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FAF #23 Winners.........

Hello lovely friends, hope your weekend is off to an amazing start.. 
Is anyone else into the Olympics and loving it..? I AM! 
How awesome is Phelps..?
I have the biggest crush on all the swimmers 
(shhhhhhhhh).. LOL! GO Team USA!!
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<<Finagle a Foto Challenge #24 >>

Theme: {BOW} best shots of the week)

super big thank you to our wonderful friends that linked! 

** TOP PHOTO'S & FAVORITES **
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1ST Place ~ BIGGEST 
CONGRATS **Live Love Travel 
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This BEAUTIFUL bride totally stole my heart!
Couldn't get enough of that simple yet delicate and wonderful smile and
whatever it is that screams pure bliss and happiness/ content to be living 
in her moment!!!  Simple adorable! What a lucky fella he must be! 
Absolutely Great wedding photo!!
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2nd Place~ 21 Rosemary Lane
This shot is amazing for so many reasons, the beautiful sunset, the light glare 
happening per the clouds in the background, the radiance of the sun peering 
through the tops to create the awesome light effect atop the viewers heads, 
do I keep going..? {I could!!} :)) This series via 21 Rosemary Lane is a MUST
stop in and and see. So many amazing shots.. Very lovely capture..
Simple Superb Shot.. 
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3rd Place ~ Monas Picturesque
~*Happy Birthday Minea*~
What an amazing way to remember your birthday! These field shots 
are soo pretty and oh so lovely beyond words. I love how she sticks 
out in her pinks and the endless aisles of greens all around.. Very unique 
and simply amazing shot! Cheers to many more blessed 
years to come girlie.. Yaaaaye.. {To the Bday Girl!}
 
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My lovely Co-Host 
Melanie Via Happy Jax!
Dearest Melanie ;)) .. I KNOW WE NEVER PICK OUR OWN!
But, I have to snag a moment and just send some LOVE to Mel. 
How Adorable is this ridiculously cute shot of Jax..? LOVE LOVE it.. 
PHELPS can have the WHOLE pool, Im rolling with JAX!
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Big Thanks ladies, & congrats!
YOU are ALL amazing!!! Absolutely wonderful shots.. 


PLEASE GRAB A BUTTON & SHOW OFF 
WEEKLY WINNERS, please pick 
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* * * * FAF #24 * * * *
Theme: {Best Of Your Week}
We sincerely hope you will pweeeease link up w/ us tomorrow!
Wishing you a perfect beautiful start to your weekend.. 
xoxoxoxoxoxo

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Peppery Beef Stir fry Fun...


Happy Thursday Lovely Friends!
What's cooking around your way today..?
Hope something fun and amazing. I am a bit obsessed with "The Pioneer Woman"
 I mean, who isn't..? I caught a clip of her the other day on TV and just thought to
myself, will she take me in, on her lovely farm and we can all make merry..?!?
LOL! She's simply wonderful. I got this recipe off her site and really
LOVED it. I LOVE beef stir fry and can eat it everyday!
This one is REALLY simply heavenly!
Join Me ~ Peppery Beef Stir Fry
I love everything about this recipe as I'm a huge "Spice girl". I'm sure you can take
out the extra pepper's to mild up the flavor to suit your taste buds. Very worth trying!
The hubs was blown away by how tender and flavorful the beef was. YUM!!
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Ingredients
1-1/2 pound Flank Steak, Sliced Very Thin Against The Grain
1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons Sherry
2 Tablespoons Packed Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Ginger
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 teaspoon Red Chile Paste (or A Few Dashes Red Chile Oil)
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
1 whole Medium Yellow Onion, Sliced
2 whole Red Bell Peppers, Cored And Sliced Into Rings
1 Tablespoon Diced Fresh Jalapeno (or 1 Teaspoon Dice Hot Pepper)
Red Pepper Flakes, For Sprinkling
Cilantro Leaves

Tie Up Your Aprons 
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Marinate Your Steak
 
Mix together soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, garlic, and
chili paste (or chili oil.) Place sliced beef in the mixture and toss to coat. Set aside.
Slice up your peppers, ginger, garlic and onions ahead.
Stir Fry 
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Pin'Inspirational Thursday ~ Party Day! Link Up!

Happpppy August!! 
Boy, I hate to say it but it seems like the year to flying by 
SO fast that I'm already thinking "Hold On Tight" ~ 
**Christmas In Four Months?!?!**~ Yikes!!!
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Welcome to another creative & inspiring evening of 
Pin'Inspirational Thursday #44 
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Micki Is Hosting Tonight.. 
I can't believe August is here already! Temperatures are still scorching and 
the Olympics are in full swing. It's really the perfect time to throw a party 
or have some great family time. Or start planning back to school! 
My kids head back in less than three weeks. Not that I'm counting.
* TOP  FEATURES*
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Just Us Four shared a recipe that includes 
one of my favorite foods of all time... Nutella! 
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And after you finish that yummy dessert, cool off with this 
Cherry Limeade from The Seven Year Cottage.
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Second Chance to Dream brings us some ideas for
back to school lunches that don't involve sandwiches.
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It's pretty amazing since screen doors are usually pretty darn boring.
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And Finally, from Practically Functional, a tip on 
Pretty smart, if you ask me!

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How LOVELY Are These Features..? SO MUCH TO Pin' AWAY!!!
We can't wait to see what YOU have been crafting up all week loves!
Little Teenie Party Rules To Please Observe
+ Please link your great projects - AS MANY AS YOU WANT!!
+ Please do follow myself and wonderful co-hosts 
Marilyn  &  Jane & Micki
+ Do snag a button if you are featured / spread the word...
Please link to an exact post so we can indulge in your featured creativity...
+ Tell a friend so they can join on in and be pin'inspired with us!
+Turning off word verification encourages others 
to comment on your wonderful projects.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY TO P A R T Y!
Wishing You A HAPPY WEEK!!


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FAF #23 ~ Best Of The Week Shots...

Happy Sunday Pals,
Thanks SO much for joining in today..
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It's Officially Finagle A Foto #23 

Best Of The Week Series!!
What have you been snapping...? 
Care to share with us..? 
We would LOVE to see!


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<<< MY BEST OF THE WEEK >>>
Flowers On The Deck..


I was tagged via #Instagram to post a collage for "Pics To LOVE!" 
{Pictures that spell out LOVE} Here's what I came up with ;))


A Little Time By The Lake In Maine..

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How is your week unfolding..? 
Hope amazing and lovely!
We would LOVE for you to join us!
1. Please be a follower HERE and of my Co-Host * Mel
Feel free to show off shots that lead to your perfected photo of choice!
{Lets us know to follow YOU too so we stay connected!!!}
2. MUST be your OWN shot, please do not finagle other's work.
3. Please Link Back To Your ORIGINAL Actual Photo Post.
4. Please display Finagle A Foto button on your post.
5. Help Us Know YOUR Favorites By "Liking" The Photo
6. Winner gets to help us choose the challenge themes..!!
7. Visit around and check out creative versions of the focal point of the week!
8.Give some comment LOVE. Everyone loves & little LOVE!
*NEW CHALLENGES WILL START EVERY SUNDAY*
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