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{A Whole Lot of Baking, Cooking and Loaded Tea Making Going On}

  Happy Sunday Afternoon friends. Hope you've all had a great week. I've been doing some cooking, baking and tea making.  I've really been enjoying making and creating loaded teas, shakes, smoothies and coffee drinks. I have not been writing down my recipes but guess I need to start doing that so I can remember what all I done! LOL!  I try to stick with healthy and low calorie drinks and have so many different things that I want to try.   But, this is an easy way to get extra vitamins, or Collagen, or protein.  I drink lots of water and this helps to give me something to add a little extra taste.   Mercy, I'm having too much fun with these teas. Decided to do a little baking this weekend too for my family. Pumpkin muffins with brown sugar topping was on my list for sure. I had enough batter left for miniature pumpkin chocolate chip muffins so baked a batch of those. If that wasn't enough already, I baked up some peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. Needless t

{'Beachin USA'}

Yes, we went to the beach again for a weekend and I know I have told y'all this before but it is truly my "Happy Place" . I could so be a BEACH BUM ! After our last beach trip a few weeks ago several of you asked me these questions so I will answer them for you. For those that sent me a personal email on beach "tips"I replied to you in an email. Q: How can I sit in that sun all day at the beach?  A: I carry a tent. I sit a while in the sun and then I sit a while under the tent.  Q: Do you use lots of protection on your skin? A: Yes. I use a mixture of tanning lotions, oils and sunblocks for my face, lips and my body. Wind burn can be bad too so whether I am in sun or under a tent I keep coverage on. And, when I feel I have had enough sun then a wrap up or tee goes on. I always have a hat and sunglasses on. I will sit under the tent without a hat. I try to be careful about sun exposure for sure. I always use a good moisturizer after sun exposure. I have

{It's All In A Day's Work---Or Just Goofing Off!}

Well isn't this just the cutest tea pot lamp you've ever seen? And I paid a whopping $1.99 for her! She just needs a new shade and a little buffing up. It will be perfect for decor when I do tea parties for my grandgirls.  YEP, WENT THRIFTING AGAIN! I decided to do a little thrifting again but this time I went to town. For those of you that wonder what TOWN is for me, well, it's about 30-35 miles or so to the closest thrift store. I winded up hitting about 4 thrift stores. It was a nice outing. I took my time, stopped when I wanted too and even went by Starbucks and got myself a breakfast sandwich and my favorite...Passion Tea.  So let me just show you what else I scored thrifting. Yep, I take it by spells but I have had TWO spells recently so my man said I need to take a dose of Ibuprofen to get OVER the spell! LOL!   Awe...don't you just love this cute tea pot? On the bottom of the tea pot is says Teleflora  1985. I snatched it up fo

{Gardening, Thrifting, Cooking, Grands and Life}

We have been longing for a little rain and finally got enough to wet the ground. Not a whole lot but praise the Lord for what He did send. My "pretties" actually are looking ALIVE ! I decided to clear out a few more clothing pieces and shoes from my closet. Hasn't been too long that I cleaned out my closet but done a swipe through and actually found a few more things that I needed to rid of. I carried a bag full to our local Thrift store in our community. Of course I could not carry something in and not browse though......That's why it's better for me to take things to donate when they are closed and leave it in the bin!!! I take my thrifting by spells but when time allows I enjoy going into our local thrift store called Rack Up . The volunteers are always so nice and it's a good way to run into someone you know but haven't seen in a long time and actually take a little time to visit with them. But, this Thrift store is a little different. It

{Mini Beach Trip}

Nothing like being "OFF DUTY" for three nights and two days at your Happy Place! The weather was beautiful and the beach wasn't crowded to my shock! I figured with school being out it would be packed. I went to the beach with intention of listening to the waves, feeling that cool beach breeze and reading a good book and that I did. Of course you can't go to the beach without a kite! My husband bought this kite last year before our family beach vacation and he has enjoyed it so much. I remember when he went on a search for the exact kind of kite that he wanted. Me, I would have bought a cheap $5 kite. NOPE....we had to have a kite that would fly to the moon! LOL! He washes that thing down after each use and stores it nice and neat in a cool spot until the next use. Just to tell you how serious the man is about his kite, I made a suggestion about letting one of the grands using it for kite day at school. Well, that was a big fat NO! Not his