Friday Follower Giveaway time!




Hello luvvies

How is the first week of March treating you? Me, I can't complain. I've seen sunlight this week. The golden elixir. Aaaahhhhh..........

In other news, Cooking with Amy (and others) is going well. Mostly. Tonight we hit a bit of a wall. I must disclose that I did not go with the recipe Amy gave me. I was going for her recipe but my father inspired me to tweak it. But I did not end up following the recipe he gave me either.

I think we all learned a valuable lesson today.

I should not go my own way when it comes to the kitchen. So.. inspired by both of these excellent cooks I inexplicably attempted to make this.

I have to say I went into it with great optimism and moderate confidence. I, as Simon Cowell would say, "Misunderestimated" the project.

Two things I learned today: it is really not worth it to try to make your own gnocci. The little bags you can buy are just fine- probably better. Also? Cayenne pepper should not be interchanged in equal quantities when "red pepper flakes" are called for.

It was supposed to come out looking something like this:


And it ended up looking like this:




It was the right thing to do. What I created would have caused injury to the children. Oh well. We try again tomorrow.

So it's Friday! Which means follower appreciation time! One lucky follower who comments today telling me about something good that happened to them this week will receive a pretty little something from me in the mail next week. Good Mail! Yay!

Thanks for following and for those joining via the Friday Follow party, welcome, welcome! So happy to see you. I hope you'll stick around.

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72 comments:

Jenn said...

Following from Friday Follows Head over to my blog and follow me back!

Make Sure to check out my Giveaway!
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1 good thing that happened to me this week: I lost 7 pounds!

Sarah said...

Happy Friday Follow! I'm a new follower (http://carstrucksandteethingrings.blogspot.com)

This week has been a bit of a bummer in our house, I've been getting some good packages from the UPS man though! (Gotta love online shopping, lol!)

pixie13 said...

Hi! Dropping in from Friday Follow. I'm now following your blog.
Something good thast happened to me this week is I got my Pampered Chef order in. I can now peel & core apples like a pro! Have a lovely weekend!

Tamara B. said...

The best thing that happened to me this week was I got to sleep in instead of having to wake up at 5:00AM and take my oldest son to work. YAY.... he got his car fixed :)TGIF!

Mama Thompson said...

Oh...I'm sorry it didn't work out...I tried to make gnocci once (my husband loves the stuff) and it was BAD...Wendys is always good though:)

This first week of march was a rough one here (with all of us being sick) but something good did happen...being sick led to lots of "home days" which meant lots of play and cuddle time with Lil D...sometimes it's good to slow down and it just feels good!

Sarah Lynne said...

Happy Friday!!! I am already a follower!!!

I went out and bought $350 worth of stuff for $25!!!! It was awesome!!!

sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

Krissy @ ArtsyMom said...

Man does Wendys look delicious! I'm on a diet. LOL

I'm a new follower from Friday Follow! Check out my blog as well. :) http://theartsymom.tk

Michelle Faith said...

Happy friday follow, I'm a new follower here and on twitter.

Marice said...

following u from FF! Feel free to visit me here:
Life Can't Wait and Up Now and What's Next

Glenda said...

I received two new books to review for my blog, this week! Love it!

embree@galaxycable.net

Jessica Guthrie said...

Hi There! Stopping by to say hello from Follow Friday! www.miamamiah.com

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Hi! Jennifer from Friday Follow,visit me at http://lifeisasandcastle.blogspot.com/2010/03/8-friday-follow.html

A good thing that happen & I'm excited about, I have my first contest going on for $50 to PhotoWorks if your interested come over and enter, looking forward to your posts.

Darcy said...

This week we just finished our PEEPS family night. :)

you can read about it @
justanightowl.com

{april kennedy} said...

I have received the sweetest outpouring of love this week that I am so grateful for. It made me so thankful for not being so private and for the internet connecting woman to other woman who can inspire, support and love even though some of us have never physically met and keeps us connected to those we know and love but live far away from.

As hard of a week that it is has been, I feel so blessed and am feeling a bit of joy and comfort in my heart that I would not have felt otherwise.

The Drama Mama said...

New follower coming through Friday Follow.

One good thing that happened to me this week: I made some new, really awesome blogger friends!

Britti said...

I am happy I found your blog - it's great!
So - I'm a new follower! :)
Have a nice weekend!

bizzimommiofboyz said...

Thanks for a good morning giggle! That sounds like my attempt at cooking!

Happy Friday Follow from your newest follower!

I'll be back!!!

Bizzimommi.blogspot.com



Good thing that happened?

I was able to join Friday Follow before heading to work! (I don't get out much...lol)

Have a great day!

