A Sister’s Love


I love my siblings! They are so great! I am the oldest child out of six total, some step, some half, and one full! Regardless of blood or non blood we ALL love each other and connect differently with each other in our own special way. There are three girls ( Ashley 17, Gabby 16 [...]

Summer Vegetable Soup


With tons of fresh summer fruits and vegetables in season using them in a homemade soup creates a wonderful flavor and a hearty meal if you’re craving something to fill your tummy with warmth! Angry Chicken posted this recipe which looks so delicious and is easy to store in an extra mason jar to fill [...]

You Pick Summer Berries and Fruit in Oregon!


Here is a list I rallied up to find great produce and sweet summer berries in Oregon! Berries are perfect for making jams, spreads, and delectable desserts! Us ladies in the family have been trading Bing Cherries and Raspberries, such a treat to have available in our own backyards. If you have any other Oregon [...]

Happy 4th of July Weekend!


I hope you all had a HAPPY 4th of JULY weekend! Our Independence holiday was wonderful, Jeff and I had a BBQ on our back patio with some family and watched fireworks in our neighborhood at dusk! Our neighbors down the street went all out with their fireworks with tons that shot up in the [...]

And the Winner Is…


Congrats to the winners! Here are the names of the 6 winners who won the Friday Free Day GiveAway Round 2 for the Jaqua Sweet Buttercream Lotion samples! Some of these winners are fellow bloggers so click on their name to take a visit over to their site! (in no specific order) ~ Janet F. [...]

Portland 4th of July Happenings

happy 4th

Below is a list of festivals and events that are happening July 4th 2009 in the Portland Oregon Metro area. As you can see the Ft.Vancouver Fireworks Spectacular Show in Vancouver Washington (known for the biggest fireworks display in the West) has been sadly CANCELED this year! Comcast their biggest sponsor has dropped, we are [...]

Create Your Own Double Sided Picnic Blanket


Summer weather is perfect for picnic packing and relaxing on soft lush grass. If you’re in need of a cute picnic blanket, Design Sponge has a tutorial on how to create your own by picking your own fabric to match your style and make your cloth more personal. Visit Design Sponge {HERE} and look into [...]

4th of July Crocs

4th of July Crocs

Crocs those foamy little sandals/shoes are more popular than ever, surprisingly I don’t have a pair yet, but have seen them everywhere and I am still on the search for a cute pink pair in my size. Get in the spirit and DECORATE your crocs for the 4th of July! Here are a cute pair [...]

July Desktop Calender FREEBIE


Check out this cute and patriotic July 2009 desktop calender I found at Jennifer Fox Designs! She is so sweet to offer the download for FREE to display as art on yours at home too! Check her out {HERE} to get yours!

4th of July Fabulous Flag Treats


Look at theses fabo red white and blue rice krispie treats using the original household favorite cereal! The trick to getting smooth bright colors for the flag is using tangy Airheads perfect for adults and kiddos! By: ClassBrain.com Supplies/Ingredients: * Crispy rice treats * Airheads Cherry bars * Airheads White Mystery bars * Airheads Blue [...]