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Mad Libs Monday: “Is He Really Committed?” by Holly of PheMOMenon

2011 February 7
by Emily Hill

(Our most recent guest Mad Libber was Troy Pattee from Dadventurous. You’ll love his “Ski Vacation” Mad Libs!)

Today’s “Is He Really Committed” post comes to us courtesy of Holly Hanks from PheMOMenon and is from the Test Your Relationship I.Q. Mad Libs book.

PheMOMenon

I believe the first time I met Holly (@PheMom) was when I was helping Quinn with her Moms Who Make It conference. Holly is an amazing cook with the most beautiful, scrumptious recipes. I remember one in particular where she had the kids ice sugar cookies using this awesome tie dye effect. They were the perfect swirly whirly cookies for the 4th of July! I’m a long-time subscriber to PheMOMenon, which features one mouthwatering recipe after another.

Holly is more than just her recipes, though. She is also a wonderful mom, wife and Twitter friend. Of course, how could she not be the perfect Twitter friend when most tweets are food-related! (That’s the perfect friend for me!)

After the story you’ll find a few interesting facts about Holly Hanks. Enjoy!

IS HE REALLY COMMITTED?

by Holly Hanks


Mad Libs


Yes, this really is Holly’s life…

Holly at PheMOMenon

Name and/or nickname: Holly aka PheMom

Blog(s) and/or website(s): PheMOMenon & The Hive

Where you grew up: Wyoming

Favorite childhood game: Pretending to be an explorer/spy—my Barbies always had a secret mission.

Super cool mom moment (i.e., one of those moments when you were the coolest mom ever): My kids think I can read their minds. As you know, it’s just knowing your kids and thinking about things in context. Any time I see their faces light up because I got it right and made their day, I feel like a hero.

Totally uncool mom moment (if you’re willing to share): I have these moments when I am so ridiculously tired that I just actually can see I’m about to do something stupid and still can’t stop myself. I’m especially unproud of the time I lost my temper so much when kids were screaming at the top of their lungs (it had been about 45 minutes straight of it) that I finally screamed back louder—not words, just a big AHHHHH! Scared the daylights out of them and made them cry. It got the point across finally, but I felt like a huge jerk. Luckily, they forgave me!

Your go-to “drug” of choice (e.g., Diet Coke, chocolate, Peeps, Venti anything from Starbucks): Chocolate

Your guilty indulgence (e.g., reality TV shows, pedis, chick lit): Romance novels and dark chocolate double milanos.

If you were stranded on a desert island, preferably in the Caribbean, which famous person would you want with you and why? Bear Grylls—because then I’d kick that island’s trash and live like a queen.

Happy Monday!

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  1. February 7, 2011

    great now I want dark chocolate double milanos ;)

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    Emily Reply:

    Me too!

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    Holly Reply:

    I ALWAYS want dark chocolate double milanos. They are evil. Seriously. My mom gave me 4 packages for my birthday last year… and I totally didn’t share :) (plus, I think they were gone in a week!)
    Holly´s deep thought ~ Mad Libs Monday – Im Featured! And What Valentines Day is REALLY about!My Profile

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  2. February 7, 2011

    If Bear was there, she might have to drink her own pee!
    Kristina P.´s deep thought ~ Search for Utahs Next Top SassyMy Profile

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    Emily Reply:

    Eeeewwww…hadn’t thought of that. Of course, you could always wash it down with those double milanos!

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    Holly Reply:

    True. Very true. That would be awful! I was more thinking I would just relax on the beach though while he searched up fresh water inland. :) If not… I DON’T want to know where it came from LOL!
    Holly´s deep thought ~ Mad Libs Monday – Im Featured! And What Valentines Day is REALLY about!My Profile

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  3. February 7, 2011

    I love her. Glad that I got to know her through a silly little thing called the Mom’s Who Make It Conference! =)
    von´s deep thought ~ UpdatesMy Profile

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    Emily Reply:

    Me too! :)

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    Holly Reply:

    Me three! I’m so HAPPY I got to know so many fantabulous women that I am lucky enough to call friends!
    Holly´s deep thought ~ Mad Libs Monday – Im Featured! And What Valentines Day is REALLY about!My Profile

