It’s Friday!

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?

So who knew that there was an “Inspire me” button to click when you start to post and realize you have nothing to post about? How fun is that. So I liked the inspire me and thought I would post up the story of how Tyler and I met for those of you who don’t know. It explains why our blog has the subtitle “all because Memaw can use Facebook”

I will try to keep this short, sweet and to the point. Tyler and I probably met once before when we were just youngsters. My uncle was the pastor at his church and since my grandparents lived in the same town we visited frequently and attended church with them. We have no pictures or proof but I like to believe we did.

Many years later I took a job as a nanny for a military family in the DC area and my Memaw decided because I lived in the DC area and Tyler did too that well we had to meet. So she took to Facebook to show her social media and matchmaking skills and contacted Tyler’s mom to get his contact info and to give mine to him. Next thing I knew I had a voicemail from a boy named Tyler who said my grandmother had told him to call me. Great pick up line right? Well lucky for him I thought he had a nice voice so I called him back.

We arranged to have our first date at the movies and saw the movie Killers and well the rest is history. 13 months later to the date we were engaged and 2 years and 12 days after meeting we were married. Best decision I ever made and one of the boldest I’ve ever made to step out of my comfort zone and go meet a random guy at the moves.

Memaw is pretty proud of her matchmaking skills so I have extended my apologies to the rest of her 14 grandchildren. Although she might want to stop after her first success, it would be a shame to tarnish that perfect record!

Our first photo together!


And our most recent, from our snow day!!


Chicken Spaghetti and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Ok I am trying to get better about blogging more often and eventually I will blog some recipes of my own that I didn’t get from Pintrest. I am currently in love with Pintrest. I have 201 recipes pinned and I have only made a handful so I am really trying to get better about it. So I thought I would share two delicious recipes that I made this week. One I found on Pintrest and one I found on but a lot of time I find recipes and wonder if they are good, which is why I love Pintrest so much because people are sharing them and commenting on how they are.

So first I have made the Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells multiple times and I love it. My husband loves it too even though I think at first he was not pleased by the idea of spinach in the stuffed shells. But you don’t really notice it and I consider it healthy because hello it has spinach in it. The only thing I do differently with this recipe is that I put ground beef in my sauce because men like meat. I would be fine without it but my husband prefers it with meat. So it is good either way!

The next recipe I made this week which I was nervous about turned out great! I cooked up a storm on Monday and prepared 3 meals because I was off work and I commute so I don’t have a lot of time to cook dinner during the week. Then my husband comes home saying something smells bad, that’s what you want to hear after cooking all day right? Fortunately it was none of my meals I don’t know what it was.

New paragraph so you don’t associate the above with this delicious recipe for Chicken Spaghetti. My mom and grandma both have given me recipes for their Chicken Spaghetti but both seem to require a lot more work than I am willing to put in. This recipe was so easy that I could have just made it the night we ate it. I used canned chicken and threw it all together then threw it in the fridge and cooked it on Tuesday night and it was delicious! A thanks to Charlotte over at The Boomer Brief for sharing this delicious recipe! I’m not a Baby Boomer but my husband and I did enjoy this recipe!

Anyways that’s all for now. Next time I make Zucchini Pie I will share that recipe. That is one I got from my mom and not one I have seem anywhere on Pintrest. It is an absolute favorite at our house 🙂