A while back I had mentioned that Tan and I have placed our happy home on the market. Well if you were wondering as to what the heck happed; I’d have to say a lot! For starters, we had many many people come through these parts and had a lot of positive feed backs but no offers on our home- yet. (we were always 2nd place) I have to say that Tan and I were wondering as to why we didn’t get any offers but I guess it just wasn’t in the cards for us. We had our home listed for almost 4 months but had to remove our listing because our kids were starting the school season and the holidays were shortly after and we knew we didn’t want to move mid school year. Our Realtor was very supportive and kept in touch with us through out the months until we were ready to re-list our home.
Now we’re back on the market and it has been very positive! We’ve had a few people request to see our home and loved it! We’ll just have to wait and see if we get any offers soon. I have to admit it gets a bit tedious when I’m in the middle of a project to have to stop what I’m doing and clean up. I mean once you get in the zone it’s so hard to stop; but i know it’s for the greater good. I have to admit that I cannot wait for the next phase of the Real Estate Game. I sometimes think about the possibility of moving to a bigger home and it gives me goose bumps! But ever the sentimentalist that I am, a small part of me will miss this happy home.
4-6 Chicken Breasts (thawed)
6oz. Stuffing your Choice (my favorite is Cornbread Mmmm..)
1 Cup Water
1 Package of Tortellini (I used Bertolli)
1 Bag of Shredded Cheese (I used Mexican Blend but works great with Cheddar too)
Pre cooked Bacon (optional)
Frozen Broccoli (or you can use frozen veggies)
First Heat your oven to 400°F. Tear out sections of aluminum foil (enough to wrap each chicken breast in) and spray with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl place the package of stuffing and mix in the 1 cup of water. Spoon about 1/4 the stuffing in the center of the aluminum foil and lay your clean (and thawed) chicken breast on top of the stuffing pile. Add about 1/4 cupc of cheese (or as much as you like), and a strip of bacon (torn in pieces) and 1/4 cup of ranch dressing drizzled on each. Next you’re going to place about a 1/2 cup of veggies on top of your chicken. Wrap your chicken and place it on a cookie or baking pan, continue the steps until all the chickens are done. Next pop that bad boy into the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
One of the great things about this recipe is portion size, you can make enough for one, two or a houseful of friends and family. You can also freeze the left overs for another day, just thaw and cook
While your chicken is baking in the oven, follow the instructions on the bag of Tortellini. I definitely added some olive oil and parmigiana cheese and it tasted fantastic! I have to admit though I went a little heavy handed on the parmigiana cheese but Tan and the girls loved it so I guess it wasn’t too bad Now go and get your chicken on! And please don’t forget to stop by and let me know how you did. Oh and if you have any tasty recipes you’d like share give me a holler and i’ll be sure to give it a try!
Some of you may have been wondering where I’ve been lately since you haven’t seen any recent posts here in HNC Home. You see I’ve been MIA because I’ve been spending some quality time with my Mother. She’s been sick for quite some time and I wanted to spend as much time with her as I could. Sadly she passed away recently and it has been very very hard for me to deal with it. Although I still feel a huge void in my life, the amount of support I have received these two weeks have helped immensely.
I have to admit that I was debating whether or not to post this because it’s still very fresh and very new to me. I know my beautiful Mother is in heaven with God and is so happy not to be suffering anymore and in time I know that God will heal my broken heart but for now… let’s just say it’s been hard :’(
With my three beautiful girls and the love and support of Tan and my family I know I’ll get through this.
For my birthday(back in July) my wonderful hubby Tan gave me my very own Nexus 7 tablet. I have to say that I’m very happy to finally have a tablet of my own since almost everyone I know has a tablet. My sister and Tan both have iPads, my niece has the Galaxy tablet and my eldest daughter has the Kindle Fire, it’s safe to say we’re a family of gadget users. Since getting the Nexus 7, I use it every day and have found my two younger ones playing on my tablet as well. It’s a great little machine that is lightning quick and responds very well on the fly.
