Childhood Chicken Noodle Soup

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As a child, anytime I wasn’t feeling well I remember my momma making Chicken Noodle Soup.

She would always say, “This will make you feel better”.

Now, I don’t know how much of that statement was true, but I do know that I always felt better. I’m pretty sure it had more to do with my momma’s love then the soup. But of course, I believe she made everything with love.

I love that Chicken Noodle Soup is still a classic for my family. A couple weeks ago my friend Tessa was sick with a cold.

Don’t you just hate summer colds?

Anyway, when I asked her what I could do to make her feel better she automatically asked me to make the classic, so I thought “why not”.

Perfect “get better” meal.

She absolutely loves me to make her this soup when she is sick. Believe me, I have no secret ingredient, it truly is a classic.

What you need:
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup of sliced carrots (or baby carrots)
1 medium yellow diced onion
1/4 cup diced celery
32 oz chicken stock
16 oz egg noodles
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1tsp chicken seasoning (for color and a pop if flavor)
1 tsp of cumin

What to do:
1) Boil chicken with celery, carrots and onion til cooked throughly in a stock pot with appx 6 cups of water.

2) Remove chicken from stock pot and shred or dice into cubes.

3) Add chicken back to pot and pour in chicken stock.

4) Stir in your chicken seasoning, st, pepper and cumin.

5) Add your egg noodles to your pot and cook til slightly tender.

6) Enjoy for yourself, or in my case for a sick friend!

I hope you enjoy this classic in your home as much as I did as a child and children still do!

Don’t you just love childhood memories?

Homemade “Wholly” Guacamole

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I was never one to really like avocados. It was just a taste I couldn’t get used too. And well, forget about guacamole. It seriously wasn’t a taste I enjoyed.

One day I was at a restaurant and I ordered a sandwich and without me knowing it came with avocados.

Well wouldn’t you know I actually enjoyed them. Well, okay if you must know, I fell in love with them. (:

But I still hated guacamole.

Two years ago I was on a mission trip to Guatemala. And do you know how hard it is for a crunchy vegetarian girl like me to find stuff to eat on mission trips? Seriously it’s not so easy!

One night the widows, that cooked our meals in our host home, made fresh homemade guacamole for a snack. Well this Arkansas girl was hungry to say the least, so I gave in and tried it!

And all I could say was Yum-O!

I came home after that trip and tried to recreate their version. Now while I might not be able to make it exactly like they did in Guatemala, I must say I really do think it’s pretty close.

Here is what you need;
2-3 avocados
1 can diced chilis such as rotel (drained)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
A couple leafs of cilantro

Here is what you do:

1) Scoop your avocado in bowl in mash (I use my potato masher, fork works also)
2) Add your drained can of chilis (1/2 can works great)
3) Add your minced garlic, lime juice, salt and finely chopped cilantro
4) Slightly mix together (I like mine chunky)
5) Serve with your favorite chips

Such a quick snack or side for Mexican Night. Also great on sandwiches and burgers!

Hope you enjoy as much as I have!

When the World Stopped Turning

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Where were you that day 13 years ago?

We’re you at school?

Work?

Traveling?

What did you do?

Pray?

Cry?

Scream?

I remember that day well. I was 23 years old, married for almost 3 years, at home with a 2 year old and a 3 month old baby, still trying to figure this thing called “life” out.

I remember the tv being on and a special report coming through. I was in disbelief, utter shock.

Actually more like confusion.
I couldn’t grasped what was being revealed right in front of me.

It seemed surreal.

Not reality.

I seriously could not move. I remember my husby calling from work telling me to stay put and keep watching the report.

I remember thinking what else can I do but pray. So praying I did.

Holding my babies a little tighter a little longer.

I remember calling my momma who didn’t even know how to comfort me this this horrific event.

Questions came.
Why?

Who?

How?

But knowing not all questions would ever be answered.

And if we were l being honest on that day, we really did not know what more was to come, but fearing that the worst was not out of the question.

Where were you?

And what did you do when the world stopped turning?

No matter where we were or what we were doing, none of us will never forgot that horrific day that changed not only our country but each one of us forever.

Co-op Classes, Yoga Pants and Wine….

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Today, began the new CO-OP year. For those who haven’t a clue what I am talking about, its our homeschool group that my kiddos attend.

