Gluten Free Blonde Brownies

by leanneja on April 16, 2015 · 0 comments

in Recipes

I don’t know how this happened but up until the age of 27 I had never heard of Blonde Brownies. Our young family had moved to Florida from Maryland and I had already lived in Indiana, Utah and California but not in one of those states did I ever taste a blonde brownie until living in Florida. Why were people hiding this delicious dessert from me? Luckily I met a friend who was willing to show me what I had been missing.

Gluten Free Blonde Brownies

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Giraffe Ring Dish

by leanneja on April 15, 2015 · 2 comments

in Crafts, Decorating, General organizing, Paint

It never fails that I get all ready for the night and hop into bed then realize I still have my rings and earrings on. Sometimes I even still have a bobby pin or two in my hair. I’m too cozy in bed to get back out but I hate just sitting things on my bedside table for fear they might fall off. It seems like I’m always making things out of necessity, but I guess that isn’t a bad thing. I kinda like whimsical things too, so this Giraffe Ring Dish is a pretty perfect solution.

Giraffe Ring Dish

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I’m always trying to find fun kid activities and projects to keep the kids entertained. I gathered some of my favorites for all ages. These are tried and true ones that my kids really love. Some are creative, some exploratory, some for rainy days, some for outdoors, some crafty, and all fun. Look through them and find the ones you think your kids will enjoy.

12+ Fun Kid Activities and Projects

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We spent a few days last week at my daughter’s house in California. It was the perfect place to spend Spring Break. Even though it was full of fun and busy days we took some time to plan an Easter dinner and brunch. I decided to make 2 pies. One was a banana cream pie because it’s everyone’s favorite and I decided the other one needed to be gluten free so I could eat it. Since I love tart, I made a Lemon Meringue Pie. Don’t worry I didn’t get to eat the whole pie, everyone else loved it too.

Gluten Free Lemon Meringue Pie with Chocolate Cookie Crust

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Floral Spring Mantel

by leanneja on April 9, 2015 · 2 comments

in Decorating, Mantels

Easter is over so it’s time for me to change up my mantel again. It’s my favorite thing to decorate in my house. This is definitely not my favorite mantel I’ve ever had but I was happy that I at least had one to decorate when we moved here.  I love that it’s a place I can change things as often as I want to celebrate the seasons or holidays. I tend to get restless in my decorating so my mantel gives me the perfect outlet.

Floral Spring Mantel

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March Posts Round Up

by leanneja on April 8, 2015 · 0 comments

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It’s time for the March Posts Round Up. I apologize for being a little late on the round up this month. I’m still trying to make adjustments to my life right now. Some days are easier than others. Don’t worry, I’ll get my act together. It just seems to take me a little longer to adjust to changes. If this is your first time here I like to do a round up post of all my projects for the past month. If you missed any of my posts in March this is where you’ll catch up. I hope you find a few things that will inspire you to be creative, get organized, and maybe try a recipe.

March Posts Round Up

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Hi Friends! We have been on Spring Break and pretty much enjoying every relaxed minute of it. It’s going to be hard to get back into a routine, but the kids are back in school and I need to get back to my usual creating, decorating, organizing and sharing ideas. I shared these DIY Enamel Painted Boxes on another blog and thought I would share them here in case you missed them. I am so happy with how they turned out. I have wanted expensive Enamel Boxes for years but because of the cost I knew I would never break down and buy them. I love the way they look and being an organizer I love that I have another place to stash things out of sight. So when a crafter wants something what does she do? She makes it herself! When I saw that Walnut Hollow carried wood boxes I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

DIY Enamel Painted Boxes

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Easter Sign

by leanneja on April 3, 2015 · 2 comments

in Crafts, Decorating, DIY, Easter

Do you make a new wreath for each holiday and season? It might just be another excuse to craft but I love making signs and wreaths that are a little unique and with Easter fast approaching I wanted to do something centered around that holiday. This rustic wood frame is the perfect backdrop for a creative new wreath or sign. Think of different materials you can use to make it uniquely yours.

Sheep Easter Sign.1

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I wrote a post about Teaching Kids about Finances back in October but since April is National Credit Union Youth Month I thought it would be a good time to discuss a few more ways you can teach kids to manage money and live financially smart lives. Let’s face it, finances isn’t one of those really easy things to discuss as a family, I didn’t really know much about my family’s finances growing up. I have a few suggestions for you to help children have a better understanding of finances at their age level and how it can be discussed easily in an everyday setting.

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Craft Month Giveaway

by leanneja on March 29, 2015 · 1 comment

in Crafts, Giveaways

Do you remember that I shared with you a giveaway that would be associated with the Craft Month A-Z series? You can check out my Number Stamped Coasters I crafted for the series if you missed them and then come back here to enter this awesome Craft Month Giveaway. Here are the generous sponsors and 2 Winners will get to play and create with these fun supplies.

giveaway craft month

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