Just A Little Creativity

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

No-Bake SNICKERS® Oatmeal Bites- Who Are You When You're Hungry?

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Oh, it's no joke that every one of us aren't quite ourselves when we get hungry, right? I mean, let that sugar crash or don't eat a healthy breakfast, and we all turn into monsters by midday.
Okay okay, maybe I'm just talking about me and my family, but I have a feeling there's many of us out there who can say that inner beast comes a knocking when it's food time.

My No-Bake SNICKERS® Oatmeal Bites are the perfect bite sized cookies. They're coated with SNICKERS® chocolaty goodness, and make the perfect little afternoon snack for when we're not feeling quite ourselves.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Glamorous Garbage by Barbara Johansen Newman {Giveaway}


Are you a thrifter? Self proclaimed Yard Sale Queen? Upcycler extraordinaire?
Do you remember being that way as a kid? Oh, I do! I loved going to garage sales with my mom when I was little. We'd find everything under the sun, and I credit that time spent to a bit of my creativity now when it comes to before and after projects I love to do.

In the new children's book Glamorous Garbage by Barbara Johansen Newman, we meet a very creative kid, Bobbie (who you may remember meeting in the book Glamorous Glasses). And she is a collector. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

#TBT to Australia and French Press Coffee




You may not think that a french press coffee maker and Australia have anything to do with each other. And, they may not except in my own memories.
But, the first time I used my new, gorgeous Francois et Mimi glass french press, I was transported back to 2013 and our first day of vacation in Melbourne, Australia.
Here's my french press and Australia coffee story. It may be a little random, but apparently my sense of taste has a strong memory trigger.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown {Blu-Ray & DVD Giveaway} #FlintstonesWWE


You may remember a few month's back my nine year old son created and shared here on the blog his own video tutorial on how to make a WWE title belt. Over the past few years, my family has grown to be pretty big WWE fans (we even took the boys to see it live when they were in town). So when I say that my kids are anxiously awaiting their report cards so they can be rewarded with the newest movie- The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown, I'm not exaggerating. They've seen the commercials, and it's at the top of their list.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend by Andy Andrews- Children's Book {Giveaway Winner Announced}


Henry Hodges Needs a Friend is a sweet new story about a lonely little boy, and how he finds happiness when he gets a special new pet. More than that, its teaches little ones how God knows just what we need.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cold Weather Comfort Food- Potato & Turkey Soup {Recipe}



Cold weather = comfort food.
Am I right? Warm soups are a hit in my house. There's nothing like a warm meal while the weather outside is freezing.

This delicious recipe came about a little by accident. It was freezing rain outside, and I had meant to get to the grocery store before the weather got too bad, but just didn't make it. I'm not the best at scrounging through my pantry and pulling a recipe together from scratch. I really wish I were, you people who can do that are geniuses. Anyway, I knew I wanted to make a soup for the family, so I just took a leap of faith and went with it.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Children's Book- Jack at the Helm (Berenson Schemes #3) by Lisa Doan {Giveaway Winner Announced}


My kids (most of them anyway) give me a run for my money when it comes to reading. They're book lovers like me, the boys are always looking for their next action packed series and my daughter reads many of the same ones I do. 
When I heard of the Berenson Schemes series by Lisa Doan, I knew they'd be the perfect new adventure books for my third grader. There are currently three books in the series-  Jack the CastawayJack and the Wild Life, Jack at the Helm


Friday, February 27, 2015

YA Medieval Romance- An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund


It only takes a second to walk down the YA aisle in most book stores before you realize that if you're looking for a clean, uplifting, and even innocent book, it's going to be very hard to find. I enjoy all types of novels, ranging from YA to historical fiction, both in the Christian realm and outside of it as long as it's a clean read. I want to be able to recommend books to my teenage daughter, and unfortunately many books in the YA genre today are not stories I'd want her to read.

When one of my favorite Christian authors, Jody Hedlund announced that she would be branching out into the YA genre with her newest novel An Uncertain Choice, I had a feeling that she'd bring to the table a story that I'd recommend to any book lover, no matter what the age. 
And how correct I was!


 
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