Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Friday, February 22, 2008

This Blogger is Checking out for a WEEK!!! I'm going to be vacationing ( hey is that a word?? the world may never know cause the spell check is STILL not working)... So I've decided to devote most of my time to my hubby and finding a new washing machine.. ( find a new one is HARD where I live without waiting a month for it to come in.. and the laundrymats are down right frightful here sometimes!!) So... I'll check back in about a week.. and catch up with all of you that I normally read and respond to!! ( well actually all that I read I HAVE to leave a comment.. I feel guilty if I don't.. because all bloggers really take the time to share.. so why not comment... right???)
So what ever you do this week.. ENJOY!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Ok.. I HAD to add this tonight!!! I found this on Jayedee's blog.. and LIKE Jayedee.. I might just give up my "blog name" and have you call me this from now on... LOL LOL LOL!!!

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Exalted Highness Duchess Terri the Educated of Hoptonshire by Leer
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Ok.. silly as it may sound.. I am SUPER excited that Jack Black is hosting the kids choice awards on Nikelodeon!!! He is truly a kid trapped in a big kids body!! I couldn't imagine being around this guy 24/7!!

What I'm reading...

*** My review of the last book I read... at first I thought I was going to have to put it down... but then it got MUCH better.. and is truly a GREAT story about Love and forgiveness!! I highly recommend it!!

Happy Monday!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I GOT SNARKED by Jayedee!!! She said I was snarked because of my "Library Post"... oh if she only knew how I wanted to be a SHARK instead of a SNARK that day!!
got snark Blog Award

The got snark? Blog Award is intended for those bloggers who demonstrate an inclination to toward all things snarky.

From Dictionary.com:

snark·y (snär'kē)
adj. snark·i·er, snark·i·est Slang

1. Rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide.
2. Irritable or short-tempered; irascible.

From Urban Dictionary:

1. A witty mannerism, personality, or behavior that is a combination of sarcasm and cynicism. Usually accepted as a complimentary term. Snark is sometimes mistaken for a snotty or arrogant attitude.
2. Adjective - Any language that contains quips or comments containing sarcastic or satirical witticisms intended as blunt irony. Usually delivered in a manner that is somewhat abrupt and out of context and intended to stun and amuse.
3. The act of being sarcastic, bitchy, disrespectful, irritable, or short-tempered.

Do you know a few snarky bloggers? Of course you do! Maybe you, yourself, are a snarky blogger.

The Rules:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, create a post with links to 5 snarky blogs and their snarky owners
2. Link your post back to Lib and Jayedee so that people can easily find the origin of the got snark? Blog Award
3. Include a copy of these rules in your post
4. Proudly display the got snark? Blog Award on your blog using the code below - please do not alter the code
5. And yes, if someone tags you as a snarky blogger, you can tag them back (and no, they don't have to post more than once). Snarkiness is snarkiness. Tag it where you see it.

Gosh.. when she first presented this award to people on her blog... TWO names came up instantly for me!! I "begged" her to use this and give it... I didn't expect to get one myself.. Don't get me wrong.. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE these bloggers.. they leave me laughing.. because they write JUST AS IT IS!! I LOVE truth and Honesty!! So... for my three SNARKS...
I give these awards to...

Seriously.. she is sooooooooooooooo funny!!! I love her stories that she tells.. and her truthfulness in it all!!

2) Curly Girl
Not only is she adorable her blogs are short.. straight to the point and HILARIOUS!! Check her out!!

I giggle at a lot of her posts.. and always try to comment!! Her kids are adorable.. yet she tells you how she's feeling in every situation!! LOVE IT!!

I don't normally celebrate Valentines Day.. however I love Vintage stuff.. so I'm posting this.. just cause!!

I thought it was adorable!! I'm one of those crazy mama's that has saved all my kiddos Valentines through grades k-5th grade... I'm sure they won't care much... but you just never know!! Ü

Here's what I'm reading...My previous book "The Measure of a Lady " was VERY VERY good... I highly recommend it!!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

It's late at night... and I'm truly tired but I'm not winding down... ever have those nights?? tonight is my night .. so I decided I would hop on her and show you what I've been up to these past couple of days....

I decided... at the spur of the moment I was going to make my OWN cadbury cream eggs.. LOL LOL... I must have been crazy because it is literally a 7 hours process.. if NOT more!! So I thought I would share my pictures of my creation... Please note.. they are not egg shaped.. but more flat on one side and egg shaped on the other... Oh well.... Here's a sneak peak!! Click here for Recipe

Yesterday .. I had a day full of appointments and I really didn't plan out my baking very well and I started making herbed hamburger rolls... The dough rose once.. and because of timing I had to let it rise again.. shape them.. and then rise AGAIN!! I thought they might not work... but I was wrong... they came out so nice... this particular one came out looking like a heart!! We ate them up tonight with our hamburgers and Havarti and dill cheese... YUM!!!

