Thursday, May 31, 2012

Yogurt Treats

I love a cool, and refreshing, frozen yogurt.  It is one my favorite desserts!
Here are some homemade, satisfying yogurt snacks, that you won't regret later! 

Photo Credit: One Good Thing

Frozen Yogurt Dots
Photo Credit: Good Things by Jilly

Photo Credit: Trend Hunter

This, I can't wait to try!

Photo Credit: Mystery Lovers Kitchen

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Adventures of Rye: Dog Food & Treats

Hey this is Rye!! 
I have told y'all how much I love to eat! My family loves to give me yummy food and treats! Sadly, there are some dog food and treats that are making my fellow friends sick.  Some are even dying. This food is being manufactured in China. (Woof! My family should be buying American made products. It would help our economy! )

I got really sick last month, and to be safe, my family changed my food because of the recall on certain dog foods. (Made in China) I had eaten some of the dog food mentioned.  And the treats mentioned, they were flying off the shelf because of some great coupons.  They were almost giving them away! Not worth the cheap treats if they are going to make me sick.  Thankfully, there are lots of other healthy treats for me.

The dog food that is recalled is.......

Diamond Dog Food

Waggin Train is one treat......

I know how much you love your pets, so please reconsider not buying these products, and others, until FDA has cleared up this problem.

News Articles: 
FDA List of Dog Food Recall (It will amaze you how many!)
CBS News
NBC News

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

That's Why We Pray

They want to take God our of our country, but we are not perfect people, 
and we need God more than ever before.
This song says it all perfectly......it's why we pray.

Man on the TV's gone insane, everybody's just laughing
People 'cross the world holding on
The earth caved in, the ocean came down crashing
My neighbor lost his house 'cause he can't find a job
Don't you dare pledge allegiance, don't you dare speak of God
Speak of God
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

Now I'm begging for forgiveness

I wanna make a difference even in the smallest way
I'm only one person, but I can feel it working
I believe in better days
That's why I pray

Some stupid video posted as a joke, somebody's life gets ruined

Out of everything we can create
Where is the cure to keep us safe from losing
Babies having babies 'cause their parents are always gone
Somehow we have forgotten how to make a house a home
How to make a house a home
Oh! Oh! Yeah! Yeah!

I'm begging for forgiveness, I wanna make a difference

Even in the smallest way
I'm only one person, but I can feel it working
I believe in better days
That's why I pray, yeah
That's why I pray, yeah

These demons from my past haunt me every night

And I just can't get through it
If I could forget them on my own, I'll let go and just move on
But heaven knows I am only human

And that's why I pray, yeah yeah

That's why I pray, I pray, I pray, I pray

Yes I'm begging for forgiveness (I'm begging for forgiveness)

I just wanna make a difference (Just wanna make a difference)
I believe (I believe) in better days
That's why I pray 

Big & Rich

Father's Day Crafts

Father's Day is right around the corner.  I am always looking for some easy, and special Father's Day crafts to do.  Here are some my favorites with websites:

Father's Day Picture Puzzle
Photo Credit: Impress Your Kids

Father's Day Card
Photo Credit: Disney Crafts

Perfect for Sunday School
No Tutorial for This

Father's Day Jar
Photo Credit: MyEyeQ

Framed Family Handprints
Photo Credit: TipJunkie

Father's Day Handprint Picture
Photo Credit: HomemadeHome.net

My Favorite......

Father's Day Photo Collage
Photo Credit: Positively Splendid

And for Papa......
Source: etsy.com via Nonny on Pinterest

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

A great big thank you to our troops that are fighting for our freedom right now. I am also very thankful for those who have fought in the past, 
and especially those who laid their lives down.  (The ultimate sacrifice.)
 I also give honor to my Dad who served 20 years in the Air Force and my father in law
who served in the Army.

Memorial Day

 As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave

They fought for their Country

As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here

To pay them our respect
Let's pass this word to others
It's what they would expect

I'm sure that they would do it

If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.

Let's pass on to our children

And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It's the least we can do

Let's not forget their families

Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care

No matter which war was fought

On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps

With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride

You were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Best Friends

"Best Friends Come in All Shapes and Sizes."

