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Wordless Wednesday

This might be my first but it's going to worth it!

More info here.

My only comment about this is; Anyone over the age of 14 who doesn't have children shouldn't love Disney this much.  I mean, come on.

milestones and memories

Because it's fun to learn more about the people that you read, I thought this was a more entertaining way of doing it.

Stolen from Busted's blog:

1. Who was your first prom date?
His name was Jon. I was a sophomore and he was a senior. His arm had a defect that had been that way since birth. He was a nice guy but I only went to prom with him.

2. Do you still talk to your first love?
Mushy, right... but I don't think I knew what love was until I met my husband.

3. What was your first alcoholic drink?
Rolling Rocks. It tasted fine after the first or second one. I don't remember too much from that night but I did I pee the bed. And it wasn't my bed.

4. What was your first job?
I worked at the local pool at the age of 14. I rode my bike to work.

5. What was your first car?
An '89 Honda Accord LXi, stick shift.

6. Who was the first person to text you today?
My husband. I won't repeat what he said. It's gross potty talk.

7. Who was the first person you thought of t…


We have been brain storming about some things that we'd like to do around our house.  I wanted to write them down so I wouldn't forget, like I continuously do...

In no particular order:

1. Look into getting a quote for hardwood floors.

2. Get the deck sanded and restained.

3. Get our patio put in as an extension of our deck.

4. Do the stain glass window (with the help of Whitney's supplies that she gave to us).

5. Buy the curtains for the side lights.

6. Touch up paint around the house.

7. Hang paintings going up the steps.

8. Buy the monogram from Etsy to hang between the two paintings up the stairs.

9. Paint horizontal stripes in the 1/2 bathroom.

10.  Paint the inside of the spice cabinet with the magnetic/chalkboard paint.

11. Finish landscaping around both birch trees.

12. Buy trees for the back yard.

All things that will get done someday, right?

Show and tell....

Here are a few things that I've read/heard/done lately that I thought might be helpful to you, so I'm going to share them...

1. Maya Abdominal Massage

2. Field Control Therapy:

Explaining Field Control Therapy®

Clover Kreger, written Oct 2005

To begin with, imagine a deep festering wound inhabited by a large and filthy splinter of wood. Unaware of the wound’s causative agent, the physician subjects the patient to courses of antibiotics, superficial cleansing agents, pain killers. . . the naturopath gives nutritional supplements, and herbs, puts the patient on a healthy diet, gives perhaps acupuncture or healing therapy. . . and the wound still adamantly festers on. In the case of CFS patients as well as that of most sufferers of degenerative disorders, toxins are the proverbial thorn, throwing the body’s metabolic processes out of whack, and preventing homeostasis and healing. Although, of course, it’s really more a matter of innumerable splinters.

Unfortunately, removing the…

my mom, a survivor.

To view more links about how you can be proactive, please visit this site.

Responding to a Comment via Email

How do you do this you might ask?!?

Or first, you might think, what is she talking about?!?

Okay, here's the set up:

You receive an email in your inbox, stating that you have a new comment to approve.  You like what they have said and maybe they even asked you a question that you'd like to answer. 

Instead of going back to your blog and leaving a comment responding to the question, maybe it's a little personal and you'd like to just email them directly.  You think well let's hit reply on the comment that they sent through for approval and see what happens?! 

Unfortunately this pesky thing shows up in the TO: box,  Well clearly that isn't going to get you anywhere.  Bummer.

What do you do next?  Well, Melissa explained it pretty well on her site and it's where I got the idea to post it on my blog. 

This is how you set it up (copied from Melissa):

Go to your blogger dashboard, next to your profile picture click 'edit profil…

EtSy.LoVe of the week

The cutest couple silhouette that she will allow you to make your own, if you'd like. From Le Papier Studio's shop, A Walk in the Park print.

You can customize your print, necklace, stationary, invitations, and gift tags with any of the below silhouettes.

Music Mondays...

Twilight Serenade lyrics

by Jason Myles Goss

so here's to you, like brothers tonight
tried and true, fading in the twilight
well i can hear you breathin', see your picture on the wall

I would give you my wings. If they'd help you at all

Well this city's growing cold, from the needle it heats. There's howling wind rushing through these Chicago streets Oh and you were dreaming of Alice, but you got wrapped in her chains

And even midnight is burning, alive tonight like the blood in your veins
And this is my Twilight Serenade (yeah)
This is my Twilight Serenade
and I'm singing for you
I'm singing for you

This crumbling moon, dressed in black and white
Well it fades away, hiding, from you ghost tonight
And you said, "hey man don't follow, " Oh but I was already there

You were walking one tight rope but you were too young to care

....And I'm singing for you

Food on Friday - Acorn Squash

If you go to the farmers market and you see something that look this, GET IT!

It's called an Acorn Squash.

What do you do with it?  You might ask.

Well it's sort of like a pumpkin in the way that it looks on the inside.  But what you want to do is, slice it in half, scoop out the string/seed combo like a pumpkins insides and throw that out.

From there you'll want to place it on a plate and put it in the microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes, like a sweet potato (sort of).

After that, add about 1 tbsp or 2 to the middle (in the bowl like shape) and start to dig out the sides into the center.

Put a little bit of brown sugar on it and put it back in the microwave for about 1 to 2 minutes.

After this you're going to want to let it cool.  From there you just enjoy it!

Hope you like it!  It makes a meal if you'd like!

And the best part is at the local farmers market they were selling them for .50 cents!!!

Happy Friday!!


Written on August 29, 2009.

Without getting terribly emotional and since I've never posted about this before, I thought they best way to remember my kitty Oscar, is to list out the timeline of his life.