Kel said...

One GREAT thing that happened this week is my husband arrived back home safely from his travels! Happy Friday!
Kel
http://betweenthelines-kam.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Well, I thought it came out looking great;) Too funny! New Friday Follower here!

Angela
http://debatethisponderthat.blogspot.com/
or
http://nepastealsanddeals.blogspot.com/

Joy said...

New follower from Friday Follow. Hope you have a really great weekend!

A good thing from this week ~~ I took care of a couple of projects that have been on my to-do list forever! What a good feeling to mark them off. :) :)

Brandi said...

Hmmm, thinking of something good that happened in the mess of of last week... Connor pooped in the potty all week and not his underwear! Tht is definitely worth dancing a jig over.

Your blog is just so cute! Hope you get a chance to stop by my little corner of the bloggy world.

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

Stopping by for Friday Follow - best thing that happened to me this week was finding so many fun new blogs!
Susan
www.BlackberryJamCafe.blogspot.com

Misty said...

Friday Follow!!
Im your newest follower!
would you follow back?
-Misty

Sheri said...

Happy FF!! I love when things like gnocci wine up looking like fast food. (Typically in our family it's something like 'This fabulous chicken recipe somehow turned into pizza'.

Stacie said...

LOL I love the flop days were you grab something quick instead. That has happened to me too. Good Luck trying again. I already follow. Happy Friday Follow.

TIFFANY said...

I'm hopping over from Friday Follow and I'm now following you.

I've had many meals that started with good intentions and ended up with fast food. My husband is not a fan of the way I "tweak" things. :)

Lisa said...

Following you from the Friday Follow!
Have a great weekend!

giggling kids said...

I am your newest follower from Friday Follow! Feel free to follow me at http://www.gigglingkids.blogspot.com

One good thing that has happend to me is I got a new purse!

elizabeth said...

I a new Friday follower! Your blog totally made me laugh...and I can so relate! Check out my blog at http://elizabeth-ann-photography.blogspot.com/

Buttons and Bows said...

I am a new Friday Follower.
Something good that happened to me this week is that my girls are both learning to sew and my inlaws came down to visit this week and paid our RENT.
Now that is a good thing, Don't you think?

Rebecca
@Buttons and Bows
mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

Jenny said...

I love the before and after pics! hahahahaha

paparazzimom said...

I've had 4 sick kids this week... and I'm under the weather too. But having a little "break" from my daycare kids on Wednesday, I tackled the boys' room and completely cleared it out and got rid of three tubs of clothes and crap. Cole and I were marveling that we could stand in the middle of the room and turn in a circle and not hit anything with our arms out. Yes, it was THAT bad. I was sore and exhausted when I was done but it feels so good to have it done. I also got $100 in free jewelry ordered from my Lia Sophia party so that was a good thing that happened to me this week too. But I feel much better about all the cleaning I've gotten done. :)

Oh and the sun has been shining and I have had a window open since yesterday!!! WAHOO!!! Still several feet of snow on the ground and it will be a muddy mess until July probably, but it hit 40 degrees and the sun is shining so that's a very good thing!

Eos Mom said...

One fun thing we did this week was go out to breakfast on Sunday morning. That was a rare treat!

Icy BC said...

Just found you on FF, and followed you for the fun..

USCGWifey said...

Happy Firday Follow! I am now following you. Something good from this week: Being that my husband is military and we dont live in our home state I don't get to see my mom too often. Last time I saw her was Christmas. She made plans to come visit me in 2 weeks! She'll be here with me for about 1 days! Very excited! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Nicole Bouchard Boles said...

Love your blog. Stopped by from Friday Follow - and I'm so glad I found you! Now following so I don't miss anything!
Please follow me at
http://www.everydayphilanthropistblog.com
Nicole

Heather(SavingFor6) said...

Following you through Follow Friday

Momma Such said...

Following you from FF!
Stop by http://raisingmy4sons.com

Have a great weekend! :)

Aubrie Knight said...

Cute blog, I am following you from Friday Follow

beadsandmorebylois said...

Found your blog through Follow Friday! Looks great :)

A Mom After God's Own Heart said...

I am a new follower this week from Friday Follow:) Great blog and can't wait to check it out more! Feel free to check out mine too

Peg said...

Gnocchi is my favorite italian food. But the ones you buy in the store are the only kind I make. (You must be a wonder cook to make your gnocchi look like Burger King! You can probably get away with all kinds of ethnic food if you disguise it for the kids to look like fast food. ;-)

Good things that happen to me this week...
Craig's sister is still alive, though struggling in ICU, and his mom (in her dementia) seems to have forgotten she doesn't like me.
I also got to attend a lecture by Richard Peck (the author) which was wonderful and took my mind off other things.