We meet once a week where my kids can “socialize”, you know the world thinks us homeschoolers never socialize, with other homeschoolers as well as participate in classes and sports.

In the past we have had classes in Spanish, French, Sign Language, Quilting, Photography, Scrapbooking, Art, Chemistry, Year Book, PE and so on.

This year my children’s schedules are a bit on the easy side but that’s okay since we have amped up our work at home.

Lindy is taking gymnastics, and this point, (remember I am writing this ahead of time) I haven’t the foggiest (that’s Arkansas talk if you don’t understand that word) idea what other class she is deciding to take.

Keegan believes he should only have to take classes that emphasizes on sports since he takes “other” classes at home. Lol. So his choices are PE and Flag Football.

Even though we have a homeschool group in our own county, we chose to drive 30 minutes away to a larger group that has more choices and activities for the kids. This helps to break up our school week and they meet new and old friends.

Me, on the other hand, is thinking of numerous trips to activities which I will have to shed my yoga pants/capris for something more suitable perhaps.

And before you ask, Yes, I love my yoga pants…..for yoga?

Not so much but they are great for drinking wine in!

But really we enjoy getting out and talking with other homeschoolers and families. But sometimes I’m still thinking of my yoga pants and my couch waiting for me at home.

And when I arrive at home, there they are…..and the wine……sigh.

Hope everyone has a great Homeschooling Year with Yoga Pants and Wine!

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Wake Up Wednesday Linky Week 33

               Welcome to the 33rd week of  Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” 
 
24 Blogs  –  1 Party
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Peach Melba Ice Cream from Pink Recipe Box

Peach Melba Homemade Ice Cream Recipe | www.pinkrecipebox.com

 I’m currently suffering through the hottest month of the year when my desk fan becomes next to useless no matter how high I turn it up. Homemade ice cream recipes to the rescue!

Princess Anna Crochet Hat

Princess Anna inspired crochet hat with pattern»Over The Apple Tree
This Disney’s Frozen, Princess Anna inspired crochet hat is easy to make and is a great gift for the holidays or a Frozen birthday!

Joanna’s Andalusian Zucchini Tortilla

from What’s On The List

Spanish-tortilla

Are you curious like me where the zucchini is?

August 2014 Favorites!

August was pretty good product wise for me. I have a decent amount of favorites to share 
with you all, so here we go!
 
 

from Upstate Ramblings

Snickers Pretzel Mix #Chocolate4theWin #shop

Football season is just about underway!  Whether it is a club, college, high school or professional teams are practicing and getting ready for another exciting season.  My family loves to watch football. Of course football also means snacks, so to go along with our first game of the season I created this portable SNICKERS Pretzel Snack with cute little football bags.

Mommy Club

from Married Filing Jointly

Speaking of being a mommy…it is simply not a job you can understand until you are a mommy.
 
 

How to Make Elderberry Extract

from Little Owl Crunchy Momma

It’s incredibly easy, and super delicious. I use it to help make my elderberry syrup last longer (recipe coming soon). It’s also delicious to add to cider in the fall and winter. Mmmmm. Delicious.

Glittery Fall Leaf Earrings

Glittery Fall Leaf Earrings by Crafty Journal
Create a fun pair of glittery fall leaf earrings to dress up for autumn.
 

 

Bourbon Maple Sweet Potato Recipe

from  eat pray {read} love

These Bourbon Maple Sweet Potatoes are sure to be a hit at your next dinner! Creamy potatoes with a crunchy pecan topping and just the right amount of sweetness!

I had these delicious Bourbon-Maple sweet potatoes as one of my sides. Ben doesn’t normally like sweet potatoes (which is one reason I ordered them!- kidding!) but he inhaled these babies. I decided to try to recreate the sweet potato recipe for our Thanksgiving meal and they were pretty spot-on.

Blairsden Mansion Tour: Part 2

from Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

52-Room Mansion Tour: You've got to see this house to believe it! Ms.Toody Goo Shoes

In case you missed Part 1,  I’m taking you on the mother of all house tours…

at Blairsden Mansion, in Peapack-Gladstone NJ.which was the site of a

Designer Showhouse fundraiser, back in May.

 

 

Watermelon Slush

from  4 Sons ‘R’ Us

Watermelon Slush

This frosty treat makes a refreshing ending to any summer meal. Simply scoop the slushy mixture into bowls or tall glasses and enjoy a refreshing dessert, all while still getting that melon flavor fix, albeit without all the dripping. Add a splash of vodka for an even sweeter summer adult beverage.

