Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ready for February

This is my bulletin board area. I just updated it a few minutes ago. I think I am going to do a Photo a day challenge that I saw on a blog. I have a photo calendar that my friend sent me for Christmas & I also have my February clutter control calendar up.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

5 Things that I'm loving now

1. Starting to plan our trip to Virginia in August.

2. Quaker Chocolate chip oatmeal. So yummy.

3. Wearing old jewelry that I haven't worn in a while.

4. Organizing baskets/bins

5. For Women First magazine

Friday, January 27, 2012

Nail files #4

This week I am wearing Beetle by Hard Candy. This is 1 of my all-time fave nail polish colors.

The Nail Files

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine's mantel linky party

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Home Stories A2Z

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yum of the day

I've had different flavors of the Daily's frozen alcohol drinks, but this is my fave so far, Pomegranite acai margarita.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine's mantel

I changed up our mantel again today. I'll probably change it up again before Valentine's day. I can't seem to get a look that I like.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Egg nog pound cake

Egg Nog Pound cake

Hands-on Time: 15 min.; Total Time: 2 hr., 25 min. Just when you thought pound cake couldn't get any better—try toasting the slices and spreading them with your favorite jam or preserves.

This recipe goes with Eggnog Cupcakes

Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline Murphey YIELD: Makes 12 servings
COURSE: Cakes/Frostings, Desserts

1 (16-oz.) package pound cake mix
1 1/4 cups eggnog
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat all ingredients together at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes. Pour into a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.

2. Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

Southern Living DECEMBER 2009

Saturday, January 21, 2012

4 & 1/2

Today Tara turned 4 & 1/2. I really can't believe it. She's grown so much since she started school in September. She can write all her letters & is counting all-the-time (her fave # right now is 99. No, she can't count to 99, but she likes that # a lot).

She's really into make-up/nail polish & Barbie, ballet dancing & reading make-up blogs. She loves Pirate's booty, pretzels & knock knock jokes. She wants to be a doctor & a teacher. She wants to dress pretty all-the-time & wear dresses everyday (so much for the 20 pairs of jeans that we got from freecycle). She's also stubborn, moody & sensitive & worries a lot (just like her Mom). She's so much like me & also a Cancer (Moonchild). She has lots of attitude & wants to do things on her own now & steals my jewelry & hides it/loses it on me. Age 3 till now have been the hardest so far, but hopefully 5 will be our best age so far.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Nail Files~week 3

Week # 3 for The Nail Files. Click the button below to join in.

The Nail Files

Tonight I am painting my nails with this Icing color, Hazelnut. I love Icing's nailpolish.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

What's in Tara's bag

She got this bag for Christmas from 1 of my friends. The other day we went to Walmart & Wendys she brought this with her.

It wasn't very exciting this week. But she took out a baby doll, that was mine when I was little & some cat food, that goes with her Fur real cat & put the baby & the food on the table. I laughed that she brought food with her for the baby. I can't even remember to bring her snack sometimes with us. She always finds cute/unique things to bring with her.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine's day swap

I'm participating in Valentine swap. Click the link to join in. You can sign up till tomorrow. I haven't done a swap in a long time. I think my last 1 was a Valentine swap 2 years ago. I've been missing out in a lot of swaps lately, so I'm glad that I found 1.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Growing up

Today T had off from school & we went to see Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked with some friends. It was really cute. Tara informed me tonight that she wants to have her own blog about make-up & nail polish & she wants to vlog. Vlog? I don't even vlog. I told her that we do have a web-cam on the laptop. I've never used it. We've had it probably 8 months now. I told her that if hubs can figure out how to use it, we can have her do a few videos. But I probably would only share it with friends & family.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Neutrogena revitilizing lip balm

I recently saw Neutrogena's revitilizing lip balm on a blog & thought I would check it out. It has spf 20 & makes your lips look rosier in just 1 week. I bought the Sunny berry. I love it so much that I went & bought the soft caramel. That color is really light, but I put my copper color lipstick over it & it adds some color to it.

Last night I realized that my Sunny Berry was missing & I had put it in the washer & dryer (it was in my pocket). So now I have to go get a new 1. There's a little bit left, but it pretty much melted. I went to get another 1 today, but the store was out of that color & only had 1 left of each color.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

This week in photos

1. Pirate cannon balls that we made (peanut butter balls)

2. I was so cold this week that I had to wear my hood in the house

3. The sky yesterday. The weather was so weird yesterday.

4. Princess party that we went to today.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Nail Files~week 2

It's week 2 for Nail files. This week I am wearing Sephora OPI's Teal we meet again. I love this color.

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The Nail Files

Quick mini snowman

We finally got some snow yesterday. T had dance & we drove there, but it was closed. So we just went to the grocery store. When we came home we made a mini snowman on the front porch. He came out kind of cute & he's still out there. Now today, everything is ice.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Simpler Life website

It's that time of year again that everyone is trying to get organized. I usually do it in the Spring & Fall & in January. I found this website that has a calendar that you can print. Each day it has a few things that you can organize. Just quick ideas. I printed January & Feb out. I have January hanging on my bulletin board in my office. I try to read them each day & do what it says. It's kind of fun. Here is the site: My Simpler Life

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pirate cannonballs recipe

I got the Picture Me cooking book last Christmas. I decided to start making some new recipes from the book. We made about 4 or 5 of them last year. We made these pirate cannonballs today & they were awesome. We didn't have any powdered sugar because we used it up when we made the cookies for the cookie swap, but they still tasted so good even without that.




½ cup Powdered Sugar

1 cup Peanut Butter

1 cup Rice Crispy cereal

¼ cup Coconut


Mix peanut butter with powdered sugar and cereal, roll into balls with your palms and then roll the balls in the coconut (or mini choc chips, sprinkles, crushed graham crackers etc...). Place on wax paper, on a cookie sheet & place in refridgerator for 1 hour.