Thursday, November 29, 2012

Friday Fragments: Episode #225

Mommy's Idea

I feel like I haven't fragged in forever! I guess I'm just full of random bits and pieces from the week; I'm grateful for a place to unload it all and be refreshed for the weekend. I encourage you to do the same! :)

***In case you're interested and you missed it, I posted a puppy update on Sunday.

***Ellen Stewart has started a pubic Advent group on Facebook for sharing and reflecting in your own home, and anyone who'd like to participate is welcome. Feel free to share the group with anyone you think might be interested.

***For what it's worth, to comment here via Disqus, you need to have a Disqus account, which is quick and painless, I assure you. If you'd like people to be able to click on your name and be led to your blog, you must also add your blog url to your Disqus profile.

***I made a delicious Crockpot Ham and Potato Soup last week, from Thanksgiving leftovers. After that, I made this 15-bean soup, which was a huge hit. I'm thinking seriously about making that one for this year's Soup Swap.

***While browsing my Mrs.4444 Cooks site tonight, I made two exciting observations! One is that my Christmas Cake Pops post has gotten 440 hits on it! Even cooler than that, though--my Baby Shower Cake Pops post has 17,525 hits!  It's not too late to make my Berry Mallow Bake for a holiday meal, by the way; in real life, that's probably my most raved about recipe.

***Have recent (last year) cuts in education impacted you or your family directly? I'm thinking about writing a post about this.

***If you like snarky, amusing football commentary about the Green Bay Packers, check this out.

She has a very creative feature in which she recaps the NFL football week in Tweets she's gathered from various vans; it's brilliant. Here's Week 11.

By the way, I stumbled upon Little Cheesehead via a new HPKT visitor, Bee.

***Yesterday, I posted one of my favorite seasonal blog posts, Making a Difference, which was inspired by a former student. I learned today that "Kelly" is doing well at the high school. She is a straight-A student who still has some issues but seems happy.

Okay! It's your turn! Link up your FRIDAY FRAGMENTS post. If this is your first time fragmenting, please click on the FF tab above. Thanks!


36 comments:

  1. thanks for the update on "Kelly" (from last post). You must feel some pride in her success. Do you sell the cake pops too? I remember you did a giveaway of them.
    thanks again for hosting - I did miss two Fridays this month.

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  2. Going to check out that Berry Mallow Bake right now!

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  3. That soup sounds DEEElicious!!! [I love soup]
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    http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com

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  4. Soup Swap???? Why have I never heard of such a thing!!!!

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  5. I am trying Disqus again. The only thing I do not like is that I get email's of my own comments. It wasn't hard to install. Much better than others who want you to install HTML code.

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  6. Thank you for the reminder about the blog link on Disqus. Mine was still the old website.


    I will be trying your soup next week! We love soup here.


    I wish I could join the FB advent fun, we do advent here in our house...alas, I am not on FB.

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  7. Thanks so much for the mention and especially for the ham and potato soup recipe!

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  8. emails of your own comments - that seems weird. There are settings for the comment email that you might want to change.

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  9. The cuts that hurt our family the most was the ones that were made locally by Nixon. He cut funding for Parents as Teachers down to about zero. Even for special education, the cuts were made. Not as drastic but still made. Made me so angry.

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  10. Wow, those pops are going viral. Good for you!

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  11. So cool Kelly is doing well. And awesome hits on your baked goods! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Hello! It's been a while since I stopped by. I love the new header - you look beautiful and those pups are so darn cute.


    I love that those pops are so popular - they are super super cute!!!

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  13. I really liked your previous post.
    glad to come across your blog and specially this weekly prompt.

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  14. I love your cake pops!

    I was actually relieved my kids are grown and I did not have to deal with schools any longer. I got sucked back in though. So many people I know are taking their kids out of public schools and home schooling or cyber schooling. Our elementary school closed and then the private elementary school closed. The value of our house crashed:(
    Ham and potato soup sounds SO good right now!

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  15. I can't figure out where to change it. :(

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  16. I clicked over to your berry mallow recipe. It sounds interesting...I would never have put cranberries, sweet potatoes and marshmallows together, but I pretty much think melted marshmallows make everything better : ) Thanks for hosting today!

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  17. It's good to read that the cake pops are popping.

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  18. We're soup lovers here at our house, so will go check out those recipes for sure! And, I love Cake Pops and I've made them once, but will check that out as well. My first ones were not all that successful.


    Happy weekend!

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  19. I'm going to check out those soup recipes. It's going to get cold again on Tuesday ... time for soup! ;-)

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  20. That is a DRAG! As if home values needed to drop further! :(

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  21. Welcome! Join in any time :)
    Do you mind if I ask how you landed here? Just curious...

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  22. It's always great to "see" you :) Thanks.

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  23. It's scary to imagine what will happen to spec ed funding in the coming years, not because of my job, but because of the kids. I'm already seeing it here. If we don't have proper funding but are still going to be held to the Common Core state standards, it's gonna get ugly.

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  24. Let me know how you like the soup! :)

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  25. I have the same problem but haven't spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to stop it. I did try an email filter, but that didn't work the way I wanted, either. Let me know if you figure it out!

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  26. It's awesome. I love eating the soups and thinking of the people who made them.

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  27. You will not be disappointed! :)

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  28. You're welcome. No, I don't sell them, but my sister Judi does. Her business is on Facebook: The Creative Crumb (Tulsa, OK). Off to visit! :)

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  29. Hmmm, I THOUGHT I already left a comment here, but evidently not 'cause I don't SEE my face anywhere in the list.


    Little Cheesehead on the Prairie. Pretty funny that.

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  30. Hello Mrs4444, you are very efficient and well organised, the things you get done is incredible. I admire you.

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  31. Thank you, Lisa; I do have some systems in place that I actually remember to use at times.haha I think there is just as much to be said for people who can not be busy and feel comfortable, too ;)

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  32. I love seeing your face :) Thanks for stopping by and playing FF.

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  33. AH HA!! I just discovered the FLAW in this disqus commenting system. NOW when I get the comment e-mail from you directly from your blog comments, it is from DISQUS and NOT from you so I can't directly reply via e-mail but have to come back over here to do it.


    I will SOLVE that problem by putting your e-mail into my yahoo addy book the very NEXT time you comment on my blog and I get your email addy that way.


    Oh dear, I THINK I can get it that way - - - you aren't one of those pesky little "no -reply" bloggers I don't think, are you?

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  34. If the email comes from Disqus, at the bottom of it, it should explain that all you have to do is click reply, and that reply should post on my blog and in my email box. If I'm right, this reply that I'm typing (via email) will show up on my blog, if that's where you wrote it. Off to check!

    Thanks for being a sport about figuring this out.

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  35. We do the 15 bean soup a lot. We don't use the ham seasoning packet, but add real ham instead plus some extra seasonings. In fact I just chopped up ham left overs to throw in the freezer for the next time I make 15 bean soup.

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  36. That's really a great idea! Thank you!

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