 

Painted Furniture

How to Paint Furniture

Finally, we found a dresser that fit out needs. It wasn’t too over-scale, had 9 drawers, and was only $100.

 

Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Butter // Budget Girl --- 13 Days of Pumpkin is back! This year, we're getting started with this decadent pumpkin butter recipe. Perfect on some toasted pumpkin yeast bread. :) #pumpkin #fall #autumn #butter #food #recipes #cooking

I was going to come up with a simple crock pot recipe, and then I found this decadent pumpkin butter recipe from I Bake, He Shoots. I tried it, loved it, and now…it’s the one I’m going to recommend. (Well, that’s an easy first day, isn’t it?)

Classic Cherry Pie

from Born to Bake Forever

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Ever since I was five, my mother and I have always made this Classic Cherry Pie for special occasions or just dessert. I’ve never lost my taste for cherries…or dessert. This recipe has been a family favorite for years. A simple recipe easy to make for busy days. 

 

 

 

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    What The World Don’t Know

    It has taken me a while to write this post, and as I sit here and type my fingers feel so heavy.

    Most bloggers, social media junkies or movie lovers were posting, tweeting and commenting minutes if not moments after hearing the news of the suicude of Robin Williams.

    But I couldn’t.

    I remember standing in my bathroom that afternoon as my husband walks up and tells me what had happened.  For most of our society, they automatically wanted to share their favorite movie or how Robin made them laugh through the years.  But for me, my mind went in a different direction.  My thoughts were, “What battles was he fighting inside?”, “How much pain was he feeling but not sharing with the ones he loved?”, “Did he reach out or try to keep up the facade of everything is okay?”.

    Robin Williams was a man who made others smile, while he was dying inside.  When did his laughter turn to tears for him?  Was making others laugh and smile a coping mechanism for his own survival?”  These questions will probably never be answered because for the hurting people its not easy to share or explain.

    You might wander why my thoughts went to his pain that day?

    See, I also struggle with mental illness.  I am diagnosed with Bi-Polar (aka manic depression), Anxiety and Panic Disorders, OCD and even though I haven’t officially been diagnosed yet, we are leaning toward Highly Sensitive Disorder (HSD).  I knew even as a young child I was different.  I was creative, and enjoyed being by myself.  I would sit in my room all weekend and read or make up stories.  As a teenager, relationships became difficult.  I would get upset over the slightest thing and withdraw from friends.

    Relationships failed.

    After I was married and had children my symptoms were severe.  I would sit in my closet and rock back and forth.  When the world said something was okay, I had a meltdown.  See in my world little things become big things and they are not okay.  Finally after the death of my momma, I had the trigger that would define me for the rest of my life.  I was under so much stress and grief, that was all it took to flip my switch inside my head.

    Mental Illness is cruel.  It is exhausting.  The world does not understand and even though we live in a day of modern medicine where so many illnesses are normal, mental illness is still judged and you can never be normal.  It’s hard to know that no matter how much treatment you have, and meds you take the illness is never going away.

    I’m not sure why we all experience struggles and hardships. I’m not sure why when we try our hardest to be a light in the world of darkness, to serve God’s people, to show love when no one else is, why we still become broken.

    In the past month I had made a decision for myself and my health to take a step back from so many obligations. To start saying “No” for a change and focus on me, something that I’m not very good at.

    See, I’ve never focused on me. It’s always been about everybody else. Isn’t that what we are taught? To not be selfish, that our life is not our own? But what I realized in the midst of giving my whole self away to everyone and everything that needed me, I lost me.

    I lost the person I was, the person who had dreams and visions for who I wanted to be, the person who stood out in the crowds for not being scared to take a risk. But everytime I gave a little more of me away, I became someone I didn’t recognize. I started realizing that people are cruel, heartless and so judgemental. People are selfish. It’s all about how much more can they get.
    And how we live in a society of laziness. Forget doing anything for yourself. Just have someone else do it for you.

    I was raised in a older generation family. A family where hard work was not an option. Where you took care of your family and you didn’t play a victim so you could get help without doing any work for it. You kept your problems quiet. You worked them out within the walls of your own home. You didn’t need to shout it from the rooftops or on Social Media. A time of slower pace and so much more simplicity. I realized, that is still who I am. I am still that person who was raised in simplicity. Who made sure her family was taken care of and who wasn’t in a constant rat race.

