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Tammy Litke is a Dallas blogger, blogging since 2008.  She loves to watch movies, play video games, spend time in the kitchen, and travel.  Between recipes and reviews you'll find many helpful and some just plain funny posts on her blog. Welcome, pull up a chair and stay for a while!

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Saturday
Dec202014

Tres Leches Peaches & Cream Drink

I had planned to have a Girls' Night In back before Thanksgiving, but things just didn't work out.  It's such a busy time of the year for everyone, between those who were traveling for the holiday, other events and sick children, I decided to postpone it for another time.  That however left me with a large bottle of Wineheart Tres Leches and a bottle of Peach Schnapps, which I was planning to make drinks with.

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Friday
Dec192014

The All-New Ford F-150

For 2015 the all-new F-150 is completely redesigned – establishing a new standard for full-size pickups by bringing together improved capability and efficiency, along with cutting-edge smart vehicle technology.

The scope of innovation reaches beyond the truck’s overall design with a new approach to how it is built, which Ford’s “Building the Future of Tough” video illustrates. 

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Friday
Dec192014

The Holidays Are Calling...Why Not Answer Them with Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web

Christmas is a time for family and friends to celebrate together.  Unfortunately for many, including ourselves, distance keeps us from doing that physically.  There haven't been many Christmases in the past 15 years since we moved to the United States that we've had the opportunity to spend it with family.  But all of that has changed with Walmart Best Plans, because with Unlimited Talk, Text & Data/Web, and our Extras Pack we can connect with friends and family all over North America.

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Thursday
Dec182014

New "Try and Keep Up" Streetwear

Some days I feel like I am so ahead of the pack (not often, just some days, lol!).  I'll be talking to my husband and spouting off things, and he'll stop me and say "HUH?!"  And I respond sort of sarcastically (and sort of seriously!) "TRY AND KEEP UP."

As we all Try And Keep Up ® (TAKU) in today’s fast-moving, globally aware times, some of you may enjoy sporting an all-new attitude of multiculturalism that’s hitting the streetwear circuit from TAKU. 

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Wednesday
Dec172014

Bringing Texas Home for Christmas with #MarketStreetTX

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I can't believe Christmas is only a week away.  We're starting to wrap things up (both literally and figuratively) for the big day.  Last Sunday I got together with some friends for an afternoon of crafting where we were still making Christmas decorations to brighten up our homes.  Most of them have college aged children that were making their way home for Christmas, and the resounding chorus around the table was that they couldn't wait to get home to TEXAS!

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Wednesday
Dec172014

Candied Pumpkin Pie | Add a Homemade Touch with Marie Callender's

If I'm going to be honest one of the things I like best about the holidays is the food, especially pie.  Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie...I want..  All. The. Pies.  Here comes a moment of truth though..I'm not so good at making pies myself.  I've tried.  Numerous times.  The crust is never as flaky as I think I should be.  The filling never as dense or as flavorful.  The perfect pie from scratch, I'm of the opinion that it will take me years to master that, and I want the perfect pie...NOW!  Plus this year with our daughter being away at college, I don't want to be spending all my time in the kitchen baking - I want to spend it with her while she's home for break!

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Texas Themed Products for Holiday Gifts

Okay I know there are some of you that still haven't finished their Christmas shopping (or started for that matter)!  I don't know about you but I really like getting gifts that are tailored to me or have special meaning. 

And it's even more awesome if said gift has a Texas theme to it!  Let me tell you - even though I've only lived in Texas for 17 months... I should have been born here!  Sometimes it's a little hard for me to come up with gift ideas for my nieces, especially the ones in their teens.  But I know I can always get them a t-shirt or a tote bag and they will love it.

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Romano's Macaroni Grill Restaurant Romano's Kitchen Counter Holiday Coupon Deal

Whether you're looking for a quick lunch break during your Christmas shopping or anticipating the need to be a little lighter on your wallet once the shopping is done ,  one of the best lunch deals in town right now has got to be at Macaroni Grill's Romano's Kitchen Counter.  If you're looking for ways to save time and money, that's where you're going to find it.

