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come out, come out, wherever you are

If you fall under this description, please let me know who you are!

I'm not asking for much, just trying to get to know my readers a little better with no strings attached. I've been blogging for almost 1 1/2 years and I've received numerous comments from lurkers that eventually turn in friends, it's only going to be a positive experience. I would love to continue to meet you and know more about you... or at the least, know that you are there!

So, for today, please leave me a comment letting me know a few things:

1. Do you blog? If so, for how long? And if you have a link you'd like to post, please do.

2. What's your favorite room in your house?

3. If your job & money weren't an issue and you could move anywhere, where would you live?

4. If you can remember, where did you learn about my blog and what keeps you coming back?

Please remember that if you'd like to remain a lurker and just say hi, I do allow anonymous comments with the hopes that you'll…

Food from Alyson: Bruschetta


1 tomato
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1/4 white onion
Olive oil

I do this one by memory so you just have to judge how much to put in.

Seriously so yummy and so fresh!

Great work Alyson!!

busy bee

Because I have a lot on my plate and I don't want to leave you in the dark about what I'm doing, I thought that they best way for you to know is to see my "to-do" list. So, here goes:

send picture c.d. and copies to aunt barbcall about getting a quote for staining our deckpurchase a coolerpick up 3 queen mattress bags for our guest room bed and extra mattresscall the dr.pick up dry cleaning/repairscarpet cleaning 9/1purchase wedding gift for Barnes & McDowell weddingtake things to goodwill (left from the garage sale)get dog food, kitty littler, distilled water, spot shot, more storage boxes & tamponswash & put guest bed sheets/set in basementclean out dresser in guest roomclean out linen closet (find a place for napkins/placements)wash down blanketreorganize linen closetput sleeping bags in the basementtake OSU stuff to basementtake school papers downmove little things from guest room to game room closetclean out under sink in guest bathroomclean out/off n…



"Instead of telling your God how big your storm is, tell your storm how big your God is."

A quote that I heard from a co-worker that has just hit home.

Listen, this journey that we're on, it's not about me. It's not about my husband. It's not about what we can't accomplish. It's not about our selfish wants and needs. It's not about my feelings and what we are having trouble with. It should be about letting go and letting our God take over. Putting this journey in His hands and just freeing ourselves from the storm.

EtSy.LoVe of the week

Along with many other prints from English Muffin's shop and this is one that I was drawn to because of the personalization part of it.


Written on Friday, 08.20.09

Just a few things to keep you all in the loop:

1. I've set up some blog entries that are going to post here for the next few weeks. Not everyday just when I've scheduled them. The reason for this? Well, I've just got a lot on my plate right now and a few weeks back I had some spare time so I kept those posts back for when I knew this time was going to arrive. Most are going to include the "Food on Friday" and the "EtSy.LoVe for the week", everything else will be a surprise!

2. We're having a garage sale on Saturday. It's not something that we were really planning on doing but we made commitment and now we're going full speed ahead to clean out everything and get rid of whatever we can. It's not something that my husband or I have ever done and what we are learning it that it's just a little more time consuming that we anticipated but we're getting through it. Tonight we should have everything set and r…

Food from Friends: Bagel Dip

Another amazing recipe from my friend Alyson, doesn't she have great ideas!!!

Bagel Dip

1 1/3 cup sour cream
1 1/3 cup of mayo
2 tsp Lawry's salt (Lawry's is a brand name)
2 tsp. Dill weed
1/4 cup of chopped white onion
2 pkgs Budding corned beef (budding is a brand name)
1 pkg of onion or plain bagels

Mix all ingredients. Slice bagels in bite size pieces.

This makes a lot and is great for a big gathering. I know Alyson's only tip with this is don't put out too much bread/bagel at once because they dry out.


As suggested by a handful of nest girls, I finally took the plunge and looked up this site.

For those of struggling with infertility or fertility issues/questions, go here! You'll be happy you did!

