Lots of things going on over at the B household right now – Jenny B (me!) is currently working 7 days a week, somehow managing to post at least 3 times a week and attempting to get my craft on again. Unsuccessfully, but I’m trying at least. You can see my latest fail on my Instagram feed. Mr. B is working mad amounts of overtime because its available and because we want to buy a house. I also want to get completely out of debt by the end of 2014. And Nero the pup is sleeping and shedding a lot.
For my email subscribers, I’ve switched from Feedburner to MailChimp this week and so far I’m liking my test emails – I would love to hear what you think since this is the first email you’re receiving with the new setup.
I also have exciting news! I’ve signed up for the Great Cookie Swap! To say I’m excited is an understatement. Basically, I will bake 3 dozen cookies and send each dozen to a different food blogger. In return, I receive a dozen cookies from 3 different people. And I blog about the whole thing. I’ve been brainstorming what kind of cookies I should make, and am totally open to suggestions. Right now I’m leaning towards a cookie my Grandma used to make every year at Christmas.
I’ve also joined Massive Sway. If I’m successful in it, I will start offering sponsored content to my readers. I literally joined this week, so I’m not sure where it will take me on this blogging adventure, but we will all find out together.
Speaking of this blogging adventure, I have to admit – I’ve been a little discouraged lately. I want to chalk it up to being overworked and overtired, but I don’t really know. I recently sent out a request to my Facebook friends to help me get my page likes to 100. Some great people helped me and I went from 73 to 87 views. And that’s it. I have 483 Facebook Friends – that’s 483 potential page likes. Eh. And to top it all off my pageviews are drastically down from last month. I’ve posted way more this month than last month, so I am a little confused.
What do you blog readers want???
Okay, enough about that. I think I just had to vent for a second. Or maybe I can thank this week’s Martha Stewart debacle for making me feel bad about my blogging self.
On to the recipe! I tried the original recipe from Six Sisters Stuff several times, and I found its just missing something. After a few experiments, these are additions that we liked the most: mushrooms, Worcestershire Sauce, black pepper and hot sauce (for me!)
I’m not saying the original recipe is bad – its not! We just wanted a pop of extra flavor.
Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches