Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday and Giveaway

Happy Wednesday, friends! Today I am excited and truly honored, as this is my first time Co-hosting this fabulous party! What makes this really special for me, is that I love to find new inspiration, not only to inspire me, but all of you as well! My regular Weekly Photo post, I am moving to Sunday, so be sure to stop by Sunday to see what I have been up too!! Thank you all for stopping by, and I can't wait to see what fun and inspiring things you have been up too!

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Karren-Host //Oh My Heartsie Girl Enchanting Rose Tea Cup Exchange // I thought it would be fun to meet someone that likes pretty Tea Cups like I do, being a part of the Tea Cup Exchange brought to memories of my childhood.
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Co-Host Cathy// A Peek Into My Paradise// Pancake Breakfast Bars Recipe Cathy is always to busy to make the traditional breakfasts so she created a Pancake Breakfast bar, using your favorite ingredients, nuts, granola or fruit, you make ahead, place in a ziplock and freeze until ready to pop in microwave for a few seconds for a handheld breakfast for those on the go.
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Co-Host Ashleigh// Simply Wright How to Make a Simple Easter Tree Celebrate Easter the way the Europeans do, with a simple Easter Tree that will look great on any tablescape!
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Co-Host Erica // On Bliss Street // Introducing The Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge- Are you up for some trash talking? Hi Everyone! I'm so happy to be a part of Wordless Wednesday again for April! I'm sharing an incredibly awesome challenge with you all today, The Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge! It's open to anyone who is a maker, a DIYer, upcycler, or just plain old competitive! Come join us to make this challenge bigger and better because your in it!
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Co-Host Lisa// Lisa’STeachers Room // The Illuminated Adventures of Flora and Ulysses // Have you read The Illuminated Adventures of Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo? It’s such a beautiful read for students in grades 4-7. Part novel, part graphic novel, it’s sure to appeal to all kids.
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Co-Host Freda // Coupon Diva // De-Stressing Your Morning Routine Bring calm to your morning with a stress free morning routine.
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Co-Host Christine // Cherishing A Sweet Life // Lemon Poundcake with a Lime-Coconut glaze, I love the smell of fresh citrus! The tang of real lemon juice, and how as crazy as it's sounds I love when it has that sourness that makes my mouth pucker! For me it was an easy choice, what dessert to make for our Easter luncheon, a lemon poundcake!
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Co-Host Sarah Hamlin // Living Intentionally// 15 Money Saving Shopping Tips// Over the years, I have learned through trial & error different tips that actually work to keep my budget low. I'm sharing 15 proven tips that I use, which include some new ideas.
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Co-Host Mary Burris // Jingle Jangle Jingle// Anticipation I blog about music and musical artists, and the stories behind the music. When I heard about the A to Z Blog challenge, I knew it was something for me. I am looking forward to this blog challenge, and the waiting for the challenge to start has nearly driven me insane! So, This post is about the song 'Anticipation' by Carly Simon, and is my reveal of my topic for the A to Z Blog Challenge.
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Co-Host Timisha // ToolBox Divas // DIY WOODEN BRACELET HOLDERS Learn how to make this simple, affordable yet stylish bracelet holder. It's perfect for your bracelets and necklaces. Manage the chaos created by all those bracelets and necklaces laying across your dresser.
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Co-Host Celeste Meredith // The Whole Serving // Red Lentil & Roasted Red Pepper Smooth, creamy with a bit of spice, and if you aren't careful, you'll find yourself eating the whole bowl by yourself, good thing it's super easy to make!
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Co-Host Kori Tomelden // Just Another Mom // Surviving the Initial Autism Diagnosis This post is for parents who have a child that was recently diagnosed with Autism. With April being Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd being World Autism Awareness Day, it is my hope to provide some support to those parents who are new to this journey.
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Co-Host Katrina Phelan // The Math Lovin' Momma //An Open Letter to My Mother (Now That I'm a Mother) This is one of the first blog posts I published. It is still one of my favorites and I know that many people will be able to relate. I wrote it one evening when I was particularly frustrated with the state of our home and I wasn't sure how to get back on top of my to do list.
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Co-Host Latisha // AskLatisha // Dreams, Dream Boards & Reflection Found a piece of paper in my drawer with a list entitled “Dreams.” I write list like that every so often in my journals. As i’m getting ready to transition to another season of growth in my life. It is good to reflect on what stage God is at in opening doors for these dreams to come true.
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Co-Host Suzie // Bunny's Review // Easter & Bunnies // Why bunnies should not be purchased as an Easter present. I have pet bunnies the live free in my house. 90% of bunnies purchased at Easter do not live past 1 year of age and if they do they are placed in the back yard in a small wire cage. People do not realize that bunnies are social animals and are litter box trainable.
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Co-Host Marina // Parental Journey// 40 Best Books for Toddlers Each year on April 2nd we celebrate Children’s Books Day. Well, at least we should celebrate it. Reading is extremely important for young children. Falling on Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday, Children’s Book Day celebrates children’s books and encourages children (but also their parents) to read.
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Co-Host Timi// Caffeine and Crayons// White Bean Chili // If you are tired of the same ol' predictable chili, then this is the recipe for you! With ingredients full of flavor and spices that kick it up a notch, this white bean chicken chili is sure to knock your socks off.
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Busy & Exciting weekend and Hi I'm Christine, these 10 Things make me Smile!

