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Campfire Blueberry Orange Muffins

So I went camping last weekend with our awesome friends.  My family was in charge of getting breakfast together, but the Hansen’s wanted to try out a little trick they’d seen on line.  I’m not sure where they got the directions on how to do these, but they’re pretty easy so I’ll just give you a quick run down.

First, you cut the oranges in half and scoop out the insides.

Then you fill one half with muffin mix and put the other half back on top.  We had some blueberry & some raspberry.

Now is when you should wrap them in tin foil. But we all forgot to bring some so we just made due.  Lay them in the fire and let them bake for about 15-20 minutes.


Then unwrap and enjoy!  They’re not that pretty, but even without the foil they were still delicious.

What’s your favorite campfire treat?

Craigslist Easy Button

I’m going to think it’s pretty safe to assume that the majority of you enjoy getting a good deal.  And that everything in your home is not brand spankin new.  In fact, if you’re like me, you like having used furniture to save a few bucks while adding character to your home.  That’s why I love Craigslist so much.

But sometimes I just don’t want to deal with Craigslist.  I’m a very visual person and Pinterest has kind of ruined me.  I now need a picture quick link to everything.  So I hate going through Craigslist item by item to look at the pictures hoping that eventually I’ll find one that I like.  Then I found this article in my reader,

Craigslist the Easy Way by The Creative Mama

She has a few good Craigslist tips, but my favorite is the CraigsEasy Bookmarklet.  All you have to do it drag and drop the “Easy” button to you bookmark bar.


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Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

I’m a fan of BBQ. And my favorite is ribs. Growing up my mom would just boil then grill the ribs. Salt and pepper were the only seasoning and it is the best way to have it, in my own personal opinion.

But here in our apartment, there aren’t any grills.  So what’s a girl that’s craving ribs to do?  Check out Pinterest of course!

I found a really simple, easy recipe.  And by easy I mean you just put them in the crock pot and forget them for the rest of the day.  That’s my kind of dinner.

Easy Barbecued Ribs from Mmm…is for Mommy!

I served it up with some fruit and had one of the yummiest meals I’ve had in a long time.  The ribs were so tender.  I couldn’t even really get them out of the crock pot without the meat falling off the bones.  Really, it was so good you guys.  Go make it right now.  You won’t regret it.

Google Next

How many of you use Google Reader to keep track of all your  favorite blogs?  I do.  It makes it so fast & easy to look through all the tons of blogs I want to.  But there are a few problems with it, too.  Well, I guess only two.  First, as a blogger I know that to make any money people have to look at your actual blog, not just your posts through a reader.  And second, I want to see the cute layouts and blog designs of all the blogs.  not only are they fun to look at, but I think seeing the designs help you understand the blogger better. But I didn’t think there was any way to get the ease and speed of looking through a reader while still seeing the blogs themselves.

Then, a few days ago as I was reading through google reader I found an awesome article.

My Blogging Must Haves from Infarrantly Creative

More specifically, point number 3 on Beckie’s list of must haves – the Google Next Bookmarklet.


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Boston Freedom Trail {part 1}

A while ago Design Mom started a column on her blog about loving where you live.  I decided that’s a good idea.  In the past 4 years we have lived in 5 states and visited a few others.  We figured we would be in each place for a while and would have plenty of time to see things.  But we never got around to seeing more than the one or two main touristy things in the area.  So I’m going to join Design Mom in the quest of loving and learning about where I live and visit.

When I found out that my husband was being transferred for work causing us to move again just 5 days after I unpacked the final box from our last move you think I would be more upset than I was.  Well, I was pretty livid until I found out where we were headed – Boston Massachusetts.

You see, I’m a huge history buff.  Especially for Revolutionary history.  We even named our daughter Abigail after Abigail Adams.  I have wanted to visit her my entire life and now I was moving there!  I was pretty dang excited about it.

One of our first excursions we took when we had a free weekend was to hit up the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston.  We decided to start at the end of the trail at Bunker Hill in Charlestown (they have free street parking there) then walked the trail backwards toward the city center.  Here’s the Instagram pictures I took of our trip.

Our 1st stop:  Bunker Hill Monument

2nd stop: USS Constitution

3rd stop: Copp’s Hill Burying Ground – That headstone is from 1661.


4th stop: Old North Church – There were two lanterns in case you forgot.

5th stop: Paul Revere’s house.

And here is where Abbi lost it.  It was SOOO hot and humid and we had been walking for ever so I don’t blame her.  We were going to turn around and head back to the car when we noticed the splash pads on the Greenway.  So we decided to let Abbi run around in them for a while first – clothes and all.


We finally dragged her away (she wasn’t very happy about it – as you can see on the right :) ).  She fell asleep in the stroller on the walk back to the car.  Poor kid.  We plan on getting to the rest of the trail before summer is out.  So be watching for part 2 soon :).

Are any of you Revolutionary history buffs?

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