Free Labor

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That’s what I’ve been all day, today. With my job, I do not get paid hourly. I get paid for what I do, so the longer something takes, the less I make. If I have to go back to a house, I’m now losing money!

I’ve spent the whole day working on stuff that should have been finish days ago. And when I thought I was done, something else would come up. It is so frustrating.

I decided around 4, I was done working for free, and decided to start working on my to-do list for LF&B (my second job I don’t get paid for).

I added my Pinterest and Instagram account to the blog, today.


If you click on each one, it will take you to my page, and you can follow me.

You can also subscribe to my blog post via email. It will notify you when there is a new post.


Super exciting right!?!

And while I’m talking about stuff that took way to long to do, all my recipes can be found under the FOOD tab.


Oh, and while I’m at it, if you see something in blue font and underlined, that is a link that will take you to that website or blog post.


So, Follow Me and please use the recipe tabs. You wouldn’t believe how long these things took me!!

After a little blog maintenance, I photographed dinner from last night.


One of my favorite recipes! It’s so easy!!

Shrimp Carbonara

Makes 6 Servings

  • 1 lb Dried or Fresh Pasta of Choice
  • Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 lb Pancetta Thick Cut- Chopped
  • Crushed Red Pepper to Taste
  • 3-4 Cloves Garlic-Minced
  • 2 Egg Yolk
  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese-Grated
  • 1 Handful Parsley- Chopped

Cook pasta, according to package directions, in salted water. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta and crushed red pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until pancetta starts to crisp. Add garlic.

Season Shrimp with Salt and Pepper. Add to skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Time will very depending on size of shrimp.

Add egg yolk to a bowl. Add 2 large ladle full of boiling pasta water. Add water slowly to prevent eggs from scrambling. Do this right before draining pasta.

Add drained pasta to shrimp mixture. Add parmesan cheese and combined.

Sprinkle with more parmesan cheese and parsley if desired.

Serve hot.



Here is a picture from the last time I posted this.

Huge difference. I posted this picture a year ago. I think I’ve come a long way!!

Now, off to run! When I come back, I hope to see more blog followers Smile

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  1. Larissa says

    The shrimp carbonara looked awesome. Your dishes always look great. Hope tomorrow goes better for you. I love and miss ya. Talk to ya later, mom

  2. says

    Sloane! I know this might sound cheesy {and I’m not going to lie, the mushiness may be sangria-induced.. ha!}, but I am so proud of you! I have seen your blog progress so much since the first time I read it. Just wanted to congratulate you on all of your hard work. If anyone knows how much effort it takes to keep it up, it’s a fellow blogger. :)

    Now… to start making some money off these babies! {Though they’re tons of fun even when we’re “working for free”.} ;)

    • says

      Not cheesy at all! That really means a lot!! I feel it has come so far from the crappy night time pics with my camera phone!

      And I don’t do it to make money (If I do, it’s just an added bonus), I do it because I really enjoy it!!

      Thank you again!! :)

  3. J. Cunningham says

    Ok, so I’m killing myself laughing……the whole time I’m reading this post I’m thinking to myself how much you’ve improved! I’m remembering old pics, and then I get to the end, and you throw a “See, I’m so much better!!!” photo in there! LOL
    Your photos are just so genius…..from the deliciously placed pancetta to the band of garlic cloves just teasing you with their “come hither” stare, to the dashing finale of that plate of sinfulness staring you in the face!! I mean, before you used to just shoot the food, now, your pics “introduce” us to the main event! Rock on! But anyway…..I got carried away there……I’m laughing because everything you post is just you. Your phrasing, pictures, topics……you’re just so you! :)
    You’ve come a long way baby!!

    • says

      Thank you Jilda. I’m going to hire you to write for my blog. That was good “The garlic come hither stare” HAHA!! I love it!! Maybe Thursday we can go to Red Mango before you drive half way across the state home!

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