Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July's blog challenge from bloggy mom's.

July blog challenge : What I want to be when I grow up.

This has changed from many different things while I was growing up. I know one thing that has never changed is the fact that when playing and dreaming of what  I wanted my future to be, It was the role of mother & wife, That is the one thing that has never changed.  I still want to be the best wife, which I try to be every day & I wait everyday to become a Mom. No matter what has happened no matter how tough times can be... I never go to sleep at night with out one prayer... Dear Lord make me a Mommy.

Over the years in school I wanted to be an actress, but I could never remember any lines.... a country singer but my highschool choir teacher said I had no talent. I beg to differ because I know I have talent still........ but because of this lady I can't sing in public anymore like year ago that I loved so much to do.

Then I had another teacher that lifted me up and showed me that my writing was important and I had a gift to write and it took me a long while as an adult to realize that I do have a gift and a passion to write.  I just started writing my first book I am so super excited to live my dream. I hope it will bring us to making my other dream come true. The adoption of our child.

At this time I am doing something that fills a void and makes me happy, I nanny a sweet little one we call her Buggie. Buggie is a joy to watch and I have had the roll as her nanny for a year and this job couldn't make me happier.

100..... & Kathy's charm giveaway!!!

Well I have hit 100 posts. Yeah!!! I am so excited and can't believe how fast it went. So in hitting that 100 mark I want to do a  blog swap & I would like very much to do a few giveaways over the next few weeks. I will cook something up for all of my wonderful readers. I would like to do more giveaways and hope that this will help make that happen. If you are a blogger that does giveaways or know how to do more giveaways I would love the input.

                                        We have our first giveaway for this celebration!!!
 I met Katy a few years ago and instantly felt comfortable with her. Kathy has a way about her that she just makes you feel special.  Her jewelry is as unique and beautiful as she is. 

Kathy McCullough, started her own business Kathy's Charms.   Each piece is  handcrafted jewelry and Kathy sell's them at home parties and at Tiptations salon in Poulsbo.

Kathy started her own business in April 2009,  She had gotten laid off at her job and was wondering what to do next. At that time her husband suggested making jewelry and selling it since that was her hobby for the past 16 years. At that time Kathy thought she would give it a shot.

So a year later she is still loving it and at times she seems still surprise herself with her Mad talent.

She also sell's her product's on facebook.  Posting pictures of her jewelry and if there is a item you would like to purchase just send Kathy a message with your e-mail and quantity and product discription and she will send you a invoice through paypal, it is very easy. Or if you live in the Western Washington section of Kitsap County she would be happy to deliver it to you. Also she is booking dates to hold Kathy's Charm Parties and I know I am booking mine for a fun time for the girls in August.

                                   This is what the latest giveaway is a retail value of $30.00
So this is what you have to do to win this......
Blog about this giveaway = 10 points
Become Kathy's charm's friend on Facebook= 5 Kathy's charms on Facebook
Pick out one thing you would buy from Kathy's charms & leave me what you would like on here= 15
Buy something from Kathy's charm's= 10 points for each dollar you spend.
Follow me on Twitter = 5 points
Follow me on facebook = 5 points
Follow my email feed = 5 points
Follow my blog = 15 points.
If your friends follow me on here and follow kathy's charms = 20

Tempt my Tummy Tuesday.............

This is one that I am going to make again and again. I hope you enjoy it as well. I first ate this at my Cousin Tony's house a few years ago and have never in my life ate anything at home as wonderful as his dish. I have order it whenever I go out to dinner. Enjoy!


    1. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2. 1 medium onion, finely diced
    3. 1 medium carrot, finely diced
    4. 1 medium celery rib, finely diced
    5. 2 ounces thickly sliced pancetta, finely diced
    6. 1/2 pound ground beef
    7. 1/2 pound ground veal
    8. 1/4 pound ground pork
    9. 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
    10. 3/4 cup dry white wine
    11. One 28-ounce can peeled Italian tomatoes--seeded and finely chopped, juices reserved
    12. 1 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
    13. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    14. 1 bay leaf
    15. Salt and freshly ground pepper
    16. 1/4 cup heavy cream
    17. 2 pounds penne rigate
    18. Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan until shimmering. Add the onion, carrot, celery and pancetta and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened but not browned, about 8 minutes. Scrape the vegetable mixture into a large bowl.
  2. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the saucepan and heat until just shimmering. Add the beef, veal and pork and cook over moderately high heat until just barely pink, about 5 minutes. Return the vegetable mixture to the saucepan. Add the garlic and cook over high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost evaporated, about 8 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and their juices, the chicken stock, thyme and bay leaf. Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover partially and cook over moderately low heat for 1 hour. Discard the bay leaf. Stir in the heavy cream and cook the sauce just until heated through.
  3. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain well, return to the pot and toss with the sauce. Serve the pasta in deep bowls and pass the Parmesan at the table.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 3 days and frozen up to 1 month.

Meet Me Monday.................

1.  What is one food you could eat every day? 
 I would have to say BLT's or if it counts fruit snacks! 

2.  Are you working the career you thought you would be when you were 18? 
Ummmm, that is a BIG NO! 

3.  What is something you wished you had done when you were younger and didn't? 
I won't answer this question or even consider it.  Because if I changed anything about my life before, I wouldn't have the most awesome Husband, in-laws, and the true friends that took 33 years to find.
 blessings that I have today.  I chose this path for a reason and I'm very happy with this reason.
(But, if I had to answer, it would be regretting it would be not saving my eggs when I had my 
4.  What color are your kitchen walls? 
They are the same flat cream color the entire house is and I want to paint this entire house.
I will wait for a while more.

5.  Do you remember what your first favorite song was?
Yes the Car's song my best friends girl. Every time I would ride with my dad to the garbage dump we will listen to this and now every time I hear that song I think of my Dad and all the times I have been able to spend with him