Monthly Archives: June 2014

Even Glow Serum – Antioxidant Skin Treatment by Valentia Skin Care

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial. I’ve tried Vitamin C lotions before and have been pretty unimpressed.  Nothing new and fantastic happened. Most of the time, I couldn’t detect even a hint of citrus.  Then comes along Valentia Even Glow Serum with 20% Vitamin C. I […] Read more…

How Fireworks Work

How Fireworks Work

Did you know that the fireworks industry makes over $940 Million annually! Since fireworks are such a big part of the holiday, we thought you might enjoy learning a little more about these pyrotechnics. We start off by dissecting a firework to see exactly how they create that beautiful display […] Read more…

A Guide to Cooking and Baking Substitutions

Baking Substitutions

One of the best things my grandmother used to make was buttermilk “ice cream”. She simply dissolved sugar in buttermilk and froze it. We thought we were having the best treat in the world!  It was so simple and so good.  I still make it every so often, but I […] Read more…

Which Cooking Oil Should I Use?

With so many choices now, it’s often hard to know what kind of oil to use for what. When I use oil, I typically stick with olive oil or coconut oil – mostly because they’re healthy and I don’t enough about the others.  I’ve printed out this chart and taped […] Read more…

Chocolate Strawberry Sauce – For Canning, Gifting or Just Eating!

Chocolate Strawberry Sauce Recipe

During the couple of weeks that I had a super abundance of fresh strawberries, I ran across a recipe for raspberry sauce (a Ball recipe) that grabbed me. I made the switch from raspberries to strawberries, and am living happily ever after with this delicious Chocolate Strawberry Sauce! I started […] Read more…

ENDED – Picture Perfect NIKON DSLR Sweepstakes #Giveaway

 Thank you for stopping by Nest Full of New and Welcome to the Picture Perfect DSLR Sweepstakes! Organized by Budget Earth With Special Thanks to the Following Bloggers Mom to Bed by 8 | Positive Kismet | The Tween & Me | Purple Monster Coupons | Memoirs of a Clueless […] Read more…

ENDED – Little Tikes Slam ‘n’ Curve Slide Sweepstakes #Giveaway

Little Tikes Slam Curve Slide Giveaway

Welcome to the Little Tikes Slam ‘n’ Curve Slide Sweepstakes! Sponsored by: LittleTikes.com  Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8 who has also done a fabulous review on this slide! Special thank you to our supporting co-host bloggers: Nest Full of New Summer That Finger Click Saver The Chirping Moms Our […] Read more…

Best Coconut Pound Cake Recipe (with Bonus Lessons)

The Best Coconut Pound Cake

My sister and brother went to college at LSU, pretty much like everyone in our family has for generations.  What was cool was they went to LSU with Shaquille O’Neal. In fact, he dated one of my sister’s roommates and often brought his giant, stinky size 23 feet (along with […] Read more…

Travel to a Fairy Tale Destination This Summer!

My daughter and I are planning a trip to Europe next Spring…it’s all business, of course. She’s working on her thesis and has to do site visits at  summer Olympic cities.  Naturally she didn’t want to go alone, so I am the lucky travel companion!  Neither of us has ever […] Read more…

Free Online Classes from Craftsy!

Free Craftsy Class

Try a Free Mini Class at Craftsy **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I never thought I was a quilter or someone who sews. But here is proof that you really can learn something new!  Sewing? […] Read more…