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Today I want to share my front porch with you. My accessories have both complimenting and contrasting colors in them. I wanted them to work with my house color (Cabot exterior latex stain in Spruce Blue.) and not clash.

Glass Insulator Lights

Glass Insulator Lights
Today, I thought I would share with you some of the lights what we installed in our new house! 

Carrot Orange Bread

Carrot Orange Bread with Orange Juice Glaze
Created a special treat today that I know you will love.  I’m calling it my Carrot Orange Bread with Orange Juice Glaze.
Even though my Peach Cobbler was a failure this week, living in Georgia: I HAVE to can peaches each year. Now, we have a ton of Summer Georgia Peaches for the next few seasons thanks to successful canning. 

Whipped Feta Dip from The Pink Recipe Box

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Sometimes I feel like the recipes I share with you guys are too simple and too fast to 
call them recipes. Today is one of those days. 

Thrifty Thursday…Glass Mushrooms for the Garden
from Artistic Endeavors Inc 101

A trip to the thrift store with my daughter yielded supplies for a quick garden project.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
from Upstate Ramblings

Slice of Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
Pizza makes an good family dinner, because it is not only quick to make it is cost effective too.  But always serving cheese pizza is boring, so I like to change it up with some different toppings.  A few weeks ago I made Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, and the family loved it!

Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe
from A Mom’s Take

Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos
While I grew up eating what I now refer to as the American version of a beef taco, I found as an adult that I much prefer the milder flavor and taste of a traditional shredded beef taco.

DIY Citrus Avocado Face Mask
from Robyn’s View

Citrus Avocado Face Mask
Avocados are rich in moisturizing oils and healthy fats that you skin will adore. When you combine avocados with the skin brightening properties of citrus, you have a face mask that can’t be beat!

DIY: Cucumber Mint Body Scrub + Free Printable Labels
from Living Frugal with Erika


I know that we all need a little relaxation from time to time, and what better way than with a DIY Scrub? Not only is this perfect for relaxing at home, it also makes a wonderful frugal gift idea! Take an afternoon and create this easy DIY Cucumber Mint Body Scrub

 Homemade Coffee Sugar Scrub
from Living Chic
I have been obsessed with Homemade Body Scrub recipes lately. I decided to whip up a Coffee Sugar scrub recipe of my own this morning. It is so easy and very inexpensive.

Funfetti Cake Bites

Funfetti Cake Bites
We love dessert at the Smith House, and though I’m obviously not a professional baker, I still enjoy whipping up some sort of sweet treat to share after dinner.

How-to: sew a soft ball
from Green Apple Colttage

soft toy ball
Another baby boy was born on the very day I posted a picture of a home made soft ball  I had sewn for my nephew. A perfect opportunity to sew another one, don’t you think? This time, I added several loops.

Lemon Blueberry Squash Bread
from Cooking with K

Lemon Blueberry Squash Bread
Have you every heard of yellow squash in a quick bread recipe?  I was first introduced to it last summer  by my daughter.  I love to bake with zucchini in bread, but never had made any with summer yellow squash.

The Last Wall in my Kitchen!!

from Debbie Dabble

Finally, I would like to share with you the last wall in my Kitchen……
And wrap up my Series on my Kitchen where I shared One Wall at a Time……

Every weekday I get an email from Short Daily Devotions, this one yesterday really touched my heart and spoke to me. I really want to share it with you today.

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Wordless Wednesday #Linkyparty

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Karren Haller Author of Oh My Heartsie Girl

Hi and Welcome, I’m Karren your host and happy that you have joined us to share your blog!

Welcome To Wordless Wednesday and not so wordless. I’m glad to have you stop by, I enjoy each of your visits and look forward to visiting your blogs, all I ask is that you would leave a comment and if you could follow one or more of my social media links and share our Wordless Wednesday with your friends.

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Im kinda shy and hate to ask, but I would love it if you would follow me on Pinterest, G+ Bloglovin and Facebook and receive the latest posts, events and updates and you can do that by being a Subscriber, you can do that at the top of the blog, here or for occasional newsletters, your choice.

I love roaming around checking out other blogs and looking for interesting things to share, this week has a bit of theme with end of summer near, I’m sorry to think that is possible, so hope that you will enjoy the talent of other bloggers this week.Featured guests

gold striped mason jar caddy   raisinguprubies.comI love Mason Jars and had to Pin these right a way, I have not see this shared anywhere and thought that it was a neat twist on making Mason Jars into something useful while at the same time very pretty.To see how Jaime made these visit Raising Up Rubies

Bottle-filled-with-sand-and-wrapped-with-twineThis is a cute twist on re using bottles with just some twine rope or a doilies dont you think? Tamie at  “One More Time” created a complete tablescape and you can see more pictures and how she made this Nautical Tablescape

six-simple-seashell-projects-via-housebyhoff.com_Here are 6 Simple Seashell Projects that I found at By “House by Hoff”
What  great way to have some fun beach deco made with some treasures from the beach to incorporate into DIY crafts.

