Friday, January 29, 2016

Funny Friday

The last Friday of the month and Funny Friday. This challenge is always so much fun. You never know what photo you will get. Maybe something serious, or confusing or hysterical. Whatever the photo the challenge is to come up with 5, yes 5 captions. Sometimes they just flow for me and other times I struggle. This one was a little tricky but I think it finally clicked.
Funny Friday, January 2016


Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.


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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Dinosaur Superhero Mommy (dinoheromommy.com).
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1. Who me? No way look at this innocent face. It was Dad!

2. Dad looks at son, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Do not believe this "fake" of innocence.


3. No Trespassing? Where? Who? Not me!


4. DAD'S drinking hot cocoa and won't give me any! Dad looks at son, REALLY?! Then what was in the blue cup? Son...what blue cup?


5. Snow shovels...check. Hot cocoa...check. Now we wait.


Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:
http://www.BakingInATornado.com          Baking In A Tornado
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com          Someone Else’s Genius
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/            Spatulas on Parade
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/     The Bergham Chronicles
http://measurementsofmerriment.blogspot.com     Measurements of Merriment
http://dinoheromommy.com/                   Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com        Not That Sarah Michelle
http://www.southernbellecharm.com          Southern Belle Charm
http://mybrainonkids.net                   My Brain on Kids

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday 160

The last party for January 2016?? HOW did that happen? AND the last party for Cathy. I remember when I first started blogging, hers was one of the first blogs I ran across. She was part of another party that I was participating in. She is a lovely person and will be missed! Good luck on the home front Cathy!
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We have a little report to share with you before going to this week's party...


blog hop, link party

This week we are sad to say "goodbye for now... but not forever" to our dear friend and co-host Cathy Compeau of A Peek Into My Paradise blog. She has been a friend of Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop since Day One! 



Cathy is an encourager and, many of us can say, a mentor. Cathy answered my endless questions "how do I do this?" and "how ever did YOU do THAT?" helping me to get my blog off the ground when I was just a fledgling blogger myself.

Cathy is leaving our party because her life has changed course. She is a very busy lady with a new full time job plus a hubby and baby at home and almost no time to write. So, for now - but not forever - she is laying aside the keyboard and putting her blog to rest. 

Cathy LOVES to blog so this has been a very difficult decision for her. She tells me that she WILL continue to be active on social media, so do keep in touch with her. Why not stop by our party on her blog today to leave her a nice message? She would love to hear from you! If you haven't followed her on all her social media, this is the week to do it as her blog will go offline as of January 31. You will find Cathy's social media links  at the top of the list (below.)

And now for today's party! 
Let's start with our features from last week. The most viewed was FABULOUSLY "most viewed!" Many many clicks! That's what we like to see :)

Most Viewed

Superbowl snacks, appetizers

Very Popular

Editor's Pick
Lil Orange Cakes by A Sprinkle of This and That



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  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like, no giveaways, Etsy shops or blog parties please. You are welcome to share them in the comments, though.
  • Visit two or more others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • Visit our FEATURES and comment, pin, share -- do what you can to bless them!
  • When you are PINNING, please remember to do it from the original post. ♥
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Cathy of A Peek Into My Paradise
Jaimi of The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Kim of 2JustByou
Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

CD of CD's Country Living

Tammy of My Life Abundant

Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Alli of Tornadough Alli   
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Emma of Adventures of Adam  

Saira from Mom Resource

Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Orange Wacky Cake - NuNaturals Orange GIVE AWAY

As it is the new year and so many people make resolutions to lose weight, get healthy and cut out the processed foods. I thought I would share a great company with you. NuNaturals! I have used their products for almost 2 years now and have been blessed with a partnership we will call it. They are VERY generous and offer FREE products for me to GIVE AWAY about every 6-8 months. I do not always use them in "totally" healthy ways but do use them and enjoy them. Especially the baking products! Yum

                                       
I used the orange stevia during the holidays in my truffles! Delicious flavor without the chemicals of some flavorings. Strong but not overwhelming.You only need a dropper or two for great flavor. I also used it in this delicious quick NO DAIRY cake.

Ron at NuNaturals said "You may award ( 4 ) four of your readers one bottle of the Vanilla NuStevia Liquid, a bottle of our NEW SUGAR-FREE COCOA SYRUP, & a bottle of our NEW SUGAR-FREE MINT COCOA SYRUP, PLUS a 50 pkt. box of our NuStevia NO CARB  Stevia packets. In addition, each of your 4 winners will also receive a FREE BONUS PKG. The total retail value of each package is $70.00."  SEE Generous!
This is open WORLDWIDE but can NOT be sent to any POBoxes.
This is what I need from you...the winners:
We need full name, specific address, & EMAIL address so we might advise all winners regarding status of their award shipments.
When the contest is over I will email you and I will need the above information. Then Ron will ship DIRECTLY to you the winners. Your information will not be given out or sold to any third party.
And for those of you who would like to order, you can receive DISCOUNTS on all orders placed on our website : www.nunaturals.com  .
When you get to the checkout page, enter the DISCOUNT CODE of :  BLG0616 and they will receive -15% DISCOUNT on their entire order. (Good until June 30, 2016) Not to be combined with other discounts. Online ordering customers may also receive FREE SHIPPING to the CONTINENTAL U. S. on all orders exceeding $ 35.00 after discounts.