I found this cute cute Valentines Day Card in Paper Crafts 2006... it is a Heidi Swapp Design.. the instructions were VERY VAGUE.. so I had to dive in and figure out all the items.. I made my own hearts on this card and my own YOU title... The colors are a bit different too.. but the whole concept is hers.. I just altered it!! I mailed these out to a couple of friends and my nieces and nephews..!!
What I'm reading!! Hubby and I are NOT in financial trouble... we barely have debt... I wanted to read this book to actually gain more knowledge about money.. how to invest... save more.. I love his quote.. LOVE IT!! "Don't even consider keeping up with the Joneses"... "They're Broke"... And in this book it states that 90%.. YES 90% of American's buy stuff they CAN NOT AFFORD!! Now don't get me wrong.. I'm not sitting in a castle with servants... we're your average Joe's... and there have been many times I do get depressed with what other's have.. fancier homes.. nicer vehicles.. even nicer clothes... but deep down... I know that I am BLESSED.. I know that my kids are happy.. and probably because of my frugalness... they do pretty well with their own money!! Kids learn from their parents... I don't want them to learn.. life is about credit.. I want them to learn.. if you have the cash.. then you can do it!! Owe NO man anything!!!
HURRY HURRY... Kay at the Rustic Cottage is having a SPRING GIVE AWAY!! She'll be drawing a winner on Sunday!! I wanted to add this a few days ago.. but forgot to come back and do that.. DUH!!! So have fun.. sign up and ENJOY!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

EWWWW if life gives you Lemons... well... I suggest... DON'T MAKE LEMONADE!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

*** Before I start.. what is wrong with spell CHECK??? I LOVE that feature and it hasn't worked for awhile... boo hoo!!

I baked today!! Where I work there is a sandwich bar and you can pick and chose the bread you want, your meats, and veggies and the lovely people behind the counter make up the sandwiches for you! To me.. there is just something spectacular tasting when someone else makes your sandwiches. Your plain ole bologna can taste, just that.. Plain.. But go to your girlfriends house and her bologna taste like PRIME RIB!!

So.. one day the only bread they had left at this counter was Sunflower Bread... HUH?? What?? ummm.. ewwww.. I HATE nuts.. nuts in anything.. just YUCK!.. But I was hungry and said.. "ok.. give me that.. " That BREAD WAS THE BEST! Now anytime I get a sandwich and they don't HAVE the bread I'm bummed...

However.. through an e-mail group someone e-mailed this recipe for Sunflower Bread... So I HAD to try it to see if it stood up to the ole work bread. This bread EVEN WENT FARTHER than works bread!! this bread was OUTSTANDING!!

So here it is!! This is on it's side!!
See the shadow in this picture?? It was my daughter hovering over me WAITING to grab the first piece!!

So.. I think I should share the recipe with you!! YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!!! TRY IT!!

Sunflower Bread ( The real name is Sun nut but it's sunflower to me!)
I am giving you the "bigger" of the two recipes!

1 Cup Warm Water
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP butter, softened
3 TBSP honey
2 TBSP dry milk
2 1/2 cups bread flour
3/4 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
3 tsp active dry yeast

Place all ingredients in bread pan according to manufacturer's suggestion.
I set it on the dough cycle ( takes about 1 hour 40 minutes)
When that's done I take it out of the machine and place in a sprayed bread loaf pan and cover and let rise again ( about 40 minutes) in a dry warm area. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting! Slather with butter and enjoy.. or use for sandwiches. I think it tastes BEST with a chicken salad or Roast beef....!!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I was TAGGED again... LOL LOL.. this time by Jayedee

She says this is an easier meme... and it seems to be true... here's what I have to do...

1) pick up the nearest book ( one of at least 123 pages)
2)Open the page to 123
3) Find the 5th sentence
4)Post the next three sentences
5) Tag 5 people!

My book that I grabbed is "Mama's homemade Love" by A southern woman leaves a legacy~ Barbar Sims

Well page 123 doesn't have a 5th sentence.. so I'll write what is on that page...

Mx together ingredients and spread over crust.
Cover with cooked fresh blueberries or pie filling.
Top with Cool Whip. cool 12 hours and then cut into squares to serve.

I tag...
1) TAM
2) Wendy
3) Mere
4) Erin... gotcha back.. lol lol
5) Donna

Monday, February 04, 2008

I was tagged by the beautiful and talented ERIN

Here is a fun meme! Answer the questions below. Take your answers to google images then post the picture that answers your question. Make sure there is a picture for every answer. And to make this even more fun do NOT use any of your pictures to answer the questions.Find them all at google and then tag your friends to do the same!

1) A place you would like to travel:

2)Favorite Food:
3) Favorite Dessert:
4)Your Name:
5)Favorite Animal:
6) Your Pet's names: Nellie OlsenOreos
7)Favoite Singer/Band: This one was HARD for me.. I love so many!!

Steven Curtis Chapman
8) Town you live in:
9)Current Job:
10)Favorite Author:
11) Favorite Color:
12) A bad Habit:Napping!!
13) Favorite Objects:
14) A favorite Celebrity: David Beckham
15) Favorite Song:

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Punxsutawney Phil saw his Shadow..... sighhhh.. enough said today from this New Englander!!