Why is it that time always moves too fast when you’re on holiday? I’ve been on Spring Break and the concept of time completely escaped me. All of a sudden, it’s Friday again! The good news is that I get to party all day long with you guys. I won’t have to go back to work until Monday. Woohoo!!
Meanwhile, this self-hosting deal is getting way too interesting for me. I find myself getting completely fascinated, then frustrated, by the many facets of trying to put together a website that is appealing and reader-friendly.
And nooo…I’m not going to pay for services I can do myself, no siree! If it’s going to take a year to complete this site, let it be! We’re going to build this site from the ground up, together.
I’m designing my own header, learning about SEO and HTML and the best plugins there are, etc., etc. I’m in it for the long haul, as long as you stay with me. You with me?
Now, let’s take a look at last week’s outstanding posts, shall we? Then you can party all day with me! And Jess @Cooking Is My Sport! And Prudy @Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs! Make sure you link your posts to our sites. You want to have the chance to be featured, don’t you?
Gianduja Truffles from Ginger @Ginger&Bread.
“Words fail me! They are stunning! Ferrero Rocher had better watch out!!” — Selma
“Did someone say truffles? Where, where?! Oh, there they are, Gianduja truffles! That sounds so special. Gianduja! I love the way that rolls off my tongue. Of course I probably say it wrong, but I know a great truffle when I see one. I’ve been well-trained since I was wee wittle girl! And these are great!” — Angie
Jade Cabbage Rolls from Jing @Daily EZ Cooking.
“So, I love, love summer rolls! I crave them winter, spring, summer, or fall…all you have to do is call…seriously, I can eat summer rolls anytime! Problem is…I’m so bad at rolling them, so I always have to travel half an hour away to the nearest restaurant selling summer rolls. But I think you’ve given me a solution, Jing! Surely it’ll be easier to make cabbage rolls! I can still fill them with whatever I want, right? And dip them in that addicting hoisin peanut sauce if I want to, à la summer rolls?” — Angie
Kung Pao Beef from Jhuls @The Not So Creative Cook.
“While I was reading this recipe, I was thinking…hmm, Jhuls can make me eat anything! I don’t feel like eating meat lately, but after this looking at this dish, I might start eating it again!” — Margy
“She made me order Chinese takeout, that Jhuls, with those mouth-watering photos! And of course I ordered Kung Pao Beef! Pretty sure what I had was nowhere near as good as hers. Wish I could be her neighbor!” — Angie
Hashbrown Omelette from Ms. Frau @The Frugal Hausfrau.
“If looking at that Hashbrown Omelette doesn’t make you hungry, I don’t know what does! I want to dig in! Right now! With two forks! Oh. My. God!” — Angie
Spring Wreath from Sarah @Flourish & Knot.
“Sarah’s Spring Wreath is very pretty and I loved seeing the process of addition and elimination that got her there.” — Selma
“I was reading…and feeling totally en compasión (I hope that means sympathetic, ‘coz that’s what I’m trying to say) to Sarah having frozen her butt trying to make the wreath outdoors…until I hit the Jane Austen part! Rewind, rewind! What’s that? Those paper flowers are made of the pages of Jane Austen novels? Now I want one! I want one with flowers made of the pages of Pride & Prejudice, please! Specifically that page where Elizabeth unexpectedly saw Mr. Darcy at Pemberley!” —Angie
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Hope you’re enjoying your spring break. We have our last group of spring breakers at the mountain where I work next week. I also love that you’re on this self-hosting adventure. While it’s frustrating, I’m sure you’re learning a ton, AND the product will be completely your own. 🙂
Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks, Kaila! A few more days of Spring Break left! It goes so fast! I’ve definitely learned more than I even wanted to. I’m like an expert or something, hahah…in my own mind! 😀
Happy FF!! I’m sure starting this from scratch is a hard process, but of course we’ll all be here, growing with you 🙂
Thanks, Amanda! I can’t find a pinterest plugin that works! But maybe it’s not necessary. I intend to keep this site streamlined. Some customization is also in order. But I’m doing IT myself!! 😀
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
Time has completely been getting away from me lately too, but unfortunately mine’s because of work – there’s just not been enough hours in the day! Hope you’re enjoying your break though! The site’s looking great 😀
I just don’t know where the time has gone! To think I’ve been on break since last Friday! Not very much accomplished on the new site, I’m afraid. We’re building it sloooow….ly, Michelle, block by block…I feel like a slowpoke! 😀
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
as Confucius said – it doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop. And that’s filled my pretension quota for the month haha!
Hahah…and Confucius said a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…I feel that’s apt for my situation! 😀
Hi Angie! Big improvement since last week, and you know what they say, progress not perfection! But the site looks wonderful! Hope you are feeling better!
I was stunned when I came to pin today and saw Tanya’s Hashbrown Omelettes featured! I can’t wait to tell Tanya, and it made my day! Well, my week at least! Let’s just say I’ll be living on this for awhile! 🙂 Thank you Angie, Selma & Margie! I wish I could make a hashbrown omelette for all of you!! 🙂
I was viewing all the entries and then I came across that hash brown omelette! I seriously couldn’t move eyes off it for a couple of minutes! I just wanted it right there! 😀
“And nooo…I’m not going to pay for services I can do myself, no siree! If it’s going to take a year to complete this site, let it be! We’re going to build this site from the ground up, together.”
