Mason Jar Recipes: Pear Crisp

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I used to think of crisps as being a great treat in the fall.  Then I realized that really, these delightful treats should be enjoyed ALL YEAR LONG.  Seasonal fruits in a crisp are like a dream come true, so let's celebrate!! Pear Crisp Mini Jars  6 medium size Bartlett Pears, peeled and diced sugar (optional) 10 jelly jars ...

Family vacations in Maine

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Maine Travel- Discover the Serenity of Family Vacations in Maine The state of Maine offers lots of fun things to see and do for those looking for a down east family vacation. Summer vacation in this state means lots of fresh lobster, rowboat rides, wild blueberries, and pristine sandy beaches. The southernmost part of Maine is extremely ...

Turning 40, a new doctor and a “fun” surprise

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This post brought to you by Poise at Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. I turned 40 last week.  I did.  I'm not 29 again, not 39 again, I'm 40.  FORTY.  I'm ok with the number.  It's the other stuff that comes WITH the turning forty thing that I'm kind of struggling with.  Like Tuesday, for ...

Mother’s Day at Hammonasset Beach State Park #SiennaDiaries

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After a delicious breakfast made by my family on Mother's Day, I realized we had no plans for the day, and decided since it was due to be absolutely gorgeous out, we needed to head down to the Connecticut shore and spend a day unplugged together.  AWESOME choice, I have to tell you.   If only ...

Red White and Blue Recipe: Patriotic Popsicles

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Summer's coming fast and furious and with it, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and the desire of many of us to create fun, festive and patriotic recipes.  Red White and Blue recipes can be a ton of fun to create.  Here's a fun Patriotic Popsicles Recipe!! Patriotic Popsicles   Ingredients:   Popsicle Mold Wooden Craft Sticks Blue Hawaiian Punch Purple Powerade Red Hawaiian Punch Sprite   ...

Must Have Fairy Gardens Accessories

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Must Have Fairy Gardens Accessories   Fairy Gardens are an easy way to bring whimsy and fun into your garden this year. With these gardens you can grow gardens on a miniature scale or just add fairy accents throughout your full-sized gardens. A fairy garden is perfect if you are gardening in a small space or want ...

Printable Preschool Chore Chart

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My little one is allllllllllllllllllllllmost reading. She's so close. She's just not there.  But my little one, she's a helper kid, and loves having a list of things to do just like her mama.  She's also a big fan of crossing things off that list.  The apple didn't go far..... Anyway, I decided to go into ...

Nutella Recipe: Sugar Cookies with Nutella Frosting and Raspberries

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Cookies.  They are a wonderful thing.  Sugar cookies are always yummy, and usually a sure-fire hit. They are also one of the most versatile kinds of cookies, since you can frost them with oh-so-many-wonderful-flavors! Today's cookie is topped with a Nutella frosting and fresh raspberries.  These are so good and a great treat to bring ...