C? Easy!

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 35 Comments


The best way to bring ease to life is to use a good dose of common sense. 

Being from a rural area, common sense is often more respected than a doctorate. I mean seriously, you could have a string of degrees after your name, and you won't get any respect unless you also know how to use a tire iron. 



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Easter is right around the corner. Here's one of my favorite Easter crafts:

Take the scoop from a powdered detergent box and glue on a couple of buttons, so it looks like a wheelbarrow. 
Then allow kids to decorate it. 
Fill the cup with dirt. 
Plant a few marigold seeds (they're easy to grow). 
The message of life after death is in the seed. What appears to be dead is only transforming into a new, better life. (The butterfly life cycle is the best metaphor, but transforming caterpillars into butterflies is not EASY, but if you'd like to try...you can buy one HERE.)

Photo courtesy Storknet


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Want to try a tasty  coffee cake?


This is a great cake for coffee lovers!
Take a regular box of chocolate cake and replace the water in the recipe with coffee, and it's delicious. Add a layer of canned chocolate icing and you have an easy, delicious treat. 


The celebrate hop is brought to you by
Lexa Cain and her awesome co-hosts:
LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Egde
Katie@ TheCyborgMom

1. Finished the first draft of Swept Away. It's with the betas now.

2. A-Z. I've survived to C. 

3. Easter is coming. Hallelujah!!

35 comments:

  1. "Common sense is more respected than a doctorate." I'm quoting you, Elizabeth. That is perfect!

    (And I'm trying that cake recipe. I love all things mocha!)

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  2. Thanks for the recipe! I hope you're enjoying A2Z challenge as much as I do.
    Evalina, This and that...

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  3. What a cute craft! I agree with common sense; I call it street smarts, but I'm sure its about the same thing :)

    betty

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  4. Love the wisdom about common sense. And the cake looks delicious : )

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  5. Good sense is worth it's weight in gold; to bad it isn't More common!
    Happy Easter to you and yours.

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  6. I like to think I've got heaps of common sense... I reckon it is one of my strong points lol! I have met quite a few people who haven't though :/

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  7. The coffee cake sounds wonderful. Happy Easter.

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  8. Wonderful bit about common sense. I'd like to say I have a lot except around cake. Mmmm.... I'll be making chocolate cake today for my husband's birthday. Have a wonderful Easter! :)

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  9. Sadly, I have no idea how to use a tire iron...
    Love the coffee cake idea. Happy Easter!

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  10. Yep, common sense goes a long way. When we were approaching driving age, my parents philosophy was not only will my brothers learn how to use a tire iron my sister and I will. And the boys also learned how to sew right along with us. Great Easter craft! Great big shout out to my fellow partner in crime at the Muffin Commando Squad.

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  11. Common sense is very uncommon...
    Awesome you finished the draft.
    Have a Blessed Easter!

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  12. Sadly, common sense is not found in many now a days

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  13. I just tried some coffee brownies the other day! I definitely have to try this. :)

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  14. Coffee cake is good I've also done one with butter rum and cinnamon. My husband's favorite substitutes cherry pie filling. I have a lot of respect for common sense. Another quote I like: Common sense--A rare form of intelligence . Only one in 12,000 are born with.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  15. I love coffee cake!

    Common sense is a good one...and something more people need. Haha!

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  16. I love coffee cake!

    Common sense is a good one...and something more people need. Haha!

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  17. Ooooh looks yummy! And common sense seems to be sorely lacking these days, good Lord...

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  18. This is one common sense celebration. Love the wheel barrows! And coffee cake anytime...
    Happy Easter Liz. (smile).

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  19. I no longer live in a rural area, perhaps it's why common sense seems so lacking around here. *grins*

    What a wonderful idea to to substitute coffee for water when baking chocolate cakes. I'll definitely have to try it, it sounds so delicious...!

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  20. Another home run post! Here's to common sense and coffee. You couldn't have together two more important topics.

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  21. I have to tap into my "common sense" (lol).

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  22. If you know a place where I can buy a healthy does of common sense, please let me know. :)

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  23. That coffee cake looks delicious. And common sense, much too underrated.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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  24. Common sense is definitely on the way out with the next generation... I love a bit of coffee cake - even better with walnuts!

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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  25. Common sense, can't beat it. Like that cake recipe.

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  26. Nothing's better than common sense...and those wheelbarrows are super cute! I can't believe you have another MS done - super speed! Have a nice Easter.

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  27. Thanks for dropping by with words yesterday.

    It seems as though common sense is lacking for so many. It makes me wonder about the fate of humanity.

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  28. Can you imagine what Congress could accomplish if they put common sense ahead of politics?

    That cake recipe looks wonderful. I'm gonna have to try that.

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  29. I know I should be commenting on your letter "C" post, but I have to say: I love you blog banner!

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  30. Congrats on finishing your draft! And I agree — I'd take common sense over a doctorate any day. Thanks for the craft and recipe ideas! Happy Easter!

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  31. I'm totally with you on the common sense thing. Too bad it's a rare commodity. Congrats on finishing the draft. Woohoo! I hope your betas love it. Happy Easter! (That coffee cake made me hungry!)

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  32. Congrats on finishing your first draft, and good luck with the rest of A to Z.

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  33. I completely agree with you on the common sense thing - I see it all the time (or lack of) in school! And coming from a rural background, I know what you mean about it being highly valued! Congrats on finishing your first draft :)!

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  34. What Alex said about common sense! I know I didn't have a whole heck of a lot in my younger days. Thank goodness I finally got some by my twenties.

    That coffee cake looks delicious. Now you're making me hungry. Congrats on the draft. Yayyy!!! Love you.

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  35. Yes! Common sense is so missing in general in our world, and especially politics! Great post... Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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