1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 droppers of NuNaturals Orange
1 tsp white vinegar
1 cup water
5 TBSP oil
1/2 cup mandarin oranges broken up
frosting, your choice *I used a white frosting*
**previous Wacky cake recipes**
In a 9x9 pan, add the flour and sugar, stir. Make 3 wells and add the baking soda, salt and vinegar to each well. Add water and oil along with flavor. Stir well. I added broken up mandarin oranges and stirred in for this cake.
Once it is baked and cooled I frosted with a white frosting and added sprinkles for a "fun" day.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
ENJOY
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Adventures in Driving,Mr K and crazy old women - FOTW

Hey Hey Hey! It's time for FLY ON THE WALL where you get to have a little peek into the lives of 12 bloggers, sharing our funny moments, crazy photos and little tid bits of life that no one else gets to see.
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
http://www.BakingInATornado.com                         Baking In A Tornado
http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                            Juicebox Confession
http://www.menopausalmom.com/                          Menopausal Mother
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                            Someone Else’s Genius
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                  Spatulas on Parade
http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com                      Searching for Sanity
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                         Never Ever Give Up Hope
http://www.gomamao.com                                    Go Mama O
http://dinoheromommy.com/                     Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://notthatsarahmichelle.blogspot.com          Not That Sarah Michelle
http://www.southernbellecharm.com                   Southern Belle Charm
http://mybrainonkids.net                                     My Brain on Kids


Driving the mid-day loop I met my Uncle Rob's home health care aid and then a first cousin I haven't seen since I was little. WOW you just never know do you? I thought I'd tell my mom, so I "Tried" to send her a voice text. Glad I looked before sending it. LOL As you see, I needed to correct the auto-correct.

Christmas came and my honey spoiled me...I am at a loss for words except Thank you Lord for blessing me with this man!! A beautiful blanket for the bed, a Keurig with a case of chocolate almond hot cocoa, his and her mugs, extra large electric griddle, a steam mop, Bissell total floor vacuum, cashmere tree, lights and decorations, pedicure set, slippers, 2 sets of pj's, selfie stick, spice rack and love...lots of love. I'm spoiled!

On the road back from MD (I drove up to drop off T) and this trucker was so close on my rear , I was on the phone with my sissy and I said " I swear if this guy was any closer I could read the size tag in his underwear" she was cracking up.

Dropping T off and his sister says "so when are you due" and pokes him in the stomach. He replies, "hey your hair has grown but you still look like a lesbian" She, without missing a beat says "So do you". They hug...strange relationship these two have.

Walking through the office and someone says something about a baby. I said, who's having a baby? TJ looks at me and says "MISS DAWN!" I said "the hell you say, the devil is a liar I am NOT having a baby!" she laughs and says "you so crazy, no, I am" I said "yes you're crazy but who's having the baby?" She says "I AM" oh...I seriously didn't know. That explains the constant eating this girl does.

December 23rd I'm at the laundry mat. I am loading the washer and this little wire haired lady walks out. I moved a bit so she would have plenty of room to walk by...she PATS MY BUTT !! I jumped, looked at her and she smiled. "have a Merry Christmas!" and walks out. I was shocked and a little freaked out. To be honest I had been worried about the 2 old Mexican men that kept leering at me. SMH
Upon leaving I'm driving past the little mom and pop grocery. It is unseasonably warm and I have the windows down. Speed is 20 mph and I'm coming to the ONLY red light in town. There is Santa standing out front getting a newspaper from the machine. I see this lady walking down the side walk. She looks mad. But as she passes him, she HITS HIS BUTT and says "Hey fat ass move it" he jumps and says "HO HO HO WHOA" she just keeps walking.
WTH is wrong with these old women? The hot weather in December? The full moon coming up?? Two butt slappin' old women in one day I decided to go home and stay!