    I started enjoying being alone, being at home. In the quietness of my own walls I found peace and solace. I started finding interests I enjoyed. Ways to share my creativity without being overwhelmed and overran. I started realizing I enjoyed the companionship of my fur-babies. I loved the joy they experienced when I was around. The unconditional love I experienced from them. I started finding myself living for them. For a living soul who was genuinely happy I was alive. Who, no matter what mood I was experiencing, knew no judgements against me.

    So I had made the decision to put focus back on me a month ago. To start worrying about my dreams, and my visions again. To slow down, stop back and get healthy.

    Since that time two of my fur-babies have died.

    Am I being punished for loving them?

    Am I being punished for being selfish for the first time in my life?

    I’m not really sure.

    All I know is I am broken. I am hurting, I’m mad, and I’m angry. But most of all I have so much guilt that I’m hating myself.

    I’m I being taught a lesson or is it just life I’m experiencing?

    I don’t know the answer. All I know is that the more pain and hurt I experience the more I want to surround myself within the walls on my own home and try to protect the ones who matter most in my heart.

    See I’m human.

    And I’m grieving.

    Maybe it’s not over a human life but it’s over a life that showed me more love than most would dare to do.

    When you have the illness I have, and it already takes an army to fight each day, any loss becomes too much to bear.  The world becomes a dark, ugly place that I no longer want to be involved in.

    I hate the battles that are inside me.  I’m not sure why I’m being tormented.

    Why did God decide I needed to have this illness.

    I can’t seem to find peace anymore.  I keep praying for God to shed some light on the situation but I can’t find the answers.  I feel I’m losing myself.

    I’m in an emotional war.  A war I pray that others never have to experience.

    So today, I am doing something for myself.  I am taking a huge step to get emotional healthy.  It will not be easy, it will not be quick.  But it will be worth it in the end.  I am tired of saying I’m Okay, when I’m not.  I’m tired of putting on a smile when I’m dying inside.

    Today is the day I find peace.  I will be on a health, healing and prayer sabbatical for the next few weeks.  Until I return I ask you to pray for my health and my healing.  I ask you to pray for the others who are hurt and broken but hasn’t found the courage to step forward.  I pray you take care of yourself.

     

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    Wake Up Wednesday Linky Week #32

                  
     Welcome to the 32nd week of Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” 
     
    25 Blogs  –  1 Party
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    Using Yard Sale and Auction Dishes to set the Table

    from Penny’s Vintage Home

    I have a special table set for our lunch today using some of the new pieces I found at the auction and yard sales over the week end.    

    BIRCHBOX AUGUST 2014

    from Busy Being Jen

    August’s box had some really great products.  The first was Whish Shave Crave that is a shaving cream with the scent of grapefruit.  Really nice!  There was also a citrus-y smelling cologne by Harvey Prince called Ageless

     

    Fall Potpourri

    I planted sunflowers in our garden for the first time this summer and they have made a wonderful addition to our garden.     I have dried some of the larger flowers to use in a fall wreath.

    Trash to Treasure: Bar Car Edition

    from Oh, the Fun…

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    We all know that bar carts are all the rage right now and who’s surprised? Not I- even if you don’t want to use them to house alcoholic beverages, how can you not be a fan of a bit of extra storage that you can move around?!

     

    Mini Blueberry Cups

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    This is a migraine safe recipe, a sugar free recipe and a dairy free recipe. 
    But it is not taste free, its really yummy! If I do say so myself, giggle.
     

     

    No Drip Ice Cream Cones

    from Lou Lou Girls

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    This is so simple but messy! It’s definitely worth the mess.

    Here’s why PicMonkey is a blogger’s best friend!

    from Just A Touch of Crazy

    So it’s pretty understandable why PicMonkey is a blogger’s best friend.  And one of the most fabulous things of all:  lots of the features are FREE.
     
     

    How to Make a Simple Fall Centerpiece

    from About A Mom

    How to Make a Simple Fall Centerpiece - About A Mom
    There are two things that I love — having fresh flowers on the table and decorating for Fall. My home probably gets more decked out for Fall and Thanksgiving season than it does for the Christmas holiday.
     