EtSy.LoVe of the week

4 Nursery Rhyme Canvas's by Art and Philanthropy's shop, they do amazing work.

Food/Drinks: Sangria


1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
1 cup diet sprite
1 gallon of Carlos Rossi Sangria

Garnish with lemons, limes, pineapple and oranges.

This is VERY tasty and SO easy to make! Quite the party pleaser too!!!

Thanks for the recipe Alyson!


So last week, my mom and I went to this little shop with the intention of learning how to fix some of our favorite jewelry (necklaces and bracelets) that have either seen better days or that have broken over time. I had collected three necklaces and two bracelets that were in such bad shape that I could longer wear them. My mom brought a pearl necklace (no jokes, please) that was complete broken and needed rethread as well as some other things that she no longer wanted in the shape or length that they were at currently.

We walked in, explained what we hoped to accomplish, had one of the instructors (I'll call her M) sit down with us and help us get started. She was kind, patient and very helpful! Not only that but she was very informative and was really nice company. After talking to her for a while (2 hours) while we sat there fixing things and looking at other ideas we found out that she was only 16 years old! I was in shock. I mean she was a young girl but I easily thought she …


A quote that my mom sent to me a couple days back...

"Never give up. Formula 409 is one of the most successful cleaning products on the market. Formula 409 was developed after 409 tries to come up with a great cleaning product. Imagine if they had stopped at 408 tries. Your life is the same way, keep trying and you will be a great you."

Makes me think about not giving up even after almost 3 years. Somethings go to give, right?

EtSy.LoVe of the week

From LovMely's shop and it's called the Farrah Feather Headband. Visit her shop for many other color options!

next time

written 08.03.09

Called the RE today to see what my options could be if I decide to not do another IUI but would like a little assistance (both financially & medically). My nurse called me back with a little confusion, which I was anticipating... I don't want treatment for free and by the sound of her tone, you would've thought that I was asking for such. I honestly called to see if they would let us take Clomid without doing another IUI.

She said that they don't let us just take Clomid without an ultrasound, at the least. So my options are to get my drugs needed (Clomid & the HcG shot) from an apothecary shop in town and just do the Clomid, ultrasound and trigger shot from their end. Then they will just have us time up intercourse at home without the Sperm wash/IUI. This will save us $350.00+.

Right now, we're 5 days into our cycle so this option will have to wait until the next time around. We're thinking that if it doesn't happen this time around tha…


Homemade Sunflower  Honey: $4.00
1/2 Quart of Raspberries: $2.00
2 Cucumbers: $1.00
1/2 loaf Tomato Basil Bread: $2.00
3 Green Peppers: $1.00
1 Banana Pepper: $0.25
3 Red Onions: $1.00
Cherry Tomatoes: $1.00

1 Yellow Zucchini: $0.25
6 Ears of Corn: $1.50
Grand Total: $14.00
Seriously, you cannot beat these prices! 
 I love the Farmer's Market!!!

Food for Friday: Asian Salad

Asian Salad with Ramen Noodle Topping

4 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/3 c. vinegar
2/3 c. Miracle Whip
1 med. head cabbage
5 green onions (optional)
8 tbsp. slivered almonds, toasted
8 tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
Top Ramen noodles, broken
Seasonings from noodles

Prepare dressing ahead and refrigerate. Mix sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar and seasoning in top of chicken noodles, heat until sugar dissolves. Cool and then add Miracle Whip and mix well. Refrigerate. Shred cabbage fine, add onions. Add dressing, let set awhile. At last add the broken noodles, almonds, sesame seeds and pineapple.
Serves 10 to 12.

these beauties...

will soon be gracing our house for a living room facelift...

We are still using my husband's bachelor furniture... enough said.

many wishes...

My dear friend, Whitney, turns the big 3-0 today!!! Whitney, here's wishing you a fabulous day full of celebrations, laughter and kisses from your boys. You deserve it!

EtSy.LoVe of the week

The Happy Catapiller plush toy from Christy Whitehead's shop. She has many other animals too and was very willing to create something that you might want that she doesn't have currently. Great shop!