GOMI & online bullies…

At the 2:02 mark.

Ellen: And most people that do say mean things, turns out are the cowards and the chickens. People that just stay behind their keyboard.

Shia: Well I think it’s, I wouldn’t even, I think we both suffer from the same thing. Ya know I got into this industry cause like I had this void ya know I’m a kid of abandonment. And uh, and so I thought being good at being an actor would somehow fill that void. And uh uh, well you know entertainment, a lot of entertainers are this way. And so I think, people, it’s really  you just wanna make a mark. So people who are online doing the comments , really just want to make a mark.  They wanna have the effect. So I think we suffer from the same thing which is just a lack of attention and love.

Ellen: Right, well said.  Yeah, I think no matter how you’re reaching for it everybody’s trying to fill themselves up in some way. And you got to do it yourself and you gotta find what it is that makes you feel whole and feel good.


Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Here’s another oldie (Oct 19, 2009)  from my Facebook Notes aka…my blog before my blog.

Well…got the recipe from Cooks.com 

and it goes like this…except I added a can of diced potatoes & boiled chicken breasts instead. and…I didn’t know what dried minced onion was…so none of that lol 


1 package of 2 premade pie crusts 
1 dried minced onion 
1 lb frozen mixed vegetables 
salt and pepper to taste 
4 tablespoons water to steam the vegetables 
1 can of cream of chicken soup 
store-prepared rotisserie chicken 

Choose diced vegetables for even cooking. Peas, carrots, and potatoes make good additions. In a pinch, canned Veg-All style mixtures may be substituted. 
Bake one of the pie crusts according to the packaging directions. Shred the rotisserie chicken with a fork and remove the skin and the bones. Set it aside. 

Pour the vegetables, water, the salt and pepper, and the dried minced onions in a microwave-safe bowl. 

Put the bowl in the microwave until tender. Once the vegetables are done, combine the shredded chicken, the vegetable mixture and the can of cream of chicken soup in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into the cooked pie crust. 

Place the uncooked pie crust on top of the pie and cook on 420°F for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 375°F and continue to bake until lightly golden (about 20-30 more minutes). 

NOW…Danny did eat this & pretended he liked it. ANd it was ok…but kinda dry…if I make this again…I will use this tweaked recipe…. 


1 package of 2 premade pie crusts 
1 can of whole kernal corn 
1 can of green peas & carrots 
1 can green beans 
1 can diced potatoes 
(b/c I don’t like the taste of frozen vegetables) 
salt and pepper and garlic powder to taste 
2 can of cream of chicken soup 
store-prepared rotisserie chicken 

Bake one of the pie crusts according to the packaging directions. Shred the rotisserie chicken with a fork and remove the skin and the bones. Set it aside. 

Pour the vegetables,the salt and pepper and the shredded chicken, the vegetable mixture and the can of cream of chicken soup in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into the cooked pie crust. 

Place the uncooked pie crust on top of the pie and cook on 420°F for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 375°F and continue to bake until lightly golden (about 20-30 more minutes). 


Rainbow Cake….just call me Betty Crocker!


I recently signed back into my old personal Book Face  acct and snagged some old posts…Here’s a rainbow cake I made for my bestest sista n law when she got married!



Letting a layer cool.. 


Only had 2 round pans…so I had to cook two at a time… 


I was out of cake boards so I had to improvise! I taped together two Post Office Mailing Boxes and covered them in a cut up Birthday Gift Bag… 


The first two layers in the freezer… 


In the refrigerator…letting it get hard so I can frost the whole thing w/out it wobbling! 


I know…I know…not the best decorating job! but I was in a super big hurry! This cake was for Hollie & Michael..get it?? To a BRIGHT FUTURE?? Ha ha! I told them it was their wedding cake! 

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Got the idea & recipe from http://www.mycharmingkids.net/2009/09/rainbow-cake.html Everyone knows how I am a FAITHFULLLLL reader of MckMama’s Blog! 

oh…but i didn’t use the cream cheese frosting recipe…i just got the buttercream in the cans

Haha…you can tell this is OLLLDDD (Oct 11 2009)….MckMama hasn’t had her blog in foreverrrr. And it’s weird to see my old kitchen with no top cabinets or backsplash. You can check out my kitchen before & afters HERE.  Since MckMama’s blog & the recipe is gone…here’s the quick rundown on how to make the cake…I just used white cake mix made according to the box…divide into bowls for each layer & add food coloring. Once cooked & you are putting the cake togethre…you have to freeze/refrigerate the layers as you add them so they will not break apart. 

