Monday, February 28, 2011

We're cheesey!!

So, we're a little cheesey. But hey, for Kim and Kris, we are letting our true colors show! I have entered this video for the Epic 6 giveaway over at the Wish us luck!

Friday, February 25, 2011

runny lines

For many years I have loved to play with those little Crayola paint sets that we all used as kids. I try my best to not allow the colors to bleed so much but in the end I always seem to have a mess. I admit, they are intimidating! LOL

So, the other day while in Hobby Lobby (you're shocked, right), I noticed a set of water color pencils...aaaahhhhh! Did I mention the set was 1/2 off....double aaaahhhhh!! Needless to say, they made their way home with me.

Like a kid that can't wait to open their new toy, I started playing as soon as I got home. They were pretty cool! The water color pencils offer a more controlled way to water color. You draw the art and then use a small wet brush to add blended areas of color. It was pretty fun. I am soooo not the best at it and need lots of helpful tips. I did come up with that little doodle flower thing-a-ma-jig up there. A little different, but fun, in a good way.

It ended up this this. What'cha think?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

cut the fat

Am I the only one who just about has a fit, when that one time of year comes along and you see Girl Scouts out selling those delicious cookies? Yes, I am the lady that will buy 10 boxes and not think twice. My absolute favorite are the Samoas.
Following them in a very close second place are the Do-Si-Dos.
So, I bet your just shocked that this yummy goodness jumped into my grocery cart, right?

The best part about it is that you can top it with this and still have added O fat grams!! Seriously, I could eat this for every meal...Yum-O!

Monday, February 14, 2011

all wrapped up... love!
Happy Valentine's Day to the man I'd marry all over again. It seems like the time has passed so quickly. Thirteen+ years, two beautiful children and a home that is blessed with love. Although the chocolate, sweet mushy cards and sappy love songs are nice, they do not compare with the everyday love that we share as a family. Romeo, Romeo, Oh, how I love thee.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

inspiration weekend

I love to be inspired by others. Creativity makes me hApPy! This video is all of what I love. Hmmm...the weather (55*+) may just be nice enough today that I can grab my painting supplies and have some fun. The girls love it when we paint together. I always like their art so much better than my own. Happy Inspiration Weekend!

(You may have to click on the "watch on YouTube" link)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


There are all kinds of kitchen tools that I reach for every now and then. There are some that I just use for baking, others for making salads and then there are tools like this that I use almost daily.

There is just something about fresh garlic. Yes, I know, there is the smell of garlic. However, there is a wonderful aroma of garlic being cooked that I am somewhat addicted to. I add it to pizza, chicken, spaghetti, bread, soup, pasta, name it!

If you've never tried using fresh garlic while cooking, you're missing out. There are tons of great health benefits from garlic as well. Be sure to add garlic to your grocery list. It's a must have!

Monday, February 7, 2011

at last

Two beautiful people, one fabulous wedding and a song that says it all!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

stick it

For the love of Pete! Can a teddy bear get any cuter than this little chocolate covered bundle of love? I think not! Check out Bakerella's Valentine goodies HERE. She's also got a little freebie that you just might want. Stick it to 'em this Valentine's Day with some delicious cake pops!

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