Blog Shoutout – Week of March 18th!

It’s that time of the week!  Woot, woot!  Time to give a shout-out to all those awesome people who inspire me every single day!


  1. Now that spring and summer is coming – it’s time for the kids to get out and play!  Here are some fun Outdoor activities from B-inspired Mama!
  2. Laughter makes the heart grow healthy.  Here are 14 kid friendly jokes to brighten your child’s day from Planet Fassa!

Crafts – let’s get messy!

Oh yeah, my favorite.  I’m sure we all know how much I love to get all messy in art!  Not!

  1. You gotta love the Puffy Paint from Artchoo.  We are going to try this in April!  It looks really super fun.
  2. Ahhh, the mess free finger painting – score!  By the Hippie Housewife and Mama smiles
  3. And lookie!  You can make your own finger paints to put in the ziploc bags via Joys Of Boys!

Cool, eh?


I finally have my own recipe!!!!!!  Well, one that involves more than opening cans at least!

I made a Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner.  Haha!  So excited.

While I was at Hadyn’s procedure on Thursday (he was getting his adenoids taken out) I was watching the Wendy Williams Show – and they had a recipe for a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day Dinner.

Here is how mine turned out.

  Corned beef and cabbage

What do you think?

It was super easy.

  1. Cook 5.5 lbs of corned beef brisket with 2 whole large onions for 30 minutes on a rolling boil.
  2. Turn the heat down to a simmer, and cook 3.5 hours.
  3. I added baby carrots (as many as I had) Hahaha! 1 head of cabbage (recipe calls for two but my pot was too small) and 15 small potatoes on top of the cabbage.
  4. I boiled until the potatoes were soaked in the water (recipe says 30 minutes but I cooked like 45-1 hour).  Just keep checking.

Hehe!  It was great!  I don’t ever recall having corned beef before.  I don’t think it’s something I would want to have often (like once a year is enough) but it was very good!

I’m now thinking about my Monthly goals for April.  Do you have any fun art projects or recipes that you have already blogged about that you could link up?  Maybe something Easter/Passover inspired? I would love to hear about them so that my kids could also enjoy them.

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  1. Great sources of inspiration! And your recipe sounds great too…just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

    • hey Shannah,

      Good to see you again! Yeah, one thing about blogging. I get great sources of info from all over. Its amazing how smart and wonderfully diverse the blogging community is! Everytime – Ivisit a blog, I’m like WOW! Wow…wow…wow!

      This was actually the first holiday (non-Christmas/Thanksgiving) meal I have made.

  2. I’m not a big cabbage fan, but I just LOVE corn beef. I don’t eat it very often, but I do love it. I’m going to have to give this recipe a try, because it looks very easy and I love easy! LOL

    • It was so very good, Lisa. The cabbage was the best part!

      Well, not true. It was the fact that it was easy – that was the best part! WOOT WOOT! I so hate buying so many ingredients and then just using them once. I really hate that.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Thank you Varya. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  4. Your dinner looks amazing! Thanks for the link love <3

  5. Your recipe looks delicious. I made corned beef and cabbage too but I roasted mine in the oven, I’ve never tried to boil it the traditional way.
    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up at the Super Social Link Party at Snack Cups and Smiles….Thanks!
    With Smiles,
    Angie at

    • Hey there,

      Nice to see you! Oh, I didn’t know you could roast it. I thought it would dry out – but maybe not. I would love to try it.

      Boiling it is so very easy. You just put it on, put the timer on and go. I love cooking that way.

      It was a pleasure. I loved it! I hope you do it again next week. In my opinion, it was a great success!

  6. Thanks so much for the shout out! You’re so sweet. I’ve never made anything with cabbage but your dinner looks yummy. I might have to try it. 🙂

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