Nutella pancakes!! We did them with bananas and syrup and added a bit of Nutella in the center of the pancake when cooking!! Delicious!!
DIY Projects and Gift Ideas
Pancake Pops - bite-sized pancakes on a stick. Dip them in maple syrup and have a little breakfast party. Fun for a play group brunch.
BEST PANCAKES EVER recipe ~ They are super tall, light and fluffy and yet they don't get all mushy when syrup is added, they are excellent!
"The Most Common Cooking Mistakes: I wasn't going to read them, but when I did, half of these tips I did not know!!"
What a cool idea.....mini pancake skewers....just stack mini pancakes (Eggo makes minis), add a blueberry or strawberry and put on skewer and drizzle maple syrup over them. Perfect.
pumpkin pancakes. I used almond milk & they were still delicious. I added a little extra milk to thin the batter a bit. This recipe made about 14 pancakes. I topped with candied pecans & powdered sugar.
SOUTHWEST PULLED CHICKEN  --- It was delicious, I added black beans & so glad I did, we ate ours with a bed of rice, lettuce,
Write the date & what you were doing on corks when you open a bottle of wine and display in vase. We did this and saved them up for the two
X-Ray Craft I drew a skeleton with white crayon on white card stock during "Xx" week, because all there is to talk about is x-rays and xylophones. Anyhow, I did 22 of those (OW!), then we had the kids do watercolors. Ours struggled a bit with the right ratio of water--too much and the color wasn't bright enough, to little and it covered up the crayon. But it was very cute to hear them get excited when they could see their bones!
Busy Mom Puffins (Pancake Muffins) (my recipe adapted from these crazy blog moms who make them from scratch) Preheat oven to 350, mix 1 c pancake mix, 2/3 c water, 1/2 c syrup. Mix together, pour in greased muffin pan. Top with banana, blueberries, chocolate chips, pecans, sausage, bacon....etc. Bake for 12-14 minutes and serve. Easy, fast, delicious & no syrupy mess!!
Recipes I want to try
Simple Asian Soy-Peanut Noodles - we have made these TWICE this week - we can't get enough of them! The original recipe was a little too salty for me so we added extra honey and peanut butter ... SO Delicious!!
Another pinned did this one but It gave me an idea. We should all make one of these for ourselves and put them all on one board together. Just saying the # of pills you take, hrs. of treatment, etc. By doing this we can share a little bit about ourselves, learn more about each other, and raise more awareness for cystic fibrosis. If you like this idea either like this post or let me know in the comments and I'll figure out a way to make it happen!
Bully-proofing your kids - Starting when their son was 3, psychologist Tammy Hughes and her school psychologist husband started teaching him. At night, they'd say, "Tell me three good things that happened to you today." This helped him make the distinction between events and his feelings about them. Once he had that mastered, they added, "Tell me three good things that happened to someone else (lesson: the world includes me and other people, their feelings and actions)." Next they asked, "Tell me something you did that worked out well. Now, tell me something that someone else did that worked out well for someone else." "These simple questions help children differentiate themselves and others, and (teach them) cause and effect. If you can connect these ideas and feelings, then it helps children to prepare to identify bullying -- negative versus positive behaviors -- and who did what to cause the outcome"
Our new family organizational system. Magnetic wipe off boards from Walmart $2 a piece. Used vinyl machine to add names and the words to do and done. Took pictures of the chores we have at our house and added a magnetic to the back. Mail slots and Menu board are from Walmart too. I just added the vinyl wording to them. So nice to have a spot for the kids to put the mail when they bring it in.
italian black truffle almond set: Always a sure sign of decadence, the black truffle meets an unexpected, yet delicious, friend in the almond. In a spin that's never been spun before, we take aromatic black summer truffles that are hand-harvested in Northern Italy and grind them into sea salt and merry them with California almonds. And just when you thought black truffles couldn't get any better. $59.95
Be the eye catching center on the party! These pink and black satin fashion shoes bring you with a gorgeous feeling. With attractive ankle design and the unique heels, there is no way you wont get lots of lovin' attention when you wear these out! All added together is the perfect mixer for a fabulous performance! Wear them with sheer tights and your favorite cocktail dress and be the belle of the ball! $$47.99
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Success! These brownies were awesome! Friends at our bbq even said they preferred them to the regular brownies we made for everyone else. I used the recipe at the bottom of the page, but added 1/4 tsp of baking pwdr. Used 1/2 cup white rice flour, 2 Tbsp sorghum, and 2 Tbsp coconut flour. They were just a little bit gritty. I'd like to experiment again and use 1/2 cup sorghum and 1/4 cup coconut. I also used margarine. I'll try next time with the shortening or vegan butter.
