Cake Mix Cookies: German Chocolate


I actually feel like a mad genius for figuring these out. My all-time favorite cake is German Chocolate Cake. It’s my choice for birthday cake – or any other day of the year for that matter. It’s the frosting that makes it for me: creamy caramel, coconut, chopped pecans… oh my!

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Art has no limitations – and neither do you

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I came across an inspiring TED Talks video featuring artist Phil Hansen.

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Giveaway: See The Light art DVD project


We love See The Light art curriculum and projects. Our family recently had the opportunity to review See The Light’s art project: Repeated Sweets and we were thrilled with the results. I’m amazed at how easily master artist Pat Knepley presented solid art lessons and techniques in a way that spanned age groups and skill levels. The lessons were simple enough for students as young as six or seven, yet there was plenty of information for older more advanced students. This is perfect for homeschooling families with children ranging in ages. Young children can work side-by-side with their older siblings using this DVD curriculum.

And here’s your chance to win a copy of Repeated Sweets to enjoy!

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Wordless Wednesday: One Fine Day


This past Saturday we enjoyed a lovely time outside on a beautiful Spring day.


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Chicken Strogonoff in the Crock Pot


In case you’re new around here, we have six children: infant twins, a two-year-old, a tween and two teenagers. We homeschool the younger teen and the tween. Our oldest is attending public high school and participates in choir and other activities. We’re happily involved with our church. There’s always a mountain of laundry, dishes to wash, floors to sweep. And once in a while I try to get a little blogging done.

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Cake Mix Cookies: Lemon with White Chocolate


I love anything lemon. Lemon cake, lemonade, lemon bars – and certainly these delicious lemon cookies. Once again we’re using cake mix to make quick and easy cookies in a flash. My oldest daughter decided to join in on the fun while I was trying to snap a few pictures for this recipe post.

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Giveaway Winner: Ticket to 2013 MommyCon Mini

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We are proud to announce our winner of the 2013 MommyCon Mini ticket

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Congratulations Eboni! An email has been sent to the address provided in your entry. Thank you all for participating!