Sunday, November 02, 2008

"Sense"-ational Sundays...ANNIVERSARY

INCONCEIVABLE....I started "Sense-ational" Sundays the first Sunday in November one year ago & haven't missed one since! In honor of the occasion I'm having a SENSE-ATIONAL ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY!!!

To enter to win the pictured giveaway (the brand new "It's About Time" collection and a few extras) all you have to do is post on this thread: your name & your location. I'd love to know if you've ever recorded a Sunday on your blog, how long you've been reading or what the favorite thing you've discovered on one of my Sunday posts was...but those are optional. I will announce the big winner next Sunday.

In the is my official 53rd "Sense-ational" Sunday post...

Our senses tell a story. I've committed to recording my 5 senses for the past week - every week - as an exercise to explore my sensory world. I challenge you to do the same. If you choose to do so, just blog your 5 senses every Sunday & let me know - I'd love to read along!

I SEE: Angie, Steve & the boys

Angie & Steve brought the boys over to trick or treat Friday night...we couldn't believe the growth spurt Josh has had since the last time we saw him!!!! It was so good to see Angie, we made plans to meet for lunch later today...

I HEAR: Amy & Haley

Tracy & the girls joined us for dinner last night & the sound of Amy & Haley giggling & conspiring with Meg was just hilarious. The girls are growing like little weeds - can you believe they're 13 & 10 already???

I TASTE: "Zach-bane"

OK...weird name, I know. I came up with concoction a couple of years ago based on what was in the house. It was nameless for a long time...until one night when Amy invited her boyfriend (Zach) over to my house for dinner. She had made "the stuff". That was the night we found out Zach hated every ingredient in it. So from then on it was called "Zach-bane" and was the one dinner we could cook to guarantee Zach wouldn't join us for dinner (lol). Of course - the rest of us love it...

chopped yellow onion
chopped garlic
chicken thighs
frozen peas
fresh mushrooms
bowtie pasta
alfredo sauce

Cook bacon. Crumble & set aside. Drain pan (leave a small amt. of grease for next step). Brown onion, garlic & mushrooms. Add and cook chicken in same pan. Microwave peas. Meanwhile cook pasta and heat alfredo sauce. At the last minute combine pasta and alfredo and peas & bacon into chicken mixture. Dump both pans into a big pasta bowl & toss. Serve with parmesan cheese.

I TOUCH: Halloween stuff

I had so much fun doing the Halloween countdown for Luxe!!! This tablescape was one of the most fun things I've created in a while!!!

I SMELL: Eco Soap

I'm still fighting (and losing) the battle of the dishes. It's astounding to me how fast they're adding up...extra bodies, cooking more meals a day, breaking dishes & losing spoons...ooof. I like my new eco friendly soap though. :)

So...that was my "sense-ational" week. GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!!! Don't forget to enter to win HERE and & I'll see you next Sunday!


Blogger MandieGirl said...

Oh...What a great giveaway! Congrats on your 'anniversary'! My name is Mandie, I live in Albuquerque, NM, and I've been reading for about 2 months or so. :)

10:00 AM  
Blogger ~Kristen~ said...

I have always enjoyed your Sense-sational Sunday posts. For a while I posted them on my blog, too, but I slacked off. Some close friends and I have a private message board that we use to stay connected to one another (we are scattered all over the country) and we do sense-sational Sunday posts there! So, thanks for the inspiration!

Peabody MA

10:19 AM  
Blogger dawn said...

Hey Emily! I am Dawn and I am from Haverhill, MA. I love your sense-ational posts. I Liked your Chicago/CHA post. I got to meet you there. It was my Birthday. Do you remember? You showed me the "it's about time" line and I LOVED it!

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooooh, I love it! Pick me! I am in the cold North. . .in Maine!


11:32 AM  
Blogger Nesa said...

Wow! Congrats on the anniversary! I love reading your blog, I always get lots of inspiration and laughs. Though I don't do Sense-sational Sunday's, I do do a Friday MeMe that's fun. Keep up the great work!

~VanessaK. from Gainesville, TX

11:49 AM  
Blogger Kari said...

I really enjoy your senseational Sundays and keep meaning to do it, but don't..... Congrats on keepin it up for a full year! I'm Kari and live in FL and have been reading you since taking a class with you at CKU last October in Orlando!

1:05 PM  
Blogger mssgrz said...

Yea! I have been reading your blog since I attended CKU Detroit. I don't blog so I don't share with anybody "publically" but my five sense are this Sunday are:

I touch: Halloween decorations going down, and the Turkeys are going up!

I hear: Pinks new CD Funhouse. Love her voice, writing and emotions that she expresses.

I taste: A crispy chicken salad from Mcd's. ugh. they gave me the balsamic vinagaret (I wanted the italian) and it wasn't half bad. A happy mistake turned into a nice surprise.

I see: All my shows on Dvr: What a great invention! Caught up on Grey's, House, Survivor, and Super Nanny.

I smell: A nice clean house! I have been busy today!

