Thursday, January 29, 2009

Waking Beauty

Our favorite book in our house right now. Daddy's, Mommy's, Mal's, Ike's... pretty hard to get all four of us, but it worked. ike might just like it because we all like it, but everyone else has discernment. mal even took it out of the bag of books we had to take back to the library.

my favorite line? "one hundred years of morning breath. wow! that could be the kiss of death!"

cream cheese frosting recipe

very good. five stars. i cut it in half and had enough for my needs. i have forgotten what my needs were at the time...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

my attempt to be a graphic designer

for a primary activity that we had this month.

i think i want to go back to school and be a graphic designer(i would probably need to learn how to draw...oh and actually have some style), along with an accountant, traveling microbiologist, pharmacist, elementary teacher...

who knows what i want to be when i grow up.

Monday, January 26, 2009

cute japanese fabric

the crafty crow is hosting a giveaway for cute japanese fabric. i would pick out the hedgehog fabric, or the flower fabric. actually, i would take any of it.

in other things i think you should check out today, my sister in law just posted pictures of her table in her kitchen. very lovely. i want her kitchen. just in red or burnt orange instead of pink. though mallory loves the pink.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


i thought this cake wreck was classic...

in other family news...

isaac is weaned and mal has no plug. hurray!

and my house is a disaster. but my children are happy. somewhat.

they're sleeping now.

Friday, January 23, 2009

creamy chicken noodle soup

creamy chicken noodle soup.

5 cups water
3 chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon or base
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups cream of chicken soup
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups dry egg noodles or country style noodles from recipe below.
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cold water

bring water to a boil in a large pot. add chicken, bouillon and stir until dissolved. cover and cook for 20-30 min until chicken is no longer pink in the center. remove chicken and cut in small pieces. return to broth and add carrots, celery, and onion. cover and cook until tender. add noodles and cook for ten minutes or until noodles are tender. mix creamm of chicken soup, evaporated milk, and spices together and add to vegetables. stir in chicken. whisk in flour and cold water together stirring until smooth. stir flour mixture into soup and cook until thickened.

country style noodles

3 cups flour
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons water

combine eggs, water and salt in mixer. add flour a cup at a time, mixing until smooth after each addition. add enough flour until dough is smooth and not sticky. divide into 2 parts. roll our each half until paper thin. cut into 1/2 inch wide and 4 inch length strips with pizza cutter. place in boiling water and cook for 7-10 min or until firm

Monday, January 19, 2009

family home evening

here's a link for family home evening lessons that match the sharing time in primary. pretty cool.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

a necklace for mallory

one of my goals this last christmas was to make a present for everyone. ha. not doing that again. that is pretty much why i was mia the last couple of months.

this was pretty easy to make, just put a piece of paper on the back of a glass wafer with glue (i used diamond glaze, but i think you could get away with mod podge) and then seal the back with diamond glaze. the pendant bails were rather hard to find, i had to go online to find them. i bought from she had kits, which included the diamond glaze and instructions. lots of fun. i tried the bottle cap magnets, too.
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

frozen seed pods



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noticed these in our front garden this morning. they used to be forget me nots in warmer weather.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

little miss mal

debating whether or not to put this on my wall.
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apple of my eye

came home to find this waiting for me, courtesy of the hubby. how sweet.

so you can see the i. it wouldn't stay up so you could see it.
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