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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thank Goodness It's Thursday No. 33

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Welcome to another week of TGIT! Let's party! 

Click on "Read More" to join the festivities and be inspired. 

SHINE Blog Hop Number 11


You might be wondering why the SHINE Blog Hop is popping up here at Ruffles and Rain Boots today... It's because I get the chance to co-host! Jennifer has allowed me to join the fun and introduce you to this party. Click on "Read More" to link up, get recipes, and be inspired! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ladybug Craft

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Having an outspoken 2.5 year old with an advanced vocabulary means that her opinions, likes and dislikes are expressed freely. The little one woke up one morning and said, "Mommy, we are going to make a ladybug craft today." 

With a few smiles and art supplies later, we had ourselves one heck of a cute ladybug. Click on "Read More" to see how the little one put this together in no time at all! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Twitter Tuesdays No. 13


Although many of you get a chuckle out of the Twitter Tuesdays, I think I've highlighted one of my favorite platforms enough and have decided that this will be the last one... 

Okay, so that's not true. I should type, "this might be the last one..." Click on 'Read More' to start laughing.

Monday, July 28, 2014

FROZEN-Inspired Candied Popcorn

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Anyone who knows me knows that I love popcorn. Okay, it's more of an obsession than a love, per se. It seems I might have passed on my love for the popped snack onto my daughter. 

We stay away from microwave popcorn due to the chemicals, but because it can be made on the stove in just a few minutes, it is still a quick and oh-so-versatile snack.  Click on "Read More" to see how quickly we came up with our latest candied popcorn creation! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thank Goodness It's Thursday No. 32


Welcome to another week of Thank Goodness It's Thursday, a party to share your creativity and to be inspired by so many others. 

We are currently on a family vacation at the beach. I bet you're picturing sandy beaches, palm trees and umbrellas... Sadly, it isn't that kind of beach. 


The Oregon coast is one of our favorite spots to vacation, even though we don't live in Oregon anymore. The sand is littered with driftwood and seaweed like most beaches, but the experience is just so... Different. 


We hope to soon begin exploring some of the Pacific beaches in Washington, but for now we will 'suffer' the 6-ish hour trip to take in the foggy beauty that is the Oregon coast.


Enough about my non-sunny beach vacation - on to the party! Click on "Read More" to join the fun! 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Coloring Cookies

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Elise loves to help in the kitchen, and my 2014 hobby of sugar cookie decorating isn't spared from her assistance. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen together, making food and memories, but I do not usually include her in the cookie decorating. 

I had two sizable pre-iced cookies left from a batch and thought it was the perfect opportunity to let her join in on the cookie decorating fun. 

Click on "Read More" to see her creations and join in the sugary celebration!