Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mother's Day and Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 5/13/17

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Link Party and Two Chicks and a Mom!  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you moms, grandmothers, step-moms, and all who love and mentor our children.  Foster moms, too!  My oldest son and his wife fostered children for a few years and touched many lives.  They have 3 boys of their own and still took in other children.  They had a little foster daughter who is now part of our family:).

Here's blast from my past:

When Larry and I had 5 boys--before the 2 girls!  We have 6 boys but our oldest were twins and they were born 10 weeks premature....we lost Scott when he was exactly one month old. Families are forever <3.

Here's the almost entire family (minus the latest 2 grandkids, Isabella and Parker).

Please follow your hosts on one or more Social Media Platforms.
Beverly and Gloria Across the Blvd (G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)
Please let us know you’re following from Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make. We’d love to follow you back!
We're happy to announce that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all five blogs, you'll find the co-hosts' selections for featured posts in the following categories: Crafts/DIY, Recipes, and Crocheting/Sewing. We will each include the Most Clicked as featured post as well. In addition, you may find other posts being featured, too.
While you're here, we'd love for you to grab our new party button.
Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party Button
Pinterest Promotion It's a great way to give you even more exposure!
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Follow all of the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.
If you're featured, please grab our Snickerdoodle Feature Button!
Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Feature Button
~On to the Features~
All Features will be pinned to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board. We would love for you to pin the features, too. Please pin from the original source!
Our very own Across the Boulevard has this cute Coastal Candle Holder made from a terra cotta pot!
Home Cooking Memories has a tasty and nutritious Hummus Pita Pizza recipe.

A Sprinkle of Joy has a toddler dress tutorial for those of you who love to sew!

Most Clicked:
Eclectic Boho-style Foyer by Little Brags.


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Thank you for partying with us!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Red, White, and Blue Decor and Funtastic Friday 126



Welcome to Funtastic Friday 126! We love to see your awesome creations!  Of course, we always choose a few to feature and we share on social media, too!  We would love it if you would follow us on our blogs or social media, as well--that way you can be kept up-to-date on all our goings-on.

This week I made a post for the upcoming patriotic holidays of decor that I have made in the past and a cookie recipe, as well.  You can find PATRIOTIC DECOR AND GOODIES HERE.

 Staci, Ali Rose, and I are so excited to announce that we will be presenting a class at PINNERS CONFERENCE UTAH!  We are very excited to be asked and looking forward to our class and the fun that is a Pinners Conference.  We have attended the past 2 years and have a great time as guests so can't wait to go as "presenters"!  Not sure what Pinners is?  Click on the hyperlink above to learn more:).  We will have more info in the near future, too.

On to Funtastic Friday!

Please follow the party hosts on social media.
thrift store hutch makeover
Thrift Store Hutch Makeover @ Over the Apple Tree
Funtastic Friday 126 Host Favorites 1
Angie's favorite - Thrift Store Hutch Makeover @ Over the Apple Tree
Sherry's favorite - Parmesan Prosciutto Brussels Sprouts @ the kittchen
Funtastic Friday 126 Host Favorites 2
Liz's favorite - Homemade Seasoning Mixes @ Life, Love and Thyme
Donna's favorite - Kale Rainbow Salad @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
Funtastic Friday 126 Host Favorites 3
Debra's favorite - Mexican Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas @ all that's jas
Heidi's favorite - Tex Mex Heuvos en Papas @ i should be mopping the floor
Funtastic Friday 126 host favorites 4
Lacie's favorite - Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese @ the kittchen
 If you’re linking up and joining the party, please grab a button or link back to Olives & Okra or one of the party hosts (right-click on image and save image to your computer): Funtastic-Friday-Link-Party-Thumbnail-150x If you’re a featured blogger, please grab a button to place on your blog (right-click on image and save image to your computer): Funtastic-Friday-Featured-Thumbnail1 All features are pinned to Olives & Okra’s Funtastic Friday board. We will also share your post on social media if sharing buttons are readily available on your post. Help grow the Funtastic Friday link party.  Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this blog hop, you are giving me permission to share and/or feature your blog post and image on social media and on my blog, Two Chicks and a Mom. All links shared will either link back to the blog hop (link party) or to your blog.


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  • Old posts are welcome
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Family Recipes Monthly Challenge Blog Hop

I joined in with several awesome bloggers to bring you a selection of Family Recipes.  We are glad you could stop by and hope you visit the other ladies to see what mouthwatering recipes they have!

Purple Hues and Me
Across the Boulevard
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Stone Cottage Adventures

My recipe, Easy Cherry Crumble, is frequently referred to as "dump cake".  We are from the South (Florida) so I wonder if it is calked "dump cake" other areas as well? My mom made a recipe similar to this using peach pie filling or sometimes just canned peaches.  This dessert is so delicious warm with vanilla ice cream.....mmmmm.

Easy Cherry Crumble

One box white or yellow cake mix, dry
1 to 2 sticks butter
2 cans fruit pie filling of choice (obviously I used cherry)

Grease a 9 x 13 pan with butter or pan spray.  Add the 2 cans of pie filing to pan and spread over pan.

Sprinkle dry cake mix over pie filling, then pour melted butter over cake mix.  You can add chopped pecans or walnuts over all if you desire.  My kids didn't appreciate nuts in their desserts lol.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your oven.  Cake mix should have a golden appearance.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Cooking!

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