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Take the kids to the Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
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Friday May 16th from 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, May 17th from 9am to 10pm

Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass is a family oriented event celebrating the beauty of spring, championship barbeque and world class bluegrass music. Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass takes place during Smoky Mountain Springfest in historic downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. Our Barbeque Cook-Off is an official barbeque championship of the state of Tennessee and is coordinated by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.



List 100 quotes that inspire me (read all 59 entries…)
#59

treat everyone with kindness!



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#57


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#56


give myself 43 treats/rewards to remind me that life is good (read all 22 entries…)
#22 & #23

2 more vintage Etienne Aigner bags!



redecorate my daughter's room
A princess room. . .

that’s what Sissy wants. We have been finding lots of inspiration on pintrest



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#55


visit the titanic museum in Pigeon Forge
from the brochure. . .

As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tn. will continue to open the door to the past in it’s one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand.

Each guest entering the ship will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew. Feel their spirit presence in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display. Many are on display for the first time in the world. This collection is valued at over four and a half million dollars. This is a self-guided tour.

Discover your passenger or crew’s fate in the Titanic Memorial Room where 2,208 names line this historic wall.
The heart of the ship is the Grand Staircase, constructed from the original Harland & Wolff plans with its oak carvings and cherub statue. Here, a magnificent glass dome reflects light off oak wall paneling and elaborate railings and iron scroll work. Wide, sweeping steps and landings provide a spectacular area where the original guests of the RMS Titanic made their appearances. You’ll be surprised to learn what the floor was made of – something considered most expensive for 1912.



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give myself 43 treats/rewards to remind me that life is good (read all 22 entries…)
#21 Girl Scout Cookies - Thin Mints~

I have a SERIOUS addiction to thin mint cookies! I sometimes find myself cruising the grocery store parking lots looking for the girl scout cookie stands! I bought 4 boxes this past weekend ~don’t judge!



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#43 Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake - so easy & scrumptious!

Chocolate Cherry-Fudge Cake

Southern Living OCTOBER 2008

Yield: Makes 12 to 15 servings

Ingredients

1 (18.25-oz.) package devil's food cake mix
1 (21-oz.) can cherry pie filling
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat first 4 ingredients at low speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 20 seconds; increase speed to medium, and beat 1 minute. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.

2. Bake at 350° for 27 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.

3. Bring sugar, milk, and butter to a boil in a heavy 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate morsels until melted and smooth. Quickly spread frosting over warm cake. Cool completely (about 1 hour).



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#42 Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake

Recipe: Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake

8 ounces uncooked rigatoni pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion (about 1 medium)
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed (I used 10 oz. fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped)
3 cups cubed cooked chicken breasts (I used chopped rotisserie chicken from the grocery deli)
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (8 ounce) container chive & onion cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Prepare rigatoni acoording to package directions.
Meanwhile, spread oil on bottom of an 11×7″ baking dish; add onion in a single layer. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or just until tender. Transfer onion to a large bowl and set aside.
Drain thawed spinach well, pressing between layers of paper towels.
Stir rigatoni, spinach, chicken and next 4 ingredients into onion in bowl. Spoon mixture into baking dish, and sprinkle evenly with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake, covered, at 375 degrees for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 15 more minutes or until bubbly.



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read 12 books in 2014 (read all 3 entries…)
The Book of the Elders: The Life Stories of Great American Indians

by Sandy Johnson



move back to the mountains (read all 2 entries…)
We are back in the Smokies!!!

We signed our lease today on a 3 bedroom condo. This will have to do until we sell our house in Sweetwater, but at least we are back where we belong!



read 12 books in 2014 (read all 3 entries…)
#2

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou



read 12 books in 2014 (read all 3 entries…)
#1 The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho



move back to the mountains (read all 2 entries…)
The Mountains are calling , , ,

and I must go!
We’ve been in Sweetwater about 3 yrs now. It’s been a fun adventure, but it has served it’s purpose. It’s time to go home!!!



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#41 Blueberry Croissant Puff

Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

3 large croissants, cut up (about 5 to 5 1/2 cups)
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place croissant pieces in a 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle with blueberries.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add milk, beating well after each addition. Pour evenly over croissant pieces. Let stand 20 minutes.
Bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until set in center and golden brown. You may want to cover it with foil for the last 10 minutes if the tops are getting too browned.
Serve warm sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Variation: Instead of baking in a square pan bake individually. Place croissant pieces evenly in 10 (1/2-cup) ramekins; sprinkle with blueberries and pour cream cheese mixture evenly over croissant pieces. Let stand 20 minutes. Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until set in center and golden brown.


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