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Meet and Greet Weekend! (4/29-5/1)

Come meet some interesting bloggers!

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Warning: Rant


I’m going to go on a little rant here for a moment.

If you’re not Homeshooling I  don’t think you should have an opinion on the subject. You don’t know my kids. You don’t know how they react to other people. What would my 8 year old learn from your 8 year old? He’s got friends of all ages. Kids who are homschooled are not “weird” or “unsocialized”. Quite the opposite. No, you’re right, my kid isn’t like “other” homeschool kids because each kid is different. Each one of my boys are different from one another. They may be a little shy but do you go to strangers that you don’t know to say hi or ask to go to coffee or something?  No, I’m going to say no you don’t. So why should I force my kids talk to people or kids they don’t know just because you think they should “socialize”? Which they do on a daily basis. Oh I know, you were just gonna say “what I meant was” no, no you meant every word you said. I could go on and on about the public education but I keep my opinions to myself because they’re just that: opinions. So please, next time you want to play homeschool expert be sure you got experience first.

Had to get that off my chest.


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Have you ever had Baked Tacos?

I’ve been making baked tacos for awhile now it never occurred to me that y’all might not have had baked tacos! While I love all things mexican inspired these my dear are not. Mexican tacos are far from what I’ve grown up eating. I’ve had authentic tacos and they’re delicious! Anywho, back to what I’s sayin’. These baked tacos were given a 2 thumbs up by my pickiest eater. He says theys best tacos he’s ever had. (He’s never eaten tacos before because he doesn’t like his food touching). So, I make these at least once a week or if we deem it a Tuesday for Tacos! Onwards


Here’s what you need:

  • 12 ct crispy taco shells
  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 1pkt of taco seasoning
  • 8 oz block of cheese
  • 1 16oz can refried beans
  • 13 x 9 baking dish

In a skillet cook ground meat until done (I don’t drain but you’re welcome to). Meanwhile, shred the cheese. To the meat, add taco seasoning & simmer for about 5 minutes. Add refried beans simmer another 5 minutes.

Divide the meat mixture into the shells and line’em up in the baking dish. Top with the cheese and bake for 10 minutes.

Serve with your choice of toppings: sour cream, avocado, salsa or anything!! Sometimes I make homemade mexican rice to go along with it.

I hope you give’em a try and tell me what you think!

Until next time. . .

P.S. the tacos were getting devoured while I was trying to take a picture 😀

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Travel Dreams

I have another blog (travelingwiththeross) here on wordpress that I haven’t been able to add anything to it because there isn’t much to say. We’ve been dreaming about traveling full-time by RV for a couple of years now and we’re still no where near achieving it. I’ve done all the research I could and noted anything I may use in the case of purchasing an RV. The have and have nots. The do’s and don’ts. Where to go. What to see, and how to get there. I would love to be able to just get in and go. Go wherever our hearts desire. I’d love to give my boys this opportunity to explore our country. To be snowbirds! 

We’ve gone to an rv show last fall and I absolutely fell in love with a class a bunkhouse. It had a residential fridge, 1 and a half bathroom, and roomy living/kitchen area. It was extremely practical and beautiful. I’ve been told that I should look into pitching for sponsorship but I don’t think you get sponsored for traveling or for an RV. And I don’t have any experience pitching! It’s difficult for me to even write a persuasive essay!! I’ve looked into work camping. It would be a lot of fun working in different types of campgrounds and meeting different types of people from all walks of life. It would benefit my writing greatly! It would be inspirational! The boys keep asking “when are we going to get to do what they’re doing?” when they see another RV’er. I have no idea what to say. There are a couple of personal things we’re going through. One being my husband may have to have surgery on his neck so he’ll have to heal first. And another is we’re still in a rental contract on this house we’re living in until October. In the meantime, we’re looking into going to another RV show this fall and spend some more time pondering which would be best for our family. 

Until next time…

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Yikes! Another persuasive essay!


I am having to write a persuasive essay about 2 potential problems that 1) has 2 logical sides, 2) are researchable, and 3) are related to my degree or career. Huh? Okay so I’m working towards my degree in Creative Writing w/a conc. in Fiction. So, 2 potential problems in that field I have found are 1) it is a highly competitive field and 2) being able to create new content.

I submitted  the contents of my 2 potential problems and my professor says it was good and my words seemed to flow and I got a 100% from the rubric! I was superbly surprised!  I thought it absolutely sucked! But apparently it seems to work. Now, I just have to back up my essay with both my viewpoints and opposing viewpoints. I also need to have keywords. I have found some but I need to dig further with reputable resources. I have contacted our library asking if they could point me in the right  direction to getting the best resources for my essay. That reminds me I need to go check my email but I have cling-on asleep in my lap so it will have to wait until later.

I’ll let ya know how it goes!

Until next time…


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Friday Five: My Five Favourite Posts of the Week —


To commemorate reaching my goal of two hundred followers I’d like to start a post called the Friday Five, where every Friday I share my five favourite posts of the week. This is the first week and here are my favourite posts: Cybernetic Blonde’s Post Fallen Nails Lynne’s Recipe Trails Post Broccoli Salad with […]

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