Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This Week in Pinterest- FOOD

If you are like me, Pinterest can be a total time sink. ( Kind of like Target; you go in for one thing
and one full cart later, you finally find your way to the check out!)  
Here are the pins that actually made it off the boards this week.

Cheesy Zuccini and Onion Bread  - Phenomenal!  Easy to make and super, super yummy.  This is one pin you can count on.














Rigatoni Pasta Pie- very good; but not really worth the effort of stacking all those little noddles.  There was a quick "ooh-ah" moment; but pretty short lived once it was devoured. Still fun to try.

















Carmel in a can- OMG, my stomach is growling just writing this post! If you do one thing, try this.  I could easily have eaten the caramel right from the can; but I "controlled" myself long enough to finish the pie.

















There you have it, three successful  pins.  Now I need to go raid the fridge, maybe I can beat DH to the rest of that pie.




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Friday, July 12, 2013

New kitchen...part 1 Before


 I love the smell of sawdust in the mornings. 

Stovetop before:
We have been in this house for 10 years and this stove was old then!  But for  10 years I survived cooking with only TWO burners.  The grill, while a lovely idea, is not practical swap for two burner spots. 
If you are shopping now for a stove and the idea of a grill seems good; just think about thanksgiving when you have stuffing...gravy... cranberry sauce.... and so on that needs to be cooked.   The thrill of the grill, will pale.  




Oven/ microwave before:

This unit worked quite well.   The microwave is wheezing a bit and needs to be updated.  We found a new built in that just fit.  

Stay tuned for the after shots.  I love the smell of sawdust in the mornings. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Boys!

I'm always picking up cups and wrappers that LJ leaves about.  Or standing and tapping my toe, while he saunters over and picks it up after my not so gentle reminder =)  
I left a note at the computer.....over the off button... you CAN. NOT. MISS.IT!  Yet, somehow he did as I come in this morning and there was his empty milk glass right next to my obviously, not read note. 

Sigh.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Game of SKATE

LJ participated in a game of SKATE at our local skateboard store.  If you don't have a boy, or a skater, or your new to the world; SKATE is like PIG or HORSE.  One person does his best trick and the next has to match it.  If you miss you get a letter.  Spell out the word SKATE and you lose.    He lost =(  but it was his first time out and there were only three little kids. 
He was very nervous but managed to land a few ollies.    

Good for him for going and giving it a shot.






Monday, June 3, 2013

4th grade


We're bbbbbaaaaaaccccccccckkkkkkk!

Today is the first day of summer vacation.  Insanity is one word that is describing my year so far and I'm just about to kick it up a notch with summer vacation.  But ironic enough, LJ wore the same shirt on last day of school that he did on the first day.  ( No prompting from me at all... just co-inky-dink)

Happy Summer Vacation to us all!

First day of fouth grade



Last day of fourth grade



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Swap Gift

Here is the darling bag I got at this year's Handmade Gift Exchange from Craftaholics Anonymous.   It is hand sewn with black chevron on the outside and an adorable pop of pink on the inside.  My partner was Becca from NaptimeJournal and she has her own Little Polka Dot Etsy site which I highly recommend you pop over and check out.

If you want to head over to the Link Party at Craftaholics you can see some amazing handmade things that were shared this year.  It never ceases to amaze me what people can make.    


Thank you Becca!  I love the bag!


Happy Holidays!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Advent Calendar

The Advent calendar is one Christmas tradition in our house. In the past, I had purchased the Lego advent calendar, which LJ loved. Now he is getting a little big for Legos so I decided to make one for myself.

I bought little plastic treat bags and 24 small gifts. I raided the dollar bins for the gifts. I bought things like chewing gum, pretzels, a little miniature snow globe, and everything in between.
After I had all my supplies, I bagged them up and tied them to rope.

In my mind, it looked much cuter. But LJ does not seem to care. Maybe next year I will start earlier and make it a little cuter.


Christmas Yarn Balls

Here is a cute and SIMPLE project. 
1. Take yarn or string and soak in white glue.
2.Wrap several times around a small balloon and let dry. 
3. When yarn is dry, pop the balloon and you will have a nice yarn ball great for easy holiday decorating.
















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