We love simple dresses with design surprises. They're becoming very popular, too – like this one. It features a sleeveless bodice with wide straps and a great lace up closure down the front. The A-line skirt is full and shapely and has been ruched for added texture and fullness. It's a bit longer than traditional Lolita-inspired dresses so it creates a lovely silhouette when worn. A hidden zip closure in the back makes for easy off and on and completes this design. Product Details:-Made from cotton-Rounded neckline-Wide straps-Lace up closure down the front-A-line skirt with ruching throughout-Zip closure
TO BE DESTROYED 06/30/13 Manhattan Center MURPHY A0969913 male white/black jack russ terr mix 11 YRS According to his former owner he is good w/ dogs likes cats and is friendly with strangers! Because he growled a bit when the plastic hand approached his food bowl, he's been classified as "Rescue Only" which means you will need a New Hope Partner in order to save him. Please advocate for Murphy ..for tonight, we are his family and it's up to us to do right by him
Too Good To Eat
All of the sudden I'm the asshole walking around saying things like: nope she doesn't watch that, she doesn't eat that, she doesn't play with those, we don't sing Hannah Montana songs, she doesn't eat candy for breakfast. It goes on and on. The things going on the shelves in America marketed to kids is creating a bitterness inside me that I can't quite control. I wanted to write this post so I could let off some steam and have a laugh and all it did was get me discouraged. I hate that as parents we are put in the position to look like assholes for saying no to things that just aren't good for them. I don't want my daughter to resent me because I didn't let her drink sugar water with red dye in it, or let her wear makeup when she is 4, or dress up like a princess because it's her job to be pretty. When the kids are outside playing in the pool, or fishing at the lake, or outside in general just rolling around in grass or splashing in puddles I feel like they can just be kids. I feel like we are all happiest. None of this requires toys, or an appropriate color scheme or movie theme, it's just fun. They get to just play. So I suppose we will stay outside.
This sweet dress has ruffles on the either side of the buttons.Ties in back with large waist ties.The price includes the dress and the underskirt. We love Lolita-inspired fashions and as soon as you see this dress, we are certain you are going to fall in love with them all over again, too. It features wide straps with ruffled trim, a button down front with ruffled edging and lovely bow accents on the straps and in the midsection. The A-line skirt is full and shapely and features several rounds of ruffled trim throughout the design. The back of the dress features an elasticized panel for comfort and a great fit and a lovely large bow accent in the center. A petticoat is worn under the dress for added shape and fullness and is included with the purchase of the dress. $$63.99
Couture-inspired gowns are very popular, due to their high fashion style and elegant appearance. At Milanoo, we make it easy to wear couture-inspired fashions by bringing them to you at a fraction of the cost of an original. This gown has that fabulous couture-inspried look with a cinched waist and ruffled bustline and midsection. The center of the gown is embellished with beautiful beading that creates a lovely effect when it catches the light. The straight skirt is floor-length and flares just enough to add detail without adding lots of bulk. Simply stunning!Product Details:-Made from taffeta/organza-Strapless-Ruffled bustline, midsection-Floor-length-Zip closure-Beaded embellishments in the bodice-Elegant train attached
If you're a fan of romantic little dresses, you love them as much as we do. They have a charm that dresses of other styles cannot duplicate. This one is a great example of that romance. It is made from a nice chiffon fabric and features spaghetti straps on a bodice that is embellished with gorgeous fabric roses all across the front. The midsection of the dress is accented with a nice ribbon sash that ties into a large bow in the center and trails down the front of the dress beautifully. The A-line skirt is light and airy, made from many layers of lightweight fabric so that it moves beautifully when you do. A simple, yet lovely design – perfect for any occasion.
Promised myself I would post my results online to keep me motivated. So here it is. This summer (may) I was determined to look as fit as I felt. I was weighing in at 168, the worst shape and the biggest I have ever been. I told myself I would not hit 170 and to start getting my butt in gear. I started working out on my own at my school gym with @Nora Viveen and eventually found a personal trainer with my bestfriend #meganferguson. I ended up gaining weight a little bit while I was with him and realized it was too expensive to move forward when i saw no results. When July hit myself and megan thought we would try out Limitless Preformance (@limitlesspreformance kitchener ) as you probably know i am in love with this gym. We started going 3 times a week and even than I started see amazing results. I felt stronger, faster, thinner and healthier because I got excited to eat right and work out. In august when megan went off to school I started to become a regular. No matter what day I was at limitless. I felt like a family and it never felt like a chore to ever work out as hard as I did. I pushed myself and all the older guys too ;) I am currently weighing in at 148 and continuing to eat healthy and work out as much as I can. I know I'm not the skinniest but that wasn't my goal. I am proud of myself and my results. Thank you to everyone who supported me, pushed me, and didn't believe in me
Was not every child meant to feel innocence? Was not every child meant to feel the warmth and the beauty that I felt that day for a mere hour before we strategically plotted against the ones who were to lead us away from my innocence. If we all walk deeper into these woods together the fear may not take us all. It may only just take a few. But the few that it does take it will make us stronger. It will give me wrinkles....I never thought it was possible for such a young child to develop these crows feet. The ones taking away our innocence are giving the flawless white rabbits matted hair, but I will brush it and we will walk on. And when the few birds drop from the gun shots fired we will not cower with so much fear as we would if we were alone....no. we will just wipe the blood from their wings and shut their eyes. Use their blood to make our cheeks look like we have a bit of life left in us....and keep going. Stay right by me. Keep my shred of innocence okay, Fox? Okay he says. If they strike us give them no satisfaction is our agreement. And it's our agreement throughout our whole journey through the woods. As time has past and I realize death is upon us all and my innocence was never intended to be kept safe forever...I see a light shine through the dark woods and a shout of that beauty I spoke of so long ago...a man of fear behind me shot Fox in desperation....to prove his control of a situation never controlled. A girl never meant for innocence spat in his face, picked up her friends body, and ran towards freedom.
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring