26 April 2013

7 Quick Takes {vol. 6}

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This weekend is shaping up to be another busy one for the Hubbard's.  All day Saturday we have workshop for young adults on evangelization and discipleship through the young adult group we have started going too, its hosted and run through Renewal Ministries.  Its a great ministry striving to foster renewal and evangelization in the Catholic Church all around the world.  Sunday I have an all day World Youth Day prep event with our group of pilgrims and then youth group in the evening.
Also, Friday night Jim is sharing his personal testimony at a retreat...he's really excited to share how God has recently been working in his life!

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This one is too fun not to pass up!  This week my Dad sent me this link...http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/04/22/watch-step-right-up-and-get-your-pope-francis-mask/...some guy in Brazil is making Pope Francis masks to celebrate his trip to Brazil this summer for World Youth Day.  It was something fun that made me smile today! Looking forward to having another country/continent stamped in my passport this July:)


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I recently have started following Kaitlyn from Wifessionals .  One thing I discovered from her blog is this awesome service called Birchbox.  Every month you get this little box of of lifestyle and and beauty sample of all types of different products for only $10 a month, no shipping, and you can cancel any time.  That's a little bit of luxury I can afford!  I'm already thinking this would be a great idea for birthday and Christmas gifts for the ladies in my life.
Below is a picture of what came in my birchbox for April: a hair serum to make your hair healthy and shiny, a  new lip stain, an eye roller to get rid of puffiness and bags under the ol eyes, and a perfume sample.  Check it out if interested.




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This past Wednesday I had my oral exam for the spring semester.  I'm usually not such a procrastinator, but this year was bad....to the degree I didn't start studying till Wednesday afternoon, I know, bad.  I had to know 5 questions on different teachings, concepts on the Trinity and Christology...wasn't bad, but I'm definitely never being that last minute again.  I did well on the oral and got an A- on my paper, score!  Another 2ish years till my master's...I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.... ;-)


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I'm a Pinterest nut.  Recently, I have been finally putting some of those tasty recipes to work in our kitchen.  I've never been into the cooking thing, and all I had to my name was Lean Cuisines and bowls of cereal...don't Jim hasn't been starving too bad!  We've started to look at Pinterest together and pick a few recipes to cook and try out together when go grocery shopping.  I especially been putting my Weight Watcher recipes to use and finding fun, tasty options for dinner.  This week our new fav was chicken breasts stuffed with a mixture of spinach, feta, and onions...we loved it so much and ate it twice for dinner this week!

First I lightly seasoned the chicken breasts and sliced them up to be stuffed.  The I chopped up half an onion and 4 cups of spinach

Then I put 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil in the pan...tossed in the spinach and onion to saute them...afterwards I added the feta cheese (I really like feta, so I went wee bit crazy with it)

Then I stuffed the chicken breasts with this tasty mixture.  Popped them in the oven for 30 minutes at 350, and voila...tasty dinner for 2!!! Steam some broccoli and a little lemon juice and you're set to go:)




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Over the past week or so, different folks have come up to me telling me how they think I'm doing a good job at the parish I work at or like the things we're trying to do.  After this post, it's easy to get bogged down by what you feel/think isn't going right or is hard at times...it's nice every once and awhile to hear encouraging, supportive comments to bring a smile to my face.  It's not about me at all, but rather trying to be open to how God can use me here...was just something little I was grateful for this week:)


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Jim and I knew we wanted to do something special for our anniversary, and we had been going back and forth, but finally decided on a road trip to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan...WAY up north.  He has taken on the job of planning and arranging the itinerary and I'm excited to see what he comes up with...so he's currently drafting up a game plan and making notations of fun things to see and places to stop.  I'm really excited and looking forward it and making some fun memories.

Happy Friday:)
 
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15 comments:

  1. That chicken sounds great. And your trip sounds lovely. Isn't it the best when the husbands do the planning?

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    1. The chicken was so. tasty.
      LOL! It is nice to have them do the planning ;)

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  2. I'm all about Pinterest recipes! You can find so many good ones on there :)

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    1. Sometimes I think Amberly, where would we be without Pinterest??

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  3. How spinachy did the chicken tastes? It sounds and looks amazing, but hubs turns his nose up at spinch... I wonder if he would notice it!

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    1. Actually it was great! Maybe you could mix in some other things too? With the right seasoning maybe he would love it?

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  4. Do you live in Michigan now? Have I asked you this? My fiance is from Michigan but moved to CT to be closer to me last June. How fun! I'm hoping one day I make to the UP.

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    1. Yup, we live in south eastern MI. It is really beautiful in the UP, I always joke once you cross the bridge your lungs wonder what happened to all the dirt and smog ;-)

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  5. Michael and I are hoping to go to the UP sometime this spring or summer! When is your anniversary with Jim?? I'd love to hear about your trip and get ideas for what we should do (the only bummer is that my pregnancy will severely limit all of the physical, outdoorsy excursions we would normally do). Also, #3 looks awesome! I may look into that.

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    1. I should share our itinerary with you when were done, Jim's kind of taking the lead on it and doing the planning, I don't really mind though ;-) Our anniversary is June 22, but we're going up the week before.
      I wasn't sure about the birchbox thing, but I'm using and liking the samples of this month!

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  6. I married a Wisconsinite who talks about life "up north" and "up there." I've heard it is so beautiful "up there" in the U.P. :) I bet your trip is amazing.

    I just may try Birchbox, too. Looks cool.

    And I'm a big fan of Renewal Ministries, too. Love Sister Ann!

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  7. I just had spinach and chicken (in a panini) last night, and I bought raw chicken breasts to cook for the first time in ages. I'm planning on marinating them in Italian dressing, but that stuffing looks tasty!

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    1. The stuffing is so good, and it makes he chicken nice and moist

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  8. I think I have that same chicken pinned on pinterest but haven't made it yet. Earlier this week I found a birchbox for SNACKS. I'm thinking about signing up for it I love snacks!!

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    1. Ohh I think I have seen that snack one too! :)

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