Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall, Fur, and Flowers

My mom brought Booth a birthday cupcake for his birthday...and six others for his humans.

He promptly inhaled it.  Afterwards, he stole Rowyn's.  He tried for Camdyn's, but she was on to his shenanigans.  Naughty birthday dog.

We're Tucker sitting this weekend, because Carrie and Meghan are going to a wedding in South Dakota.  Apparently, it's a casual western theme...Carrie said the bride was hand stamping metal spoons with their initials for wedding favors.  I told them to take pictures, I'm interested to see the details. 

Tucker is watching her leave and I imagine begging her not to leave him at this madhouse. ;) 

With the cooler weather, I've finally felt like doing some sewing and crafting.  I made a banner for the living room.

...while Rowyn played under my craft table.  That's Rapunzel's hair you see whipping around.  That girl is all about princesses and fairies right now.

I found the blank bag at Hob Lobs and sewed on an R from some scrap fabric and some ribbon from my stash.  I added the rolled fabric flower, but looking at it now, I think it needs a little more.  Maybe a big tulle bow on the other handle?  Anyway, it's for Roywn to put her ballet and tap shoes in.

I dug up the fall decorations and started my fall mantel.   

I made a few new flowers to embellish...

my fall metro retro bag.  Small addiction...perhaps, but it's such a pretty plaid and look, even Booth likes it.

Monday, September 26, 2011


This little guy is having a birthday today...only he's not so little anymore.

We took him to Petco so he could pick out his own presents.

To say he was a little excited would be an understatement.

Along with a Kong Wubba, he picked out this kitty.  Mean Dad wouldn't let him get it.

Riley turns 10 on Sunday and she tried talking us into one of these for her birthday.  I think not.  Between the cats, dog, and Lumpy, the poor thing wouldn't stand a chance.

For dinner we went to Grammy and Papa's for walking tacos.  Mom and I opted for beans in ours, Camdyn and Rowyn would only eat theirs in a soft shell, and Riley had cheese, Dorito's, and tomatoes in hers.  Picky eaters.  Geez.
For dessert, the birthday doggy had yoghund organic banana and peanut butter frozen yogurt and a bone from his bff, Tucker.

Camdyn made him a card and dropped her snickerdoodle cookies last night for an extra treat for him. 

Happy 1st Birthday, Booth!

Friday, September 23, 2011

This week

This week...

I did a little crafting.
Rowyn found kittens when we stopped at my coworkers house.

She was quite enamoured.

"I'll get to the bottom of this, Darling."
Yes, I've blogged about it before, but I *heart* it!
Mad Housewife Wine

Why won't that text center?
Why don't I know HTML code?
Whatevs...pretend this is all centered.  Kay?

My husband brought me lunch at work...
the Mediterranean Veggie from Panera
Zesty Peppadew™ piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes,
onions and cilantro JalapeƱo hummus on our Tomato Basil bread.
and broccoli and cheese soup.

And that was even after I managed to blow a spark plug and coil out of our Ford Expedition.  Ok, not my fault, but since it happened while I was driving, he's got to give me crap. ;)
image from google images 

We have a weekend of...
softball tournament
celebrating Booth's first birthday
family time!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A's and a recipe

Today, we read The Awful Aardvarks Go to School, which she was very interested in.  They're naughty little Aardvarks, so of course she'd be drawn to them. ;)

Afterwards, we made A's with our homemade playdoh, that used to be one batch of purple and one they're yuck.  Anyway, they work and they made a pretty good color for the ants we made to go with the A's.

In keeping with our theme, we made Apple Crisp.  A new, super easy recipe.  Easy is good.

4 apples, I used Gala which I had on hand
½ cup butter, melted
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¾ quick oats
½ cup flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

The recipe called for 1 tsp cinnamon and ½ tsp allspice, but since I didn't have allspice, I just used the pumpkin pie spice instead.

Peel, core, and slice the apples and spread them evenly in bottom of pan, which I first sprayed with Pam.  In medium bowl, combine other ingredients.

Sprinkle the mixture evenly over apples.

Ready for the super easy part?

Put the pan in the MICROWAVE for 10-12 minutes.

I don't normally bake using the microwave, but I was willing to try this for a quick dessert.

Okay, so guess what? 
Not only was it easy, it was delicious!
Keeping this recipe, for sure!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A is for...

Rowyn and I are working on the alphabet.

Yesterday, we started with the letter A.
We made an apple tree and read a book about apples.  She loves cutting, so she cut the contruction paper into lots of different sizes.  We glued them on to make the leaves of the tree and used red glitter glue to make apples.  More cutting and she made the grass for the bottom.  Great for working on those fine motor skills.

Today we made a capital A into an alligator(inspiration from here) and read a book about alligators.

Friday, September 16, 2011


My latest Etsy purchase from Liz Hutnick, a rose ring and she sent along the bobby pin and 20% off my next purchase.  How sweet!

In keeping with the vintage feel, have you seen this video on youtube?  She teaches you how to get vintage curls in your hair, without heat.  It works, it's crazy how cute the curls are.

 I had a less than willing subject for photos, but it works really well.  Camdyn and Rowyn have such thin hair, they curl up in no time. 

I found a set of vintage 1950's Fire King Fleurette dishes at GW for 50 cents a piece.  Score!

I couldn't resist.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Such creative titles I'm coming up with lately.

I wasted spent the better part of the morning laughing so hard that Rowyn asked me if I was alright.  Doing what?  Perusing Bluntcard.  Completely inappropriate...hence the reason I love find them hysterical.  If you find no humor in any of them, we can't be friends anymore.