The “August Edition” LootPets Giveaway Time

Once again I am so honored to team up with Melissa @ Deliciously Savvy for the LootPets Giveaway.  Being such an animal lover, addict, oh okay, obsessed freak, this is always a great post for me to included in.

So make sure you enter the drawing and GOOD LUCK!!

The “August Edition” LootPets Giveaway (5 Winners $125 TRV) ~ Ends 8/16

lootpetsaugustgiveawaybuttonDeliciously Savvy is hosting another giveaway for LOOTPETS Monthly Subscription Crate! This is a fabulous Geek and Gamer Gear Subscription Box designed to gift your Furry BFF’s with cool gear each month! The box is always valued at $50 + In products that are collectible and unique! This giveaway is for the unknown “August Themed” box and there will be 5 winners! TRV $125! No obligation required….the winner simply receives a LOOTPETS Crate for their Furry BFF! Enter Today and Good Luck!

Read My Review HERE!

Need One Now? Use Code savvypets for a $3 Discount at Checkout Today!

Sponsored By:LOOTPETS (LOOTCRATE)

Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy

Co-Hosted By:

Daily Deals from a Nerd Mom // Lisa ~ Queen Of Random // Heartbeats~ Soul Stains // My Silly Little Gang // Michigan Saving and More // IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways // Capri’s Coupons // PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies // Amy & Aron’s Real Life Reviews

PLUS a Big Thank You To All Of The Bloggers Helping To Promote This Super Awesome Giveaway!

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PAST CRATES THEMES:

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February 2016 ~ DEAD Theme

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March 2016 ~ VERSUS Theme

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April 2016 ~ QUEST Theme

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What will the next LOOTPET Subscription Box from LOOTCRATE be?

5 Lucky Winners Will Each Win a LOOTPET Subscription Box For July! Total $125 RV!

And Now The Giveaway!!!

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Giveaway Dates ~ 07/20 9PM EST until 08/16 9AM EST

Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.

Any Questions Email Me At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only
in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 9AM (EST) on 08/16/2016.

Good Luck! Enter Below

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook!

By Supporting Our Blogs Via Social Media You Are Helping Us To Provide Fabulous Prizes For Amazing Future Giveaways! Good Luck & Thank You!

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Canned Apple Pie Filling

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Fresh! Homemade! Canned Apple Pie Filling!

Apples has always been a comfort fruit for me. Yes, I said fruit not food!

Maybe because the old saying goes, “A apple a day, keeps the doctor away”.

Or maybe because for some reason apples represent Americana and Freedom.

Or maybe it’s just the plain fact that apples, when baked, symbolizes a sense of “coming home”.

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There is nothing better in life than walking through your front door and smelling the aroma and baked apples, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon.

My daddy has lived in my childhood home for 47 years.  It is the place where memories were made with lots of tears, smiles, yelling and laughter.  It’s the place where I still can feel my momma’s presence. The place where life still matters in this world of chaos that we live in. The place where time stands still and hard work can still be found.

My bedroom window, of my childhood home, looked out at a old apple tree.  As a kid I would go out and eat the apples just as soon as they started growing.  My momma and tell me I was asking for a tummy ache.  And even though technically I didn’t ask, I still always ended up with one.

Maybe that’s why apples are so important to me.  It reminds me of the days gone by and the innocence of childhood.

I still pick those apples off that old apple tree, but now I wait just a tad bit longer and let them grow out of some of the tartness.  I recently made some Homemade Canned Apple Pie Filling from my daddy’s apples and I wanted to share of piece of my love for those apple with you.

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Homemade Canned Apple Pie Filling

Ingredients:

16 apples (4 quarts of filling)

6 cups of water

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1/2 cup of corn starch

3 cups of sugar

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of cloves or 6 whole cloves

1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg

4 quart size caning jars, rings and lids

Hot Water Canner or large stock pot

Instructions:

  1. Wash, peel, and slice up your apples
  2. Boil your canning jars and lids to be filled
  3. Fill your jars 3/4 up with apple pieces
  4. Add 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice to each jar of apples to help with discoloration
  5. Bring your water to a rolling boil on the stove
  6. Turn the heat down and add your sugar to dissolve
  7. When sugar is dissolved turn off the heat to the pan
  8. Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to the sugar water and mix
  9. In a separate bowl combine your corn starch with 2-3 tablespoons of water and mix together
  10. When the corn starch is liquefied add it to the other ingredients and mix
  11.  Pour the mixture into the canning jars over the apples
  12. Make sure to cover the apples completely
  13. Remove air bubbles by running a knife around the insides of the jars.
  14. Add the sterile lids and rims.
  15. Process the pie filling in a hot water bath for 30 minutes
  16. Place the processed jars on a dish towel and allow to cool and seal overnight
  17. Now it’s time to Enjoy!

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Do you remember my Patriotic Mini Apple Pies?

Well now you can use your fresh canned apples in your mini apple pies!

