Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Beibles

Shoddy work, funny thought.
Brought to you by yours truly in conjunction with the special souls I work with.  

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Door Envy

This weekend during our visit to Baton Rouge, the boys and I visited Louisiana's Old State Capitol.  Aren't these doors amazing?  And turquoise?  How fabulous!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lean Cuisine Eating Machine

As of lately, I've been running to the store/grocery store during my lunchtime.  Apple juice here.  Dog food there.  Easter candy for eggs that are due yesterday.  (ok, last week)  You know me, I couldn't possibly ever remember to get everything on my list.  Nah, too easy.  Since I'm there, I go ahead and pick up a frozen dinner to eat for lunch.  Yum!  Not!  I am NEVER impressed with any of them.  But!  Today I was.  Today I tried a new Lean Cuisine.  Garlic chicken spring rolls.  These were tasty morsels of deliciousness.  The spring rolls come with a crisp wrapper that they are microwaved in.  That magic wrapper delivers crispy, crunchy, freshly-fried-tasting spring rolls straight from your microwave!  Magic!  Today I indulged in Garlic Chicken but it won't be long before I try the other flavors: Fajita-style Chicken and Thai-style chicken.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Yes, please!

In fact, make it three!

Martha Stewart Coconut Margarita

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blogs Y'all

new to me blogs.  These girls are super cute, fo' sho'!

Lullaby Lubbock is two friends blogging about life and kid stuff.  Visit them here.

And this is cake batter bark.  Umm, who thinks of this?  I'm pretty sure, Jessica, the author behind How Sweet It Is, is a genius.  She actually mixed yellow dry cake batter into white chocolate.  Brilliant!  As to what to do with the left over cake batter?  Someone in the comments suggested mixing it into vanilla yogurt. Again, brilliant!  Recipe here.  More of Jessica here.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Virtual Garage Sale

Hi!  Welcome to my garage sale!  Interested in anything you see?  Comment first with your contact information and I'll be in contact with you to arrange for you to pick up.  Cash only.  

 These are my actual pictures of the bedding, crib and changing table.  Up for Sale:
Crib and crib mattress, selling for $175
Changing table and changing mattress, selling for $120 SOLD
(The changing table comes with two white baskets and three liners, pink, green and blue)
Migi Splash crib bedding (includes: polka dot sheet, quilt, bumper, diaper hanger), selling for $80
Valance, Sheers and striped hanging rod, selling for $40
Can be bought individually or as a package deal.  All the above for $375

 Prince Lionheart wipe warmer with one unopened pad.  New $17, selling for $8 
 Fisher Price Space Saver High Chair, new $64, selling for $30
(this is not the exact pattern on the chair, but the colors are very similar)
 Infantino surfboard tummy time mat, hanging toy missing.  new $20, selling for $8
Blue Infantino Euro Rider Baby Carrier.  selling for $10
 lime bumbo seat.  new $35, selling for $20.

I also have an Eddie Bauer travel play yard and bassinet.  I can't find a picture.  If you are interested let me know, and I'll put it together and send you a picture.  Selling for $75.

Friday, February 4, 2011


18 months ago we sat in a hospital room watching, wondering about our son who stopped eating/drinking/urinating and was in obvious pain.  He was only six months old.  After three days in the hospital his hunger strike ended and he became better.  We were discharged  later with no diagnosis.  Much like this past week, my heart broke for parents who were receiving devastating diagnoses.

About that same time I read about Kate McRae.  A beautiful, blonde haired, blue eyed cherub that was diagnosed with brain cancer a couple months before.  For eighteen months this little girl has endured and fought a good fight.  This week, a MRI revealed new spots.  The doctors believe it is cancer again.  Please, lift Kate and her family - Mom, Dad, sister and brother up in your prayers.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cute as a Button!

I love, love, LOVE the site, One Pretty Thing.  Rachel is always featuring the cutest DIY/crafty projects that are floating around the internet.  The other day, she featured this cute project from Mique, from 30 Handnade Days.  I thought it was a really cute idea, but I had no idea if the boy's preschool teachers had pierced ears or not, so instead I made the buttons into magnets.  Everyone can use a magnet right?  Especially a really cute one?  I attached the magnets to the cards with an awesome invention!  Zots!  The only way I can explain it, is they are comparable to the sticky stuff in mailings and magazine subscribtions.  They are high tack, so they hold the heavy-ish magnet to the card, but they peel off easily.  Mystifying stuff!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bee Mine and little something extra (A Giveaway!)

Maria, you said you wanted to see what I made for that party...

Erik and I were beyond thrilled to get invited (again!) to the most fun, fantastic Christmas party to ever be had.  This year, the hostesses threw in a catch.  We were going to play Chinese Steal but this time it had to be a handmade gift!  Yay!  Erik went to town, he painted the most gorgeous mockingbird and put it in a frame.  I hemmed and hawwed and couldn't decide which direction to go.  I could do this or that or this.  So in the eleventh hour (of course) I made a necklace, but felt bad for if a gentelman were to receive it, so I went and dug around my college portfolio and framed this bee.  In the eleventh half hour, the party was cancelled.  Boo!  The party was rescheduled later.  Yay!  But Erik forgot all about it.  Boo! (last week WAS crazy and I'm still upset we missed it).  But you can have it - if you want it.  And!  And, I'll even mail it to you!  Yay for giveaways!  Just leave me a comment and tell me which color necklace you'd like.  The picture shows green and gray, and since Valentine's is nearing I'll even offer to make a red one if your heart desires!  If more than one person comments, I'll draw a random name.  BTW, the green necklace is more fluffier and a tad bit longer than the gray.  (I guess I should add a deadline - how about Tuesday, January 25th, noon)


So this poor project has turned out to be a little bit more than what I planned for. My new goal is to finish this before my 31st birthday.

Sadly, If I would have written about this person earlier, it would have been antemortem and not post mortem.
My Paw Paw suffered a severe stroke last Saturday and passed away later that evening, surrounded by family.

Erik and I decided to name our first born after him. Gram surprised us all by being born on Paw Paw's birthday too. We call them Birthday Buddies, but I hope they are more like kindred spirits.

My grandfather was a stickler for savings. If he gave us money for good grades or for working for him, he'd advise us to save it. Other times, he would deposit it directly in savings. And speaking of working - that man worked. Hard. My brother said he could run circles around him and my other brother when they would go work for him.

I'll remember most, his favorite snacks, sense of humor, the way he pronounced Erik's name (Ear-ick), and his generosity. He was a good, good man and I was lucky to call him Paw Paw.