How excited are you for 2013? I have finally accepted that I’ll be turning the big Four~Oh in March. I had planned to do sort of a big lead up to my fortieth birthday until I realized a few days ago that I no longer have two years to plan this because March is just a couple of months away. Seriously, I thought I was 38. Isn’t it sad when you can fool yourself so completely? So I don’t know what I’m gonna do to mark this milestone birthday but I know it has to be big. If you have suggestions please leave them in the comments. I’m game for just about anything.
I’ve also decided to document my outfits on Flickr in a set called 52 Weeks of Style, you can check it out here.
What I Wore Sunday
My inspiration for this outfit was found on Pinterest, where else? You can see the outfit by clicking here. I was attracted to the bold and unexpected use of color and thought I could replicate it with items already in my closet.
I wore this to church on Sunday and felt pretty comfortable. It was kind of drizzly outside, so I was certainly one of the more colorful parts of the day. smile I think that’s a good thing though. Who wants to blend in to a sea of blacks and browns? Not me.
Notice that I’m wearing my cardi belted? Yeah, I kinda like that look. And because I don’t really have a defined waist, I think the belt helps me out a lot. It breaks up the line of color, so I think that’s a look I’m gonna keep up.
The one change I would make to this outfit is that I’d leave the bottom two buttons on the white button down undone. I tend to do that with my cardis, so I’m not sure why I didn’t do it with the blouse. Other than that, I really felt comfortable and enjoyed my Pinterpretation.
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I’ll also be documenting my style for the next 52 weeks, you can follow along by clicking here.
Welcome to 2013! I’m so excited about the possibilities that come with a new year. It’s almost like life is giving us some sort of cosmic do over. And boy do I need it! I missed some of my goals for last year but I’m pressing forward and not dwelling on the past. I hope that you’ll continue to share this journey with me and that you’re just as excited for 2013 as I am…
I began today much like I do any other day, with a cup of coffee. This is how I prepare myself for the day’s activities: a cup of coffee and a few minutes of silence. And with this being the beginning of a new year, I used my quiet time to think about all the things I will accomplish.
This year I’ll be turning the big 4~Oh! This is so hard for me to believe. There are days when I feel like I’m barely out of my twenties. And a lot of days when I look at those four teenagers living in my house and wonder why they’re calling me “Mom”. You’d think after nineteen years I’d be used to them by now. I’m not sure what I’m going to do to mark this milestone birthday, but I know I have to do something big.
I’ve joined not one but two photography challenges for this year. Like last year, I’ll be joining in the Photo A Day Challenge hosted by fat mum slim and posting the pictures on Instagram (be sure to follow me there). The second challenge is the one I’m most
worried excited about because it requires that I use Nikki (my Nikon D3100). Poor Nikki hasn’t been getting out as often as she used to since I started working. Mostly she’s been relegated to taking outfit pictures but we all know she’s capable of so much more. So I’ll be stretching my creativity and, hopefully, learning some new tricks along the way. You can view my photos from 365: The 2013 Edition by clicking here.
At church I’ll be busy with the women’s group. Pastor Z asked me if I would help lead the women’s group. squee and eek I agreed because I thought it might be fun and since I’m not reading the Bible in 90 Days this year, I thought this would be a fun way to engage myself with other ladies in a study of God’s word. Our first study will be True Woman 101: Divine Design by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I’ve already run it by the ladies and they’re all kinds of excited about the study and the discussions that we’ll be having.
I’ll also be doing some product reviews, sharing some of my favorite books and, hopefully, hosting a whole lot more giveaways. As always, I enjoy reading your comments, so please don’t be shy, leave a comment whether you agree or disagree; life is all about learning and sharing.
And I look forward to sharing 2013 with you! Be blessed and be happy!
Have you ever roasted two whole chickens because your family swore up and down they were starving and then they only ate like half of one so you’re left with all of this chicken and you’re thinking what do I do with this? That’s what happened to me last week. I had one and a half delicious fresh roasted chickens sitting in my fridge; I didn’t want to toss it and I wasn’t in the mood for more roasted chicken. So I started thinking and thinking and thinking and it hit me: Chicken Noodle Soup. And a side of Cheddar Drop Biscuits. My family was all kinds of excited and I was too.
Naturally, I had to share the recipe with you, so here it is:
For the Soup
- Roughly chopped roasted chicken (seasoned well; I used 1 and 1/2 chickens)
- 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 2 cups chopped spinach
- 1 box Stelline pasta
- 4 cups chicken broth (to make your own by boil chicken, vegetables, seasoning; strain and retain the liquid)
For the Cheddar Drop Biscuits
- 2 1/4 cups Original Bisquick mix
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
For the Soup
- Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a large pot
- Add vegetables. Boil for about 15 minutes. Add Stelline Pasta and chicken, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Turn off heat and let sit for 20 minutes so that the flavors blend.
For the Cheddar Drop Biscuits
- Preheat oven to 450°F
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl
- Drop by the spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet
- Bake 8~10 minutes or until golden brown
- Serve hot with the biscuit in the bowl
- You can also sprinkle the soup with Parmesan Cheese
- To up the flavor factor on the biscuits, add a smidge of garlic powder
If you make it, let me know how you like it!