Thursday, January 31, 2013

Goodbye January

Can't say that I enjoyed January at all. A month of us being sick, snow & frigidly cold temps. I always can't wait to get Jan overwith. Not a fan of February either, but it's closer to March & Spring. Spring is such a happy Season, 1 of my faves. Lots of fun things coming up. We have Disney on Ice tomorrow night. Valentine's day, a week off of school. We really need to make plans & keep busy. Fun times with friends. Maybe a date night for me & the mr.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My little Daisy

Tonight I volunteered with Tara's Daisy troop. It was nice to see what goes on in a meeting. She got a bunch of patches tonight. They made Thank you cards to give to the policemen that came to the last meeting talking about respecting authority. We are going to Disney on Ice on Friday night with the troop. So excited.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Good hair day (sort of)

After I washed my hair today & styled it, I kind of liked it. I hate my new bangs, but they didn't look too bad. Of course 5 minutes after I took this pic I stuck a barrette in my hair & pulled the bangs back. I hate them in my face.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Yum of the day/New England Minute

Today's Yum is a local wine. My friend brought it to our house on Christmas eve. It's really good. Strawberry flavored. I bought a bottle a few weeks ago, but have been sick, so I haven't had any yet. The vineyard is in Sandown, NH.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Nail Files. Week #56

Sorry that these are so messy. Last week I bought the ombre kit above. I didn't have time to try that, so I just did all the different colors.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cheesy Rigatoni bake

Cheesy Rigatoni Bake

12 Servings
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients •1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni or large tube pasta •2 tablespoons butter •1/4 cup all-purpose flour •1/2 teaspoon salt •2 cups milk •1/4 cup water •4 eggs, lightly beaten •2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce •2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided •1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


•Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and salt until smooth; gradually add milk and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
•Drain pasta; place in a large bowl. Add eggs. Spoon into two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Layer each with one can of tomato sauce, half the mozzarella cheese and half the white sauce. Sprinkle each with half the Parmesan cheese.
•Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Bake second casserole, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. © Taste of Home 2012
•To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 7-10 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
•Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).
Nutrition Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 274 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Happy Mail=Happy Day

I've been sending & receiving lots of happy mail lately. It's so nice to get surprise things in the mail. I've been getting lots of post cards. I want to put them all in a book someday. I have every state in the U.S. except Alaska. So I'm going to work on getting one.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Happy Spaces

Photos via Pinterest.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Tattoo this year (I hope)

I'm hoping to get a new tattoo this year on the back of my neck. I was checking out Pinterest & We Heart It for some ideas. I'm thinking of my sign Cancer. Kind of small. Up kind of high. I also love feathers, keys, celestial things, dream catchers & more.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Nail Files. Week # 55

This week, I have on The Icing's Low Rider.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Michael's haul

I got a gift card for Christmas for Michaels. I went in there after X-mas to look for stuff, but couldn't find anything. I've been scrapbooking a lot for the past few weeks & took note of what I needed. Lots of blingy things, so I got all this stuff. I still have $8 left on the gc.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dreaming of Spring

This is what it looks like outside today. (Our driveway)
Out front
 What I'm dreaming of.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Slow Cooker chicken tacos

I'm making this recipe tomorrow. I'm hoping it's as good as it sounds. I got it from Six Sister's blog.
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

1 envelope taco seasoning (I used reduced sodium seasoning and it was still delicious)
5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (mine were frozen)
1 (16 oz) jar of your favorite salsa

Directions: Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray for easy clean-up. Place chicken in the bottom, pour salsa on top, and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. When done, the chicken should shred easily when stirred with a fork. For tacos, serve the chicken with crunchy taco shells and/or soft flour tortillas, guacamole, lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes, olives, sour cream, and any other taco toppings you love. You could also use the chicken for for enchiladas, nachos, tostadas, quesadillas, etc, etc!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Never again