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

HI there, im your newests follower, you have a nice blog. and I look forward to reading your post

Come on by to Coupon Mommy of 2 and follow!
http://couponmommyof2.blogspot.com/

k said...

I'm starting to cook more but every time I don't follow a recipe exactly, it turns out gross. Wendy's beats most of my meals hands down!

This week I went for lunch with 3 friends. We all had our babies with us and had a great time!

Found you through Friday Follow!

K from LifeofK

Bobbie said...

I started my book blog this week and I am so excited!
I am following you from Friday Follow! Could you please do me the honor of
following me to:) http://tilwereadagain.blogspot.com
Bobbie

Cakes & Beans said...

happy follow friday!

cristiniscouponcrazy said...

Stopping by from FRIDAY FOLLOW!
i am now following you:)
Enjoy the rest of your day
http://cristiniscouponcrazy.blogspot.com

*something good that happened to me was actually today..i went to target to do a few deals and the lady behind me and the cashier were suprised at how much money i saved..and more suprised when i told them that after rebates everything i got was pretty much free! and my fiance loves telling everyone im the cupon queen..he told them and it made me smile

Jennifer said...

I'm following you from Friday Follow! Come over and check out my blog!
http://giveawaysforyou.blogspot.com/

I had a good week! I was offered a new job!

Jen Lynn said...

Ha Ha Ha and HA! I can envision smoke coming out of your family's eyes and ears and noses and mouths. Ouch

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

New ff! Nice to meet you! Have a great weekend!

LLL with Leslie said...

I found you through follow friday. I am now following you :)

www.livelovelaughwithleslie.com

Kelley said...

Following =) Happy FF!

THe sun came out this week for a couple hours and my trees are all in bloom. It help chase off the rainy weather blahs.

Have a great weekend.

Kim said...

Following you back from the Friday Follow.

Organic Girl said...

Happy Friday Follow :) Organic girl

Brianne said...

Happy Friday Follow!!!

www.justtryingtosavemoney.blogspot.com

2busy said...

Something good that happened this week...Hmmm...I oldest son turned 18 which means I raised him to adulthood without killing him. That is pretty darn good... :)

ShellyInOz said...

Following from Friday Follow.

Something good that happened to me this week? I finished my Accounting studies (for now--will have to repeat a subject) and I got an award for my blog.

Shelly at Tropical Mum

Margie Widgeon said...

New follower from friday follow...luv your dinner make up plan...my kids would have loved it too~

www.landofthefrees.blogspot.com

CRAZYMOM said...

Ha ha! I've cooked a few meals that looked like that! funny! I am your newest follower from Friday Follow. Please come by and visit me!

http://aintshecrazy.blogspot.com

Freely Living Life said...

March is treating us well so far!The nice warm sunshine feels wonderful! Come on Spring.

I came across your blog through "Friday Follow". I am really enjoying meeting so many wonderful people though this feature. I am now one of your followers through Google Friend Connect.

Have an excellent weekend!! <3

dustinnikki said...

Hello. Happy FF! I'm a new follower! Follow Fridays are so much fun. Have a great weekend!

Nicole

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Hey just stopping by to say Hi from Friday Follow! Something good that happened to me this week is that I made it through it. We've had the flu this week.

Happy Follow Friday!

Tami
www.heartsmakefamilies.com

Holly said...

Oh yes, unfortunately many meals end up like that here! (although we try and force them down *gulp*)

Stopping by from FF....a new follower and loving your blog! Would be great to have a visit from you!
mommysblessings.blogspot.com

Kristy K said...

I'm following you from Friday Follow. I love your blog!

Crystal said...

Hi! Following you from www.crystalclearsavings.info! Thank You!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Hi. I'm following you from Friday follow.

~*Katie*~ said...

I'm a new follower!! Coming by from FF...

A good thing that has happened to me is finding FF!! And being able to find some many wonderful ladies to follow and get to know!!!

Looking forward to getting to know you!!! :)

BluePixo Entertainment said...

Hi There, Coming over from FF. We are now your fans

Visiting from "All About Toys" http://bluepixo.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Following you from Friday Follow. I'm late in getting around to everyone but have to say I'm loving my second week! Not to mention that I'm loving your blog too!

Kim
http://themisplacedmidwesterner.blogspot.com

Koala Green said...

Love it Kirsty!!

Dondi said...

Happy Friday Follow....on Sunday. Still getting caught up from the last few days. But better late than never. And glad to be your newest follower

afhousewife.blogspot.com

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