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Monday, April 27, 2015

Free Spirit Calista

There's something special about this Cuddlebug.
Her stance is just adorable; but you can also see a bit of sassy strength in it too.
I love that.
I'm cute, strong, and can achieve anything attitude.

I took special care while coloring her. 
I wanted her just perfect for an art journal layout I have in mind. I can't wait to fully complete a set of pages for her.

Calista Cuddlebug Cuties
Copics:
Skin: E13, 21, 30, 50, R20
Hair: E41, 43, 44, 47, 49
Clothes: BG90, 93, 96, 99
E42, 43, 44, 49
E70, 71, 74, 77

Calista Cuddlebug Cuties
Enjoy coloring and crafting with Calista, but please give me; Anna Stillwell at Cuddlebug Cuties, credit for drawing her.
Hugs,
Anna

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party




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This weeks 
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Banana Split Bites
Simplee Thrifty

Do you love Banana Splits? We have a new way to enjoy this delicious treat and its simple and easy! Instead of making a huge Banana Split try these Banana Split Bites! Makes a great summer treat!


Furniture Update Using DIY Chalk Paint
Living in His Way

When Joel and I got married, my parents offered us their old bedroom furniture for our new home. Sweet! Free furniture!  The dressers were a little 80s but we were happy to receive them.


5 Tricks to make Decluttering Fun
My Love for Words

Let’s face it, if I enjoyed decluttering my house never would’ve become cluttered in the first place.
Despite my love for making lists, I’m just not one of those born organized personalities.

Imperfectly pretty posies
Flourish & Knot

Sometimes things just don’t turn out the way you thought they would. Cakes fail to rise. Paint refuses to cure. Flowers… well, they can just be finicky at times.

Last Wednesday I went grocery shopping (which means I came home with $60 worth of groceries and $15 in flowers). I had had a rough day and really just needed spring. I set about preparing my haul.



5 LIES ALL MOMS TELL
Written Reality

Motherhood.

How can the most beautiful opportunity be the most terrifying and exhausting responsibility?

Regardless of how many kids you have or even how old they are, moms everywhere fall into the trap of trying to do everything for their families.


Sloppy Joe Cups
A Sprinkle of This and That

Last night, the hubby and I were talking about food we used to eat as a kid.  TV dinners were hot and we both recalled how the back used to pop up into a scene of some sort.  Kind of like a tv screen.  Then there were fish sticks.  I didn't enjoy them as much, but the hubby just loved them.  How about Sloppy Joe?  Do you remember those?  Ground meat in a barbecue type sauce that is just smothered in cheese.  Oh my...what an easy dinner!  Delicious and fast!  I think your kiddos need to be introduced to these little dinner treasures.  If they already know about the Sloppy Joe, they're going to want some of this version for sure!  It involves your muffin tin!!!



NARS SEPHORA BEAUTY INSIDER BIRTHDAY GIFT SWATCHES
Tutorials,Hauls,Reviews,N'at

I was filled with anticipation when I found out the 2015 Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday gift was a set of two NARS Lip Pencils! I haven't tried any NARS products yet, but I've been dying to try the brand for a while. What could make this even better? Both lip pencils are pretty close to being full size - Sephora doesn't mess around with their birthday gifts! Click through to see swatches and first impressions.



Decorating with Ladders
Penny's Vintage Home
My $15 yard sale Library ladder has turned out to be one of my most versatile  "furniture pieces"


Easy Blueberry Cake with Whipped Lemon Frosting
Homemaking Hacks

I’ve been craving blueberry cake with lemon frosting or icing lately.  How about easy blueberry cake with an even simpler lemon whipped cream frosting? I am not really sure if I’ve ever actually had it before, but seems I’ve been seeing this flavor combo all over lately.  Tempting idea for this time of the year. I actually made this cake for Easter for a delicious change of pace. The beauty is that it’s really easy with the use of store bought cake mix and a very simplified whipped cream frosting.



Life With The Crust Cut Off

These roll-ups are quick, delicious and versatile.  You can change the sauce up or the cheese, a honey mustard swiss combo sounds heavenly, or a bbq sauce cheddar, yummy!  These are so easy to make you could even make a few different varieties to suit all your families taste for dinner.



Root Beer Float Martini
The Classy Chapter

The other day I was grocery shopping and came across root beer flavored vodka and of course I instantly thought of root beer floats. I’m not a big drinker, in fact, I hardly ever drink, but you can never go wrong with a good martini.



Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe
SweepTight
Did you happen to get a Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino during the four or so days that they had them available? Well, I did, and it pretty much ruined me. I almost wish I hadn’t sampled the limited-time deliciousness of this beverage.



State Flower Applique Quilt 
Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

I also wanted to share with you an on-going project that I hope to start working on regularly now that I have officially become a full time RV’er! It is my Appliqued State Flower Quilt!



April 2015 Ipsy Bag
Skin Stuff by Katy
Hey everyone! I'm really excited that my Ipsy bag came in the mail yesterday, and I hadn't even gotten a tracking code. Weird, but that's happened before! This month's theme is called Beautifully Bohemian, and I'm excited for this one.


How To Plan Ahead To Make Healthy Cooking Easy
Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

Although, the thought of cooking after a hard and stressful day at work, or maybe a fight with your noisy neighbors, is a mood dampener; it often makes a lot of people settle for much less. Sometimes you just don’t have anything to cook! If this settling happens several times a week for you, some change in your planning habits is required.



Pragmatic Mom

What do we need to teach our kids about personal finance NOW when they are still too little to credit card or handle a checking account? And what about do as I say, not as I do? What if WE don’t have great personal finance skills ourselves? Does this mean our kids are doomed to a life of poor financial management?


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