blogging > camping

I just read a great post on Tips for a Better Blog and really took into account what Jen was saying. You know I really want to be a big time blogger. I would love to have zillions of people cooking dinner with me! But, like everything else in my life I am so random! I have 3 jobs ( teach preschool, bake and cater, and do amazing hair color!) am a Mom to a freaking wild 4 yr old who is as busy as a bumble bee, wife to a cranky yet good as gold to put up with me, my mood swings, crazy harebrained  ideas, spastic  & ocd ways. Bless him. He works all the time, is rarely home, would rather hunt, fish, play in the woods, seriously he is country. He likes to camp and be dirty. My idea of camping is staying at a cheep hotel. I kid you not, I am not a camper, never have been, never went as a kid, never.  I  have no desire at this age to sleep anywhere that isn’t as pleasant as my own bed. Really. I went to tons of Forest Parties, backpacked across Europe, slept in hostels, and went to summer camp! But at not yet 40. Ahh, NO thank-you anyway. I am good.

Some of Jen’s tips really hit home I am going to try and take her tips and see if I too can grow my blog. What do you think?

Ta Ta for now- Bird

Drumroll Please….

new yr 2011

Oh my goodness! It has been a full year since I wrote the 21 things I wanted to accomplish in 2010! And now it is 2011!! So, without too much pomp and circumstance I think I will go with the fun number of 21 again!

21 things in 2011

1. Learn how to use my CRICUT CAKE
2. Continue to build Mama Bird’s Nest cake and catering biz
3. pick a cookbook for each month and cook 1 new recipe a week!
4. DE-CLUTTER pick 1 day a week while Jack is at pre-school to be my “clean-out” day
5. read for pleasure, start a book club? Read a book a month ( I read a total of 5 books last year, good start!)
6. go to the movies
7. Date Night, once a month
8.  BE GREEN (continue spreading the Juice Box Brigade!)
9. Once a month Family Outings!! (ck next week for my plans!!)
10. Back to Meal Planning!! (saves time & MONEY!!)
11. Paint kitchen and do something with family room paneling
12. Paint Shutters
13. Landscape yard
14. Lose the last 20 lbs. I have lost 60+ pounds since March!!!!!!!!
15. Pay it forward!
16. Potting train Trixie our new Laberdoodle  puppy! may need all new flooring!!
17. Plan garden and get seedlings planted EARLY!!
18. be more involved in places I am passionate about
19. Listen more, talk less
20. write with a purpose; share fun, food & parties on Mama Bird’s Nest, get more followers!!!

What’s on your 2011 List?

xoxo, Mama Bird

i’m I on the d-list?

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I am betting the answer is yes.
I have a blog, write about all the things I love; meal & party planning, cupcake & cake baking, organic garden growing, Jamie Oliver/Food Revolution loving, green going, multi tasking, hair doing, crazy life with an almost 3 year old and a  Handy Hubby.

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I would love to to be a “famous” blogger. I dream of someday being the Next Food Network Star,writing a cookbook and visiting the set of Iron Chef, but until then I am enjoying sharing all my great, family friendly recipes and cakes and cupcake designs with you.  I hope you find something to share with your family!

Please go by the d-list party and visit all the great blog there!!


Ultimate Blog Party!!

I am so excited for the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Mins for Mom! What a great way to connect with and meet bunches of new friends!!
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WELCOME to Mama Bird’s Nest!! I have cocktails & apps ready for you!! I am SO EXCITED that YOU are here!!!
I am Mama Bird. I am a wife, mom to a great almost 3 year old son, haircolor expert, cupcake baker, cook (chef wanna be). I am obsessed with recipes, cookbooks, design. I am in love with Jamie Oliver and all the wonderful things he is attempting to do with his FOOD REVOLUTION. I am passionate about growing an abundant organic garden and hope to be able to supply my friends and family with lots of wonderful veggies!
Mama Bird’s Nest is all about ME and everything I love. Lots of wonderful family tested recipes. Great tips and tricks to make it easier for you to put dinner on the table. I took up cake decorating as a “new” hobby this past fall and enjoying  sharing all my creations! I share beauty & hair tips, book reviews, pre-school party treats and so much more!
It is a little bit this, that and everything in between. Just like me!!!!

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I hope you will pop by My Nest often and I look forward to visiting you!!

Prizes that I would LOVE to win!!
#39-Hilton- Be My Guest- 2 night stay
#11 or 95 $100 gift card to
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Just Me

Hyper, never sit still Wife, Mom, Haircolor Expert, inspiring chef, cupcake baker, organic growing, garden loving, wine drinking, obsessed with design, entertaining and orginization. I read cookbooks as if they were novels and I am a Nigella Lawson/Candice Olsen want-a-be. I love my family, my crazy life and throwing a party! I have been blessed with a Handy Hubby and we have an awesome son who keeps me very busy!!