Trees and smiles are the only things I ever want for my birthday! Here is a gallery of this year's birthday trees! This year's Birthday Tree Round-Up includes prizes and awards yet to be given muhahahaha!
From a couple of years ago..MERRY CHRISTMAS!
EGGS SLIDE RIGHT OUT OF THE SHELL EVERY TIME
This is it...the ultimate...the epic...the only way to every cook Easter Eggs again. The Shock and Awe Way!
- Fill your sink with either ice cubes or ice packs and cold water. If you are doing lots of egg I recommend using ice packs to keep the water super cold since ice cubes melt so fast.
- Fill the largest pot you have with 1" of water and bring it to a rolling boil.
- Load up the eggs into a steamer, if you don't have one proceed to step 4.
- Gentle place the strainer into the steamer or gently place the eggs in the pot. Put a lid on the pot.
- For 18 eggs set a timer for 13 minutes and 30 seconds. For 12 eggs 12 minutes, for 6 eggs 10 minutes.
- When time is up immediately transfer all the eggs into the ice bath.
- Leave the eggs to chill for 5 minutes.
- Use McCormick food coloring to dye you eggs beautiful colors.
- Do the "epic easter happy dance" while watching your eggs slip right out of their shells!
- Love me forever and share the info!
So a couple things collided in my world yesterday, a TED talk and a child's body found in a ditch 1/4 mile from my house. I feel these two events collided not by accident and I am compelled to share on the Good Friday.
The first was that I listened to Monica Lewinsky's very brave TED Talk on the price of public shame and our culture of cyber shame and cyber bullying for our children.
Then I learned that a young teenager's body was found in a ditch 1/4 mile from my house. Out of respect for this child and his family the details have not been released as they should not, but was said that the boy was being bullied at school and had asked for a transfer out of his high school.Read More
What Ellen doesn't know is the reason this clip ended up on her show.
We called it "Shoeboxing" and we called each other Ju-ju. I met Kelly Dawkins, then Kelly Winters, in high school. Like peas and carrots we bonded strongly and could be found at the mall at Hallmark laughing our butts off reading the then very popular Hallmark "Shoebox" cards. Laughter was our mission and we found it every place we could.Read More