Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
By Gill at That British Woman... But before we get to the interview, please visit Gill and enjoy all her amazing 50 recipes food posts, easy money saving tips and lovely photo's! You won't be disappointed!
Gill asked me the following...
1. What would be a perfect day for you?
For my family, all of them like a big reunion, to spend the day at the sea/ocean with perfect weather, an amazing picnic basket filled with all our favorites, tent canopies to provide some shade and while I'm at it, some great reclining chairs too, various sand toys to build castles with, a two hour block of time to read a book without being interrupted, firewood to build a bonfire in the evening, and then a beach band to come and play music so we could all dance in the sand, then finally a photographer to be there the whole day to take pictures to capture the memories!
2. Is there anything you wished you could have done before you had a family?
No regrets on this one, I waited until I was 30 to have my first child. I did enough on what I could afford to do at the time prior to having kids.
3. Do you have any goals for 2009?
Yes, to lose 25 pounds before October because my Niece is getting married and as we all know, those wedding photo's stay through history! My next goal is to perfect my skills at Calligraphy so that it comes effortlessly.
4. What is your favourite food/meal and why?
My favorite meal is my own recipe for Beef Stroganoff that I do in the crock pot, served over wide noodles with a Caesar salad and garlic bread. Why~ it is simply because I have the cooking anointing every time I make it as it comes out perfect. If I could have my own show, this would be my signature dish. Currently though my fame only extends to the end of my driveway and my closest friends who call me Betty Crocker revisited.
5. Is there a skill you would love to learn, and if so what is it?
Calligraphy to which I am still trying to learn to do. The weird thing is that I took a class in Junior High School and was a quick learner and did quite well. Now 20 years later, I'm picking up the pen again however this time I'm not so good! ha ha I want it to come effortlessly, like when I sign my name, I don't have to think about it, it's just automatic. With calligraphy, it's painstakingly slow to get the flow and angles just right. So practice, practice, practice is what it takes to learn the skill.
***Thanks Gill, that was fun! I really had to think about my answers too. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be! Have a great week!
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Posted by ChaChaneen at 12:10 AM
Monday, January 26, 2009
Here is a composition notebook. I generally stock up in August/September when they are on sale for the coming school year.
Posted by ChaChaneen at 9:49 AM
Sunday, January 25, 2009
(Above pic is of PEI)
1) Name five things in your purse:
6 different pens (Calligraphy, Bold Tip in Blue Ink, etc), a large candy cane, my scripture verse card that I'm trying to memorize, my cellphone, my list for the Dollar store.
Posted by ChaChaneen at 12:01 AM
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thanks again Angela! See you tomorrow!
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
"At present, 58 federal, military, state and city law enforcement and public safety agencies are working together to ensure a safe and smooth event," according to a statement. In bloggyland, we've added a 59th - Cha Cha Security!
However, let the gentlemen do this detail today while the ladies enjoy some much needed girlfriend time! Today I invite you to join my table for an Inauguration Tea Party for the First Ladies of Bloggyland hosted by Muse-Swings!
I hope you wore elastic today because there is still dessert!
Here is one of the White House's less elaborate dessert recipes:
White House Ginger Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder (rounded)
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large tablespoon solid shortening
6 teaspoons butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg (or 2 if small)
1/2 cup molasses
Additional sugar, as garnish
Directions:1. Sift together dry ingredients including spices.
2. Cream shortening and butter until fluffy.
3. Add sugar slowly, then egg and molasses, and beat thoroughly.
4. Stir in dry ingredients all at once.
5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls (the size of a walnut) and roll into sugar spread on waxed paper.
Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets, flatten with fingers, and sprinkle colored sugar on tops of cookies.
Bake at 325 degrees for 7 minutes. Let stand a minute before removing from sheets. Store in airtight container.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
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Monday, January 19, 2009
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Sunday, January 18, 2009
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Friday, January 16, 2009
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Friday, January 9, 2009
Reminder that this Sunday, January 11
Masterpiece Classic of PBS will be showing Episode 2 of
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Did you miss the first Episode? For a limited time you can watch it online here!
And if you enjoy these types of movies:
Wuthering Heights will begin Sunday, January 18 & 25
Sense and Sensibility will begin February 1 & 8
Then... after that the Charles Dickens' series will begin...
so many movies... so little time.
Posted by ChaChaneen at 7:11 PM
Yes, my boy has his sweatshirt on backwards. He did it on purpose so he could look down at the treasures he finds in the backyard. Okay, if you've ever seen my backyard, ya 'all know that I've got a dead lawn ~ I do not have an emerald thumb ~ and then a concrete patio.... no treasures (except for the view). Ah, you have to love the imagination of children!
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