October 27, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Hey everyone. I have the flu, so I'm not planning out my week this time around. I do have exciting news though! Look next week for my first giveaway. I'll post a review of the place at the end of this week, I've been buying from her for about 3 years now. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

October 26, 2008

Bloggers Anonymous

Thanks to Trisha at MomDot, I think I may need a 12-step program for blogging lol.

You may need Bloggers Anonymous if you  (by trisha)

1) You start referring to your blogging buddies in conversations with your RL friends and assume they know who you are talking about “Oh, let me tell you what Tena said today” “kim did the funniest thing”

2) You tweet, kirtsy, stumble upon, diggplurk, myspace, ning, and facebook all day long….and still have time to set your posts

3) You stalk your stats more then once a day

4) You get excited when 2 people comment on a post and if more then 5 do, you start to hyperventilate

5) You play more then one MEME a week

6) You have more then 3 blogs…one for reviews, one for family, and one to talk about your family (and they dont know about it)

7) your a closet blog hater with the “big” bloggers

8 ) You have ever talked to a blogger on the phone-that you have never met

9) You are already planning your vacation to BlogHer 09

10) You are secretly happy when something dramatic happens during the day so you can blog it

11) You know where all the major graphic sites are online (istockphoto)

12) You have figured out enough HTML to add a blog banner to your page and damn, are you proud

13) You have given advice to ANOTHER blogger on how to blog

14) You think statements like “Blog You” are funny

15) You break out in hives if you have to change hosters and a template change is a SERIOUS decision

16) When one of your kids has broken into your makeup/fridge/cabinet/underwear drawer, instead of removing them from the situation, you grab the camera to document it for your blog

17) You get excited when someone links your blog on their blogroll

18) You think your cool if your entrecard costs more then 125 points

19) You get more then 2 packages a week in the mail and your child is starting to think the post man is Santa Claus

20) Instead of buying a new product, you ask for a “review” from the company

If you qualify for more then 10 of these, you can take our Bloggers Anonymous award. Feel free to grab our post and use it on your page, as long as you give us credit back. We also encourage you to pick 5 bloggers and award them…you know who your addicted buddies are! Lets make the BA Group huge.

October 21, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookie

Now that fall is upon us, you see cans of pumpkin going on sale all over. If you're like me, you eye these cans each year wanting a new (or even a recipe period) so you can do something with pumpkin. 

Last year, one of my coworkers made these cookies and they were delicious. When I asked her for the recipe, I couldn't believe how easy it was to make.

I hope you try these cookies and they become a fall favorite in your home too. Oh and in the near future I'm going to try and make these cookies with pecans or white chocolate chips and will let you know how they turn out.

For this recipe, you'll need:
1 box of spice cake mix
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
1/2 bag of chocolate chips (or you can leave them out)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Pour the cake mix into a bowl, add pumpkin and mix together. At first you'll be asking yourself if you missed part of the ingrediants because it looks like there is too much cake mix for the pumpkin, but trust me, it all comes together. Grease a cookie sheet and portion out the cookie mix onto your cookie sheet. I use a 1 inch scoop. Bake for 13-15 mins and enjoy!

Makes approximately 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

October 19, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Since Tuesdays and Thursdays are my late nights at work and the dinners I make the day before make a lot of food, I have leftovers a couple times this week. 

Monday--Pinto Beans and Cornbread




Friday--Hamburger Helper

Saturday--Chicken Cordon Bleu, Rice, Peas.

Sunday--Breakfast for dinner :)

October 18, 2008

Shameless Post

If you're looking for girls clothing size 18 months, 24 months, 2T or 3T for the fall/winter, please check out my ebay listing :)

Night Terrors

Has anyone's DC had them?

I think my DD had her first one last night and it scared me and her. Any advice on what I can do for her during it? Please tell me this is just a phase lol.

October 17, 2008

Tried a new method of cooking ground beef

Thanks to Christy over at The Southern Plate, I found this interesting method of cooking ground beef ahead of time. 

It doesn't look very appetizing while in the process of cooking, but the convience of it is well worth it. From now on I'll be treating my ground beef like this.

Thanks Christy!

October 16, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things That Make Me Happy:

1. My husband and I are closer right now than we have been in awhile.
2. DD is being awfully cute and affectionate lately.
3. Work is going well.
4. I bought an awesome pair of brown shoes yesterday.
5. I'm buying a pair of black shoes Friday lol.
6. I'm getting my hair done on Friday (it needs it badly).
7. I got paid yesterday.
8. DH got paid today.
9. Fall weather is here.
10. Halloween is almost here (Yay!)
11. I'm getting closer to graduation (Dec. 13 baby!)
12. I take the NCE on Saturday and don't have to stress about it anymore.
13. I'm purely happy.

October 13, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Monday-Chicken and brocolli alfredo.

Tuesday-Stuffed chicken breasts, rice, creamed spinach.


Saturday-Weiner Schnitzel, German Potato Salad.


October 7, 2008

Leaving Is Hard To Do

This blog is to girls who have become a type of family on a forum. 

You guys have been my support and have been there when I needed you. My life is changing and growing and so is yours. Growth and change hurts. You can't live by holding onto the past, wanting something that isn't there. You girls mean more to me than you will ever know and I appreciate and treasure the friendships I have built through the years. It deeply saddens me that I will have to say goodbye. I cannot move on with you. My life is taking new turns and reconnecting me with people that I need to nuture friendships with. I hope you will read my blog and email me to keep in contact. This is possibly the most difficult post I've had to make. It comes from a good place though, I'm not mad or upset at any of you. I will still be on the blogging forum so I will still "see" some of you. 

I love you girls. 

Thank you for being there.

October 5, 2008

Menu Planning Monday

Monday--Hamburger Helper

Tuesday--Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Spinach

Wednesday--Chicken Planks, Tator Tots




Sunday--Roast Beef Sandwiches, Soup

Another Award

I will admit, Jamey from Walking by Faith gave me this award last week and since I totally suck, it took me awhile to post it. 

Thank you so much Jamey and I really appreciate this award :)

This is a very cool Portuguese Award and it means this blog invests in and believes that blogging makes us close. Proximidade translated to English means vicinity, or neighbourhood.
Here is the statement I am supposed to post...

"They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and to do friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut or that they propagate? Then let’s try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to 8 blogger's that in turn must make the same thing and put this text."

I pass this award onto:

October 4, 2008

Aloha Friday

Welcome to Aloha Friday's! All you have to do is post an answer to my question. If you would like to join in the fun, post your own question on your blog (nothing requiring a lengthy answer) and sign the Mr. Linky at An Island Life.
This week's question:

Do you believe in ghosts?

My apologies

I apologize to you guys for not having put up a blog in a couple days. I love having the readers I have and hope I do not lose any. Right now I'm having to work on my portfolio for graduation. My goal is to turn it in on Monday, so until then I'll be a little checked out. I will still try to visit your blogs and leave comments. Just wanted to let you guys know why it's been a little slow over here :)

October 1, 2008

New Button

In the spirit of fall (my favorite season by the way), I thought I would update my blog and thereby update my button. If you have my button listed on your site, please change it to the current one :)


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