Friday, July 29, 2011
I thought I could alleviate this problem by using template designer. The biggest blogger mistake i have made thus far. i started clicking around and i cant make anything go back to the way it used to be. i have a terrible blue blog, with over sized pictures, and none of the the prettiness i wanted. help.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
a couple weeks ago jud & i drove the four and a half hours down to miami to celebrate our second anniversary. we stayed at the nicest hotel, ate the most amazing foods, i had the best drink i have ever had, found some interesting things while window shopping and got to hang out on the beach with the love of my life. here's to two years- viva miami!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Watch the video for the Till the Last Shot's Fired performance
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Regina Spektor – “Us”
Belle & Sebastian – “The Boy With The Arab Strap”
Black Lips – “Bad Kids”
The Smiths – “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want.”
Patrick Swayze – “She’s Like The Wind.”
Jack Penate – “Have I Been a Fool? ”
The Doves – “There Goes the Fear”
Hall & Oates – “You Make My Dreams”
Knight Rider Theme
Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition”
Carla Bruni – “Quelqu’un M’a Dit”
Black Lips – “Veni, Vidi, Vici”
Paper Route – “The Music”
Feist – “Mushaboom”
Regina Spektor – “Hero”
Spoon – “Infinite Pet”
Simon & Garfunkel – “Bookends”
Wolfmother – “Vagabond”
Mumm-Rah – “She’s Got You High"
I'm two years behind but I love(d) the movie & I love(d) the music!
Especially this one.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Now, such a burden. Simply torture. What to pack, how to make it all fit, and having to remember the necessities. I didn't have to worry about the toothbrush making it to my destination as a kid, it just magically did.
Now, I have to pack for myself, pack for Jamin, and make sure the husband just doesn't roll his clothes into a ball. I've been procrastinating for weeks and our plane takes off at 6:30 am tomorrow...I still don't see packing in my very near future. I am too busy trying to figure out how to travel on a plane with a toddler.
No pictures of my little Nemo swimming laps.
Actually, even without the rain, you wouldn't have found any pictures of my little Nemo gracefully swimming the length of the pool.
Because he didn't learn a thing.
He enjoyed splashing, clinging on to momma for dear life and he did excel at the skill of climbing out of the pool.
Still working on: floating, dunking his head, actual kicking motion, and not clawing mommy to death as he wails and flails.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Although I know this Hooter will not be baby Palmer's favorite hooter, I sure hope he comes in as a strong #3.
PS. This is my FIRST crochet animal ever (ever!). I am proud.
chicken, in strips
sugar snap peas
1 bottle stir fry sauce
1/2 red onion sliced
rice- I prefer whole wheat
1. saute onions for 2 min on med-high heat in wok
2. add sugar snap peas, pineapple, (optional additions: thin zucchini slices, or I like to add a chopped hot red pepper for heat) cook for 3 min
3. remove veggies
4, more oil in wok, stir-fry chicken, add stir fry sauce to taste
5. when chicken is cooked through, add back veggie/pineapple mixture
6. heat through (add flour to dish and stir in to thicken sauce if necessary)
7. serve over rice!
I don't even understand why such a thing even needs to be regulated? What happened to decency, common sense, honesty? Apparently everything, even moral judgement, needs to be written down in print.
See more here about the petition for Caylee's Law.
PS. By the time I posted the link it looks as if the number is 350,000+ now!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
1. My amazing job that allows me so many hours off during the day and provides me with so many vacations to stay home with Jamin.
2. Old fashioned traditions- asking for a hand in marriage, opening a car door, a hand written note.
3. Best friends from childhood that remain best friends in adulthood.
4. My pillow-top mattress, with my ratty old blanket,next to my handsome hubby- possibly the most comfortable place on Earth.
5. A family that I love and a family that loves me unconditionally.
6. Blogs, books, pictures, quotes that inspire me to find more beauty and simplicity in life.
7. Bookcases & reading a favorite book. Keeping a collection of stories you love nearby.
10. Floral print clothing- anything- dresses, scarves, bathing suits, shoes...actually, it doesn't even have to be clothes, pretty much all things floral!
Well, I do. And that is my story today.
I craved "down home comfort" meets "sophisticated palette". Fettuccine Alfredo came to mind, better yet, blush cheesy fettuccine Alfredo! Add a lil' class by ordering some fresh scallops and ripened tomatoes. Make sure I have the fresh mozzarella on hand and into the kitchen I go.
First step- delicious saute of scallops...a little olive oil, a little broth, some parsley, fresh ground sea salt...and champagne? Oops, meant to go for some white wine, but popped a bottle of bubbly instead. What can I say, I am not a wine connaisseur.
Next, cook up the whole wheat fettuccine to the perfect al dente, make my irresistible tomato Alfredo sauce and toss with fresh mozzarella.
Bon Appetit! Oh, wait.
Last step, keep on low over the stove and wait for the hubby to come home. And wait..and wait. In all fairness, I knew he would be late but this is a real tragedy when it comes to cooking up tricky scallops...
The result, a cheesy goopy pile of hard pasta with rubberized scallops.
Next time I will let my inner chef take a trip down the aisle to Kraft Mac & Cheese.
Happy Dinner time everyone!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
I don't know which direction I will enjoy the most or stick with. But for now I plan to enjoy the time summer has to offer me. Yesterday I cooked of batches of homemade toddler food with vegetables I've never purchased before, this morning I redecorated the guest room at no cost, I am recommitting myself to blogging but requiring of myself to be more honest and thoughtful in my posting, I will be signing up for another half marathon for the Spring and I am in the midst of rekindling a hobby I abandoned when I was 7, crocheting.
I've decided to use this summer to work on savoring life. I plan to keep the tv to a minimum, replace the blackhole of facebook with more engaging activities and rediscover this town through the eyes of my son.
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