Archive for the ‘Bloggy Goods’ Category

A Great Giveaway!
April 3, 2007

Ok, so I’m sure all of you know by now that 5 Minutes for Mom is giving away a Dyson Slim Vacuum. Can you believe that? I can’t, I mean I can, but what an awesome giveaway. Anyone who vacuums (wether you like it or not) would be thrilled to have one of these. I couldn’t pass up getting my name in the hat! So, if you haven’t already, go get your name in the hat, too! Or better yet don’t ~ I might have a better shot if you don’t!!! 😉 Not really, ’cause with 1,244 entrants already, my chances look slim to none (no pun intended)! 🙂



March 2, 2007

Come on in, pull up a chair, and let’s get this party started!!!

Ultimate Blog Party

What a great idea the team at 5 Minutes for Mom had! A blogosphere party! A way to make new friends, win some really cool prizes and party it up!!!

Well, let me start by telling you a little about myself! My name is Becky. I’m from northeast Tennessee and have lived here all my life! I’m a Christian, wife, and mom of two little angels! Ok, so sometimes they are devils, but for the most part they are angels! 🙂 My daughter is turning six on March 9th and my son just turned one February 9th! My husband and I were high school sweethearts and started dating when I was a freshman and he was a junior. Our road has been bumpy, curvy, and one heck of a mountain to climb, but we are stronger for it!

I am fairly new to the blogging world. I started this blog in November, but I had given it a go earlier in the year. I was overwhelmed the first time around, but I’m starting to find my groove here! I write about my life, but I also participate in quite a few carnivals and memes. You will find Menu Plan Mondays, Works for Me Wednesdays, Thursday Thirteens, Friday Feasts, and SMART Habit Saturdays in my archives. I don’t participate in all of them every week, but I do like to join in on those. They help me with meals, goals, and everyday sort of things. Not to mention they help me find things to write about.

Have a look around and tell me what you think! Ask me questioins in the comments if you want to know more about me! I have shared some Recipes you might want to check out. I also have a Reading List for 2007 posted and am always looking for more books to add!

So, tell me something about you! I can’t wait to get to know you all! Thanks for coming and ya’ll come back now ya’ hear! 🙂

The family!

*Updated to add family picture!

Self Feeding & Other News
February 23, 2007

Self Feeding! Who needs a spoon?

This is what they mean by letting your baby learn to self-feed, right? Who needs a spoon when it feels so good to just squish it in your hands? He sure does love his oatmeal! He also painted the walls and floor with his oatmeal! 🙂


In other news…

For a girl who doesn’t win anything I am sure feeling lucky this week! I have two, yes two, books coming from two different bloggers!

Gail is sending me this book to read. She offered it up on her blog to anyone who might be interested and I was the first to respond. I love to read and am trying to expand on the authors and books that I read. Thanks, Gail!




Mrs. Chicken held a contest at her blog for a copy of

How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows

The first winner never responded, silly girl. So Mrs. Chicken held the contest again and I won! Yeah! I have been wanting to read this book and have seen several reviews around the blogosphere – some good, some bad, and some indifferent. I want to see for myself! Thanks Mrs. Chicken!!!

I will be passing both of these books along when I am finished reading them. So, look for your chance to win!


5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a contest to win this cool game.


We are a game loving family and it would be nice to win this, too! Head on over to their place to see how you can enter to win!

Speaking of 5 Minutes for Mom – next week is the Blog Party! I look forward to finding some new to me blogs out there! And, who doesn’t love a party!

Ultimate Blog Party



If you haven’t been to Moms of Grace yet you need to go! It is a new forum for Christian mothers of all kinds! Go for support, encouragement, inspiration, motivation, or for just plain good fellowship! Head on over and check it out!

Mom's of Grace




This week on my Menu Plan Monday I decided to try several new recipes. Well, they have all been tested and some were keepers…some were not!

The Maple Salmon is definitely a keeper. It was very good.

The Creamy Baked Chicken is also a definite keeper! Delicious!

The Hearty Hash Brown Dinner was not a hit at our house. I didn’t like how the hash browns turned to mush. Oh well, the baby sure did like it! But, we won’t be making this again.

The Zesty Barbecue Chicken also not a hit! I think it was the Italian Dressing that made it a no-keeper. I love Italian dressing, but it just wasn’t for this recipe.

The Roasted Potatoes were scrumptious! We all loved them and they will definitely make it into our menu rotation quite often. I think we might experiment with the dressing on them, too! Delish!


Well, that’s all for now! If you are still reading…Thanks! This was a long one! Have a great weekend!

You can be a winner!!!
February 2, 2007

Check out this contest at 5 Minutes for Mom! There is a really cool prize. You don’t want to miss out on this one! While I’m at it I should mention that 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a Blog Party in March! You heard me right…a Blog Party! How much fun will that be? I personally can not wait for all the fun and festivities. Not to mention the whole week will be filled with prizes and a chance to meet some blogs you may not know about! Go check out their site! You won’t be sorry you did!!!

Ultimate Blog Party