Thursday, June 17, 2010

Annual Follow-Up

It's hard to believe that I started this "new" blog a year ago. I figured this would be a good chance to follow up on some of the things I've written about in the past.

Meatloaf - I have yet to attempt a new meatloaf recipe after my first epic failure. I have a few recipes that sound promising, I just have to figure out which one to try and then actually try it!

Crocheting- I never officially even finished the thing I started when I first posted about crocheting. I figured out what I did wrong, but by the time I did it was too far gone to be fixed and all I had left was a mis-shapen mess. Eventually I'll get it together and try again.

Extraordianry Women Conference - This conference came and went without too much thought on my part. I had planned to apply to be a volunteer and do something different, but it just didn't happen.

Fairs and Festivals - We didn't make it to the Bloomin' Festival this year, which was sad. On the up side, we learned about several events in and around our new hometown like the Alabaster City Fest and the Buck Creek Festival in Helena. And of course the Southern Women's Show is coming up. Anyone in?

Bread - I haven't tried baking bread again since that first attempt. It tasted good, but it was just SO much work! I'm torn between getting a bread machine or just trying those mixes and baking it in the oven. I do have a "quick bread" recipe I want to try soon. I have not even come close to trying the pound cake or orange rolls like I said I would!

Homeschooling - I'm not entirely sure why, but this has been on my mind a lot more lately. Maybe it was attending another Heritage Academy graduation. Maybe it was stumbling across countless other resources. Maybe it was the Pioneer Woman. I haven't resolved any of my initial questions necessarily, but I keep coming back to the notion that, "yeah, I can do this." Because the knowledge and the resources are no longer limited to two parents and a few books. It's amazing the stuff that is available. Stay tuned for more on this.

If you have any burning questions about things I have written on and not followed up, please ask, I'll be happy to let you know where they are in my world today!


  1. Tasty Kitchen has a great cheesy herb beer bread. it's freaking easy and so good. you just need flour, beer, cheese and herbs.

  2. P-dub's Perfect Pound Cake ( is really good, and sooo simple. I've made it twice and gotten rave reviews both times. If you're not a big fan of really lemony pound cake, leave out some of the lemon flavoring and sub in vanilla (or increase the butter flavoring).