Monday, January 30, 2012

Military Monday- Meet Lacey!

This week's Military Spouse is Lacey!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Photo Challenge

Day 27: "Lunch" Some leftover calzone. Mmmm.

Friday, January 27, 2012

"Print Friendly"

I just discovered a website, that I wish I had found A LONG time ago!!! And I can definitely see myself using it quite a bit.
It is called

It takes any web page, and makes it a printable version. You can remove the pictures, or some of the pictures, or any of the content you don't want to print, and only print the parts you want to!

I now have the widget for my site. In the box under the posts, where you would leave comments, you will see the "PrintFriendly" button.

It looks like this:

If you click that, it will bring up the printing app and allow you to customize how you would like to print the post. Any post! So even if it is an older recipe that doesn't have a printable version, you can still have a printable version at the click of the button.

Sorry...I'm a little excitable....but isn't this exciting!? I love making things easier for my readers!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


One of my paintings.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Guest Post: Overcoming the "Scariness" of Deployment

All you need to know about me is that I have absolutely zero coordination and I have more stubborn pride than anyone on the face of the Earth. Talk about a winning combination. Just picture me as the person who is constantly tripping over her own feet and playing it off as if it was exactly what I was trying to do and it didn’t hurt a bit.

Now that we have introductions out of the way, let’s talk about what’s on everyone’s mind this time of year, haunted houses. OK, I know, no one really thinks about haunted houses outside the month of October, but in my life this story comes up…a lot.

 During my husband’s first deployment to Iraq, a few close friends and I built up the courage to attend a haunted house. This place gets a lot of hype. Every year there are billboards and radio ads. It even has its own spot in a mini-mall that is vacant for 11 months out of the year with the sole purpose of scaring the pants off of people who pay for it 31 days of the year.

For days leading up to this bad decision, I, of course, talked a big game about the one (that’s right, one) other haunted house I’d been to back in high school. I like scary movies, I was a veteran haunted house goer, and I was nominating myself to be the brave rock for our little group as we faced the terrors in this haunted house. I warned you I had a disgusting amount of pride.

"Guilty Pleasure" - A Chocolate Martini

Today's photo assignment is "Guilty Pleasure." What better to post than a cocktail recipe. And not any cocktail recipe....a Chocolate Martini.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rustic Apple Galette

This recipe has moved --> HERE

Photo Challenge

Day 21 - "Reflection"

From the view of the mixing bowl.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Personal Space

Living the military life and moving around every few years, you sometimes have to learn to be creative with your home decor, furniture placement and such. We currently live in the smallest house we have lived in, in a LONG time. Trying to find a place for everything is difficult. And trying to find some "personal space" is a challenge as well. Here is my own personal space. It isn't a "Mom-Cave" by any means, but it is certainly Mom's nook in the living room.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Photo Assignments

Here are the past 2 Assignments for the PhotoADay Challenge.

Day 19 - "Sweet"

Now THIS is a Cinnamon Roll!!!

Just for Fun Photos

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Guest Post: "I Bought Granny Panties"

This is the first guest post on MrsMamaHen. When this post was submitted to me, I laughed.

I laughed a lot.

Ladies...I think we can all relate. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

I bought granny panties today . . .
by Brandye

For all those shy and horrified by all things under clothing, this may not be the post for you. Today, we are talking panties. That's right, panties. Known by a variety of names . . . intimate things, lingerie, underclothes, undergarment, underpants, undies . . . but in my home, we just call them panties.

While perusing my panty drawer the other day, I was overcome with an obsessive need to go panty shopping. I wanted some soft, silky, "goochy goo," slide over your skin and make you smile panties! So....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

To All of My Readers...

To all of my readers who use the "Google Friend Connect" to follow my blog: All (currently) 253 of you. Google is making changes to their services, and is doing away with "Friend Connect" for most platforms.

According to PCWorld, Blogs are not to be effected, and you should still be able to follow my blog that way.

JUST IN CASE, I have several other ways for you to follow me.

You can follow MrsMamaHen via Facebook

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You can also follow MrsMamaHen via FeedBurner - the links are on the side column. You can follow the RS feed or get updates via e-mail.

I am also setting up a "Google+" page. The link will be added on the sidebar when it is ready.

If you love and all of the content I share, please keep me bookmarked. I never go more than a couple days without posting. So if you start missing me...I know I'll miss you.....please stop by and double-check your update choice.

Thank you.


Photo Challenge

I didn't get a chance to do the Photo Challenge yesterday, it was a busy day. Today I am playing catch-up on lots of things, including e-mails.

Here is yesterday and today's photo assignments:

Day 17 - Water.

The water frozen inside my windows.

Personalizing Military Housing: A "Tween" Room

I have a friend named Kim, who is incredibly talented and incredibly creative. (She's the one who inspired me to start painting again.) I wanted to share with you what she did for her daughter's "Tween" bedroom.

Living in military housing, we often don't have the ability to decorate it in a way that is personal and ours, because everything has to be temporary, so you can "un-do" it when you leave.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Be My Guest

Are you interested in writing a guest post on

I am welcoming guest writers to occasionally post here, but I do have a few guidelines.

See the "Be My Guest" tab at top of the page for guidelines for Guests. That is where you will find everything that you need to know about being a guest on MMH!

9 AM

This morning in Fairbanks - 9 am. The sun is coming up earlier and earlier!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happiness Is...

Happiness is....Dirty Dishes in the sink...Because it means you have food to eat.

Happiness is....

Seriously Cold

While the New England states are complaining about the has gotten cold here, too. Seriously Cold. Imagine temps that look something like this.

Can you even wrap your mind around Negative 54???

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cat in a Box

Painting - "Sailors' Delight"

I painted this yesterday. I called it "Sailor's Delight."

"Red in the Morning, Sailors' Warning.
Red at night, Sailors' Delight."

Photo Challenge: Day 14

Day 14 of the PhotoADay Challenge is:

"Something You're Reading"

These are my current and near future books.

And ...

Public Service Announcement

I just thought I would take a moment and share our current temperature with you.

Doesn't it look lovely? Maybe we should go for a swim.

Friday, January 13, 2012

PhotoADay #13

Day 13 of the Photo A Day Challenge is...."In Your Bag"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 12

Day 12 of the PhotoADay Challenge is "Close-Up"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 11 - "Where You Sleep"

Day 11's assignment for the "Photo A Day" Challenge is:
"Where You Sleep."

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 10 - "Childhood"

I certainly can't take the credit for this photo, but I loved it for this assignment.

My mother.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Over the Weekend

Over the weekend, I completed two paintings.

This one I painted with a "painting knife" rather than with paint brushes. It was a first, and I found it quite enjoyable. I liked the abstract effect.

This is a test, this is only a Test

I downloaded the "Blogger" app for my phone, and am just testing it out :)

I can even post pics from my phone it seems.

That was at the indoor track in the gym this morning.

Back to your regularly scheduled program.

Day 9 - "Daily Routine"

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Sky

Today's assignment is "Your Sky." I took the first two pictures the other day. The sky was just beautiful, at 2:45 in the afternoon.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Photo of the Day

Today's Photo Assignment: Day 7 - "Favourite."

My favorite wine glass. A gift from my hubby.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Photo Challenge

Chantelle, the Aussie mom of is doing a photo challenge. I saw it on Amber's blog: and thought it sounded fun! There is an assigned photo each day of the month. So since I just found out about it today, I'll be doing a little catch-up.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Image source: Google Images

Well, it is 2012!

I don't usually make resolutions, but I am actually doing a couple this year.