Saturday, February 13, 2010

This Virgin Blogger is Frustrated

Ok, I am not a technical person. I'm a counselor, for crying out loud! This might be why I cannot figure out the simplest things when trying to make my blog manageable and pretty!

It took me 2 days to figure out how to get tabs on my blog. Then, it took me longer to figure out the RSS feed, and I am still slightly confused as to what that whole thing is anyway.

Now, I would like to transfer my blog from one email address to another. I read the tutorial, gave my new account administration rights, and I still have no blog on the new account.

If someone out there is reading this, and you know what I need to do, I would LOVE some answers!

I thought I was a teachable person, meaning that I am willing to learn new things and that I can understand them. But I think I need a non-techie explaining some of this to me. I am so confused!!! Can anyone help me?!

Friday, February 12, 2010

10 Reasons Why Cloth is Freakin' Awesome!

You may or may not have known these reasons!!

  1. Fluffy Butt! It's just sooo darn cute to see this tiny human with such a big butt, and fluffy at that! Who can deny the fluffy butt?

  2. Fashion statement. Any color or design you want, you can have! We like the elephants from Rainshine Designs. (That dipe is in the wash right now, so I will have to show pics later.)

  3. Fun, Fun, Fun! And addicting once you start. Who knew that something that was made to contain excrement could be such a party? Gives new meaning to party in the pants. Wait, was that inappropriate?

  4. Frugal. Still saving the moola...

  5. Fork resistant. Yes, she fell on a fork. Didn't feel a thing. There's more paddin' for the landin'!

  6. Feelin' oh so soft. I have placed a diaper against my cheek like in the Snuggle commercials. Is that so wrong? Once again, who can deny the fluff?

  7. Friend convo starter. My "stash" has a completely new meaning now-a-days, but it still makes for a good time with friends. Wait, was that inappropriate?

  8. Friendly for sniffer. I can hear the gas, but I can't smell it! Side note, Alaina giggles everytime I ask her if she toots.

  9. Fill' er up! These things can hold an amount that should never come out of a baby, and yet it does. An old Saturday Night Live skit comes to mind right now that included a jug of iced tea and folks playing tennis. That's all I'm sayin'.

  10. Photo friendly. Ok, it's a ph, but what can you do? Take pictures of the fluff! I CANNOT RESIST THE FLUFF!!

Happy Friday. :-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hey Everyone! My Blog Won an Award!

Sweet! I never thought I would get an award for blogging! Thank you Turning The Clock Back! Now, who will I give the award to? Hmm...I never do things quickly, so I will have to think about this one...

Happy Blogging!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday's Munchies!

My daughter has a love affair with crackers. If she is eating and asks for more, she doesn't want more of what she is eating, she just wants crackers!!! After reading the ingredients on the popular commercial crackers out there, I decided to make my own. I feel much more comfortable giving her my homemade crackers than the commercial ones, especially with as much as she eats them!

I have 2 recipes that I've tried so far, but this one is her favorite. And it is easy! We just got a pizza stone for Christmas too, so I cooked them on the stone, and I found it to be easier than my cookie sheets because I could just roll out the dough onto the stone and cut it into shapes there vs. cutting first and placing on the sheet. I use a recipe from Ruth Yaron's book, "Super Baby Food."

1 cup of Super Flour: Super flour is flour that has added nutrients. I place 1 Tbsp. of soy flour, 1 Tbsp. of instant dry milk, and 1 tsp. of wheat germ in a 1 cup measuring cup. I then top it off with 50/50 flour.
1/4 tsp. of salt
4 Tbsp. of Canola oil

Mix all ingredients together. Add 3-4 Tbsp. of COLD water until the mixture is the consistency of pie crust. Refrigerate for an hour. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Roll dough to about an 1/8 thick. Make sure the dough is evenly rolled out. Cut into shapes. Prick with a fork throughout. Bake on an oiled cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned and crisp. If using a pizza stone, preheat the stone with the oven and bake until lightly browned and crisp.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Inspirations

Welcome to the first edition of Sunday Inspirations! My goal is to inspire you, give you hope, make you think, and bring encouragement.

My inspiration today comes from so many people who, despite facing adversity, are taking huge risks to better their situations and others around them. The following people are true accounts of how God is truly working in their lives:

  • Frances: A recently divorced mother who has struggled to keep her home, pay off debtors and lawyer fees has decided to put all hope in God and go back to school. She got a full scholarship, quit her job, and should have her degree as a Physician's Assistant within the year.
  • Francis Chan: The author of Crazy Love, and Forgotten God, after coming back from a trip to Africa, sold his house to live in one half the size of the first one just to be able to have more money to give away, not to keep.
  • Abby and Nate: A married couple who tried for years to have a child finally decided to adopt. Years after that, they finally were able to adopt Noah internationally. Before picking Noah up, Abby became pregnant and lost the baby and almost lost her life. A couple of weeks after finally meeting Noah and taking him home, Abby found out that she was 14 weeks pregnant. Surprise! Abby gave birth to Eli in December. When Noah's social worker came to meet Eli, she told the couple that Noah has a brother, born 3 days away from Eli and asked them to adopt his brother as well. Talk about a roller coaster!

Praise God today!!! He is GOOD!

Go Colts!