Thursday, April 30, 2009


There is something so soothing about adding ingredients, stirring, and making something delicious. E was at the school spring concert tonight and one of the girls in his class, who also happens to live across the street, dropped her baton into the orchestra pit.

I. so. know. how. that. feels.

He called and asked me to whip up something sweet and delish as a pick me up for her. While I was stirring and mixing I started to think about how sometimes the baton feels like EVERYTHING. The most important thing EVER. When really it's so small in the bigger picture. So for tonight. I'm trying to think of the bigger picture.

As a perfect reminder I added this letterpress card from Etsy to my rotating metallic boards this week. Find it here.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I really loathe spiders....

So when we pull up to our house and see a big one like makes me freak out...

Not quite sure how big it was? That's a 2X4...manned by spider killer and defender.

I felt a little better once it was a spot of mush on the end of the 2X4. The right side.

Random part? I was on the phone with my sister wishing her a happy birthday and she used to be my spider killer. She totally remembered!
I really need to learn not to google "large black spider in Arizona"...not a good idea. Ever. Bonus points if you can identify the species. We are thinking black widow as we've had those before but not sure.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Crack....It's an addiction.

I've had this before but I completely forgot how good it was until I saw it on Smitten Kitchen.

That was the beginning of the end. E has found a new love...people at his school are talking about how Mr. F's wife makes good crack. The jokes at the office were endless. I routinely hear things like "They found 500 pounds of marijuana in the car." and "The blood sample tested positive to methamphetamine.". You can imagine the joke potential of a dessert nicknamed crack.

Make it....make it now! Except the Cope's because I'm bringing you some this weekend.
Here's the recipe!

Friday, April 10, 2009


I miss my family. I miss Sunday dinners. A roast, roast chicken, ham, grilling on the barbeque or even a simple stew. Sunday’s were the one day of the week that we would usually eat together and talk. And Easter Sunday? Time for a feast! Yummy food, many friends who didn’t have any place to go, great conversation, movies and games and yes…a chocolate Easter bunny.
Now E and I are the lost friends who don’t have a place…luckily for us we have great friends. So our Easter plans are as follows. We had dinner with the Parkers et al tonight. I brought rice dressing.
Linda made performance art jello and it was lovely and delicious.

Easter treats for our nieces and nephews are already delivered and probably devoured.

Easter cards have been mailed out to dear people near and far. (a recent goal of mine is to actually mail out more of the handmade cards I make) and that’s it.It’s good. It’s enough. But I miss my family. A lot.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

fun at the park!

Had the best day at the park yesterday with Kimmy and Kaitee. Got some fun pictures and had a great time. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


My friend Lou tagged me so here you go!

1.Make a list of 5 things you can see without getting up.
e, my blackberry, afghan, we the people textbook, ariel

2. How do you style your hair?
I usually blow it dry and sometimes straighten it.

3. What are you wearing now?
Black top, jeans, glasses

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?
happy and content

5. The best thing to happen to you as late?
life is pretty great in iPod maybe?

6. What is one word you would use to describe yourself?

7. What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
limon chips, blackberry messenger, baking lemon bars, the office, ramen, itunes

8. What's the last thing you ate today?
an energy drink

9. What calms you?
music, creating, baking, e

10. What websites do you visit when you go online?
facebook, google reader, cnn (so bad), post secret

11. What's the last thing you bought?
itunes (endless), bowls at anthropologie, pinking shears, prints on etsy

12. What are you listening to now?
Jimmy Fallon and Kristin Wigg

13. What do you think about before you go to bed?
I am a total night owl so it's hard to shut down....usually I run around trying to do everything I know I will have to get out of bed to do before I can sleep and then just put headphones in and try not to think

14. What was the last CD(s) you "bought"?
A Night at the Opera, Queen

15. What is your favorite weather and why?
Spring and Fall because they are not too hor or too cold.

16. If you could play any musical instrument, which one would you play?

17. Anything exciting as of late?
Ummmm....not so much?

18. What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?
Really? Another kid? Hmmmmmm.....

19. What’s the one thing you wish people would stop asking you?
When are you going to have kids? (that would really put a damper on the hot sex FYI!)