Small Victories Sunday Linky {19} – The One Where My Family Loves My Cooking

Posted May 10, 2014 by Tanya M in Small Victories Sunday Linkup / 16 Comments


Welcome to our Small Victories Sunday Linky!

This weekly post will recap for you the reading, cooking, health and personal goals I have been working towards this week and the achievements I’ve made both big and small. Each small victory brings me closer to achieving my personal goals for 2014. Focusing on my small victories has helped me gain a healthier and more positive attitude as I juggle my 3 boys and the physical impairment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic and incurable illness). I thought Sunday would be a perfect day to reflect on the week that passed and look forward to the week ahead. Please join me by linking up to 3 of your favorite family-friendly posts!



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Recap of Last Week:

We had 83 great posts linked up last week for Small Victories Sunday Linky {18} – The One with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea…of Toys and Comics. Thanks to each and every one of you! Some of my favorite posts were:

Link # 29: Driftwood Gardens’ Teacher Appreciation Day – great gift ideas for the teachers that do so much for our kids.

Link # 62: The Cookie Puzzle’s Neopolitan Bark. I craved neopolitan ice cream when pregnant with my oldest son and still love it to this day. This candy bark looks delicious!

Link # 73: Frantic Mommy’s Social Media Advice for Bloggers and Freelancers – I always love good blogging tips to help me learn and grow my blog.

This Week’s Featured Blogger:

small victories sunday linky featured blogger 200x200 I’m happy to announce, the Featured Blogger this week for most number of clicks from the party, is my lovely co-host Alecia from Detours in Life for sharing her delicious Burrito Bowls RecipeCongrats Alecia, be sure to grab the Featured Blogger button to display on your blog and thanks for supporting our linky.

Make sure to visit my co-hosts Rachael and Betsy to see who they featured!

My Weekly Recap and Next Week’s Goals:


shadow of the wind

I am still loving Shadow of the Wind. I’m about 50% through the book and I can’t read it quickly enough. It’s mysterious, mesmerizing and just beautifully written.


I downloaded 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne from the library, one of my Classics Club Book List selections. It was a very dry start, but now that they are on the voyage and searching for the infamous sea monster, I am enjoying it. Hope I can survive the voyage!


Ok, so I totally bombed on my meal plan from last week. We spent lots of time at the playground and having picnics, the weather was too beautiful to pass up.

Last Week’s Menu:

Next Week’s Menu Plan:


Next week’s blogging plan:

  • Bout of Books readathon is starting Monday, need to write down my goals
  • Co-hosting Throwback Thursday so get your pins and old posts ready!
  • April achievements and May goals


  • I made a Nana’s Jar of Promises and Kisses for Mother’s Day gift using this idea from Pinterest. I used Dove Promises and asked the kids what they promised for their nana. Superhubby and I made promises too, I hope she likes it.
  • My Cilantro-Lime Salad Dressing Recipe was featured on Tasty Tuesdays with Creative K Kids. Thanks Tammy for the feature and the link-up of great recipes!
  • My Superhubby said he doesn’t enjoy eating out anymore because he loves my cooking. I work hard on menu planning, grocery shopping and coupon clipping, besides the physical act of cooking and cleaning up. I feel like most of my day is in the kitchen or planning food. It’s so nice to feel appreciated! The kids think I should open a restaurant and even thought of a name and menu for it.
  • I tackled some closet reorganization and hung a few of my sleeveless and silky shirts on Huggable Hangers so they don’t keep slipping off. I need to work on donating some items I have not worn in awhile.

Now It’s Your Turn to Share Your Favorite Posts and Small Victories!

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Linking up with OrgJunkie for Menu Plan Monday. See my Blog Hops and Linky Parties Page to see where I’ve linked up this post.

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16 responses to “Small Victories Sunday Linky {19} – The One Where My Family Loves My Cooking

  1. Thanks so much for hosting this link-up! That is sweet what your hubby says about your cooking! The only thing my hubby says he prefers to still eat out is steak, but only if it its at a really, really nice place hehe Otherwise he too prefers eating at home whenever possible, he says I love how you can tailor the meals specifically to what we like (he is uber picky so that is important lol). Sounds like you had a great last week! Look forward to your posts this week!
    Kate recently posted..Menu Plan Monday-Fresh 20 Week 1 +workout ideas!My Profile

    • Yea, steak is my hubby’s weak spot also. I grilled some great steak for him but I have yet to master a filet. Thankfully, his parents made us some this weekend so he’s set on steak for a little while anyway 🙂 He’s extended a challenge for me to make him the perfect filet, and I’m gonna get it! 🙂

      You’re welcome for hosting the linkup and so glad you enjoy it Kate!

    • I love good food, glad to hear your husband is a wonderful cook! It sure helps us with saving money and staying healthy. Thanks for linking up as always Savvy!

  2. Happy Mother’s Day to you Tanya – thank you for hosting!
    I’ve been truly enjoying your party each week! 🙂

    This week we’re celebrating Children’s Book Week at Create With Joy. Come join the festivities – tons of great books and giveaways – plus it’s time for Inspire Me Monday!
    Create With Joy recently posted..Inspire Me Monday – Week #123My Profile

    • Thanks so much Create with Joy, you know I enjoy your party too. My kids would love some new books, I’ll be sure to stop by. I had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

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