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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Taking a break...

Gonna be taking a break from the blog for a while - between homeschooling, my Saba business doing so well, and just trying to keep my home running right, blogging is one of the things I have to let slide - I haven't been able to give it the attention it needs. Y'all be good and I'll be back when I can! If you need me, pm me on the facebook page! And you can always order ACE or other Saba products from me at www.acebyaimee.storenvy.com ~ Aimee ~

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fun stuff for homeschoolers!

A few homeschool things I ran across today:

This link is for a free downloadable set of Minecraft story starters from the Multitaskin' Mom - LOVE! My 10 year old loves Minecraft so these will keep him excited about writing!


Next up - this is a FAB deal on a laminator that includes 100 assorted pockets, as well! As a homeschooling family, we need a laminator all the time, and this is a deal I can't pass up - gonna place my order as soon as I finish this post!  (Prices change often so double check before ordering - right now the price is $19.99!)  Love me some Amazon deals!  Click the Amazon link in the graphic below to see all the details on this laminator:



Y'all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Atlanta Snowpocalypse, Part 1

This year is flying by, and I can't believe I haven't posted here since the first of January! Well, you've likely seen the snow disaster that hit us late last month. Here on the NE side of town, we didn't get hit too hard, so we just stayed home and enjoyed it! Thought I'd share a few of our snow day memories:


The snow starting to stick...


And our view the next morning! 


All dressed up to play!


Love the back of my van! 


Back in the woods behind our home.  He and his Dad made that little lean to when he was a little guy.  He's growing up! 

My sage plants in the snow - lovely! 


And a really quick video:


We had a great time enjoying the white fluffy stuff.  <3 nbsp="" p="">
Stay tuned - a HUGE ice storm is heading our way tonight.... I'll be taking more pics!! We're staying safe and sound right here at home - not getting out in the mess!! Happy Tuesday!





Saturday, January 4, 2014

Potato chips covered with warm blue cheese sauce ~ winter comfort food!

So, HAPPY NEW YEAR, y'all!  I am so thrilled that 2014 is here!  I've got BIG plans for this year!



On New Year's Eve, we always have a fondue party for the family.  It has been a tradition for 5 or more years now.  The kids have always enjoyed it, and I do too! This year, my husband and I were reminiscing about a favorite appetizer we have had at two Atlanta area restaurants ~ warm, thick potato chips covered in a warmed up, blue cheese-dotted sauce.  It. is.divine!

So I got on google and started looking for something similar to recreate at home.  I found this one and this one.   I didn't have the right ingredients to make either one, so I improvised.  What I came up with was really delicious!  I am not a huge fan of blue cheese, but I sure do love this!

Aimee's Favorite Potato Chips with Warm Blue Cheese Sauce 
Printable version of this recipe 

2 Tbsp butter
2 shallots, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp flour
1 1/2 c heavy cream
6 oz blue cheese crumbles, divided
cracked black pepper
cayenne pepper

We love Kettle Brand Sea Salt potato chips, so these are what I used as my base.  If you have the time and inclination, you could certainly make your own chips.

In the butter, saute your minced shallots and garlic until they are translucent. Add the flour, whisk until combined, about 1 minute. Whisk in the heavy cream, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, then cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often.  Add about 3/4 of the blue cheese to sauce, along with the black and cayenne peppers.

Place your chips on a large plate or platter.  Cover with warm sauce, then sprinkle with remaining blue cheese. Serve immediately ~  ENJOY!

I also believe this sauce would taste nothing short of heavenly on the Kettle Brand Buffalo and Blue chips! I will let ya know once I try that!

Here's a pic of some of our other goodies - we had a couple types of wings and boneless wings (only 3 of us at home NYE this year) and our cheese fondue and dippers.  As always, you can pin this recipe on pinterest by hovering your mouse over either photo in the blog post.



If you have a favorite dip for chips, leave me a link to it, or your recipe in the comments, please! Thanks for stopping by!

This recipe is linked to these blog hops:


All Things Thursday Blog Hop


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

FREE Better Homes & Gardens magazine subscription!

Not sure how long this will last, but...

Right now, Valu Mags is offering a FREE one year subscription to one of my favorites ~ Better Homes & Gardens magazine!  Here's the link ~ hurry!!





You will have to select "no" next to several freebies they offer on the two pages following the one where you enter your info.  After that, you get to the page that says 6  weeks + to get your first issue! I've gotten a few other free subs from this company and they don't take that long to start!! Enjoy! :)


Thanks to Moneysavingmom.com for the heads up on this great deal!