I am never ever ever cutting bangs again. There, I've said it. I want you all to remind me, the next time I say that I'm thinking of cutting bangs, that it's a bad idea & I said that I was never ever ever cutting bangs again. I found a blog with 15 ideas how to pin back your bangs, but mine are too short to do any of it. When my hair grows a bit I can try some of the ideas.

p.s. Does anyone else think Baby Lips have horrible colors? I got the Pink punch today & yuck (I have that on in this pic). I had the cherry, but it ran out. Maybe I should have stuck with that. I know they have a clear, but I don't really like clear. Even if I put clear under or over a lipstick. It's just not the same.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Blues

Photos via Pinterest

Friday, January 11, 2013

Nail Files. Week # 54

This week I have on Milani~Fairy tale on. It's blackish with royal blue shimmer.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

My 365

I just recently found out about a 365 app. So I added it to my ipod touch. I've been taking pics everyday since last Friday. It's fun. I just wish I knew how to search for people, so I could check out other interesting people on there. I'm dramaqueensmum on there, if anyone is on there & wants to follow me.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Motherly duties

It's a new year & I'm already thinking about the Fall. Tara will be going to 1st grade & will be in school all day. I'm suppose to be getting a job & feel like my motherly duties will be over. All the Mom group things, playdates, the playground, hanging out, just reading books & seeing friends. I was hoping to maybe get an online job, to do with Blogging, but that hasn't happened. I just feel pretty sad that my stay-at-home-Mom years are almost over. It went so fast. I really miss having a toddler. I guess this will all be a new Chapter in our life.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Because it's Winter

Montreal (photo via Pinterest)

I'm already starting to think about our Summer vacation & where we might go. We haven't been to Canada for a few years. I need to get a new passport, mine has my old last name on it & we need to get Tara a passport. I've been dreaming of Montreal & Quebec city. I loved both cities & have only been to both once.

Quebec city (photo via Pinterest). We stayed at Hotel Frontenac, the castle looking thing in the background. It was so pretty, but our room was small & it was so hot (we were there in December too).

 We're also thinking of Bar Harbor again. We've been there a lot & I really like it there, but we always go in June for my birthday & it's always cool & rainy. There is a boat called the Cat & you can go to Nova Scotia, Canada on it from Bar Harbor. We need a passport for Nova Scotia too. My family way back is from there, so I'd love to check it out since it really isn't too far away. But $ is kind of an issue this year. I might be having eye lazer surgery which isn't cheap. So we'll think about vacations & try to find some cheap hotel faires. At least we can drive & don't need to worry about getting airfare.

Below is Bar Harbor. So relaxing.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Getting crafty...

So this year hasn't been too great so far. I've been sick & Tara was sick on Friday, throwing up, fever & didn't eat all day & hardly drank. I took her to the er on Friday night. We were there for 3 hrs. They gave her a pill to stop her nautiousness. Yesterday she ended up with a fever of 104, hubs was ready to bring her back to the hospital, but she was feeling better last ngiht & the fever was down today. Anyway, I haven't been out since Wednesday, other than 3 hrs at the hospital. I've been kind of bored, so last night I started scrapbooking. I got 3 more pages done today. I don't love the pages, but it's nice to be creative & to find something to keep me busy. I still don't feel great either, so I really don't feel like going out & doing much. I'm keeping T home from school tomorrow & I'm hoping to get her an appointment at her regular doc office. At least we'll get out & get some air. I have a few errands to do too. I have the 365 Smashbook & haven't started on it yet, since there's nothing really to smash about. So for now I'll work on old scrapbook pages to catch up on things a bit. I'm really hoping to get out shopping maybe on Friday. I need something to look forward to.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Nail files. Week #53

It's been a whole year since Nail Files started. Hard to believe. Tara & Vicki are having a nailpolish giveaway on their blogs. Click the button down below to check it out.
Sephora by OPI~What film Noir you in