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shellakers
A small midwestern town

Bio: Just a Krazy 40 something mommy and mawmaw trying to make sense out of life. Trying to find the humor and lastly eating her way through to a tastier life. Raw honesty, sometimes shocking but always true πŸ™‚

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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my port wine reduction sauce post! Glad it gave me the chance to check out your blog. You have some great looking recipes I will be coming back for, and there’s a nice versatility with your posts! πŸ™‚

    • Aww, you’re so sweet to compliment! I meant to follow you the other day too… apparently I didn’t but glad you stopped by to give me the chance to see you again! lol Have a fantastic day!

  2. Thank you for following my blog! I’m about to move it to a new URL, so I really hope you’ll continue to follow me there.

    I love the photos of you and your daughter in your most recent post! You two look beautiful and happy — just the way a family should be! :]

    • Awww! That’s very sweet of you to say that about my daughter and I. Being a mom is sometimes not all it’s cracked up to be, but then there are those moments, like in the pic where it makes it all worth it πŸ™‚ I’d love to follow you to the new url πŸ™‚ Keep me posted!

  3. I’ve recently switched my food blog over to be self-hosted which I hope will make it more user-friendly in the future. As a result, if you were following Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen via email, WordPress, or using RSS feeds through Google Reader or some other way, you are no longer subscribed. If you wish to continue receiving future posts from my blog you will need to re-subscribe. Sorry for the inconvenience, Teresa.

    • Oh my! I don’t even know what to say!!!!! You’ve got me SPEECHLESS (almost) for a change! lol Well THANK you sir! You honor me and I will do my best to make you proud πŸ™‚ Maybe you can explain to me how to display my little awards in my sidebar the way you have yours displayed? I’m kind of a ditz when it comes to setting up my blog. πŸ˜‰

      • Go to Dashboard, appearance, Widgets and add the “Image” Tab by pulling it over with your mouse to the right of the page. You have to first host your award. You can do it here. http://imageshack.us/ Registration is free and quick.

        You are lucky I am a PC Tech, lol

        Shaun

      • THANK YOU!!!! Yes I’m VERY lucky you’re a PC tech! lol I’m going to try and do this now. We’ll see. lol I don’t want to short circuit my brain though. lol

      • ha ha ..Good luck..

        So tell me, where in the world you be?
        Always good to know

        Shaun

      • I have friends in Columbus Ohio. More East Coast though. Nice to meet you as in “Name and now where you are from” If you ever do Skype Audio. Don;t be shy now. It is good to put a voice to a font as they say

        Shaun

      • Columbus Ohio is still considered midwest and I’ve been there πŸ™‚ As far as Skype? I haven’t really thought about it. I might one day πŸ™‚

      • Ahh get it installed and get your husband his pals, all your friends and we will have one big Skype night. AMAZING FUN…Audio with 8 people in it..From all over the planet..Really can be a laugh.

      • It really is, honest. It beats getting poked in the eye with a stick, really. I have been poked in the eye with a stick.
        So I am in a good posit….

        What a load of rubbish lol.
        Sorry I just go off on tangents, ignore them. πŸ™‚

        I just love meeting new people and LOVE to debate and talk and laugh, always laugh

      • HAHA! You crack me up! I’d like to do it but I’m not much of a debater. UNTIL you get to know me! lol THEN all hell breaks loose. So you guys just all check in on a certain Skype # and everyone can see each other?

      • LOL!!
        No we don’t do Video. Audio only. I did Video once and the girl was, well, a bit dirty. My daughters could have been around.
        So Audio only, lol
        My thinking is “I have the net, may as well meet people” But we live in an un-trusting world. A little anyway. People don’t know you, they won’t trust you. But I am like that with people also. I just talk to anyone, but I am (I WILL STOP SAYING THIS ONE DAY) Scottish. We tend to speak to the Dog. lol

        Yeah, all good fun.
        Old man in my area is like 80 years old, he walks around with his cat (I know) for me, he is just an old lad, looking to speak to someone, as he is lonely. So I speak to him. Others call him a weird’o, I think its harsh, but this is the way of the world now. We judge 1st, talk later.
        I don’t mean you, or me, just in general, and that’s a real shame. Some have NOBODY, and just want to talk to someone.
        I come online to escape the MADNESS in my house!!
        4 Kids, two with partners. 2 who fight over a red crayon. So here is my sanctuary Not wordpress, the internet as a whole.
        My sanctuary used to be a soccer field. but no point moaning about it.
        So we laugh, and tell rubbish jokes and live.

        There, you know me more.. lol

        Shaun

      • Awww! I LOVE that! I also love old people so the story of the old man who only has his cat, touched me. They have SO much to share and we can learn from them if we give them a chance to teach us. People who call him a weirdo… SHAME on them. Irritates me to no end.

        The nasty lady who tried to skype with you? OMG! If my kids were in danger of seeing something like that, I’d figure a way to come through the computer screen and HURT her. Some peole ruin it for everyone.

        Once I get through all these upcoming funerals this week, I’ll try to set up a skype so we can chat. Sounds fun. Just not a lot of time at the moment to devote to anything else.

      • Yeah your view on the old man with the cat, and a million more stories we could tell/share that are the same, yeah it a bug bear with me also. I speak to the man. I give him my time. Others don’t. I don’t get it. He is just a nice old lad looking to talk to someone, he is alone! So well said. x

        As for the woman with here chestal area showing when I turned the cam on, well. I am a man, and I have manly thoughts. But I am 100% loyal and trusting to my partner. I just turned it off, reminded her not all men are the same and I think I blocked her. This was a bit of a “WOW” moment, turned the Skype call and “THERE” was a big set of Chebular round things. (Again Scottish jokes, you get used to them”

        And please do. I would love a chat on Skype. Just unplug your webcam, I do. Just in-case.

