Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hi my name is Kim, and I'm a swagbucks addict.

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Confessions of a swagaholic...

As with any addict it's never my fault... it all started with my sister, Lynn, who sent me a link.  At first I resisted temptation, but she kept pressuring me.  I have succombed to peer pressure.  I couldn't stop at just one search, I wanted more so I starting doing the surveys, the daily polls, special offers, searched videos, searched for codes, became a Facebook swagbucks page fan.  There I met with other swagaholics and learned their lingo like the other swaggernauts.  I was consumed with the four dailies, the midnight madness, doubles, triples, etc. I tempted friends and strangers who also became addicts.  I've neglected my family in this process by not cleaning the house, letting the laundry pile up, ignoring my children, serving them quick meals such as pizza all for the sake of waiting for TSG (the swag guy) to post a hint to a code.   AAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!  I've loss hours and hours of sleep... My dreams are about swagbucks.  I refuse to go into recovery... instead click on the link above and join me in my obsession.

P.S. you'll get free stuff if you do ;-)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The winner is...

Through several comments on facebook the winner is...
a tie between red and blue labels zoomed.

My New Smoked Salmon Labels

For those who don't know me.  I make my own canning labels.  Today I decided to make new smoked salmon labels because the other ones are outdated.  I can't decide if I want the blue lettering or the red and if I want the zoomed in shot or not.  Please help me decide.
These are of my twins Aiden and Reese holding jars of smoked silver salmon.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Delicious Vietnam

So my sister, Lynn, convinced me to enter into a food blogging event from Delicious Vietnam to promote and explore the diversity of Vietnamese cuisine.  The two founders a food lovers journey and ravenous couple have some great Vietnamese recipes.

Growing up in Nome, Alaska my mother has adapted a lot of Vietnamese cuisines with local caught food.  Such as Moose pho instead of beef, bun rieu (tomato and crab noodle soup) with Alaskan king crab instead of dungeness, and various vietnamese fish dishes with local salmon instead of maybe the traditional catfish.  Last year I entered a contest and won $100 for third place and our local Fisherman's Fair hosted by Norton Sound Economic Development Company, one of the rules was to make a dish using cod provided by the seafood plant in Nome (  Using my Vietnamese/Alaskan background I ended up making Alaskan Cod Rolls which I posted to my recipes tab. Click on the link below to go to the post.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Welcome to the Nomemade.   Our family is from Nome, Alaska and this blog is about Nome and the things I've made or found here.  I was born and raised here so occasionally I will post scenic locations or wildlife.  I am also part Vietnamese and love to cook.  Please see the links above to find recipes and other photographs.

What Am I Doing?

I've created another monster called a blog. I've spent hours on here trying to figure it out, neglecting my kids. I want my blog to be as pretty as all the techy people but can't figure it out. Need help! I'd like a list preferably on my home page of blogs I follow. I'd like a cool picture thingy like "city girl in rural Alaska". And recipe categories/links like "ravenous couple". I love iweb designs but it's not compatible with blogger. Soooo, I don't know what I'm doing, HELP!