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Monday, December 31, 2012

Treasure Hunt Tuesday - Happy New Year! - January 1, 2013

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
OR
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!

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A few rules:

  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly
  3. Giveaways must be hosted by a blog, no sweepstakes or affiliate offers
  4. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  5. Giveaways must include an End Date in Title

Another great site to link up your giveaways: XMAS Dolly's Show Off Tuesday
 





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Marvelous Music Monday - Happy New Year's Eve! 4Ms - December 31, 2012


What will we be doing tonight?
Why, we're going to be dancin'!



How was your year?
Here are my results, share yours!

Your Year was an "A" Year
Wow! It would be an understatement to say you had the best year ever.
You're flying high after having an incredible year. It was the year when almost everything went right for once.

Enjoy the feeling of having a year well done. You deserve to celebrate a little.
Here's hoping that next year is even better... if that's even possible!



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Finally, Boogie down to your Fellow Rockin' Bloggers on our Linky or bring some back with you to join us!
At Royalegacy, you will only find family friendly music.  I cannot say the same for the other sites that are linking up to this hop.
This week's theme: Give out this years best songs that we liked or POST THE ROCKIN-EST SONG YOU KNOW or if you can find a New Years Eve Song!  




Saturday, December 29, 2012

Silly Saturday - Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe - December 29. 2012



Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe
(not your typical fruitcake recipe)

Ingredients:
1 cup water,
1cup sugar,
4 large eggs,
2 cups dried fruit,
1 teaspoon salt,
1 teaspoon baking soda,
1 cup brown sugar,
8 ounces nuts,
juice of one lemon and
A bottle of RUM. 

Read the Directions Carefully--This is where the fun begins!
Sample the rum to check for quality.
Take a large bowl.
Check the rum again to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink it.
Repeat this step.
Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one teaspoon sugar and beat again.
Make sure the rum is still okay.  Cry another tup of it.
Turn off the mixer.
Break two eggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the dried fruit.
Mix on the turner.
If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaters just pry it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the rum and check for tonsisticity.
Next, swift two cups of salt, or something.  Who cares.  Check the rum.
Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
Add one table. Spoon of sugar or something. Whatever you can find.
Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin 350 degrees.  Don't forget to beat off the turner.
Throw the bowl out the window.  Check the rum again and go to and sleep it off.



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Friday, December 28, 2012

Domeo Loft Folio iPad Case - Review & Giveaway - Ends 1/18 US & CAN






My daughter got a terrific gift from her fiance for Christmas--a new iPad 4.  She takes it everywhere with her, and she just loves it.  What she did not get with it was a case.  Well, mom found the perfect case for her from Domeo - The Loft Folio iPad Case.



What makes the Domeo Loft Folio iPad Case so great?  This case not only stands it up, but It elevates your iPad to a new height by putting it to eye level.   It's time to stop bending over you iPad to look at it, let it come up to you.  This unique stand is so functional.  My daughter really likes this position for reading recipes on it in the kitchen.  The Loft Folio keeps her iPad out of harms way, and makes it so much easier to read the recipes.  She plans on getting a wireless keyboard to go with her iPad now since I told her that with her iPad at eye level, it will make a great little desktop computer.


The Loft Folio is a hard case cover for the iPad.  It works with iPad Gen. 2/3/4.  The interior is has a soft luxurious buttery feel that will be gentle on your iPad's screen.  Your iPad will fit snuggly in it, and has an elastic strap to keep your iPad safe when not in use.

No need to worry when typing on your iPad with this case.  The Loft Folio has a special kickstand to keep your iPad stable when typing.  There is nothing like secure surface when typing on your iPad.



You can purchase a Domeo Loft Folio directly from their website for only $69.99, and it comes in two color schemes.  Right now, with this special code - Royal - you can get 20% off and FREE Shipping!

Learn more about Domeo and the rest of their product line at their website.  Follow Domeo on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+, to keep up with their latest news and sales.


With many thanks to the good people at Domeo, one person is going to win a Domeo Loft Folio iPad case of their own! ($69.99 Value!).  Just follow the directions in the rafflecopter to win.  Good Luck!  This giveaway will end on January 18, 2013, and is open to residents of the US and CAN only.

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No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Many thanks to the sponsor who provided a product or sample for this Review & Giveaway. I received no monetary compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." This Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Good Luck!


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles - Recipe


I would like to share with you a few recipes that we make for Christmas.  If you love chocolate chip cookie dough, here is a candy recipe that safe to eat because it contains no raw eggs:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
adapted from Recipe Girl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter (softened)
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 (14 oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips


For Dipping

  • 1 pound Chocolate for melting--either milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate
  • A tablespoon or two of shortening to add to the chocolate to thin it out a bit.


In an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until well creamed together.  Add vanilla.  With mixer on low, slowly add in the flour, until completely incorporated.  It will be very dry.  Beat in the sweetened condensed milk until well combined.  Stir in the mini chocolate chips.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  The dough should be very firm.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper or wax paper.  Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out dough and roll in hands to form balls.  You can make the dough balls 1/2" up to 1"--it's all your preference on how big you would like them.  Refrigerate again for at least 30 minutes, or until you are ready to dip.

Melt chocolate in a microwavable bowl or using a double boiler. Add one or two tablespoons of shortening to make the chocolate a bit more thinner for dipping.  Dip dough into melted chocolate.  Place on lined baking tray.  At this time you can decorate with sprinkles, colored sugars, chocolate chips, etc.  Allow the chocolate to fully harden.  Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.





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Wordless Wednesday with Linky - The Owl's Christmas Eve Feast - December 26, 2012



On Monday morning we found this almost at the top of one of our pines.  It is the remains of an owl's nightly feast on a jack rabbit.  


We had a heck of a time getting the remains out of the tree being that it was well over 30 ft up.  All that was left was the head, a front leg, a hind leg, the hide, and the tail.  It was amazingly gutted.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!


May you all have a wonderful Christmas.  I'll be back for Wordless Wednesday on Wednesday.

My gift to you...
Visit the beach today!  Great Beach Cam


Treasure Hunt Tuesday - Merry Christmas!! - December 25, 2012

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
OR
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!

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A few rules:

  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly
  3. Giveaways must be hosted by a blog, no sweepstakes or affiliate offers
  4. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  5. Giveaways must include an End Date in Title


Another great site to link up your giveaways: XMAS Dolly's Show Off Tuesday
 





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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Marvelous Music Monday - Christmas Eve with Bing 4Ms - December 24, 2012

Tomorrow is the big day! It's finally the start of the Christmas season in our home.

What I most like about Christmas is listening to Bing Crosby.  His songs are synonymous with Christmas in our home.  His voice will grace our home for most of today and tomorrow.  


White Christmas

Christmas in Killarney


My own upload of
Christmas is a Comin'



OK, I think that's enough.  I don't expect you to listen to them all, just choose what you like best.


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1.  Find your music--YouTube, or anywhere you can embed on your post.
2. Grab "Monday's Music Moves Me" Button (Located Here)
3. SIGN LINKY, Follow us, grab our buttons & leave us a comment.
Finally, Boogie down to your Fellow Rockin' Bloggers on our Linky or bring some back with you to join us!
At Royalegacy, you will only find family friendly music.  I cannot say the same for the other sites that are linking up to this hop.







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