January 8, 2016 my last day to run the dialysis route. I was a little sad because I've grown so attached to these folks but glad at the same time because it is hours of back breaking work. You just don't know. Anyway, you remember Mr K aka Mr Chocolate as he wishes to be called but I still refuse, so he has one leg due to a car accident several years ago. Normally I pull up and he is sitting outside waiting on me in his chair. Not this day. he is sitting on a bench with 2 legs!! I said "HEY where's your chair?!" He said, "I got my new leg but they pulled too much fluid off and now it's not fitting right, it's slipping making it hard to walk. You gonna need to help me" I said okay. That concerned me and I should have seen it coming but I didn't. He was so serious. I walked over, he put his arm around me, then grinned like the Cheshire Cat!! He said "Yeah baby I knew you couldn't keep your hands off me forever!" OMG I'm laughing like crazy! I said "you crazy old man behave" he said "Oh honey I behave but it's you I'm worried about"
I will miss this man! He has such a great sense of humor about life, light spirit and he encourages all the other dialysis patients. Guess I'll have to make trips over there just to say HEY.

Driving the group home I hear part of a conversation. Mr K is telling Ms E about a CNA that came to his house. I hear... "I told her put yo' clothes back on, but not until I had had me a good look" ROTFL I said MR K what?! He said "you drive you ain't 'pose to be listenin" and he laughs. OMG this man!

I get him to his apartment and had to help him in. Normally he is in a wheelchair but this day he was sporting his new prosthetic leg. I am helping him to his door and he staggers almost falling. I grabbed his arm and he put one arm around my shoulders. So I grab his belt loop from behind (this is how we are taught to hold them up) and he looks at me and smiles... I knew it was coming. "See you big flirt you just wanted to get your hands on me"
I'm cracking up! I said "Mr K just walk and stop that mess" still laughing.
When we get to the steps I said "grab the rail and I'll steady you from behind" I SHOULD have known better! He looks at me and says "don't be grabbin my ass back there!" OMG he is a hoot!

First day (1/11/16)driving my new permanent route and one of my passengers is a high functioning autistic man. He is 33 but more like 13. He is a real sweet guy and talkative..oh my, nonstop. He loves sports and NASCAR. Every car that goes by, he is like "that's a Honda Civic, that's a Toyota Prius" and so on. An old truck pulls out near us at a stop light and he says "WOW that's an old truck" 
I said, "yeah an old Chevrolet about a 1955 or 56" 
He says "WOW you're smart!"
I laughed and said well I grew up in my Daddy's garage working.
He says "wow"
Yep I impressed him. LOL
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Vegan Spicy Sesame Chick"pea" #CIC

Welcome to this month's #CIC which stands for Crazy Ingredient Challenge. Each month we, a group of bloggers, vote on ingredients. Two list. After about a week of voting the item with the most votes from each list is what we are given to create a new never before posted on our blog or anywhere else recipe. Whew... sometimes the ingredients are CrAzY and other times not so much.

This month the items are:
Chick peas
honey

I had a difficult time deciding what to make this month. Similar to last month. I had a ton of ideas bouncing around in my noggin. After much consideration I decided on a vegan Asian inspired dish.
Nothing complicated but packed with nutrition and flavor. Hoover, as I like to refer to W's son, loved it. It does have a kick so you might want to tame the sriracha a tad or add more honey. Either way it was delicious. I managed to get a small portion before Hoover inhaled the rest, so I guess that is a good testament to a great new recipe.

Be sure to check out the links to all the other bloggers and see what great ideas they had. Thanks for stopping by!

1 can drained and rinsed chick peas
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder
Saute in a pan until the peas are brown and a little crisp on the edges.

Mix
2 TBSP + 1 tsp honey
1 TBSP sriracha
1 1/2 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP rice vinegar
1/2 tsp sesame oil

Pour over the peas and saute until thickened. IF you use too much vinegar add some honey or a corn starch slurry to thicken the sauce. The sugar in the honey will create a thick sticky sauce. Next time I will double the amount of sauce because I would enjoy it over the rice instead of just coating the peas.
Serve over rice, I used Jasmine rice because I love the flavor and aroma.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday 159

It is so hard to believe that we are past the middle of January already! WHERE does the time go?
With time flying so fast, so much to do and places to go I hope you have time to stop by and browse through all the great links that are shared with us each week. THANK YOU to those of you who faithful stop by each week.
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This party is so much fun! I wish you could have been here as I scrolled through what you just shared with us. I'd stop and say "Ooooh!" or "Oh my goodness, this is amazing!" If you haven't already, do scroll through our party and see what catches your eye. The assortment of amazing stories and ideas is really quite breathtaking.

So, which posts caught your eye last week? 
Let's see!

Most Viewed

Very Popular


Editor's Pick
You all know that I LOVE  preschool! 
Two preschool posts are my picks of the week.


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Jaimi of The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Kim of 2JustByou
Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

CD of CD's Country Living

Cathy of A Peek Into My Paradise

Tammy of My Life Abundant

Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Alli of Tornadough Alli   
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Emma of Adventures of Adam  

Saira from Mom Resource

Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row

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