Thursday, April 16, 2009

Baked Egg in Ham Cups

When we get moved and cooking resumes, this will be one of the things I make!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

CFer Question

Problems with Dairy? Mackenzie has major problems when she drinks milk (or even Lactaid) where it makes her cough like crazy. Do any of you with CF or CF caregivers have a problem with this? Or maybe she just has an allergy? Hmmm...

Since I use the other blog kind of as a family scrapbook (even though I post CF related things there too), I think I'm going to start posting some CF items here too. I go back and forth between thinking I should just put everything on one or keep all three. CF friends, I'd appreciate if you'd keep an eye on this one too when I have the occasional CF question or update. Other friends, you have no choice - you have to read all three! :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thanks JT!

Makes me want to spend $48 on a t-shirt...

From March 27, 2009 to April 24th 2009, William Rast will donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the William Rast New America Flag t-shirt to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. CFF is the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ryland Project Table

I've been loving this table in the Pottery Barn catalog for a while now! Not necessarily for how it looks but for what it does.
See how both ends flip up for storage... And see that great power strip inside with a cord that runs hidden inside the table leg, perfect for being in the middle of the room with chargers or hot glue guns plugged into.
Also see how it can also be used as a dining table which would be perfect if a person building a house decided they didn't want a formal dining room that only got used a few times a year so they turned it into an office BUT, on those occasions when it needed to be used for dining, it could!I never thought I'd get it, especially since I'm expecting most of our rooms in our house to be empty for a while after we build, but I couldn't stop thinking about it. Friday, I decided to look it up online so I could show Jason and start pleading my case way early. Imagine my surprise when I couldn't find it anywhere on the PB website. I called the store to get the exact name of the table (Ryland Project Table) and was told it had been discontinued (of course), they then did a further search and found that they pretty much had the only one left in the company on their floor (they could have been stretching the truth but I choose to believe this is the VERY LAST Ryland Project Table on the face of the earth). They said it was on sale since it was discontinued and since it was a floor model they'd take an additional 30% off. I showed Jason afterwork and he actually liked it! I couldn't believe it! We went today (although I thought we should have gone as soon as he got home from work yesterday) - it was still there (whew!) - and we got it! It's exactly what I wanted in the office - I'll have a desk built in along the wall so this will be in the middle of the room for lots and lots of projects. I'm so excited, I had to blog about it! I'm using it now!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Decorations

During this whole renting while we are building time it's sometimes felt like we've pressed pause on our lives in some areas waiting to press play when we get in the new house. Traditions, correspondence, even dinner most nights have been put on the back burner. So, when it came to decorating for Christmas, we weren't going to do too much. I really wanted to just get this tree as a joke:

I also wanted to get a live potted tree that we could use and then just plant with our landscaping. That didn't happen, I waited too long to buy it.

My wonderful friend Michele let me borrow a tree and glass balls (she calls them bulbs - what do you call them?). Those things along with some purchased garland, $1 poinsettias, and these stockings I did a little decorating. Jason and Peyton made the star for the tree last night. I also have wrapping paper we bought from Mackenzie's school fundraiser that will match the color scheme. Although I miss a lot of my decorations I have packed up, I'm glad we did a little decorating! I can't believe Christmas and 2009 are right around the corner!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gas Oven?

Does anyone have a GAS OVEN? We are considering a range that has a larger electric oven and a smaller gas oven. We'd use the smaller oven more but since it's gas I wanted to get opinions since I've never had a gas oven. If you have one, please comment your thoughts!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Commentary: Schieffer's Vote

I saw this on 'Face the Nation' Sunday and wished I had posted it before Tuesday - I like when he says that we have to give no reason for why we vote for somebody and also that we can tell everyone or no one.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Candy Corn Kisses

Peyton won a coloring contest and got a basket full of Halloween goodies for her prize. The basket included these Candy Corn Kisses which I hadn't seen yet but I think are so fun! In talking with friends I guess there are all kinds of things to be discovered at Walmart when you don't run in and out at super speed. Apparently there is also Candy Apple Kisses and Pumpkin Swirl Kisses...but I don't think those are nearly as cute as this: