October 31, 2010


How to have a fantabulous Halloween Party

Plates, cups, napkins, and tablecloth courtesy of Wal-mart.
Paper Witch Shoes made with a tutorial from Skip To My Lou.
(We used them to hold forks and skewer sticks.)
Yummy orange punch.
(Gramma Izatt's recipe)
Delicious and festive 7 layer dip.
A gigantic pile of chips, Lil' Smokies, Chili cheese dip and some chocolate fondue with caramel apples, marshmallows, pretzels, and cookies for dipping.
(Oh my stomach aches just thinking about it) 
A whole bunch of pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting...to go.
(party favors)

Candy mummies, prizes for our costume contest. 

"Hot Tamales" for the HOTTEST costume. 
"Sweet Tarts" for the SWEETEST costume. 
"Nerds" for the LAMEST costume. 
and "Sugar Babies" for the FUNNIEST costume.
(Get it?  Yeah we didn't either. That's what made it so funny I suppose) 

Oh and friends.
Lots and lots of friends.
A Bumble Bee and some dude with a sweet mullet...and jorts...and tattoos...let's call him a Hillbilly.
Woody and Bo Peep.
A cowgirl and a P.E. teacher.
A vampire and a butterfly.
And some ketchup.
(Mustard had to work) 

Oh yes, and I forgot to mention the tag team donut eating contest.
It was epic.
No one took pictures because we were all LITERALLY stuffing our faces as fast as we could.

Happy Halloween everybody!


October 18, 2010

Blast From Halloween's Past

 1999 to be exact.

That's right, ya'll.  We were the Powerpuff Girls.  And we rocked it.


Sing it with me!  "Dun dun da dun dun dunnnn dunnnn..."


October 8, 2010

Friday Confessional: Toaster Waffle Memories

Friday!  Friday!  Yahoo!  Bah what a week!
Let's just dive right in shall we?

  • I had a sweet little memory hit me in the face this morning.
  • I was making my kids a delightfully nutritious ridiculously easy breakfast.
  • Eggos.
  • Well, Walmart brand Eggos 
  • Or should I say Great Value Waffles.
  • Anyway
  • I was making their waffles and caught a whiff of their hot, crispy deliciousness.
  • And I was taken back,
  • WAY back
  • My Gramma Izatt used to make me Eggos.
  • I never ever EVER had them at my house.  
  • Ever.
  • But guaranteed that if I stayed the night at Gramma's,
  • which I did a lot for some unknown reason,
  • I was getting Eggos in the morning.
  • She would even cut them up on the lines
  • so each bite was the exact same size.
  • And would butter them and then pour on the syrup.
  • They were the best tasting waffles I ever had.
  • This morning, there must have been something in the air
  • I have made waffles for my kids a bazillion times.
  • They're a staple here at the picky eaters central hub.
  • But the crisp morning and the smell of warm toaster waffles.
  • All that was missing was the smell of Grampa's Postum.
  • