Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Blog Party Post

My name is Theresa and I am a Christian wife and homeschooling mom. I am a former public school teacher. I like to visit other blogs and share ideas for being a more Godly wife, mother and woman. I have met a great bunch of women through blogging and look forward to meeting more. I am including a great, quick and easy recipe for a party.

Taco Dip
1 lb. ground beef (browned, and drained)+ seasoning
1 16 ounce container of sour cream
1 16 ounce package of shredded Mexican cheese
1 jar of salsa (I love Trader Joe's peach salsa)
tortilla chips (I love Trader Joes's unsalted white corn tortilla chips)
1. Brown the beef. Drain off the fat. Return to skillet and add taco seasoning (I add my own to avoid MSG)
2. In a 9X13 pan, spread the beef evenly on the bottom.
3. Layer the remaining ingredients; salsa, sour cream and cheese.
4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
5. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy.

Oh and did I mention...there are prizes involved with the blog party! There are so many great ones, I would love to win any. The following are my top three picks:
1. US6 necklace from Kristen's Custom Creations
2. US 8 necklace from Lisa Laverty at Elemental Memories
3. US28 necklace from Jessica Fuqua- Ind. Guy and Eva Advisor

Do you see a theme? Well, yes I am in search of a new necklace. You see, a couple of months ago I lost my favorite necklace. It was a white gold chain with a charm of a little girl and a little boy. It was a present from my children. First I had just the little girl and then when my son was born, my husband had a little boy added to it. I wore it every day. I know the day I lost it. I was grocery shopping and took off my scarf and heard something fall. I checked my earrings (since I am always losing them) and saw that they were still there, so kept shopping. Later that night I realized my necklace was gone. I was so upset. I called both of the stores that I was at, but no one turned it in. I thought my husband would be upset and was hesitant to tell him. He wasn't upset and actually took a flashlight and went back to the one store. No one turned it in and he couldn't find it either. I kept saying I hope a mom or grandmother finds it because they will be more likely to turn it in (gold is worth a lot right now). My husband said "Well, maybe the person who finds it needs food on their table." How's that for putting things in perspective? So as much as I miss my necklace, I do not want to ask for another one right now because gold is so expensive. I do have a white gold sapphire cross that my husband gave me before we were married, but I don't have a chain to wear it on. However, since jewelry is being offered as a giveaway I would be a thrilled recipient.


  1. I'm here for the party! I'm amazed at the number of parents I meet that homeschool.

  2. Hi, stopping by from the UBP. Yum, your taco dip looks delish ~ I wish we had a Trader Joe's. Anyway, I pray you have a blessed weekend.

  3. I love the look of your blog! I came across your blog through the blog party! I am also a Christian and home school mom. It's great to "meet" you!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  4. Hi Theresa! I am a fellow Jesus follower! I so admire your dedication to homeschooling. I have several friends who homeschool and I know it takes an enormous commitment!

    I am a mom to two, a boy (10) and a teen girl (13). Being a mom of a teen keeps me humble! ;0)

    Stopping by from the Party!

  5. Stopping by from the UBP Party. I also homeschool my children and it's great to come across other homeschooling bloggers.. Many blessings <><

  6. Welcome to the party! I'm looking forward to reading your blog more.


  7. I love the recipe.
    Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.
    I think this is my 3rd year. Not sure but really enjoy meeting new bloggers.
    Great prizes this year! I hope you win one..or two.
    I was late too but fashionable late for the UBP 2010.

  8. Well hello there!

    I came by from the UBP, but I see now that you're in the 5:16 nice to meet you again! :)

  9. awwww...I'm so sorry you lost your necklace. I hope you win one!

  10. Yummy, taco dip!

    I hope you win the necklace. It's great to meet another Christian blogger.

    I have a book giveaway at my blog, available through my website. Please visit at

    Have a great week in Him!

  11. Stopped by from the blog party...I am a Christian home school mom of six.
    Nice to meet you,

  12. Hi Theresa!

    I am visiting from UBP, you have got a very lovely blog, very refreshing. If you have time come by and say hi

    Blessings Sister,

  13. How awesome to be homeschooling. I wasn't created to homeschool so my prayer is that my children will be salt in their classrooms! So sorry to hear about your mom necklace. Lets hope it was a little kid who gave it to their mom or someone they love. Not easy to lose something so precious! Glad your DH wasn't upset and was able to put a positive spin on it.

    Visiting from the UBP '10.

    ~Mimi @ Woven by Words

  14. Your blog is really pretty!

    My favorite Hymn of all times is And Can it Be! I saw it on your list too.

    Just stopping by from the party! Have a great day and feel free to stop and see me @

  15. Hi, Theresa! Thanks for stopping by from the UBP. It's been a good party! The Taco dip recipe sounds yummy too!

  16. Hi Theresa! Thanks for visiting my blog with the UBP! Your verse at the top of your blog is one I just read the other day & was challenged by - I definitely want to be a wise woman who builds my home with the love of Christ! Nice to meet you!

  17. Thanks for coming over to my blog with the UBP! It is nice to meet another teacher turned SAHM.

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!! Your recipe looks yummy ~ I should try it!! =) I'm looking forward to exploring your blog a little more!! Hope you have a great weekend! =)

  19. Hi from another Christian homeschooling momma (and fellow former school teacher)! I'm going to bookmark you and come back after the hubbub of the UBP is over. I hope you can stop in to visit me (#225), too:

  20. Hi Theresa,
    Thank you so much for stopping by during the blog party. I am catching up on all the commenters today. I hope your weekend was great!


Thank you for visiting. Please let me know you stopped by so I can be sure to come visit you. ~Theresa