Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!


Wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!



Friday, December 23, 2016

Special! Snickerdoodle Christmas Home Tour

Decking The Halls ~ Snickerdoodle Features + Link Up We have loved seeing so many of your lovely homes all decked out for the holidays! Thanks to everyone who shared their Holiday Home Decor with us at Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make Party. We want to showcase your homes this week with a special Decking The Halls ~ Snickerdoodle Features + Link Up Party. If you have not shared your home tour with us at Snickerdoodle, we invite you to add your post to the link up.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Funtastic Friday 106

Funtastic-Friday-Ad-Sq Welcome to Funtastic Friday 106!  Are you ready for Christmas?  Guess it will be here one way or another:).  I finished my shopping long ago, just doing some candy making for neighbor gifts.  I did send a few cards out--last year I had surgery in December and didn't bother. We are sad to see Mistie leave Funtastic Friday--she has been with us for a long time.  Mistie was a great contributor to the Funtastic Friday link party. If you're interested in joining us as a host, please contract me or one of the other hosts. We're looking for at least three more bloggers to help us host the party.
  Wrapping Up the Holidays is coming to a close, so be sure to join us this week. The theme is gift wrap, cards, tree trimmings, recipes, holiday traditions, and family activities. There is no limit on the number of links you post as long as they are family friendly. Feel free to dust off older posts and share them, too! The party will only be open for a few more days. Come back on December 28 and find out if you're one of the featured picks. Have you tried Chef'd? It's a great meal planning and food service. Read my post Get Chef'd and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Chef'd gift card. Par-tay time! Funtastic Friday Meeting the Hosts
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Funtastic Friday 106 Donna Favorites
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Kimm's favorites | Pomegranate Yule Mule @ Cooking with Curls | DIY Christmas Village Houses with Scrap Wood @ Refresh Living | German Glass Glitter DIY Monogram Ornaments @ Pink Peppermint Design |
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Sherry's favorites | Whiskey Walnut Spice Cake @ The Gold Lining Girl | Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream @ The Gold Lining Girl | Sausage Egg and Cheese Quiche Tart @ This Gal Cooks |
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Angie's favorites | How to Build A Floor-To-Ceiling Bookshelf ( With A Window Seat) @ Just Measuring Up | DIY Christmas Village Houses with Scrap Wood @ Refresh Living | Peppermint Tree Toppers @ A Thoughtful Place |
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Lacie's favorites | Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath @ Reinvented | Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Dipping Sauce @ Home Cooking Memories | Perfectly Chewy Peanut Butter Blossoms @ Cooking with Carlee |
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Heidi's favorites | Wonderful Waterless Snowglobes @ Sadie Seasongoods | Toasted Coconut Soft Sugar Cookies @ Spoonful of Flavor | French Knot Stag Head Pillow @ Busy Being Jennifer |
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Debra's favorites | Easy Peppermint Mocha @ Delightful E Made | Mini Gingerbread Cupcakes @ If You Give A Blond A Kitchen | Candy Cane Beignets Recipe @ Bombshell Bling |


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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday 12/20/16

Here it is!  Our just before Christmas link party!  Twochicksandamom hopes that you are having a wonderful month and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa we hope that you enjoy and have family close by.
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The Week of Christmas and we have Christmas Goodies, Decorating, Beautiful Trees, Wrapping Ideas and Recipes!!!
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We are wishing you and your families a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah !!

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Fort Macon (Atlantic Beach, NC)





Hi everyone!  It's been awhile since I have had the chance to do a post.  My husband recently graduated from Coast Guard boot camp at Cape May, NJ!  We have since been stationed in North Carolina and are finally settled in and ready to enjoy Christmas and the New Year with our little one.  We haven't had the chance to do too much exploring over here (yet) but we have had the chance to go to one historical site which is the Fort Macon State Park.  I can't tell you about everything we saw because there is SO much - but I'm going to tell you the basics and share plenty of pictures. :)


    "Fort Macon was built between 1826 and 1834 and was guarding the entrance to Beaufort Harbor.  It was one of a series of seacoast fortifications for national defense.  The fort was seized on April 14, 1861 (the outbreak of the Civil War) by local secessionist militia forces.  
    Union General John G. Parke's brigade of General Ambrose E. Burnside's Coastal Division captured Carolina City, Morehead City, and Beaufort in March 1862.  Confederate Colonel Moses J. White, commanding Fort Macon's 403-man garrison, refused 3 Union Surrender demands.  Parke established 22 companies of U.S. infantry and artillery at Hoop Pole Creek, 5 miles west of Fort Macon, and besieged the Fort.  Parke's troops constructed emplacements for two mortar batteries and one rifled cannon battery about 3/4 mile from the fort.  Four U.S. Navy gunboats offshore assisted in the siege, along with floating batteries positioned northeast of the fort.  
    On April 25, the Union batteries and gunboats bombarded Fort Macon for 11 hours.  By afternoon, the powerful rifled cannons had breached the fort's walls and endangered its magazines.  The Confederate's ran up the white flag at 4:30 p.m., and White formally surrendered to Parke's forces the following morning.  Seven Confederates were killed and 18 wounded while the Federal's lost 1 killed and 2 wounded.  U.S. forced occupied the fort and the Beaufort Harbor for the remainder of the war."

That was information from the park itself (I don't want to get anything wrong and it's a nice short summary), enjoy some pictures of the park!

Fort Macon Mini


 The oven they used to cook.




Some weapons and ammunition (also below)




I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about this and seeing some pictures. For more info you can check out the website at http://www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park :)

 
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