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Welcome

Huddlenet.com has been on the Internet since 1999. It is a family website with crafts, recipes, tips, printables and old fashioned fun.

Our website has grown and changed numerous times with the goal being to provide fun and smiles. Enjoy your visit and play with our toys – we don’t mind sharing!

See those children ? That’s our kids!

They range in age from 15 to 29. There are now three grand-children even – all girls! There is another granddaughter on the way in October!

Inspirational Quote - A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt | #Inspiration #StrongWomen #Quotes | Huddlenet.com

A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Pinterest Tips and Tricks - Descriptions, images and more | #PinterestHelp #PinterestTips | Huddlenet.com

Pinterest Tips & Tricks for Bloggers

Grab a cuppa and get settled in. We’ve got ten amazing Pinterest Tips & Tricks for you to review. Whether you’re a new blogger on the Pinterest scene or an old-hand, there’s something for everyone.

Social media is an ever-evolving business. One day images should be ‘this size’ and the next day they’ve changed. Keeping track of those changes is a full-time business. We’ll do our best to keep this page up-to-date. So perhaps you should go ahead and pin it now!

The ten tips we’ve listed should help your blog get on the Pinterest map. Our tips include help for images, descriptions, creating a brand, buttons and more.

Free Online Character and Word Counter - Fast, easy word and character counting. Ideal for twitter, SMS messages, essays, posts and many other applications. |#BlogResources #Words #Free | Huddlenet.com

Online Word and Character Counter

This free online word and character counter is useful for your tweets, posts, sms messages, as well as a many other applications. Please feel free to use this tool to count the number of letters or characters in your document(s). Students will find this useful for essays and reports.

Many websites and applications have a limit on the number of characters that you should you use. Below our word and character counter we have listed many of those limits.

Inspirational Quote - You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. -Winston Churchill | Huddlenet.com

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill

Mommy and Daddy Timeouts: Things to do alone, Things to do together & Ways to get it done!

July Update & Parent Time Alone

Summer vacation is already over in the Huddle household for our youngest, Megan. She started band camp on July 14th, was ready to quit on July 15th and was good as new on the 16th. Band camp lasts one more week and then there are endless evening and weekend practices, performances, contests.

Last week I did a guest post on A TIPical Day. I wrote about the importance of Mommy & Daddy Timeouts. Things to do alone, together and how to make it happen. I hope you’ll give it a visit!

Strawberry Marble Cake is a moist, easy cake to make that tastes like a little bit of strawberry heaven! | #Strawberries #Cake #Easy #Dessert #Recipes | http://huddlenet.com

Strawberry Marble Cake – An Easy Dessert

Band camp start on Monday and we’ve already had tears, injuries and whining. Yeah, it’s a blast! Both my husband and I volunteer in a variety of ways. One thing I help with is “feeding the band” which consists of 240 band members and staff. It’s a crazy challenge that I adore.

As you can imagine, EASY is the name of the game right now for our own cooking. Easy lunches, dinners and desserts! The wonderful thing is, my very favorite cake is simple & easy. Strawberry Marble Cake is even kid friendly. Your younger chefs would love helping to poke the holes and splash in the jello.

This particular recipe came from my Aunt Cheri several dozens of years ago. I’m not even certain if she knows how much I love it! Maybe I need to jot off a not to her!

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. - Glen Turner | Huddlenet.com

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. – Glen Turner

Stop Counting to 3 & Start Teach Responsibility | Reasons why you shouldn't count to three with an alternative way to get your child to behave. | #Children #Parenting #Behavior |Huddlenet.com

Stop Counting to 3 & Start Teaching Responsibility

When it comes to parenting, we all have our opinions. Spanking vs. No Spanking. Co-sleeping vs. Crying it out. Cloth vs. Disposable. Formula vs. Breast. Yeah, there’s a lot of decisions to make and wade though.

One seemingly innocent parenting skill, is to count to three. The purpose of which is that if your child doesn’t respond within that count, an appropriate punishment would be handed out. Unfortunately, there is one major pitfall to this method plus a scary possibility. Let’s start with the pitfall.

We all know that before the age of five, children absorb and learn faster and easier than at any age. Repetition and patterns teach us better than anything else. Ever watched a children’s educational program? They repeat the same numbers, letters, colors, etc. over and over throughout the same program because it helps it to stick.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. - Chinese Proverb - Huddlenet.com

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. – Chinese Proverb

Bacon Ranch Pasta | Creamy ranch goodness with bacon and tomato! | Huddlenet.com

Bacon Ranch Pasta – A Mouthwatering Salad

Let’s face it, there are few people who don’t like ranch, bacon or pasta. So what happens when you add them all together? Yeah, that’s right. You get a mouth explosion of goodness!

When I make Bacon Ranch Pasta for cookouts or potlucks, someone is always asking for the recipe. Oh and I have to make extra for a certain lady at my husband’s work! Those are the kind of compliments that I like receiving.

Nature Walking - June 2014 | Flowers, Animals, Fish and more! | Huddlenet.com

Nature Walking in June of 2014

At the end of May I started getting exercise. Not just “more” exercise but “some” exercise! For the last several years I’ve been really good at holding my computer chair in place. All that that has accomplished is to make me severely out of shape and unhealthy.

I began with water aerobics for an hour and within a week I added walking for a half hour. I’m now walking about 1.7 miles a day and I hope to increase it to 2.5 by the end of July. Being very obese, walking isn’t very easy or enjoyable.

In order to make walking a little more palatable, I challenge myself to find one interesting or beautiful picture. Sometimes I find several in one day. Sometimes I find weird things that I doubt anyone else would be interested in.

Presidential Funny Quotes such as '“The caribou love it. They rub against it and they have babies. There are more caribou in Alaska than you can shake a stick at. - George Bush, on the Alaska pipeline | Laugh with Us - Huddlenet.com

Funny Presidential Quotes

Rather than give you jokes about our presidents (most of which are quite tasteless) we’re giving you some humorous quotes by our presidents.
They’ve said some interesting, witty and downright eyebrow raising statements. It doesn’t matter whether you’re Democrat or Republican, there is something for everyone!

Mrs. Huddle finds this quote particularly humorous:
“The caribou love it. They rub against it and they have babies. There are more caribou in Alaska than you can shake a stick at.”
-George Bush, on the Alaska pipeline