Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New blog design by Dottypink designs

Recently I won a contest to have a blog make-over. I love the way it came out. Amy at Dotty pink designed it for me. She makes really cute stationery, giftware, mugs, tea towels, tote bags etc.. I love her invitations. Check out her website.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mommy & Me Monday

On Saturday we went to Anthony's parent's house. We were sitting in their sunroom. Anthony went to help his Mom with her computer & I got bored. So I took some photos (of myself. That's what I do when I'm bored. I know it probably sounds weird) & a few of Tara & I. Here is 1 of them.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

New week. More busy days ahead

Just when I'm starting to enjoy Summer, I feel like it's almost over. We'll be gone for  a week to Virginia, so that cuts down on us doing some of our Summer to-do list things. We still have to go to Boston, Salem, MA, go in the canoe, make root beer floats, mini golf, picnic in the park & a few more things. So many birthdays. We have 1 more this Summer.  This week there is a Kindergarten camp. It's only 2 & 1/2 hrs (like kindergarten will be), but I'm going to make a list of things I want to get done while she is in school. It's been so long since I had that much free time.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tara has her own camera

Tara's fave birthday present is her new camera from my parents. Since anyone who has ever met me knows that I am a camera/photo freak. I have a small camera that I carry with me at all times. I've also always been quite the poser. So it's not surprising that I have a mini poser/photo taker. This camera is really cute. You can add funny cartoons to the photo. There's a good 1 of T with a purple hair-do & 1 of me with big red lips. We need to get a chord for her camera, so we can plug it in & upload the photos.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Nail files. week # 30

This week I had on Sally Hansen's Lavender pearlescent (it's really pink though), the thumb has Sally Hansen's Sparked over the lavender & the index finger has Bon Bons on it (not sure of the color).
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just some random stuff

This year is flying by. I'm getting excited to go to VA for my friend's wedding. There was a few things this Summer that I was looking forward to & now there's only 2 more things left. Not sure what I'll do once they are all over. It's nice having things to look forward to. I will have a kindergartener (not sure if that is a real word). She's starting Brownies in October, so that will be fun. I was a brownie. Still wanting to organize the house more. Kindergarten is only 2 & 1/2 hrs, so I won't be able to get too much done, but more than now & her being home.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cash for gold

I've heard about people getting $ for their gold. So I brought some stuff today to the mall & got $150. I was hoping to get at least $20, so I wanted to start jumping up & down when she said $150. This is great for anyone looking for a little extra $. I don't wear gold anymore, so it was great for me. I got a few more things together today & called my Mom & she has some stuff for me to bring.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mommy & Me Monday

This is our family photo from Tara's birthday party.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Birthday party pics

 My Dad & Tara

 The kids loved the games. There were some floating ducks & tin cans & you throw the bean bags at.

Tara's top 3 fave pressies.
1. Camera
2. Dress up outfit (a tutu, purse, necklace & headband)
3. Bike (that we got her)
Yay, we made it into the top 3.

Her theme for next year: Barbie/luau. We'll see if it changes by then. She's obsessed with the Oriental trading catalogs.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Tara Rayne

This is Tara on her 1st birthday. She's not a baby anymore. She's a little mini teenager.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Nail Files. Week 29

This week I had on Wet n' Wild, Wild Shine in Rain Check.

My best friend gave me my birthday pressies last Sunday & she gave me these pretties. So I have 5 more weeks of nailpolish to blog. yay.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kids in the Kitchen. Day 2

For some reason the photos that I took yesterday didn't come out. My camera was acting weird. Tara made a yummy salsa recipe. Of course she wouldn't eat it. She doesn't like tomatoes or onions, but does like cilantro. I want to make this soon.

Fresh Tomato Salsa
(From Pampered Chef via chef Jennifer)

1 small onion
1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed
1/2 cup loosly packed fresh cilantro
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 salt
2 cups grape tomatoes, divided
Tortilla chips (optional)

1. Cut onion into quarters. Cut Jalapeno crosswise into thirds. Combine onion jalapeno, cilantro, lemon juice, garlic & salt in a Manual food processor (or blender) pump handle to chop to desired consistency. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

Yield: about 2 & 1/2 cups salsa

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mommy & Me Monday

This photo is from last week at Canobie Lake Park on the Ferris wheel. Fun times.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Yum of the day

Starbucks Green tea Frappucino (got it yesterday without the whip cream). So yummy.

Nail Files. Week # 28

Tonight I have on a Jane nailpolish in Rythm & Blue. It's a really old nailpolish. I love royal blue.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Places we'll go (Dover, Deleware)

We are heading to Virginia in August. We'll be staying in Deleware on the way there. Staying over the 1st night. I use to go to VA when I was a kid. The 1st time I went, I was only 6. My parent's & I would stay in Dover on the way there. I remember there being a Friendlys in the parking lot of our hotel & going to Kmart & buying some cassette tapes. There was also a restaurant called Country Pantry that we would eat at every year. They had wooden plaques that they sold & my Mom bought a few. I'm sure it's changed since then. So we'll be checking out some new things this year.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


My Dad turned 75 last Saturday. My sister & I planned a surprise party for him. He was really surprised. I can't believe he's 75. He's always been there for me & now Anthony & Tara too. He would do anything for anyone & has tons of friends & family who love him.

Monday, July 9, 2012

My Fave things in the Summer

 Especially vodka with the lemonade.

This year it's "Unity" as my Summer Anthem.