Haha, I like this attitude 😀 It’s definitely worth your time building a site, learns a tons of stuff along the way! The current site looks great. Nice layout and the right level of simplicity!
Thanks for featuring my post! And yes, you can fill whatever you like! That’s one of the best parts of rolls, right? Great idea with the peanut sauce! I’m trying it next time.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel, right? It’ll be all worth it in the end, right? Right? 😀
I’m going to give the cabbage rolls a try, filling them with Vietnamese summer roll ingredients. Yum! My fave! And even healthier with cabbage! Great idea deserving of the spotlight!
Elaine @ foodbod says
Hey, we are with you all the way honey, keep playing
Elaine @ foodbod says
Only part of my comment is showing…does that mean the rest has disappeared??
Probably went to spam. I’ll look for it.
Elaine @ foodbod says
But didn’t see it there. Only someone offering a million bucks! 😀
Elaine @ foodbod says
I was saying….we are all here for the long haul, so play as much as you need to 🙂
And any party hosted by you, Jess and Prudy is one I need to be at…better get writing…xx
See you soon! XOXO
I’m really enjoying the fact your doing this all yourself so more satisfying to watch and then I can learn from you right! Grinzzz
You always do tbings well so it doesn’t matter how long it takes I know it will look amazing x
I definitely feel pretty smug these days, walking around like I know something people don’t know, hahah… Like Alexa ranking. The what now?! I had no idea at all!
Well you’re doing well and it’s a fun process right?
I didn’t realize how much fun it could be!
so what have you learned so far? x
A bunch of stuff! Not for the faint of heart!
lol ok, i take your word for it and looking at your blog i expect your right..grinz ps did you use your magic wand? hehe
I have two, remember? Which wand were you referring to?
erm, well, don’t you use them both for the same thing? 😀 Or maybe you need to remind me what you use each for..looks innocently!
I leave it up to your imagination
hrrrm 😀 x
Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook says
Happy Friday Angie…… I have the SAME philosophy as you do, I refuse to pay for something I can figure out myself. That’s the way to be! Then you know you’re own site and can update it in a snap down the road whenever you want! It’s a big undertaking, that’s why I give us food bloggers credit, we do OHHH so much more than made food!
I appreciate ME more!! Lol, you know what I mean! So much we have to go through to get a post published. Do people know that? Happy FF, Stephanie!!
Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs says
Thank you so much for inviting me to co-host with our beautiful Jessica! It’s wonderful to be back.. <3
It’s great having you, Prudy!! Truly is!! I think everybody wants to see you! <3 <3
Sarah 'n Spice says
I’m with you for the long haul no matter how long it takes 😉 I love to learn and figure out how to do things myself. I’m with you in learning as I go, but it’s so much more rewarding! Happy FF!!
Yay!! So glad to hear you’re sticking to me! I need all the help! Happy FF! 🙂
A Home Cook says
I love that your self-hosting now. It’s a lot of fun, and it can be a lot, really a lot, of time too ;-).
It’s a lot of time now but probably won’t be once everything is in place. Then it’ll be even more fun! 😀
Self- Hosting scares the crap out of me. I just…I just can’t make that leap….yet. Maybe. I don’t know. Gah. Moving on.
Kudos to you for doing it all by yourself- you’re doing a great job, as always.
I’m super pumped and honored to be co-hosting again. It’s always a blast, especially with Prudy 😀
Nah…it’s really not that hard, just a lot of work reading and understanding. With Prudy and me, you have an advisory board ready to help if needed 😀 Course take it with a grain of salt, I hardly know what I’m doing myself!
Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great Fiesta Friday and a wonderful Easter!
Thank you, Charm! You, too! ❤️
I’m stuck in bed with a cold and sinus infection, wish I could stay for the party! Anyone have chicken soup?
Oh no! Poor thing! I was like that last week, actually still coughing a little. That always stays with me for a couple of weeks after sinus infection. Hope you feel better soon. Yup, lots of chicken soup and juice for you! And rest! ❤️
Thank you so much, I hope you get over that cough soon. I think the lingering cough is the worst part!
Well done Angie! The place looks wonderful! Happy FF!
Oh, it’s not done, Naina! Working on that cocktail bar I promised! No party hall is complete without ones!
Arl's World says
Happy Fiesta Friday!! Love the new site! Your cupcakes look fabulous Angie! So pretty, and they sound wonderful! I hope you enjoyed your Spring Break time. 🙂 Happy FF and Easter to you!!
Thanks, Arlene! Glad to see you’ve made it to the party! The site is work in progress, but it’s getting there slowly. I’m ok with that as long as everybody else is. Happy FF and Easter to you, too!
Happy Easter, Angie and everyone here! I love the header you made. 🙂
Thanks, weebirdie! Still working on it! Happy Easter to you and your family! Will you be having Easter egg hunt for the boys?
Wow! Wow! Wow! I must say that the party hall is getting more beautiful. 😀 You are an amazing host, Angie. <3 Thanks as always. And thank you so much for featuring my Kung Pao Beef. You really did not pass the day without having Chinese take out. Thanks to Margy for choosing my post as well. <3 Happy FF!
Thanks, Jhuls! Still more work to be done. But I’m a slowpoke as you know. You can’t rush a masterpiece, right Jhuls? Lol. Enjoy the spotlight, you deserve it!
Sadhna Grover says
Thanks for hosting, I have added “Sprouted mung beans”.
Thanks, Sadhna! I love your mung beans with their short tails! They look so cute!