Just Add Water: My Week Condensed 9/8/13

Things I Wrote
I shared a special post about visiting my father. He is buried on a hill above my hometown, and I love his special spot, but don’t always love how climbing that hill makes me feel. If you’ve suffered a loss, you may see some of your feelings in The Cross on the Hill.

For Crock Pot Thursday we made Greek Stuffed Chicken Breasts, and I was shocked when my kids ate them. They looked too fancy, and were full of things I was sure my kids would call gross: artichoke hearts, feta, spinach, and roasted red peppers. This recipe was really good, was healthier than our usual slow cooker fare, and the kids liked it. Win!

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary, and to show you how romantic we are, we spent our anniversary night in a tent with our kids. In our friends’ yard. I’m pretty sure the traditional gift for 10 years is campfire smell and mosquito bites, so we pretty much rocked that shit. In honor of our anniversary, I wrote a little something about our wedding day. It was special, and not only because I didn’t have the runs. Reminisce with me and read The Very Best Day.

Things I Loved
Mackenzie from Raising Wild Things does this interview series called That’s What She Said, and her questions are always off the wall, so I was excited when I saw she was interviewing Patti from Insane in the Mom-Brain. Patti is nutso, and her answers are awesome. Read the interview HERE.

I grow weary of the constant Facebook shares that are about fake stuff and ridiculous hoaxes. I beg of you all, please read Jenn from Something Clever 2.0‘s plan for stopping the spread of digital herpes HERE, and then bookmark Snopes. We need to practice safe sharing, y’all!

Sisterhood of Sensible Moms put out a call to businesses who want to work with bloggers, asking them to treat us with the respect we deserve, and for bloggers to demand reasonable compensation for marketing brands. We can make beautiful music together, if everyone acts appropriately. Read their thoughts HERE.

My Favorite Tweets

Big games tonight. Resting up. Couchgating is serious business.
— Abby Heugel (@AbbyHasIssues) September 7, 2013

Don’t think I don’t notice that you hang on to receipts like winning lottery tickets but have no problem throwing my drawings in the trash.
— Honest Toddler (@HonestToddler) September 5, 2013

I like to get my hair did and then run errands. Bitches be like ooh she takes pride in her appearance. Fools.
— CrazyExhaustion (@CrazyExhaustion) September 3, 2013

Have you had a chance to order “You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth” yet? I love this review from Marcia at Menopausal Mother.

Leslie did such an amazing job weaving our original stories together; she created a compilation that is like a quilt. Each patch has a different voice, a unique view of the world, and the colors are both light and dark. The shared thread of humanity is what brings us all together, and Leslie’s vision is our backing. Buy this book. You won’t be sorry. And if you have already had the chance to read it, thank you! If you can, please leave a review on Amazon. It helps more than you know!

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