Wednesday, April 29, 2015


I just opened my ETSY shop. It's very bare minimum because the main one I wanted to add was the Eagle Scout Court of Honor listing. I'm still working on the shop and uploading more files.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Smiley360 Purina One

Smiley360 is sending me a voucher for a FREE bag of Purina One dog food for my dog to try out! Thanks so much!

Temporary Changes

To my wonderful readers and friends,

I am temporarily changing around a few handouts, posts, and other items on the website for personal reasons. I hope you bear with me for the duration of time it takes me to make these changes. My blog will not be a full fledged public blog either. Sorry. I hope you understand. Please contact me on a post or contact link to let me know if you'd like to be added to the website as a reader and I will add you. Thanks so much! I hope all of this clears up soon...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Smiley360 - SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes

In my Smiley360 Kit, I received two samples of SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes: one Share pack & one Single pack!

"Introducing SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes, a new mouthwatering chewy licorice rope with the electrifying flavor fusion of sweet and tart.

You're probably familiar with another roped candy--Twizzlers. How does the flavor experience of SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes compare? Use the Sharing Tools below to share your opinion and rope friends in with the unique SweeTARTS flavor!"
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I have to say that I tried these and LOVED them. That's right! I love them. They are so juicy! Willy Wonka and SweeTarts did a great job with these! 

Thanks Smiley360 for giving me the opportunity to try them out for FREE!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Smiley360 - Introduces SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes

Think Twizzlers merged with SweeTARTS! I can't wait to receive my Smiley Kit with free samples from Smiley360. Click here to learn more about Smiley360 and the SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes. Sign up so that you too can receive free samples and Smiley Kits!

UPDATED 3/20/15
I have to say that I tried these and LOVED them. That's right! I love them. They are so juicy! Willy Wonka and SweeTarts did a great job with these! 

Thanks Smiley360 for giving me the opportunity to try them out for FREE!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

February 2015 RS VT handout

I have evaluated my activity on the blog and I just wanted to let y'all know that I know I suck at blogging. Seriously. I make all of these resolutions and goals, but life just gets all up in the way. I'm still trying to maintain myself here and even increase my blog posts. I have soooooooo many crafts, homeschool projects, and recipes all ready to be blogged about. I just need to use some of that so-called spare time that's floating around (haven't found any of it yet).

Okay enough blabbing about me. Here's the Visiting Teaching handout that I made for you!

It's 4x6.
I hope this helps some of you out with your Visiting Teaching (or even handouts for class lessons).

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 RS VT Handout

Wow! Can you believe it is already 2015? I am just amazed at how fast time flies when you get older. I understand why people say you are over the hill. The hike up the hill is short and slow, but as soon as you step off the top to go back down it's like an avalanche. It happens so fast that you don't even know what happened. Yep, I'm getting up there in age. Sad thing is that my body and bones are much older than my actual age (due to medicines and all kinds of other medical mumbo jumbo).

So here is the unveiling of the first handout of 2015. It's rather simple, but still bright and beautiful. I want my life to be the same way this year.

*******EDITED 1/8/15*******
I added who stated the quote and I'm so sorry to say that I don't think it's in January's RS Visiting Teaching message. It's a great quote nonetheless, but it must have been one of those late - can't sleep or see straight - I'm not feeling well nights. Anyway, here is the updated version and I'll add a REAL January VT handout as soon as I'm finished with some birthday invitations and such. - Beckie



Saturday, December 27, 2014

December 2014 RS VT Handouts

You could say that I have been a huge slacker, but I really have wanted to create these and post all kinds of "stuff" that's been going on in our lives. I do know that you wouldn't want to hear about my food poisoning and ill / down times. This seems to happen a lot during the winter and the summer and just about all year long. ;0) I tried to pick one, but it's too difficult to choose. The summer has its heat and blazing sun, which both drain the energy like a Flowbe sucking up my hair as a child. Then, the winter has its bitter down to the marrow of my bones cold that causes the aching, creaking, and swelling to flare. Oh, and then there's stress... but I won't go off on that one. Let's get back on topic instead!

Here are two December handouts. There's nothing like procrastination! And for you procrastinators out there, Procrastinators UNITE!! (There should be some kind of He-man or She-ra power surge when I say that!) Here are the VT handouts that are perfect for my Procrasty-friends:

I really hope these help! Thanks for letting me share these with y'all!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Two of My Favorite Sandwiches

Oh how I love food!
Let me count the calories...

These are so simple that it's crazy.

Two of my favorite sandwiches are:

Maynana - Blue Plate Mayonnaise and sliced bananas. Mmmmmm. Kinda Elvis-y here. The name sounds like it too. If you are really feeling crazy, add some peanut butter to the other piece of bread! Then, it'll be a peanut butter, mayo, and nanner sandwich. Don't hate. It's really good. Try it before you scrunch up your nose.

Then, there's PB & J w/ C.  
Soft fluffy bread with Jif peanut butter on one side, Welch's grape jelly on the other side, and stuffed full of Lays Original chips in between. Yes, about 3 or 4 layers of chips. Then, close the sandwich. Press down and listen as your sandwich says, "Eat me! Eat me!" with every crunch of the chips. Yum Yum Yummy Yumsters!

I would have posted pictures of the PB & J w/ C sandwich, but I ate it as quickly as I made it. In fact, I ate 1-1/2 and had to pull myself away from the rest. I am about to run into the kitchen to put everything up before I have time to think about another sandwich.

Too late.

I would have the kiddos do it, but the peanut butter and jelly would probably end up in their rooms. Not kidding.

Try them and let me know what you think.