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NUTTERBUTTER AND CHOCOLATE OVERLOAD CUPCAKES!!

How could you not fall in love with these sweeties?! The aroma of peanut butter filled the kitchen as we were prepping them... We could hardly wait for the first bite. Delicious!  




Serves:24Prep Time:15 MinCook Time:25 MinIngredients 1 bx cake mix, devils food..mix as directed
1 pkg regular sized nutterbutter cookies
1 pkg mini nutterbutter cookies
1 can(s) chocolate frosting


PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING


1 c creamy peanut butter
8 Tbsp
butter room temperature
2 c p…

TOP 10 PATRIOTIC FILMS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY!

During the forming of this list I was blown away by the sheer number of patriotic films that have been made in the US. In going through the pile of possibilities, I have intentionally chosen not to just represent saccharine movies which show only the good side of life – the films I have picked include war films, films about corruption, and films involving racism. There is, however, one underlying current in all of them – they all involve the triumph of freedom – the very heart of American patriotism. I have excluded films that would not be considered to be the best of the best – for that reason don’t expect to see Independence Day or The Patriot here.  Happy 4th of July!




10. The Sullivans/Lloyd Bacon, 1944    The Sullivans (also known as the Fighting Sullivans) is a true story of five brothers who died when their ship was destroyed during a naval battle in the Pacific during World War II. Their deaths changed U.S. military policy about family enlistments (limiting siblings servin…

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH FIREWORKS USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA FOR THE 4TH OF JULY!

Every amateur photographer wants to take great photos of fireworks. The beautiful fireworks displays and photography just seem to go hand in hand. Photographing fireworks can be tricky. Using a digital camera to photograph fireworks makes the process even more difficult. But there are some photography tips that may help get that perfect fireworks photo on the Fourth of July or New Year's eve.
    Get to the event plenty early. Scope out possible photography locations. Great shooting locations aren't necessarily right up front. Often this is the worst location. There will be lots of people. They will obstruct your view. They may knock over your equipment. Also, you will probably be blocking the views of other people. Also, be on the lookout for trees that may block your shots. Often, the best place is away from the crowd. The crowd could even serve as a foreground for your photos.







Try to incorporate some sort of landmark into your shots for more better fireworks phot…

THE FOURTH OF JULY AND THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!!

A little known fact is that fifty-four of the fifty-six signatories of the Declaration of Independence were believers. These men understood the powerful influence that the Savior God had on each and every individual who had signed this and pledged allegiance to it. Their signatures could have possibly sealed their deaths and they were all fully aware of it.
    In their framework of the Declaration, they sought God's wisdom in creating a document that would become this great nation's most important testament. Little did the signers of the Declaration of Independence know that with the signing of this Declaration, the birth of a new nation had begun, and "the shot that was heard around the world", the first shot fired against a British soldier, would be the beginning of the end for Great Britain's rule over the American colonies.






The Declaration of Independence
With the signing of the Declaration of Independence, on July 4th, 1776, the United States of America…