Saturday, September 27, 2008

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

from the back of a fred meyer black bean can. very delicious. (I am putting this up so i can throw away the can...sigh...)

1 15oz can black beans
1 12oz can whole kernel corn
1 med tomato, diced
1 sm red onion diced
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp cumin powder

drain and rinse beans and corn. combine in a medium bowl with tomato and onion. mix and add lime juice and cumin.

of course, i like more tomatoes. i have used canned tomatoes in it too.

Dollhouse Frock GIVEAWAY

Dollhouse Frock GIVEAWAY !!!!

cute as always.

Friday, September 26, 2008

curly hair isn't all it's cracked up to be.

another pregnancy ailment that caught me off guard, because i didn't notice it until a few months after birth. then i had all these short hairs poking out in the middle of nowhere. especially since it is curly and can't lay flat. arg. i might just shave off my hair. it's got to be easier.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

a blood red sun.

we had a wildfire nearby. and as mallory said, it was orange outside. it rained down ashes for about an hour too. kids got a little upset that their slide was dirty until i got out the hose to clean it off. and they got to play with the hose.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sarsaparilla Skirt & Vest

Sarsaparilla Skirt & Vest GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

cute. but i'm not the one giving it away. i am just trying to win. i have this belief that someday i will win something. hopefully it's the jackpot. you know, 25 million dollars? wouldn't that be great? oh yeah, actually playing the lottery would increase your chances, but dreaming of it is still fun.


if you were a baby given a large piece of cantaloupe, where would you put it?

In the dishwasher's soap dispenser, of course!

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Monday, September 22, 2008

rubik's cube.

this is how i found it at the garage sale.

and this is all i have accomplished so far. sigh. someday i will figure this out. i have been tempted to look online for how you are supposed to solve it, but i will be strong and not cheat.
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

the kitty made it down safely.

nope, i didn't have to call the fire departmant. much to the dismay of the little girl.

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this is what happens when i try to blog.
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Friday, September 19, 2008

how i get my daughter's hair done.

and she inheirited her thick, tangly, messy, curly hair from me. poor kid. but anyway, if i don't want to let my kid go around looking like white trash, i put her in the sink where she goes to town. which usually includes wiping her soapy hands all over the mirror.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

fixed the bug

k, got the pictures to show up on the bug post. now if you know what it is, let me know? thanks.

oh and i tried this recipe yesterday with some squash and tomatoes from our garden. very good. 5 stars.

some fruits of our garden.

mmm....i think my favorite thing in the whole world is a home grown tomato (even more than chips and salsa. i know, it surprises me, too). leaves store bought tomatoes in the dust. even when they have an ugly crack in them.

and i learned another new thing from my dad this year. i guess if you plant zucchini and squash by each other, they cross pollinate. so my zucchini has been a little yellower than normal, and my squash is a little greener than normal. ain't genetics fun? this makes me want to go back in time and watch Mendel.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008


i need to ask my entomology friend, or what's that bug, what this is. but it was perched outside our window for about 4 hours. must have had a good nap.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


this was a fun project to do with kids. for cub scouts, my nephew needed to start a collection. so the kids went around the yard finding leaves and labeling. (and a good way to get kids interested in science. just in case the periodic table above the crib doesn't work.) miss mallory wouldn't stop for pictures. or hold up the leaves so we could look at them. she kept on a truckin'.

we needed to get a pose in with grandma. it was her idea after all. and her hard work keeping the kids focused. and she's holding the baby. wonder woman.
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

if my model could just give up her fork.

another quick and easy dress. about all i am getting done lately. i like instant gratification though.
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

two nursing covers

two for one. and i think this is the last of my nursing cover boom. you know when you get 20 all at once? yeah, that happened. at least not 20 of them. but it is either feast or famine. i guess that it is how it is in everything.

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a nice airy nursing cover for a mom in florida.

i made this for a mother who was due at the beginning of august. i too would pick something light if i lived in florida. secretly i was glad that i wasn't pregnant at the beginning of august and living in florida. i think i would die of heat stroke.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

cantaloupe soup

it actually turned out pretty good (much better than the picture of it). isaac loved it. in fact, he ate most of it. it doesn't keep, though. i would eat it up pretty fast.

i looked up recipes online and decided to go free style. or actually combine recipes and use what i had on hand.
so here's how it went down:

1 cantaloupe pureed in a blender.
1 cup heavy cream added to the cantaloupe puree.
1 orange squeezed into the soup.
lots of sugar (3 Tbsp, at least) and some cinnamon and vanilla until it tasted good.
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

cake wrecks

this made laugh. pretty hard. the rest of the blog is enjoyable, too.

a working vacation

this is what the significant other decided to do for his vacation. and hopefully we will no longer have a grub eatten, patch ridden backyard. here's hoping.

the kids enjoyed watching the work. isaac sat a long time in his chair.

this is doug's leveler. quite ingenious. though i am glad i didn't have to pull it.
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Monday, September 08, 2008

a blue hooter hider.

i love fabric. that's why i am going to bore you with another hooter hider post.

here is the link for the pattern

here is the link for my thoughtful analysis of hooter hiders vs. blankets.
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Sunday, September 07, 2008

silly kitty.

we got a new kitty recently, who enjoys climbing the screen. who made it all the way to the top, i might add, before i could grab the camera.
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