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Please pray for my husband, his mother made her transition tonight.

 

 

WELCOME TO HEAVEN

 

God Bless You Adelaide you will be missed!

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Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

I’m on the road again, this time heading to our Nation’s Capital for a BLMGirls DMV Blogger Meet Up.

I am super excited and can’t wait to get there!

If you too are traveling, be safe and we’ll chat next week!

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BLMDMV

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

The days are getting shorter and school started this week so I am lining up my recipes for the Fall.  Chicken is a staple in our house and this was an easy breezy “4 ingredient-less than 40 minute” recipe.

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Ingredients:

Chicken Breasts ~ Mozzarella Cheese ~ Minced Garlic ~ Fresh Spinach

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Rinsed chicken breast and placed on Wax Paper

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Covered with another sheet of Wax Paper and flattened with kitchen mallet

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Spread minced garlic and sprinkled with a little black pepper

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Layered with Spinach leaves and covered with Mozzarella Cheese

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Rolled Chicken Breasts and secured with wooden toothpicks

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Sprayed dish and tops of Chicken Breasts with Olive Oil Cooking Spray.  Placed in preheated 350~ oven for 30 minutes and was no longer pink.

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What is your favorite chicken recipe?

Linking up with Living Better Together – come on over to  find some other great recipes.

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Have it your way..NOT today…at least not at Burger King on Concord Pike in Wilmington.  Fast Food employees at this location joined in with dozens of other workers in U.S. cities to protest their low pay and benefits.

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Most workers agreed that the profits these corporations earn should be used to pay higher salaries and benefits which would be better for the economy.  The minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or $15,000 a year for full time employees is not enough to support a family.  Jobs which were once held by High School students are now being filled by men and women with families who are living paycheck to paycheck.

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Burger King Worldwide stated that they do not make pay decisions for their independent franchises, but feels as though an increase in salaries would mean higher priced menu items.

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Federal Labor Law gives all workers the right to engage in “protected concerted activities” to complain about wages, working conditions or other terms of employment.  Therefore, those involved in today’s protests are protected and can return to work without repercussions.  The local Police was also on hand to ensure walk-in and drive-thru customers were not affected.

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What is your opinion on today’s Fast Food Protest.  Should the minimum wage be raised to $9.00 an hour as proposed by The President or higher as requested by the workers?

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Can you believe that next week it will be Labor Day, the unofficial end of Summer – where did August go? I don’t know about you but I don’t rush to put away my summer clothes and break out the Autumn gear.  I like to leisurely linger into Indian Summer by continuing to wear white jeans and sundresses.

Last year I did a few Labor Day DIY’s one of which was upcycling a Sundress into a Maxi Skirt, you can read that post HERE.  Today I am wearing that Maxi Skirt with a mustard-color blouse thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill) and Wedge Sandals from Target.

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TLP Handbag – TJ Maxx

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When the weather cools, I will wear an oversized sweater with the skirt

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Gold tone accessories including watch from Avon and ring from Burlington Coat Factory

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Are you ready for the cooler weather of Autumn or are you like me and love the heat of the Summer?

Today I am linking up with Katherines Corner, come on over and congratulate her on reaching 10,000 followers – woohoo!

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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Photography is an art that takes skill, patience and lots of practice.  I truly admire and am inspired by the awesome photos some of you have taken.  Being a novice and still learning the features of the Nikon P520 camera, I’ve been doing a lot of practicing.

My son and I had an appointment at the University of Delaware and while there we took these pictures at the Native Plant Teaching Garden.

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According to the University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension Program’s website – “Native Plant Teaching Garden:  Designed to create an awareness of the cumulative environmental benefits that can be achieved through the use of native plants by providing an aesthetically pleasing demonstration garden easily adaptable to the home landscape.  The garden consists of different niches, each planted with material appropriate for the site:  a butterfly garden, bio-retention system (rain garden), meadow, foundation plantings, shrubs and paths, and perennial border.”

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It was a beautiful day to be in The Teaching Garden and a great opportunity to get in a lot of practice.

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With the change of seasons, I hope to get more outdoor shots including those dreaded snow days!

How do you think we did?

Linking up with WIWW – Transatlantic Blonde

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Back to School 2013!

 Today my son starts his last first day back to school, entering as a HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR!!!

I watched the young kids in the neighborhood wait for the big yellow School Bus and had a lump in my throat because this is how it used to be on my son’s first day back to school…

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….now as I watched him leave this morning on his last first day of school the lump in my throat reappeared but for a totally different reason.

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Traveling mercies son!

Speaking of going back to school, I too will be heading back, but this time for just one day.  I will be returning to the classroom to teach a Blogging 101 class on Wednesday, September 4th sponsored by The Money School of Delaware.

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Back to…

 Money School Classes!  

Outlook and Opportunities

Tues., Aug 27 Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Kirkwood Hwy Public Library

 Steven Lucas, Edward Jones

Understanding Your Credit Report

Wed., Aug. 28 Time: 6-7:30pm

New Castle Public Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Scams & Schemes: Dodging Financial Predators

Tues., Sept. 3 Time: 6-7:30pm

Elsmere Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Lunch and Learn: Social Media 2013

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 12noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Dinette Rivera, Rivera Business Development Group

 

Building Your Financial Future

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 5:30-7:15pm

Dover Library

Rod Hausmann, Primerica

Investment Success without a Guru.

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 6-7pm

Lamborn Library

William D. Starnes, CFP, MST, ChFC, Mallard Advisors

 

Blogging 101

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Bear Library

Antionette Blake, DEDivahDeals.com

 

Take Stock in the Market

Thurs., Sept 5 Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Kirkwood Hwy Public Library

Steven Lucas, Edward Jones

You’re Getting Divorced – Now What!

Mon., Sept. 9 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Susan Lehnerd, Mallard Advisors, LLC

Foreclosure Prevention

Mon., Sept. 9 Time: 6-7:30pm

Georgetown Library

Lisa Spellman, Department of Justice

 

A Mortgage Acceleration Review

Mon., Sept 9 Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm

Rosehill Commuinty Center

Jenine Mills, AGLA

Here’s to a wonderful Back to School year for all of us – Smooches!

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