Friday, September 28, 2012


I know this isn't the most amazing photograph but I wanted to point out just how beautiful his eyelashes are.  What you're seeing is the shadow of them on his cheeks.

I might be biased, but he's adorable!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012



“He stroked his hand along her heavy bosom feeling the rise of her chest.”

“Ugh!” he snorted.

Jake had been trying to write the same passage for his book for hours but kept getting stumped.  It just didn’t sound right when he read it out loud. 

He didn’t want his female character to appear overweight but he also didn’t want her paper thin as in most erotic genre stories.  He felt that he could reach an entirely new group of readers if he changed from his normal format.
He had tried many adjectives but lavish, substantial, broad, and vast just didn’t give his writing the tone he wanted. 

“He stroked his hand along her copious bosom feeling the rise of her chest.”

“No! Does anyone even know what copious means?” he growled. 

He rose from the desk thinking that perhaps a break is what he needs.

He decided to make a pot of coffee and reached for some sample packs of a new brand he wanted to try.  He stood at the counter with the small package in hand and stared at the label. 

“Free Sample,” he read.  “Sample,” he repeated

He raced back to his laptop and quickly wrote, “He stroked his hand along her ample bosom feeling the rise of her chest.”

“Yes!” he exclaimed.

He read it aloud. 

“Isn’t it amazing how inspiration comes from the strangest places?” he chuckled to himself.

I had fun with this Trifecta challenge. See more by clicking on the cute little tricycle above.  Do it.  Do it now!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


My name is Jeanna and I'm an Instagram addict.  I Instagram at least 3 times a week.  I've been an addict for more than a year.

I discovered that there's much more to do with Instagram that I could ever dream.  I particularly like the Timehop and Instabam.  

Instagrid :: A web gallery of your Instagram photos.

Webstagram and Followgram :: View and manage your Instagram profiles online.

Instabam :: Find Instagram photos taken close to your physical location.

Timehop :: Get a daily email with Instagram photos you took one year ago.

Instafriends :: Find out who isn't following you back.

Hashgram :: Search Instagram by hashtag, keyword or user.

Cartagram :: It shows popular public photos from Instagram arranged on a map.

Instagreat :: Browse popular photos or even your own timeline.

Postagram :: Send Postagram postcards from your iPhone or Android.

Gramjunction :: Link your Instagram photos to Flickr accounts.

Imagesnap :: Turns your Instagram photos into 2″x2″ tiles. 

Printstagram :: Create prints or posters from your Instagram photos.

Calendagram :: Create wall calendars from your Instagram photos.

Instamaker :: Your Instagram photos on t-shirts, cards and more.

Stickygram :: Turn your Instagrams into magnets.

Casetagram :: Create an iPhone case from your Instagram photos.

Artflakes :: Create removable vinyl stickers from your Instagram photos.

Followgram :: Create an Instagram follow button to embed on websites and blogs.

Snapwidget :: Easily embed an Instagram photo gallery on your website or blog.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Someone asked me
what being a mom
was like
and all I could 
think of was
of the night 
sloppy kisses,
and the way
toothless grin
lights my

Another entry into the wonderful world of Trifecta.  It's the usual weekend challenge to be done in exactly 33 words.  I love to write and these people challenge me every week to do better than the week before.  Come visit because, in the words of Martha Stewart, its' a good thing.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I awoke to feelings of nausea.  I fumbled my way to the bathroom and paid my respects to the porcelain princess.  

My body felt as if a freight train had run over it. Then it backed up and did it again.  I don't know which hurt worse, my body or my aching head.  

I spent the day on the couch only leaving for frequent trips to the bathroom.  I occasionally detoured to the kitchen for more Sprite.  

Boring daytime television seeped into my consciousness between naps.  

The mother in me nursed my flu-ridden body with bed rest and fluids while deep down I begged for a radical form of anything to heal myself faster.  

Day one turned into day three when the fever finally broke and I was able to sit up without my head throbbing harder than the drums of a marching band.  

Late into day three and I was able to shower myself and begin the difficult climb back to my normal self.

I wasn't going to participate this week but I'm actually feeling better this afternoon and thought what better way to participate than to share how I've spent the past few days.  I did my best to not be too descriptive.

Saturday, September 08, 2012


The last strains of sunlight lingered in the corners, grasping every available point of refraction.  She slid her fingertips along the glass wondering if this was all there ever was. Or could be. 

She turned from the window, her gown rustling as she turned. She had agreed to marry on her father's advice but now that the vows were said, the feelings of regret overwhelmed her.

