Wednesday, March 30, 2011

it's muddy as all get out,

But we are ready for soccer anyway. And so excited about it too. I think this might officially categorize me as a soccer mom. I never thought Id be okay with  it. I'm going to secretly enjoy it. See you on the field.

Monday, March 28, 2011

this week's menu

1. chinese chicken with broccoli
2. cheese burgers
3. pasta with bolognese sauce
4. steak and baked potatoes with a garlic green salad
5. steak fajitas
6. curried chicken salad. My kids won't stop asking for it.

curried chicken salad

2 cups of cooked diced chicken
3/4 c chopped raw carrot
3/4 c chopped raw celery
1/2 c chopped raw walnuts
1/4 dried currants
2 green onions diced


1/2 c of mayonaise
1/4 cup of olive of canola oil
2 tablespoons of good strong curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
salt and pepper to taste

Mix well, and dress chopped goods.
This is our favorite picnic food served with fresh french bread, fruit, and cheese. Also, I think it tastes better the next day. Hope you try it!

Friday, March 25, 2011

we get sunshine, then we get snow

And, I'm kind of okay with that. Nothing can stop the warmth from coming eventually.
So right now, I realized, my kids caught another cold, and that's okay. Because it's wet outside and we can watch movies. Also, strawberries are in season somewhere. I can tell by the low, low price of a  pint. So I think I might do some early canning. There is nothing quite like a full years stash of homemade strawberry jam. Especially in December. 

Tomorrow we might try to go pick up a clawfoot tub for our second bathroom! My sister found it at an antique store close by. It's a really good price.:) What are you thinking you might like to do this weekend?
Besides making a cape for my first born, I think I need to make this for the little girl. 
What do you think of this bike?
I want to eat breakfast here tomorrow.

happy weekend. 


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We the Penney's have been battling little sicknesses over here. Two days good, then two more bad, but we are finally getting sleep again now that the night time coughs have begun to disappear. I hope that this is the end of winter sickness now that spring has finally sprung. I'm ready to get outside for some sunshine and picnicing!
I'm also hunting for kids warm weather clothing. Specifically shoes.  I'm not a huge lover of crocs, but I think my kids have ended up with the target knock-offs every year since birth. What shoes do you guys love and always go back to for your bambinos? I'm even tempted to get these for myself. What do you think?

Monday, March 14, 2011

this week's menu

Second breakfast from last week. Blueberry muffins with a pound of butter.

1. indian pizza
2. I never got around to making the short ribs so they're still on the menu
3. enchiladas supreme
4. classic Irish corned beef and cabbage
5. surf and turf with some friends!
6. chicken souvlaki

I think I might make an apple pie today. Don't you want to make one too?

Friday, March 11, 2011

13 weeks

It's kind of a belly shot, but not really. But here it is anyhow.
Shirt: Old Navy, Jeans:Old Navy Maternity, Bracelet:gift, Shoes: Target

Some fun stuff for you to peek at.

I really want to try this recipe. Hopefully we will get to go mushroom hunting this year.

The real Up!

 I don't normally buy patterns, but this one is tempting.

 I am hoping to help Joel get some work done in our living room. Spackle and prep for a new coat of paint. I am also going to a pre-natal yoga class that is hurting me in the perfect tone you up for birth kind of way. Hope your weekend has a little bit of sunshine!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

amazon goods

Yes, I rant and rave about the deals with Amazon mom enough right?
Check out my new affiliates links on the side of my blog. There are some other favorites of mine in there too, you know books and stuff. Basicly, anything I recommend. Or can't live without, or might die if the price at Amazon weren't as awesome as it is.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


He didn't climb up here himself, even though he might be able too. I just love a baby on a table.

I haven't really been knitting. So I don't have any progress to show you that you would be able to notice. I just have to finish the sleeves. And pick buttons. But I have a spring bug. Which encourages me to make earrings, market totes, and pick out sundresses. Which I am going to do. Don't you worry. I just have to remember not to forget to finish this oh so close knitting project. Cause really I'm so close right? I guess it could be my fault that we keep getting snow and not spring.

p.s. I started to feel the baby move. :)

Monday, March 07, 2011

this week's menu

I actually like Mondays. Weekend blow up our house on a very large scale, so I look forward to being able to catch up on chores and reorganize life again. Whether I an successful or not. ( secret, I'm not usually successful) But Here's to a good week of meals, cause that can fix a whole lot.

1. curried lentil soup
2. roast chicken with Dijon sauce
3. spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread
4. proper chicken Caesar salad
5. braised chile spiced short ribs with black beans
6. tuna melts with hummus and carrots sticks

Friday, March 04, 2011

I am a new 28 year old

Yesterday was my birthday. We celebrated last weekends for our date, but for the actual night , Joel and I walked downtown to pick up fine cheese and wine. :) We had a wonderful anti pasta type in house date. My favorite really.

We are going bowling tomorrow as per Sam's request. An I need to get cracking on the transformer cake! Any suggestions? Also the weather is supposed to stay over 40 until Sunday! Yay!

Here are some things I liked this week.
I need to make these!!
Do you think I could make this bag? I really want to.
A visualization of the value of a dollar.
Love this ring.

What are you up to this weekend?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Happy Birthday buddy

This is what he wanted, and got for the big day. And on the list of things requested are,
waffles for breakfast, quesadillas for lunch and Pad See Ew for dinner. Followed by ice cream cones. He gets to sign up for the local soccer league today, and get sized for his first pair of cleats! We love you Sam!