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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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Friday
Jan302015

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Soft Tacos

slow cooker korean beef soft tacosI have one more good slow cooker recipe to share today this one is cuisine fusion.  Korean Beef with Soft Tacos.  The recipe was adapted slightly from a Family Fun magazine feature by Stephanie O'Dea - you may know her better as the lady who blogged about using her slow cooker for a whole year!   A good many of my slow cooker inspirations come from her site.

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Thursday
Jan292015

Slow Cooker Cranberry-Apple Pork Loin

slow cooker cranberry-apple pork loin

I was a little apprehensive about serving this recipe to my family, because it has some strong flavors that they aren't particularly keen on.  However, it went over really well, and the pork was so tender...it was kind of hard to slice!

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Wednesday
Jan282015

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Chowder

slow cooker cheesy potato chowder

One of the things I've noticed when going through my blog analytics is that you all love Slow Cooker recipes.  I had a few on the back burner that I have been wanting to make and they came out really well.  So, I'm going to share them with you!

Today's is one with just a bit of peeling & chopping prep.  It makes a huge batch of soup that your family will want seconds of on a cold winter night.

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Tuesday
Jan272015

Find 50%+ Off Coupons Only at Verified.Codes

Everyone who knows me well, knows that I can sniff out bargains like they have peromones that call out to me!  While I used to love shopping from morning until supper time, these days I find myself usually only going to the store when I actually need something.  Truth be told, I really prefer shopping in my pjs :)  But I don't want to sacrifice price for the convenience of not leaving my home. 

That's why I'm glad I found out about Verified Codes.

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Monday
Jan262015

Valentine's Day Bento Lunch

I heart lunch valentines day bento

Just recently I was sent a Rove 7-Piece Laptop Iced Bento Lunch Box and I love it!  It comes with a molded ice pack that attaches to the lid along with a fork & spoon, a removable bento insert and the top of the lid has a handle for easy carrying.  It all closes up nice and secure (which means if kids are using it they may need a little help getting it open) so nothing spills out if you use the inside bento lid.  I thought it would be fun to make a Valentine's Day themed lunch and share it in the post.  I even took some vinyl and cut out an "I ♥︎ Lunch" phrase to put on the Rove Bento Box, and I love it...and I love lunch!

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Sunday
Jan252015

Mickey Mouse Jello Treat Recipe

Like many of yours, our family is a big fan of Disney.  Our family vacations have revolved around their parks and the Disney Cruise Line for the last 21 years, starting with our honeymoon.  So it was with great excitement when I learned that I get to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration next month!  Disney Parks & MomSelect sent me a whole box of goodies to get my party started and I know the moms and kids who come are going to have a great morning.

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Saturday
Jan242015

Easy and Affordable Cookies & Cream Fudge Recipe

homemade cookies and cream fudge

Everyone's favorite chocolate sandwich cookies are a part of this easy and affordable homemade fudge treat.

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Saturday
Jan242015

DFW Winter Boat Expo

Living up North for most of my life, I have to tell you there is something magical about now living in a place where in December you can drive on a bridge, over a lake and when you look out, there are boats everywhere. 

While there are still some nippy days here in North Texas where winter doesn't necessarily equate to boating season, spring arrives quickly, the temperatures soar and getting on the lake in boats is what Texans do!  (and you thought we only rode horses!)  It may come as a surprise to learn that Texas is the No. 2 boat state in the country, behind Minnesota.

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Friday
Jan232015

Countdown to Valentine's Day with Market Street!

After 20 years of marriage, I know that when it comes to Valentine's Day a couple can get a little passive about it.

We're taking a study on marriage right now in our small group, and so it encouraged me to come up with some ideas to put on a Countdown to Valentine's Day calendar.  Nothing on it is expensive, many of the 'hints' I put on it are for things that are just ordinary with a loving sentiment.

It's really easy for you to put one of these together for your spouse.  All you need is a calendar, some extra paper or wrapped paper hearts and your imagination :)

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Thursday
Jan222015

Made in USA Gift Idea for Wine Lovers for Valentine's Day

I don't think it's a secret that I'm a fan of wine ;)  I certainly never complain when someone gifts me with a bottle or anything that has to do with it either. 

So here are three made in America gift ideas for the wine lover for Valentine's Day.

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Valentine Straw Sippers - Free Silhouette File & PDF Printable

Sweet Sippers for Valentine's DayAdding a card stock tag to a crazy or heart shaped straw is another alternative to giving out candy Valentines.  I found the straws 6/$1 at Dollar Tree.

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Nebraska Furniture Mart's New Store in DFW Opening Spring of 2015

As part of my blog I get many great opportunities to attend local events of interest.  Last week I had the chance to experience walking through the new Nebraska Furniture Mart that is opening this Spring in The Colony, TX,  as part of a VIP Blogger event.

Being from South Dakota originally I was already familiar with Nebraska Furniture Mart.  It was a regular thing for the folks in our area to make the drive to Omaha to shop there!

The North Texas Nebraska Furniture Mart is the largest furniture store in the United States!

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Tuesday
Jan202015

U R A Winner Valentine - Free Silhouette Files and Printable PDF

I know a lot of parents don't want to give out more candy on Valentine's Day and would like to have their children hand out alternative sentiments to their friends.  The other day I had one for a pencil and note pad, and today I have one for a game Valentine.

Valentine themed mini erasers serve as a stand-in for X's and O's in this tic-tac-toe game.

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Monday
Jan192015

Make Your Own Pyramid Treat Pouches - Free Printable

Pyramid Treat Pouch

If you're looking for an idea to put together small school treats or birthday goodies, here is a fun way to package them up.

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Sunday
Jan182015

You're the Write Stuff Valentine - Free Silhouette File & Printable

Free Silhouette File & Printable PDFIf you're looking for alternatives to candy for Valentine's this year, this cute pairing of pencil and notepad is a great option.  I purchased the pencils 6 for $1.00 and the mini composition books 3 for $1.00 at Dollar Tree. 

I have both a Silhouette V3 File for those with a Portrait or Cameo as well as a PDF to print and cut if you don't and want to just do them by hand. 

For each set all you need is some colored card stock and some tape in addition to the pencil and notebook. 

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