Happy day after Monday! Oh my goodness, what a busy weekend that was! Wow! These two words, come to mind today; "Just Breathe"! What I liked it was a good kind of busy, the kind of busy that keeps your day full! The most exciting part of my weekend, was spending three of the most amazing hours with my oldest daughter who came to visit for Spring break from Washington State. Her and four of her girlfriends took a whirlwind trip that started last Sunday; (she let me know she got home safely about midnight last night). They did pretty much about everything they set out to do, but before my daughter left, she found out she wouldn't be able to hike in Sedona. They saw the Grand Canyon and the Redwoods. Had Sushi Burritos in San Francisco, enjoyed Palm Springs and somewhere off the coast of Oregon. Finally, they spent the weekend enjoying a music festival here in Phoenix. All of that just made me exhausted thinking about it. She had fun and it was wonderful to visit with her and her friends, and sat down with a nice lunch!
Then Saturday, Lindsay and I had fun at the Salsa Festival here in town, not too far from where we live, so we just walked! We enjoyed some fair food. Lindsay had her first taste of funnel cake, and a bacon wrapped corn dog! Then I had the daunting task to vote for the Best Overall Salsa at the Festival!
This year for Best Overall Salsa, I chose...
Los Muertos Salsa
You can find them here on Facebook!
It had an amazing smoky flavor, that was hot ( I got the hot), there were 3 kinds; mild, hot, and
mouth on flames HOT! What I liked best, is that it didn't have that real tomato taste. It was just full of flavor and all of the flavors were balanced and blended nicely together.
I am not sure if it was the heat (It was 94F.); both of us tried to stay well hydrated, or if it was just a bug going around, but both Katelyn and Lindsay took turns getting sick; Heat exhaustion, I don't know. Katelyn didn't have a fever, but Lindsay did. So unfortunately we had to postpone Katelyn's skate party for another weekend. Oh, and we did not get the keys to our new house, but we did sign papers yesterday, so keeping my fingers crossed we get the keys later today!
Now I am just trying to play catch up! I do have a post for you, I'll try to have it up sometime today, if not by Thursday. It is of one thing that makes me smile, that I just recently discovered, and it is made with this ingredient; Fresh Strawberries.
Hi, My name is Christine! Since starting a fresh start with this blog in September last year, there have definitely been a few changes, and I have learned a few new things, since I left blogging back in 2007.  I am a wife to the an amazing husband, and mother to four fantastic children. My oldest daughter Marissa, moved to Washington State with plans to attend Western University. Then there is my son Joshua, who is 14, and my youngest daughters, Katelyn 11, and Lindsay 8, keep me smiling and laughing, not to mention exhuasted and needing power naps daily! We also have 3 Huskies, Zelda, Buddy and Luna, and two cats, Ruby and Naomi. My favorite past times are photography, cooking, and all things having to do with the outdoors and nature. I also love to find things that are beautiful, magical, and inspirational. This blog may take more of a Coastal Cottage feel, because my soul feels drawn very strongly to the beach, but I live in Arizona.....Haha, lots of sand, not so much surf!! On a brighter note I still have family in California, which I visit at least once a year.
We just bought a house here, that I am going to be renovating and redecorating. The house looks wonderful, there are just a few improvements I'd like to do. We should be getting the keys today, but definitely tomorrow. More updates to follow.
Last year I graduated from Mesa Community College with an Associates in Nutrition. Possibly one day I will enroll at ASU, or find other roads to a few opportunities before me, just taking small steps right now. I am enjoying staying home with the family. I've seen both sides of the coin, when it comes to being a SAHM and a working mom, and I'll save my opinion for another post.
Which leads me to my new cozy corner of the blogosphere, here in one of my new all time favorite passions, as a Life Style Blogger. Here I plan to share my favorite Home and Garden related posts, from healthy recipes, DIY crafts and other inspirations, my love of Floral arranging and Gardening, as well as plans to share my favorite tips for Decorating and Entertaining.
You can find out more About Me here.
Here is a quick list of 10 Things that make me Smile
1. My family and my friends
2. Roses- My favorite are Yellow Roses.
3. Tulips
4. Chocolate (especially Reese's and Cadbury eggs)
5. Cherry Blossoms
6. The Beach- I love to watch the waves crashing on the shore, to smell the salty air, and to feel the sand between my toes.
7. The color Turquoise
8. Lemons and Citrus (Oranges and limes too)
9. SeaShells
10. and Books/ Magazines any reading material I can get my hands on

Thank you for visiting! Until next time! Have a great week!