Saturday, January 31, 2009
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
We are going to frame this picture below and give it to Papa for his birthday. I tried really hard to get a picture of Ella jumping today to use for her birthday party invitation. God love her, she feels pretty bad today (i'm pretty sure she has pneumonia along with the strep throat) and she just wasn't all that in to it. This one below was the best one we got. Not sure what I'm going to do. This may not be the year to do an invitation with a picture.
Hope everyone enjoyed snow day #2 ! We sure did, although, I think Brad is pretty sick of all of us. I'm sure tomorrow will be back to reality and packin' those stinkin' lunches!
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I love this picture. (i know, i say that all the time)
My little honeys last year when we actually got snow, not just rain and ice.
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Sunday, January 25, 2009
Here are some silly conversations with Ella that I never want to forget...... Ella fell last week and hit her tailbone pretty hard. Brad was all "I'm sorry babe, when you hit your tailbone it really hurts." A little while later, Ella says, "Dad, my 'butt knuckle' still hurts." Seriously? Butt knuckle? That is almost a brilliant description of the tailbone, isn't it?!?! I picked Ella up from school one day and this is what she said: Ella: "Mom, I taller than Hayden!" Me: "Really. Wow." Ella: "Yeah, but not very much. I'm just one 'cemipede' taller." Made my day! This conversation was today: Ella: "Did you know that Barack Obama is the first African American president?" Brad: "Yes, I did. Do you know what African American means?" Ella: "No." Brad: "It means he is black." Ella: "OOOOOOh. So all the rest of them were just skin color?" Huh? Five year olds are so funny! hrk
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Well, what are you waiting for?....Get down there before all the good stuff is gone!
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009
I saw this idea on another blog (can't find it again to give credit) and knew I had to steal it. I found these at Michael's. The round one was 29 cents (swear) and the square one was 99 cents.
No more sticky-noted cabinets for me!
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Sunday, January 18, 2009
Well, feast your eyes on this:
wait for it....
I am not lying girls, I did this all by myself. I know, I know.....your thinking I must have had some profesionals over here building and organizing and such, but, no-sir-E-bob....it was all me.
For the shelves in the picture below, I just bought one those pre-done shelf kits at Lowes and had the nice worker man cut it down to the right size for me. Wellllll, he must have been intimidated by my extreme hotness (just sayin'), and he cut it tooooo short. So he just went over and got another one.........and he cut it too short, too! Not kidding! So, in his complete embarassment, he was all, "if you think you can make 'em work, just take 'em both and go on without paying for the second one" Well, no kidding, I wasn't gonna pay for the second one. This definitely worked out in my favor, because I got 2 shelves for the price of one (about $17.00) and they were just BARELY to short, so they still worked great!
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Friday, January 16, 2009
with this necklace! Isn't it beautiful! This website has the neatest personalized jewelry and I love me some personalized stuff!
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
And they worked GREAT!
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Monday, January 12, 2009
This is tough. This hurts me far more than it hurts you, I promise. Cleaning Lady, I have to quit you. I know, I know....we have been so good together! And I will never forget the aroma that you leave behind when you go, but it's for the best. The economy is just too unstable for us to be friends right now. It is time for me to make some changes, Cleaning Lady, and you are one of them. But Cleaning Lady, you are not alone. I am also ending a long time affair with Starbucks. This one is just as painful, and hurts just as much. Cleaning Lady, I hope you will forgive me. And I hope that my sweet home can adjust to my ways of cleaning without too much pain. Maybe when the economy stabilizes, sweet Cleaning Lady, we can be friends again. Until then, may all your dust bunnies disappear. All my sorrow, hrk
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Saturday, January 10, 2009
ok.....here is another great blog I stalk. It, of course, is all about FOOD! Check it out! (and this gal seriously must be a professional food photographer because the pictures are amazing)! http://www.picky-palate.com/ There is a recipe on here for White Chocolate Butterfinger Blondies! I made them for Ev's piano recital and the were FAB-IO! Enjoy getting hungry! hrk
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Leslie is playing a fun little picture game. Open your 5th picture of your April folder and post it. Here's mine!
Ugh. Our kitchen....pre-remodel and right after we discovered the disasterous leak! And look....right there, on the counter...Ella's mailorder bug larve. Lovely.
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Have you seen that commercial about all the animals that are abused and abandoned? O.M.G. I am crying....seriously...CRYING TEARS. All the little doggies and kitties look like they are crying in the commercial. How do they do that? You got $18.00 a month, you can make one of them stop crying! I'm depressed!
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Friday, January 9, 2009
OK....Tanya over at the Sunday Baker has the neatest blog. She is always posting new recipes and takes amazing pictures of the food. I (and I am no kind of cook!) have even made some of the recipes on her blog and they turned out great! (not lying)!
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
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Saturday, January 3, 2009
I went to this website and the random number it gave me was..............3. WooHoo......Rachel is the lucky winner! YAY! I love contests! I'm thinking I will do this again, soon. And it is quite obviously easier to win my contest than some, because I only had 9 comments. The ones I have tried to win have, like, 400 comments. So what does this say to me......my blog isn't so popular! It's ok. I can deal, peeps! Unpopular blog=g00d chance to win! Whet Whew!
Oh, no, your eyes are not playing tricks on you.....that is the computer cabinet from yesterday and it certainly is almost empty! Hooray! It only took me about 20 minutes and 2 completely full trashbags! Why didn't I do that months ago?
Love to the peeps!
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Friday, January 2, 2009
Well....here it is....my long awaited New Years Resolution post. (I know you all have been dying to see this one). Here goes....There was a time when I was a MAJOR NEAT FREAK. Like the one that puts your glass in the dishwasher before you are done with your drink. Like the one who (I'm not kidding about this) STARCHED AND IRONED sheets before they went on the bed. I'm not lyin', girls! And those of you who know me well know that this is the truth. Problem is.....after a couple of kids and a very messy husband, well, it just left me. The neat freak has left the house and here I am just to look at the messes and shut them behind a door. Now, I'm not sayin' my house if filthy....I still keep things fairly picked up and surfaces clean and all that...but, I have started doing something that my mother (love ya mom, i'm just sayin') has always done. It's called PILES of STUFF! UUUUUGGGGHHHHH! So....in order to get this under control....I took some pictures of just a few of the piles so that you peeps can see what I'm talking about. Look (with the pleasure that I know you are feeling) at these:
This is Ella's closet and, honestly, this picture doesn't do the clutter and mess justice. It's a nightmare, people...a nightmare! (but when you can just close the doors, it's so easy to forget)
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Thursday, January 1, 2009
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