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Friday, March 20, 2015

Fun Friday Must Go On! Dinner & A Movie, Anyone?

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It's The First Day Of Spring!

It's Fun Friday!


It's cold and dreary out!
I have a migraine!

Yay.

*Sarcasm anyone?*

Alas, the show must go on...



We were hoping for a little "Welcome Spring" picnic at the falls but the weather is sooo not ready for that yet. Ugh. But, rest assured, our Fun Friday is still "on". I am hoping to have kicked my migraine (and my mood) by dinner time.

Here's what's on our fungenda this evening:


We'll be doing the standard dinner & family movie night- homestyle.



First up? Nom-nom-noming on homemade Italian comfort food.


Homemade Stromboli

 
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Quick, Simple, and So YUMMY!


You'll Need:

1 pizza crust (I use the Pillsbury Pizza crust that you find in the biscuit aisle)
1 jar of pizza sauce (we like Prego)
1 (2 cup) bag of your favorite pizza cheese (we use an Italian blend and mix a wee bit of cheddar in)

Your favorite pizza toppings

We like: Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Green Pepper, Red Onion, Ground Beef, Mushrooms, Black Olives, and Pepperochini Peppers. Of course, little man likes just cheese- so I make two.

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees (or whatever the package of crust tells you to) and prepare any toppings that need to be cooked separate (like ground beef or sausage).

Grease a large cookie sheet and roll out your crust. You want a nice rectangle to work with because you're going to be folding the sides over the toppings.

Add half the cheese down the middle of the crust (you'll be working long-ways) and then add your other toppings then the rest of the cheese.

Fold one side over and then the other so that they meet in the middle of your toppings (it's good if they overlap slightly so that it will stay together).

Be sure your ends are closed so that toppings and cheese don't ooze out the ends.

Bake! (follow package instructions- usually 10-15 minutes)

I heat my pizza sauce on the stove while the Stromboli is baking.

I like to top mine with a special blend in the last few minutes of baking:

Melt 1/4 cup of butter, add a dash of Mrs. Dash Tomato-Basil-Herb seasoning, a dash of Parmesan cheese, and just a tiny pinch of garlic. Mix well then brush over the top of your Stromboli then return it to the oven for about 2 minutes - keep an eye on it- it will brown fast!

You're done when the crust is a nice warm brown and a toothpick comes out clean and not doughy.

Slice, top with pizza sauce, and serve.  You can also serve this with the sauce on the side instead, but we like to pour it on! A nice salad goes great with this!

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Mmm Mmm Good!


Picky Eater Alternative:
Divide your dough into smaller rectangles and let everyone choose their own toppings and make individual small Stromboli instead of one large one. This is especially fun if you have kids.





As for movie night ...

Even though it's "family" night, it was my turn to choose.
*eyebrow wiggle*


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Oh yeah! Get It! Get It!
I do love me some Ryan Reynolds. 


It's going to be a yummy night. Headache or not. Hahaha!



PS- Tomorrow night is "potluck" dinner (yay for leftovers!) and we'll be watching Maleficent.

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Have you seen it yet?


•○• NOW IT'S YOUR TURN! •○•


What are your FUN weekend plans?



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Participate in March Madness!
Writers - Write 50k words in March.
Book Lovers - Read 5 books in March.
Fitness Buffs - Take 50k steps in March. 
 

 

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How the weather in your part of the world? I hope your first day of Spring is warmer and sunnier than mine!

Oh well, not even the blah-weather can stop Fun Friday!
If I keep a little sunshine in my heart I can overcome the clouds, right?

Here's to more fun, madness & musings in the week's to come. I'll see you on Monday!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

#WriterWednesday? Let's Do It!

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(Ironic, isn't it?)

A little bird just told me about Writer Wednesday.


In a desperate attempt to learn The Twitter, I'm tweeting my way through my first #writerwednesday.

