**a note to my readers…

and old blogger follwers!  I had to change my feed, so please re-subscribe using the link at the bottom of this post of click on this icon on the main page::


I know there are many out there that use a reader for blogs.  I also know that there are many who have no clue what I’m talking about!  Well… if you don’t use a reader, you’re missing out.

When you click on either the link or the icon above  (on the main page) this is what you’ll get::

Picture 4 I have tried two different ones, but I prefer google reader.  A reader lets you save all the blogs, etc. that you read in one place.  When you’re ready to read, you simply go to your reader and it will show you who has updated so you do not have to waste time clicking on every link in your blogroll to see if there is a new post!  It’s genius!  ha!

So…..  Click on the link below or on the subscribe icon and choose your preferred reader (super easy to set up, if you do not have a reader account yet), and you’ll automatically get my updated posts…. plus the other 100 that you’ll subscribe to! If you use google, once you sign up go to goodies… there is a subscribe button that you can drag to your toolbar.  So then when your browsing, if you find a blog you like you just hit that button and it will show up in your reader!

I hope this was helpful to at least someone!!  Let me know if you have any questions!


Blogger Bash 08'

Thanks for the flowers Summer…I need fresh ones like these every week!

Last night was the big blogger party at MRCC. It.was.a.blast!!!! Summer and Aubrie did a great job. Please go read Gena’s post from today. She wrote how I was feeling. It’s funny how my life would not feel complete without my blogging family!

Not only was it fun to visit with lots of friends, and do a little shopping of course, but the food was great! I wish I’d taken a picture of the food table!!
I made Cucumber Party Slices…. As I promised some of you, here’s the recipe!

It’s SO simple, 5 ingredients.

1 loaf french bread – I baked my bread in my pampered chef flowered shape tube. I don’t think they make them anymore and that makes me sad! What I suggest is to buy a loaf of french bread. The best is Panera and they will slice it for you (about 1/2-3/4″ thick)
1 8oz block Cream Cheese , room temperature- I always buy the 1/3 less fat neufatchel cheese
1/2 C Miracle Whip or Mayo – I use light or fat free
1 package Good Seasons dry Itallian dressing mix
1 large cucumber

Mix the cream cheese, mayo and dressing mix together. Spread the mixture onto the bread slices, be generous!! I peel a few stripes off my cucumber for decoration. Slice the cucumber thinly and place on top on the bread slices. Serve fairly soon, they will hold up for a while, but they are best freshly made. Enjoy. Scrape the bowl with leftover cucumber slices… don’t waste any of the cream cheese mixture, please!

Pink Christmas….It's not too late!

I stumbled onto this a few weeks ago and decided to go for it! It is for a great cause and a great way to meet someone new! Here’s a little info::

This year Pink Christmas will be sponsoring an entire family – they are amazing. They have immigrated to Washington D.C. from Africa and are beginning their new life. They have 4 amazing children. Ages 12, 8, 2 and just a few months old. The sweet mother just had twins but one passed away and the other little boy is still in the hospital weighing just a few pounds. They need everything that you could think of to begin a new life in a new home. All the money will go to helping them get the necessities to do just that.


The Deadline is tomorrow – July 31st!!!
Please leave me a comment if you did sign up!!!


So, today I decided that I wanted to try this whole blogging thing. I’ve felt a little distant from it all. I have enjoyed reading others’ blogs, but never really realized that I too could have a blog!! So… here it is. I’m sure I will have a hard time keeping up with it, but it will give me something else to do after Jaxon goes to bed. Here we go!!!