Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Okay so Lynn wanted to have Bakerella's here cake pops, that The Pioneer Woman here had on her ranch as a guest, for her baby shower since they are so cute and so girly looking. She wanted us to get together and make them to have at the shower looking so stinkin cute. Well since I had Friday as another vacation day and I decided to have a trial run and see if these things are easy to make and if they are edible. Now I know everything I have tried from PW site is yummy so these should be fine but I'm a bit of a picky food person so I just had to check them out myself in the privacy of my own home. I made the cake while El was in school and then she got to help with the rest.
So you can see the whole story I had to give you three POTD's, you'll see why. Here is El thinking these are the cutest little things ever and can't wait to bite into it. (BTW - the picture was taken about 10 minutes after the post with the crocodile tear in the eye, funny how she forgot her arm was broken)
Then she got to try one..... does she like it or not???
NOT!! (Can her eyes get any bigger)
What a waste of M&M's.....I know Bakeralla and Pioneer Woman are not reading this blog but just in case they are I have to say that maybe I'm not the best cake pop maker and theirs are really good but these were not. I may need a personal lesson with PW and B-ella at her ranch and stay in the lodge for a few days.... weeks or months.
The cake baked as normal, then crumbled, and mixed with a can of frosting. I'm not a cake and frosting girl, I never eat just cake and frosting unless I have to during a party to be nice. I'm more of a brownie, dessert girl. So now I have about 20 of these cute little cupcake pops sitting on my cupboard because maybe they are good and I shouldn't throw them away. Do I have any volunteers to come over and try them??? I'm afraid to take them anywhere for fear they might be as bad as I think they are.
SIDE NOTE - We have had a plane circling around our house for about 3 hours, it's making a big loop covering what appears to be about a 4 mile circle. It is driving John crazy, he wants to know why. I keep telling him our airport is busy and they need to hover until the runways open up.... :) So if you know why this is happen please drop me a comment, John will be able to sleep so much better.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Here he is showing off his bright blue color for me, a bluebird.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
She is so precious and I love her crying pictures.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Happy Birthday John and thank you so much for finishing my breakfast nook, we can try it out this weekend..... eating our breakfast, not what your thinking!! MEN
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I love these bushes that line the driveway but John wants to cut them down, he thinks they are over-grown and need trimming. Last summer he was going to trim one of the 6 bushes...... trim or cut right down to the ground..... So while I still have the remaining bushes I will show you the great photos I can get with them during a rain/ice storm.
Dad and Joanne we love you and we're praying that dad has good news for his birthday.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Well if the weather is not nice I usually find something to paint or go shopping, John cringes to what he'll come home to. Well it was either shop for a new TV and cabinet or paint the one we had and since we have to buy a new TV I thought I'd try to paint it. What would it hurt, well when I started the cabinet is all laminate, really shiny laminate so I used "No Sand", waiting the 15 minutes and started to paint..... after one coat I walked to the house hanging my head that I'd have to tell John he was right.... "not everything can be painted". After the first coat dried I added the second coat, then Sugarland starting singing "...it happens" and it happened, the cabinet looked great. Rachael Ray even thinks it looks good, she had to stop digging in her fridge to tell me how great it looks.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I walked around with my camera tonight trying to find a POTD and this is the best I can do for the brown season.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I didn't do anything to the photo besides adjusted the color to create some drama.
I'm not really liking this photo but it's all I got. I tried to find a four leaf clover to celebrate Saint Patty's Day.... okay so it wasn't that warm!!
Hold up your glass of green beer.... come on I know you have one, it's what we do in Wisconsin!!!
"glasses clinking" Cheers - Happy St. Patty's Day
Monday, March 16, 2009
Does anyone else use this method to test spaghetti noodles? I’m not sure who taught me this but the girls loved to be the one to toss the noodle against the cupboard door. I don’t usually test my noodles this way anymore but for some reason tonight I just picked the noodle off the wooden spoon and gave it a toss across the kitchen…. they’re done!!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Gotta scoot it's Sleep Over Night and Miss E wants to watch Open Season and snuggle in our jammies. I'm sure you guessed it.... she's already begging Grandpa to make her pancakes for breakfast. She sure loves her sleep overs.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Fear not the photographer got the call this morning.... he has to report back to work on Monday! This photo just cracked me up... it looks like he's talking on the phone but he has to be holding the camera... wait a minute he's only holding my camera with one hand, is he crazy? My camera is too heavy to hold with one hand, he's gonna drop it. I guess he didn't have the super-duper lens on since it's in the photo, that helps to reduce the weight. This photo is SOOC. Yesterday he tried to take pictures of the breakfast nook and called me at work to find out why the photos were all black.... I take photos in the manual mode so he has to learn to turn the dial back to the green square. Well these photos are proof that he's learned how to do that. I hope that these Zoe windows work or Adam's senior picture will be faded before I get to hang him on the wall with the girls.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Here is the SOOC, it's a pretty good picture just like this but of course it's the one I chose to play with. My two favorite subjects look cute no matter how bad the photographer is. :)
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Key Lime Pie
Graham cracker ready made crust- fat free
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Now the weather men are calling for more snow and cold, gotta love March weather in Wisconsin. Here's one of my distractions making my springtime walk enjoyable.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
A girl at work today had a t-shirt that said "Nobody Cares About Your Blog"..... how RUDE!! I'm sure you do care about my blog, I care about yours. Why are they making t-shirts to make me feel bad? Can anyone explain this? I'm sure someone cares about me holding this chip, I'm sure someone cares that my cabinets still look fabulous, I'm sure someone sees the tiny bubbles of light called "bokeh" that are in the top of this photo (I've been trying to do that for awhile now), I'm sure someone cares that I like guac, I'm sure you do...... damn t-shirt has given me a complex. :)