Friday, June 17, 2011
how does a trip to Paris sound? to good to be true? yeah- tell me about it!!!
check this out
Friday, February 26, 2010
gets me in the mood
for a big 'ol bowl of
Here is a recipe that I hope you enjoy as much as we do!
1 medium onion, chopped
1 to 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
3 to 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tea. minced/chopped garlic (optional-but great!)
1 tea. minced chives (optional)
1 1/2 tea. sugar
1/2 tea. salt
1/4 tea. dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 tea. pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups milk, divided (see below before measuring)
1 1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 cup frozen peas
1. In a saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender.
2. Add broth, potatoes, sugar, salt, rosemary, garlic, and pepper; bring to a boil.
3. Reduce hear; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
4. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup.
5. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Stir in ham, peas and remaining milk; heat through. **I don't always add the remaining 2 full cups of milk. Add milk slowly until you reach the desired consistency. I personally prefer a thicker soup!
Oh my... makes my mouth water thinking about it... I think I might just go warm me up a bowl!
Serve with honey cornbread and enjoy!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Needless to say... that didn't happen... :-(
Pregnancy has come and gone and - believe it or not- she is already a few days shy of being 2 months old! Can you believe it?!? (well- I am sure you can... you may not have even known I was expecting) But I sure can't believe it... where has the time gone?
oh... she is waking..
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The funny thing is- I actually have had things to blog about... bummer huh?
Well, school is about to start back up in full swing... so with my one week left of summer, I am going to try my best to get up-to-date with all of this summers events. I can tell how excited you are!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
*pst- i am being promoted in one of the giveaways... well, my photography*
Jessie at My life is written on an etch-a-sketch is phenomenal at being artsy/crafty... she is giving away a spoon pendant... they are soooo cool! the contest is open till feb. 7th... i think i like this one the best...
and my other friend Jessica, over at Don't Give Him Crackers is doing giveaways for a week (starting tomorrow- sunday, feb. 1st) to celebrate her 500th post... she is offering one of my photographs... woo hoo!
i love my friends... even if we are in three different states.... and never see each other... i miss them... and i love them dearly!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
well... my plan has not amounted to much... you see, i had big hopes of coming up with a scavenger hunt for "my readers"! and there was going to be a prize! woo hoo!...
that didn't happen... YET!!! it is coming... just not right now...
for now, instead of a fun time for you, i am going to have fun time for me... below you are going to find my favorite posts... have fun reflecting with me over my last 100 posts... (in no particular order... well- that's a lie- they are from oldest to most recent)
We Freed the Hotdogs
Mother Daughter Blonde Moment
Need a good laugh? (video)
Rewind Episode #2
Paid The Price
Blog Party Like a Rock Star
Cardboard Testimony (video)
Shrubbery is my Weakness! (video)
3 Down Many More to Come
True Woman '08
Happy 100 to me!
which post was your favorite?
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Mary! from My Life in Scotland
Mary was a friend of mine from high school... haven't seen each other in years... then found each other again on the world wide web.... good thing it is world wide cause she now lives with her hubby in scotland... yeah- i hate her for that too! *jk*
Mary- contact me and let me know which print you want... i also have a few more if you want to pick from them...
oh... that was fun...
well... i hope the title gives it away... but, for those of you that... oh forget it, i'll be nice...
in honor of my recent photography contest win- i want to do a giveaway... HOWEVER... giveaways come with guidelines and rules- so here ya go...
***note to reader- this post and the following post go together***
Things to know:
~i will be giving away a 5x7 print of one of my photographs (0f your choice) - you may choose from the post below, or one from my etsy shop (www.dzdragonfly.etsy.com) i also have two ore that you will be able to choose from that have scripture...
~you can enter up to two times- first by writing a post and signing the linky, and second by leaving a comment (more details to come)
What to do:
1. Write a post on your blog about your favorite photograph- include what, when, where, who, and why it is your favorite.
