Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My New Favorite - Sweet Mini Peppers

If you have not tried these peppers, you must!  They are seriously my new favorite food.  Last week I had a  salad for lunch 4 days with these little gems.  The only reason I didn't have it more was because my hubby took me out one day and I ran out of lettuce and these cute little peppers on the others.  But I went to the store yesterday and they were the first things in my cart - seriously.  Depending on the week, peppers can get kind of pricey and I never seem to finish them or they get lost in the black hole my fridge can be sometimes.  With these super yummies, I can grab as many or as few as I want and save the rest for later.  So with this little post, go out and try some yourself.  You won't be disappointed.  And if you need some ideas of what to do with these, check out this site here.  I haven't tired any of these recipes myself, but I will be.  This site just came up when I was looking for a picture of the peppers - lol.  Hopefully it's a good one.  If you try any recipes before me, let me know which are your faves!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Making the Bed

So, Tim used to be the one to make the bed in the morning.  I was always up first, either to work or to the gym.  But, since lately I've done neither of these things, I'm making the bed most of the time now.  I hated making my bed when I was a kid.  I always thought it was a waste of time since I was just going to get back in it that night.  For a while though, it looked nice all day long so I really didn't mind making it.  Although, this past week I'm starting to feel that it's a waste of time again, but this time for a different reason.

I've turned into kind of a pillow freak with our bed.  While staying at a hotel a while back, they had a bed runner at the foot of the bed.  I thought it was cute and wanted to make one for myself.  I did and of course I needed to make pillows to go with it.  And being pregnant, I tried out a body pillow (which I ended up not liking) so that's on the bed now too.  Seriously, the pillows take up about half the bed.  Anyway, it can take a little bit of time to make.

Okay, so now on to why I'm feeling like it's a waste of time to make.  Benj gave up his nap a few months ago.  It used to be that his nap time was my time to catch up on trash TV, crochet and sew.  Since he is no longer napping, I have to try and get those things in while he's running around the house.  He hasn't quite gotten the idea of "quiet time" yet.  (Josh is a pro at it though!)  Anyway, Benj usually hangs around wherever I am.  My sewing machine is in our bedroom.  So, when I'm sewing, Benj is hanging out there.  There's not much for me to do in there but sleep and sew.  Benj, being an adventurous 3-yr-old, has found plenty to do in there.  Most of which involve my bed in some way.  His two favorite activities are racing his cars along the bed and jumping on the bed.  When I say jumping, I really mean gathering up all the pillows to "climb mountains" or whatever else his imagination can come up with.

Needless to say, he can destroy that bed in seconds flat.  I thought for a bit about not making the bed with all the pillows anymore, but when really I think about it, would it look as inviting to Benj?  Probably not.  Is it a bother to make the bed only to have it destroyed hours, sometimes minutes later?  Maybe.  Does sewing take a little more time with Benj asking for pillows to be thrown back up on the bed when they've fallen out of reach?  Sure it does.  But honestly, I don't think I'd have it any other way.  Benj likes to be with me now so I need to take the time to be with him.  And if that means my bed looks like a tornado hit it, so be it.  I had a messy bed as a kid, I can have a messy bed as an adult.

Note: This picture was taken after I wrote the post but before I actually posted it.  I don't even remember what I did with my time when he was actually napping.  Probably nothing productive, but it sure was quiet!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Remember Lily

March 19, 2002 - January 3, 2005 To learn more about Lily's beautiful life, click here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Giveaway - Today It's On This Blog

While checking out blogs last week, my friend had a giveaway post. The only thing you need to win is to be fast. So here are the rules:

1. I will make something for the first 4 people that comment on this post. It will be surprise and you will get it sometime in the next 365 days (yup, that's a year).
2. To get a special homemade surprise from me, you have to be willing to play the game as well. So, basically, you promise that you will post a similar giveaway on your blog. Only difference is, you only need to give a surprise to the first 3 people that comment. I am doing 4 since my friend was super nice and let me slide in past the 3 comments. Thanks!!!
3. You need to have a blog, so you can post your own giveaway :).
4. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you. So, if we're not friends on facebook or I don't know how to stalk you very easily, leave me your e-mail.

Happy commenting!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Another Giveaway!

Eventually I will post something about my life on this blog but for right now it's a link to a giveaway on my other blog. You could be the proud owner of a super fun, ruffly scarf. With fall right around the corner, you don't want to miss out on this chance. Check out I Totally Made This! for all the details. Hurry, giveaway deadline is 10 August, 11:59pm!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


The giveaway's not here but on my other blog, I Totally Made This! So go check it out and find out how you can win these bad boys for yourself.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Blog!

I have started a new blog called I Totally Made This! It's just a place where I can show all the stuff I make when I should be cleaning or playing with the kiddos. Each post has links back to the original tutorial or other fun sites that go along with the project. I'm planning on having lots of giveaways so check it out! The first giveaway will be later this week. It will be something for the kitchen. Just click on the name of the blog and start making your own stuff!