The Ultimate Blog Party Starts NOW!

Ultimate Blog PartyAfter all the work Heather and I have done on my blogs, I think it’s time to PAR-TEY! So grab yourself a drink and stay a while.

If you’re here for the first time, WELCOME! Here’s a little bit

portraitwriter.jpgAbout me:

I’m a 38 year-old homeschooling mom to four high-spirited and creative kids…
Chris, 12; Joey, 9; Timmy, 6; and Grace, 4

I’ve been writing ever since I can remember, but started blogging officially a year ago after I quit writing!

About that time I started looking for a community of like minded/career minded others, and found wonderful fellow ship in 5 Minutes for Mom and CWO, yet neither of the two communities met my unique needs as a writing mom. Moms whose writing careers are interrupted. So I started my own webring which grew into a blog/writing ezine.

Now we have over 80 members including father, editors, published authors, and I’m managing over a dozen writers and giving interrupted writers an opportunity to pracatice their craft and meet others in the same season of life.

About my blog:

Portrait of a Writer…Interrupted chronicles my parenting, homeschooling, writing and faith journey. Sometimes it’s fun, often times it’s real, but most of all it’s honest. I’ve also created my sidebar easy to navigate so my readers (and myself) can find what they’re looking for easily! So check it out! I’ve spend a lot of time updating links and adding great blogs, though it’s always a work in progress!

So there you have it! Anything else you need to know is probably already in my archives! Except for my favorite, quick and easy party munchies! Enjoy!

Party Dip good enough to eat WITHOUT a chip!

1 8oz. bar of Cream Cheese. You can even use FAT FREE and this will taste great!

Cooked breakfast or Italian sausage, depending on your taste.

One jar of salsa or can of Rotel.

Mix cooked sausage with cream cheese and salsa in a crock pot or microwave until warm. Grab a chip and dip!

EASY Cake Cookie Recipe

1 box of cake mix, any kind!

2 eggs

1/3 cup of oil

Add whatever goodies you want to the mix.
For a chocolate cake I usually add coconut, white chocolate chips, or caramel chips.

For white or yellow cake I add chocolate chips, nuts, marshmallows, etc.

Preheat the oven and bake at 375 degrees until done! But be careful they don’t burn!

Ice Creamed Coffee Drink

Okay, I don’t have the exact recipe, but it goes something like this.

Milk or half and half

Chocolate Chunck Coffee Ice Cream

Combine and drink! But don’t count the caloried!

Tomorrow I’ll share some main dishes for a great Italian dinner party!

And what’s a party without door prizes. I’m giving away a box full of books at 5 Minutes for Mom! Check out what else you can win!

PLUS, at the end of the week, I’m also giving away a box of books to the person who comments the most. So let the games and fun begin!


  1. I’m blog-party visiting. πŸ™‚ I’ve been here before, though – maybe for Wordless Wednesdays? I can’t remember. But it’s nice to visit with you again. The cake cookie recipe sounds great.

    Since my party post isn’t on my front page any more and WordPress won’t allow me to do a “sticky post,” I’ll put the link to it here.

  2. okay. anything with cream cheese is good. but cream cheese and breakfast sausage? now you’ve got me droolin’ all over my keyboard. (takes a moment to wipe it off) there. that’s better.

  3. Stopping by to say “hi” for the party! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for visiting our blog and leaving a comment!!

    I love your idea of including recipes… What’s a party without food?! I’ll have to try them sometime! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  4. I love how you added recipes! What a great idea! Happy Party to ya!

  5. hi gina,
    this is my first stop. (i am party hopping)
    i am not even sure if i am doing this right.
    i can’t cook…but your recipe looks tasty.
    my sister in law is italian. she can cook.
    i wonder if she’ll make this for me…but i digress.
    stop in.
    wait…i have not posted my party post yet. but i am going to.

  6. thanks for coming to my blog, so nice to visit yours via this party! I like your writing!

  7. I agree, beautiful blog!!! And those recipes sound sooo good, the ice creamed coffee especially! My mom made us some cake cookies a couple weeks ago with yellow cake mix and cherry chips…they were a real hit! Not something I should have in my house again anytime soon! Can’t resist!

    Going to have to try that Italian ziti! Yum!

  8. Gina, your party dip sounds DELICIOUS. I’ll have to try that one out. mmmm…

    Love your new look here — you’ve got an amazing designer! πŸ™‚

  9. Nice to meet you. I look forward to coming back and reading more (when I’m not following asleep at the keyboard!) Thanks for coming by.

    Party on

  10. Wow it’s been a busy year for you! I’ve been blogging since 2001 and I assure it you never gets old πŸ™‚

  11. Hi Gina!

    I am such a fan of yours…I’m so glad you’re taking some to party!

    Thanks so much for the recipes…..Happy Party-hopping.


  12. Hi Gina,

    Just stumbled across your blog during the blog party. Saw your interview with Jenn Doucette — I featured her on my blog this week, too! (She’s one of my best writer buds).

    Look forward to reading more of your blog.
    Exploring Adoption blog

  13. What a great site! I’m glad I found you. Can’t wait to check out your writers’ resources. The whole reason I started blogging was the writing!

  14. Sounds yummy, thanks for sharing!

  15. I was just partying away when I found your blog… it reads much like my story. 4 kids that are homeschooled, a love for writing and a knowing that God holds it all in His perfect timing. I have been learning to count the cost of everything I do. I will be back to read more of your journey. Please feel free to visit my little neck of the woods… we have coffee – oh, and snow!!

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