February 9, 2012


This is my very first little blog "game"! I was tagged by Pidg!! So there are a few small details I need to let you in on. {Aka, the rules}

  • Post these rules
  • You must post 11 random things about yourself
  • Answer the questions set for you in their post.
  • Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
  • Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them.

I am going to start with the Q's that Pidg gave me {Hoping it will give me motiviation to come up with 11 random things, and some more Q's for my other blogger friends!}

If you were a book what would your ‘title’ be?: This is pretty hard, I have read a ton of books in my day, and trying to think of one that is my life?? {thanks Pidg} I am going to say: The Fabulous Life of a Half Sane Mom. {So after I read the question a few times, I realized I could make up a title, I didnt have to compare... DUH!}

What value best represents you? You know, faith, integrity, knowledge that sorta stuff. {No, don’t give me money values…Haha! I beat you to it} Part two: What value would you like to work on the most for yourself?: I think my value is Loyalty. {Almost to a fault} I would do anything for those that are close to me, support them. Right or wrong. Thats just me. I think the value I need to work on the most is my faith. {Dont we all struggle??} I need to deepen my walk with the Lord, and be the woman I was made to be.

What is it about your spouse that completes you so perfectly?: Just one??? LOL! {I love you babe} He is level headed. I am kind of a hot head, impulsive, do it now or never type, and he always talks me into thinking things through, or tells me no! {Usually for good reason, even though I never see it in the moment!}

How many fingers am I holding up? No, really?: And this is why I love her, and her blog. Pidg, You are holding up 13 fingers right now, probably because one of the kiddos is in there, helping you cheat! ;)

What is your most cherished keepsake?: Hmm, this should be easy right? Oh, I know I know!!! The hope chest my great grandma gave me. :) I have painted it white {poorly, it was one of my first "redoing" projects!}

What {to date} would you say is your greatest accomplishment?  {Stop moaning, if you’re tagged I already know you’re amazing!}: Definately my babies. {Cheesy and predictible right?} But really, once I had my babies, my whole life changed drastically for the better. I have become so much more of the person I always wanted to be. {I say so much more, because I am still working at it, but thats life, right?}

What was your favorite book, toy or game when you were little?: I used to loooove paper dolls. Every Saturday when I was a little girl, my Grandma Lynn used to take me to the store for a "Saturday Toy". {It later became Saturday outfit, and then Saturday Shopping spree when I moved away!} I had all kinds of paper dolls, Disney ones, princess ones, little girl ones... I loved them!!!

Why do you ‘really’ blog?: {Awfully in depth here arent we??} I blog for my sanity, I blog for my shop, I blog for my far away family, I blog for my babies... and I blog to be apart of the bigger picture. There is so much more out there than in my little town, and this makes me feel like I am apart of something larger than me, larger than GP. A small piece in a whole big puzzle!

Loch Ness monster…Fact or fiction? : Definately fact. LOL. I am a believer in these kind of things... Big Foot probably lives in my backyard. ;)

What or who inspires you to be a better you?: My babies make me want to be the best I can be. My family and true friends help me believe in myself, and show me that I can be better, and I can do anything I put my mind to.

Why do you think we women enjoy these blogging game thingys?: Oh because it lets us "check out" for a minute! {or in my case, gives me a million 5 minute breaks to try and get this done!}

Onward to some {ok, 11} random tidbits about my life:

1. I crack up everytime I read the word verification things, I sound them out and laugh, usually too much.
2. I am terribly afraid of the dark. When hubby has to leave the house for work in the middle of the night, we stay with his mom. I also sleep with our toliet room light on. {Yeah, we have a bathroom, then a seperate room off of it for our potty.}
3. I love to read trashy magazines. You know, Us, People, In Style.
4. We dont have cable. We have a large tv for dvds and ps3.
5. I have craft "moods". Sometimes Im totally in the mood for beading, other times sewing, knitting, or repurposing. Right now its modge podge.
6. I read quick. There are days when the kiddos are calm, and we'll all just chill, and its nothing for me to finish a 400 page book by the time hubs gets home from work.
7. I am currently in the "severe" catagory for baby fever... which is why we are looking for a puppy!
8. I have been flying since I was about 6. {Usually alone} Now, I cannot stand flying.
9. I could eat chicken for every meal. A close second, is bacon.
10. I have never "juiced" anything. I am hoping to get the hang of it soon.
11. I gave everyone handmade gifts for Christmas. {Except the babies} If I didnt make them, I bought them handmade.
Oh my Tagee's! ;)
I know, big huge crazy list right?? ;)

Q's for you girlies!
1. What was your first cd??
2. Do you name your car? IF so, whats your cars name?
3. IF you were a Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream flavor, what would it be?
4. Top sheet or not? {I always kick mine to the bottom, whats the point of it?? LOL}
5. What is one of your personal goals for the year?
6. What do you think makes you successful? {and all of you girls are!}
7. What is your favorite season?
8. Black and white or Sepia?
9. N'sync of BSB??
10. What is your favorite thing to create?
11. If you were a housewife from any of the cities, which one would you be? {Everyone watches The Real Housewives of blah blah blah right??}

This is a no pressure fun kind of thing! If you dont get around to it, no big deal! :)
If you want to see the woman behind the blog who "tagged" me, visit her here and tell her I sent you!

February 6, 2012

RLP... Superbowl Style!

{Please excuse the poor quality of the photos. Brax messed with my camera, and now something is all wonky with my lense. Thank goodness for the 2 yr warranty!!}

Have I mentioned how nice it is to be able to go to one spot, and find a bunch of delicious eats to inspire me? (Realllllly cool!) Plus, I already know that I will, at least semi, like these foods, I picked them to put on my board! So with a few little clicks, and gazing at mouth watering pictures, I came up with my superbowl appetizer!

{Insert little kid laugh here... yeah, I just said balls!}
These are so super easy!
All you need is 1lb ground sausage, 1 package of cream cheese, 1 1/4 c. Bisquick, and 4 oz. cheddar cheese shredded (I grated my own Colby jack, since that is what I had on hand, and it worked just fine! Id be curious to try it with mozzarella!)
Soften the cream cheese, and put everything in a large mixing bowl!

This is where hubby came in for me, and mixed it all by hand. {I have a really big fear of touching raw meat. It grosses me out so bad}
Next, you roll the mixture into little balls, roughly 1". {Hubby's were rather large, and took a lot more time to cook!}
Do NOT grease the cookie sheet! I did, and they burnt on the bottom. Not okay! This goes back to my lack of kitchen common sense. I didn't realize that the sausage has grease of its own! Then put your balls {Yup, Balls again!} onto the cookie sheet!

If you made 1" balls,  I am sure that 25 minutes would be plenty, but as we had big balls {tehehe} They cooked for about 33 minutes. I made two batches; one with regular sausage, and one with Italian sausage. It all got eaten up!

{Clearly this is not my picture! Where is my picture? Well I was so upset with my camera, I put it on a timeout!}

They turned out great! I was given a few suggestions for next time.
-Instead of grated cheese, put a chunk of cheese in the middle
-A little less Bisquick
-Season the sausage for a more flavorful taste
-Try different cheeses

I hope you guys enjoyed your weekend!! If you haven't noticed, I have started Real Life... Pintrest on Mondays. It seems to be easier for me to come right off the weekend and post about my weekend food!!

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