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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.
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33 thoughts on “Because I’m Never One To Miss A Party!

  1. oh I love scones! and a recipe!! I will have to try this one. Really nice to meet you, fun party. Your family picture is wonderful!

    come on over to my place, I have sweet tea and Barb’s apple cake.

    see you on the party rounds!

  2. Hi,
    I was just popping by doing the party rounds. You have a beautiful family. I was also a teacher before I became a mummy. Now I too am a stay at home mum and I really love it.
    I had fun at your party and the scones were yummy too.
    I would love to see you over at my place sometime.


  3. Love the family photo. I also read your 100 things. A few things that were in common – I’m sure there were a few others, but for some reason these things are what stood out. I used to sell Creative Memories, I hate going to the Dentist and I too avoid confrontation at all cost!

    Hope you have a great day!


  4. Just here enjoying the party……thanks for sharing a bit about yourself.

  5. Gosh I didn’t recognize your site…it looks awesome…LOVE it 🙂

    Thanks for the party welcome…great family pic!


  6. Hello! I’ve enjoyed visiting with you today and I think that I’ll visit again because those scones were delish. I’ve copied the recipe even though I’ve never made a scone in my life. Sounds easy enough that even I — a non-baker — can handle it! I grew up outside of Philadelphia in East Greenville. Do you know it? If you get a chance stop by our little House o’ Glamour. Hope to see you again soon!

  7. Love the blog! I’m here from the party…and I’ll be back, once I make the rounds…and there’s a lot to go ’round!!

    Be blessed!


  8. Hi, you have a beautiful family. I too stay home. I have 3 kids right now with one on the way. But mine are girl, boy, boy and we don’t know yet! Great Party. Come check my party out 🙂

  9. Nice party (a.k.a. nice blog). Beautiful family too. I’ve never made scones in my life but I’m going to try your recipe. Sounds easy and yummy.
    Stop by my party if you can.

  10. I love scones. You may not get me to go home. I am very new to the whole blog scene, but I am loving it so far. I have met so many interesting people. Come visit me at my place soon.

  11. Swinging in for the party!!! Nice meeting ya.

    Yummy Treats..Thank you

    My second party favor give-away has begun. When ya get a chance come on over and let’s party!!!

  12. Ooooh I have some scones on the kitchen counter, you just reminded me. These are bought ones sadly, but I had forgotten there was a treat for me on this evening when hubby and children are out.

  13. I’ll pass on the coffee but thanks! Not a real big coffee drinker. LOL! The scones were delicious though. =) Thanks for having me. I too LOVE a good party and this is definitely one of them! Thanks for sharing your blog. 😉

  14. Hello! Just popping in for the party. 🙂 You have a lovely family. I love your blog’s color scheme.

  15. Great blog! You have a beautiful family. Thanks for inviting me in. I enjoyed my visit!

  16. Just stoppin’ in from the party. Great to meet you!

    I live outside Philly too, in South Jersey. Always nice to run into someone from the area.


  17. Shelli,

    How nice to meet you. Your family is beautiful and that scone recipe looks FABULOUS! I live in PA as well, but over on the west side of the state. I’m adding you to my bloglines, you have such a cute blog!

    God Bless,
    Rean Day

  18. Hi nice to meet you
    I have my bachelor in early childhood
    you have a nice looking family

  19. Hello! I love the picture of your family!
    It was so nice to stop by nad get to meet you. I hope you have a fabulous weekend! =)

  20. OK now I am writing a second comment in about 5 minutes. I just read your 100 things and we have about 50 in common, weird and fun.

    Don’t be scared I am not stalking you, I just want you to know I think you are pretty cool, after all we are a lot alike.

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