Cream Cheese Cupcakes

cream cheese cupcakes The best cupcakes you will ever eat #recipe #cupcake

Usually around the 4th of July we have a small neighborhood BBQ.  My neighbor brought over these amazing cupcakes.  When I asked for the recipe she sent it on over.  When I saw it used a box mix I just about died I had not idea a cake mix could taste so amazing.  So I decided these were totally blog worthy.  Your family, neighbors or party goers will want the recipe!! Check out the recipe below and make a batch tonight!

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Free Patriotic Printable, Land That I Love

Free Patriotic Printable

My family has always been big on patriotism.  When I was a little girl we had an American flag my dad would hang from the top or our 1902 Victorian home.  I think it was 20ft x 10ft.  It was gigantic.  It was always important to them that we showed appreciation for the men and women who have given there lives for our freedoms.  I love that those values were instilled in me.

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12 Tips for Keeping Kids Internet Safe

12 tips to keep your kids internet safe
I really am not an expert in the Technology field.  But I am a mother of 4.  Each day we struggle with technology in our home and its over use. My 4 year old is well versed in turning on Netflix, Xbox and I pad. They are all user friendly. But when the question was asked how to I keep my kids safe on the internet I had to stop and think about the best solution for my family.  Each of you will have a different opinion.  And I respect that. There is so much good to be found on the internet.  But with the good comes the bad and the ugly. So today I am answering 12 questions on how we keep our kids safe on the internet. Like I said before, I am no expert but this is what works for us.

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Frozen Princess capes

Frozen princess capes diy via #sewing #elsa #anna

I am so excited to be sharing with you a month of Disney with Rachel over at R&R Workshop.  Today I am sharing a fun cape youcan make for your little miss. They would be perfect for play time, Dressup a day in Disneyland or just for fun.

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Easy DIY Salad Bar & Lazy Susan

Easy salad bar and lazy susan diy

It’s Salad Season!! Fresh veggies galore~ Let’s just say to start, I really don’t love salad. Part because of my allergies but part because I just don’t like pre-food.  (that’s what my husband calls it.) So back when I went to Fitness Ridge (now called Movara) they had an open salad bar. You can see my post about Fitness Ridge AKA Movara {HERE} and my 12 things I learned {HERE}. Our calories were kept under close watch. But if you really needed more or just liked it, you could have as much salad as you like.  It was huge. And I really didn’t know I liked salad until it was presented to me in this way. So I decided when I came home I was going to do that too. My kids are so, so salad eaters but they were willing to try.

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Are you my mother? Missionary activity

Missionary printable

Missionary As a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints we are always teaching a preparing our youth to service full time missions. To serve a mission you must complete the criteria and submit forms to Church headquarters. From there a mission is chosen for you based on your information and just a few months later your are whisked away to another part of the world to preach and share the gospel. This year for youth conference we used the them Mission Island Park.  Since I live in Idaho we have the amazing opportunity to go stay at a cabin in Island Park.   Our kids had this amazing opportunity to hear from others about serving a Mission for the LDS church.

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Quiet Time Printable playmats

playmat printables

My little guy is really into cars, planes and dinosaurs.  And he is always on the go.  I decided to make him these little playmats for on the go. I have made small travel toys in the past like these travel car mat and the travel dino mat.  They have been awesome. But he is enjoying more than dinos and cars so I decided to add a few play ideas. We take them everywhere.  Just the other day we had it while we were at the car dealership. I will be sharing the tutorial for the carry all later  but today I will be sharing a couple of the play mats. [Read more…]

Carry All Lanyard

Carry all lanyard for picnic blankets

Hello Ribbon Retreaters!  Thanks for visiting today.  I am Adrienne and I blog over at Free Time Frolics. With a new year that means new goals.  I have been diligently heading out to the gym every morning so often to get my self healthy.  So I decided if I am getting up before the sun then I want to have some cute things.  So today I am sharing my adorable Yoga Mat Carrier. The gym has some to use but I like to take my own.  This project is super simple and will take about 1 hour. Lets get started!

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