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Funtastic Friday 103

Hi, guys!  Welcome to Funtastic Friday 103!  It has been a crazy week at my house.  So many things going on that it has been difficult to keep up with everything!  Last night my husband was working on the vent in the downstairs bedroom ceiling using his pocketknife.  He dropped it and it went right into his foot.  It went almost all the way through.  So it was off to the urgent care with him at 9:30 last night.  Hopefully tonight will be more calm.  Anyway, on with the party!           There’s still time to join...

Starbucks Gift Card Winner for November 2016

Hi, guys!  This is going to be a super quick post.  I want to announce the winner of November’s Starbucks Gift Card.  In case you don’t know, anyone signed up for my newsletter are automatically signed up for a monthly drawing for a $10 Starbucks Gift Card.  Plus if you are signed up for the newsletter you will get the latest updates of recipes and tips from here at Life Between the Kitchen and the Coop! (Don’t worry-we hate spam, too. We won’t send you junk!)             The winner is:     Linda (email address...

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How to Make Christmas Treats into Neighbor Gifts

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheHoliday #CollectiveBias   A few days ago I shared a post showing how to make mint chocolate almond bark Christmas cookies.  That is one of many treats I like to make around Christmas to share with family, neighbors, and friends.  I have been blessed in my life with so many wonderful friends, so this time of year I enjoy giving them treats to remind them how loved they are!  It just feels good.  Since Christmas is coming soon, I thought today I would show...

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How to Make Mint Chocolate Almond Bark Christmas Cookies

Well, now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas season is in full swing.  Today I made some Mint Chocolate Almond Bark Christmas Cookies.  That marks the beginning of making all of my Christmas treats! I always make several different kinds of treats for Christmas.  I usually get started in October, then freeze them in freezer bags.  I make things like almond bark pretzels, caramels, and that sort of thing.  Making them is such a fun family activity.  When Christmastime gets here I like to take the treats to neighbors for Christmas gifts!   Mint Chocolate Almond Bark Christmas Cookies   Ingredients:...

funtastic friday 103

Funtastic Friday 102

Hi, guys!  It’s time for Funtastic Friday 102!  Usually we (the hosts) get this posted Thursday evening, but yesterday was Thanksgiving, so I hope you will excuse me for being a little late!  In case you aren’t familiar with Funtastic Friday, it’s a fun little collection of thumbnail pictures that link to all kinds of amazing, creative posts from other bloggers.  We do all of the work of gathering them together for you!  I host this fun little event every Friday with six other awesome bloggers.  Hope you enjoy it!   It’s Black Friday.  Are you shopping today?  Not this...

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Funtastic Friday 101

I am excited to start a new feature here at Life Between the Kitchen and the Coop!  I have gotten together with several other bloggers to bring you Funtastic Friday!  What does that mean, you ask?  Funtastic Friday posts will be an awesome weekly collection some of the best from the blogging world!  In the weekly Funtastic Friday posts, you will find DIY inspiration, recipes, holiday crafts, home decor, and lots of other great stuff!  It will all be compiled on my blog for you each Friday for your perusing pleasure.  This week is Funtastic Friday 101!   Really quick...

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How to Grow Green Beans in Your Garden

As you think about what to plant in your garden next year (or maybe this year if you are lucky enough to live where it is warm enough to have a winter garden), keep in mind that it is relatively easy to grow green beans.  I thought today I would give you some step-by-step tips on growing green beans for your garden.     How to Grow Green Beans in Your Garden   To start with, an important part of growing green beans in your garden is making sure your soil is well-prepared.  Ideally, the autumn before you plant your...

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Starbucks Gift Card Winner Giveaway for October 2016

Because I love you all so much (I really do!), I do a giveaway of a $10 Starbucks gift card EVERY MONTH just for our email newsletter recipients!  Once you have signed up to be a newsletter recipient, then you will be entered in a drawing to win a $10 Starbucks gift card every month! It’s that easy! Every month you have the same chance of winning…so sign up now! Maybe you will be our next winner! Plus if you are signed up for the newsletter you will get the latest updates of recipes and tips from here at Life...