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Easy Cooking Crafts for Kids

  I just love the fall, and I love fall cooking–especially with the little ones. Sometimes with my busy schedule, I just don’t get a chance to try all the recipes that I want to try because I’m hunting for ingredients.  By the time I find everything I’m looking for, the mood is gone.  (Please tell me that I’m not the only one). I was looking for a great easy treat to make with Zee and simple ingredients is what I needed.  This recipe was easy, straight to the point, and Zee loved it!  Not just eating the apples but the prep work too! A great nice Fall treat that cured my sugar craving for a while. Caramel Apples Recipe Type: Dessert Author: BWN Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: serves 6 Ingredients 6 Apples 6 Crafting Popsicle sticks 14oz of caramel squares 2 tbsp of milk Wax Paper sprinkles (optional) nuts (optional) Instructions Put the caramel squares and milk into a microwaveable container and heat until melted. (Do this slowly so that the caramel doesn’t burn–about 2m on half power) Stir caramel to make sure it’s smooth Push the sticks into the apples Slowly turn the apple into the caramel until covered. Dip into your choice of topping. Place on wax paper and cool in the fridge for 15 minutes. Eat and enjoy! 3.2.1255...

Saturday Ramblings: Silence

  Summer has this wonderful relaxing feel to it. You don’t really have to worry as much, or feel like you have to work twice as hard, because you know you have plenty of time. That’s where I’ve been lately. In my home, we have had at least 3 colds this summer. We are now finally recovering from the last one, and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that it will be the end for our summer colds. Annoying as they were, I guess I can say it was okay. It gave me time to look into a curriculum for my daughter, and I can happily say that I’ve found one, and we have been using it so far for Pre-K instructions. Which I might add is going okay so far. I am amazed at how much I already taught her throughout her home time with me. It looks like for the most part Pre-K is just a review for her, and I’m sure we’ll head into K soon enough. Officially we are heading into week 4 of homeschooling, and the fear that I was feeling is just gone. I am elated, happy, and know what I can do, and what I can’t. If I ever felt like I couldn’t do it because I didn’t think I had enough time (with two children) — I was dead wrong. When I questioned that I don’t know if this is good for my family, I was wrong–this is the best thing that I could do for them. Yes, it does help out when someone can give LittleZ attention while I...

Determined But Not Broken – #HurricaneSandy

First, everyday I am thankful that the home that I am living in has been completed and livable. Every morning, we hear the sounds of construction crews working on people’s home–homes that were just started. There is something about an insurance company and paying out an insurance claim that they don’t like. Well, I don’t think any company likes you making good on the insurance you’ve been paying all along. Most of insurance adjusters came out in the very beginning to check the damage. They wrote a report and put it in a file. Okay, that’s fine. But a month later, the insurance companies “claim” that the other person had leave for a family emergency and a new adjuster will be coming out. Hmm? What happened to all the pictures and notes that pervious adjuster used? We never know–never will. If the people in this area have not received their money from their insurance company, then this could be a reason. Moving On… Lets say they received the okay for their claim and the insurance company sends a check to you for your policy. If you don’t know, the check is made out to you and the loan provider of your house if you have a mortgage. The check has to be double endorsed before it is released to you. Once again, that sounds okay so far. Here is the messed up part–the bank tht you deposit the check into does not like to release to funds. Yup, you heard right. They will not release the funds. Most of these home owners has gone through the tough parts and...

Thankful Thursday: Counting

Today, I am linking up with Michelle from Divas With A Purpose–Thankful Thursday. This Thursday, I am thankful for counting. Yes counting. I count when I’m frustrated, so that I can remind myself of purpose. Then I calm down. I count on my loved ones to help when they can, and they know they can count on me as well. I count to play, and sing and laugh with my children. I count on my husband, as he does with me. I am very thankful for counting, because it has so many different meanings to me. If you haven’t been over at Michelle’s Divas With A Purpose Blog for a Thankful Thursday, then you should really check her...

Racing to the Finish Line #HurricaneSandy

I am late with this update, but I do think it is a good one. I am very happy to say that we are very close to the finish line. It’s like we can almost taste it now. Her home is about 85% competed. We are now waiting on the counters and cabinets to be installed, and the first floor bathroom. Right now, all the walls has been primed, and painted. Some furniture has been put together. Also, some appliances have been delivered–fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer. My mom on the other hand wanted things to be done yesterday, so this is a battle for patience. (Hmm, maybe I should have picked that word for the family.) I’m hoping that everything will be done soon. The completion date we are looking at is the end of this month. I’ll keep praying for that. Zee’s birthday is coming up, as well as my grandmother’s birthday, and our wedding anniversary (Not in that order) — all in the last week of February. Talk about ending in a...
Putting it Back Together: #Hurricane Sandy Experience

Putting it Back Together: #Hurricane Sandy Experience

It’s been a while that I posted updates on my Mom’s home in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. A few weeks has passed since she moved back in her home.  It’s not completed yet, but it’s close to it. Since she lives in an area that has been hit pretty hard, you know there are people who are looking to take advantage of the situation (and the fact that many home owners are not at home). These first set of pictures were taken a few weeks back when they were stripping up the floors in my mom’s home.   These last set of pictures were taken more recently, this weekend.  The walls are up and they are getting pretty to be painted.     Even though my Mom’s home has a way to go, it’s definitely getting there.  It looks nothing like it did before when only the metal beans were...
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