Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Another Blog You Must See

I absolutely love to cook and before I had my second and third babies, my husband and I would hang out in the kitchen and cook together.  If it was after a certain time of day(which I will not specify here) we would share a bottle of wine or two and talk for hours.  With three kids I find it a little more difficult to spend a great deal of time in there, but I do get inspiration from some fabulous blogs pretty regularly.

I knew I would feature Kathie's blog from the minute I decided to do "Feature Blogs".  Just last year, she started culinary school and I would venture a guess that she is at the top of her class.  She is crazy talented and the recipes there are even great for normal people, like me.  She manages to always make yummies with her two beautiful babies around, but I always find her blog makes me WANT to cook more and that makes me happy.

Pop on over to and get some inspiration for yourself!  Today she posted the recipe for this delicious Chicken and Dumplings!

Thanks Kathie!!!

PS - I know that I am supposed to do Feature TUESDAYS... but since we had a holiday on Monday, this is my Tuesday.  At least that is my rationale for being a day behind!

Monday, February 6, 2012

First Feature Tuesday

One of the things that keeps me from my own blog, is my total fascination with other peoples blogs.  So why not try to put that to good use?

Every Tuesday I am going to feature a blog that I have read recently or one that I read often/every day.  There are so many fantastic blogs out there that I could blog on this subject every single day for a year and not run out of places to visit.  Some people make money at blogging - I am not in danger of that happening here.

My first feature is going to be my ULTRA blog-tastic friend Kimberlee at  She has great blog posts and she blogs just about every day.  My favs are Mondays, for Make Over Your Monday.  Some days are inspirational and some are fun or crafty.  It is always fun to see what is going on and you never know what you will learn.
(Yes, I am aware that most people who read MY blog already read hers, but we all want more people to read our blogs, so tell your friends!)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My "New Year" thoughts...

I am not, nor have I ever been, prone to making New Years resolutions.  I did it twice and ended up feeling like a failure for not accomplishing them.  I should probably add that one resolution had something to do with losing baby weight and my son was 18 DAYS old at the time.  The other had something to do with my grades in college the semester that I joined my sorority.  You get the idea!

I do, however, very much like to set goals for myself when I have a birthday.  Technically, that is my "new year", right?  Lucky me - I had one just yesterday and I spent a lot of the day thinking about the next year and what I wanted the year to be like.  

Since most people who read this have kids of their own, they will understand that it is also important to be realistic in your expectations.  It's not that you can't accomplish your goals.  It's just that you have to do it with tiny humans hanging off of you OR while they are sleeping.  When I started to think about all the goals I would set for myself, I found myself saying that I couldn't do "such-and-such" with my schedule, 3 kids, my husbands totally wonky schedule.... basically excuses.

WELL - I am bucking that trend and refusing to limit myself out of fear that I will fail.  I really don't like to be wrong and I have a stubborn streak a mile wide(just ask my close friends).  I also really hate to fail at anything and I really don't want others to know about my failures when they happen.  So what better way to push myself than to put my goals out there for everyone to see and judge.  

Goal #1 - to blog between 3 and 5 times a week.  I really love the blog world and I as I said about a year ago(HAHAHA), I really do have some fun things to share.  At least I think so.  I have some blog-tastic friends and I am sure to refer to them often.  With places like FB, Pinterest and Etsy - the cool finds and ideas are endless.  Let's see how I do?!?!  I had to stop 2/3 of the way thru this one to get my little one out of her room since she refused to nap today.  There is at least some irony in that, but alas, this blog post is done!

How about you.... what are your goals?  Even small ones count!