Because I’m Never One To Miss A Party!

Anyone who knows me will tell you, I never miss an opportunity to socialize.  So when I saw  posts for The Ultimate Blog Party cropping up at some of my favorite blogs, I figured I’d join in!

Welcome! It’s so nice to have you!  I’ve got some coffee brewing over there on the counter, and feel free to help yourselves to some scones!


Can I show you around?  Please check out my About page and my 100 Things list to get to know a little more about me.

We live outside of Philadelphia. I’m a retired 3rd grade teacher, now stay-at-home mom.  I love my job.  Most days, anyway. These are my little task masters.


I’ve been blogging for about a year. My li’l blog habit has evolved quite a bit since I started blogging on MSN Spaces to keep track of my journey through Rick Warren’s A Purpose Driven Life. I was reading the book with a friend, and we were going to share our thoughts.  She started a blog to record her thoughts, and I followed suit.  Little did I know, I had created a monster! I’ve been blogging ever since.

I moved to Blogger when I finished journaling The PDL, and that’s when I really took off blogging about my kids and my everyday life. Here’s a picture of our family from Christmastime.


I’ve recently moved here to TypePad. As I found other blogs and other bloggers found me, my blog has become an outlet for recording my thoughts and feelings on matters big and small, as well as a place that I use to sound off, make new friends, and generally chat it up like I would if you were sitting in the room next to me.

So go ahead, grab a scone and a cup of coffee and stay a while. Please leave a comment, introduce yourself, and make yourself right at home.

What was that?  You want the recipe?  They’re good, aren’t they. Well, here you go.  Enjoy!

Cream Scones
Author: Jo-Lynne Shane
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Serves: 8
Delicious scones with mini chocolate chips or currants
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup mini-chocolate chips (you could use currants, but, why bother?)
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy cream
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees; place rack in top third of oven.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl; whisk to combine.
  3. Add heavy cream, stirring gently until dry ingredients are moist. Do not over mix. Knead dough a few times to remove excess from sides of bowl.
  4. Turn out onto floured surface and pat until 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick. Brush with more heavy cream; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cut into wedges; arrange on baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.