God lessons through Instagram & twirl.


Friday before the girls went out to twirl at the high school pep rally I said a quick prayer asking God to let the girls have a no drop performance.

This pep rally was a huge deal because Sabine doesn’t currently have twirlers and we are trying to reintroduce them to the school and the community and show them we can have great twirlers to be proud of representing our school line. It was an even bigger deal for our girls whose peers (2nd through 5th grade) had come to watch the pep rally. It was very important to make a good impression.


Well, 3 very nervous, but very excited girls went out to do their thing…and had to stand for over a minute in their starting poses because the sound people couldn’t find the CD. The crowd was cheering the whole time and Daynie was standing right next to the football players who were hooting. The music started and Daynie couldn’t hear. Once she realized it had started she rushed to begin and dropped her first trick. She was the very first trick of the routine. All eyes on her. I felt so bad for her but she kept going and finished strong. The music kept fading in and out because something was messed up with the sound system but, the girls didn’t miss a beat and rocked their performance! That was Daynie’s only drop and there were only 3 total drops for the whole routine, which is pretty good for elementary kids. The crowd loved them & it was a huge proud mom moment for us three mommies!



These awesome girls did an amazing job at the high school pep rally today! Even with technical/sound system issues and trouble hearing the music they gave a great performance showing what great little twirlers they are! @blairmax6 @mer0808

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A few minutes later, as we were watching the rest of the pep rally, Daynie started crying and saying she didn’t want to go back to school because she was so embarrassed she dropped and was afraid the kids at school would make fun of her. I could barely speak to her to calm her because I didn’t want her to see me cry too. My heart ached for her. For a second, I thought about letting her skip school the rest of the day. But I knew she had an awesome performance and told her she had to go back to school.  


While watching the rest of the pep rally, a sweet high school boy in a jersey came over and told her she did good. She was embarrassed and still pouting from the drop, and wouldn’t speak.  After the pep rally, a man ( I think he was a coach) walked over with his wife and told Daynie great job. Daynie just looked at him and muttered a half thank you (because I threatened her life after she didn’t say anything to the football boy)  I apologized to the man and told him that she was upset and embarrassed because she dropped. He assured her that she did amazing and his guys drop the ball all the time.  

On the way out of the gym we passed all her friends from her class and they were calling her name and telling her great job.All the way out kids & parents she didn’t even know told her great job. We ran into her sweet friend Emma. She could tell Daynie was upset and gave her a pep talk. Daynie seemed to perk up. She actually wiped her face from crying & half smiled for a picture.




In the car, I gave her a good talking to about the way she acted. It’s okay to be upset that you messed up, but it’s not okay to be rude to other people because you are upset. I still expect her to use her manners and say thank you.


I also want her to realize that not every performance will be perfect, but it is how you finish and carry yourself afterwards that really matters. Because a lot of people, like Daynie, didn’t even realize the music had started, so they weren’t paying attention and missed her drop.  Even the ones that saw it, because the rest of the performance was so good, they forgot about the first drop by the time the girls were done.

After I dropped her back off at the elementary school, I was scrolling through Instagram and I came across this post and it immediately brought me back to my earlier prayer for the girls to have a no drop performance…and then what do ya know….it’s my kid that drops the very first trick of the routine.




That post, my prayer, & Daynie’s attitude sort of resonated with me all day.


After school, Daynie was just happy as could be. I asked her how her day went. She said that a boy in her class actually did make fun of her and told her she had two drops. She argued and said, no I only had one drop. But, everyone else told her good job. Even some 5th graders that she didn’t know. She said I don’t even know how they knew my name, I’m popular now! (let’s not get carried away now lol)  She was so excited telling me about it.  


Could it be because her name is on the back of her jersey?!

Could it be because her name is on the back of her jersey?!

I had a feeling that’s how her day would go, and I’m glad I made her go back to school so she could experience that.


