Saturday, November 1, 2008

I don't like Masks and Don't ask ME to buy you a LOTTO ticket...

Aren't they just the cutest little poodle skirt girl and fairy you have ever seen? They are one month apart and we just happened to find them while trick or treating so I could grab some pictures. Now, these are CUTE costumes and you get to see their cute little faces.

Now, this picture of my son and daughter however, is why I am not a fan of masks. You can't even tell it is him. He could be sticking his tongue out for all I know!!! They had a ball and Jaise is just learning what all of the candy is about and really got into it this year. I guess that is all that matters.

Now, why should you not let me buy you a lotto ticket? I have got to be the most unluckiest person out there. You know about the nearly 1500 giveaways posted at Bloggy Giveaways last week right? Yeah, well, my computer is only so fast and I entered over 500 of these giveaways and did not win ONE single thing!!!!!!!! How can a person be so unlucky? First on my list to enter were all of the "New Blog Design" giveaways because we all know I need one desperately but nothing, nada.

Friday, October 31, 2008

I Never Said I was Martha Stewart...

So, every year when I was growing up, we made cut out sugar cookies on Halloween and Christmas. It is a recipe from my grandma and they are soooo yummy. They are easy to make and the kids love to help decorate (hence the glob of orange sprinkles). Here is the recipe:
1/2 c. shortening (1/2 butter)
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
just a touch of lemon extract
You really need to mix this up and let it chill over night for it to roll out good for you. Then flour your working surface, roll out, cut into shapes and bake at 425 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Oh and a single batch is NEVER enough for our house so we ALWAYS triple this recipe. It would also depend on how big your cookie cutters are.
We made pumpkins and bats for my 7year olds class and added them to the "witch" treat bags that had Halloween pencils, erasers, Dracula teeth and spider rings in them. So, off to the party we go, then hopefully a nap before trick or treating tonight!!!

Hot for the Holidays Update....

Well this week there was still no exercise because of surgery so I am thrilled that I still lost 0.5 of a pound. Hey, it's better than going in the other direction!!! Hope everyone else had a successful week!!! Check out more HFH updates at Baby Tea Leaves.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wedgie Free Wednesday

Just a reminder to enter for your free undies at Hanes. As long as they are offering it, we should be entering it!!!

Wordless Wednesday

Happy Halloween!
Check out more Wordless Wednesday submissions at 5 Minutes for Mom.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Funny what kids will say

So, it was a few days before I was to go in to have my surgery and I was talking to my 7 year old about it. Now, to give you a little background......I still have some "baby" weight hanging on. Granted, the baby is now 2 1/2 but it's my story so leave me alone!!!! Anyway, I am not obese but I have a few pounds that I am trying to lose and have lost 20 in the past 3 months....woohooo!!!! But, it's not like I'm wearing "mom" jeans or anything!!!! So, I say to Jake that mommy is going to go into the hospital for a couple of days just so they can take something out of mommy's belly and then when I come home, I am going to be pretty tired and sore so I am going to need your help for a little while lifting things, etc.

He looks at me with his nose wrinkled up and says "They aren't taking another baby out of your belly again are they?" WHAT?!!!! I DO NOT look like I am ready to deliver a baby any day!!!!! He is lucky that I gave birth to him and love him unconditionally or else he would be sleeping with the dog!!!

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Sloppy Joes, french fries and corn
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Club sandwiches with Broccoli Salad
Thursday: Chili Dogs and cole slaw
Friday: Pancakes, bacon and hashbrowns
Saturday: Roast, potatoes and veggies
Sunday: Leftovers
Simple week! Check out Organized Junkie for hundreds of other recipes and menus.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I've been Tagged

Ok, so I am still not 100% drug free from surgery a few days ago, but I can't stand being away from all of my bloggy friends!!! So, if I type something totally out of character, ignore it, it's the drugs talkin'!!!!
Anyway, I have been tagged by Kelly at The Ordinary Housewife. Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person or persons who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
So, 6 Random things about me:
*I LOVE the beach, flip flops, sandcastles and a nice glass of sangria
*I have a bachelors degree in Psychology
*I lived in VA while my husband was on presidential guard duty with President Clinton
*I love vanilla candles but ONLY Partylite french vanilla
*I ALWAYS have to have my toe nails painted
*I am a reality tv show junkie
Ok....I could go on and on and on.....but I'll save some more for the next time I get tagged!!!!
Ok, now for the 6 people that I am going to tag that you should totally visit their blog:
1. Lori at Soccer Mom Says
3. Stacy at Busy Mommy
5. Jen at Mommay's Mayhem
6. Liz at Pink Lemonade
Hope you enjoyed our game!!!

Great Gift Idea

Below are a few examples of photos that I have taken over the years. I can take any photo you have and turn it to black and white and leave a certain item in color. Contact me for pricing information if you are interested. If you live close enough, I can do a photo shoot for you with all of your photos on a cd for YOU to develop!!!

Holiday Gifts