Caramel Macchiato on a Budget

My hubby’s favorite drink at Starbucks is a Caramel Macchiato. According to the Starbucks website, it includes a “creamy vanilla-flavored syrup, freshly steamed milk with a topping of velvety-rich foam, an intense hit of our Espresso Roast, a finishing of buttery caramel drizzle”.

My husband has found an alternative to this pricy drink, that provides him with the same caramel taste but for a fraction of the cost. Caramel Macchiato on a Budget / from Life of Momma B

Begin by brewing a pot of coffee. Before you pour your coffee add one Cadbury Caramel egg to the bottom of a large cup. Top off the cup with coffee and stir until the egg is dissolved.

In full disclosure – I have not tried this recipe. I personally cannot stand coffee, but my hubby loves it and this will be the third year that he has enjoyed this.

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A Parliament

Merriam Webster defines parliament as a “the group of people who are responsible for making the laws in some kinds of government.”  They seem to have forgotten that a group of owls is also known as a parliament. I could really ramble on about the irony of the “wise old owl” and any part of government, but I will not.

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Cabana Grill Review & Giveaway

I am busting at the seams to tell you about my first ever giveaway, but you will have to wait just a minute more!

The other day I received an email from Cabana Grill about hosting a giveaway for them. I had eaten at a Taco Cabana when we lived in the Dallas Area, but I had never heard of Cabana Grill, much less that there was one here in Jacksonville. Apparently, Cabana Grill is a new sister chain to Taco Cabana and Jacksonville was chosen as only the second location in the country.

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Doll Bench

The Home Care and Repair merit badge is one of my favorites, especially at the PiPa level.  However, since Lily is an Explorer, completing this badge has eluded her. She has put it off because she could not find a project to build from wood that did not involve a kit. Finally, a decision was made – a simple bench for her American Girl Doll.

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Crowd Pleasing Potato Salad

The arrival of spring means picnics and potlucks. You can not go wrong with a good potato salad.

Recently, my sister asked me for instructions on how to make potato salad, so I thought I would share it with you too. My recipe for potato salad is designed to feed a crowd.

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Men’s Hat and Scarf set

This past Christmas, my dad asked me to knit him a hat and scarf. He was very surprised when I delivered. Since Friday is the first day of spring, I thought I better post it before it got any warmer.

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Water Conservation

Caring for My Environment Merit Badge Help | Life of Momma B“Water, water, everywhere. Nor any a drop to drink.”

This famous line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem”The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is known by many. We too are surrounded by water (70% of the earth’s surface), yet only a small amount is suitable for drinking. The Caring For My Environment merit badge focuses on being good stewards of the natural resources that God has given us. This goes back to the being responsible portion of the AHG Oath.

Requirement #10 has the Explorer level girls make a list of the at least 5 ways to conserve water at home.  I created a simple printout for the girls to use with this requirement. (Right click on the image below to save a pdf version for your use.) Continue reading

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