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Funtastic Friday Link Party 110

Hey!  It’s time for Funtastic Friday Link Party 110!  If you haven’t been to the link party before, it’s where lots of bloggers share links to some of their best stuff all in one place.  It makes it easy for your to peruse some of the best of the internet all in one place!  The Funtastic Friday Link Party starts every Thursday at 9 pm Eastern time (which is 7 pm here in the Rocky Mountain’s).  Be sure to check out the great stuff shared below.   If you are a blogger, we would love to have you link up...

how to preserve strawberries

How to Preserve Strawberries Using a Food Dehydrator

Today I want to show you how to preserve strawberries using a food dehydrator.  It is important to use food at it’s prime (translation: not over-ripened) to get the best flavor from your dehydrated product.  Fruits and vegetables should be washed and patted dry before they go in the dehydrator.  Patting them dry with a paper towel helps reduce the drying time needed in the dehydrator.         How to Preserve Strawberries Using a Food Dehydrator     Many vegetables and also some fruits with skins require blanching to soften the skin and allow the moisture to escape...

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Funtastic Friday Blog Hop 109

Funtastic Friday 109 is here!  Welcome to another party where my co-hosts and I collect and share the best that the internet has to offer!   Every Friday at Funtastic Friday great bloggers share their best links to give you an amazing collection of recipes, crafts, home decor, fashion, and other great tips! If you are a blogger be sure to share your stuff!  If you aren’t, check out the links and stop back periodically to see what is new at the link party!  We’re so glad you stopped by!           Welcome to Funtastic Friday 109!...

easy bacon recipe

Easy Bacon Recipes That Your Family Will Love

These easy bacon recipes will be sure to make your family’s tummies happy!  When it comes to meat, bacon is the best, don’t you think?  It seems to be one of those foods that pretty much everyone can agree on!   Because of my far-reaching love for bacon, I couldn’t resist putting together a collection of my favorite easy bacon recipes so that you and your family can enjoy them, too!  All that you have to do is bake some bacon (or fry it, if you prefer) and then add that yummy bacon to other ingredients and you have some...

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Funtastic Friday Linky Party 108

Hello!  Welcome to another Funtastic Friday Linky Party!  I’m so happy you’re here!  In case you don’t know what a linky party is, you are about to find out and have some fun~scroll through the post and click on the thumbnail photos to check out blog posts from some of the best creatives in the blogging biz!   We are excited to have two new co-hosts this week!  Please join us in welcoming Donella of Glue Sticks & Gumdrops and Liz of Reflecting Beautiful. We’re glad they’ve joined our party.  Please check out their social media links below!    ...

cleaning tips after holidays

Must-Have Cleaning Tips after the Holidays

We had our family Christmas party New Year’s Day.  My college age girls left afterwards to go visit their dad for a couple of weeks before they start school again.  I guess that means that the holidays are officially over.  I am sitting on my couch looking around and there is so much that needs to be done.  Have you been procrastinating your post-holiday deep clean?   Cleaning, organizing, decluttering.  It’s a dreaded task for me.   Are you feelin’ it, too?  Well, fortunately, I am prepared with some must-have cleaning tips for after the holidays!  Let’s get motivated!  We...

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Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway December 2016

Happy, happy New Year!  Did you stay up late and ring in the New Year?  Or were you like me?  I think I was out like a light by about 10:30.  I am an early riser (writing this post at 5:45 on a Sunday with NO alarm clock!), so late nights rarely happen for me!  If you celebrated, I hope you had fun.  If you didn’t, I hope the fireworks at midnight didn’t wake you up!  Now that December has ended, it is time for our Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway December 2016 Winner!   Before we get to that, may I...

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Funtastic Friday 107

Eek…sorry I’m a little late getting the Funtastic Friday 107 Blog Hop posted today. I got home from work (I’m an ob nurse) and had a million things clamoring for my attention.  You know how that goes!  Can you believe the new year starts this weekend?  How is that possible?  That’s so crazy!   Anyway, I am excited to see what amazing stuff all of my blogger friends have been up to!  Be sure to scroll through the link party and click on some of the thumbnail pics to go check out the last blog hop of 2016!  I even...