Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer to-do list

1. Canobie Lake Park
2. Salem, MA (Salem Willows)
3. Make Root Beer floats
4. Smores on the firepit
5. Canoe
6. Portsmouth
7. Boston
8. Picnic in the park
9. Hampton beach (2x)
10. mini golf
11. Gelato
12. Salisbury beach
13. Rail trail
14. Have drinks on a deck
15. Frisbie in the park
16. Flea market
17. Yard sales
18. Have a Lemonade stand
19. Drive-in movie

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

6 year wedding anniversary

Today is our 6 year wedding anniversary. We had such a beautiful wedding day on the beach in Bermuda. We don't have any special plans since Anthony is working & we don't have a babysitter for Tara.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Not sure if I will have a blog after tomorrow

So I'm not sure if I will have a blog after tomorrow. All the hard work I put into it. I will be making a new blog if I can't access mine after tomorrow. I don't know what to do to ensure that I won't lose the blog. So if I don't post after tomorrow it's because I can't access it.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Yum of the Day

My Yum of the day is a yummy creamy one. This has become my nightly snack. It's great for this time of year. It's been pretty hot & humid here in New Hampshire.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce is co-founded and still run by a mom entrepreneur, Mary Ellen Veron and is primarily made in the USA. You’ll find the clothing sold in Fresh Produce stores and more than 500 specialty retailers throughout the US and Caribbean. They have Woman's clothing (dresses, skirts, shirts, jackets), plus sizes, kids clothes, Casual Clothes, accessories & more Their clothing has bright & cheery designs & colors. I got this cute shirt to review. It's really comfy. So comfy that I think I am going to wear it as a pajama shirt. I like to be comfy at night. It seems to run a little big. I got a size medium & it was a little loose. I think it would look cute with a wide belt.

Check out Fresh Produce for great Summer Fashion.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pre-school graduation

Yesterday was Tara's graduation. I was pretty emotional. Her teacher was so awesome & she probably won't be in the same class as most of her friends. They all came out in their caps & gowns & sang some really cute songs.

Best teacher ever

Friday, May 25, 2012

Nail Files week # 21

Today I'm wearing Blush by Revlon. It's really light, but pretty.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Savory Grilled Chicken recipe

Last month I did a freezer workshop with my friend Stephanie (who is a Tastefully Simple consultant). We made a bunch of different meals. We had this last weekend & it was our favorite out of all of them. Just in time for the holiday weekend. This would be a great recipe to make. We'll be making it a lot.

Savory Grilled Chicken

Submitted by Rosemary (MN) HQ Resident Chef Ingredients

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. Onion Onion™
1 Tbsp. Garlic Garlic™
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
Juice from 1/2 lime

Serve it tonight: Place ingredients in a large resealable bag; marinate for 2-3 hours. Discard marinade; grill chicken to desired doneness. Makes 2-3 servings. Serve it later: Place ingredients in a large resealable bag; freeze until ready to use. Thaw; grill to desired doneness.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kool-aid slushie

Photo by KC Cooker Kool-aid slushie

  1 cup water
1/2 cup sweetened Kool-Aid drink mix
3 cups ice


Place 1 cup water, 1/2 cup of your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid and 1 cup ice cubes in a blender container;cover. Blend on high speed until smooth. Add additional 2 cups ice cubes; cover. Blend using pulsing action, until smooth. Serve immediately. Store leftover slush in the freezer. Makes 7 (1/2 cup) servings.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Mommy & Me Monday

Today we hung out in the yard for a little while & rested on the hammock. It was a beautiful day out. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bermuda dreaming

Every year at this time I start thinking about Bermuda. We got married there almost 6 years ago (our anni is coming up 5/30). So I start thinking about the sparkling waters & pretty sand. Someday we'll go back & get to see more. It was the happiest day of my life.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mother/daughter mani/pedi party

Today we went to a mother/daughter mani/pedi party at 1 of our Mom friend's houses. It was a beautiful day out & we sat out on her deck. A Mary Kay rep had us soak our feet in warm water with foot fizzies & then we put an exfoliator scrub on & a foot cream. Tara didn't want to have her nails done. Then we got to use some hand scrubs & lotions.

My toes painted with Mary Kay, Lava.

