Friday, March 7, 2008

Blog Party Like a Rock Star

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Ok... well, maybe not like a rock star... maybe more like a 28 year old wife who feels about 38 (sometimes)... especially on days when her class of 8 year old's was extremely rambunctious... only to come home to a disaster (mind you - no kids of her own yet)... then sadly realizes that 9 o'clock seems so late anymore... especially to party like a rock star... :-)

Anywho... :-)

5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a bloggy shindig over at their place--I am not a mom... but decided to join in on the party this year.

I am still kind of new to blogging (haven't made it to my 100th post yet) and am definitely interested in getting out there in the bloggy world. Don't get me wrong- I love my current faithful readers... all 4 of you... but I am excited to meet and be met.

So here goes nothing... Let me introduce myself:

~I LOVE my husband and will be celebrating 3 years of marriage on July 30th.
~I am currently reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers and can't put it down. *girls... I know, I know... you told me so :-)*
~Photography and pottery are my two creative passions.
~This is my favorite poem.
~Just as that poem stated... I am a Christian. I realized I was a sinner and needed Jesus to forgive me when I was in the 9th grade. It has been a roller coaster ride since...I am not perfect nor will I ever be. But I do know that I am forgiven and I am seeking to serve the Lord with the life that I am leading. (with His help of course)
~I love flip flops... especially the ones from Old Navy!
~This video makes me cry. (a good cry)
~This video makes me laugh. (hahaha)
~I love ... (yeah...) ya know... the little dots :-) If you read any of my posts... well, lets just say it's an obsession

If you have stopped by, and are joining in on the Blog Party... please leave me a comment and let me know something interesting about you! Yay! I am excited to have new blog friends!

Ok- now for the yummy part!

I have decided to share with you... my new bloggy friends (the old ones as well)... a 'secret' family recipe!

Let me start by sharing with you how this recipe came about... many, many moons ago, when I was a little kid... my mom was attempting to make broccoli casserole... she forgot the rice and whaa-laa! fabulous Broccoli Cheese Soup :-) It is very good... let me know what you think! Ok- that was a good story.

~Melt 1 stick of butter/margarine (yes I know- I didn't lie!?! I never told you it was healthy- I just said it was GOOD!)
~Saute 1 small chopped onion {more or less based on your preference-my preference=the more the better}

~Stir in a bag (12-14oz.)of frozen chopped broccoli- let it cook down a bit. {This past time, we couldn't find chopped broccoli- I mean seriously... I even went and asked one of the ladies stockin' the freezers. She said she didn't think they carried it any more. What??? They had every other vegetable chopped... but not the one I needed- Go Figure! Therefore- my hubby had to use his mad choppin' skills for me... Thanks Hun!}doesn't look AS good- YET~Once the frozen broccoli isn't completely frozen anymore, stir in 2 (or 3 depending on how cheesy you want your soup- I would wait until after the next step to see if the 3rd can is needed) cans of cream of celery soup (I use the cheap stuff).
time to make it soupy ~Now here comes the good stuff...stir in a 15oz jar of Cheez Whiz®. The real stuff... not that no-name imitation cheese spread... that won't cut it. Trust me- I've tried...and it isn't worth it just to try to save 50 cents.~Next comes Shawn in a b... oh wait... got a little side tracked. Next comes evaporated milk. How much you ask? Well... it's a taste and see kinda thing. The soup is really thick and rich... so use your own judgement. :-)
almost doneTh-th-th-that's all folks! Add a little pepper to taste (or garlic powder like me) and serve it hot with bread. Enjoy!

Thanks for stoppin' by! Go Check out my prize listing...

111 Arbonne Baby Care Herbal Diaper Rash Cream

Prize details: Rebecca is an Independant Consultant for Arbonne - Pure Swiss Skin Care. Arbonne uses only the best herbal and botanical extracts, oils, fragrances and vitamins. Arbonne’s Herbal Diaper Rash Cream is excellent for sensitive skin. Key Ingredients: Zinc oxide, avocado and peach. (Retail Value- $14.00)


93 An original 5×7 matted print

Provided by: Rebecca’s Originals (my other site)

Prize details: Rebecca’s Originals is happy to contribute a 5×7 print of the winners choice. Available prints have been uploaded for viewing. Visit to visit, comment, and make your selection.


