Saturday, March 26, 2011

Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is Awesome! - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is Awesome! - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

An Easy and Nutritious Appetizer

Cherry Tomatoes with Broccoli Filling

All You 
Cherry Tomatoes with Broccoli Filling


Think of cherry tomatoes as healthy, edible serving bowls for children. We filled ours with a creamy broccoli concoction. For other hearty stuffers, try chicken or tuna salad. On the lighter side, a corn salad would be tasty and easy for kids to manage.

Yield: 10 Servings
Cost per Serving: $.92


  • 48  cherry or grape tomatoes (about 2 pints)
  • 1  10-oz. package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1/2  cup  reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2  cup  nonfat sour cream
  • 1/4  cup  grated Parmesan
  • 1/2  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper


Slice tops off tomatoes; reserve. Use a small spoon or melon baller to scoop out pulp; discard pulp. Invert tomatoes onto paper towels, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to fill
Squeeze as much moisture as possible from broccoli and pat dry with paper towels. Place in bowl of a food processor and add mayonnaise, sour cream, Parmesan and crushed red pepper. Pulse a few times to thoroughly mix, but do not completely puree. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Spoon 1 tsp. filling into each tomato, mounding filling slightly. Set tops on filling. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

5g (sat 1g)
All You, NOVEMBER 2008

Free Event @ Chapman Cultural Center Monday, Mar. 28th

Monday at 7pm you can attend a FREE concert by
The US Air Force Heritage Ramblers (military band).
Hear New Orleans and Chicago style JAZZ.
Their performances include music from legends
such as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Becher, and Bix
Beiderbecke.  Call or stop by CCC ticket office
to get free tickets in advance.

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Philippians 1:29

For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the
privilege of suffering for him.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Last Lecture | Randy Pausch

Please take a look at this link!
You can even listen to the Last Lecture given
by Randy Pausch, a computer science professor who
in 2007 had pancreatic cancer and had only a few
months to live. He talks about "achieving your
childhood dreams" not dying. Little did he
know this would be his last lecture.
The book "The Last Lecture" would make
a great gift for the high school or college graduate!

The Last Lecture Randy Pausch

Hub City Bookshop New Book Club Kickoff

If you love to read and then meet to discuss books with others,
consider coming to the new book club kickoff event at Hub City Bookshop this
Thursday the 24th from 5-7 pm.  There will be giveaways, snacks, socializing, and
the announcement of Hub City's first book club selection!  It is going
to be fun!  I invite you to join us.

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Ephesians 6:10-11

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rocker-Bottom Shoes - Toning Shoes Reviews - Do Toning Shoes Work - RealAge

Read this if you've been wondering if these new shoes work!

Rocker-Bottom Shoes - Toning Shoes Reviews - Do Toning Shoes Work - RealAge

An apple a day-Cut 120 Calories daily by doing this!

Is a box of plastic sandwich bags all you need to easily shave 120 calories from each day? Research suggests it may be so.
As long as you use those bags to divide up your snacks -- be they nuts, pretzels, crackers, or popcorn -- into small servings. About 100 calories per bag. In a recent study, people whose snacks came prepackaged in low-calorie portions ate about 120 fewer calories each day compared with folks who munched from larger packages.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

An apple a day

(NLT) - Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord is my shepherd;
  I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
  He leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
  He guides me along right paths,
  bringing honor to his name

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Love Letter: by Freida

Oh Lover of My Soul - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

A Poem by EE Cummings

I first heard this poem recited by (Cameron Diaz) in the movie "In Her Shoes"
It touched me so deeply, I cried for 2 hours after hearing it.  I had to get a copy
of it to keep.  If you have not seen "In Her Shoes," please make it a point
to see it.  Now, I hope you love this poem by EE Cummings as much as I do.
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
                                  i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Little Birdie Secrets: rice krispie treat shamrocks {st. patrick's day treat}

Looking for a cute food treat for St. Patrick's day?
Check out the link below:

Little Birdie Secrets: rice krispie treat shamrocks {st. patrick's day treat}

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - 2 Peter 1:5-8

In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God's promises. Supplement your
faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge,
and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient
endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection
with love for everyone.

The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge
of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

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Romans 8:28 (The Message)

 26-28Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Just hanging out at the library, enjoying the quiteness and reading!
How is your Sunday?
Dance Your Way into a Zumba Class - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

Check this out to find out why Zumba classes are so popular!

Do you Zumba?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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"The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life."
Leo Tolstoy ~

Friday, March 11, 2011

Donnie Bagwell Photography: Early Spring

Donnie Bagwell Photography: Early Spring: " I had just left the shop this morning when I spotted this scene on Hickory Nut Rd. This is a five shot bracket processed with&nbsp..."

Check out this beautiful photo by Donnie Bagwell!

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Deuteronomy 7:9

Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who
keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those
who love him and obey his commands.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - 2 Timothy 1:9

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved
it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time--to show us his grace
through Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

10 Best Gifts for the 2011 College Graduate - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

Caroline's Cakes is Coming to Spartanburg!

Hey ya'll! Exciting news...Caroline's Cakes are opening
a retail outlet by Sept. or Oct. 2011. I had the pleasure
of meeting Caroline at the Chapman Cultural Center
recently and heard her speak on how she started her
cake business who now caters to a number of celebrities
in Hollywood! I sampled her signature 7 layer Caramel Cake
and it was fabulous! She also has Coconut, Spice, Carrot,
Chocolate as well a numerous others. You must take
a minute to visit her website at the link below to see
her beautiful cakes.

Note: No, I am not being paid to advertise for her.
I just think her cakes are wonderful and I can't wait
to see her in Spartanburg!

Caroline's Cakes, Home of The World's Best Caramel Cake!

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and
the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort
others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has
given us.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Check out this link for zoo  pictures!
Book Review: "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

An apple a day

"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant...
An elephant's faithful----one hundred per cent!
~Theodor Seuss Geisel, Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940

This quote was at the beginning of a good book I just finished.  It's about the secrets and
happenings behind the scenes of the old train circuses of the 1920'a and 30's.  It's
a different world for those traveling with the circus.  Rosie the elephant in the book
will win your heart.  You will learn about the lives of the performers, roustabouts, and rubes.

The book is "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen
It is a #1 New York Times Bestseller!  Check it out...
Bradford Pear @ Dusk
 photo credit Freida

Saturday, March 5, 2011

An apple a day

"There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing
is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is."
~ Albert Einstein

Friday, March 4, 2011

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VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Joshua 1:9

This is my command--be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the
Lord your God is with you wherever you go

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Psalm 73:25-26

Whom have I in heaven but you?
    I desire you more than anything on earth.
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
    but God remains the strength of my heart;
    he is mine forever.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - 2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and
Click on the link below to listen to Rachel Ray read
the Popular Children's book "Green Eggs and Ham"
Dr. Seuss

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