Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chocolate Pie

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My sweet Madison loves to bake! And we love to taste the things she bakes. It's a match made in heaven, really.

Every few days, I'll find her in the kitchen whipping up something delicious.

She recently made one of The Pioneer Woman's chocolate pies. She started with a homemade pie crust and filled it up with the decadent chocolate filling!

The topped it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

I wish you could taste how good this was! Yum yum, smack, slurp!

Thank you, Madison!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

What I'm Wearing to Blissdom

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Blissdom Conference ~ Nashville ~ February 4-6 2010

I couldn't be more giddy about being able to attend my very first blogging conference. This will be my first time away from the family in THREE KIDS! Well, excluding those times I had my legs in the air with various strangers yelling, "PUUUUUUSH!" which isn't all that relaxing contrary to what you might think.

(And by the way, did you hear that I get to meet Harry Connick, Jr? That's right! He will be at Blissdom, too, giving a li'l concert for the attendees AND having a meet and greet afterwards!)

So, when Mom's Travel Tales announced that she would be posting a link up for Blissdom attendees to share what they would be wearing, I was ALL OVER IT!

I coerced my sweet daughter/videographer to record me in a rambling fascinating monologue exhibiting my fashion choices.

So, buckle up, friends. You won't see anything this riveting again until... I do another video on nothing really important, which could be as early as next week.

This post is linked at Works For Me Wednesday.

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Not Me!

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The cable guy who showed up an hour early last week did NOT find me barely out of my pajamas still sweeping up broken glass in the kitchen from an earlier mishap with children running around still in their pajamas and the baby with a snotty nose and a saggy diaper.

And if he had seen me in that state, I certainly would NOT have been wearing pink fuzzy slippers!

Nope! Not me! Because I am woman! I am invincible! I am always on the ball and never taken by surprise.

I certainly would never forget about a scheduled out of town trip my husband told me about weeks ago and plan my daughter's birthday party during that time! Especially if we only have friend parties on 5th, 10th, and 15th birthdays, because that would be a big deal, and what kind of parent would plan a big deal party when the dad is out of town?

Not me!
That's who!

I also would never make a 4 year old child wear wet shoes to church to drive home a point about not leaving shoes outside overnight during a rainstorm. Why, that would just be downright mean, and do you know who is downright mean?

Not me!

And I would never interrupt myself in a video post on How to Make Homemade Country Gravy THREE TIMES to tell a child she absolutely could not wear that outfit to church.

Nope. Not me! That would be unprofessional and distracting.

What about you? What have you NOT been up to?

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Favorite Toys

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Here are a couple of my favorite toys from this year's Christmas extravaganza.

This tracing toy is very helpful to my newly turned 4 year old. When a letter is pressed, the screen lights up with dots for the child to trace to make the letter and a voice prompts the child to begin tracing, repeating what the letter is. The dots then disappear and the child can see the letter she made all by herself. Very nifty!


These crayons were a gift to the same child as above, but all the kids are loving them. They mark easily on windows and wipe right off with a damp cloth.

Here are a few of the windows that have been colored around here recently.

Or in the case of an imaginative 2 year old, you can give yourself a facial.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Cool contest I found to win free groceries for a year

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Who wouldn't want to win FREE GROCERIES for a year?!

Entering is super simple, only requiring an email. Go ahead and click and I promise I won't be jealous if you win instead of me.

Hey, I just entered this contest on to win free groceries for a year. All you have to do is put in your email address.

Even if you don’t enter, please click the link to help me win. (I get an extra entry for telling you.) Thanks!

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