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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wordless and Wordful Wednesday ~ Decorating the Tree

I can't believe that it's been a couple of weeks since I've updated my blog. I had a pretty sick kid on Thanksgiving. Sam ran a VERY high fever (105.1) off and on for a couple of days. Medicine would bring it down but as soon as it would just start to wear off his fever would sore again. He was really upset about it because we were going to put up our tree on Thanksgiving (which is a first for us doing it that early) and I kept putting it off until he was feeling better. By Friday he was feeling well enough to help me put the tree up and decorate it. Wait...let me rephrase that...HE put up the tree and decorated it. When I got the tree out and was getting things ready he said that this year he wanted to do it all by himself. Who am I to argue! He did a fantastic job! Here's a picture of him with one of the many ornaments that went up this year.



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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wordless and Wordful Wednesday ~ Fog

Thought I'd share with you a view out of my window the other morning.  The fog was beautiful and once I was outside it was all overhead but from my window I was on top of it.



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Tiny Prints ~ Christmas Cards


Have you seen the fabulous Christmas Cards over at Tiny Prints?  What?  You haven't?  Well what are you waiting for....head on over there now!  But I'm warning you now there are so many amazing cards that you're going to have a hard time picking one out to use.  Maybe you'll have to choose more than one.  One set for your relatives and another for your friends.  Here are a few that I'm considering using. 

The first one is "Wrapped Presents".  I'm showing you the front and the back.  I love the colors and how they cut into the picture to make it look like a wrapped up present.

Secondly, is the card called, "By Starlight".  I love the simplicity of this card.  It's not a photo card (they have 31 cards with no photos) but it speaks volumes!


Thirdly, I want to show you another one of my favorites, and how you can customize your card.  This one is "Sloping Snowfall" and I chose the black background.  I like the this background because I personally think it make the pictures POP off of the page.

 


Everyone loves giving and receiving Christmas Cards.  With over 400 Christmas Cards to choose from Tiny Prints has you covered!  All of them are AMAZING!  Hop on over to Tiny Prints today to pick out your own to send!  

Now if you need more convincing, and I don't see why you would....but....here is why you should choose using Tiny Prints for your Christmas Cards. 







I am receiving 50 Christmas Cards from Tiny Prints for this post.  My opinions are my own.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Seriouslly...No Strings Attached!

My family and I really miss driving around in the Chevy Traverse!  We had a great time test driving it for two weeks and blogging about it.  Did you miss that?  You can find it here and here.  The Chevy Traverse has a remote start which I thought I would wear out, 10 cup holders (yes, that's 10), it seats 8 people, storage in the back, seats fold down flat, and heated seats are just a few of my favorite features!


Would you like to experience this car as well?  You have nothing to lose by doing so.  Just visit any of these North Texas Chevy Dealers, test drive a Traverse or a Malibu (fantastic car too!) and get this...you get a $40 giftcard to SpaFinder!  That's right, a $40 giftcard to SpaFinder!  See...you have nothing to lose and there are no strings attached!

Hurry, you only have until November 23rd, 2011! Here are all the details.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wordless and Wordful Wednesday ~ First Frost


It's hard to believe that we finally had our first frost!  Two days before we had temps in the 80s!  And now today we have temps in the 70s.  But we did finally have it. 

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Tasty Tuesday ~ Spaghetti Tacos



It's Tuesday and time to share some recipes over at Tasty Tuesday!  Just click on the button above and enjoy all the amazing recipes!

Last week I thought I'd try something fun and very different. I'm pretty sure that it came from a show that Sam watches every now and then, iCarly, and I have to say that they were REALLY GOOD! It's Spaghetti Tacos. Trust me on this one. The two flavors of the spaghetti and the hard taco shells go together like you wouldn't believe. Of course you can really change this one around to your tastes by adding meatballs on the bottom, having just spaghetti noodles and sauce, or spaghetti noodles with a meat sauce (which is what I did). And, changing the flavor of the sauce will change it as well.

Spaghetti Tacos

Ingredients

  1. 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti
  2. 1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce (I used a can of Hunt's Four Cheese)
  3. 1 (5.8 ounce) package crisp taco shells
  4. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  5. Optional: Ground Meat or Meatballs

Directions

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  • Return the pasta to the pot, and pour the sauce over the pasta; mix thoroughly until reheated. Place the taco shells into a microwave oven in a stack, and fan the stack out to a circular shape so the edges of the taco shells overlap slightly. Cook on High until warmed and crisp, 30 to 45 seconds. Fill the warm taco shells with the pasta mixture. Sprinkle pasta filling of each shell with about 1 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese to serve.
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