Monday, April 30, 2012

OK, all you beautiful blogging buddies~
I'm in if you're in!!
Good thing the first word is PEACE.......and not DRAMA.....I couldn't handle much more of that!
We're awesome.....
my goal is to do a whole year and have a book made up
just like Roxy! 
I really don't have a whole lot to be sad about......
but this will do it to me every single, stinkin' Monday morning!
I just don't know where the weekends go~

Sunday, April 29, 2012

 Some of you may know we had to buy a new stove the day after Thanksgiving.  We went to Spencer's and bought a new ceramic top, black stove.  I thought it would look nice with my dark granite counter tops and I also thought it would be easy to take care of and keep clean. 


This stove has been the hardest thing to keep clean!   It's a vicious circle!  Every time the stove is used, it has to be cleaned.  Everything leaves it's mark and I find myself buffing this stove top every single time it's used.  
I hate this thing~but I'm also stuck with it. 
Just a warning~don't ever, ever, ever buy a one. 
No matter how nice it looks....You'll always be going in circles trying to keep it clean!  
Once it's cleaned it does look pretty good...........
but it will be a vicious circle...I promise! 
The End

Saturday, April 28, 2012

1:00 pm Saturday ~ I was busy  being creative......

Making a banner for Maisy.......
and hanging pom pom/flowers from the ceiling.......Marla had to stand in the middle of the dining room table......she and I make a good pair cuz there is no way I could do that!! 
We're getting ready for a baby shower!! 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Other than the usual {{going to work}}~
We went to dinner tonight

Thursday, April 26, 2012

 I have some black and I have some white in my home, but not much that is black and white......and lately, everything in our house is in living, bright color! 
We're getting ready for a baby shower and I'm like one of the storks little elf's....painting, glittering and making everything look baby shower ready.

 But, I did find a little note from Tanner, in blue and white print on a black board......
Notes like this make my ♥ happy!  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The last time I had an anxiety attack I was in the balcony of Gammage Auditorium.......looking down.  
I had to take 1/2 of a XanaX to get down.
Not a good feeling!  I have a fear of heights.......and I won't be doing this ever again!!

I'd much rather be looking down from this cute balcony.....
that just makes more sense! 


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I have so much to be grateful for~
besides the obvious
  • family
  • friends
  • good health
  • freedom
  • the gospel
  • cars
  • air conditioning
  • washers and dryers
  • electricity
  • clothes
  • cable
  • computers
  • diet cherry dr. pepper
  • flowers
  • hair dryers
  • toothbrushes 
  • baby wipes
  • furniture
  • decorations 
  • red solo cups
  • etc., etc., etc. 
but, tonight when I got home from work, Sweetiepie had vacuumed the living room and made
Oriental Salad for FAV!
 and for all of this and much, much more....I am grateful!!  


1 head Nappa cabbage
1 bunch green onions
2 pkgs. Ramen (I use chicken flavor)
5 oz. slivered almonds
4-6 Tbsp. butter

1/4 c. rice wine vinegar
3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar (I use Splenda)
3 Tbsp. soy sauce


Chop and mix the vegetables. Refigerate until served. Melt 4-6 Tbsp. of butter. Add almonds and crushed Ramen noodles. Add Ramen seasonings and brown for about 8 minutes. Mix vinegar, oil, sugar and soy sauce. Shake up well. Just before serving, mix the vegetables, crunch and mix together.
Here's May........
I'll have to give this some serious thought.....
I might even have to go into therapy......
my life has been turned upside~down by the new blogger.
We'll see if it gets any better........
but for all of you brave souls out there...........
come on.......give it a shot!  
I've had fun up to this point....
but now blogging takes too much effort and time..........
and I'm not sure if I have it in me or not!!  
We'll see...........

 Q: What is a taxi driver's favorite kind of vegetable?

A:  Cab-bage
This is as good as it gets tonight, folks.
Until I get an understanding of this new blogger........
My posts are pretty much going to be LAME~

(I hate this new blog crap)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Last thing I bought..........

Dance festival all day yesterday.....
until 9:30 last night~
Sweetiepie was was I.
I've tried for 45 minutes to do a post and I can't figure this new blogger (piece of crap) until I do......I'm done!!  Anyone that can me or msg me because this is driving me crazy!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

As you know, we're adding a baby girl to our family!

And my oh "baby bottles" have changed. 
I think you have to have a degree in baby bottles to understand how to read and use some of these.  

The Danish company Iiamo has developed Iiamo Go – the only eco-friendly baby bottle that heats 170 ml of milk up to the recommended temperature of 37̊C in four minutes without electricity.  Go figure!! 

These cute little gems below are actually glass bottles~
wrapped for your protection~

These glass baby bottles have a new design and safety twist because the bottle is covered with a modern sleeve that protects it from breakage and prevents it from bumping into other articles in your diaper bag. This silicone bottle sleeve is 100% non-toxic and free of plastics. The glass baby bottle and sleeve can be boiled or put in the dishwasher together. The silicone nipple is latex-free and non-toxic. The plastic ring on the bottle, plug and cap also contain no polycarbonates and are food grade, FDA approved and recyclable. The bottle sleeve provides a good gripping surface during feeding and is a great tactile experience for your precious little one.