You can follow along @dmkilgore on Twitter or simply check out the list below. These are the writers you should definitely be following!


TIME TO GET YOUR TWEET ON!

 
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#WRITERWEDNESDAY


@RachelleDekker @TABarronAuthor @JB_Lynn_author @KMWeiland @BoxAmber 

@joshua_venie @tobywneal @NaominParaInk @KirstinPulioff  @k_gathright @timothycward 

@tylertheauthor @AleenaKorell  @NatalieJPierson @Janice_Hardy @DanielLNewcomb 

@ReadWriteMuse @DaleMayer @edieramer @barbaraoneal @ZoeDawsonAuthor @cocoraven66  

@Julie_L_Brown @maria_ashworth @emilyromrell @jay_squires @gary_lindberg @JGClay1 

@jgalt666 @LatashFigueroa @angiehunt @authorpjames @timknox @cluce26 @JohnAveryBooks 

@Sirjohn_writer @BrittneyBreakey @Write777 @KarissaTravis @Alyxandra_Sarik 

@Amy_Boukair @Caroline_Travis @RomanLynnette @TanyaMaxwell28 @LeilaFortier 

@jennacarlson777 @CalebBreakey @AdamBolander1 @cara_putman @authoress_cj @DebrasBlog 

@DudleyFiles @ParkerJCole @JamiGold @diannmills @Latidonna @ImpactWriter

@kcrosswriting @mollygreene @EmKunkel @AnneBHoward @JSBailey_author @BellaRuach 

@SRKarfelt @rhollidaywrites @branthansen @Karen_Hooper @JoanneWadsworth 

@KristineCayne @M_K_Reynolds @bradley_lawry @KathyLLogan @SusanMayWriter 

@CharmaineAuthor @KathrynAlbright @LisaWingate @DeborahMitton @AuthorCarolCox 

@authordebraney @LynnellKoehler @BrittonPeele @MomBlog @NikeChillemi @rpholliday

@devinberglund @KevinAlbright1@LinnetteRMullin @plotwhisperer @SarahMacTavish

@heatherburch @sjamesauthor @RobertLiparulo @TedDekker @ToscaLee @chrisvarble

@emkeelan @pwilson  @LisaDMartinez @JustAddBlue @kenzelsfire @SabrinaRamoth 

@carolpmadison @nickibailey @the_STRANGE_one @MureesDupe @forsakenlands 

@AubrenJames @JRBarker101 @LEJamez @zombiemechanics @ogleymoogley  @JodieRennerEd

@ibreathefiction @NaturallyBec @MDenica @1ktruefans @sydney_writer @rbrannon378

@emilydeibler

 

 

Don't see your name but want to be included?

Comment below with your twitter name and I'll follow you
and add you to my Follow Friday and Writer Wednesday lists!

 

Stay Tuned.
This is going to be the year we find our inner awesome.

 

  I'll see you on FUN FRIDAY. ;)

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Participate in March Madness!
Writers - Write 50k words in March.
Book Lovers - Read 5 books in March.
Fitness Buffs - Take 50k steps in March. 
 

 

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Do you do The Twitter? I'm trying. I find it a bit confusing still. I'm not sure why. Do you find it easy or hard to tweet?

Remember our motto:  I CAN & I WILL!

I shall conquer The Twitter. I can. I Will.

But... if you have tips on how to overcome my twitter-xiety I'm all ears. Comment and let me know the tricks and tips.

Here's to more fun, madness & musings in the week's to come.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

10 Passionate Pins That Could Change Your Life & How!



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Do .Love. Do. Love .Do.

Live a life you love!

 

Love what you do!

Do what you love!

 

Get paid for your passion!

 

It's true!

It says so on the Internet!

*snort*



If you found it on the Internet, you know it's true (eye-roll). We all know that 98% of what we read, see, and hear online is just fertilizer for the 2% of genuine truth. Right? That's a good rule of thumb, but on occasion you actually can find something that sparks a fire, flips the switch on your overhead light bulb, or reawakens your sleepy spirit.