Saved Sea Shells Summer Wreath Saved Sea Shells Summer Wreath created by B 4 Bernydene Blogspot

Bernadyn from B-4 Blogspot created this stunning wreath from seashells that her and her family gathered during the summer, amazing how using some rope paint and seashells can create a fun wreath.  I love the colors and she has a tutorial and supplies list on her blog Sea Shells Summer Wreath DIY Tutorial 

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Visit at least 2 blogs in the Linky and write a comment as they appreciate them as well. I love to visit when you link and write a comment. Tell Me What Has Inspired You This Week, something about your link your sharing.
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Thank You Honey
Vanilla Housewife
Tails from a Mother of Five
Sakura Haruka
Feed Me Dearly
Jottings From Jersey 
Dominique Goh
NYC Single Mom
Julie Jewels
No Time Mommy
Twenty Five Reasons
Twinkle In The Eye
Acts 17 Verse 28
Nana Hood Dancer
WW By David
Working Mommy Journal
A Mommas Corner of The World
Easy Green Mom
Memories By The Mile
The Healthy Mom WW
The Parent Club WW
The Be Witchen Kitchen
Come Back Momma
Posh On A Budget
The Rebels Sweetheart
Tots And Me
Maps Girl
Thank You Honey
Teach Me Tuesday
Lou Lou Wednesday Linky Party
Fine Craft Guild
*The Cat On Your Head A Happy Birthday Bailey The Cat #WW
*Comedy Plus Wednesdays Question 
*Ultimate Linky Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop, Week 18 #bloghop
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*Create With Joy Creative Art Challenges List
*Momma Lou
*Claire Justine WW 
*Mrs Tee WW

Other Fun Blogs I Have Linked up to are
* Feed Me Dearly WW Linky
* Celebrate Women WW Linky
* Easy Green Momma WW Linky
* Posh On A Budget WW Linky
* Taylor Joel WW Linky
* The World As I See It WW Linky
* Keiths Ramblings WW Linky
* No Time Mommy WW Linky
* Princess CJ WW Linky
* Tots and Me WW Linky
* The Blackhouse Studio WW Linky
* Time For A Party Fine Craft Guild
* Meatloaf and Melodrama Retro Pin Party


Don’t Like To Peel Garlic – Now It Is Easy!

How To Remove The Skins On Garlic Cloves

What don’t you like about peeling garlic, I had a few minutes and wanted to share a kitchen tip. I had seen something similar a while back on how to peel garlic but not quit like this. I am a patient person and have always just used a knife to peel garlic or smashed hit then peeled, to date the only ways I have tried, and I love using garlic in so many foods, I was excited to find a new and easy way to peel those cute little cloves of garlic.

Your not going to believe how easy it can be, I couldn’t, until now!
First break the garlic cloves open, as many as you need then choose one of 2 ways

You have two choices:
1. The first way and the way I saw it done, was by using 2 metal bowls, put the garlic cloves in, put the edges of the bowls together and shake shake shake, wala the skins will be removed. As in this video


2. But the way I am liking to do this little chore is to use a large jar, put the broken cloves of garlic in the jar and give it some good hard shakes, about 15-20 seconds, check a few times, you will see that the skins are loosening up. Continue until they are totally removed. The remainder of skin peels off easily!! There you have it!!

Have you ever heard of these or have another way to peel garlic cloves? I hadn’t until I stumbled on a video.

Hint: If you have garlic smell on your hands you can remove it by rubbing wet hands on your faucet, takes the odor right away.

Now to finish this off it would be good for me to share a recipe using garlic right, how about my Jambalaya, because I like to use lots of garlic, you can find the recipe below:

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Newbie Bloggers Learning Curves

Are You Thinking About Starting Your Own Blog?

I will cover a few ideas on what to expect when contemplating building your first blog or if you have been blogging for a short while and find you need more information.

Newbie Bloggers Learning CurvesCommon Newbie Internet Marketing Mistakes
As a newbie internet marketer, you are bound to make a few mistakes when you’re first starting out, especially since you aren’t born with internet marketing skills, though it would be cool if you were.

It’s perfectly understandable, to be expected and nothing to be ashamed of. It’s not the mistakes that make us wrong, it’s choosing not to correct them when we find out that does.