The portion in bold is my part towards this weekend's Trifextra challenge.  You can read all about it by choosing to click on the link above. 

In reference to my last Trifectra entry, I apologize to the editors of Trifecta if they were offended.  I didn't intend to accuse anyone of anything.  I thought it would be a funny way of addressing how close the entries were.  I, myself, read every other entry prior to writing mine so that I don't reuse someone else's ideas, especially when only 4 words are involved. 

When I first wrote my entry, I wrote it exactly as the winning post but I changed it because after serious thought, I decided that I didn't consider sex as being an "it" so I changed my wording to omit the word.

Thank you to those who used the comments to critique the entry rather than bash me for it. I really did intend for it to be a creative way to voice my feelings.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


I'm a true believer in the old saying "there can never be too much of a good thing"

With summer coming to an end, most people would say good-bye to their favorite summer dishes.

I think those people are silly.

I love summer foods in the winter and winter foods in the summer.

I wanted to share this recipe again for those that only eat summer foods when it's warm.

Mommeee's Family Pasta Salad

Try it!  The kids will love it.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012



I couldn’t believe my eyes.  The winning submission was only a few words off from mine.  How can changing a few words make it a winner over mine?  I sat there reading and rereading the submissions with a complete absence of thought due to disgust.  Or should anger be the appropriate emotion?  How could the judges not notice that it was a copy? 

My inner child wants to act on the anger and file a complaint.  The adult in me says to let it go.  Chalk it up to a life lesson that not everyone plays fair. 

I wanted to go with my adult side.  It’s not as if it really matters.  It’s a silly competition for fun. 

But then again, being passive-aggressive can be just as fun.

For more Trifecta submissions, click on the link above. There are some great writers over there so read a few and leave your comments.  Writers just love feedback.

PS. I only titled this so that the song would get stuck in your head :)

PSS.  Woah, woah, woah, feelings!

Monday, September 03, 2012


Yes, I wear glasses but those aren't the glasses I'm referring to today.

I'm talking drinking glasses.

Specifically, souvenir drinking glasses.

When I open up my cabinet door to grab a glass, I prefer to grab any one of my favorite souvenir glasses I've collected throughout the years.

I don't know why for sure but I think it's because I like the idea of remembering the good times.

I have a souvenir glass from one of our favorite Mexican food places that I accidentally walked out with one day.  It's a silly plastic glass that has the name of the restaurant on it but it's a favorite of mine.

I have a souvenir glass from Giordano's Pizza from my trip to Chicago with The Teenager and his orchestra group last spring.  Everyone looked at me like I was nuts when I asked if I could buy my glass but I have a simple remembrance of that trip (and that wonderful pizza place that has now ruined pizza for me from any other restaurant).  

I don't have a picture of the glass so I'm sharing a picture of the pizza with you instead.  Yum!

I have all of the Shrek glasses from McDonalds.  I know there was a recall but I loved the glasses too much to let them go.

I also have a Twilight glass.  Yes, I'm a nerd that way.  I'm Team Edward, by the way.

I have a souvenir glass from KC Improv too.  It's a smaller glass but I love it just as much as I love my other souvenir glasses.

I do have a good set of glasses in my cabinet but I just prefer to drink from one of these.

I love them!

It's my fetish.    

Sunday, September 02, 2012



I love breakfast food.  I prefer to have it for dinner but on rare occasions, I'll get up on a weekend day and make breakfast for my family.

I found a recipe online for some easy breakfast muffins that aren't your ordinary breakfast muffins.  

I was trying to come up with an easy breakfast that would feed lots of people (we had overnight guests) and decided to give this recipe a try.  

  • O'brian hash browns (or plain if you don't like peppers and onions)
  • 1/2 slice of bacon her muffin
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg per muffin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Place 1/2 slice of bacon along the inside side of the muffin tin.  
  4. Place about 2-3 tablespoonfuls of hash browns into the muffin tin
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bacon and hash browns are to a doneness that you prefer (I like crispy for both)
  6. Top with the mozzarella.
  7. Crack an egg into each ramekin.  Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Bake in the oven on the middle rack for 5 minutes.
  9. Broil on high for 5-6 minutes or until the eggs are set.  
  10. Serve with sliced tomatoes for an amazing breakfast combination.
These were a huge hit and have been every time I've made them.  

PS.  Yes, I realize the picture doesn't show the bacon.  I didn't have any bacon the day I made these and took the picture but believe me, bacon makes them so much better!