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This was the image of Tuscaloosa one year ago today as a F-5 tornado stormed through Tuscaloosa causing death and destruction still being felt today. Everywhere we go, if anyone mentions Tuscaloosa, people ask if we were affected by the storm. EVERYONE in Tuscaloosa was affected -maybe not physically, but emotionally. I think everyone could … Continue reading Home Sweet Tuscaloosa

Thankful Thursday – Special Olympics

Annie's Special Olympics DebutAfter spending the day at Special Olympics, I completely changed my "train of thought" for Thankful Thursday! What an amazing day as special athletes from across Tuscaloosa experienced the thrill of participating in sports! Without Special Olympics, these awesome children would not be able to do so. Through the power of sports, … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Special Olympics

What’s for Dessert? Strawberry Bundt Cake

Strawberry Bundt Cake1 box strawberry cake mix1/2 C. strawberry pie filling3/4 C. frozen strawberries (reserve 6 T. juice)4 eggs1/3 C. waterGrease a Bundt pan with butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Mix all ingredients, except juice from strawberries, and pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes. When done, remove and … Continue reading What’s for Dessert? Strawberry Bundt Cake

What’s for Dessert? Granny’s Banana Pudding

I forgot to include the banana pudding in my BBQ Menu! That's OK - it is so good, it deserves it's own page! It was the most requested recipe after the party! Granny's Banana PuddingLarge Bunch of BananasBox of Vanilla Wafers8 oz. Cool Whip1 Can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed MilkLarge Box Instant Vanilla Pudding MixPrepare pudding … Continue reading What’s for Dessert? Granny’s Banana Pudding

What’s for Supper? Crock Pot Chicken Recipes

Recently, I have discovered 2 new crock pot chicken recipes that I know I will do again! Both are super easy and so tasty! Crock Pot Chicken Barbecuewww.southernfood.about.com2 boneless chicken breasts1 1/2 cups of ketchup3 T. brown sugar1 T. Worcestershire sauce1 T. soy sauce1 T. cider vinegar1 t. red pepper flakes (to taste) - optional1/2 t. … Continue reading What’s for Supper? Crock Pot Chicken Recipes

Celebrating "Country Style"

Elle's 11th Birthday Party!The InvitationTo celebrate her 11th birthday (which is actually the 18th), Elle invited her friends and family for a Backyard BBQ featuring the music of her favorite country music singers, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina (2011 American Idol Winner and Runner Up) - Invitation printed in Microsoft Word on Kraft Paper Note Cards from Hobby LobbyThe … Continue reading Celebrating "Country Style"

Thankful Thursday – Stories of Survival

Jeremiah 33:6 - Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.As I pause today and reflect on thankfulness, I am forever and always thankful for my own personal recovery journey as well as those of others, some of which I … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Stories of Survival

Heard it Through the Grapevine…..

Anne is 9!Believe it or not (and I find it hard to believe, personally) our sweet Annie turned 9 yesterday and what a celebration we had! Our "Heard It Through the Grapevine" Party was just perfect for her birthday.  If you don't know Annie, let me introduce you to an amazing little girl - Annie … Continue reading Heard it Through the Grapevine…..