Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day "Cards for Heroes" Bloghop

A bloghop is a blast of creativity and sharing! Bloggers from all over the US and abroad will be posting a card and sharing why THEY participate in honoring our nation's heroes. And everyone else gets inspired!

If you've landed here in the middle of the hop please click here to begin at the "Top of the Hop".


Cards for Heroes is a wonderful organization that supports armed forces serving overseas by sending them blank greeting cards for them to send home to family, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. This is my first event I am participating in, and I am inspired by all of the fabulous cards posted along the hop. There are lots of beautiful cards and projects, too.

On this Memorial Day Weekend - My thoughts and Prayers go out to all Service Men and Women this weekend. I remember my grandfather, who was in the Coast Guard, my father, who served in the Navy and now, my baby sister who is in the Army National Guard. Please enjoy this recipe that we made at a BBQ prior to her shipping off to bootcamp - a family favorite grilled "Firehouse Wings".

Grilled Firehouse Chicken Wings [or legs, thighs & breasts with skin left on]
Adapted from a recipe viewed on Emeril Live many years ago.

In a large bowl, mix together the following ingredients: can be adjusted to taste - we just throw together a little of this and a dash of that - really depends on how much chicken you will be making. This will do about 12-18 chicken wings.
Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp
Parsley Flakes 1-2 Tbsp
Thmye 1-2 Tbsp
and a whole small bottle of Franks Red Hot Sauce
Then add the chicken wings and thoroughly coat, and let them sit for a 1/2 hour or until you are ready to grill. Then grill as usual. They don't come out as spicy as you would expect - TASTY with a little kick! Any questions post in comment with e-mail addy to reply.

This is a photo of my sister "Private Cassidy" playing drill sergeant to our two Nieces - she's teaching them what happens when you don't follow the rules "Drop and give me 20!"

The "Lil Troops" took it all in stride. But my sister is sure sick of doing pushups : )

Please visit the NEXT blog in the bloghop
BethieJ's Scrappy/Crafty Spot. BethieJ shares family photos & events and also posts beautiful layered cards and other paper crafts she's created. Please take a moment to stop by and visit.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Etsy Twitter Team Sidewalk Sale

Visit the Etsy Twitter Team Sidewalk Sale!!

The Etsy Twitter Team is having a Sidewalk Sale!! The sale will run from Sunday, May 17th to Saturday, May 23rd.

A list of participating shops will be posted to this blog starting
Sunday!! Please stop by to see what great deals you can get from our team shops! The vendors are rotated so check back often : )

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


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