Teriyaki Orange Beef Shish Kebabs- an easy camping recipe!

We took another trip in our RV this past week and visited the cool crafty town of Franklin, NC.  While we were there, I tried out my latest campfire recipe, Teriyaki Orange Beef Shish Kebabs.  This is an easy recipe that you can make ahead of time so that when it comes to dinnertime while on vacation, you don’t have to put out a lot of effort.  That is my kind of cooking!

Teriyaki Orange Beef Kebabs and Wet Naps

And they are pretty darn good too!

Since we started RV camping last year, I have gotten into a decent preparation routine for camping trips.  (Although some would argue that RV camping is not quite the equivalent of the rustic version of camping).  Me?  I don’t do tents.  I have a thing about sleeping where there are snakes and creepy crawlies.

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And besides that, what could be better than driving around with my own portable billboard?

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Grilled Salmon with Rosemary Recipe #14daystoslim

I have been actively trying to lose weight since last year and recently have decided to try out the Slimfast 14-Day Slimdown.  It is an easy plan that fits well with my manically busy schedule and seems to be working for me.  I’m already down six pounds!  The plan includes Slimfast products along with a healthy, balanced meal each day.

Variety is key, so I wanted to share with you one of my favorite recipes for Grilled Salmon with Rosemary, and a bit about the plan that is working for me right now!

grilled salmon and rosemary slim fast diet

I struggle with the concept of “eating to live” versus “living to eat”. As I watch quite a few of my friends who are currently in maintenance deal with that subject, I know that eventually when I lose all the weight I want to lose, that issue will surface. Losing weight, in my opinion, is 80% mental and 20% physical. By mental, I mean that we have to retrain our way of thinking in order to be truly successful.

I was brought up in a family of German and Pennsylvania Dutch decent. We socialize with food, we celebrate with food, and we enjoy everything there is to create with food. When we have a gathering, the first thing that is asked is “What will you be bringing?” The joy of eating is something that I have lived with all my life and something that is so ingrained in me that I doubt I will ever be at the point where I eat to live.

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2014 Photography Challenge- Water

It’s time to check out our Sitcom Photography Challenge!  Our theme this time is water!  Consider joining up!  We have new themes every two weeks.   It is fun to come up with some great photos based on the theme and then share them with all of the Sitcom readers!  It is a great way to start thinking “outside the box” when it comes to digital photography!  Want to join in?

We have a new challenge every two weeks.   This will give us all a chance to get lots of great photos submitted before the deadline!

Last time, our challenge was “Weather”.  We had some awesome and amazing photos submitted.  Your really need to check them out if you haven’t seen them yet.  AMAZING.  Click here to see the great photos submitted for the Weather Photo Challenge! 

This week our theme is: “Water”

photography challenge waterfalls

In our last camping trip to Franklin, NC, we ran across several beautiful waterfalls and had to stop and take some photos.  This amazing waterfall is called Cullasaja Falls.   I had taken several photos before I realized that there was a couple sitting on the falls.  This is a cropped photo showing them in the midst of the falls.  How they got there is a mystery to us.  I imagine there was a trail of some sort and a bunch of climbing involved.   And maybe a little bit of bravery regarding that fear of heights thing.  Would have been awesome to be them, though.

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A fun Sweepstakes, Kraft Paisley Points, and a Walmart gift card giveaway!

In our house, let’s face it.  We go through a lot of cheese.  We have it in sandwiches, on top of salads, over top of our pasta, covering our burgers, and sometimes even straight out of the refrigerator.  With the door open.  Not that I’d know anything about that…


The folks at Kraft Foods have teamed up with Brad Paisley in a program called Paisley Points that actually rewards us for noshing on cheese!  Hmmm…Brad Paisley, Kraft Cheese, prizes and a Walmart gift card giveaway.  You certainly can’t ask for much more!

So before I get to the rewards program details and giveaway, here is a little Brad Paisley to brighten up your day.  Enjoy…

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Create your own Greeting Card Organizer- free download!

diy greeting card organizer

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #ValueCards #CollectiveBias Summertime can get hectic.  I have to admit that I’m pretty scatterbrained, year ’round, but I’m particularly bad this time of year.  Lot’s of crafty […]

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Make your own Scratch-Offs!

diy scratch off coupons

This post brought to you by Procter & Gamble. All opinions are 100% mine. While perusing Sam’s Club the other day, I ran across some great deals on cleaners called the Total Clean Lineup.  It includes Cascade® Total Clean ActionPacs, Tide® Total Clean and Dawn® Ultra Total Clean.  And naturally, my crafty mind did not immediately go to house […]

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Nailed it! Paperless Coupons and a major craft fail…

puzzle nail art

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias Yep, I nailed it.  Well, I certainly found something else that I’m not very good at.  It falls in the same category with cooking, I guess.  Anyway, I thought I’d share my tale of woe with you. […]

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Making Paper Beads with Kellogg’s Cereal Boxes! #goodnightsnack #cbias

diy cereal box beads kelloggs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The folks in my house love cereal.  It is a favorite for morning, noon and even a Good night snack. With that said, I often have a large amount of Kellogg’s cereal boxes in my recycle bin to […]

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Redeem points for great prizes- just for drinking water!

nestle water and healthy diet

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Treadmills are scary. They have blank digital eyes that stare at you ruthlessly while you run for your life on the seemingly speeding belt. I know that it’s waiting patiently for me to trip and fall and make a huge fool of myself […]

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Queen of Hearts- a new decorative painting pattern!

Queen of Hearts pattern - decorative painting

I’ve always loved the pictures on decks of cards.  Seriously, it doesn’t take a lot to make me happy… I decided to try my hand at designing my own Queen of Hearts.  And then create something unique with an old piece of furniture!  How about a Queen of Hearts bedside table?  Bet you don’t already […]

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