Monday, May 2, 2011

Whip Up Something New Wrap Up and Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in last months Whip Up Something New Challenge! If you still don't know what that is, please click the link and start participating!

We had some great recipes!

Margot over at Joyfully Retired made a great chili.

Brittanie from A Book Lover whipped up some Banana Almond Muffins (which I am currently waiting for my banana's to be just right so I can make them up!)

Elise from ::Whip Up Something New:: made a couple great recipes. Some easy granola, Curried chicken salad, and some delicious sounding orange ricotta pancakes with Strawberry sauce.

Uniflame from She Likes Bento tried a yummy Japanese Eggplant Stir-Fry as well as A Quick Macaroni with Mushrooms and Mascarpone, and get this ya'll, a great muffin recipe with broccoli! I can't wait to try this one!

The beautiful Krystal over at The Marks made a great Southwest Enchilada Bake, along with a Skillet Chicken Ziti with Broccoli.

Carol at There's Always Thyme to Cook made a great recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Lemon Garlic Sauce. Yum

Trish over at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity made a delicious looking (as well as tasting) Chicken Saltimbocca.

Judith from Leeswammes Blog made a couple tea time treats. Peanut Butter Cookies and Apple Spice Muffins. I am seeing a trend for muffins this month!

And Last but definitely not least. Kristina from Kristina's Favorites made some delicious Grilled Shrimp. Check out her blog as well for the Midweek Morsels. You will get some great recipes there!



Head on over to see Kristi Loves Books.  She is the Host for the month of May. Thank you all for participating. This has been a great challenge thus far and I can't wait to see some of the new recipes to come.

Now for the Winner chosen by random.org:

Carol from There's Always Thyme to Cook!



Congrats! I will be emailing you to get your address. Your prize is Gweneth Paltrow's new cookbook. Which is amazing by the way My Father's Daughter

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Three Years Ago

Three years ago, my life was forever changed. I had just been given a deeper meaning and purpose. I discovered a different realm of love; one I had heard of but couldn't fathom. I was excited and scared. My role in life would forever be different. From then on; I would be someones mother.

 I read every book. I bought everything on every list. But nothing can prepare you for the task you are about to embark upon.

The first time I laid eyes on my daughter, I was smitten. The feeling was intoxicating. Euphoric. Deep. And sincere.
1 year old
2 Years Old

Today, my Emmory turns three. This year she will go potty on the toilet (so help me....), she will go to pre-school, and she will learn how to ride her bike (with training wheels).

Thank you Emmory, for giving me the greatest gift of Motherhood. It has been an great journey so far. I love you more than words can say.