Today's motivational daily quote for example:


"Few people get to do what they want to do in life.
Be one of them."

-Andy Broer



Along with some pretty amazing quotations, the Internet is full of images with inspiring, encouraging, thought provoking, and sometimes hilarious words. Now and then I find a gem among the pinned pictures and shared images.

Consider these...

Exhibit A:


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Great daily accountability right here!

 

Exhibit B:


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2 out of 3 ain't bad...

Exhibit C:


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Productive Procrastinating?



Exhibit A  really spoke to me. I printed it out and used it as the cover for my "life journal". In other words, I took a 3-ring binder and divided it into sections- mind, body, soul, spirit, relationships, creativity, and passion. I keep a calendar and journal pages in each section along with to-do reminders, quotes, thoughts, or whatever it is that motivates me to do something every day for my mind-body-spirit-relationships-creativity-and-passion. My monthly planner is also divided into "columns" based on these areas. For example- mind = college work, body = workout, etc.

Exhibit B  seems to be a good way to live a happy and fulfilled life.  I've figured out two of the three. Can you guess which one I'm stuck on?

Exhibit C  tells me that I should be a professional Pinterest Pinner of Facebook Mogul. Okay, I had to go a little deeper to figure it out. I spend a lot of time on both social sites doing writer-ly stuff, talking to writers, looking for motivation, etc. In the end- what I'm procrastinating about always involves writing or the business of writing.

With these three in my arsenal, I'm off to a decent start on living a life I love.


I asked myself: "Self, what is it your passionate about?"
Self: "Did you see that chocolate cake recipe on Pinterest?"

(Self is a fan of chocolate cake.)


Here's What Happened After We Ate Cake:

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 I want to love what I do and do what I love.


How?

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Who are you? Who who? Who who?

This little gem is like a map.

It tells me if I know my passion and my purpose I will discover who I am.

I like that.

I want to find my passion.

I want to find my life purpose. 


I want to discover "ME".



How?

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Like  Milk & Cookies- They Go Together!

This looks like a good place to start. I made a list of things I'm passionate about. I discovered that I don't just enjoy writing make-believe stories. I enjoy writing blogs, articles, poems... anything that might help someone else.

That's when I found another amazing quote--


"Create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more."


(It's been attributed to Dolly Parton, but seems to have originated with John Adams.)


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I love this one so much!

I want my words (writing) to leave a legacy. I want to create a legacy that will inspire others, but more than that my passion is to show others how to create a legacy of their own! I don't want to dream, learn, do, and become all alone. I want to dream, learn, do, and become with you!

Bam. Just like that I know my passion and my purpose. 


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Quit My Job?!?! Jury's out on that one.

This is either the best
or worst advice I've ever encountered.

 

And it takes me right back to my ongoing problem...

HOW DO I DO WHAT I LOVE AND LOVE WHAT I DO WITHOUT STARVING?

 

That leads me to the last "life changing" image.


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No such thing as free.
It's very hard to tell your family that you will do whatever it is you're exceptionally good at for them... but you'll have to charge them.

I would LOVE to give all my friends and family members free copies of books. I can't do that. I have money tied up in those books-- money that won't be coming back to me. I struggle to make a profit. Every sale counts.

Writing isn't my hobby. It isn't my charity. It's my job.

We all want to help out our loved ones, but we have to be realistic. There's a time and place for gifting, charity, and favors. It's not when charging your cousin for an oil change means the difference between buying toilet paper or doing without.




 

 

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This is going to be the year we find our inner awesome.

 

  I'll see you on Wednesday! I want to share one of my passions with you-- for FREE. I know, I know. I have a hard time with that last bit of advice. ;)

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 I'm D.M. Kilgore

Writer, Literary Hitwoman, and Crash Test Dummy. 


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