Stacy

Stacy is the mother of 3, step-mom of 3 and grandparent of 3. She retired as a project manager for a environmental laboratory. In her spare time she volunteers with her daughter's high school band. She has been developing websites for over 15 years, both for herself and others. Cooking, sewing, reading and history are just a few of her passions. Reading about history is a double passion!

Happiness is Homemade #25

Happiness is Homemade

Welcome back for another great weekend at Happiness is Homemade Link Party! Each week we get more and more amazed at your links….keep them coming and help us spread the word about this amazing party that happens on Sunday morning!!

It’s time to link up your favorite recipes, crafts or your latest DIY projects. Find something new for yourself and make some new friends! Links are shown on 6 different blogs for maximum exposure.

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It’s Summertime! First Aid Kit Supply List & Printable

Stocking Your First Aid Kit and Printable List on Huddlenet.com

It’s summertime. A time for rolling down hills, playing in sandboxes, swinging to new heights and jumping into lakes. So much fun for everyone. No matter what age, most of us can’t wait to play. There are mountains to climb, sand castles to be built and meadows to explore.

All of these exuberant activities keep us a young at heart and provide ample opportunities for bumps, bruises, scrapes, burns, cuts, blisters, stings and so much more. It’s a wonder we actually keep going back for more! But we’re humans with natural curiosities to indulge.

Well, if we’re going to indulge ourselves, we might as well be prepared.

Thanks to the folks at Influenster I recently received a complimentary Neosporin Neo To Go! in my TLCVoxBox for product testing and review. I decided it was an excellent time to redo/update my First Aid Kit. I thought perhaps other people might have use of the useful list I put together as well.

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Avon Reversalist Complete Renewal Express

Avon Complete Renewal Express - A review from an unglamour girl

I am an “unglamorous” girl. My nails are short. My hair is short. I’m happiest in comfy shorts. In short, I like things minimal. When we are going out somewhere special, I don’t mind putting in a little more effort but only just a bit more.

This means I like to get ready quickly. Foundation, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara & blush. Nothing more, nothing less. Well that was until I received my TLCVoxBox from influenster.com.

Included inside my TLCVoxBox was a full sized package of AVON Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Wrinkle Smoother. First of all, that’s a mouth full! It is a finishing cream-to-powder that comes in a portable compact. The compact itself is pretty neat but I’m easily distracted by shiny things.

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Date Night with @Breyers Gelato

Date Night is being sponsored by Bryers Gelato!

Date Night is being sponsored by Breyers® Gelato Indulgences™! As a married couple of 16 years, the Huddles know how important it is to take a few blessed moments each day to appreciate each other. Sometimes though, you have to take a whole night. It’s so easy to do right in your own home. Here’s a few helpful tips.

I was provided this complimentary product by Influenster. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken

Slow CooSlow Cooker Roast Chicken - Finger licking and lick smacking good! It's amazingly tender & moist and cooks while you go about your day. #recipes #chicken #crockpotker Roast Chicken

Learning to like chicken is turning out to be a delight. Yes, that’s right, I don’t like chicken. Usually. For years, whenever I ordered chicken, I’d push it away. My husband would ask, “What’s wrong with it?” I’d reply, “It tastes like chicken.”

It tastes exactly like what I picture a bird would taste like. I know that sentence doesn’t make any sense. and how does one get over a weird taste issue? They try hundreds of recipes until they find one that’s finger licking, lip smacking good.

It doesn’t hurt that I’ve started watching my calories and I’m actually starving at dinner time!

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Mom’s Apple Crisp

Mom's Apple Crisp

One of my favorite desserts growing up was my Mom’s Apple Crisp. When I married my husband he fell in love with it too. It’s sweet with a hint of tart.

This Apple Crisp does not have oats in it, which is one of the reasons I like it. I enjoy a hot steaming bowl of oatmeal and a nice struesel on a Dutch Apple Pie but I prefer my Crisp like this.

My grandparents proudly owned an apple orchard in Washington state. We lived next door until I was 7, so I was surrounded by apples. I spent many days following behind my grandpa while he did his work. I learned about smudge pots and frost warnings before I could tie my shoes. It was a huge place full of mysteries and many places to hide.

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