Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quick Takes

1.  In a jam, children's liquid pain reliever will work for mommy headaches.  I was out of ibuprofen & desperate.  It worked!

2.  I didn't know what to make for dinner tonight, but I had a can of corn, a can of Rotel, a can of refried beans, and a can of salsa verde.  I also had rice & ground beef.  Unfortunately I had no tortillas or tortilla chips.  But, I still was able to throw together a rice dish that (most of) my family ate.  Oooh.  And, we topped it with some fresh cilantro which has started popping up again in my father-in-law's garden.

3.  I'm reading a new book for the book club I've recently become part of.   It's called Little Bee by Chris Cleave.  It's the story of a Nigerian refugee girl who escapes to England.  It's not a book I would have chosen on my own, but it has completely drawn me in.  It's powerful.  And, even though it's fiction, it's a story that could be true.  I'm reminded again of how blessed we are.

4.  Chatty Mommy is hosting a giveaway again.  And, you've got to check this out.  Creative Kates is a mother/daughter team that make beautiful jewelry.  You must check out their site!

This is the beautiful ring you could win in the giveaway. 
But hurry, because the deadline for entries is tomorrow, Friday 10/29 at 6 p.m.  
So git on over to Chatty Mommy now and enter here.

Have a great night!


  1. 1. You're the best, Karen!
    2. How much of the children's motrin did you have to take for it to work? Just wondering.
    3. Ro-tel sounds great- the gapgirl is always talking about it. I gotta try it! But I would of eaten your delicious dish with a TON of sour cream and so starts my weight issue- lol

    ****Anyone who leaves a comment on this post can have an extra entry on my blog- just leave commented on Stairstep Boys on the chattymommy blog for the entry!*****

  2. What a pretty ring...I will have to check out the site!
    Little Bee is the book that took me ALL summer to read! Definately not a pick me up kind of book...but good nonetheless!
    I think your dinner sounds yummy...I could eat mexican every night!

  3. I entered that giveaway. Chattymommy is great. That is a beautiful ring. I would have never thought to take kids motrin. I would have had to suffer. Sometimes I have a hard time thinking outside my little box. Need to work on that. I use rotel all the time. Love the stuff.

  4. Chatty mommy, 4 teaspoons did the trick.
    And, I would have been piling on the sour cream too except there was only a smidgen left in the container for hubby & I to fight over.

  5. Gorgeous ring.

    Yes, I have taken infant medicine. Confession -- I love the melt-away strips. Sigh.

    I hope you felt great today.


  6. I cannot believe it! I just looked over at your follower page and realized that I never followed you. How could that be???? Bad, bad, bad on my behalf. Sigh. You are now followed, my friend!!!

    I hope that made you chuckle. :)

  7. Sometimes those dinners we throw together with what we have become our go-to favorites. Love cilantro over here too!


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