One thing you will want to keep in mind is that every successful online marketer has had to start at the beginning and learn, I did back in 2009 and knew that along the way I committed several marketing faux pas. However, I didn’t let mistakes and errors stop me, I just kept on blogging. I have always said, and have you heard this phrase, “fake it until you make it”. Random For Newbie Bloggers

Take a look at any successful internet marketer. They could be a millionaire, own several companies or be an extremely wide known and successful blogger or the top person in their direct sales or MLM business. They all have one thing in common. They were not born knowing the ins and outs of internet marketing.
It’s trial and error for all of us, including those who may be perceived as the best of the best and even now, those people are not perfect and still apt to make mistakes from time to time.

Huge success doesn’t mean that you are immune to and exempt from making mistakes ever, it means that you are good at what you do and that you correct mistakes.

People respect when you correct your mistakes, it’s the one that sweeps all mistakes under the rug and pretends like they don’t exist that most people find a problem with. This shows them that you are real and caring, not just out to gain a dollar with no regard to anyone else.

It’s truly not the end of the world if you make a mistake. All you have to do is just try your best to get on the right track the second you find or figure out that something you’re doing isn’t right. Sometimes this is a very simple task and sometimes it’s a little harder but it can be done.

That is what counts. While you’re never going to be perfect, no matter how hard you try, you do have in your possession, the ability to make changes once you find out that you are on the wrong course.

Never let pride or greed, stand in your way of doing the right thing. You’ll gain more respect and more business for the long term if you do things the right way and are known for being one of the good guys, an online marketer that can be trusted. Unfortunately greed and lack of ethics is prevalent in online marketing.

Don’t be afraid to apologize if necessary, that can go a long way in the way that others view you if they see that you aren’t scared to admit that you made a mistake and that you are more than willing to correct it.

Common mistakes of new internet marketers:
They unknowingly become spammers. They don’t set out to spam others but many new online marketers simply don’t know online etiquette, they’re super excited about their opportunity or products and they don’t realize that they can’t just message other people about their opportunity.

They don’t get how annoying this is for others and while this may be common sense for some people, it isn’t for everyone so don’t be so hard on yourself if you are doing this or have done it in the past. Sometimes new marketers make this mistake because they see others promoting their opportunities this way and they think that it’s okay.

Many newbies are sucked into bad opportunities, they see the masses promoting them in drove and they really believe that they can create a six figure income in a weekend or get an unbelievable amount of referrals in a short period of time. Many who are new to online businesses and marketing online, lack the ability to discern good opportunities from bad.

They don’t automatically think that people are trying to scam them and some desperately need to make money and so they are more easily sucked into the schemes that only pad the pockets of the scam artists. They want to succeed so bad that all caution goes to the wind.

Keep in mind the saying that if something seems to good to be true, that it most likely is. You must do due diligence before making decisions if you aren’t already familiar with a product, person or service.

It can save you plenty of money and frustration if you do a little detective work. It’s for your own protection and information about many products, services and people can easily be found online in the search engines if you look for it. You won’t easily be taken if you are well informed.

Look outside of the group of people that you see promoting whatever it is, to get an objective opinion, and if you find that it’s on the up and up, go back to whoever introduced you to the product, service or business and purchase or join through them.

DollarsBe Ready To Make Small Investments For Your Blog:
Most newbies start out believing that everything should be given to them free and they dismiss the important things that may cost like building a responsive emailing list that they can consistently use in order to connect with and they reject using self hosted blogging with a domain of their own to build a wider audience.

While, it’s true that you can make money using all free tools, it’s much harder. Your business will outgrow them if it becomes successful and as the saying goes, you truly do get what you pay for.

If your budget allows, it is best to start out with tools that will make it easier for you. If not, you can upgrade to better tools as you are able. It’s much easier to start out with some quality tools that are inexpensive if you can, a self hosted blog and email autoresponder are very affordable and will be a huge part of your business, even once you are successful.

You won’t have to transfer all of your blog posts later or switch all of your subscribers to a new email list. The time you have to spend on those tasks could be better spent on your business if you start off from the beginning with the tools that you need. Other tools and gadgets, you can add later as your business growth calls for it and your income is able to cover it.

Making some or all of these mistakes can really frustrate one who is new to marketing online and cause them to give up if their drive to create an income isn’t strong enough.

Your Investment in Time:

It can be very tiring to invest a lot of time or money into something with no return whatsoever. It doesn’t necessarily mean that your opportunity is bad or that there is no market for it, it could be a simple mistake or two, holding you back, that if corrected could help you tremendously.

Never be afraid to change for the good and as time goes on, your thoughts and feelings about marketing will change as your learn and grow. Correcting and sharing your mistakes could help the next newbie starting out.

Many who are gung ho about starting an online business don’t start out with a huge budget for training materials. In the beginning many newbies have to rely free training and searching back and forth through the search engines to find reliable answers and solutions. If you are willing to put in the legwork and adapt and upgrade as your circumstances allow in order to learn more and grow, you’ll do just fine. I wish you well!If you enjoyed this post-article please share to google+