Wednesday, January 12, 2011



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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Menu of the Week

This week I have declared "Pantry Week".  So, we are going to eat from the pantry and figure out some creative ways to use all the "stuff" before it goes bad.

Since I don't know what I'm going to make each day, I figured I'll just do a post each day.

Yesterday I had a variation of the Sausage Zucchini Pasta.  We had sausage, but I didn't thaw it out.  We also didn't have an onion.  So, I made the recipe without both of those, but added in more Italian seasonings, some garlic powder, and some onion powder.  Turned out yummy!

Tonight I'm making homemade pizza (recipe to come).  I did have to go to the store for some cheese (Thanks for watching Ava, Sarah!), but other than that I have everything else.  Using up some of that flour I have in the pantry.

What is your go-to pantry meal?


Today is the primary elections in Michigan.  As you can see, I was number 132.  That makes me sad, as I was expecting the number of people to of voted before me a lot more.

So if you haven't voted yet today, you still have a few more hours to go make your voice heard. As the great Tip O'Neill said "All politics is local".

Friday, July 30, 2010

Round and Round She Goes...

Have a wonderful weekend!  

I need an intervention!

The first step is admitting you need help, right?

2 months or so ago my husband finally gave me the green light to redecorate our bedroom.  I had been dreaming about this day for 6 years! You see, we have really ugly wallpaper up there, really ugly.  And blue carpet.  Yes, blue.

So, what happens when I get the green light? I immediately buy new pillow shams, which I am now regretting.  Then I ordered some fabric swatches.  Which I love.  Last week when my Mom was here, she helped me pick out a color (Sharkey Gray by Martha) to match my choices.

Then I hung them on the wall and started to worry that it was going to be too dark up there. You see, we live in a bungalow, so not much natural light since we only have 2 windows on each side of the room and no windows on the other 2 walls.

So, back to Home Depot I went.  This is what I came home with:

Not pictured are the other 50 chips I have accumulated over the past months.

So, last night Rob sat down with me and we chose Toasted Cashew by Behr.  So, there you have it. Our room will be Toasted Cashew...maybe.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

So Handsome

Blake has crazy hair, just like his sister.  Crazy hair on boys is not as accepted as it is on girls, so he was getting frequent haircuts, which was getting expensive.

Rob cuts his own hair, so he had all the equipment.  He took him in the bathroom and slowly cut his hair.  He did so good!  Doesn't he look so handsome?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Finding His Way

Being a little brother isn't easy.  You always have big sister looking over your shoulder, telling you what do, what not to do, and where to go.

Secretly he loves it, even though he may throw her attitude once in a while.  He is finding is way though, starting to play with toys that she doesn't like, like trains and trucks.

Although I do stumble across scenes like these at least once a day.