Sunday, December 26, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
making peppermint bark
candy cane tea
sparkly nail polish
the Smell of Christmas candle by Aromatique
getting Christmas cards (even though I didn't send any this year)
my kitchen tree
the ceramic boot my Mam-ma made that I fill with candy canes
getting yummy coffee in my stocking that we make on Christmas mornining
fondue (cheese please)
peppermint twist body wash from Bath and Body Works
unexpected gifts on the porch
mom's Christmas decorations
reading my class' letters to Santa
...just to name a FEW!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The theme of the party was "Still HOT at 40". I came up with it because he absolutely loves all things hot and spicy (he married me, right? hahaha). See that gallon jug of Tabasco? That was his souvenir from our recent trip to New Orleans. He was in heaven at the Tabasco store, literally like a kid in a candy shop. I thought I would share a few shots of the party, it was so much fun. I had never planned and executed such a big party before. It was a lot of work, but I loved doing it. I planned the menu and made all the food myself, as always we had waaaayyyy to much food!
This is us with some of our best friends, I have know Caron since we were 5 years old!
Monday, August 16, 2010
The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes
- What was your first impression of Tim?
I think I am often skeptical so at first I thought he was just "playing" with her. She's so young and I think he could tell she was interested in him. I think he was surprised by her as he got to know her and began to develop feeling for her.
- If you were in Cee Cee's position, would you be willing to help your boyfriend in the way that she is willing to help Tim?
I absolutely would not do what she is doing. I remember being 16 and crazy in love, but I also had family and close friends that kept me grounded. I think Cee Cee jumps in because she doesn't have a close support system and she doesn't have anyone that she feels like she would be disappointing with her actions. On the other hand, she would be disappointing the only person she feels like she has if she doesn't do it.
- Why do you think Cee Cee is so eager to please Tim?
I think Cee Cee is lonely and has come to consider Tim to be her family. Being just 16 also has lots to do with her willingness to please him, she seems to go out of her way to prove that her age isn't an issue.
- Who do you think has it harder? Tim or Cee Cee?
I would say Cee Cee has it harder because as I mentioned above, she doesn't have anyone but Tim. Although I believe she truly doesn't want to be involved, she is so afraid of losing him that she is going against her moral compass. I am interested to see how this inner struggle plays out and changes her as the story develops.
- What traits about Cee Cee stuck out the most to you in chapters 1-10?
What sticks out most to me is her child like innocence and willing to trust despite all that she has been through in her life.
- Do you think Cee Cee is as mature as she seems?
I think she comes off as being more mature than she is because of the circumstances of her life and how she seems to have gotten through them. I think on the inside she is still just a scared little girl that is too trusting.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
When I was a little girl we used to celebrate 4th of July at my uncle's house- and there was always homemade ice cream. It was made in an old fashioned ice cream maker and I remember it being pretty labor intensive and taking a looooong time to be ready (it sure was good though!) From the reviews on this machine, we will be eating the same yummy ice cream in 20 minutes and with MUCH less work. I am looking forward to trying lots of new recipes, I have found plenty of them to keep me in ice cream all summer.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
So, what are your favorite spring/summer trends?
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Of course I also love to just peel a couple of eggs and eat 1 whole and only the whites of the other. This makes the perfect portable breakfast too!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
- Seeded Jewish Rye, some places use dark rye, others use pumpernickel, some have the gall to use a sub roll.
- I don't like the meat piled up too high. I want to be able to bite the sandwich without all the goods being squished out.
- Sauerkraut should be plentiful. My main gripe about a Reuben is being stingy on this ingredient. Why people? It's the cheapest part of the sandwich, yet it totally makes it!
- Swiss cheese, the sandwich should be warm enough for the cheese to be oooey and gooey.
- Thousand Island dressing, some use Russian, but I much prefer the former. I recently had a Reuben that had the sauerkraut mixed in with the dressing. It was interesting, I probably wouldn't do it at home, but it was good.
- This sandwich must be served with Ruffles potato chips and dill pickle spears. Some like it with cole slaw or potato salad. Nope, not me, plain ol' Ruffles is the ticket here. I rarely eat a plain chip of any kind, but it is called for here.
Since tomorrow is St. Pat's, I think I'll invite the folks over and whip up some of these babies. One needs to eat before heading out to partake in cheap green beer.