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Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits


These are one of my son's favorite breakfast treats.  They are easily made with the help of a food processor.  Why don't you give them a try in the morning?

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup raisins
1 cup milk
melted butter
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 - 2 tablespoons 1/2 & 1/2

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor.  Pulse several times to mix.  Add cold butter cut into 6 equal parts.  Add to dry ingredients in food processor.  Pulse several times until mixture is crumbly.  Transfer to large bowl.  Add milk and raisins and stir until moistened.  Knead dough on lightly floured surface 4 or 5 times.  Pat dough to 1 inch thickness.  Cut with biscuit cutter.  Placed on greased cookie sheet.  Brush biscuits with melted butter.  Bake for 14 - 16 minutes until lightly browned.  Drizzle with glaze made of powdered sugar and 1/2 & 1/2.
Yield 15 - 2" biscuits
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BlackBerry App World 2.0 Hits BlackBerry Beta Zone! (Updated with Screenshots)

BlackBerry App World 2.0 Hits BlackBerry Beta Zone! (Updated with Screenshots)

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A while back, we let you know what you could expect in BlackBerry App World 2.0, though there wasn’t much solid information available as to when we could expect it. As of this morning, App World 2.0 has officially been made available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

Among the changes is a new Top 25 list, sorting into multiple categories including Newest, Recently Updated, and Themes, in addition to the new BlackBerry ID which makes it easy to manage purchased applications from any BlackBerry handset. It looks like carrier billing hasn’t been implemented as of yet, but it isn’t surprising considering this is the first beta release of v2.0.

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Want to join the BlackBerry Beta Zone? Head here to register.

Update: It seems like RIM’s servers are having a hard time keeping up with the number of people trying to sign-up, but they’re working to resolve the issue soon.

Check back shortly, screenshots after the break!

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Leaked Screenshots Show BlackBerry 6 Running on a Bold 9650

Leaked Screenshots Show BlackBerry 6 Running on a Bold 9650

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Lately there has been an abundance of speculation as to which devices will get BlackBerry 6, with no solid information being released from RIM to satisfy our questions. Speculation has pointed to the Bold 9650 getting the update, since it has 512MB of RAM, which has been confirmed thanks to screenshots of the device running the new OS.

Unfortunately, this still doesn’t answer the undying question – will the 9700 get the update? Considering it only has 256MB of RAM, it’s looking less and less likely, as 512MB seems to be the minimum requirement.

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[via BBLeaks]

Ashley Tisdale Loves Her Bold 9650

Ashley Tisdale Loves Her Bold 9650



Ashley Tisdale is A Bold 9650 User

Beachy Keen Handprints

On a beach trip two summers ago, I decided to try an idea I found in Family Fun magazine.
Click here for their tutorial.
Of course, theirs was way "prettier" than ours, but hey, for a 2 & 3 year old, they turned out pretty good!

In a small card board box, I put  4 premeasured bags of plaster of paris and a measuring cup.  I was so glad I had the box, because I hadn't thought about how I was going to get the handprints back home...they can be a little fragile, but nothing E6000 can't put back together!  We started by making handprints in the sand.  Be sure the prints are deep enough to hold the plaster.  Then we added some seashells that we found on the beach.  Next, we mixed the plaster with sea water and poured them into our molds.  I put bent paperclips on top of the molds so I could easily mount the handprints later.


It doesn't take long for them to set up.  We went for a walk & they were ready when we got back.  I picked them up, put them in my box, and left them there for a couple of months.

The Family Fun example has them mounted on sticks on driftwood.  Very cute, but not practical in my house of toddlers.  I found a barnwood frame at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off.  I sprayed the back with spray adhesive, put a beautiful sea blue linen down, added some small nails and mounted the handprints.  The info about the trip is written on the back of the frame.
All in all, it is a sweet little keepsake of a fun trip to the beach!
DON'T FORGET TO COME BACK SUNDAY
FOR THE PARTY!
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Linking to these fun parties:
Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Show Off Your Stuff and Fireflies and Jellybeans
Under $100 at Beyond the Picket Fence
What are Little Boys Made of at seven thirty three
Sugar and Spice at seven thirty three
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Designs
The Shabby Nest
Friday Fun Finds at Kojo designs
Friendly Friday Follow
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Feature Yourself Friday at fingerprints on the fridge
Look at Me I'm So Crafty at Fun to Craft
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
New Friend Fridays with The Girl Creative and Trendy Treehouse
Fabulous Finds Friday at 6 inches of Ribbon
Sunday Spotlight at Under the Table and Dreaming
Sundae Scoop at I heart Naptime
Weekend Wrapup at Tatertots and Jello
Crafto Maniac MONDAY
Just Something I Whipped Up Monday at The Girl Creative
Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays at New Nostalgia
Take a Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee
Anything Related Tuesday at All Thingz Related

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Look What I Got!

Last week I posted on a blog (Tator Tots & Jello) and entered a give-a-way (Bungalow Bath & Body)...not unlike many other days I've spent in blogland. 

Then, unexpectedly, I received an email from Jen at Tator Tots and JelloI won her give-a-way!  Me?!?!  Are you sure?!?!  I mean,  I DID win life's lottery when I married my husband and then we DID hit the jackpot with our two kiddos...but as far as actually winning items of monetary value (my husband and boys are priceless)....it just doesn't happen for me.  I was over the moon for D-A-Y-S!!!  It really IS fun to win!!!

Well, over the weekend, this glorious package of goodies arrived from Jen at Bungalow Bath & Body.
Trust me...the soaps and sugar scrub smell as good as they look!
Be sure to check out Jen's store on Etsy

Also, if you don't already follow Tator Tots & Jello
click the button to be inspired!
Visit tatertotsandjello.com

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Wonderful White Cake Balls

White on white cake balls!
  White cake and cream cheese frosting covered in white chocolate candy topped with pearly white sprinkles.

They turned out beautifully.  Wouldn't they be gorgeous at a wedding reception?
Of course I had to dip a few in dark chocolate as well!
Beautiful addition to a  'Black & White' party.

For a perfect birthday party sweet, just add multi-colored sprinkles!
These are completely divine!
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PRETTY PACKAGES PARTY


 

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 Parties I'm linked to:
Under the Table & Dreaming - Sunday Showcase
Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Just Something I Whipped Up at the Girl Creative
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple
Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
 New Nostalgia
Take a Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee
Anything Related at All Thingz Related
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice and seven thirty three
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Wednesday Gratitude at Heart and Home
White Party at 504 Main

Twitter for BlackBerry Losing “Beta” Label, Full Version Launches Tonight

Twitter for BlackBerry Losing “Beta” Label, Full Version Launches Tonight

Update: Now live! If the application doesn’t automatically prompt you to update, head to Options and select Check for Update at the bottom.


Beginning tonight, BlackBerry users will start seeing an update to Twitter, officially bringing it out of beta. According to RIM, the open beta was made available in April to gather community and user feedback, much of which was taken into consideration when updating the application along the way. Unfortunately, this official non-beta version won’t provide support for multiple user accounts, but with any luck we’ll see the feature implemented in future versions.


This new version will feature “Go to User”, which provides access to any user’s profile from anywhere in the application using the auto-complete functionality we’ve seen rolled out in previous updates. Additionally, the updated version will include support for at least 7 new languages, including:



  • Portuguese EU

  • Japanese

  • Indonesian

  • Russian

  • Turkish

  • Dutch

  • Korean


In case you’re interested, here are the original beta launch and update feature lists:


Original beta launch features:



  • Push Notifications for Direct Messages

  • Timeline Support

  • Following and Followers

  • Posting, Sending, Deleting , Replying and Retweeting Tweets

  • User/Saved/Keyword/Proximity Search

  • Tweet Photos/Links

  • Trending Topics

  • Seamless integration into core BlackBerry applications

  • URL Shortening

  • Auto-Update


Features added during the beta:



  • Quote Tweets (editing retweets)

  • Auto Complete for @ usernames

  • View Photos from Yfrog & Tweetphoto

  • View Geotagged Tweets

  • Personal Info Guard

  • Hotkeys for Navigation

  • Report as Spam


[via BoyGeniusReport]

BlackBerry Desktop Software 6 Available To Select Beta Zone Members

BlackBerry Desktop Software 6 Available To Select Beta Zone Members


Just yesterday we talked about a leaked version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5, however, today all the talk is about BlackBerry Desktop Software 6 which is now available in limited beta to some BlackBerry Beta Zone members. According to Audrey from Inside BlackBerry, RIM did a complete overhaul of BlackBerry Desktop Software 6 to make it a true part of the overall BlackBerry 6 experience.






BlackBerry Desktop Software 6 Available To Select Beta Zone Members is a post from: RIMarkable

Demi Moore Is A Blackberry Bold 9000 User

Demi Moore Is A Blackberry Bold 9000 User

Submitted by Olga :)

BlackBerry Shortcut Key while typing message


For BlackBerry newbie, the following BlackBerry shortcut key should be very useful for you.

To insert a period
Press Space key twice

To capitalize a letter
Hold letter key until capitalized letter appears

To type an alternate character on a keypad
Hold Alt key and press character key

To type a number
Hold Alt key and press a number key

To turn on NUM lock
Press Alt key + Left Shift key

To turn on CAP lock
Press Alt key + Right Shift key

To turn off NUM lock or CAP lock
Press Shift key

To switch typing input languages
Press Alt key + Enter key

To type a symbol
Press Symbol key and type the letter that appears below the symbol

To highlight a line or character
Press Shift key and roll Trackball

To cancel a text selection
Press the Escape key

To cut highlighted text when typing
Press Shift key + Backspace/Delete key

To copy highlighted text when typing
Press Alt key + click Trackball

To paste highlighted text when typing
Press Shift key + click Trackball

Buttermilk Pie

This recipe is my Nitaberger's recipe.  (Nitaberger is my mom's best friend.  Her "real" name is Juanita Birdwell.  As a little girl, it came out "Nitaberger" and well, it has stuck that way for 40 years!)
Nitaberger would (and I guess, still does) make this pie often...for get together and church luncheons.  To me, it is a comfort food like no other.  If you've never had or never made Buttermilk Pie...pie doesn't get any better or any easier than this!  Enjoy!

Nitaberger's Buttermilk Pie
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup buttermilk
nutmeg (I use freshly grated, but fresh from the spice rack will work, too!)

9 or 10 inch unbaked pie shell

Mix sugar and flour. Melt butter. Stir the eggs into the sugar mixture, mix in buttermilk and butter. Stir until well mixed . Pour into pie shell, and sprinkle nutmeg on top. Bake 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

I like to eat mine cold out of the fridge, but its delicious warm, too.

Don't forget to grab the button for our Pretty Packages Party August 1st thru August 7th.



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AT&T Acquires Assets From Verizon

AT&T Acquires Assets From Verizon

vzw to att AT&T Acquires Assets From VerizonWell this is pretty shocking news. Today AT&T completed a purchase of some assets from Verizon Wireless. Those assets were 79 service areas here in the United States. In English, this means that people living in the 79 service areas are now AT&T customers. For some this is a good thing, for other this might be a bad thing. You should be getting information if you live in any of these areas from AT&T. Could AT&T and Verizon Wireless be merge? That would be interesting!


Source: BGR


Ellen Pompeo Is A Dedicated Blackberry Bold 9000 User

Ellen Pompeo Is A Dedicated Blackberry Bold 9000 User



Ellen Runs Errands With Her Blackberry



Let's Have A Party


Have you seen this beautiful book?  Presentations by Carolyne Rohem was a gift from my m-i-l and I absolutely LOVE it. You can purchase it at your local bookstore or Amazon and I highly encourage you to do so.  It is full of the most beautiful photographs of the most gloriously wrapped gifts.

What I have found, is that my friends that like decorating, entertaining, crafting and gardening also enjoy wrapping beautiful and interesting packages for their friends and loved ones.
Would you, my friends in blogland, want to share your beautifully wrapped gifts with the rest of us?
I hope so...so I'm going to host a little party Sunday, August 1st thru Saturday August 7th.
Any photo with a wrapped gift in it is eligible.
Gift bags, favor boxes, birthday presents, wedding gifts, Christmas presents or any other type of gift you can think of.
Please feel free to ask me any questions, leave suggestions or share thoughts about this new party.



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How to make your Bold 9700 drop bars a.k.a. “How did it come to this?”

How to make your Bold 9700 drop bars a.k.a. “How did it come to this?”

Just when I thought we were through with this story, the 9700 gets thrown in the mix during Apple’s press conference. Personally I really am through with this story, but have had some fun anyway trying to make the bars on my Bold 9700 jump up and down. Oh what a busy life I lead…

For those of you who’ve tried in vain to replicate the Steve Jobs demo: If you attempted this in a well lit-up area for network coverage or in a building with cell repeaters scattered on every floor – it probably ain’t gonna happen. That’s why Steve said during the press conference that the demo was done in a weak coverage area. When I tried replicating the trick straight after the press conference I couldn’t make it happen, and then I realized I was in an area with heavy network coverage.

As soon as I went to my favorite (read “dreaded”) network weak spot, I was able to get those bars jumping up and down like a family of kangaroos by holding the 9700 in my right hand with my thumb resting naturally along the side and then swapping to my left hand.

Now, back to the intro, I’m done with this story and as soon as 9800 fever gets into full swing I plan to forget about antennae entirely. Unless of course the antenna in the 9800 sucks…which it WON’T, because RIM engineers the BEST antenna designs IN THE WORLD!!! Discuss.

Britney Spears In Her Mercedes Tank With Her Blackberry

Britney Spears In Her Mercedes Tank With Her Blackberry



Britney Is Looking Better Then Ever With Her Bold 9000


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