07.24.04 Oscar was born.

08.25.04 You arrived at the humane society.  You were there with two siblings and  they were all covered in what seemed to be paint.  So you were name William and your brother was name Sherwin for Sherwin Williams.  Your sister's name was Porita, no creativity there.

09.06.04 First booster shot and checked for FIV/Feline Leukemia.

09.15.04 De wormed and FVR CP.

09.22.04 More shots.

09.24.04 We adopted him from the humane society.

10.07.04 His first vet appointment.  We unfortunately found ring worm on his right front paw, ear, face and of course on me too.  He was 3 lbs. 4 oz.

11.04.04 Quick check up.  He weighed 4lbs. 11 oz.

03.03.05 We took him to be declawed.  Being our first pet, we were excited but worried.

03.04.05 Picked up Oscar from being decl…

sparkling faucets

Alright, so here's the scoop.

My neighbor and I were at our wits end. We weren't making ends meet on the cleaning end of things and our houses just needed a little more love that we didn't want to give. We both had thrown around the idea of hiring someone local to clean our houses but nothing ever came around. Then, while she was talking about it one day with her sister in law she found out that her mother cleaned and was looking for some new business. Great! Just what we needed and it fell into our laps. What more could we ask?!?

So individually, we had her over to our houses to talk about what we'd like done and how often. From there she set up a schedule, had the garage code and off she went. I'd leave a check, she'd come to clean and my house would be done when I got home, everyother week.

Well, within the first couple of times, we were still getting adjusted to how she did things and how I would prefer them to be done.

For instances, wiping the bathroom mi…

EtSy.LoVe of the week

To get in the spirit of OSU's football season, I thought this was most appropriate. This one is from denardi's shop.

what it isn't...

I need your support, now more than ever.

It's much different than infertility.

It's knowing that it's only temporary.

It's getting up in the morning and dancing around two other adults.

It's knowing that no matter who it is, it's just hard to have your schedule and routine rocked.

It's having your husband leave and immediately having their car pulled into the driveway, for no reason.

It's remembering daily that it's going to get better.

It's not having the t.v. turned off correctly and waking up in the middle of the night to a blaring green light on the t.v. and a glow coming from the screen.

It's trying to remember that we're doing a good thing and that we should be grateful that we are able to help.

It's always having a used paper towel sitting on the sink ledge.

It's remembering that they may not like the things that I do.

It's having to put a towel on just to walk from my room to the laundry room, that is just next door.

Food on Friday: Flag Cake

In honor of 9.11, I thought it would be appropriate to post this "Wave Your Flag Cake" from Kraft Foods.

Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 4 hr 25 min Makes: 18 servings What You Need!4 cups fresh strawberries (or raspberries), divided 1-1/2 cups boiling water 1 pkg. (6 oz.) or 2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Gelatin, any red flavor ice cubes 1 cup cold water 1 pkg. (12 oz.) prepared pound cake, cut into 10 slices 1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed Make It!
SLICE 1 cup strawberries (or raspberries); cut remaining strawberries (or raspberries) in half. Set aside.

ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Meanwhile, cover bottom of 13x9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries (or raspberries) and 1 cup blu…


One of my husbands most favorite stories to tell about me is when we first moved into together after our wedding. Of course sleeping with each other wasn't uncommon but since we had never lived together, it was a little bit of an adjustment. It was within the first month of being married that in the middle of the night, I sprung up out of bed, sitting straight up, and I yelled, "WHERE'S MY DIVING BOARD?" as loud as I could. Only to freak the SHIT out of my husband. Of course I was dreaming and what about, well, aside from my diving board, I'm not sure. It was a sight, I'm sure and to this day you can still hear in his voice that I freak the SHIT out of him when I did it. He wasn't sure how to react. He said that his only response was, "I don't know, where is your diving board?" I, of course didn't respond. Just grunted and laid back down.

This wasn't the only time that this happened.

Another time, I didn't talk or yell anything. …

two things

I'm looking forward to two things in the upcoming months...



Just melts my heart...

EtSy.LoVe of the week

Look at this darling Garden Gnome from BROOKLYNrehab's shop... multiple uses too (put him in your garden, in a plant, as a paper weight or part of a decor piece in your house).

Food from Alyson: Mexican Cream Cheese Rollups

Mexican Cream Cheese Rollups

serves 12 people

1 1/2 (8ounce) package of softened cream cheese
1/2 mayonnaise
1 Cup pitted green olives, chopped
1 1/2 (2.25 ounce) can black olives, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
12 (10 inch) flour tortillas

Mix cream cheese, olives, mayo and onions.
Spread mixtures on each tortilla
Roll each tortilla
Chill for 1 hour or until filling is firm
Slice into pieces

Last one from Alyson, for now.

These were great and made a ton! A real hit and so good! Great idea for a tailgate too!!!

EtSy.LoVe of the week

Molly Anne Makes shop is just darling. Check out the Hoot Hoot Tweet Tweet Felt Baby Mobile and fall in love, just as I have done...

thank u

I just wanted to send out a quick thank you to all of you that responded to my lurker post that don't typically leave comments.

It's great to know that you are out there and to learn a little bit about what keeps you coming back and about yourself!

Thank you for putting a smile on my face today!

I've needed it.

It's been a rough week and it's only Wednesday.

making a list

These are some movies that I want to see and if I don't make a point to list them out, I will probably forget about them.

1. The Hangover

2. The Proposal

3. Julie & Julia

4. The Time Travelers Wife

Hopefully, if I actually get to see these, I'll report back on my review. By that time, I'm sure everyone else would've seen them.