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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Also- all photos books & additional pages are currently 20% off
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Hmm. I really have never had a big life changing event. I guess buying my house and living on my own was kind of life changing. At 21
I we took on a huge amount of bills and had to learn how to handle it. Plus, I was used to living with my parents, 3 siblings, and many dogs. It was quiet!
My questions are for:
1. Lori @ a nerd. a bird. and a pug.
2. Jessi @ Caterpillar Family
3. Kathy @ Bwak Bwak Blog
4. Ashley Sisk @ Ramblings and Photos
5. Kendra @ Living Our Love Song
6. Megan @ One Day I Will
7. Marianne @ Lucy's Human
8. Liz @ Blogging Blondie
Here are my 8 questions:
1. If you could offer a newborn child just one piece of advice, what would it be?
2. What are two goals for next year (2011)?
3. What is your best childhood memory? What makes it so special?
4. If the average human life span were 40 years old, how would you live your life differently?
5. What's your best moment of the year (2010)?
6. Who inspires you the most?
7. What activities make you lose track of time?
8. If you could do anything, or wish for anything that would come true, what would it be?
Thursday, August 26, 2010
How cool are these personalized recycled blocks from Waste Not Recycled Art!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I love that none these are posed- just him being himself!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
muffled by our humidifier.
and into the morning.
I have a button! That's what's new! See my side panel! Haha.
Also, I want to take part in Ashley Sisk's In a Yellow House Photo Challenge.
This week is trees.
This was taken our honeymoon in the Dominican at a beach party one evening. It was so beautiful there... the palm trees, the colors of the sky, the calm ocean, and setting sun all mixed together...Amazing. I know it doesn't nearly compete with the professional entries but I love this picture and wanted to play along for fun!
And finally, one of the recipes I tried out this week was Caterpillar Family's
Chicken Stir Fry Recipe. Click to get the recipe to learn how to make it!
A few pictures of the process...(I had to play with my new camera!)
A must try!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Cooking. "Eating burnt suppers the whole first year, And askin' for seconds to keep her from tearin' up. Yeah, man, that's The Good Stuff." Yep, that Kenny Chesney song pretty much described us :) The first year and a half we lived in our house Hub and I mostly ate TV dinners for lunch and dinner or, since Hub worked evenings, I would eat at my parents and bring him home a plate nightly. Then I moved on to learn how to cook basic meals- pasta with meatballs became our number one favorite. Easy, and I could change it up with different sauces. Fast forward to today, 2 years and 10 months since we moved in our home. I'm finally getting the hang of it! I'm so ready to learn- I thought before I'd NEVER learn how to cook and had absolutely no desire to (I think this was the actual problem). I'm now starting to enjoy picking out new recipes, planning meals, grocery shopping, and pretending to be a chef. I've mentioned this before- but my goal is to try out two new recipes each week. So far, I've been doing well! I'm heading into my fourth week, and all meals have been a success. I also like to try recipes that will throw in an ingredient I've never used before. Foodie Hub is loving it!
Photography. I love viewing the awesome awesome photos of professional and amateur photographers in the blog-world. I wish I could take photos like that. I wish I took a photography class, maybe one day I will?. This would be my niche if I had one. For now I'll just continue taking pictures of events, family, friends and editing them for my own enjoyment! But I do hope to learn more- skills- one day, and be able to take great photos.
Creativity. Scrap-booking is about as creative as I have ever pushed myself. I dabbled in that since the age of 14 when I received a kit as a gift. I stopped last year. It really was fun, a good hobby. I love looking back at my books. I don't know if I'll pick it up again or not...it gets expensive buying all the materials, and slightly time-consuming. And, well, I love Shutterfly :)
I've seen so many DIY projects that I'm interested in. Hopefully, I can get up the courage to tackle
Decorating. How I would I love to re-decorate most rooms in my house! With the exterior of the house soon to be re-done (thanks hail storm!) I'm itching to start a makeover inside. Now all I need is a little extra cash and ideas that will work for the areas. I'll be on the look out ;)
Baby goods. I have so many new ideas for whenever I have a little one. From nursery decor to the tiniest of accessories, how will I be able to pass up sooo many cute things?
Stories. I've read so many heartfelt stories about how family's have handled or are handling life's hardships. Most of these, unthinkable. But these amazing people stay strong and push through while sharing their journey with the world. It makes me realize that every single day is a blessing. I now want and try to be a better human being, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend. I try not to get mad at the little things anymore. I judge less, you never know. I love more. And, I appreciate everything and everyone I have in my life.
I'm loving all this motivation & inspiration!
Good News: Our roof was delivered! Which means we will have a whole new roof SOON! Still waiting for the siding and shutters.
Not So Good News: Kali is at now to Applejack K9 Academy for two weeks :( She's showing a bit of possessive aggression towards the other dogs. Nothing too serious, but it needs to be corrected. Applejack's is a wonderful family-run facility and I'm very optimistic about it. They've trained our other dogs (for basic leash training). And, I volunteered there for awhile when I was younger. I know she'll do great, Kali is a smart smart girl. My family hates to do this to her but it is for the best. She's already loved so much that it feels like she's been always been apart of the family, and it's hard to leave her. I wish I could fast forward two weeks!
Great News: A two week fast forward would also be super because we're headed to NYC Labor Day Weekend!! I'm SO excited. As a first-timer I'm sure it will be a feast for the eyes! I want to see as much as I can in the short time frame we're there. I have a penciled itinerary of what we want to do, but I'm taking it lightly, because I know it won't go as planned!
That's all. For now. (Sorry so long!)
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I called Hub (boyfriend at the time)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
What This Recipe Calls For:
1 container (16oz) of low fat cottage cheese
1 pkg (10oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1 cup 2% milk shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
20 jumbo pasta shells, cooked, drained (I used 14 manicotti shells and left them uncooked)
1 jar (26oz.) marina sauce
1 large tomato, chopped
How To Make It:
Heat oven to 400. Mix cottage cheese, spinach, 1/2 cup mozzarella, Parmesan and seasoning; spoon into shells (this took me quite a few minutes due having manicotti shells!).
Mix sauce and tomatoes; spoon half into 13x9 inch baking dish. Add filled shells; top with remaining sauce. Cover.
Bake 25 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining mozzarella; bake uncovered, 2 min. or until melted.
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