2. In that post- be sure to mention/link back to THIS BLOG and encourage others to come visit this giveaway. (ok-ok- so this is a shameless plug to try and get some more "followers"... i love all 3 of you that currently read my blog... but i need a reason to keep up better with posting)
3. Come back here and sign the Mr. Linky- link back to your photograph post (not your whole blog)
And / Or
4. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me which of my photos you think won "best in show" *see following post* there should be eight photos visible.
5. Be sure you have a valid e-mail address or blog so that I can get a hold of you if you are the winner.
~~~The giveaway will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 20th and a winner will then be selected...
This is my 99th post... be sure to check back for my 100th post scavenger hunt and giveaway!
thanks to everyone who joined in a played along :-)
have you ever gotten THE call... the one you had been waiting for anxiously... part of you wanting to hear the news and get it over with... and the other part wanting to drag your feet nervous about what you may hear?
well... today was that day.... i got THE call...
you see- last week i entered some pictures into our local, yearly photography contest... *i did last year as well*
after school today, as i was checking my voice mail, i got a message from the Kirby asking that i call back... that they had "good news"! this made me nervous... if you go check out the post from last year, i had created "big shoes" for myself and didn't want to get my hopes up and let myself down...
when i browsed the gallery last week, i noticed some really good shots... but of course mine were better... (just kidding) so i wasn't sure exactly what "good news" meant....
turns out that i won first place in one of the categories.... THEN that particular shot took "BEST IN SHOW"! woohoo *once they choose 1st in all of the categories, they choose best in show from the 1st place winners*
I have posted my shots along with this post... they are kinda all over the place... sorry about that.... i couldn't get them to go where i wanted them... grrr....
i am so tickeled with my win that i am going to DO A GIVEAWAY and Mr.Linky thing... you know, one of those "you post a post about what i ask and sign the linky and link back to me and leave a comment and then i will pick a random winner".... yeah- you know- one of those!.... rules to come in the post above
Friday, January 2, 2009
i have done plenty of blog reading and hopping... but just no posting. i guess that is how life goes.
and to think back at all the things i could and SHOULD have posted about, but did not... sad... thanksgiving... my birthday... Christmas... and even new year's has come and gone... sheesh!
well- with all of those things going on, maybe that is the reason i haven't taken the time to sit down and write out my thoughts... humm
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We need to be wise and biblical in our decision making... we need to use God's word as a guideline...
here is a link to a recent sermon about Our Civic Responsibilities based on text from the book of Daniel. http://www.westwoodfamily.org/TheLibrary/Sermons/Message%2010-26-08%20Lessons%20From%20Daniel%20On%20Our%20Civic%20Responsibilities_24kbs.mp3
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
however, how the new shoe extravaganza can about it not quite as it should have been...
i needed new jeans- BAD! being a teacher- jeans are not in the equation as much anymore- so jean days only roll around once or twice a week... and i have been living with only one fitting pair for a while now.... therefore- needed to jeans to help welcome in the fall season. by the way- i HATE shopping for jeans...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
If you want to be a part of the True Woman Manifesto and have signed the document online, take a stand and LET ALL READING THIS KNOW!
Not sure how to to do this?
1. Post about your decision to sign the True Woman Manifesto on your blog. Be sure to mention this blog so that others can come sign the Mr. Linky also... spead the word!
2. Click on the title of your post so the only post showing on your page is the one you just wrote.
3. Copy the address of that post.
4. Come back here to my blog.
5. Type your name in Mr. Linky, and then paste the address to your True Woman post.
6. Click Enter.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
ok... so this is to give you just a glimpse of Heidi's obsession in real time... this has been going on for WEEKS! "the vent" that she has the only interest in is the one in the computer room... where we spend a large part of the evening... she does follow us when we leave the room and doesn't stay and sit if we are not in that room... but when we are... this is what she does...
oh yeah... and for those of you who don't know my dog personally... she is a little weird... this isn't the first...