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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Anything Goes Linky # 150 Up Early,Treatment Update, Calling All Bloggers With Etsy Shops, And Features

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Welcome to the party! For those that celebrate, I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Easter weekend ahead of you! I am posting  the linky a little early for those that will be living it up on Good Friday.  As for my breast cancer treatment plans, I am still in waiting mode. I met with the medical oncologist yesterday. She is recommending I have a full mastectomy if genetics determines I carry the mutated breast cancer gene.  Unfortunately I won't know if I do, for a couple more weeks, so my treatment is in limbo.  I will meet with the radiation and genetic specialist both on Monday, and test results will take about 2 weeks.  Patience is not a virtue I typically posses, but I am working on it.

Before we get started, I have a quick announcement. I know many of you have an Etsy shop. For those that do, I would love for you to join my NEW Bacon Time Team On Etsy!  Did you know the vast majority of sales on Etsy generate from team promotion and treasuries? Once my team is formed, I will start creating a weekly treasury from the members shops, and will ask the team members to do the same. The plan is to generate free advertising for everyone in the group.

Now for some fabulous features:

Baked Maple Bacon Pancake "Eggs" shared by Little Miss Celebration.

$3 Fabric Napkin To Pom Pom Pillow Cover shared by View From The Fridge. 

Trash To Treasure Peg Board Makeover  shared by Just A Girl And Her Blog. 

Spring Mantel And DIY Art shared by Remodelando La Casa. 

Vintage Melamine Easter Tablescape shared by American Honey. 

Now it's time to party! 

Teri's White Chocolate Truffles

I am excited to be bringing you this White Chocolate Truffle recipe here at Bacon Time with The Hungry Hypo. Thank you so much Mindie for allowing me to share this fun and tasty recipe!
These White Chocolate Truffles just scream "Spring" and they would be perfect for a special Easter basket, an Easter brunch, an "any reason at all" dessert,  Mother's day......and the list goes on! These truffles are easy to make, and you will always get a lot of "oohs and aahs". That's always nice!

Truffles white chocolate
White Chocolate Truffles 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Healthy Almondina Cookies Review And Giveaway

When Almondina told me they had healthy cookies they would like me to review I was thrilled. When they arrived, I poured myself a big cup of hot coffee, and got to work. My husband came home, and saw me eating cookies on the couch, and asked what I was doing, I declared "working". Yes the life of a blogger is truly hard work ;)

Want to win 8 packages of cookies? Then keep reading! 

What I Wore, My Dirty Secret, And Closet Cleaning

Here is a peak at a few outfits I wore recently. I am not in love with either of them, but at least I am not in my robe.  

Pipe Cleaner Carrot Earring Video Tutorial

These carrot earrings are perfect for Spring, and make a great gift to the gardener in your life. I know there are lots of pipe cleaner carrot tutorials out there on the web, but the way I make them for earrings is a little different, so I am making a new tutorial. Watch my short video below  to learn how to make your own.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Frugal Easter Egg Earring Tutorial

I can't take credit for this idea, my crafty 5 year old came up with it. He noticed a package of  tiny Dollar Store foam eggs that I recently purchased. He said we had to make earrings with them, and so we did. We love to craft together. These will make great frugal handmade Easter gifts. We hope you will give them a try!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring "Carrot" Terrarium And Vintage Bowl Turned Planter


You may already know that I love plants and flowers, but have no green thumb. I struggle with keeping even the hardiest house plants alive. So far my new Spring terrarium and vintage bowl planter are doing great. They both were easy to fill. I found most of my supplies at Walmart and Michaels, except for the plants, they came from Home Depot. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easy No Kneading Sweet Challah Bread Recipe And Giveaway

Tribes - A - Dozen  sent me three all natural, kosher, egg bread mixes to review. Guess what, you may enter to win three boxes of bread mix too!  I love their easy prep, less mess, no stress approach to great homemade bread. They sent me their Traditional, Wholey Wheat, and Simply Spelt varieties. Today I baked up the Simply Spelt to share with you all. Every one of their mixes is made with love, in an environmentally friendly facility.  Weather you spell it Challah or Hallah, it's referring to a classic egg and yeast bread, traditionally braided before being baked.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easy Target Dollar Bin Peter Rabbit Art Work Craft

I've never had a huge crafting budget. My recent surgery, for breast cancer, has left my wallet feeling even lighter then usual. One of my favorite spots to find inspiration and supplies for crafting is the dollar bins found near the checkout of many stores, like Michaels and Target.  Last time I was at Target I raided those very bins, and came up with some great frugal finds.  In those Target dollar bins I found some adorable Peter Rabbit puzzles, bakers twine, and pom poms. I had a large frame already on hand for the bigger puzzle, and purchased two Dollar Store 5 x 7 inch frames for the others.  My five year old helped me put the puzzles together. When I take down my Easter mantel decor, these will go up for the remainder of Spring. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Anything Goes Linky # 149, Features, And Treatment Update

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Hi everyone! My baby Lucas turned 5 this week! I guess he's not really a baby anymore. It seems like it was only a couple years ago, I was going through fertility treatments, to try and conceive a 2nd child.  Now he's almost ready for Kindergarten. Oh how I love this little guy, he has such a great sense of humor for someone his age. He truly enriches each one of my days. Love you baby I mean big guy.

Just a quick update on my breast cancer. I had a great appointment with my doctor on Monday. She reassured me everything would be fine. I am now waiting to see three new specialists she has referred me to.  A Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, and Genetic Counselor, will help me decide my current treatment, and future preventative medicine.  Unfortunately we do not have a radiation treatment center in our small town. It looks like I will be doing a lot of commuting over the next couple months. I will most likely need to make a 3 hour round trip, 5 days a week, for 7 weeks, to get my therapy. It will be well worth it though, radiation will bring my odds of a repeat cancer down substantially. Thanks again for all the love, I will keep you all posted on my treatment, as things progress.

Now for some wonderful features:

I was blown away by the detail of this Easter egg tree centerpiece . Thanks for sharing Remodelando La Casa. 

Super cute Dirt And Carrot Pudding Filled Cupcake Recipe, shared by Sweet Pennies. 

Candle making with vintage containers , perfect Spring colors, shared by Mitzi's Miscellany.

The perfect size, cute Spring banners  shared by The Colored Door. 

Now it's time to show me what you got!