i came home from a jog to these little rollerbladers :)
we are so looking forward to more rollerblading weather!!
let's go Spring. we need you.


welcome sweet day bakery!

if you haven't heard...
it's official!!

Sweet Day Bakery is live and open for orders!
...including the official SDB facebook page.
...and SDB's twitter too.
you are all invited!!

(and don't forget about LBE ;)
(and LBE's FB page too...)

ok. enough self promotion for the day ;)
thank YOU for supporting my little hobbies.


chip richter concert!

We were so very fortunate to welcome Chip Richter into our home last weekend!
For a very last minute in home concert :)
(I think some of my most fun decisions are made last minute ;)
We had an awesome group of family and friends show up!
We sang, and danced, and smiled :) (and of course we ate ;)
Cohen and his (my) cousin Jack listening very intently.
Lilly and her new friend Winnie singing along :)
We ALL had an amazing time!!

Thank you Chip. We had a blast.
Same time next year?


half hours of fun

a pot.
expired beans.
3 cups.
3 spoons.
2 three year olds.
1 two year old.
half hours of fun.
(not sure if this will be a daily activity ;)


my favorite color.

i've never really had a real favorite color.
now i do :)
september 2009. (office.)
summer 2010. (table.)
october 2010 (new plates.)
february 2011(new cookie business!!)

i {heart} you turquoise.
(i sometimes call you peacock too :)
tealy blueish thing you.


My Life People ~Meet Denise!~

The 14th segment of My Life People...
meet Denise Hagan!
1.How do you know me?
I "met" you through our mutual friend, Erin, several years ago through your blog. I've been a fan of you and your blog for years now. I find it pretty funny that we have never met in person because I feel like I know everything about you! I know we will meet one day and I'm totally looking forward to that.

2.What is your favorite recipe at the moment?
Your frosting recipe! I'm hooked and have even started selling these bad boys in my area as well. They are truly amazing! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!

3.Do you have junk under your bed? (as in... what's under your bed?)
Nothing. But trust me. If there were a way to fit anything under our bed I guarantee that there would be something. It'd be the stash place when company comes over and I want to paint the picture that my house is always tidy. I'd throw all that junk under there that really has no home but ought to. I hate that stuff.

4.Tell me 5 things recently crossed off your to-do list.
- Finished several valentine's day cookie orders. Phew!
- Sold all three pieces of our nursery furniture.
- Sanded and primed a dresser that I got at a thrift store for cheapy cheap that's going in my oldest daughter's room once it's white and beautiful. I hope.
- Spraypainted a bunch of stuff black. I was tired of the decor around the house (candle holders, fake plant baskets, nick nacky stuff) so I spruced it up with some spraypaint. So cheap. So easy. SO FUN!!! I'm totally addicted. Yesterday I dropped a can off to my friend who was having a lousy day. It's a real smile maker :)
- And my favorite accomplishment is that we FINALLY got a full-time aide for our Delaney. She's in Kindergarten and has sooooo needed an aide the entire year. It took five IEP's meetings, a parent advocate, a clinical psychologist that we hired on the side, and a good fight to make it all come together at last. I hate that money gets in the way of a school district doing what's right from the beginning.
5.Do you think you will have any more babies?
Now that we have sold all of our baby furniture hopefully not. I used to think that I wanted three kiddos but I've come to understand that I'm absolutely sure that two is all I can handle :)

(Would you like me to link a blog/site? If so, please copy and paste your link here:)
Don't keep up with my blog anymore, but this is on my to-do list :)
My notes on Denise:
Ah Denise :)  Just look at her gorgeous family.  Those girls are too sweet.  Denise feels like a friend who I've known forever... even though we have never met in real life.  She cracks me up. Especially when she posts pictures of her with her cardboard Edward (and has no shame in doing so ;)  She loves to have fun... and who doesn't want more fun in their life!!  Denise and I have chatted over a few important things in life.  She has asked for my advise... which is one of the biggest compliments I can get.  I do not even flinch when people roll their eyes about meeting friends online... because this is the perfect example that you can have online friends :)  If we lived closer I know we'd be offline friends too :) I can't wait to meet Denise in the flesh... and I know we will be dancing to whatever music is on!


My Life People (Me - Part 6?)

more anwers to questions from My Life People ;)

15. I would like to know how far your craftiness reaches? You scrapbook, you are super awesome with the embroidery...what other hobbies/crafty fun to you have a passion for? :)
Let’s see here. Besides scrapbooking and embroidery I would have to add sewing, baking and cooking. And I like to say I am pretty crafty at making something from nothing when it comes to having ‘nothing’ in the fridge or pantry.  I'll try anything crafty, once :)  But not everything is for me... and about right now, I cannot let myself get into one more thing ;)

16. What is your favorite organization tip(s)?
Oh geez. Ouch. Who asked this question? ;) This is a hard question for me. I am not the most organized person in the world. In fact, I would not call myself organized in the material sense. At all. (Besides my coupons. In a little sorted plastic case/envelope pouch thing from the dollar store.) But… I am a little more organized in a timely ‘here is my to-do list' sense. I am organized when it comes to keeping a daily schedule, which is a list in my head. (Maybe I should add ‘organize the house’ to my list of things to do?) So… my favorite tips. 1. Keep lists. I am a big lister. Of things to do. Ideas for meals. Lists of what the kids say. Lists of groceries to buy. Lists of what’s on sale. Just make lists!! It gives you a sense of feeling organized, if nothing else ;)  And 2. keep a schedule.  (You can see just how organized I am by the organization of this answer alone ;)


coulda beens...

