Friday, May 31, 2013


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Sunday June 9, 2013!

House Finch Nests

I was watering my flowers this morning and when I looked up in my two hanging flower pots look what I found! Aren't they adorable? My neighbor has had nests in all 3 of her baskets but the House Finches have found their way over to my house now too :)

Happy Spring!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Great Idea Thursday #7 Features

Whew! Playing catch up is crazy! Being out of the picture for a week sure makes a lot of work when you are back to the grind.  I think it might just take me 2 hours to fold all the laundry piled up on my bed! lol

Thank you for your patience in getting the features to you from the party last week! You fabulous bloggers never cease to amaze me with the wonderful things you bring!

These are the posts that caught my eye! Thank you again for taking the time to link up with me! Ya'll rock :)

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Featured Sweets

Featured Recipe

Featured Gift Idea

Fabulous Service Ideas

Blogging Brilliance

Recipe Love

Miss Cindy @ Everyday Insanity has made a version of my Coconut Lime Scones!

A Handful of Everything Coconut Lime Scones

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Great Idea Thursday - 8

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Thank you so much for joining me for Great Idea Thursday's! I have had family in town for the last week and went on vacation so I am a little behind with the features.  I will have a special post up hopefully this afternoon, by the latest tomorrow with the features from last week's party! Thank you for your patience and understanding :)

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Great Idea Thursday's #8

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This is what I made this week: Lion House Zucchini Bread

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lion House Zucchini Bread

This post is part of the Sharing is Caring Father's Day Blog Hop hosted by: Life With Lovebugs and Powerful Mothering

I was having a really hard time coming up with what I wanted to make for this Father's Day Blog Hop.  Then I remembered some advice I got a long time ago: "The quickest way to a Man's heart is through his stomach!" So, I thought about the recipes that I make special for my hubby, I have a few different ones, but this is one of his most requested.  This fabulous homemade quick bread is one that his Mom has made for years and one that I have adopted for our family too.  It is always a hit and never lasts long! I hope that your Man loves this cinnamon bread as much as mine does!

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Lion House Zucchini Bread

1 cup canola oil
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups peeled and shredded raw zucchini (2 large zucchini's)
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl or Kitchen Aid, combine the oil, sugar, and eggs.  

 Beat well.  I use the small holes on a box cheese grater.  You can use the bigger ones I like the small ones because the zucchini pieces almost completely disappear then my boys don't complain about green in their bread :)

Add in the vanilla and shredded zucchini and mix well.  In a separate bowl sift the dry ingredients together: flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. 

Add the dry ingredients to the wet in two additions and blend until all the flour is combined.

Pour the batter into 2 greased loaf pans.  

Bake for about 60 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center of the loaf pulls out clean.  Let cool in the pans for about 10-15 minutes. 

Then remove to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.  

Or slice with a bread knife and wonder what happened to the bread you just made!

After 5 minutes this was the only slice left.  I had to hide the 2nd loaf for breakfast the next morning. I'm lucky I got a piece!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Great Idea Thursday's - 7

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Great Idea Thursday's - 7

I was so thrilled with the party last week! 60 fabulous links! Wohoo :) Ya'll are awesome! Thank you so much for coming to party with me. There were so many wonderful things you brought, here are some of my favorites!


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Featured Sweet

Marie @ Lets Pour Tea

Featured Craft

Recipe Collection

Sinful Treat

Lauren @ Six Sisters Stuff 

Featured Recipe

Cindy @ Everyday Insanity  

Featured Kids Activities

5 ladies @ Potlucks on The Porch  

Featured Sewing DIY

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do

Kids Sports Love

Heather @ Mama Dish 

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This is What I've been working on this week:

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