~ Maui Magic, Whale Watching, Lent, Fish on Friday and Samsung Galaxy Camera GIVEAWAY last day to enter!

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Maui Magic, Whale Watching, Lent Fish on Friday and Samsung Galaxy Camera GIVEAWAY last day to enter! Yesterday was another fun filled day and BOY was it packed  I started with a beach walk in the morning and breakfast in our suite before we decided to hit the pool and beach with these plans up […]

~ Maui Adventures, Lenten Promise, Easter Egg Cookie Cups and Samsung Galaxy Camera GIVEAWAY!

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Maui Adventures, Lenten Promise, Easter Egg Cookie  Cups and Samsung Galaxy Camera GIVEAWAY! Yesterday was full of rest, relaxation and exploration!  The Maui weather was beautifully sunny for some parts of the day (when we went to the pool!) and then had brief showers (when I went for a walk!).  It was a much needed […]

Hawaii Adventures, Easter Gooey Bars, Lent and Samsung Galaxy Camera GIVEAWAY!

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Hawaii Adventures, Easter Gooey Bars, Lent and Samsung Galaxy  Camera GIVEAWAY! Happy Hawaii Adventures!!! We landed in Honolulu at 7:30 am and quickly cleared customs and immigration (it is NOT LAX…….the worst airport on the planet I’ve visited!) and headed to our hotel.  Thankfully our room was ready early so we dumped our bags and […]

Special Saturday, Slow Cooker Sunday (Weekend Breakfast) and Lenten Promise!

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Special Saturday, Slow Cooker Sunday (Weekend Breakfast) and Lenten Promise!   So yesterday I was not good and didn’t get here, I’m sorry! We did, however, celebrate a special birthday with our “surrogate” daughter, Nikki. She is such a sweetie pie and she and another one of Chelsea’s friends stayed the night last night. It […]

Heaps of Peeps Petites Treats and Lenten Promise!

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Heaps of Peeps Petites Treats and Lenten Promise! Sometimes things don’t turn out as planned.  Work, everyday expectations, and even brownies.  Yes, brownies.  Yesterday I made a number of batches for taste testing for you all (it’s a tough job and my family are drudging their way through them!) and I knew I wanted to […]

Party Prep and Lenten Promise!

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Hi everyone! No recipe today because I’ve been busy (not sleeping) getting things done for the Birthday Party and then I had a nap because I had a  horrible night and then was awake permanently at 3 am  I’m really looking forward to my Dad and Step Mother arriving tomorrow and we are having dinner […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day ~ Rainbow Gold Cupcakes!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day ~ Rainbow Gold Cupcakes!  Today, for my Lenten promise, I am SO grateful to God for watching over my family!!!!!! Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone! Did you find a 4 leaf clover?  Or have a Guiness (or 2?)  What about a pot of gold?  (note to self: enter Oz Lotto tomorrow……)   […]

Melbourne Adventures Day 3 and WIN a $30 Gift Card!

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  Day 3 of our Melbourne Adventures was a bit quieter to start after the VERY full 2 days before!  We had a quiet continental breakfast in our apartment before Jem joined us when she flew in.  She waited until the end of the school week as she is a VERY diligent student in year […]

Melbourne Adventures Day 2 and WIN a $30 Gift Card!!!

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Yesterday was amazing but ridiculous………10 HOURS walking! Yep, you read that right!  The Dancing Daughter and I walked early in the morning before breakfast and then we hit the shopping that she wanted to do……I finally had to pull out at 4:30 as I was shaking and felt like I was going to fall over. […]

Happy (un) Birthday Roy Scully , Favourite Things Friday and Melbourne Day 1!

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Favourite Things Friday These are a few or my FAVOURITE Things! Coles Nut Bar Figs – Who knew?  BUT I also found out that DRIED figs contain sulfites which are also on my banned list……not having these foods combined with salicylates has made an enormous difference to how I feel.  I’ll tell you more another […]