As for the giveaways... hummm there are so many good ones.... I don't know! I like prize 106... and...101...110...90... 124


Alene said...

Love your post. Let's party like it's 1999! Keep blogging.

Nadine said...

I do cooking post the same way by showing pictures. I just stopped by for the party.

Semi interesting- I just finished writing a book that I'm in the process of self publishing.

That Chick Over There said...

Thanks for coming by to see me! :)

Amy said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe! Now if we could just get that BBQ sauce...

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the party! I think I'll have some of that delicious food. LOL Happy blogging!

Rebekah said...

I just had to check out a fellow partier with the same name (albeit different spelling ;) )

I love Francine Rivers' books - especially her series on the women in the geneology of Jesus!

Yummy soup recipe! Come check out my party for a pizza recipe!

Rebecca said...

Hey there! Just another Rebecca here to say hey! Thanks for stopping in at my party!

Just so's ya know, the "best" recipes are usually NOT the healthiest!!! ;^) I'm going to have to try your broccoli concoction. Anything with the combo of broc and cheese MUST be good!


Anonymous said...

okay i'm crying over the oil spill video that was really hilarious!!! great party! :)

re: your post below, if you like that kind of picture, you'd like my blog on Wed. we post some every week and have a meme for people to do! :)

Sheila said...

You're such a popular chica! I didn't know you were doing giveaways!!! :o) See you tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE broccoli cheese soup! With Tortilla chips and salsa! :)

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

Happy Partying!

MomOf3 said...

This recipe sounds delicious! I am going to try it before it gets too hot for soup down here in TX! Happy Blog partying! :)

erin blakley said...

thanks for the recipe!! we had lots of broccoli in the house so we had yummy soup for dinner. Loved it!! I agree with for the barbecue sauce!! wink, wink :)

Also..any thoughts about what you want for your header? Just let me know and I'll start working on it. Miss you! have gone crazy blogging proud of you!!

Jessie said...

How funny that I made Broccoli cheese soup yesterday for dinner! It was a "soup day". :) I love your pictures - I wish I could thin to do would be funny. :)
Thanks for your web page addresses from my fat post. I've looked at it - but need to really READ it.
love you! miss you! When are you coming in?

lil ole' me..... said...

Nice to "meet" you!
Thanks for sharing the recipe. Sounds delicious!!!

ktrsmom said...

Your recipe sounds yummy!!

Nice to meet you.

Eleisia said...

The broccoli cheese soup sounds delicious.
Looks like you and the other second grade teachers enjoy teaching. The costumes are great! Very creative!

Come on over to my party.

Daniele said...

oh, I like your post! something about me...I starting to explore the hobby of photography, thinking of investing in a better camera. stop by if you can. happy party!

Jean @ Penny Lane said...

Stopping by your party.
Thanks for sharing the delicious soup!

Fruitful Vine said...

Keep on loving on your husband, striving to be all God wants you to be and enjoy life. Continue having fun at the party.

Gina said...

I visited and commented on your prize page but realized after you commented on my page that I had not visited you actual site. I LOVE the Pippi Longstocking look. Heehee She was my favorite character/book growing up. My blog buddy Meredith is a K teacher and they also dressed up as Dr. Seuss characters. she partying too and I will send her your way. Isn't this fun. BTW, I love your blog and your personality.

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

Happy partying and much blog love!
Blessings, Angie Seaman

Happy Panda said...

Guess who won prize #106?
Yep it's you! Please be patient while the prize donor is contacted. They will be in touch with you soon. Congratulations!!!!!!!

Mercedes said...

My friend Gina directed me to your party! I am also a teacher-Kindergarten. I love your picture of tacky day! I was pretty tacky too! I also dressed up as Thing 1, and had some crazy hair on Crazy Hair Day! I like your cooking post too! I also host two memes (Scrumptious Sunday and Hump Day Humor) at Mercedes Rocks:
Check it out if you want to.

My party is here:

erin blakley said...

hey girl! let me know if you still want me to work on a header for you. If you do, give me some starting ideas and i'll try to get working on it this week!

Miss you too!

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!