     

    10 Back to School Tips for Moms

    from The Organized Dream

     

    Loving our kids too much – home vs. daycare

    from Mommy Lives Clean

    Can loving our kids so much be harmful to their future?
    I hold the belief that a parent can never love their child too much.
     

    Zucchini Parmesan Bites

    from Allspice and Nutmeg

    www.allspiceandnutmeg.com/zucchiniparmesanbites

    Zucchini parmesan bites – thin sliced zucchini, parmesan, onions, and eggs.  

    This is a great recipe for using up zucchini from the garden bounty. 

     

    Blogging 101: Building Bloggy Relationships Part 1 from Titi Crafty

    Blogging 101: Building Bloggy Relationships Part 1.

    I’m not posting this as an expert {I’m not even close} but I do want to share with you all the things I’ve done intuitively or learned that have worked for me on my way making connections, friends or any kind of relationships.

    Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

    from Natural Chow

    Spicy Roasted Chickpeas | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

    If you had told me two years ago I would be sharing a recipe where the star is beans, I would probably laugh. I was never really one to enjoy eating beans.

     

    {cuffed pillowcase tutorial}

    Front: 20″ x 23″ (solid pink) 

    Wide Cuff: 20″ x 13″ (Green polka dot) 

    Narrow Cuff: 20″ x 2-1/2″ (Orange Flower/Paisley) 

    Back: 20″ x 35-1/2″ (Orange Flower/Paisley) 

     

    Make Your Own {Non-Processed} Stevia Extract

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      Deep Fried Chicken Bombs & Petit Jean Bacon Bowl Giveaway

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      One thing you have probably noticed about me by now is that I love to cook for family and friends.

      When I start to cook my southern roots shine thru and thru.  I sometimes get envious of bloggers who cook Amazing French Dishes and Pastries or Delish Vegan Recipes (since I am crunchy), but then I have to remind myself that my readers and friends, come back for my Southern Comfort Food.

      I have a group of friends, we call ourselves “The Three Musketeers”, who I say in a jokingly (is that even a word lol) manner that they use me only for my food.  Just kidding!  No actually I’m not haha!  I will casually mention a dish I am cooking or new recipe that I am testing for my blog, and they automatically ask what time dinner is.  I’m actually really okay with it.  See I am an introvert and I love being at home, alone, a lot. Problem is, the more time I am at home, the more I withdraw from the outside world.

      This group of friends, “The Three Musketeers”, think they are being sneaky by coming to eat, all while intending to pull me back into the real world, but I have them all figured out. (:  But in all reality, I think they are pretty amazing for wanting to check on me without making it seem too obvious.

      Back to my cooking.  I  mentioned a couple weeks ago to one of “The Three Musketeers”,  that I was trying a new fried recipe which included Petit Jean Bacon.  Well, it just so happens that “Fried” and “Bacon” are her two most favorite words ever so she was automatically on that like “Flies on a Sticky Trap”!  I’m not even for sure if she heard the rest of the ingredients or not.  Of course, that meant the third musketeer must be included as well so it turned out to be a full blown dinner party.

      I call my recipe “Deep Fried Chicken Bombs”, cause, oh baby they are the BOMB!

      Here is what you need to serve 4:

      4 large chicken breasts

      4 jalapeno’s

      4 slices of bacon (I use Petit Jean, I’m from Arkansas, what can I say)

      1 mozzarella string cheese

      Sounding good so far?

      My batter consists of:

      2 cups of flour

      2 tsp black pepper

      2 tsp salt (I use kosher)

      1 tsp of cayenne pepper (optional)

      2 cups of milk or buttermilk

      2 eggs

      Here is what you do:

      1)  I slit my chicken breasts down the sides, leaving them uncut at each end.

      2)  I cut the ends off of Jalapeno’s and clean out he insides.

      3)  Cut your string cheese into 4 pieces

      4) Stuff your cheese into the jalapeno

      5) Wrap a slice of bacon around your jalapeno

      (if you like your bacon a little more cooked, I recommend frying slighty before wrapping)

      6) Stuff your bacon wrapped jalapeno into the slit of your chicken breast.

      7) Secure with toothpick to hold shut

      8) Set aside

      9) Whisk your eggs and milk together in one bowl and your dry ingredients together in another bowl

      10) Dip your chicken in egg mixture, then roll in flour mixture and dip back into egg mixture.

      11) Drop your chicken into a fryer or skillet of oil (Trick here is to heat your oil very hot and turn half way down before frying  the chicken to ensure it cooks on the inside as well as the outside.

