Easy Pizza Bake Recipe


Craving pizza? Just add milk to Original Bisquick™ mix and you’ll make quick work of a pizza bake that’s in the oven in less than 20 minutes.

Get the full recipe here:  www.bettycrocker.com

I’m a big fan of Bisquick’s Impossibly Easy recipes.  They are almost always a big hit with my family, and are simple to make.

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You Don’t Have to Live Afraid


God is not just a quick refuge from the storm but He’s the place where fear no longer has access to me.

Fear can’t catch what it can no longer reach.

But as a child of God I don’t have to live with fear taunting and terrorizing me.

Read the complete article here:  www.incourage.me

Even as Christians, we often battle the enemy of fear.  This excellent article by Lysa TerKeurst gives some valuable insight into this emotion and how to deal with it.

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You Are Wanted


Before you ever took your first breath, the God who spoke the world into being dreamed you up. Your life is his declaration of, “I want her in this world at this particular time, in this particular place, for irreplaceable reasons.”

Read the complete article here:  www.incourage.me

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I love that phrase – “I want her in this world at this particular time, in this particular place, for irreplaceable reasons.”  Keep that in mind as you go about your days, knowing that no one can take your place and you are here “for a time such as this.”

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4 Quick, Easy Pasta Dinners

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Taking a Trip

Dear Readers,

I’m going to be gone for a few days.  So if you leave a comment and it’s not posted or answered, I’ll get that done as soon as I get back.  I won’t have my computer with me.

Thank you!

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How to Grow Vegetables Indoors in Winter

If you garden, you know how wonderful it is to have fresh vegetables for your meals. But after harvest, it’s a long haul before the next summer when you can enjoy produce right from the garden again. Have you ever considered an indoor vegetable garden? Not only will you supplement your meals with lots of healthy vegetables, but you’ll also save money.  Here are some tips to get your started.

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Plan-Ahead Recipes for Fall Nights

This is a round-up of Kraft recipes for cozy fall evenings. I’m not an affiliate, I just get ideas from their newsletter. It’s so nice to have the family sit down to a warm, comfort-food dinner when it’s cold outside. Then, after the kitchen has been cleaned up, some family board games might be fun!  Click on each title for the link to the recipe.

Included here are barbecue beef-filled biscuits, vegetable and stuffing bake, creamy turkey and noodles, make ahead chicken and green bean casserole, foil pack chicken broccoli dinner, and for dessert – banana caramel spice pie.

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How to Stock Your Pantry for Winter

With the temperatures getting cooler, our food choices also change. How will you stock your pantry this winter?

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3 Fall Harvest Decorating Ideas

Fall has been a traditional time of harvest celebration since the days when most people grew their own crops. Today the theme continues even in towns and cities. for harvest means celebrating the plenty of the season and heralding the change from summer to winter. To many, it also is a festive time to usher in the holiday season.

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Tips for Creating Easy Autumn Wreaths

Wreaths are no longer just for Christmas. Today we see homes decorated with wreaths for every season and holiday. Since autumn is such a beautiful time of year, wreaths are especially attractive.

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4 Wrinkle-Busting Skin Care Tips for Boomer Women

(BPT) – Time brings plenty of changes, yet the desire to have healthy, good-looking skin transcends age. While some skin-care tactics – sunscreen and moisturizing – apply to skin of any age, baby boomers need to update their skin care and makeup strategies to ensure their skin stays healthy and youthful-looking as long as possible.

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Vintage Scrapbook Tags – Storybook Printable

Old Design Shop has posted another adorable .  Here is where to find the original:

This vintage storybook illustration, titled Poor Dolly’s Tired, features a young girl tucking her tired dolly in to bed. The doll has a nice wicker cradle and a soft beige blanket.

Curated from olddesignshop.com

Today I am offering a set of three scrapbook tags made from this design.  Please just click on the image to enlarge and save to your computer.  This is for personal use.

Vintage girl and doll printable tags


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3 Tried-and-True Potty Training Tips to Ease Your Child’s Transition

(StatePoint) Kids grow up fast. While some transitions are bittersweet, most parents are happy to say goodbye to diapers when the time is right. However, potty training can be frustrating for both parents and kids without an understanding of the process. Knowing your child’s unique needs is important, say experts.

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Fruit and Yogurt Parfait with Trix Granola

(StatePoint) For most parents, weekday mornings before school are like a challenging math problem: pack backpacks and lunches, plus get yourself ready for work – minus the luxury of unlimited time. But skipping breakfast should not be part of the equation.

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6 Important Ways to Keep Play Areas Safe

(NAPSI)—Keeping the play area safe for your offspring to run around and have fun in can be easier if you heed a few hints:

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