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  4. February 7, 2011

    I like her solely because an indulgence is Romance Novels!!! Hey! Me too girl! Plus anyone that can cook and I can learn from is a friend of mine!
    Shelle-BlokThoughts´s deep thought ~ I think my kids made me prettierMy Profile

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    Emily Reply:

    That’s right! I forgot you two were both lovers of the romance novel. How fun! And we could all learn something from Holly’s mad cooking skills…

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    Holly Reply:

    They are my weakness. Seriously, my life is reality enough. I read to escape – not have another dose of real world LOL! Glad it’s not just me!
    Holly´s deep thought ~ Mad Libs Monday – Im Featured! And What Valentines Day is REALLY about!My Profile

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  5. February 7, 2011

    oh I love Holly’s affinity for chocolate – and her recipes! Can’t wait to actually taste one (or three) in a couple of weeks! :) Loved this feature!

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    Emily Reply:

    I am right there with you, Camille…and your peanut butter bars. ;)

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    Holly Reply:

    Oh Camille. If you only knew! I have to admit, I’ve gone through a month’s worth of posts sometimes and noticed that not a single one didn’t include chocolate LOL. It probably makes up the bulk of my diet ;) Can’t wait to ‘meet’ you in a couple of weeks too! Knowing me, I’m sure I’ll be bringing something chocolate!
    Holly´s deep thought ~ Mad Libs Monday – Im Featured! And What Valentines Day is REALLY about!My Profile

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  6. February 7, 2011

    Emily, I am playing catch-up on reading blogs. I’ve missed a lot of great posts here.

    This girl is my kind of woman… dark chocolate milanos. I have to check out her site now!

    Loved the post about your middle child. Where on earth are you reading that middle kids are peacemakers? That certainly isn’t the case around this casa.

    Also, can’t wait to try some of these slow cooker recipes. Keep ‘em comin’! :)
    Jeanette´s deep thought ~ Going Gray- Pushing 40- and the Irrelevancy of Middle AgeMy Profile

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    Emily Reply:

    You and Holly would get along very well! Good to know that peacemaker thing isn’t the norm. ;) And I think YOU need to submit a slow cooker recipe–I bet you have one we all need to add to our collection.

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    Holly Reply:

    I loved that middle child post too – it was awesome. Hurricane Cole is our middle child and Em’s definition was WAAAAY more accurate than that other one!

    Sounds to me like we need to have a milano party… and I guess we could have something from the slow cooker first, just to call it a balanced meal ;)
    Holly´s deep thought ~ Mad Libs Monday – Im Featured! And What Valentines Day is REALLY about!My Profile

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  7. February 7, 2011

    Mmm. yum. did you say chocolate and diet coke?
    Mmm delicious!
    Nice to meet ya!
    one cluttered brain´s deep thought ~ I need you tonight! Blast from the 80s! UPDATE! My Profile

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    Holly Reply:

    Definitely chocolate’s biggest fan! Thanks!
    Holly´s deep thought ~ Mad Libs Monday – Im Featured! And What Valentines Day is REALLY about!My Profile

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  8. February 7, 2011

    Holly is a gem. I love her creativity, brains, and amazing resilience. Great job profiling her today!

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    Emily Reply:

    Thanks, Pam. She has it all, doesn’t she? (Kind of like someone else I know…)

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    Holly Reply:

    You are both so sweet **and boy oh boy do i have you fooled** :) Just kidding. Sort of. You did read the part where I unleashed a barbaric yawp upon my children, right?!

    Love you girls! Believe me, if I am getting anywhere it is because I have such inspiring ladies as examples (and that I really do mean!!)
    Holly´s deep thought ~ Mad Libs Monday – Im Featured! And What Valentines Day is REALLY about!My Profile

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  9. February 11, 2011

    Oh, how I ADORE Holly! Seriously, such a beautiful person, inside & out. What a great feature, Em! Loved this!!

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    Holly Reply:

    The feeling is mutual Quinn! I totally thought I responded to this already, but honestly, that’s what I get for trying to comment from my phone :) Love you!!

    Thanks again for letting me feature here Emily. It was SO much fun!
    Holly´s deep thought ~ Mexican Hot Chocolate and BuñuelosMy Profile

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