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LOW Entry Giveaways Ending This WEEKEND

Try it - Like it :: Bug Catching Kit from Orkin :: 4/29
Traveling Sisterhood - Make a Pet Toy Giveaway - 4/29
MotherStucker & Weed Zinger GIVEAWAY ($75+ Value)
Giveaways 4 Mom - Teach My Deluxe Kit - 4/29
Obsessed by Portia - Why I Love Mom Book - 4/29
FF - Better Together: Because You're Not Meant To Mom Alone Book - 4/29
Oh, Honestly! - $100 Visa Gift Card - 4/30
Susies Reviews - Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit -4/30
Rose Bakes - Be Free Proclamation $50 Jewelry GC - 4/30
Mom's Plans - BIY (Brew It Yourself) Bone Broth Kit - 4/30
The Philosopher's Wife - Skein of Yarn - 4/30
PennyMindingMom - The Mustard Seed Book - US/CAN - 4/30
Keeping Life Sane- $100 Sierra Trading Post Gift Card- 5/1
Vermont Brownie Company - Brownies - 5/1
Try it - Like it :: Purex :: 5/1
Sweet Silly Sara-Pampers Prize Pack Plus Gift Card!, US, 5/1
Making Time For Mommy - See Kai Run Shoes - 5/1
Soy Aromatherapy Candle ($19.95 Value) - 5/1
Amundsen House of Chaos- 4 tickets to Natural History Museum of Utah - 5/1

MORE Giveaways going on (some over 200):
Teaching Children Music- $179 Little Musician Curriculum - 4/29


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If you have access to an apricot tree I highly suggest making fruit leather.  This was my first time attempting any kind of dried fruit and it turned out heavenly!
Plus my house smelled great all day!!  And if you read a recent post you can see why that would be

Apricot Fruit Leather

4 cups chopped apricots
lemon juice
1/2 c water

Add apricots and a 1/2 c of water to a saucepan on low heat.
Cover, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
Add sugar 1 T at a time till it tastes good
Add lemon juice 1 tsp at a time to taste
Add cinnamon to taste
Add nutmeg to taste - I did a lot of tastin'!! :)
Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat until thickened a bit

In batches add mixture to a blender
Blend until smooooooooth
Prepare baking sheet: line with microwaveable safe plastic wrap
Add mixture to sheet about 1/4 inch thick

MAKE SURE the plastic wrap doesn't fold over mixture and that it doesn't touch your oven
Bake at 140 degrees for 8 to 12 hours - fruit leathe…