Wednesday, March 2, 2011

if the shoe fits...

on second thought....

who cares if the shoe fits...

it's way more fun when the shoe doesn't fit!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

uh oh!

i think it may be time to move the cheese grater...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

mom says...

even though it's a new chimney, hubby should still climb up on the roof and check to see if it's clear....
hubby says - i don't have to climb up on the roof... hand me that mirror.... :)
chimney's clear as the blue sky.

Monday, February 21, 2011


you know a kid has been messing with your pin cushion when all the pins are color coordinated...

and you know your kids have been messing with you camera when you find pictures like this...

sorry... i know. it's kind of a gross picture. maybe i should send it to my dentist friend... it might save us a trip to the city for a check up. ;)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

things i learned today that i already know...

~people don't come over when my house is clean

~people only come over if you're still in your pj's at noon

~the phone will ring at the same time said people knock on the door

~everybody and his brother will call when you have company

~guaranteed some child will think said company has invaded your home and will become an instant cling-on

~various children will not behave as normal... will outright refuse to do something they normally loves to do

~the phone will ring again

~and again

~a little cheesecake goes a long way - especially when served in a mug to disguise it from said children

~a child's eyes and facial muscles will do really cool things when cheesecake is spied.

~one child will claim at 3 pm... or was that 1? that he has not had lunch and *nobody* told *him* it was lunch time

~your hubby will turn off the power just long enough for you and your guests to have no idea what time it is... you may think it's hours earlier than it really is :)

~it's easier to cut things out if you have your tongue hanging out

~cling-on will wake up from nap and glare at guests for still being there

~guaranteed one child will be in the bathroom and miss a trip to the mailbox with grandma

~fathers and children still need to eat even though mothers are having fun inventing important things

~the house does not clean up itself

~children do not claen up said house either

~my sewing machine hates me

~elastic hates me

~you will need a seam ripper

~my seam ripper is my friend

~you will need that seam ripper again

~projects always take longer than expected

~changing the thread in your serger will take longer than the entire project - except for said 'unstitching'

~thread will be messed up in serger... project will have to be smaller than expected.

~good times

~great company

~must do again

~baby will wake up as soon as your head hits the pillow.

~this does not stop head from hitting pillow, though

~good night :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Okay, so I have food on the brain. So. :)
Like roasted garlic? You're going to LOVE this. Why spend an hour waiting when you can have the exact same result in FIVE MINUTES? and your house will still smell just as delish.

You will need:
Olive Oil

Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet (any old skillet will do, but I much prefer cast iron over anything else) and toss in the garlic cloves. DO NOT PEEL THEM!

Toast for about 5 minutes -frequently turning cloves to brown all sides - garlic will be browned and softened.

Peel, eat, enjoy! :)

My kids LOVE these. They would snack on them all day if I let them. :)


you know you want some....