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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!

The creator of the Reality TV genre has produced the ultimate Reality Show. Mark Burnett (creator of Survivor, The Apprentice and others) has joined with his wife Roma Downey (famous for her role in Touched by an Angel) to produce an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Bible for this generation. The epic, first reality story!

I have seen clips and it looks fascinating. Filmed in exotic locations with wonderful visual effects and true to the Bible. This series makes for perfect family viewing. Perhaps you are very familiar with the Bible–I think you will be inspired by this retelling. If you are not sure how you feel about God and the Bible, can I challenge you to take a look? I can say with great confidence The Bible is the one book I read every day and never tire of the words in it! Live. Love. Peace. Joy. Sacrifice. Hope. It’s all there. I can’t wait to watch this portrayal of the Greatest Story Ever Told.

The Bible series premieres on the History Channel on March 3rd at 8PM. If you would like a digital copy of a Bible viewing party kit, head to

Check out the Bible-Scene Quiz below. Or take the challenge and share the Good News with a few of your friends! Take a look at the clip below! And then enter the giveaway below for a free copy of one of the following: A Story of God and All of Us (hardcover), A Story of God and All of Us (reflections book) or A Story of God and All of Us (Young Readers).

Enter the contest in the easy Rafflecopter below. Click on continue reading at the end of the post. Winner will be chosen by and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Contest ends midnight EST March 18th.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Diane Hidey —  February 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

No matter how many roses, cards and candies you get today, don’t forget who FIRST loved you!!
Enjoy the day and all it holds for you and your loved ones!!

THE BIG GAME–Here I come!

Diane Hidey —  January 31, 2013 — 1 Comment

I am heading to the Super Bowl in New Orleans today! I can’t believe what I just wrote! I am actually getting in a car that is bound for the Big Easy!

I am a die-hard Baltimore Ravens fan. I grew up a Baltimore Colts fan and am still a little bitter about their move to Indianapolis. I left Baltimore in 1979, but returned in 2002. In the ensuing years, wherever I lived I cheered on the Baltimore sports teams. My sister’s family has season tickets to the Ravens, so over the years I have gone to games. Big Games, like AFC play-off games!


And I was at Ray Lewis’ last home game. I snapped a shot of him dancing after the final play!


I hoped we might win in the season ticket holder lottery–NOPE! I entered soooo many sweepstakes and contests online for tickets. I passed on all the entry links to my family in hopes that someone would win. Finally on Tuesday, my niece, who lives in Denver now, called and said she had WON the Soda Stream Super Bowl Giveaway. Imagine the excitement. She was going to take her Dad! The package was valued at $15,000. Wow! I had never been so close to a real contest winner! Here she is at a game a few years ago. I know her and my brother are going to have the time of the lives! Both are such huge RAVENS fans!!


But, here’s what happened next….

My brother-in-law and I had been tracking the price of tickets online. We had hoped to be able to get some affordable tickets, with a view of the field! Each day I would ‘sigh’ and sign off–too expensive. All that changed on Tuesday. Motivation! Excitement! Let’s Go! We now knew someone going…could we find tickets and get there????? YES! Sarah’s win pushed us over the top. We had to go! We found a deal on four tickets, we found a place to stay for free and we could drive there. My sister, brother-in-law, nephew and I are getting in a car in a few hours for a very long drive to New Orleans…about 17 hours. I do not think any of us in the car will be complaining. We are going to the SUPER BOWL.

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If you don’t have a team to cheer for, how about joining me in cheering on the RAVENS?!!
I will post some shots from my trip when I return! GO RAVENS!!

PS–I have always been a huge fan of Soda Stream and now even more. You can read my earlier review of their product here.

AND A BIG SHOUT-OUT to my sister Janice who is staying back to care for my Mom..and watch the game from the comfort of my sofa! Thanks Jan!