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Scrapbooking Made Easier and October Free Treat for YOU!!

I started scrapbooking many, many years ago and loved it.  I have priceless books that mean so much to me and my family.  I have tons of  cute paper, cool punches, stamps, all that fun stuff and where is it??  Packed up in boxes.  When I want to scrapbook I have to drag it all out and then put it back away.  Right now that takes too much time and energy that I do not have! So sadly I haven't scrapbooked in years.  You can imagine my excitement when My Memories contacted me and showed me this...... MyMemories Suite v4 Scrapbooking Software and So Much More... create - print - share MyMemories Suite v4 is a fun and easy way to create scrapbooks, photobooks and more. This award winning software will help you create beautiful albums, projects, and custom gifts in a matter of minutes. Create Photobooks MyMemories Suite will help you create your beautiful pages from scratch or you can build an entire album using one of the many professionally-designed templates prov

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pretzels

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pretzels I came across these cute little things and I know I had to make them. My mom and I made these two nights ago. I hate to report to that you that they ARE as easy as them look and totally worth it. My co-workers loved them!  1 bag of white chocolate  bag of pretzels orange food coloring (mix red and orange) green M&M's We used a double burner to melt our chocolate. We added some sweet condensed milk in order to get the right consistency. Then add the food coloring till you get the right color. (I almost wish I would of went a darker orange)  I used tongs to dip my pretzels in the chocolate then I placed them on parchment paper. Then stick your green M&M's on the pretzel. We sat them in the fridge over night. They were perfect! Hope you enjoy this cute fall treat! ( I know I did ALL too much) XOXO -TAYLER

LunaTagz a New Way to Keep Your Family Safe the Halloween and a Giveaway

Let's face it kids LOVE Halloween.  It always gets really dark before the Trick or Treating really gets started.  Halloween is HUGE is my neighborhood.  It is packed.  People drive to our neighborhood to bring their kids to trick or treat.  Is it hard to see the kids....YES!! In fact I was almost hit by a car last Halloween as I walked the neighborhood with my children.   That is why I was so excited to hear about  LunaTagz.   Not only is it the perfect product for Halloween it will be great for kids, nighttime runners/walkers and pet lovers. LunaTagz genuine 3M™ Scotchlite™ Special Halloween reflective patches reflect light from over 1000 feet away. I received the two samples seen above.  Before I tried them out on my kids I put them to my own test..  First in my dark garage.. Added some direct light such as headlights (in this case my camera flash) and WOW!!! Pretty cool!! As a runner I always wear black bottoms.  Not smart at night so this product is perfect for m

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Fingers

Bacon and cheese are both huge weaknesses of mine.  So when I saw this recipe I had to try it out. It had delicious flavor.  The coating was a bit hard to get to stick.  Make sure your bacon is finely chopped, your cheese is finely shredded and you are careful when you turn the chicken. I doubled the recipe. It had great flavor and my family loved it! I will be making it again. Bacon Cheddar Chicken Fingers from bettycrocker.com 2/3 cup  Bisquick                         1/2  cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese                         1/4   cup cooked real bacon bits or pieces (chopped fine)                   1/2   teaspoon  garlic salt                         1/2   teaspoon paprika                         3  boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips                         1   egg, slightly beaten                        

Idaho Style Finger Steaks

  There was a time in my life that we deep fat fried all the time.  Now due to many different reasons I really don't like to deep fat fry things and very rarely do it.  My family had been bugging me for finger steaks.  I mentioned trying them baked this time...my family instantly glared at me and insisted that would not be good.  So I obliged and they were delicious!! I won't deep fry often but this is one thing I will keep doing because we only eat it once in a great while.  The rumor is that Finger Steaks originally started in Idaho (my home state) so how could I not try this recipe out.  It was similar to what my mother in law makes.  Recipe is a definite keeper also!!  Idaho Style Finger Steaks   from The Cooking Channel 1 pound boneless beef sirloin or cube steak (1/2-inch thick) 2 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 4 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 2 teaspoons garlic salt 2 teaspoons dry mustard 2 teaspoons sweet paprika