Manic Monday Mixer: Spring is here!

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Spring is here!  Our weather in Oklahoma has gone from 70s to a blizzard to warm again and now cold.  I am looking forward to Spring weather to stay for good, so we can enjoy all that Spring has to offer.  To focus on the positive... My top 5 springtime favorites are: 1. Spending more time outside:  After a rough winter, there is nothing better than interacting outside at the park, backyard, wherever! 2. Gardening:  While gardening is new to me, there is something magical about cooking with fresh herbs and soon fruits & vegetables. 3. Running:  I am not a winter runner.  It is no surprise that I dislike cold weather, so I allow myself a break from running during that time.  I have missed that quiet alone time running allows and the blooming flowers are just an added bonus. 4. Sunday morning picnics: There are not a lot of gluten free breakfast options.  We have created a family tradition where we pick a park and enjoy our breakfast there.  Last Sunday we had our first picnic … [Read more...]

Manic Monday Mixer “Housewarming Party”

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Welcome to Manic Monday Mixers "Housewarming Party" on my new site.  I have been a bit occupied with the transition, but I am back.  This week I am presenting one of my favorite comfort recipes that is healthier than the alternative and tastier than the store-bought.  By the way one of the new features on my site is the Suggestion Box to help the site help readers, check it out! Not "Fried" Chicken nuggets: Make-ahead recipe   Ingredients: 6 lbs. chicken breast Buttermilk (I bought the powdered version, so I always have some) 6 c. gluten free/regular breadcrumbs (or crushed cereal) 3 TBSP cumin 3 TBSP garlic salt 2 TBSP chili powder Directions: 1. Cut chicken into your desired nugget size 2. Place buttermilk in a bowl 3. Combine breadcrumbs and spices in a storage bag. 4. Dip chicken into buttermilk (or soak for 30 min+ if time permits). 5. Then, place a few pieces of chicken into bag with breadcrumbs and shake. 6. For crisper chicken, repeat steps 4 & 5. 7. Omit … [Read more...]

Postponed – Manic Monday Mixer: One Month Anniversary!

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Here's to another week of Manic Monday Mixer...Whether you need to add to your gfc, facebook, or twitter exposure, I'm glad you are here! To celebrate the unique nature of blogging, the people who sign up below me in spots 2 & 3 of each list will be my guest hosts. If you are the lucky guest hosts, send me a little about you, your blog, etc... so I can introduce you to the group! Feel free to link up in the GFC, Facebook, and/or Twitter section.  To celebrate MMM one month anniversary, I am going to be randomly choosing one participant to receive a $20 Amazon gift certificate (via email). About Me: I am a sahm of 3 boys who have helped bring out my creative side. They have taught me so much about being grateful for the little things. I love being able to share my adventures in gluten free living (both the good & frustrating), saving money, and other creative outlets. I hope you enjoy my blog. Check out my 7 current giveaways! As always, I look forward to meeting to … [Read more...]

Manic Monday Mixer: Week 3

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With no end in sight for the snow storm here in Oklahoma, I am so excited for Maniac Monday Mixer this week.  To celebrate the unique nature of blogging, the people who sign up below me in spots 2 & 3 of each list will be my guest hosts.  If you are the lucky guest hosts, send me a little about you, your blog, etc... so I can introduce you to the group!  Feel free to link up in the GFC, Facebook, and/or Twitter section. About Me:  I am a sahm of 3 boys who have helped bring out my creative side.  They have taught me so much about being grateful for the little things.  I love being able to share my adventures in gluten free living (both the good & frustrating), saving money, and other creative outlets.  I hope you enjoy my blog.  As always, I look forward to meeting to bloggers! Guest Host #1: My name is Shell but you can call me Susie, most bloggy people do. I'm the blogger behind {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker- a blog about going from sorority girl to stay at home … [Read more...]

Manic Monday Mixer week #2

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It's time for "Manic Monday Mixer"!  Same as last week... To celebrate the unique nature of blogging, I am doing this a bit different. I am the host and the 2 guest hosts will be the first 2 people to sign up below me in the linky! If you are one of the lucky guest hosts, send me a message with a little information about you, your blog, etc... About me: I am a sahm of 3 boys who have helped bring my creative side out. They have taught me so much about being grateful for the little things. I love being able to share my adventures in gluten free living (both the good & the frustrating), saving money, and other creative outlets. I hope you enjoy my blog (p.s. I have 5 current giveaways going on). I look forward to meeting new bloggers. By the way, if you are interested in being a guest host next week, contact me. Guest Host #1: Brea is a first time mommy just trying to figure it out.  Check out her blog http://www.becomingbrea.com/ to learn more about her! After that the general … [Read more...]

Join my first ever…. Manic Monday Mixer

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Life can get crazy; however, I have really found comfort in the support that is found within the blogging community.  I am starting "Manic Monday Mixer", so I can expand the horizon.  I find it fascinating how in a world of so many blogs each story is completely one-of-a-kind.  To celebrate the unique nature of blogging, I am doing this a bit different.  I am the host and the 2 guest hosts will be the first 2 people to sign up below me in spots 2 & 3 of the linky!  If you are one of the lucky guest hosts, send me a message with a little information about you, your blog, etc... About me: I am a sahm of 3 boys who have helped bring my creative side out. They have taught me so much about being grateful for the little things. I love being able to share my adventures in gluten free living (both the good & the frustrating), saving money, and other creative outlets. I hope you enjoy my blog (p.s. I have 4 current giveaways going on). I look forward to meeting new bloggers. By the … [Read more...]