T was in a grumpy mood today & finally let me paint her finger nails as we were leaving the party. She picked a gold color. It's really pretty, but kind of blends in with your skin.

We had some yummy food too (the salad was awesome with lettuce & strawberries & a sweet homemade dressing with sesame seeds in it. I need to get this recipe)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Nail files. week # 20

I just got this nailpolish a few days ago. It's Essie's, No More Film. I so love purple. This pic isn't too clear, but you get the idea. I just bought some Essie, Grow Stronger. I'm hoping it will help my thin, dry nails. Has anyone used it before?

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blogger:Claim your blog (need help)

I got an e mail saying that I needed to claim my blog/recover my blog because of the new blogger. I can't seem to figure this out. It says something about me losng my blog on 5/30 if I don't claim it. When I try to log in it says my username. I can't log in through aol, so I have to go in through Explorer. I hate explorer & never use it & feel lost with it. Has anyone else gotten this e mail & how did you claim your blog? I've had my blog for 4 years & really don't want to lose it. Hubs doesn't have time to look at it & try to help me. I've tried to figure it out. Would really love some help with this.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Yum of the day

I found these in the grocery store the other day. I had never heard of them. I've really gotten into quinoa lately. I also like flax & have heard how good chia seeds are. They are really good. I start eating them & can't stop. That's not so good. Even if something is healthy, too much of a good thing isn't good.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mommy & Me Monday

We took this pic on Saturday. It was a self portrait. It's 1 of my fave recent pics of us.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012


My beautiful baby JoJo isn't doing so well lately. I've noticed that she had lost some weight, but I have heard that as cats get older they start to lose weight. She had always been 10 lbs. Last year when she went for her yearly check up, she was 9 lbs, but she had a uti too. So she went this week for her yearly check-up & she's down to 7 & 1/2 lbs. I was really surprised. She looks thin when she stands up & when she laying down, she looks heavier (her big belly). This photo was taken earlier last week, before she went to the vet. Well the vet called Friday night & said she didn't have diabetes or kidney problems. He wanted to try her on antibiotics because she had bacteria in her urine & he thinks she has another uti & her dental disease might be causing bacteria. He's going to check her urine again after she finishes the antibiotics. She hasn't had a blood test yet. He had mentioned that a blood test would show if she had something like cancer. He felt her body & didn't feel any tumors or anything. So I feel like there is hope. She will be 15 in June & I really do feel like she might not make it that much longer. I've had her for 12 years since she was 3 & she was my 1st cat when I moved out on my own, so I feel a lot closer to her & like she really is my child. We've been through so much through the years. She's always made me smile & cheered me up when I needed it. She's a lovey, cuddly, friendly cat. She loves sitting on people's laps. I'm hoping she will make it a few more years & make it through all of this.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

What I really want for Mother's day

  9hrs & the house to myself. Alone. Quiet. I could clean, organize, scrapbook, smashbook, catch up on things on the dvr, read a magazine & so many more things.
I did tell my hubs that I would like to paint my toe nails tomorrow & do some scrapbooking & smashbooking. We are going out to eat with my parents & his parents, so we won't be home all day long, but hopefully I can do the things I really want to do.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Nail Files week 19

Today I have on Pure Ice, First Time. It's a metallic green. Very pretty.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Teddy bear picnic

Last night they had an event at T's new school. Everyone met in the gym & then they split all the kids up. 1st she got to see the new music teacher doing some songs & being silly. All the kids got scarfs to play with.
Then they went to the library & got to see a puppet show & then they did a craft. She made this cute Teddy bear bag. Then we got to see the Kindergarten room. I think it was a great idea to have the kids see the school & get to meet the teachers.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

White chicken enchiladas

I made these tonight & they are really yummy & different.

White Chicken Enchiladas
slightly adapted from Joyful Momma's Kitchen

8 flour tortillas, soft taco size
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (I used half of a rotisserie chicken)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies

  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll up in tortillas and place in pan seam side down. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Allow sauce to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and chilies. Pour sauce over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes and then broil for a few minutes to brown the cheese.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Going too fast

(photo above from June 2008)

Lately I've been kind of emotional because Tara is almost done with pre-school (the end of May) & going into Kindergarten in September. She has a Teddy bear picnic tomorrow at her new school. I've been thinking about when she was little a lot & all of her 1sts. It's gone way too fast.