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Awesome Giveaway!

I was checking out some on-line blog giveaways and stumbled across this one from Saving for the Farm .  The winner receives 20 pages designed and ready to use in a photobook.  I would so love to win this one because I have not been able to use my PSP to do scrapbooking in months and there are some pictures that I would really like to do a nice photobook of.  So go on over and enter to win yourself…and while you’re at it check out her blog too, she’s got lots of money saving tips to share!

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The picture I entered of my Hubby in Five Minutes For Moms The Kid in you photo Contest is one of the twenty finalists!!  I can’t believe it :D!  We could win the grand prize, a Wii, or a pinata stuffed with Nestles Crunch Bars…so either Scottie could be very happy or I could LoL!  Now we just need some votes!  You can find all the finalists photos here Scottie’s picture is about halfway down…he’s the one with the big coyote ears LoL! 

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Five Minutes for Mom is  having a photo contest called The Kid in You and looking for the Spirit of Childhood…this is the photo that came to mind of my hubby at the Bronx Zoo.  My daughter wasn’t even one yet at the time so he was forced to play with all the cool stuff at the children’s zoo by himself LoL.  There’s lots of very cute photos to check out over there!  Wish us luck :)!

 

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When I saw there was a Motherhood Photo Contest  on Five Minutes for Mom, this is the first photo that came to mind!  A picture of my daughter and I when she was just 6 weeks old…seems like just yesterday and a hundred years ago all at once. 

ETA: It appears that I’m too late to enter the contest but what better photo to have up for Mother’s Day Week anyway.  Here’s a link to Five Minutes For Mom’s Mother’s Day Giveaway post with lots of giveaways you can enter to win.   

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Usually I’m happy to see 20 or so hits to this blog on a normal day and kind of figured I’d get a few extras on St. Patrick’s Day because of my title, but I couldn’t believe it when I saw 99 hits on Monday night!  I know that’s a drop in the bucket for a lot of people but I was quite impressed LoL.  Next year I’ll have to be more prepared and have an Irish giveaway or something! 

And I know I’m really late with this but here’s my menu plan for this week…

Monday: Corned Beef and Cabbage and Potato soup (of course!)

Tuesday: Sloppy Joes on English Muffins

Pork chops and applesauce (That’s Swell!)

Ziti

Chicken Marsala

I know I’ve been slacking on the picture Saturday but I have been taking pictures…lots of them!  I just got a new camera, which I love!  I just haven’t gotten around to putting the software on my computer yet so I can upload pictures.  I got the HP R937, its got a 3.6″ viewing screen and a touch screen rather than buttons, plus its like having Photoshop right on your camera!  There’s all kinds of cool effects you can add to your photos like making it into a cartoon look or a kaliedascope, or making it look like a pencil sketch.  You can also do touch ups like if someone has a blemish on their face, and my favorite, the ‘slimming’ feature LoL!  I promise to get up some examples in by the weekend! 

Ok, before I go let me give one more plug for my Movie Quote Trivia…I think there’s four left to be guessed and I added hints.  I’ll post the answers on Friday if no one’s guessed them yet. 

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Ultimate Blog Party 2008 

Oops!  Should have mentioned right off the bat…Cead Mile Failte is Gaelic for One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!  I’m not from Ireland but we take our Irish Heritage very seriously.  Our big holiday is coming up on Monday and we can’t wait :)!

 I’m very late arriving to the party, but 5 Minutes for Mom  is hosting the Ultimate Blog Party!  There are over a thousand links to women all over the blogosphere and lots of prizes and giveaways to be had as well (more on those later :D)  so go check it out and meet some new, fellow bloggers! 

As for me, let me introduce myself…

I am Jen, mom to Abbey, my 3 1/2 year old daughter and wife to my hubby Scottie.  We live and New York and we’ve been married for over 8 years.  This blog is my spot to record the little moments I don’t want to forget, vent frustrations, post cute photos, yummy recipes, and funny little stories…mostly all geared towards Miss Abigail LoL!  Here’s a picture of Abbey and her Mamo (Irish for Grandma) I from our town’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade a couple of weeks ago (scroll down to see a pic of Abbey and I on the same day)…

And here’s my favorite party recipe to bring when I know there will be kids around…

Dirt Cake Recipe

1 16 oz package Oreo Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter or margarine, softened
1 8oz block of cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 t vanilla
2 4 serving size boxes chocolate fudge pudding, instant
3 cups milk
1 12 oz tub whipped topping, thawed
A few gummi worms
Crush the cookies until they resemble potting soil. Set aside. Cream butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth, and fluffy; set aside. Combine the pudding mix and milk until well blended, then fold in the whipped topping. Gently fold the cream cheese and pudding mixtures together.To put the cake together, layer in a flower pot (about 8″ diameter) with 1/3 of the cookie crumbs followed by 1/2 the pudding mixture, 1/3 of the crumbs, the rest of the pudding mixture and topping with the remaining cookie crumbs. Refrigerate 10 to 12 hours. About 1/2 hour before serving, remove from refrigerator and decorate with flowers and gummi worms. Serve by digging out portions with a shovel.

And don’t forget about the prizes!  There are over 150 up for grabs!  My favorite three are:

The Ballerina Hairclip Holder from Nissa’s Niceties which you can find here

The  3 Books Prize from Jill Norwood at Who Could Ask For Anything More

(she has the coolest movie quote meme going on right now that I just might have to steal 🙂  )

And the Story Package from Cherish Bound 

I would also love to win #’s 67, 103, 124, 102,  and 119

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