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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Let's go to the hop...

Intro for my sweet regular readers~

So going on right now in Chicago is this little thing of a conference known as BlogHer. And there are some of us who are not able to go. SO, we're banding together and entertaining ourselves both on our blogs and on Twitter.

My friend Lisa at Stop and Smell the Chocolates and I are hosting a twitter chat session that we're calling #pityparty09. Our first session was this evening and it was tons of fun. We'll meet again on Saturday at noon (central time).

Also, Robin at Pensieve is hosting a BlogHop and Amanda at Garibay Soup is hosting BlogNerd so that we can all visit one another. I'm all about that.

So, now, I'm supposed to introduce myself~

I'm Donna and this is my blog, Way More Homemade. I started blogging almost 2 years ago under a different title at first just to help my parents who are on a two year mission to South Asia keep up with my family. The whole thing just kind of took on a life of its own from there.

These days, you'll find me talking about my faith, my family, and certainly about food.

My Faith: I am a Bible believing Christian who is striving to trust God. And it's hard for me. I attend Bible Study Fellowship and also enjoy hearing Beth Moore teach. (BTW, I get to see Mrs. Moore at a Wednesdays with Beth on Life Today taping on Friday and Saturday. You can see what happened the last time I went on this post.)

My Family: I am very happily married to my man (Mike) and we have two children: Sarah/the princess (8) and Nathan/little man (4). I have also had two miscarriages and I can't talk about my family without the mention of them. We have two dogs: Miniature Dachshund, Frankie; and Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Gus.

My Food: I love to cook and bake from scratch and I like to write about it as well. I have a Recipe Blog where I share some of my favorite recipes. I am also currently participating in the Bread Baker's Apprentice challenge with over 200 other people all over the world. See my BBA posts here.

So, that's me and my blog in a very small nutshell. Feel free to click on my "About" and "Favorites" tabs at the top of the page. Enjoy your blog hopping!!

21 Comments:

Anna said...

Hi, It was great to chat with you tonight on twitter tonight. I love your blog. Faith and Family are top priority. We have alot in common. I look forward to chatting soon. Great blog! Happy Hopping!
Anna

Lara said...

I too am a Beth Moore lover. I am almost done with her study, Living Beyond Yourself. Very good. :) Nice to meet you...

dianne - bunny trails said...

Hi Donna! Great to see you here at the Hop. Hope you have a fun time. :D

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

Nice to meet you! My husband's name is Mike as well. I will have to check out your recipe blog.
God bless,
Amanda

Sallie said...

Hi, Donna! We already follow each on twitter... yeah :-)

My husband is Mike, too, and I am getting more into scratch baking. We've always did homecooking but baking has mostly been package stuff. I'm glad to be trying some new recipes!!

Have a blessed week!
Sallie aka @seasidetales

L Harris said...

Hi, Donna.

Just hoppin' by; checking out your blog.

I haven't had a miscarriage, but we had a boy that lived for 12 days in 2004. I can't speak about my children without counting him in there too.

Have a beautiful day!

LaDonna

Get Real Girl said...

I am also a blogger sharing my faith in blog world. I am pretty new to it all. I love Beth Moore, her passion for Jesus stirred a strong desire in my heart to get into the Word and seek the truth. I can't wait to check out more of your blog.

Monica@DailyDwelling said...

Hello! It is so nice to "meet" you again. I've been by here several times through twitter.

Happy Blog Hopping!

queenmommy911 said...

Hello from another blog hopper! I'll have to come back and dig through your recipes...we are serious food people. I hope you have fun hopping!

Lola said...

Stopping by for the BlogNerd bash and I'm celebrating my birthday too!

Hope you have a great weekend.

ParkerMama said...

I love to cook from scratch too. I'm here from the Hop!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Very cute blog. I feel like I've seen your profile pic before somewhere!! Loving this BlogHop - so fun!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Such a lovely blog hop post! Love your blog and all it's about!! So glad we have so much fun together on twitter! Have a fabulous weekend! :)

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Hi there! Niki from NJ stoppin' by from Blog Hop.

Love your blog so far..I heart Christian bloggers!

:)

Amanda said...

Thanks for coming to BlogNerd and sharing the word!!

I have a hard time mentioning my family and not including my baby girl Mya that never made it into this world. In my heart and soul I full heartedly believe that she will be at the pearly gates waiting to give her mama a hug ~ and yours will be as well.

I love your blog! I love following you on Twitter
aleady so having the blog to along with it is all the better!

Hope to see you back on Mondays for the inspirational carnival Just a Motivating Monday!!

Erin Bassett said...

Oh my word, I'm a BSFer too!!! I can't believe I found you through the blog hop...God's good!

So nice to "meet" you!!

Stacie said...

Nice to meet you! Love your blog. Stopping by from the blog hop to say hello !

Andrea said...

It's nice to meet you. I have a mini dachshund mix myself.

Please stop by and say hello.

http://www.moodymamasays.com/2009/07/23/top-10-reasons-i-am-excited-to-stay-home-with-my-family-this-coming-weekend/

Christina said...

Blog Hopping over to say hello.

I am one of those people who loves to cook also. Some of my family and friends think I'm crazy, but it is actually very relaxing for me.

MrsAshley said...

I am hop-ing over to you from BlogHop'09, I am #311. I was busy this weekend so I'm a little behind. It is so nice to meet you! I love your blog, I'll have to stop back again sometime.

Be sure to Hop on over to my place and check out my 30+ giveaways (with a new one added daily) and to spread the BlogHop'09 Love!

Ashley
Beauty4Moms
http://Beauty4Moms.blogspot.com

MrsAshley said...

P.S. My husband's name is Mike too! : )