Restaurant outings can be expensive, but Roman's Kitchen Counter wants to show you that it doesn't have to be!  Serving between the hours of 11 AM to 4 PM at Macaroni Grill locations, Romano's Kitchen Counter offers $7 Menu items delivered in just 7 minutes...or it's free! 

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Review: Joy Sprouts | Free iOS/iPad App

imageIt's no surprise to anyone that we used technology a lot in our home to teach our daughter.   Before there were tablets and smartphones, back in the late 90s when she was a toddler, she was busy pounding away at a computer keyboard playing edutainment software unknowingly learning letters and numbers.  Now parents can take electronic educational learning on the go with them, and Joy Sprouts is a free iOS/iPad app for preschoolers that will have them playing and learning at the same time.

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Monday
Dec152014

Christmas Morning Breakfast Idea: Eggs in a Nest

Christmas morning is almost here!  I don't know about you but by the time that morning rolls around I'm a little tired of all the cooking and baking :)  So I put my husband in charge of Christmas morning breakfast.  I mean I help a little by providing him leftover potatoes, but other than that, I sit back, relax and enjoy the Santa Claus parade on TV and let him sweat over the stove top that morning!

My husband doesn't cook much at all, but making eggs - that he's really good at.  Every Saturday morning when he was younger, he took the leftover potatoes from dinner earlier in the week and made his own fried hashbrowns and then broke an egg over them which he then covered and steam cooked.

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Monday
Dec152014

Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Mocha Tarts 

Without question, chocolate chips are at the top of most bakers' lists of favorite ingredients!

125 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes features incredibly creative recipes for everything from cakes and pies to breads, puddings, bars, squares and muffins to beverages and sauces.  And it goes without saying that no cookbook on chocolate chips would be complete without cookie ideas.

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Sunday
Dec142014

Pay It Forward With Taco Cabana + Giveaway

Giving is better than receiving, right?!  Well Taco Cabana thinks so!  And in the spirit of the holiday season they are giving out some Be Our Guest cards for a free meal up to $5.99! 

They sent some my way (thank you, Taco Cabana!!) so my hubby and I can grab some lunch one day, and they're offering 5 of my readers the chance to win (2) Be Our Guest cards as well, so you and someone you care for can have a meal on them!  How awesome is that?!

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Sunday
Dec142014

Brr! It's Cold Out. Warm Up With Hot Fashion From Donna Degnan.

As the season grows chillier, I look for softer clothes that can go from day to night, especially when the holidays roll around. 

So I'm bashing the winter blues with this oh so fashionable mixed fabric color block top from Donna Degnan.  Talk about about effortless chic!  Paired with a short black skirt, black tights, a pair of high black boots, and a simple statement necklace, I'm ready for both a day out shopping with the ladies or a night out on the town with my spouse.

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Saturday
Dec132014

Caramel Krisps Recipe | Inspired by Best Of Bridge Holiday Classics

Caramel KrispsSince 1975, the Best of Bridge "Ladies," as their children have named them, have been developing recipes that are easy to understand, written with a sense of humor and guaranteed to work.  Not surprisingly, given their motto - "simple recipes with gourmet results" - over the course of four decades, they have cooked up countless treats that are perfect for sharing with family and friends when it's time for a celebration.

Best of Bridge Holiday Classics: 225 Recipes for Special Occasions focuses on recipes that will meet all of your holiday entertaining needs. 

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Friday
Dec122014

Dolphin Tale 2 Arrives onto Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD In Time for the Holidays

Believe in the spirit of friendship, the strength of family and the power of hope - the perfect Family Movie Night movie in time for the holidays is now on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment - Dolphin Tale 2.

The inspiring true story of Winter isn't over.  Several years after receiving a prosthetic tail, Winter loses her surrogate mother, leaving her alone, grieving and unwillling to engage with anyone, even her best human friend, Sawyer.  Worse, she may have to be moved from her home at the aquarium due to regualtions requiring dolphins to be paired.

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