I enjoy your ideas! Keep up the good work!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Renee in So Cal here.

I don't have a blog, but I read yours your Sunday posts!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Jenn from Riverview, FL - I have been reading your blog for several months, but have never posted my own "Sense"-ational Sunday. Might have to try it one week!

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Charlene said...

Love the new products! I took your class at CKU Dallas and was a TA for you at CKU-Teachers in Austin and have been kind of keeping up with you since. Charlene in Austin

5:05 PM  
Blogger Parker and Emma's Mom said...

My Jen and I'm from Iowa. I have a love/hate relationship with Sundays. Sunday means it's still the weekend, but it also meaned the dreaded Monday is coming soon!

5:09 PM  
Blogger *Monica* said...

Congrats on your 1 year!

My name is Monica & I'm from Kansas City =)

5:13 PM  
Blogger Chel said...

What a COOL idea for a weekly blog topic. I'm trying to start blogging again and if I can actually pull it off, I'll definitely be joining in!!

I'm Chel from Florida!!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Paris said...

Congratulations on one year! I've been reading your blog for about three months and I always enjoy your sense-ational Sundays. Thanks for doing a RAK.

Paris from Baton Rouge.

6:20 PM  
Blogger McMGrad89 said...

The first post of yours I had ever seen was with the YouTube video on pumpkin carving and the candles from the $ spot, so I have not been privy to your Sense-ational Sundays, but I will be on the lookout for them now.

I think it's amazing that you haven't missed one in a year. I am not that faithful of a blogger.

Annemarie - Central Texas

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Glee, I live in Kailua, Hawaii (aka the most beautiful place on Earth.) But i hope we all feel that way about where we live, cuz why else the heck do ya live there???
I just discovered your blog today on SIS. happy anniversary. a year, cool!

7:19 PM  
Anonymous glee said...

i live in kailua, hawaii--aka the most beautiful place in the world. but i hope that's what everyone thinks about where they live or else, why the heck do ya live there?

7:20 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

From here in Florida I always post on Sunday on my blog too. congrats on your anniversary - I'm a newbie compared to you.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Juls said...

Love reading your blog.
My name is Julia and I live in Gilroy California; The Garlic Capital of the World. Love your site been reading for about 10 months.

10:12 PM  
Blogger kborges said...

Hi Emily,

What an awesome giveaway. I have been reading your blog forever! (I think since you left Magic Scraps). I love the Sense-sational Sundays. It reminds me to journal better and consider those 5 things while I am writing!

I am Karen and I live in Atascadero, CA but work in San Luis Obispo, CA (most people know where SLO is but not Atascadero). I don't blog so I don't write or share anything personal about my life but maybe I should start?

Thanks for your awesome blog--it is one of my favorites. And here is to many more years to come!!

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Super Sensational Sunday! Love the documenting of the "little" things that we sometimes let fly by.

Been a proud participant of livin a lux life for nearly a year now.
Congratulations and thank you!

1:24 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Congrats on the anniversary - I've been reading since before you started the Sense-sational Sundays. My favorite update lately has been the snapshots of what's on your desk. Catherine in Bellerose

3:29 AM  
Blogger Sandie said...

Congratulations on your One year Anniversary!!! What a coo! I've been reading your blog for several months . My name is Sandie, from Ontario, Canada. Thanks for the constant inspiration.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Funky Finds said... giveaway Emily! i have never recorded a sunday (or any other day for that matter) on funky finds. of course, i really don't post personal stuff...just Funky Finds! :) Jessica

3:10 PM  
Blogger Ava said...

One year Anniversary
Congratulations !!! What a great milestone! I've been reading your blog for some time now. My name is Ava. I purchased some of the lush products you recommended a while back. Really like the lemony flutter!. Pumpkin carving has been shared with many of my friends.
Thanks, Ava, cottagerca

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Angie Olson said...

How awesome that you've recorded this last year every Sunday! What a great way to remember the little things. If I had a blog, I would post them too.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Beth Warren said...

I'm Beth from Central New Jersey (Mercer County - prefer not to post my town name publicly). Congrats on your 'anniversary'!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Julie Z. said...

Congratulations! I've been reading since the beginning and enjoy it each week. Thanks for sharing! Julie from Elmhurst, IL

9:40 PM  
Blogger Dale Anne Potter said...

I have been reading your blog off and on since you started.
CONGRATS on the anniversary!
I'm in SW Saskatchewan, Canada.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Debbi said...

Congrats on the anniversary. I've been following for awhile. It's been fun....makes me stop and think about mine everytime I read yours. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Kimberley said...

Emily - I love your blog.

I've been reading for a little over a year but have known you since taking a Magic Scraps class from you at CKU-Boston (?2005). Love the Sunday posts - you've gotten me to try new things though I think I'll pass on Zach-bane :) and look at my world differently. Love the Eco dishwashing detergent too (green apple - yum!)
Thanks for the inspiration. I'm in Watertown, MA but I don't have my own blog to share.

1:00 PM  

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