So far I have downloaded some books and my eldest has downloaded her favorite games, I also use it as my digital assistant. I’ve synced it to my google calendar and email accounts. I also use it to quickly update my twitter, facebook and instagram and other social media accounts. I even plan on using it to keep track of my product inventory! It is soooo easy and very versatile. Did I mention that I can also watch movies on this bad boy? There are times when my little one get’s bored or I’m waiting for the kids that I whip out this bad boy and watch a movie I LOOOVVEE it!
If your on the market for a new tablet, I highly recommend the Nexus 7! It’s a great product!
This past Wednesday was the first day of school for my big girls and it was a BIG day. Not only are they starting a new grade, but they’re also starting at a *new* school. Miss A is now in the 7th grade and AJ has entered the 3rd grade! I cannot believe how time has flown! I still remember my first experiences with them on their first day of Kindergarten. Now my youngest is starting her own kindergarten adventures (today being her first day -*sniff!)
The new school had a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome all students and their family to the new joined school and boy was it a sight to behold! The sidewalk was crowded with nervous kids and their parents. The principle gave a lovely speech that had me choked up and Father started the ceremony with a prayer. Then the kids marched inside in grade order. It was very efficiently done being that there was such a massive amount of people there. My youngest had her first kindergarten experience this morning, and what a morning it was! First thing this morning she had to have me help her get ready to the point of brushing her teeth! Being the sucker that I am, I obliged (all the while thinking, this will be the last time I’ll ever help brush her teeth *sniff!) after getting her ready for school, Tan made the girls their breakfast and made sure each had their paper work, homework and school supplies all while I packed their lunch (gotta love that man!) Then it was off to school! The whole ride to school my baby was chatting up a storm about the new friend she made at the Kindergarten Meet and Greet and her new teacher. Although it was a bit hectic and there were a lot of nervous little ones, my baby was a trooper, at least until they had to line up. Then her eyes opened up as big as saucers and she refused to let go of my hand. She even begged Tan to stand by her side and did not want either one of us to go. I thought to myself- it’s ok, I’ll keep her home one more year, but her teacher Ms. Fellman was wonderful and on point. She asked my baby be line leader and that just made little A’s day After that, it was all hugs and kisses and a super huge smile was on Lil A’s face as she entered the school as a kindergartener.
I always had a saying that the way you start the school year is how you end it. I’m very happy to say it was a wonderful transition and Tan and I are very proud of our babies and can’t wait to see what adventures this year will bring.~
14 years ago, I became the Happiest Woman in the World. I married my better half, my partner in crime and the Love of my life. It has been a Blessed 14 years with many wonderful adventures. Tan for sure is the BEST husband a woman could ever have. He is funny, charming, good looking and a hard worker. There are no words to describe the LOVE & RESPECT we have for one another.
Thank You my Love for 14 wonderful years and for…
Making me laugh so hard I forget what we were talking about
Surprising me with my favorite candy bar
Taking us out to dinner when I don’t feel like cooking
Our three beautiful girls -who are charming like you and crazy like me
Spontaneously dancing to our favorite music
Being silly on long car drives
Being a hard working man
Playing your video games so the girls and I can cheer you on!
Squishing scary bugs the girls and I don’t like
introducing me to our faith and God
being a great Dad
taking the girls to the park so I can catch up on work
helping me feel better when I get sick or injured
being my biggest cheerleader and fan as I embark on my blogging and business adventures
Thank You for being YOU and for 14 Magical Years! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SWEETIE! I look forward to many more years to come!
God Bless You
So I’m totally loving instagram now! I mean I’ve had an instagram account for about six months or so but I really didn’t *know* what instagram was all about. I knew that you could take a picture and give it that filtered look but that’s about it. But boy ohh boy was I wrong! I didn’t realize that you could share photos on social media sites like facebook or twitter, or that you could follow your friends photos as well.
I think that instagram is pretty awesome and I am having so much fun. I am totally a newbie at it but it’s great so far and I am sooo hooked! SO if you want to follow me and my wierd and random photos, you can find me @jinkiesparties.
You can also follow my tweets via Twitter (of course) @jinkiesparties and you can like me on facebook as well (I’ll love you for it ). I know, I know, I’m such a geek!~