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Don’t Listen to This if You’re Feeling Sad

It’ll just make it worse.

I was listening to this on my iTouch this morning and just had to share it with you all. This is one of those songs that make me stop whatever I’m doing, close my eyes, sway from side-to-side (if I had a lighter, I’d totally flick it to life and hold it up) and simply drown myself in the lyrics. It’s one of my favorite songs.

Here are the lyrics to “Tonight I Wanna Cry” by Keith Urban:

Alone in this house again tonight
I got the TV on, the sound turned down and a bottle of wine
Theres pictures of you and I on the walls around me the way that it was and should have been surrounds me
I’ll never get over you walkin’ away

Well I’ve never been the kind to ever let my feelings show
And I thought that bein’ strong meant never losin’ your self-control
But I’m just drunk enough to let go of my pain
To hell with my pride
Let it fall like rain, from my eyes
Tonight I wanna cry.

Would it help if i turned a sad song on
“All by Myself” would sure hit me hard, now that you’re gone
Or maybe unfold some old yellow lost love letters
It’s gonna hurt bad before it gets better
But I’ll never get over you by hidin’ this way

Cause I’ve never been the kind to ever let my feelings show
And I thought that bein’ strong meant never losin’ your self-control
But I’m just drunk enough to let go of my pain
To hell with my pride
Let it fall like rain, from my eyes
Tonight I wanna cry.

oOOo

Don’t let your pride stand in the way of love – life is simply too short.

So tell me friends, what is one of your favorite songs right now?

Friday Fun

Friday (Edible) Craft: 4th of July Treats

Make the 4th of July POP even more with these yummy treats from Family Fun.

Spangled Sandwich Pops

Hands-on Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 1 per sandwich

Ingredients
Mini ice-cream sandwiches
Sprinkles or nonpareils
Colorful cupcake liners

Instructions
First, skewer mini ice-cream sandwiches on popsicle sticks.

Then, press the exposed filling into a plate of sprinkles or nonpareils.

To keep mess to a minimum, serve the pops in colorful cupcake liners


Nation’s B-day Nachos

Give everyone’s favorite Tex-Mex appetizer a patriotic makeover.

Ingredients
1 bag blue corn tortilla chips
Cooking spray
Aluminum foil
Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Salsa
Sour cream

Instructions
Place blue corn tortilla chips on a foil-covered baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Sprinkle the chips with shredded Monterey Jack, then bake at 350° for 5 to 7 minutes.

Top the nachos with salsa and sour cream.


Rocket Dogs

These rabble-rousers are a blast to make and eat!

Ingredients
hot dogs
prepared breadstick dough (we used Pillsbury brand)
skewers
cubed cheese
mustard

Instructions
Simply wrap hot dogs in prepared breadstick dough (we used Pillsbury brand) and insert a skewer, letting it protrude at the top.

Bake the dogs according to the dough package’s instructions. Add a triangle of cheese for a topper, tie on a tail made from ribbon or aluminum foil, and squirt on stripes of ketchup and mustard.


Edible Eagles

Send your family’s taste buds soaring with a nest of these bald eagle treats. To make half a dozen, follow the recipe below.

Ingredients
1/4 cup of white chocolate chips
6 large marshmallows
Finely shredded coconut
Chocolate sandwich cookie (we used a chocolate-covered Oreo)
6 Cashews
Black decorators’ gel

Instructions
Melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips according to the package directions.

For each bird, drop a large marshmallow into the melted chocolate, using a spatula to coat it well.

Remove the marshmallow from the chocolate and roll it in finely shredded coconut, leaving one end uncovered.

Immediately set the marshmallow, coconut free end down, atop a chocolate sandwich cookie.

Let the chocolate set a bit, then use a toothpick to make a hole in the side of the marshmallow and insert a cashew for a beak.

Finally, add black decorators’ gel eyes


Revolutionary Berries

Rally the kiddie corps to help with thesefun-to-prep bites.

Ingredients
12 ounces white chocolate chips
Strawberries
Blue sugar or edible glitter

Instructions
Melt 12 ounces of white chocolate chips in a microwave according to the package directions (make sure the container and the berries are dry; even a little moisture will alter the texture of the candy).

One at a time, dip strawberries into the chocolate and then into blue sugar or edible glitter.

Set them to harden on waxed paper.

Makes 35 to 45 decorated berries.

You can find more great recipes here.

Have a BLAST this 4th of July! God Bless America!!!

*I was not compensated for passing these recipes on to you. Family Fun is cool. That is all.

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