Thursday, October 15, 2009

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

As I sit here in tears trying to sew my own daughters costumes, (I'm not nearly as talented as this lady!) I am thinking just how wonderful it would be to win this costume so I could stop crying, I mean sewing. Absolutely amazing!
Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The 4 Seasons

Spring is here!  We have two beautiful flowering trees.  Our house is picture perfect!
Here is our house in the fall:
And in the winter of course:
I just need to get a good picture of it during the summer.  Then I plan to have all four side by side, showing the season changes.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Easter Pictures

Playing catch up.

We have been out of town for the past week, so I have a lot of blog catching up to do.  Our Easter was not your typical Easter, instead it was cold, freezing cold!  We had almost a foot of snow on the ground with beautiful blue skies.  The kids woke up to way too much candy.  Then off to church.  When we got home, we took a few pictures .  Then it was to the kitchen for me. My brother, Michael, His girlfriend, Lynette, and a friend from his work came over for Easter dinner. Our menu consisted of: Ham, Turkey Breast, Lamb, Sweet Potato Bake, Potatoes Au Gratin, Garlic Green Beans, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Broccoli Salad, Ambrosia Jello Mold and rolls.  It really was quite a spread!  Anyway, I am not left to cook an entire holiday dinner alone very often.  Either my mom or mother-in-law (or both) is usually here to help.  This Easter, it was just me.  We had set the dinner time for 4:00.  About 3:00, I was stressing!! Mike, Lynette and Michael showed up right on time. Well, right in time to help!  I asked Lynette if she could follow a recipe, she said she would try.  So I gave her the Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe I found online, it seemed easy enough.  It was bagged spinach, cut up strawberries, sliced green onions, toasted almonds, feta cheese, olive oil and white balsamic vinegar.  It doesn't get any easier than that.  I continued with the other 30 things I was working on.  Finally, about 4:45 dinner was on the table.  It really looked great!  To make a long story short, I took a bite of Lynette's had a very interesting taste.  Kind of soapy.  We all joked about why it could taste like soap.  Did she wash the strawberries and veggies with soap? Did she not rinse the cutting board after washing it?  Did she use palmolive oil?  Needless to say we tossed the salad without anyone taking another bite.  As Lynette and I were washing dishes, I discovered... really cute soap dispenser!  Thanks Jen Harvey for the great idea!  I guess next time I need to use blue dish soap to make it a lot more obvious to a guest chef and to avoid another Soapy Spinach Salad!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Just another snow story...

I will take total responsibility for the snow we received yesterday.  Just yesterday morning, I was telling my friend in California that I thought we were done with snow!  And I even mentioned to her that I might be jinxing Cleveland...and I did!  Yesterday afternoon it started snowing, again! But this snow was my favorite kind, it is the kind that actually sticks to the trees.  Everything just looks so beautiful.  The bad part is that it is wet snow, heavy to shovel and messy.  I took a couple of pictures this morning.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

I am a few days late, but isn't that the story of my blog?  We decided that we wanted to make corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day.  Well...I never made it to the store to buy it.  So instead this is what we had:
We did have corned beef and cabbage on Tuesday...salty is all I can say about that!  I much preferred the Filet Mignon, green mashed potatoes and green beans!