September 2013 - Jamie Farrell

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Mental Vacation Week – Monday in Montana

I love my children, but there are only so many times I can listen to my two-year-old sing the “Peepee poopy buttface doodee” song before I start wishing for a nice getaway with the hubby. With his work schedule and the kids’ school schedule, we’re not going anywhere anytime Read more >

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How Did You Meet?

Aren't we sweet?

All these years later, he's still my inspiration

Since I love love stories, and since I love funny stories, and since I hope you all love the same, today I'm sharing how my hubby and I first met, and I hope you'll share back how you met your significant other!

A Brief History:

I grew up in central Illinois. Hubby grew up in St. Louis. Read more >

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Who Are The People You Meet?

I'm sticking my neck out, looking for a friend

I'm sticking my neck out, looking for a friend

Raise your hand if you're kinda shy.

Me too. It makes parties hard, especially parties in new places with new people, and especially if I’ve spent too many days alternating between talking only to my family and the imaginary people in my head. Oh, and the cats. I totally talk to the cats Read more >

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Fantasy Boyfriend League Inspirational Player of the Week

The hubby and I were talking about some articles going around Facebook and Twitter last week, which led to me mentioning this  speech Ashton Kutcher gave at the Teen Choice Awards a few months back. Hubby hadn't seen it, so we watched it together.

Even on a second watch, it was so great that Read more >

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Drink Up, Me Hearties!

Flat Jack drinking it up

In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, everyone with Jack Sparrow on their Fantasy Boyfriend League team gets fifty extra points.

Some day, I promise, I will finally do justice to my contemporary pirate treasure hunt story. Until then, I'll continue to dream about Jack.

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A Frazzled Mom’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheat

You know those nights when you’re on Weight Watchers and your kids are beating one another and the baby’s teething and your bathtub is full of laundry waiting to be folded and your husband has all the wine hidden somewhere because, “there’s not a good place to store it in the Read more >

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Because Every Monday Should Start With A Giggle

I dare you to watch this and not smile.

Doesn't that make Monday morning better?

In other news, Southern Fried Blues is now on Read more >

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What Not to Say to the Mother of Your Children

Isn't she cute?

“When the boys and I were at the zoo today, we saw a chimpanzee that looked like Buttercup.”

Okay, I suppose I see the resemblance to my baby girl. She does like to grab her feet like that.

Well played, dear husband of mine. Well played. I suppose I won't hide your bacon this time.

In other news, this was a crazy busy exciting week for my writer friends and Read more >

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A Frazzled Yankee Mom’s Guide To Homemade Southern Biscuits

Welcome to my biscuit cheat sheet. Today, we'll be discussing making quick biscuits from scratch. But first, you all have to swear not to tell Jackson's momma. You swear? Promise? Pinky promise?


Moving right along.

Step one:

Preheat your oven, then toss all your dry ingredients and your butter Read more >

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An Ode to Bacon

After last week's discovery of this bacon costume, I've had bacon on my mind.

No, wait.

I have bacon on my mind pretty much all the time. I mean, it's bacon. How do you spell yummy? B-A-C-O-N.

In fact, in honor of bacon, today’s pick for my Fantasy Boyfriend League Read more >

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