03/26/15

How Do You Choose A Spouse?

Wedding couple

First off, I want to yell, yahooey!!  I was nom­i­nated to be put on the Barnes and Nobel Indie Book list for my novel, A Mother’s Shadow  THANK YOU!  I hope you will check it out and even want to read it your­self.

For this post, I am sug­gest­ing ideas of how to choose a spouse:

  • What do you look for?
  • What qual­i­ties should there be?
  • What traits should you have?

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03/24/15

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

It’s Won­der­ful Wednes­day Blog Hop and I’m SO glad you are here!!!  EVERYONE come on in and visit for new and cre­ative ideas.  Blog­gers please com­ment or email me you link # so I can fea­ture you on my FB page and here next week!  Thanks for com­ing by!!!  Car­rie  (carrie@amothersshadow.com)

 Lessie at Light Hearted Moms has a Slow Cooker Pot Roast that is easy peasy but burst­ing with fla­vor! Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Jenny at Unre­mark­able Files brings us another well writ­ten thought­ful must-read post.        Please Stop Giving My Kids Trophies -- What's wrong with handing out ribbons or medals to everyone who participates? Plenty.  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}

 Jen­nifer at Study At Home Mama brought us Puffy Paint Easter Eggs that I loved for small chil­dren espe­cially to craft for sen­sory playPuffy Paint Easter Egg Craft - Montessori-inspired craft made with homemade puffy paint!

Wel­come to our party! We are so glad you’re here. Can hardly wait to see what you have for us this week but, first, let’s see what you loved at LAST week’s party … Most Viewed

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03/22/15

Butterflies & Marriage

Coral Vine-Black Swallowtail

Emily and Harry have begun to talk about mar­riage in my novel, ‘A Mother’s Shadow’. 

I use the par­al­lel of a but­ter­fly to illus­trate why mar­riage is impor­tant to stretch us and make us grow in ways noth­ing else can; when mar­riage is an option of course.

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03/20/15

Dating, Conversation Starters & WOW Ideas

Dating Pic

 

Dat­ing can be so fun.….or so .…uummm so dry.  A lot of it all depends on the plan­ning, so here are some ideas for success.

 

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03/16/15

To Date or Hang Out?

To Date or Hang Out

 

In my novel, A Mother’s Shadow, Emily and Harry ‘court’ as it was called back in the day; dat­ing as it is referred to most com­monly now.  I am sur­prised at how things have changed in the dat­ing world in just the last few decades.  It always has been impor­tant, and I believe it still is.  How­ever, there seems to be a trans­for­ma­tion from dat­ing with a pur­pose, to just pass­ing time and hang­ing out end­lessly with no pur­pose, no direc­tion, just  — - — hang­ing out.

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03/14/15

St. Patrick’s Day is Coming

St. Patrick's PopCorn

 

Cel­e­brate with this awe­some pop­corn.  Click HERE for the recipe.

 

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Look­ing for a scrump­tious extra­or­di­nary wow-where-can-I-get-more-of-it–knock-my-socks-off dessert for the cel­e­bra­tion? Check out my St. Patrick’s Ebook, which has this sen­sa­tional recipe, and oth­ers such as Shepherd’s Pie (ooohhh lip-smacking and lick the bowl phe­nom­e­nal good) and many other recipes, unique and fun home decor, kid crafts, Lep­rechaun Trap, and tables set­tings for all ages and even Liq­uid Gold!  The kids and adults will not soon for­get your FUN gath­er­ing and you will feel LUCKY at how fast it all comes together with our handy lit­tle EBook!

It’s not too late to down­load our ter­rific EBook with lots of great St. Patty’s ideas!  Click HERE for details and to order!

 

03/13/15

Basic Home Maintenance

Home MaintenanceBeing able to do minor repairs, and rec­og­nize warn­ing signs of things to fix can save you a lot of money; just as we have been talk­ing about this week with gain­ing edu­ca­tion and improv­ing our skills in many areas.

I tried to cover things that came up when we first were mar­ried, as well as fixes we still have to deal with now.  Hope these help save you money and please share your tricks with us too!

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03/11/15

Laundry How-To’s

Laundry How To'sMy mom Con­nie is a magi­cian with laun­dry.  I am not kid­ding, just ask my sis­ter Jody.

Seri­ously!  She can send up some jack­ets or some­thing and even after weeks, you hold it to your face, breath deep and it smells fresh and clean like her laun­dry soap.  Jody and I can­not fig­ure it out — it dri­ves us crazy. 

I may not be able to share mom’s amaz­ing laun­dry secret because every time I ask how she does it, she just says, “I just do laun­dry like you do”.  Uhhh, NO!  How­ever, this week’s topic is learn­ing skills and becom­ing edu­cated and com­pe­tent in many areas.

One of the sub­jects I have run across when talk­ing to young gals, moms and guys is the quandary of how to do laun­dry.  It’s cer­tainly not rocket sci­ence, nor excit­ing, but it is one of life’s lit­tle annoy­ances that must be done. So here it is…

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03/9/15

St. Patrick’s Dinner

St. Patty's 2 This is the LUCKY charm ideal for any Lep­rechaun or any who appre­ci­ates Irish food!

Corned Beef and Cab­bage with Veg­eta­bles is so delec­table and fla­vor­ful; made easy in the crock pot.

Irish Soda Bread with Raisins is amaz­ing and del­ish; espe­cially with but­ter slathered all over it.

Key Lime Poke Cake is scrump­tious with the tang from the zest of lime com­bined with the sweet­ness of ooey goodness.

 

Click HERE Corned Beef and Cab­bage with Veg­eta­bles

Click HERE Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

Click HERE Key Lime Poke Cake

My daugh­ters and I cre­ated a ter­rific St. Patty’s EBook with home decor, table set­tings for fam­ily and kids, crafts and much more food.  Check it out

All About St. Patrick’s Day

  • St Patty's Day Cover

    Cre­ative ideas for the Irish in all of us!

    Arts and crafts.  Home decor and more! You’ll love this lit­tle book!
  • 27 pages

Por­traits

Pho­tog­ra­phy (1999 – 2013)

Chap­ter 9 Nomadic Lifestyle

Candy canes lol­lipop mac­a­roon marsh­mal­low gummi bears tiramisu. Dessert crois­sant cup­cake candy canes. Bear claw faworki faworki lemon drops. Faworki marzi­pan sugar plum jelly-o marzi­pan cookie.

Aa

Faworki marzi­pan sugar plum jelly-o marzi­pan. Souf­flé toot­sie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing crois­sant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheese­cake dan­ish jelly pud­ding bear claw soufflé.

Bb

Faworki marzi­pan sugar plum jelly-o marzi­pan. Souf­flé toot­sie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing crois­sant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheese­cake dan­ish jelly pud­ding bear claw soufflé.

Cc

Faworki marzi­pan sugar plum jelly-o marzi­pan. Souf­flé toot­sie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing crois­sant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheese­cake dan­ish jelly pud­ding bear claw soufflé.

Dd

Faworki marzi­pan sugar plum jelly-o marzi­pan. Souf­flé toot­sie roll jelly beans. Sweet icing crois­sant dessert bear claw. Brownie dessert cheese­cake dan­ish jelly pud­ding bear claw soufflé.

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