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IdeaBlob October 30, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 9:46 am

Guys, I need your help! Mae is hoping to win $10,000 for their current charity project, DonorsChoose. There has been a lot of competition the last week and we are in danger of losing the money to other ideas. Please read their message to the fans below or watch the short video to learn more information and vote for them! Thanks!

Thanks to you, we are in the finals of the Ideablob competition for $10,000, but here’s the catch… the competition is now more fierce than ever and we can only win with your help! The competition ends October 31st.

Please take a moment to register and vote for our idea on Ideablob here!

http://www.whatismae.com/ideablob

Earlier this year, you helped us successfully win $10,000 on Ideablob which went directly to help build a home for a family in need in Newport News, VA in conjunction with Habitat For Humanity. This time, we are partnering with Donorschoose.org to help fund an educational project in every state. By helping teachers receive the supplies they need to make the educational experience more fun, thorough, and priceless, we can make a difference in literally thousands of children’s lives! Please take a moment to register and vote for our idea and help us win $10,000 for Donorschoose.org and teachers in need!

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Recipe of the Week – Cheezy Crackers October 17, 2009

Filed under: recipe,Uncategorized,vegan — Jessica Dixon @ 10:09 am

Since I saw this recipe a few weeks ago, I have been wanting to try it. I have never owned mini cookie cutters, so I’ve been on the look out for those so my crackers would be cute and not boring. Thankfully, my co-worker found some the other day in Wegman’s and told me about it. They are Halloween cutters, 12 in all, including 5 basic fall-ish ones (oak and maple leaves, an acorn, a pumpkin, and a half-moon). I will never use the Halloween-themed ones (unless I figure out a pleasing way to alter them), but I figured it was worth the money for just those five, since buying online would incur shipping charges anyway.

So, getting back to the recipe, they really turned out to be quite yummy! Next time I may cut the amount of salt in half or lose it all together and just sprinkle some on the tops because they are a bit too salty for me, though still very addictive. The longer I am vegan, the more easily I am able to taste all kinds of foods, particularly salt and sugar. Sometimes even a little can be too much. I also left out the pepper because I don’t generally like it and rolled them out to about 1/8″ instead of 1/4″, cutting the time in half, because they get crunchier instead of dough-like. Sorry there are no pictures. I am getting new batteries for my camera soon.

I plan to try these next… 🙂

 

Sherwood October 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 2:08 am

I don’t know how many of you might be Sherwood fans, or if you’ve even heard of them, but their new album is only $2.99 at amazon.com. This is a limited time offer, so by the time you see this, it might be over. I’m not a huge Sherwood fan, and honestly haven’t listened to any of their stuff in a few years, but I bought this album and I really like the sound. I don’t love them enough to pay $10 for it, but I do think it’s worth $3.

 

yikes! October 7, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 2:17 am

it seems life is always flying by, but it has really picked up some speed these last months. i have been much busier than in previous months, which is causing me to go from one thing to the next without much acknowledgment of days or weeks passing. Liz’s post about Nanowrimo starting in less than 30 days is just what I need to get focused and find some order and productivity in my schedule.

In September, my housemates migrated south for the winter, a dearly loved 95-year-old man who lived in a nursing home I volunteer at died, and I made a trip home to PA to see my family for the first time in 4 months. Additional to that, I am still attempting to cultivate some home-making skills, work full-time (and sometimes OT) at my job, and be involved in my church as much as possible through choir, small groups and the launch of our new downtown campus which will begin this Saturday. Amazingly, I do not feel too overwhelmed as I’ve purposed to be intentional about my devotional life. I’m really thankful God is using me in so many ways and know He will be my strength in the busy days to come.

I’m excited to say I’m nearing my goal of reading 12 books in a year! I expect to exceed it soon. I am also planning to sew quite a bit this winter. As I was organizing my house a few weeks ago, I discovered that my fabric stash is much bigger than I thought! So I plan to make some blankets for Christmas presents and will hopefully post my projects here as they are finished.

What’s going on in your life?

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