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A new comedy starting Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, Hot Pursuit, will be in theaters on May 8th! This looks like a funny action adventure buddy movie!


Reese Witherspoon is an uptight and by-the-book cop who is trying to protect Vergara, who is the sexy widow of a drug boss.  Together the two race through Texas trying to outrun crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

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Thumbprint Birthday Cards

My husband and I both had birthdays last month, and my daughters made these cute Thumbprint Birthday Cards based on a design they found on Pinterest.

Thumbprint Birthday Cards - These cute cards are made by cutting out numbers and decorating the cut outs with thumbprints.  A cute way to personalize a card!

The inspiration for the design was a picture from Cherion Brandon: My Crafty Life, which is a cut out design using stampers.  My daughters changed it up and use their own thumbprints to decorate the cards, which is a fantastic way to personalize the cards!Continue Reading

Blackberry Oatmeal Smoothie

This Blackberry Oatmeal Smoothie makes an excellent healthy breakfast or snack.

Blackberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe - an easy breakfast smoothie combining oatmeal with frozen blackberries for a tasty morning treat.

I usually eat eggs for breakfast, but lately I have been bored with having eggs all the time!  So I decided to experiment with a hearty breakfast smoothie, and came up with this Blackberry Oatmeal smoothie.Continue Reading

18 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

18 Cinco de Mayo Recipes - everything from dips to tacos to margaritas that you need to plan a fantastic Cinco de Mayo party.

Cinco de Mayo is approaching fast.  This fun holiday celebrates the Mexican army’s defeat of the French army back in the 1860s, but now it is the perfect day to celebrate Mexican culture and food.  So here is a collection of 18 delicious recipes that would enhance any Cinco de Mayo event.  Whether you are planning a party or just serving tacos at home there is something here for every taste!Continue Reading

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Maple Cream Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

The theme this week for the Creative Cookie Exchange is sandwich cookies – and I made these tasty Maple Cream Cookies.

Maple Cream Cookies - a delicious cookie with creamy maple filling sandwiched between two   spice cookies.

The cookie part of this recipe is a mild spice cookie flavored with real maple syrup.  Maple is one of my favorite flavors, and although it is a traditional fall flavor I like it all year round.  Baking these cookies made the whole house smell delicious too.Continue Reading

Quick Kitchen Cleaning Tips

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Cleaning is not my favorite thing to do – so I try to make my cleaning tasks as smooth and fast as possible.  The kitchen is one of the worst rooms, because it is the center of most of our family activities, and it gets messy so fast! And our kitchen gets used for everything, not just cooking.  Just this weekend my oldest was using it to boil and assemble a fish skeleton for her fish anatomy lab – which was just as smelly and messy as it sounds.

Quick Kitchen Cleaning Tips - How to get your kitchen sparkling clean in 15 minutes or less

But I find that with a little bit of focus and some help I can clean the kitchen up in 15 minutes – even if the kitchen has been used for messy biology projects.  Here is how I get my kitchen sparkling clean in 15 minutes or less!Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Floral Frame

Mother’s Day will be here soon, and of course finding the perfect gift for your Mom is important!  I think homemade gifts are special, especially for Moms and Dads.  This flowery picture frame is decorated with pasta for a cute and personal Mother’s Day Floral Frame.

This Mother's Day Floral Frame makes a wonderful and inexpensive gift for your mom this year!  Decorate a wooden frame with pasta from your pantry.

I made this easy gift by decorating a plain wooden picture frame with pasta from my pantry.  I used shells, elbows and ditalini to make a floral design, and then spelled out a special message with alphabet pasta.  The result is a cute floral design that was easy and inexpensive.Continue Reading

Hot Pursuit Trailer #HotPursuit

The new action-comedy Hot Pursuit will be in theaters May 8th.  This movie stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara and looks like a classic buddy movie!

Hot Pursuit - new movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Sophia Vergara


An uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

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