Look at these CUTE caps for your bottle

These little gems are environmentally safe!

But....if the truth be told......after dealing with this new BLOGGER.......(I hate it)
I'm ready to hit the bottle in a serious way!!!!!!  I might just be in the mood to drink the whole LITER!! 

Friday, April 20, 2012


Not one of my favs....
but I did find some pretty cute things I wouldn't mind having in ORANGE!

 I love these I'd just need to buys something ORANGE to wear with them.....
good idea? 

I've never seen ORANGE tulips in real life....
have you?  

 Double ~♥~

I love polka dots.....even if they're ORANGE!
But. when I think of ORANGE~
the first thing that comes to mind is 
Try to decorate that huge ORANGE building for Christmas, for the Radio City Christmas show with an ORANGE 
background......what a challenge!! I'll never forget that Christmas as long as I live!! 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I thought today was supposed to be
"something I drew", so I drew a picture for Emily
(see the post below this)
and really, today is supposed to be "orange"
so, I'll do "orange" tomorrow" cuz I'm a DORK today!!
(I didn't even realize I was screwed up until I looked at Jenny's blog)
Thanks, Jenny!
What a nice surprise!!!
I got home yesterday and I had MAIL!!
I got this sweet card from EMILY.....

I am so lucky to have such sweet nieces......
next to daughters...they are the best!!!

Em...I'm so happy you are blogging again.
It is so fun to keep up with you and your sweet family every single day!!

So, today....I drew this for EMILY
cuz it's true!!!!
Her blog posts and Face Book posts crack me up......
Love you girl!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hair is WAY over rated!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

For crying out loud!
I don't like them!!!!!

Look at these cute "baby girl" favors!! ADORABLE!!
Look here

Monday, April 16, 2012

If I had a flower
for every time you made me smile and laugh
I'd have a garden to walk in

I'm making tissue paper flowers/balls
for a baby shower.......

I've got many done.......and many more to go!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down.
Sara June Parker

Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember growing older
When - did - they?

When did she get to be a beauty?
When did he grow to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday when they - were - small?

Sunrise, sunset,
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days

This is one of my favorite songs
Fiddler on the Roof~
I cry every time I hear it!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I had a good day today...........
I felt pretty good....
  • had house guests (Char, Roxy, Alexandra and Sydney)
  • worked on a decorating project for one of Terianne's friends (started last night~finished today)
  • taught Char and Roxy how to make 1 hr. bread
  • Played a game of 5 crowns with Char and Roxy and Sweetiepie and girls
  • got all the costumes for the dance festival gathered, marked and packed up ready for next weekend
  • had 3 folks from the ward drop by (still in my nightie) awesome!!
  • made an Oriental Salad for the fish fry tonight
  • finally got into the tub about 3:30 and got cleaned up for said fish fry
  • gathered up stuff to decorate tables for said fish fry (Sweetiepie was in charge)
  • went to High Priest Fish fry early to decorate tables
  • ate to much at the fish fry
  • undid the decorations from the fish fry
  • made a k-billion trips to the car loading and unloading the decorations
  • helped Sweetiepie unload the car with all the decorations
  • crap (decorations) all over the breakfast room (can't drag myself to put it up)
  • started a load of tablecloths
  • sat down and started to cry
  • my knee is killing me!!

So, I applied pain patches (under red duct tape)
and started to reach out to some of my blog buddies......
and I learned....................
  • I missed Diane's sale at the Rustic Hutch (crap) I really, really, really wanted to go!! I forgot all about it......just too much going on!
  • I am always uplifted by Paula's sweet thoughts.....decided I need to quit whining and count my I did!
  • I learned my sweet friend Sassy has to have a couple of surgeries....and probably one of them is on her knee~kind of makes my knee seem not so bad after all!

Sweetiepie brought me red tulips today and I took a pain pill
and we'll start it all over again tomorrow!!!!
minus the pain, of course!

Friday, April 13, 2012

I found myself getting to give a baby shower.......and I need your help!
If you were getting a brand new "baby girl" granddaughter~

and you needed a theme for a baby shower~

which one of these would you choose?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

“The path of a good woman is indeed strewn with flowers; but they rise behind her steps, not before them”


I don't do stairs.....especially with this bum knee of mine.....
going up is much easier that coming down.....
So, for me, I take the elevator~

4th floor, please

one day we had the fire alarm go off......and we all headed down the stairs......4 floors....
I thought I was going to die!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

~Where I eat breakfast~

I have breakfast in bed .....every single day!
Yep, I sit on my bed~
Sweetiepie brings in 2 scrambled eggs (I'm sick to death of eggs)
but must have protein and no carbs......
and, I watch the Today Show and put on my make-up.
I'm not a breakfast person....and now you know why!
I'd probably love breakfast if I could have one of SASSY'S
hot {{buns}}