Linking Up with:
Expression Needed: Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

FREE Slurpee at 7-Eleven

Don't forget to get your FREE Slurpee!

Here in the valley it is already getting quite HOT!! So, cool off with a FREE Slurpee!

On 05/23, 7-Eleven will be offering a FREE 7.11oz Slurpee from 11AM-7PM 
as part of SlurpFREE Day!
This offer is good while supplies last so hurry on in as early as you can so you 
don’t miss out on this cool free drink!
Note: With franchise locations, some may refuse to honor the promotion 
 so it is always best to call ahead

 Thanks My Frugal Adventures!

Easy Graduation Treats

With the end of the year quickly approaching, there is a lot of talk about graduations.  So many are looking for easy, affordable treats for their graduation party.  Here are some perfect treats that you can make for your favorite graduate:

Graduation Cap

Hats Off


Graduation Caps

Taste of Home

Mini Graduation Cupcake
The Dragons Fairy Tail

Graduation Cupcakes

 Graduation Treat Pops
The Idea Room

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy 19th Birthday Brock!

Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.

Forty Five Years

Forty Five years ago.......that was 1967 and four years before I was born.  That seems like many years ago.  There have been so many changes since that year.

Forty five years ago Lyndon B Johnson was president, 
and since that time,  we have had eight more.....

The FIRST Super Bowl was played.....

 The Worlds First Heart Transplant operation in South Africa by Dr. Christiaan N Barnard....

Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the
Supreme Court.......

 The first ATM ( Automatic Teller Machine ) is put into service in Barclays Bank in London....

The first Boeing 737 takes its maiden flight.....

Forty five years ago.....Mom and Dad were married.

It has been almost five months since we lost Dad.  It still seems like yesterday.  But as much as I miss him, I can't imagine how Mom feels.  May 19th, they would have been celebrating 45 years of marriage.  45 years of love, commitment, and blessings.  They were best friends. But forty fives years of love is not easily forgotten.....and even though Dad is gone, his love lives on through mom, his children, and grandchildren.

 True love stories never have endings.  ~Richard Bach

Forty Five years......is a long time.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Adventures of Rye

Hello...I am Rye! I am a yellow lab who loves to have fun! My masters are the best!  I love to eat, and I can't wait for my next meal!  And if there is water, I'm in it!  Wait, do I hear a bird, lets see what my next adventure is.....

As I mentioned before, I LOVE to swim!  It is so hot in the valley, 
and it really cools me off.  So lets go!

Can we pleeeease go swimming?!?

 Alright! 1-2-3 JUMP!!

Swimming is so much fun!

The sun feels so good....

I even got a frog!

I love to jump!

Belly Flop!

I had a fun day swimming.....see you my next adventure!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Decorating with Marshmallows

Recently I saw some beautiful, flower cupcakes, not decorated with icing.....
but marshmallows!

With these step by step tutorials, you can too make these adorable cupcakes!

Lady Bug Theme Party

Ladybugs is an delightful theme for a little girl party!

I can tell you by experience that this is an adorable party theme to have.  With the classy red and black colors, and fun polka a dots, you can do so much with this theme.

A great way to highlight your theme is with a candy table. 

Let your imagination go......have cute, edible items to go with your theme.
Pictured below are ladybug cake pops.  Everyone loves cake pops!

Creation by Sherri Truck
Also, the ever popular cupcake......

Creation by Rubigo Kendrick

The party wouldn't be complete without a ladybug cake!

Creation by Mandi Mercer

 It is so cute to have the birthday girl dressed in the theme.

The star ladybug......

Photography Credit: J Miraflor
Isn't my grand baby a doll? :o)

Beings that this was a first birthday......over the cake table we hung a picture banner.  We had a picture represent each month of her first year.

In my search for ladybug theme, I came across some other excellent ideas:

Balloons always add a festive touch to a party....

Or you can make this adorable ladybug topiary....

Or this posh table setting.....LOVE the chair covers!

Cute Edible Art.......

And no party would be complete without the matching invitations, crafted by you....

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