A 4th of July Grilling Recipe

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A 4th of July Grilling Recipe

This recipe was in our local newspaper a few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to try it.  BEER GRILLED CHOPS 4 boneless pork loin chops, trimmed, about 1 pound Marinade 1/4 soy sauce 1 C beer – room temperature 2 T brown sugar 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger root Combine marinade ingredients together well; place…

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Five Family Healthy Habits

Just the other day I received a mailing from FOCUS ON THE FAMILY.  In the brochure it talked about their new campaign that they are going to focus on for the next 6 months.  They have titled it “Everyday Family Campaign” with each month digging deeper into each of these 5 habits.  I feel so…

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Excited About A Crock Pot

I guess it doesn’t take much to get me excited about something these days.  When CSN Stores asked me to be a regular blogger for them, I was excited and then to find out I can review and giveaway products for them, I was even more thrilled!  At that same time, my favorite crockpot that…

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Just 6 Months Away!

Did you know that Christmas was 6 months away from yesteryday?  I know it is hard to think about Christmas in the middle of the summer when it is 90 degrees outside.  But, if you start thinking about Christmas a little bit, maybe it won’t be so overwhelming come November/December.  As you are going through…

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Movie Review: VeggieTales Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God’s Own Heart

Our family watched the newest movie put out by Big Idea Productions in their VeggieTales line titled, SWEETPEA BEAUTY.  SWEETPEA BEAUTY involves many of our favorite fairy tales including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and the Princess and the Pea all wrapped up into one story.  Once upon a time, there…

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KUNG ZHU Review and Huge Giveaway!

I’m sure by now most of you have heard of the very popular Zhu Zhu pets.  Little toy hamsters that run around on a track and squeak and squeal at you.  Well now there are Zhu Zhu pets for boys called KUNG ZHU! These warrior hamsters are far from being the cute and cuddly Zhu…

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Weekend at the Cabin

The kids and my folks and I traveled north about 9 hours to my cousin’s cabin.  I desperately needed to get away and the kids were very excited to play with their cousins.  So, at 6:20AM last Thursday we hopped in the van and we arrived at our destination about 4:00.  The weekend included the…

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Going Against the Current

Have you ever felt like you were walking upstream?  Have you ever walked in a river or tried to swim in a river going against the current?  It is tough and the river is constantly trying to push you backwards.  That is how I have been feeling this summer.  Summer should be a fun and…

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My First and Last Time

Several weeks ago I scheduled an appointment to donate blood.  The blood drive was coming to our small town and the last time there were here I found out I was able to donate.  (I received several blood transfusions about 6 1/2 years ago and I wasn’t sure how long you had to wait to…

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