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45/365.2011 {Happy Valentine’s Day!}

Yay! So excited to post my conversation hearts! I just love these and they’re so fun to take pictures of. Silly, I know.

45/365.2011 {Happy Valentine's Day!}

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Show Us Your Life {Thanksgiving Recipes: Praline Sweet Potatoes}

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

Food, food, and goodies

3 cups of mashed sweet potatoes
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine, melted
dash of cinnamon

Food, food, and goodies

1/2 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup margarine – slightly softened

Food, food, and goodies

I start by putting sweet potatoes in food processor to ensure there’s no big chunks of potatoes.
Mix together with other ingredients.
Pour in 8×12 or 9×13 inch casserole dish after spraying non-stick spray to ensure easy clean up.

For topping:
Mix together pecans, sugar, & flour until mixed well then add in butter and stir.
Sprinkle on top.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Food, food, and goodies

Originally Posted 5/25/2006

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Friday’s Favorite: Restaurant Nutrition App

by: Foundation HealthCare Network
Category: Healthcare & Fitness
Released: August 2008
Size: 1.1 MB

I love this app. This is great for those of us who are trying to make better choices when we have no other choice but to east fast food. Of course, since I have an iPod and can’t access it when I’m out I have to do where I have free wifi. Regardless I find this very useful and informative. Below you can see the information that it gives you for the item you’re trying to look up.

Here it shows the screen which is so awesome. It enables you to do a search. So say your going out for dinner and know you should only be eating 500 calories, just type that in and it will narrow down your choices for you! Love that...

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Halloween Festivities

Here’s a pic of the boys on our Trick or Treating night, which was moved to Thursday due to football. Yah, Football reigns here, so much they move Halloween to a school night!

Halloween 2009

Friday night we went to campus for the Annual Pumpkin Carving

Halloween 2009 - SO love this!

Halloween 2009 - Awesome!

Halloween 2009 - this was Amazing!

Halloween 2009 - Michael Jackson

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Mummy Magnet {Halloween}

Mummy Pin/Magnet

Makes: 1
Making Time: 10-20 minutes depending on age

Wooden ice cream spoon
White glue
2 googly eyes
1 magnet (or instead of making a magnet you can use a safety pin if you prefer to show it off with your favorite Halloween shirt)
5-6 White Jersey potholder loops or 1 old white shoe lace

Mummy Pin/Magnet


1. Cut each loop one time, so that it is no longer a loop.

Mummy Pin/Magnet

2. Spread glue on both sides of spoon.
Mummy Pin/Magnet


3. After getting one end of loop to stick, wrap entire spoon with white loops. I found that the pot holder loops work much better than the shoe lace. Looks more ‘real’ too.

Mummy Pin/Magnet

4. Determine which side will be the front. The side that will be your back is where you can tuck loose ends in so they’re not sticking out.

Mummy Pin/Magnet

5. Separate the at the top and glue on eyes.
Mummy Pin/Magnet

Mummy Pin/Magnet

Mummy Pin/Magnet


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Show Us Your Life (Halloween Costumes)

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

For Kelly’s Show Us Your Life entry, I’m posting my kids’ pictures. I would at some point like to go through all my old pics and see if I can find pictures from my childhood Halloweens and scan them in. Maybe I’ll have that done by next Halloween…

Halloween 2009

2008 – Didn’t get pictures! Monkey Boy was a giraffe again (I think) and TV Boy decided he was too old!

Halloween 2007

Halloween 2006

Halloween 2005

Monkey Boy's 1st Halloween {lil' Pumpkin}

TV Boy and his BFF on Halloween {Scream & Dracula}

TV Boy on Halloween {Power Ranger}

TV Boy on Halloween {batman}

Halloween 2001

School-made costume
TV Boy on Halloween {lil' bug}

TV Boy on Halloween {bear}

School-made costume
School-made Pumpkin!

1999 – I’m not sure what happened this year. I can’t find pictures and I’m thinking I don’t have any. I think this might have been the year Rob and I were in the mountains while TV Boy hung out with his great grandparents.

TV Boy's first Halloween {cow}

Sorry for the lack of quality of several of these pics...

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Candy Scarecrows {Halloween}

I made these back in 2005 for TV Boy’s class at day care. They’re really cute, fun, and easy to make. Great little treat to send to school, have your family make for fun, or do with your class.

Halloween 2005

Makes: 1 Scarecrow

White glue
2 googly eyes
1 small box of Junior Mints
2 short Tootsie rolls
2 smarties stick packages or long Tootsie rolls
1 sucker (I used Tootsie Pops or Blow Pops)
1 three to four inch piece of Raffi
1 five to six inch piece of Raffi
1 permanent marker

1. Glue arms (short tootsie rolls) to sides of Jr. Mints
2. Glue lets (long tootsie rolls or Smarties) to bottom of Jr. Mints
3. Glue large sucker to top of Jr. Mints box
4. Wrap the short piece of raffi around neck of sucker
5. Glue 2 ends of longer piece of raffi to the back of Jr. Mints box

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Show Us Your Life {Fall Decorations}

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

This year is the first year of decorated for fall in several years. I love decorating for fall. It’s nothing major or extravagant. I love mums and pumpkins, but you won’t see those this year due to lack of funds. We will carve a pumpkin, but haven’t done that yet. I also love pumpkin spice candles in the fall. MMmmmmm….

Most of my Fall/Halloween decorations were gifts from past students. I also used to love to go to Big Lots and find little knick-knacks too. I have some great ideas for Fall/Halloween decorations and recipes. I’m hoping to go next week and find some good deals on the materials I need to make them. Stay tuned as I will be posting them next week.

I made that pumpkin on the right.
Halloween Decor

Halloween Decor

Halloween Decor

I love candy corn! I like looking at it more than eating it...

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Jonny Diaz {Giveaway!}

Not sure if you’ve heard Jonny Diaz‘s music, but it is relaxing and inspiring. His music is acoustic, Christian, pop, which lends itself to folks of many different tastes. You can watch a video from his newest CD here.

A couple top hits on his newest album, More Beautiful You, are:
More Beautiful You
Love Like You Loved

Cool fact about Jonny: One of his brothers is Matt Diaz of the Braves!

So now for the giveaway…Just leave a comment! :)
On Oct. 24 I’ll do a drawing of everyone. We’ll give away 5 CDs!

Original post on 10/9/2009

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What’s in a Name?


Writing Assignment:
3.) How did you parents choose your name? What does it mean? What would you change your name to if you could? (inspired by Mama’s Losin It)
This writing assignment was difficult to choose. I could have written about almost all of them! I chose to write about my name. I don’t use my name on here too much. I’m going to put it here now, but since google is so smart I’m adding stars to trick google up!

L*y*s*h*a pronounced Lee-sha.

My mom had actually decided to name me Miranda, but my Dad’s grandmother and my Mom were very close and one day was talking with my great Grandmother (who we called Great-Great). Great-Great mentioned that she had a name for me that she would like her to think about and it was Leesha...

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