Small Victories Sunday Linky {20}

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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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This Week’s Co-Host:

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Recap of Last Week:

We had 79 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 # 1: Driftwood Gardens’ Avacado Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Link #35: Mimi, Mommy and Me’s Child Prayer’s Free Printable

Link # 42: The Lady Prefers to Save’s Homemade, All Natural Grout Cleaner

This Week’s Featured Blogger:

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I’m happy to announce, the Featured Blogger this week for most number of clicks from the party, is Rebecca at Love at First Book’s 5 Ways to Connect With Bloggers. Congrats Rebecca, be sure to grab the Featured Blogger button to display on your blog and thanks for sup.porting 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:

READING:

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I am reading soooo slowly, I just haven’t had as much time to read but enjoying Shadow of the Wind and determined to finish it. I’m about 52% through the book and I can’t read it quickly enough. It’s mysterious, mesmerizing and just beautifully written.

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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!

COOKING:

Last Week’s Menu:

  • Pioneer Woman’s Penne Alla Vodka
  • Greek Salad with Chicken using Closet Cooking’sGreek Salad Dressing Recipe/a>
  • Cooking Classy’s Slow Cooker Chicken Masala, Potata Talasani (Indian pan-fried Potato Straws) and Naan. I used a shortcut this time and it worked great. I used the frozen leftover masala sauce from the last time I made it, added about 1.5 pounds of frozen chicken thighs to the slow cooker, cooked for 4 hours on high and it was done and tasted just as good as if I had just made it.
  • Homemade Stuffed Crust Pizza. I bought the raw balls of dough on sale from the grocery store. Kids and I had fun attempting to roll out/hand toss the pizza dough, I knew that would be the hardest part for me. But it came out pretty good! The first stuffed crust pizza looked like a circle, the second one with pepperoni and green peppers, not so much. :)

Next Week’s Menu Plan:

  • Cinnamon Roll Dippers
  • Baked Strawberry Donuts
  • Lemon, Rosemary, Garlic Slow-Cooker Chicken – I need to use up some of my homegrown rosemary!
  • Tacos with Mexican Rice and Beans
  • Hopefully one more slow cooker meal
  • BLOGGING:

    THANKFUL FOR SMALL VICTORIES:

    • After a fabulous Mother’s Day, I was motivated to get the pictures downloaded off my phone and into my computer so I can print up some family pictures to hang on the walls. 2,000 pictures downloaded!
    • I reogranized our master closet some, arranged Superhubby’s clothes by color and shredded a box of receipts we had in there from 2005-2010!
    • The playground slides were too hot but Daredevil and I headed to a nearby indoor playground
    • Edible Arrangements attempted to deliver a package to my neighbor and since she wasn’t home, they asked to leave it with me. I kept it for a couple days but she wasn’t home so I called Edible Arrangements to pick up her package. For my inconvenience, they delivered us a box of chocolate covered strawberries and apples which was a delicious treat for movie night on Friday.

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

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    Linky Rules:

    • I’d appreciate if you grabbed my Small Victories Sunday button and place it in your sidebar or the post you are linking up.
    • Share up to 3 of your favorite family-friendly blog posts you want to share. Enter your permalinksbelow and let’s celebrate our small victories together!
    • Visit as many of the other participants as you can and cheer them on. Please visit at least 2 others for every link you enter.
    • By linking up, you are giving me permission to share your post on my social media pages to let others know of your awesomeness too!
    • By linking up, you are giving me permission to email you notifications when the linky is open. You can unsubscribe to emails at any time.
    • Stop by our Small Victories Sunday Linky Board on Pinterest and like and repin the posts to your boards.
    • Spread the word! The more you share about the linky, the more visitors you will get to your content too.
    • Need inspiration? Click here for Small Victories writing prompts, but the sky is the limit.
    • Interested in Co-hosting? Send me an email at tanya{at}momssmallvictories{dot}com.



    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.

13 comments

    • Tanya M says:

      Thanks so much for co-hosting Betsy! We were down a co host due to a family emergency so I was very thankful to have your help! Congrats on being the featured blogger again this week!!

    • Tanya M says:

      Thanks for the heads up. I am on EST but I will be sure to stop by on Monday! You’re welcome, I really enjoy hosting and being inspired by other bloggers!

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