      *I use a cast iron dutch oven skillet.  Its deep enough to completely cover chicken

      *You can also use a fry daddy

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      You seriously cannot go wrong with these bad boys!

      And speaking of Petit Jean Bacon, September 13th is the 2014 BACON BOWL!

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      The  Bacon Bowl is the ultimate bacon cooking competition! They had an amazing inaugural event in 2013, and this one promises to be even better! This year’s competition will be in Bentonville, Arkansas on Saturday September 13. Among the special events this year is the Pig Out Bacon Eating Competition!  

      Can you think of a better way to spend your Saturday?  I think not!

      So in honor of everyone who loves BACON, one lucky reader, chosen at random thru Rafflecopter, will win two tickets to The 2014 Bacon Bowl!

      *Contest will run September 2, 2014 through September 9th 2014.

      *Winner will be notified by email.

      Good Luck!

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      This Momma’s Meandering Mondays Week #62

      Welcome one and all to This Momma’s Meandering Mondays #62 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us! It has been a great honor and blessing to a a Guest Host this past month with Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings. Thank you Stacey from the bottom of my heart, I have met so many new blogging friends, and I have learned so much that it is beyond amazing how I feel.

       

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      Now…let’s get the party started and come on in and join the fun by linking up your favorite posts! We had an absolutely awesome week last week! Share the fun and make some new friends, find a new yummy treat, or find a wonderful new craft idea to make. This is a great way to grow in your friendships! But before we start this party…Grab a badge!

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      Today, I would like to now give a warm Meandering Mondays welcome to our new co-host for the month of September…Victoria from Giveaways 4 Mom!

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      Victoria is the owner of Giveaways 4 Mom. She is a full time work at home mom of three young boys. She started Giveaways 4 Mom to show moms that they could indeed win online giveaways and over the years, it has evolved into so much more. In her free time, she loves taking her boys to events and amusement parks.

      This will be the last week for our co-host for the month of August, so be sure to stop by to read the wonderful guest post that she did, just click on the link below…Welcome Miranda from Grace and Gravy!

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      Miranda is the author behind the blog GraceandGravy with a side of life! She is a Crunchy, Country Mama giving her look on a Homemade Life of Homeschool, Good Eats, (Mis) Adventures, and Living Grace-Filled Everyday! Miranda resides in Arkansas with her sweet husby William that she has been married to for 15 years and a homeschool mama to kiddos Keegan and Lindy. She loves her four-legged, fur babies and they make her life complete. Miranda is passionate about blogging, reading, crafting, cooking, planning/decorating, and learning to be a more self-suf​ficient Homesteader.

      Here is a wonderful guest post that she contributed to my site a couple of weeks ago, called, “Ten Things I Want My Children to Know About Me“! Such an amazing post from the heart!

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      Now stop in and say howdy to my linky party partners in fun…

      The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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      Grab a badge and join the party!

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      Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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      Miranda’s favorite post came from Ten at the Table with the post “Stromboli Step by Step!”
      Saying, ” I am such a bread lover and enjoy any type of pizza/sandwich style food. This recipe is so doable especially in a hurry!”
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      Natasha’s favorite post came from Jayhawk Mommy with the post “Teaching My Toddlers Manners!”
      Saying, “I am a stickler on manners with my son. It is very important to me that he is a mannerable young man – making sure he says Thank You, Yes please, You’re welcome, Bless you, etc. I definitely see that there is a lack of children being polite and mannerable, and growing up that was such an important factor with my grandparents and parents. Therefore, I want to encourage my son to do the same. Thanks for sharing this great post!”
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      My favorite post came from Jayhawk Mommy with the post “Teaching My Toddlers Manners!”
      What a wonderful post! I see so many children that have long since passed the toddler stage, with absolutely no manners and no respect, and it saddens me greatly for the state of future generations. It makes me feel so wonderful, when my own children at 12, 14, & 21, still use the manners and respect that they have been taught since birth. Thank you so much for sharing!
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      Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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      Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

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      I am looking for October co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

      Now let’s get this party started!

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      Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

      Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

      1. Link up your favorite post…a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip…As many as you want, that’s right as many as you want!!!!

      2. Please follow our Host’s

      3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

      4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

      5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

      Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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      Welcoming you to link up all of your favorite sites for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 62, for more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

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