4.22.2014

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop {Co-Hosting}

Happy Tuesday! I'm still co-hosting the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop with Sinea from Ducks in a Row... We've got another great party in store for you bloggers, so be sure to link up your best posts! Also, please remember to visit a few other posts while you're here! Yay!! Let's get to it - take it away, Sinea!!

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Welcome to our 70th Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!
Spring break, for many families, has come to a close and life is returning to "normal" ...whatever that is! LOL!

I am challenging myself and you, too, to visit many posts this week. Make a little time for our friends. Leave nice comments, follow, tweet, and pin (from the original source). Take time to enjoy the view, so to speak. 

Editor's Pick is a new guest. Please stop by her blog and give her a little love! She shared a delicious Lemon Angel Pie.

Now, for the most popular posts from last week.  
Here are our features:

MOST VIEWED

EDITOR'S PICK

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 
Simple Guidelines:

  • Please follow our host and co-hosts in as many ways possible
  • PLEASE TWEET THIS PARTY !!!!  We want everyone to know about it!
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like, no giveaways please.
  • Visit three or more others. Let them know you've been there!
  • When you are PINNING, remember to do it from the original post. 
  • Thanks for joining us!


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4.21.2014

Meal Plan Mondays {04.21.14}

Hooray for another Monday! Usually I really look forward to Mondays because Caleb and I generally have the day off together. I'm working this afternoon, so this week's Monday isn't quite as fun... Have no fear though - next week we have another ultrasound, and we hope to find out if a little man or lady is joining our family!! That'll more than make up for me having to work today, right? I'll tell myself that all day at work today and see if it helps! Ha!! Anyway. Today's Monday, so I'm here to share this week's meal plan with you... Let's get to it!


Here's how we did with last week's meal plan:
Sunday: Leftovers
Monday: Pizza
Tuesday: Dinosaur Eggs
Wednesday: Tuna Melt Sandwiches
Thursday: Beef Enchiladas
Friday: Beans, Potatoes & Cornbread
     What We Really Had: Date Night
Saturday: Crispy Ranch Chicken
     What We Really Had: Hamburgers

And here's what's on this week's meal plan:
Sunday: Sarah's Chicken over Pasta
Monday: Leftovers or Frozen Pizza
Tuesday: Teriyaki Chicken and Rice
Wednesday: Crock-Pot Chili
Thursday: Beans, Potatoes & Cornbread
Friday: Baked Potato Bar
Saturday: Breakfast for Dinner

Well, we did better last week than the week before... I was kinda determined to have a better week! Plus I had adjusted our meal plan a bit... We'll see what happens this week. It seems like we've got a few busy nights ahead, but I'm determined to try to stick to it anyway! I'm also going to try extra hard to fix beans this week. We'll see how that works out. *Smile* It's not that I don't want to fix them, I just haven't gotten around to soaking them overnight yet. Anyway. I need to finish getting ready for work... Have a great Monday, friends!!

Your turn: What's your go-to meal on a busy night? Share in the comments below!

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4.19.2014

Snapshot Saturday {04.19.14}

I never got around to sharing our week in pictures last Saturday {or, let's be honest, yesterday}, but it wasn't because I don't have any to share... Quite the contrary - I aimed to take at least one each day {and ended up with two or three instead!}. Last weekend was just a busy, busy weekend! I worked Saturday morning, spent Saturday afternoon and evening getting ready for and having a church class activity, and Sunday was busy with normal church activities plus a few extra things. We've been having a stewardship campaign over the last several weeks, and last Sunday was the grand finale... It went well, but it was a busy weekend! I spent yesterday somewhat deep cleaning our entire house. {Think, spring cleaning, kinda.} And today is Resurrection Sunday... Another busy day! Anyway. I fully intended to share pictures yesterday, but cleaning got in the way. Oh, and so did Caleb's haircut and more cleaning. {Read: real life took over.}

I thought I'd just combine last week's pictures with this week's pictures and give you several to check out at once... Hope that's okay with you! There are quite a few, but you can't say I didn't warn you! Here we go!


4.17.2014

A Visit to the Park

My sweetie's day off of work is Mondays, and generally I get them off too... Sometimes we're super productive, and sometimes we just take it easy. This week, we just took it easy. We made our way to a local park and walked around, sat on a park bench, and just enjoyed God's beautiful creation around us. I wanted to share some of the pictures I took with you... Hope you enjoy!










And just for kicks and giggles, I took a picture of this note we spotted... Someone lost their iPhone and wanted a massage if it was found. I wish I could get a massage just for losing my iPhone... I think I'd lose it weekly! And as someone else pointed out, this person has a college email address. Yikes! Or is it collage? Ha! Just kidding. I should play nice - it's not like I've never made a mistake.

Your turn: Has spring sprung in your part of the country or did you get hit with another blast of winter this last week? Share what the weather's been like in your neck of the woods!

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4.15.2014

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop {Co-Hosting}

In case you forgot, I'm co-hosting the Wonderful Wednesdays link party this month... So grab your favorite blog posts and join the party below! And if you're not a blogger, hop around some of the links and find some new recipes or projects to try! When you're visiting, let the blogger know you found them at this party! Bloggers love comments - and they love knowing how you found them! Okay, enough from me... Take it away, Sinea!

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One of the many benefits of visiting blog parties is the wealth of knowledge we can glean. Experts in baking, crafting, decorating, teaching, organizing, cleaning, money managing, gardening, child rearing, encouragement & inspiration share "just how to do it." Our lives are richer, as a result. Personally, some of my favorite posts are those that teach me how to blog better.  
This week there were two superb posts on optimizing our blog results using Pinterest. They are this week's Editor's Picks. If I were you, I would read them and PIN them for future reference.

By the way... Ducks 'n a Row has just added a link to our Blogging Tips Pinterest Board on our Blog Tips page. It is constantly growing with more and more gems so be sure to stop by once in a while to grab from the best for you!   ... Sinea
Let's Party!   
Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 
Simple Guidelines:

  • Please follow our host and co-hosts in as many ways possible
  • PLEASE TWEET THIS PARTY !!!!  We want everyone to know about it!
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like, no giveaways please.
  • Visit three or more others. Let them know you've been there!
  • When you are PINNING, remember to do it from the original post. 
  • Thanks for joining us!


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