 

The “August Edition” LootPets Giveaway

Blogger Opp ~ The “August Edition” LootPets Giveaway (5 Winners $125 TRV) #Free & #Paid Options Available

lootpetsaugustgiveawaybuttonDeliciously Savvy is hosting another giveaway for LOOTPETS Monthly Subscription Crate and we need your help promoting! This is a fabulous Geek and Gamer Gear Subscription Box designed to gift your Furry BFF’s with cool gear each month! The box is always valued at $50 + In products that are collectable and unique! This giveaway is for the unknown “August Themed” box and there will be 5 winners! No obligation required….the winner simply receives a LOOTPETS Crate for their Furry BFF! #Free & #Paid Options Available! Sign Up Today! This is always a HIT!

Sponsored By:LOOTPETS (LOOTCRATE)

Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy

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5 Lucky Winners Will Each Win a LOOTPET Subscription Box For August! Total $125 RV!

Now…. Deliciously Savvy Needs Your Help Promoting! I cannot do it without each and every one of you so please sign up today! Thanks so much!

1 FREE Link For Agreeing To Post Giveaway On Time and Promote 3 to 4 times a week Via Social Media. (Choose from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest OR Instagram ONLY)

PLUS Snag a 2nd & 3rd FREE Link…. If You Post The Announcement!!! (Choose from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram!)

GRAB THE ANNOUNCEMENT POST HERE

Co-Hosts Wanted & Needed ~ $5 for 5 links of your choice (and I mean any you choose other than Google+). You can do Facebook Comments, Blog Comments, Giveaway Entries, Daily Votes, Social Media Follows of your choice, Secret Word Pages ANYTHING! PLUS the 3 FREE links above gives you 8 Links Total! Co-Hosts will also be promoted via graphics and link backs to their site via extra follow pages & Co-Host Pages! (# of extra follow pages depends on # of sign ups so promote, promote, promote!) Co-Hosts are not required to post announcement but it is greatly appreciated!

Other Sign Up Options Available On Sign Up Form

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Sign Ups Close 7/17 @ 11:59PM EST!!!

Giveaway Dates: 7/19 9AM EST until 8/15 11:59PM EST

Open To US and must be 18+ to enter

Savvy Challenge!!! The Blogger With The Most Referrals will Receive a FREE Co-Host Spot On This Giveaway or a Future Giveaway! Promote Away and Make Sure They Know To Say You Sent Them! Minimum of 4 referrals to win free spot on next promotion or promotion you choose.

The “June Edition” LootPets Giveaway by Deliciously Savvy

So everyone knows how crazy obsessed I am with my pets, Right? With that being said, I am so excited to be able to team up with Deliciously Savvy with this amazing LootPets Giveaway!  You absolutely have to enter!  And GOOD LUCK!

The “June Edition” LootPets Giveaway (5 Winners $125 TRV)

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Deliciously Savvy is hosting another giveaway for LOOTPETS Monthly Subscription Crate! This is a fabulous Geek and Gamer Gear Subscription Box designed to gift your Furry BFF’s with cool gear each month! The box is always valued at $50 + In products that are collectable and unique! This giveaway is for the unknown “June Themed” box and there will be 5 winners! No obligation required….the winner simply receives a LOOTPETS Crate for their Furry BFF! Enter Today and Good Luck!

Read My Review HERE!

Cannot Wait To See If You Won? Use Code savvypets for a $3 Discount at Checkout Today!

Sponsored By: LOOTPETS (LOOTCRATE)

Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy

Co-Hosted By:

Amy & Aron’s Real Life Reviews // Southern Momma’s Reviews // My Silly Little Gang // Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains // IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways // Michigan Savings and More // PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies // Capri’s Coupons

PLUS a Big Thank You To All Blogs Working To Promote This Giveaway and Share it With Their Fabulous Readers! Enter Today and Good Luck!

LootPetsLogoFACEBOOK ~ TWITTER ~ INSTAGRAM

PAST CRATES THEMES:

janart111January 2016 ~ INVASION Theme

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FebCrate111February 2016 ~ DEAD Theme

FebruaryPast111

march123March 2016 ~ VERSUS Theme

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quest111April 2016 ~ QUEST Theme

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What will the next LOOTPET Subscription Box from LOOTCRATE be?

5 Lucky Winners Will Each Win a LOOTPET Subscription Box For June! Total $125 RV!

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Giveaway Dates ~ 05/21 9AM EST until 06/16 9AM EST

Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.

Any Questions Email Me At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only
in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 9AM (EST) on 06/16/2016.

Good Luck! Enter Below

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook!

By Supporting Our Blogs Via Social Media You Are Helping Us To Provide Fabulous Prizes For Amazing Future Giveaways! Good Luck & Thank You!

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Productive Life….Guest Post for AWB

I just realized today as I was going through posts, that I wrote this guest post for AWB a year ago and I have never shared it on my blog.  How sad is that?

How sad is that?

What makes it worse is that this post has very special meaning to me, and I take great pride in writing it.  I hope you all enjoy.

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***This post is dedicated to my father, James Scott Hutchins

How do you define a Productive Life?

Is it achieving all the goals you set for yourself?

Or is it just simply getting through another day?

Productive Life can be used to describe something that produces a positive result.

My father has every right to look at his life and be proud of the life he lived.

I have to choose whether what I do is going to affect me in a bigger way in order for me to have a Productive Life.

 

Click here to read the whole story…..

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A Visit from Christmas Past

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Chef Crafted Sandwiches….Just when you thought McDonald’s couldn’t get any better.

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