Saturday, February 26, 2011

My kid is nuts

It's 40 degrees out and she's swimming her little heart out in the jacuzzi....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Today's face

Ack! I left my makeup bag at work. Which meant I had to go with the same basic color scheme from the day before. Good think I like black.

My before looks like a mugshot!

The tools

And after

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Puppy dog eyes

So we got a free "Bazinga" t-shirt with one of the box sets. The shirt has been sitting on my dresser for the last couple months since its to small for the husband and I can't wear mend cut shirts.

Oldest boy child was watching the debate with great interest as the shirt was his size. His eyes got bigger and bigger and I swear he started looking like a puppy dog. The fate of the shirt was decided and it was tossed his way and as he ran off I could have sworn I heard happy yipping coming from his room.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tea party lessons learned...

Activities - simple- organza ribbon with beads. I don't have a picture of them making the necklaces but here is one of our beautiful guests in her necklace.

Tables had fruit display in teapots. I tied tulle around the chairs and added the hair clip to the back of the tulle. I was thrilled with how it turned out.

Menu: chicken salad sandwich, cucumber sandwich, mini quiche, cheese and crackers. And the fruit skewers.

Sweets: my interpretation of petit fours and cream puffs. I also made fruit tarts but forgot to put them out.

Dessert was a decorate your own cupcake bar.

And before they left the kids got to enjoy a candy buffet.

Overall it was an amazing day. I just wish I would have remembered to put out the tart and socialize more.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Party Planning

The princess tea party is on Saturday! 

I have the tables and chairs rented.  I will be tying tulle and ribbon around the chairs.  I have the recipe for the petit fours and icing.  I will also be dipping strawberries.  I have pinwheel sandwiches and mini quiches.  I will also make cucumber sandwiches on Saturday morning.  I will be cutting up fruit to add to the tables and I will probably also bake princess wand sugar cookies.  OH and the candy buffet is ready to go.

What am I missing????

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I spent 9 hours at a baby shower on Saturday catching up with the mother to be.  We've been friends since middle school and we got to catch up on life in general. I was lucky enough to spend some time getting to know her husband who is just perfect for her.  I have more emotions than I can ever begin to work through - I'm so excited for them having their first baby - and I feel SO old since my first baby is in college.  I'm a little jealous - not because I want a baby - but because I miss the anticipation and the first few months of falling in love with the little person. 

Maybe I should just get a cat....

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


We eat dinner at my parents house 5x a week. My mom Is great cook, enjoys cooking and is retired so it makes sense. plus she lives 1/2 mile away. This weekend I hit my panic mode when I realized she was going back to Thailand to visit family and I was going to have to feed the tribe on my own. I made my husband sit down and brainstorm meal ideas and we spent the weekend cooking and freezing.

Onions and garlic and peppers oh my! This was the start of the spaghetti sauce and jambalaya.


This is where the jambalaya base and spaghetti sauce diverged.

And this is about 10 gallons of spaghetti sauce.

Three Costco rotisserie chickens.

Final tally - two meals of jambalaya. 6 meals of spaghetti sauce. 1 chicken casserole. 3 bags of deboned chicken for tacos or whatever in the freezer.

I will be looking for good freezer cooking ideas in the near future because spaghetti will get old fast :)