I’ve moved!

Being new to the “blog thing” I hastily came up with the name “Amanda’s Attitude”…I’ve since gotten more familiar with blogging and no longer feel that “Amanda’s Attitude” best suits me or my blog. So, now that I am an ole pro at blogging šŸ˜‰ I’ve decided to move and change my blog page to Better is Little.

Be sure to bookmark the new address. I will leave “Amanda’s Attitude” up for awhile but eventually I will delete it from cyber space šŸ™‚

Come and visit me at Better is Little!!

June 15, 2008 at 09:25 pm Leave a comment


That’s what I hear every time I make this dish. The great thing about this recipe isĀ that it’s SOOO easy! Quick and easy suppers (that taste good too!) are a life-saver to allĀ us busy moms. Even if this doesn’t sound very good I encourage you to try it…you might just like it. For our big family I usually double the recipe and rarely have leftovers.

Mordecai’s Chicken

2Ā chicken breasts, diced
1 1/2 packets dry Italian dressing
1 thin cooked spaghetti
1/2 cup olive oil
3 Tbls. soy sauce

Saute’ chicken in olive oil in large skillet. While chicken is sauteing, cook spaghetti, drain. When chicken is done add dressing and soy sauce to chicken, warm through.Ā Add in drained spaghetti. Stir to incorporate the mixture well into the noodles. It’s a nice addition if you could sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese over top of each individual serving!

Special thanks to Sarah Epstein and Antioch Baptist Church recipe book!

Let me know if you’ve had this before andĀ what it was called. Leave a comment if you try it and how you varied the recipe.

June 11, 2008 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

Family Pictures

Hey! If you haven’t done so already, check out the new updated pictures I’ve posted on my “Meet Me” page!


June 10, 2008 at 03:54 pm Leave a comment

Our New Pet

Today we saw they were giving away free puppies at Wal-Mart. I love puppies…but they cost a lot of $$ when you figure in food, shots, grooming, etc…SO we decided on a different pet…one that we found in our very own yard! FREE! And it eats so much less food than a dog and no poo in the yard!


O.K. so it’s a Black Widow…Poor things, they don’t MEAN to be poisonous…They were just created that way. They are not aggressive spiders…You just have to “give them their space”…Can’t we all be a little like that? šŸ™‚

May 31, 2008 at 09:05 pm 3 comments

Oh me, oh my at the strawberries!

Last year a lady in our church kindly bought us quite a few strawberry plants. We planted about 25 and then gave away the rest. Having heard that strawberries were hard to grow, we never bothered with taking care of the plants (protecting them through the winter, pinching off blooms or whatever your supposed to do to be a good strawberry caretaker šŸ™‚ ).

We got almost nothing the first year but we were told to expect that.

But this year we were so surprised!

We’ve had SOOOO very many strawberries! We’ve picked every other day for a few weeks now and have gotten basketfuls every time!

We’ve made strawberry ice cream…



Strawberry Yum Yum…

Strawberry Shortcake


Strawberry Freezer Jam…


Strawberry and Whatever-Fruit-We-Had-On-Hand Smoothies…

Orange Banana Smoothie


Strawberries & CreamĀ Oatmeal

And I will admit to sneaking a few while we were picking…

No doubt about it, I will be taking care of my strawberry patch from now on!



May 31, 2008 at 06:18 am 1 comment

Frugal Friday

Yesterday I discovered a great little used-bookstore. I had known about this bookstore years ago but a friend discouraged me from shopping there because they supposedly didn’t organize the books into categories. I did not care to rifle through hundreds of romanceĀ novels to find one good book so I neverĀ bothered to check it out.Ā (I suppose this friendĀ wanted to keep this little secret all to herself) šŸ˜‰

I’ve never really cared to shop at used bookstores, preferring to shop at the mega bookstores while sipping a tall Mocha. But in the last couple of years our financial situation has changed drastically, and I can no longer justify spending the money on full-price books. So I was excited when a friend told me about this little used-bookstore…that they did organize and have general categories for their books AND that I could swap my old books for new-to-me books!

Yesterday I invited myselfshe showed me around the place and told me how it works. SheĀ had even traded some old books of mine that were being donated to the thrift store to get me credit to shop! YAY! So I spent that credit, came home got Dearest, packed up more books to swap, went back (sipping on my mocha I had made at home) and swapped and got more books!

Every used book-store is different I’m sure, but our Book Cellar gives you store credit for every book you bring in. They “pay” you 1/2 of what they can sell the book for. You in turn can buy more books with your credit. It isĀ unlike a consignment store in that you don’t have to wait until your items sell to get your credit.

As an added bonus they have FREE books that they can’t sell sitting outside under a covered walk-way! We went through those boxes and came away with several really good books and magazines.

I can tell you I will be making more trips to the Book Cellar! I’ve got boxes of books in our closets that we no longer want/need.

So I encourage you to check out YOUR local used-bookstore and see what gems you can find.

Browse through more Frugal Friday tips over at Biblical Womanhood!

May 23, 2008 at 07:55 am 3 comments

Wordless Wednesday



A simple game of charades. Any guesses?

May 21, 2008 at 04:29 pm 1 comment

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