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Why do you blog?

22 Oct

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These days it’s easier to reach out to people you would have never known if it wasn’t for blogs. Seeing/reading other mom’s blogs is total inspiration for me. Logging on and reading my subscriptions are like an email from a friend in a different city, state, country letting me know that their life is just like mine (crazy, fun, and totally lovable). It’s funny how these people we don’t even know or don’t even know us can make our life one step closer to amazing. Have you ever wondered who these people are that are logging on to read your subscription? Or just stopping by to see what you’re all about? Maybe it’s just me that sits here and things about these things. I like to think it’s those mom’s that are in my situation. Living in an area where they may have not been given the chance to meet other mom’s. That need a little satisfaction of knowing you aren’t alone. Maybe it’s just the kicks and giggles of motherhood that really keeps me going on strong but I really think if it wasn’t for some of these mom’s, I might curl up in this house and never leave!

Okay maybe I would but really.. isn’t it awesome that someone living in Australia¬†is now my favorite person to wake up to every morning. And the thing of it is, she’s a mother of three dealing with Aspergers disorder and I really don’t have that much in common with her except for the fact that she’s a mom. She intrigues me. Reading about her life reminds me that I’ve got it easy and maybe I should spend a little more time thinking about other mom’s who don’t have it so easy. http://fiona2107.wordpress.com/

Then there’s the mom who does it all. She wears a million different “hats”. She’s a mother, daughter, wife, family, friend, traveler, career, and so much more. How she handles all these things and still finds a way to inspire me to enjoy the little moments… impressive. She’s the one I log on to knowing that she is going to find a way to make me smile. http://babycross.wordpress.com/

Either way, your reading this blog right now aren’t you? Everyone loves to know what’s going on in everyone elses life. I think it’s just a habit of nature to be so curious but for me it’s a way to open up my eyes and see we are all human, we all make mistakes, we all live. Welcome to the blogging life ūüôā

Love Always,

J

Toddler .. Sit Still .. Ya Right!

22 Oct

If you could see me five minutes ago you would have seen me jumping up and down excited! I cleaned this place like no tomorrow and I am dang proud! I’ll tell you one difficult thing to do is clean up toys while your 1 year old¬†is playing with them! I got to the point where I cleaned a room, she messed it up, I cleaned it again, and then shut the door so there were no more disasters! I had to do that with each room. Then when I got to the main level .. ooh lord there’s no doors. I pulled out the exercauser (which we haven’t used in MONTHS because she¬†screams bloody murder if she can’t walk around. This child cannot be contained! Well anyways I put her in it whether she liked it or not because I needed to clean the place without turning around and stepping on a book or rubber duck! She didn’t seem to do that bad but it definitely didn’t last long. Now the living room is scattered with toys (mostly books). Guess that’s something I am just going to have to learn to live with. Toys everywhere until we learn how to clean up!

Another exciting thing! I should be getting my books from Barnes and Noble by Monday so we’ll be happily reading soon! That makes up for the fact that I didn’t make it to the craft store to get the right type of wire. I’ll be doing that this weekend and hopefully be back on track with crafting. That leaves me with nothing left but my crocheting. I bet your wondering¬†how that’s going. Well!! I made the two sleeves according to the direction for a 12 month baby but let’s just say it was pretty snug on E so I took it apart and started over. We are halfway through one sleeve right now and would be much further if counting wasn’t so hard for me! Apparently I get really distracted and forget what loop I last counted or realize that I am five numbers off .. maybe it was just a bad day yesterday but all I kept doing was unraveling and¬†recrocheting. I’ll send a picture when I get a¬†little further.

Well that’s it for now. I’ve got some chicken carbonara to be cooking! YUMMY!

Love Always,

J

Chicken Carbonara … YUMMMM!

22 Oct

You know those days where you have one major thing to do and it takes all day to do it? That’s today for me! I am making dinner for my family (B and E) and B’s parents (Nana and Dodo and possible his brother and brother’s wife¬†Uncle J¬†and¬†Aunt S). Of course there’s only so much I can do because B is going to be grilling up the chicken but I thought I would share the recipe with you all.

Chicken Carbonara¬†.. YUUUUMMM. I totally stole this recipe from my mom (Thanks Momma D!) and she apparently stole it from Kraft ūüėČ

Ingredients:

1/2 lb of fettuccine pasta (or whatever pasta you like insert here)

4 slices of bacon chopped

4 oz of philadelphia cream cheese cubed

1 cup of grated parmesan cheese (it calls for 1/2 but we loooove our cheese)

1 cup of milk or half n half (we use half n half)

1 cup of frozen peas (or forget the peas please is what B says)

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder or garlic salt (your preference here but we use salt)

As you can see Momma D changes things up.. but we love it!

Before you do anything! Get that chicken out of the freezer and drowned it in italian dressing for about an hour or so. For four pieces we usually use a half of a regular bottle of italian dressing or more.

Cook the pasta as directed on the package while cooking bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon to paper towels (or leave it in and enjoy the fatness like us!) Add remaining ingredients (cubed cream cheese until melted as much as possible, then milk, then peas or no peas, and garlic powder) Cook on low heat in skilled until mixture is well blended and heated through.

Drain pasta and place in a large bowl and add mixture (or after draining the pasta put it in the pan with the goods and mix it up so you can see if you  need more cheese or milk depending on if you like things creamy or cheeesssyyy!)

While I am doing this B grills the chicken so it’s hot and fresh! You can slice up the chicken and put it in the pasta or keep it separate. Either way it’s FANTABULOUS!

Enjoy!

(If you love garlic bread, this is the perfect meal if you want it.)

Okay totally off subject but I wanted to Thank all my 50 viewers yesterday! That is the highest views I have ever gotten! EVER! Love you all ūüôā

Plus I added a new page up front .. look up there to the top left! It’s the contact me page. It has my email so you can personally right to me and chat it up about whatever it is you want or you can check out my new esty.com page! If you don’t know what etsy is it’s basically amazon.com but for homemade items. Totally cool!

Stay tuned for crafting fun this weekend ūüėÄ

Love Always,

J

(Picture from google)

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