It’s Thursday and that means that the contest is over! Sorry for those of you who are coming here today, I’ll give away something bigger next time. But today my sister is going to go through ALL the entries and pick one- a hard job. Tomorrow the winner will be announced! So make sure to come by and see if your name will be in BOLD!
Monday, I was at Safeway buying the only thing that would save me on a hot 107` F Portland day- ice cream. While in the check out lane, there was a chatty man who talked to the whole line about his plans of making yummy chocolate ice cream out of the heavy cream he was buying. My mouth started to water at that point. He also had homemade Ratatouille in the oven AND they had spent all day pressing and filling ravioli’s. OK, people this was ALL FROM SCRATCH! I was impressed to say the least and was almost tempted to think of what I could make from scratch that night. Almost. Stepping out into the heat wall that greeted me was a reminder that all things cold and fast was on our menu for this week.
If I couldn’t be creative in the kitchen at least I could be somewhat creative with my camera. So below are some photos of random things around my house. First because I think you will like them, and secondly because it is a crime to post a blog entry without pictures.
Made of Caramel Stones, Gold chain and Champagne Czech beads. One inch in length .
OK blog readers (and you cheating on facebook), I have a challenge ahead of me and I…’challenge’ you to do it with me. With money being tight, as usually for everyone and our household too, I am faced with making 2 weeks worth of meals with half the money I usually get. (No, this is not normal and there are stupid surprise dentist and doctors visits we have to pay for- things of that nature)
My sister is coming to town to visit and I’m super excited. We have no plans, like normal, and will probably chill and do random things whenever we feel like it. It’s nice too because she is a built in babysitter! Not having family here is hard and we take advantage of them when they visit. Plus they like it so it works for everyone.
The alligator picture is how I’m feeling and the other kitty ones just makes me laugh. Have a great Tuesday.
Sometimes I wish I had a quiet life. Or at least a more low-key one. Sometimes I wish I could just go to the country and spend months there where there doesn’t seem to be so crazy. Probably just my perspective. There is busy-ness everywhere. I have a friend who lives in Seattle and she and her husband live Travis’ and my dream life.
It’s not a rich one with a huge house and expensive things. But they seem to be less stressed out and more…chill. You know those people that are so mellow and ‘whatever’ and life just seems to float by them like a quiet stream? I’m jealous of that. We don’t have waterfalls crashing around us, but we sure feel like we’re in some white rapids.
Even their blog is simple and uncluttered. Maybe that’s it. Their life doesn’t seem so cluttered with things. Then again, our family does know a lot of people and people seem to make life more complicated.
I don’t know if I’m making any sense, and that’s OK. I guess this is just me ranting to myself. Sometimes life makes more sense after writing it out.
We have 2 parties planned for today. The first is the Princess Party Picnic (yeah, try saying THAT three times fast) and it was such fun. I, of course, made the tutus and headbands. I have many more cute pictures, but I thought that I would post the more grown up ones here.
The YELLOW party which is happening in 1 hour will be posted on Emma’s Blog. In fact, right now I’m beginning to freak out because she woke up around 7:30am and has been in her crib talking. To what? The wall, stuffed friends…who knows. The one thing I DO know, however, is- she must take a nap!!! It wouldn’t be so horrible if the party wasn’t here. But it is so oh, well. It should be an interesting party 🙂