Thursday, July 31, 2008


Since Salsa is on hiatus.... the poor traveling grandparents Wela and Bob Bob are reqesting some
Enjoying a little ICE on a stick

Rose (R) is actually snuggling, Marie (L) is just giggling....
good stuff!!
This picture is my favorite of me and the gals.......

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I need a new camera.... one that takes fast moving targets....

The sweet little gals are really as adorable in real life as they seem on the their blog.... So are Mary-Mia and her awesome husband Rod.

GOOD PEOPLE, I tell you!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


For some SALSA....

So next week, I'll be bringing a huge bag of chips!!!
Not sure if I will take time to share the chips and salsa while visiting but a few pictures when I get back, I promise.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Why is it the grass always seems greener in someone else's yard??? For a change, the greenest grass is mine. This sweet statement just happened to come to me as I shared my day with other actual single mommas.... In theory, I consider myself to be a single momma, just with out a child.

It was my day off.... I found the need to sleep in and boy oh boy, I did. As my eyes finally focused on the alarm clock, it was 1115 a.m... Somewhere in the mix of sleep, a person can achieve too much sleep to which all sense of productivity is gone. My day was a waste... a fact that I realize as soon as I looked at my swollen puffy face and eyes. Why is it I look sooooo old when I sleep in? Pronounced wrinkles and bags? Creases from the sheet on face and arms? Feeling in need of some good old lazy pampering, I drag myself to my favorite pedicure place. What could be better than heaving oneself into a massage chair, feet in warm bubbling water while letting someone else work on what is in need of attention. One hour and a half later, it was time to leave that chair.... that chair which was moving up and down my relaxed back, that chair which was in need of more time with me. The next thing I knew, I was still sitting in that chair with my hands in bowls of sudsy water, getting a manicure. I do not get manicures..... my hands and nails are usually hammered by doing something artsy, creative, digging in dirt. So why did I agree to get a manicure? Because of that chair..... by the end of my visit, I had a pedi, mani and a brow wax. What nice ladies to recognize me in my weak state and offer all services to be done from that chair.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


I've been on a baking kick lately..... if I am invited almost ANYWHERE, I want to bring some kind of sheet cake-ish offering. With this in mind, I thought I would post a few of my latest offerings.

I don't know what I am thinking when I buy the HUGE bag of bananas from C*stco. I have been reassured that when Tate is here, I will never have over ripe left over bananas. Until that special time, here is a way to use the left over bananas I have on hand.

1 /2 cup butter
1 1 /3 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 /2 tsp salt
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3-4 ripe mashed bananas
3 /4 cup buttermilk
1 4 cup regular milk

In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs and vanilla. In another bowl shift dry ingredients together. Alternate adding dry and wet ingredients into butter/ sugar mixture. Beat until smooth then add bananas last. Place in a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Cool and frost with sour cream frosting.
I do not have a recipe for sour cream frosting other than I take some (1 /2 square) butter and a large dollop (guessing 1 cup) sour cream. I put some powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla and beat adding powdered sugar until it is a good consistency. Spread on cake and refrigerate until you enjoy.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


This is the car seat that I am craving, the first Brit*x car seat that is "sooooo me"..... so off today I headed out equipped with a Bab**s R Us gift card, 15% coupon, and a coupon for $20 off. I was on a quest with this sweet dream in my mind. I guess there are other parents with this sweet dream on their minds, cause it was no where to be found in the BRU system......
The BRU staff said that this is a 2008 model and they should be getting the 2009 models soon. So bring on the 2009 models.... Tate needs a car seat!

Monday, July 07, 2008


LID DONE.... how many more to go???