        Shaun

      • Sounds good. Had a chuckle over the “I’m a man and had many thoughts” statement that you made. I’ll BET you did! lmao Respect to you for being a loyal partner πŸ™‚

      • What is the point in being in a relationship if your going to hump every woman who asks?
        I been with my Partner “Miss Shaun” since High School.
        Nothing will turn my head.

        A picture might for a second πŸ™‚ lol

        Shaun

      • REALLY?
        This must not get used much in the USA.
        LOL = Laugh out loud.
        PMSL = P1$$ING Myself Laughing

        lol

      • HAHA! I can’t say I’ve seen it much used here but that’s not to say that it isn’t used. Again, it could be the bubble I live in. PMSL!!!

      • I know many people in the USA and many use it, lol.
        Ack not important.

        ROFL < You know this one? lol

      • Never!!!!
        You are too young to be that old…

        My Dad says this.I don’t really understand it. lol

  4. I have nominated you for this award.
    http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/very-inspiring-blogger-award-2/
    Please accept this.
    And remember the rules
    Well done πŸ™‚
    Shaun

    ps: I hope you are keeping well. I have not spoken for a while.
    Please accept this award. And I really hope you are ok.
    I hope you listened to my Audio blog on Scotland and God/Religion.
    It was like a story board, and it explained things a little bit.

    http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/audiovisual-blog-on-religion-please-watch/

    I done a written Edit, as it was a hard one to do. lol
    x

    • Awww Shaun! You put a smile on my face. Thank you for considering me for this award! It seems like you and I keep going back and forth accepting these awards! lol How many are you up to now, 100 Very Inspiring Blogger awards? You know, the people who are nominating you know aht they’re doing and I have to agree with them. You certainly ARE very inspiring!

      I’ve been fine and you’re a sweetheart for asking πŸ™‚ TOO many funerals last week though and I’ve been trying to unwind from all that sadness. How have YOU been? I haven’t gotten a chance to see what’s going on in your world. I’ll check it all out after “Walkjng Dead” is over tonight. lol

      Thanks again, SO MUCH for the nomination!

      • I knew you had a bad week or a difficult week.
        So I was just hoping you and your family were ok.
        I am being as genuine as I can be.
        I done a blog on Scotland, and the hatred.
        I would “LOVE” your opinion on it.
        At your page of course.

        Glad you are all ok
        We are all good over here.
        I have a house full of teenagers. My son’s have their girlfriends in (Same room, lol) so its been busy. My 2 daughters, well they fought over an old Birthday Card to me from my Mum, its like 10 year old. And Miss Dawn watched here Master Chef stuff. So a hectic but relaxing day all in. Spent till 2pm in bed, but was awake from 9am, or just before. Sat in bed, watched a movie on Sky and was on my Netpad. Hard Life eh..lol

        Speak soon
        Shaun

      • I know you’re genuine. That’s what I like about you πŸ™‚ I’m ALMOST to the point where I can look at or listen to what you wrote. I’m waiting for my daughter to finish a book report and then we’ll be home free! lol

        You could stay in bed til 2? What a life! Sounds like a relaxing Sunday afternoon aside from the housefull of teenagers AND the little girls fighting πŸ˜‰ Funny what they find to fight over! lol

      • Oh Relax I did. I was sore, and Miss Shaun went out with the kids, the boys were in Glasgow at a football game. So I had a bit of free time..

        And boy did I use it πŸ™‚ lol

    • Wow! I’ve never even seen this award before! How AWESOME! I appreciate all the love you’re showing me πŸ™‚ I’m not worthy but I’m honored. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I’ll maybe have some time Friday to get back to posting and catch up on everything I’m missing here but I’ll be sure and award 15 people with it πŸ™‚

      • You are one of a small few, who make my experience here on WordPress so enjoyable. I just gave you another award you will love more. And I loved to give it to the people I did.

        Shaun

      • You think?????????????? πŸ™‚
        It is a BASTARD lol…
        It takes 20 minutes if you pretend 20 minutes is 2 hours πŸ™‚

        x

      • No crap! It literally took me a few hours to do the Versatile Blogger award. Mostly because I can’t think of anything new to say about myself. lol The liebster should take me all of the entire week to do! lol

      • The liebster award is MAMMOTH!! To do..But once you did it you feel great!!!! πŸ™‚

        I think I have 7 (SEVEN) of them ha ha
        feck I do awards more than blog now πŸ™‚

        All good fun x

      • It really DOES seem like we do more awards than we do anything else. I wonder sometimes if people think I’m WAY too full of my own importance with these awards! lol I do them because I want to bring attention to other people’s blogs and to honor the people (such as yourself) who think enough of me to GIVE me an award. But you know how it is! lol And sometimes they’re good when I can’t think of anything else to write about πŸ˜‰

      • lol x

        Yeah they take up time.. I have 40!! lol
        I Enjoy them as you REALLY do get to meet new people through them, How we met?

        And it does give you something to write about..No argument there πŸ™‚ lol

    • Aww thank you sweetie! I received that awrd the first time it was ever given out and I could have SWORN I gave it to you! lol If I didn’t, I sure meant to because you were a special blogger to me. I’ll take a look at it and give it another whirl and again, THANK you so much for considering me part of your wp family!

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