At church Sunday, a sweet middle schooler ran up to Daynie & said…”Hey was that you that was twirling? You are so good!”  Daynie smiled and said thank you. I’m thankful for that boy and his sweet words, it made Daynie’s day!

 “There are times that God doesn’t give us what we want. But in those cases He speaks to us in ways that are just as valuable as the things we prayed for.”

So looking back, I’m thankful for that drop. It has taught Daynie some very valuable life lessons. And she is for sure going to come out a better person & twirler for it. And this mom learned a few things too ;)  




PS…the girls performed the day before at the middle school pep rally and that night at the 8th grade football game. They did great!



Oh my goodness…these girls! @blairmax6

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They are performing at the 8th grade game tonight and the high school pep rally in the morning! #twirl View on Instagram




Shout out to @blairmax6 for choreographing this awesome routine & to the girls for learning it in a few weeks! #twirl


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The girls rocked it at their 1st ever pep rally performance today! #twirl View on Instagram






#future #sabine #twirler


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Meth heads, Cigarette Lungs, and 50 year old Pedophiles…

Daynie begs me on the daily for internet or texting on her phone. (she doesn’t have a phone…my kids have our old phones with no service that we make them call “iPods”)

Poor kid…she will probably be the last kid in her grade to have a phone with interent…if she ever gets it.


Yes..I’m one of THOSE moms.

I know the world is a-changing and kids with phones and Instagrams and Facebooks is now the norm….but I’m just not down yet.


Believe me…my kids are in no way deprived.  $100 pair of Miss Me’s because all the girls have them? DONE. Retarded crazy band loom kit because all the kids at school play with them at recess? NO PROB.

Unlimited unsupervised access to the Devil’s realm aka the internet? NO WAY JOSE.


Nope. Not ganna happen.

There’s a whole lotta kids at Daynie’s school and in her grade that have phones or iPods with access to the internet. And judging by what I’ve seen….a whole lot unsupervised.

She has a couple of friends that actually follow ME on Instagram.  They are actually some of the first to “like” my stuff. And if you follow me you totally know I have NO FILTER.

I don’t believe I should have to censor myself because their parents don’t monitor who they follow. My Instagram is an extension of my blog. ON THE INTERNET. These kids in real life have never heard me say a cuss word. If they are following me doing or saying GROWN UP things on the internet…that is the responsibility of the parents…not me.

Side not then off my rant….I actually never think twice when I post…I just post whatever I feel because it’s MY IG….except one time back at Christmas…there was  this funny eCard.


I went to post it on my IG and actually stopped myself because I knew some of Daynie’s friends followed me and I didn’t want to ruin the magic of Christmas & Santa & the elves for them.  LOLOLOL.

See the logic there? I don’t give a shit about cussing and letting my crazy fly but I’m sure as hell not going to ruin that damn elf for them. Hahahaha.

Back to the internets. My kids “iPads” & iPods are locked down like prison. Disney & Temple Run are as cool as they get.

For all you folks with a little older kids…you REALLY need to check out this article on dangerous apps.


Most apps seem so harmless….and being immature little humans…they don’t understand the gravity of these situations. That’s why it’s our job as parents to be on top of this shit and monitor the hell out of our kids and their stuff!

Like Instagram…seems so simple & legit….I see these teeny boppers that have like 2500 followers. Ummm…WTH??!!?? How do I get some followage like that?? But for real…they can’t possibly know that many people. Little do they know…that hot boy from the next town over that keeps DMing them is really a 50 year old loser pedophile in his mom’s basement using that fake profile to gain access to them.


Are parents even cautioning their kids about this stuff?

I mean damn…I’m shoving before and after pics of meth heads and cigarette lungs in my kids faces every other dang day…




by the time they actually get access to the internet (prob around when they are 21) they will be so sick of me in their ear telling them all the bad stuff they will probably just hand their phones over and say just forget it…we’re sick of listening to you…I’ll go to the library and do my book report on World War III.



What’s a card catalog again?

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

 Today I am featuring a super adorable Mickey Party given by my friend. I did the invitiation & thank you. She had sooo many cute ideas! A lot of them can be used for any theme!



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The ears on the cupcakes are made with mini oreos.2411

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