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How often have you thought, ‘that would be a perfect picture?’ Often times it is a matter of timing. For me it’s about having a camera handy ūüôā Well a few nights ago I caught this shot on my iPhone. Perfect timing. His hair and shirt aren’t even wet yet!

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This morning I ran across a post, The 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever.¬†¬†It showed up in a twitter post from Michael Hyatt. If you love the incredible–you will love these pictures. In their comments it says these were all real pictures-not photoshopped. Let me know which one was your favorite. I liked 9, 26 and 31!

UBP-2013_500pxWelcome to the PARTY!!
¬†Overwhelmed? You could be….there are only so many blogs and posts you can read in one sitting. But, trust me, you will love meeting new ‘friends’, finding new recipes, reading posts and reviewing pictures. This is my third year participating in the Blog Party and I have loved meeting new people. And I hope you become one of them. Please leave a comment below and let me know if you are a blogger or a reader! I promise to go visit you page, read and comment! I am also offering a gift in the $50-99 group. It is a Velata fondue warmer and 3 packs of chocolate.

Now for a few fun facts about me….which I hope will encourage you to stop back/follow or bookmark my site.

  • I am single and work full-time for a youth ministry‚ÄĒand I love my job!
  • I have 3 great siblings, 2 nieces and 2 nephews and 1 adorable great-nephew.
  • The most important relationship in my life is my relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • I love trying new products and¬†occasionally¬†host a giveaway on my site.
  • I love coffee, my Keurig and CoffeeMate creamers!
  • During my spare time I read, cook, scrapbook and take photos. I am not really that great at any of those things, but I love having hobbies and really enjoy trying new things. (Favorite¬†DIY post¬†A personalized iPhone case)
  • I am in my second year of selling Scentsy and Velata. Scentsy is a wax based warmer system and I love the quality of our products. Velata is our venture into melted chocolate and cheese. Yummo! Please check out my sites below if you are interested in purchasing. (there is a UBP special going on-email me for details)

Now, for a fun party treat…check out my version of Rainbow Explosion Cookies.

one package of sugar cookie refrigerated dough.
Good quality food coloring (I used McCormack Neon colors, but Wilton colors work also)
Lots of rainbow sprinkles.

1. Divide dough into 5 small balls.
2. Add food coloring to each ball and mix thoroughly.
3. Roll dough into walnut sized balls.
4. Create dough ‘snakes’ out of the balls.
5. Intertwine the 5 snakes and then roll into a pinwheel shape. Flatten a little.
6. Roll edges in sprinkles and bake for 10-12 minutes in 350 degree oven.

Here are my results- I had help from my nephew. Although neither of us are expert bakers, we loved the cookies. You can read the full story with step by step pictures here.

Rainbow Explosion Cookies

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Thanks for visiting!! Here’s a hint I have used in the past few years–I never get to all the blogs and follow sites during the week, but the 5 Minute site stays active for a LONG time. So keep going back to the linky and checking out new bloggers!!

Although I am a huge fan of Christmas, today is my favorite day of the year. I am celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus. For those of the Christian faith today is the day to remember the reason for the Christmas Child. Christ came into the world as a baby and he left the world as a Savior. More than a good teacher, although his teachings are remarkable, his death on the Cross made it possible for me to know real love. His triumph over death makes it possible for me to know real life–here and forever. His example of how to live, to serve, to see the poor and to love others changes the way I live. I make different choices now. I see people the way the Creator sees them and I am moved to make a difference in this world. It’s not an easy path, but the blessings along the way make my joy complete.

It all started with a simple prayer and it has led to life well-lived. It began a transformation in my life and heart and it is not over. He holds me in His hand and calls me His beloved. I hope you know He loves you too!

Happy Easter.


Is this happening in your home this morning?


I am visiting my sister for the holidays, so as we were getting ready to prepare the eggs, we got into a good debate about how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg. I remembered my post from last year, so we referred to it. Perhaps you are searching for the perfect recipe….if so. please check out Hard Boiled Eggs – Perfect every Time from last year.

Do you have any favorite hints for boiling eggs or dye them? Please put a link in the comments. And seriously, why don’t we dye eggs more often—it is so fun!

March Means Green!

Diane Hidey —  March 8, 2013 — 1 Comment

Are you ready for the SPRING? I know I am. The snowstorm on Wednesday, although not as big as expected, still made me crave SPRING!

In addition to the beginning of bright flowers, green grass, cool breezes and open windows…it is also the month of St Patrick’s Day. If you are looking for a few fun ideas for the day, please check out my Pinterest Page for March Madness.


Fun Chocolate Pretzel Drops


 Irish Trifle


 March Madness Cake!!

What do you do for St Patrick’s Day? Any favorite ‘green’ treats? Do you have a Pinterest Board for March? Leave your link in the comments!