Archive for July, 2008


*”Child proof means nothing.
*It would take 16 200mg Ibuprofen to make your 35 lb 2 1/2 year old need medical care. (The consensus from Piper Ann was that he only ate 2. She on the other hand thought they tasted bad.)
*The smell of nail polish remover throws itself so even 24 hours later you can’t find where its coming from.
*Daddy’s hair product in large doses does not wash out easily.
*Gourd lamps from Target will crack if knocked off the table repeatedly.
*If you jump off the couch enough times, eventually you will end up with a bloody nose.
*If a potty training 2 year old refuses to poop in the toilet, his 3 year old sister will also poop on the floor for attention. However, once the poop is on the floor, she will realize that mommy is going to yell. She will then try and clean it up herself and end up with it everywhere, walls, under fingernails, the entire roll of toilet paper etc.
*Green Lik-m-aid will stain white carpet. Even when you think you’ve scrubbed it all out, it will magically reappear the next day.

I think my kids and I need a break from each other. My dad is meeting me half way between Chicago and St. Louis. They need some good Papa time. I need some good quiet time.
We’re going to pick them up on our way to Michigan.
Big Binder, I bet you can’t wait to have us!

July 25, 2008 at 9:25 pm 5 comments

Things I Love Thursday-Heartland Pasta

I discovered this pasta at the grocery store. It was an impulse buy that the kids just had to have.
It comes in 3 different Disney designs, its made with whole grains, and it was on sale for $.99.
There are also some kid friendly recipes on the back of the boxes.

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July 24, 2008 at 6:17 pm 4 comments

Wordless Wednesday-Young Love

July 23, 2008 at 4:57 pm 8 comments

In Case You Wanted to Know…

…this is how you hang cabinets in your basement by yourself.

Just stack a bunch of stuff on top of a filing cabinet until the cabinet is flush with the ceiling. Don’t forget to know where the stud is in advance.
Also, your husband won’t be impressed…at least he won’t show it.

This is the first stage of my new sewing/crafting area. Stay tuned for any updates!

July 22, 2008 at 9:04 pm 3 comments

Pay It Forward

I thought this was really cool and have decided to pay it forward during my next opportunity.
Do something nice for someone and leave me a comment.

July 21, 2008 at 9:17 pm 1 comment

First Race

Last night Ricardo and Nathan went to Nathan’s first NASCAR Race.
Here is a picture.

I’m glad that’s something that he and his dad can enjoy together,alone. I’ll just stay home and watch Sex and the City on Demand.

July 20, 2008 at 7:28 pm 2 comments

Skirt Patterns

I loathe shorts. I really hate the way they look on me. I much prefer to wear skirts. My neighbors probably think I’m the crazy girl who gardens in a khaki skirt. Maybe they like the show they get when I squat down to pull weeds.
I recently bought a really cute skirt from H&M, but it was $40. After looking at it, I knew I could make it if I had a pattern. I returned it today..don’t worry I never wore it and it still had the tags on it.
After searching the internet I found some really cute skirt patterns. Here are some really cute ones I found.
Harts fabric has some really cute stuff.
I just need to get my machine out of the shop now.

July 20, 2008 at 12:20 am 3 comments

Things I Love Thursday-Fronut


Its the most delicious ice cream ever from Fritz’s Frozen Custard in Valley Park.

It starts with vanilla frozen custard. Then its topped off with pretzels, chocolate shell, and then drizzled with caramel.

It got the name “Fronut,” because it tastes just like an Entenmann’s chocolate glazed donut.

We make these at home, but use french vanilla ice cream instead of custard. Its not as good, but still delicious.

I won’t be having one of these for a while, because we’re going to Michigan in a few weeks to visit friends who have all been working out religiously. I’ll have 6 when we get back.

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July 17, 2008 at 7:51 pm 3 comments

Works For Me Wednesday-Fiber

I read in a book that my mom has that each gram of fiber you eat can burn up to 9 calories.
If this is actually true, it would mean if you ate the recommended 30 grams of fiber a day, you would burn 270 calories/day.

Can you imagine spending your time eating rather than on a treadmill?

Here is a list of high fiber foods.

I’m also curious to find out what your favorite foods that don’t contain High Fructose Corn Syrup are. I guess I should have specified “pre-packaged” foods.

July 16, 2008 at 4:19 pm 9 comments

Wordless Wednesday

Did I really marry this guy?

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July 16, 2008 at 1:21 pm 1 comment

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