-You know im cool when a new fancy thermometer (the kind you roll across the forehead) gets me excited.

-The new thermometer will work better if you take the cap off.

-(Dave) Is that dry skin or dough? (While looking at my lovely winter hands.)

-Why is it when I make the little man take a nap he whines in his bed for an hour, but when I don’t make him take a nap he falls asleep on the living room floor?

-2 attempts at making homemade yogurt = FAIL

-Somebody broke my 4 cup glass measuring cup.

-I would like a lemon tree. And a lime tree. Please.

-Don’t try to talk while you are yawning. You may pull a muscle. In your throat.  And that hurts.

-Next time I get a 30% coupon to Kohl’s I am buying myself $100 worth of socks.  And some slippers to keep those sock from getting holes.

-Decision making is not my greatest skill.  But I am trying.


happy Vday :)

happy valentine's day from us to you!
(idea found all over blog land)
though using our chalk wall was my idea ;)


hello, cookies!

so. i'm about to do something crazy.
i'm pretty sure im going to make the cookie thing official!
i am very very excited. so very excited.
what's another business... right?
(these cookies made for my moms2moms group this past week)
 (over 100 made. under 8 brought home.)

now i just need a name for me little bakery.
my mind is going.
and it's borrowing the talented minds of others for inspiration :)
any good name ideas out there??  there may be some cookies in it for you...


a few ideas...

My mind rarely sleeps.
There is always something going on up there.
Here are a few things I’m thinking about in the world of my blog.

1. I am done with all but 2 of My Life People (reminders are out to them)…
but would love to add more to the list!! If you would like to
be featured as an upcoming MLP visit this post for all the details!!

2. I am thinking about compiling another community blog cookbook.
The one we put together in the summer of 2008(!)
is one of the top cookbooks in my collection. LOVE it.
What do you think?

 3. I am also considering a new guest blogger series.
Where you get to be a guest blogger on my blog!!
Would you be interested in being a guest blogging here?

4. Another series I'd like to start is one sharing some
of the several blogs that I love. There are so many out there
that I enjoy and are inspired by… and I want to share them with you :)

So… what do you think?
How do these ideas sound to you?
What would you like to see on this little ole blog of mine?
Any other ideas for me?

(and thank you. for reading and being part of this blog!!)
(it means more than you know.)


LBE giveaway!!

Want to win a gift set from LBE??
 Head to Lyndsie Gives Away and earn up to 16 entries!!

You have until February 10th to enter!
Thanks Lyndsie... for hosting :)
Good luck to all my blog readers!!


oh my kids.

these 2 crack me up.
and i LOVE it.
more kid conversations :)

You’re a busy lady.
You have 2 kids.
You have a husband.
You have to make cookies.
You have to make meals.
Lilly. Thursday Dec 23, 2010

“Two little socks on a mission.”
Sung by Cohen while folding laundry.
December 27, 2010

Daddy: it’s going to be warm out today.
Cohen: we can go to the beach?
December 31, 2010

Cohen: What if the monkeys get in?
Me: Cohen, there are no monkeys in our house. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen them running around in our neighborhood.
Cohen: They know how to get here.
Me: How?
Cohen: They use that little thing that shows the crazy ways to go. (holding his hands up like he’s adjusting a GPS on the windshield)
Me: The GPS?
Cohen: Yeah.
Me: But monkeys can’t drive.
Cohen: The people can.
February 3, 2011 Bedtime.

See that silver thing?
That’s the toilet.
I tried my best to make a toilet.
Everybody needs a toilet.
And a lamp.
February 4, 2011
Lilly, while making house furniture with her Ellos


well, hello there february.

february came in looking like this.
some nice ice.  which made for no school.
and i declared today a YES day.
(a day in which i try really hard not to say no to anything.)
which is hard sometimes.
we ate cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
we took medicine. and vitamins.
we kissed daddy to work.
the kids took a bath in the big tub.
we read gnomeo & juliet.
we got dressed.
we worked on valentine's day cards.
we played checkers.
we played war.
we played hockey.
we ate a cookie.
we watched alice and wonderland.
we ate popcorn.
we watched toy story. the first one.
we talked to aunt melissa.
we ate lunch on tray tables.
we ate popsicles.
we paid bills.
we read.
we watched the radar.
we played hangman.
we played memory.
we played guess who.
we practiced spelling words.
we got caught up on missed school work.
we listened to music.
we checked emails.
we got orders.
we took no naps.
(but cohen fell asleep on the floor at 3:30)
we made sugar cookies.
we painted toenails.
we watched videos on facebook.
we ate dinner.
we talked to great grandma.
we welcomed daddy home.
we shared a cookie.
we watched the weather channel.
we did more homework.
we roughhoused with daddy.
we took medicine.
and now it's bedtime.

today was a good day.
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