Thursday, August 17, 2017

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #78

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#78 - Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report

If you were following this blog in 2015 then you will be familiar with my "365 Days of Being Thankful" challenge.  I have missed reporting on my thankfulness since I finished my challenge 2 years ago, so I decided to at least give a weekly Thankfulness Report & include a Growth Report also.  Growth in our Christian walk, growth in the garden & growth on this blog.  Finally, I am also including a "Posts From the Past" feature - ENJOY!

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This week I have been thankful for God's guidance in a difficult situation because it could have been a lot worse.  I am thankful for my super caring sister.  I am most thankful for God's protection.

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Autumn is just around the corner and many fruits are ripe for harvest during this wonderful season.  That reminded me of this post from a few years ago focusing on the Spiritual fruit that we produce with our lives.

Read: Producing Joyful Fruit

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I have been busy canning pickles, tomato sauce and beans.  It has been a record breaking zucchini year so I have also been trying to freeze this versatile veggie.

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- Here are my Follower stats:
GFC (Google Friends Connect) - 2,269
Bloglovin - 4,368
Twitter - 6,787
Pinterest - 6,029
Google+ - 2,278
Facebook - 4,454

Instagram - 107
Linky Followers - 108
Networked Blog - 1,242

Activate - 574
That's a grand total of 28,216 followers in some form or another (which is up 70 from last week).

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I shared this fun idea with you about 4 years ago.  Why spend tons of money on back-to-school clothes - reinvent cheap second hand store clothes by tie dying them!:
Tie Dye Back-To-School Clothes
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cookies'n Mint Ice Cream RECIPE



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Cookies'n Mint Ice Cream RECIPE


If you've followed this blog then you know that I love flavor combinations.  This combination of cookies and mint is deliciously cooling and perfect for a hot summer day.


For the cookie ingredient I was able to find an "Oreo" type cookie without the filling.  If you can't find that type of a cookie then using plain Oreos would work - it's just that the filling will add to the sugar content.



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1/3 cup mint chocolate chips (usually made with white chocolate)
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
dash of sea salt
1 cup cookies (chopped or crumbled)



Chop the cookies and set aside.  In a medium saucepan - melt the mint chips in 1 cup of the cream.  Place on low heat and melt the mint chips while stirring all the time.  Remove from heat & allow to cool to room temperature (see pictures above).  In a large mixing bowl add the remaining cream (1 cup), the milk, sugar and sea salt - whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Now whisk in the melted chip/cream mixture until combined.  Chill in the fridge for one hour. 

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Remove from the fridge & add the chilled mixture to your ice cream maker (see picture above) (follow the manufacturer's instructions).  Add the cookie crumbs during the last 5 minutes of processing (or follow your ice cream manufacturer's instructions).


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Serve, ENJOY & freeze the remaining ice cream for later!


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Other Ice Cream RECIPES on this blog (click on each title to view entire post with recipe):
Seedless Raspberry Ice Cream
"Coffee Crisp" Ice Cream
Chocolate Orange Ice Cream
Blueberry Ice Cream with Blueberry Syrup

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Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts GIVEAWAY

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!

Part of the Back to School Gift Guide
but first - read this great post:
The Importance of Prayer - COMFORT
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(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts Giveaway

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Welcome to the Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Crafts Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
There are 3 winners one for each month May kit, June kit, July kit.
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Java John Z's

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Now let’s get to the sponsor!

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Paper Pumpkin

May Paper Pumpkin

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See review HERE.
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June Paper Pumpkin

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Pumpkin July

July Paper Pumpkin

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/10/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Time To Link Up! Tuesdays with a Twist #225

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #225!
Checkout the many great giveaways going on right now!
Click the button below to enter each Giveaway!!:
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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!

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We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

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Features!
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
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My Features this Week are:


1. "The Bible: Inerrant & Infallible" by A Narrow-Minded Woman
2. "New Life for Old Cushions" by Suzer Space
3.  "Mosaic Garden Art as Camouflage"  by My Thrift Store Addiction




If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

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The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

*Pictures should be your own* 

By linking up you give us permission to use these photos

 (with proper link backs) in our features.   And now for the party!





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Monday, August 14, 2017

You're the STAR - Week#3 FAMILY (August 2017)

It's starting to feel like the "dog days of summer" but we are still enjoying every second of this beautiful season.
Thank you again for joining us!
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Welcome to week#3 of the August "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:

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Zucchini Week - Featured RECIPES & Tips
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
August "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Linda @ Country Loving Mom
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the July "You're the STAR" blog hop)
 Homeschooling:  It's Not Meant To Be Easy by Homeschool Insights

New York City - The MOMA & More by Not In Jersey
The MOMA & More
DIY Rustic Tic Tac Toe Board by Welsh Design Studio

Looking After Your Body by Comfort Spring

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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We are in need of more Cohosts (click HERE to view a list of our current hosts/cohosts). 
If you are interested in joining us as a Cohost then please click HERE & fill out the form.


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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )



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Pet Lovers Bundle GIVEAWAY

Pet Lovers Bundle GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!

Part of the Back to School Gift Guide
but first - read this great post:
Friskie the Cat Organizes the Pots & Pans Cupboard
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(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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Pet Lovers Bundle Giveaway! 4 Prizes ~ 1 Winner (Ends 9/10) @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Pet Lovers Bundle Giveaway!

There is 1 winner for this giveaway. 1 Lucky Winner will receive a collar and bracelet from FriendshipCollar, a pet tag from Bad Tags, a pair of grooming gloves from HandsOn Gloves and a BugBand Bundle Family Pack!
This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Java John Z’s

Teach My Yoga Mat Set – Hop & Learn Giveaway

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Now let’s get to the sponsors!

Read My Review Here

Winner Receives Everything I Reviewed (pictured below)

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/10/17. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!


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