Fashionista Wanna-be In a SAHM World: Spring Edition

   Remember this winter, when I shared my Pinterest board called Fashionista Wanna-be In A Stay At Home Mom World?  I told you all my favorite fall and winter looks, cute but comfy, for Stay At Home Momma’s.   You … Continue reading

Director of Operations: The World’s Toughest Job

I bet a lot of you have already seen this, but I couldn’t resist sharing here too! 🙂

24 People Applied for the World’s Toughest Job

By Tim Nudd

Source

The Boston agency posted a job listing online for a “director of operations” position at a company called Rehtom Inc. The requirements sounded nothing short of brutal:

• Standing up almost all the time
• Constantly exerting yourself
• Working from 135 to unlimited hours per week
• Degrees in medicine, finance and culinary arts necessary
• No vacations
• The work load goes up on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and other holidays
• No time to sleep
• Salary = $0

The job ad got 2.7 million impressions from paid ad placements. Only 24 people inquired. They interviewed via webcam, and their real-time reactions were captured on video.

Check out what happened below. It’s worth watching to the end.

  I don’t blog on weekends, and tomorrow is Weekend Potluck, so I want to take a moment and wish you a Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday!
Now go, call your Mom, and tell her thank you!

~T

Celtic Woman

  My mom and Grandma are next door neighbors.  Actually, better than that, they are on both sides of a duplex.  I adore how much they do together, and praise God for His infinite wisdom in moving them side by side.

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  Grandma always has to call mom when Celtic Woman comes on PBS.  She also calls me and makes me tell the girls so they can turn it on.  Haha, she is so funny!  They are so talented and the girls love their long flowing gowns. 

The video link won’t work above, but you can listen later.  They played Amazing Grace with bag pipes at the concert, oh my word! AMAZING.

   When I got an email from Groupon saying they were coming to a town near us for one day only, I knew we had to go.  Even better, the VERY expensive tickets, were reduced to $19.99!  I called mom and we planned a special SURPRSIE Mothers Day/Girls Night Out for Grandma and the little girls.

  They had no idea what the evening had in store for them! weekend 2

First a little shoe shopping, then dinner out…….weekend 3weekend 4

A big shout out to our awesome waitress, Jordan. {above}
AND to the darling cowboy in suspenders that let me take his photo!weekend 5

After dinner, we broke the big news to them!IMG_8626

WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO THE CELTIC WOMAN CONCERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then, this happened:

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Yeah, it pretty much made my year.

  The concert was amazing.  Very interesting, lots of outfit changes, unusual instruments and amazing harmony.

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One thing I wasn’t expecting was the amazing Drums and Irish Dancers, that was my favorite part!
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If you have never heard Celtic Woman, and wish to be enlightened, check out this video of Amazing Grace with Bagpipes…..when they sang it, we all had chills and tears for our Papa.

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  I bet you are wondering what the guys did?  WELL, they had a very special date too!!! Papa would be so proud.  First time fishing, and look at that load!

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~T

Cherry Coke Cake

  This cake is so pretty!  My dad proclaimed it the best cake EVER.  I am not sure it’s the best EVER, but everyone loved it so much I decided to blog it for you!   🙂

Cherry Coke Cake

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Cherry Coke Cake (4)

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 1-½ cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Softened Butter
  • 1 cup Of Cherry Coke
  • 3 Tablespoons Baking Cocoa
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ½ cups Milk, Plus 1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
  • ½ teaspoons Real Vanilla

FOR THE FILLING/FROSTING:

  • ¾ cups Softened Butter
  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 7 ounces, weight Marshmallow Creme
  • 2 Tablespoons Frozen Cherry Juice Concentrate, Thawed
  • 21 ounces, weight Can Of Cherry Pie Filling, Divided Use
  • 2 cups Fresh Cherries, Pit Removed And Chopped

FOR CAKE:
Spray 2, 9 inch rounds with baking spray and divide marshmallows between both pans.
In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar and baking soda.
On the stove top, combine butter, cola and cocoa, bringing just to a boil. Add into flour mixture and combine.
Add in eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Pour into pans, dividing evenly.
Bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes in pans before turning out onto cooling racks. Cool completely.

FOR FROSTING:
Beat butter with powdered sugar until smooth. Add in marshmallow creme and juice concentrate until just blended. Stir in half the can of cherry pie filling.
Place one cake layer on serving plate, shaving cake top to make a flat surface if necessary.  Spread with 1 cup frosting, remaining pie filling {if desired} and 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted and chopped. Carefully press second cake on top. Cover sides and top with remaining cherry frosting. Garnish with additional cherries.

Enjoy!
~T

Collage Cherry Coke Cake

Wonder Mill Wheat Grinder & Sloppy Joe Pizza

We are the PROUD owners of a Wonder Mill Junior Handmill!  Eeek! We have been interested in grinding our own wheat for some time now, but never really got around to buying a mill.  Thanks to my friend, Kate, over … Continue reading

Breakfast In A Blanket

  I always feel better when I send my kids out the door to school with a hearty breakfast in their tummies! 

  When whole wheat refrigerator biscuits went on sale 10 for $10 at Dillons, I had to come up with something other than biscuits and gravy every morning, although I doubt my family would’ve complained!!!

  This is what I came up with:

Breakfast In A Blanket

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Breakfast in a blanket (2)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cooked Eggs, Scrambled, Fried Or Hard Boiled
  • 16 whole Cook And Serve Sausage Links
  • 1 can (17.3 Oz) Grands Whole Wheat Biscuits
  • 1 cup Colby Jack Cheese
  • Garlic Powder, To Taste

Preparation Instructions

Cook eggs to your liking, season to taste. Set aside. I did hard-boiled eggs the night before, so I was able to just peel, slice and salt them.
Heat 16 cook and serve sausage links, per package directions.
Press each biscuit flat and stretch edges to make a large circle to fill with breakfast items.
Add several strips of seasoned egg, 2 sausage links (only 1 pictured but it wasn’t enough) and a sprinkle of cheese.
Roll biscuit up and around breakfast items and press to seal. Sprinkle each roll with a dusting of garlic powder.

Bake at 375* for 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Serve dipped in a cream gravy. ketchup, or tastes great plain, too.

Add sautéed peppers or switch to crumbled sausage; the possibilities are endless!  You will love serving your kiddos a hearty Breakfast before school again….

Hugs, T