub. I had My Little ponies when I was growing up so if I can I try to watch it with her sometimes. The memories of my childhood come rushing in and I am filled with nostalgia! Well that is about to kick into full throttle. The Hub has a new show starting June 2nd......wait for it........wait for it.......Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot! YES!!! The Care Bears are coming back....wooohoooo!!! SERIES PREMIERE: THIS SATURDAY at 8am ET /5am PT. Go check out the website for information on all of the bears and a clip of the show! They also have wallpaper for your computer that is free to download.The Poo has some of the movies because I bought them but now she will be able to watch them on the T.V.!  Now she loves the Care Bears as most of us did growing up. I have even found her a few Care Bear stuffies to cuddle with.   So now we will be able to cuddle in the recliner and watch Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot together and have our special time! We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the first episode before it airs and let me tell you we LOVED it! The animation is wonderfully detailed to the point you can see their fur move with them. The story line is great and teaches them about caring for others as Care Bears always has. It is more updated than the older Care Bears movies but just as entertaining. We watched it 2 times in a row and the Poo can hardly wait to get to watch it again, this time on the television. I don't want to give away what this episode is about so I won't say more than preprogram your T.V. so you don't miss it!I have a coloring page and some poster printables free from The Hub for you and your little ones. I hope you all enjoy!Disclaimer: This is a review. I was given a link to preview the first episode for review purposes. All opinions are my own and not influenced by the advertising company.[...]



Wordless Wednesday

2012-05-30T08:43:17.107-05:00





Zuma the Dog

2012-05-21T13:47:47.428-05:00

As a gardener and a mom, I am always looking for better ways to help keep my family healthy and feed them the best food I can. I even try to make sweets nutritious and not tell them! I was very excited when I got the opportunity to try Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil. I was even more excited after I tried it.Anywhere you use oil or butter, you can substitute this delicious coconut oil. The benefits of coconut oil are mainly from the nutrient value of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Tropical Traditions offers all natural, organic coconut oil. For free recipes using coconut oil go to :http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/coconut_oil_recipes.htm . My family loves this recipe and had no idea I had substituted coconut oil for butter but I was told several times these were the best pancakes ever! Preparation time: 5 minutes Servings: 8 medium sized pancakes 2 large eggs 1/4 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) pinch of salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup finely ground shredded coconut 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 1. Combine the eggs, cream, coconut oil, sugar, and salt in a medium sized bowl. 2. In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder,nutmeg,cinnamon and ground coconut.3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix gently until completely incorporated.4. Heat a skillet over medium heat and melt a bit of butter or coconut oil.5. Spoon batter into skillet, making one or two at a time. Take care to not let pancakes run into each other. Let cook until edges start to brown, add walnuts then flip gently and let cook for another minute on other side. Serve immediately. They are so delicious and easy to make.Tropical Traditions is going to give one of my lucky readers a chance to try their Gold Label Coconut Oil for themselves! Go enter for your chance to win! Win 1 quart of  Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!Tropical Traditions is America's source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil? You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil: allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4h6eycjf29M?rel=0" width="480">Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the  advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil. As always, please leave your email so I can contact the winner! allowtransparency="allowtransparency" border="0" frameborder="0" id="easyXDM_CPTR_default207_provider" name="easyXDM_CPTR_default207_provider" src="http://www.rafflecopter.com/embed/rafl/cptr.html?xdm_e=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com&xdm_c=default207&xdm_p=1#45babc2" style="display: block; height: 692px; margin: 0px auto; width: 430px;">a Rafflecopter giveawayYou need javascript enabled to see this giveaway.(This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook. I received one or more free items to write my review. I was in no way influenced by the sponsor nor did I receive any monetary compensation. I only recommend products I think are a good fit for my readers.)a Rafflecopter giveaway[...]



Wordless Wednesday

2012-04-09T22:51:00.828-05:00

                                                                        Garden time!



Sew exciting!

2012-04-10T11:26:00.544-05:00

I love to make things and craft but I especially love to sew. Now I am not a seamstress by any means. I can barely cut a pattern most of the time, but I enjoy the trying and the sense of accomplishment when I finish. Sometimes it is difficult for me to get things done since I have never really been taught to sew. You will understand why I was soooo very excited to find this video. Suzanne McNeill of Design Originals 123 has shown me a very easy way to make a quilt. It is easy to follow, quick to finish and the design possibilities are endless! Whether you are an accomplished seamstress or a beginner, these techniques are easy to learn and create a beautiful finished product!

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I would recommend her products whole heartedly and have really enjoyed making gifts for family and friends using her techniques.



Wordless Wednesday

2012-04-09T22:49:02.282-05:00




Wordless Wednesday

2012-04-09T22:47:12.446-05:00

                                                               Always time to dance :)



Wordless Wednesday

2012-04-09T22:44:53.768-05:00




Tutu much love

2012-04-10T10:40:10.707-05:00

As  many of you know, my little Poo is a princess. She loves to dress up an wear ballgowns, tiaras and even tutus! We saw some beautiful tutus that she really wanted but they were asking $40.00 dollars! I nearly fainted so I told her we would go home and make one. I am semi crafty and figured it out pretty quick but I wanted to share with all of you. Here is a wonderful video uploaded by Tulle Talk that is done by Mya's closet and Canada Tulle. It does a good job and explains everything! I sure hope you enjoy it and maybe get motivated to make one for the little princess in your life!
It took my girl and I about 45 minutes to make hers. I let her be very hands on since it was something she could do. It turned out so well we made another! She and I had a wonderful afternoon together making them and now she has princess tutus for every occasion or or no occasion, just because she can :)

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Wordless Wednesday

2012-04-09T22:41:47.178-05:00




Wordless Wednesday

2012-04-09T22:38:26.302-05:00

                                                            jellyfish!



Wordless Wednesday

2012-04-09T22:35:02.334-05:00




Wordless Wednesday

2012-04-09T22:32:44.070-05:00