Happy New Year

Hello everyone,

I was busy, busy, busy on this page and then it seemed I couldn’t make everyone happy.  If you shared a link to someone’s wonderful page, recipe, photo, craft etc., they would say it is their property and remove it.  When in fact all I would do is post a picture and a description of the recipe, and then provide a link to the page on where they could get the recipe.  Same for photo’s, crafts, etc…. I would never claim any work as my own that isn’t.

When I post something I often will make a comment such as “this was passed on to me by a friend, I do not know the author, designer, etc., if it is you and you would like it removed, please contact me.

So, I am trying to figure out if I continue with this little bit of paradise for me, or chalk it all up to experience and let everyone find all the goodies, crafts, photo’s graphics, quotes and such on their own.

Any and all comments will be appreciated….

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The end of their cycle ride for Charity is about over, they are only 79 LIKES away from their goal of 1000 – can’t you help them out? Two awesome young men who are doing this in memory of a fallen soldier, to carry out his dream. The least we can do it help with thoughts, prayers and LIKES! Please?


This is the website – Pax2Pax


But will you please head on over and like their Facebook page – help them reach their goal! 


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Breakfast Taquitos

Seems she doesn’t want her things posted here even though I don’t provide the recipe, I provide a link so you have to go to her page to see how to make it.

No problem.

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Swimming with the Sharks….

Shark Attack 010My daughter in Hawaii decided to go with friends into a shark cage. . . she is much braver than I am!


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Take It A Day At A Time

Check out my Facebook page – quotes, inspiration, gratitude, uplifting and fun.


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Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Yes you read that correctly, the famous Texas Sheet Cake made into cookies.

Visit Cookies & Cups for the complete Recipe.


1/2  Cup butter, room temperature
1/3  Cup granulated sugar
1  Egg
1  Teaspoon vanilla
1  Teaspoon baking powder
1/2  Teaspoon salt
1 1/3  Cup flour
1/2  Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted



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Cheesy Garlic Pizza Sticks Recipe

You know that feeling when Pizza might be too much, but the thought of cheese bread sounds about right?  Well this is just perfect. Visit Add a Pinch


pizza dough recipe
1 bulb roasted garlic clove
4 tablespoons butter, softened

Rest of the recipe is here


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Smoky Flank Steak and Three Cheese Enchiladas

Wonderful recipes from The Cozy Apron


½ – ¾ pound flank steak
Black pepper
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Olive oil
Smoky Chipotle Enchilada Sauce, warm (recipe below)
12 corn tortillas (I use “Mission” brand’s “super soft” variety)

To see the rest of the ingredients and directions click here

Flank Steak Enchiladas

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Local Photographers

Amazing to me is how you can look at some thing around you every day, but it takes someone with a great eye to capture what you have seen before and allow you to see it in a much better light.

This young man is local here to Ventura, CA and his photography is awesome, he also is serving his country in the Military, I wanted to take a moment to say “Thank you for serving our Country, and thank you for sharing your talents behind the camera.

Check out his sites for some of his work.

Jayson Pugh Photography

Jayson Pugh Etsy

Jayson Pugh Facebook

Ventura Pier

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Gifts and treasures

Going through boxes in storage, so many old, cherished memories, my daughter who will soon be 38, and my grandson soon to be 19, I reflect back on the little bits and pieces of items they shared with me.  Pictures, coloring book pages, an outfit, etc… I came across this cute quote that spoke volumes… try to remember this.


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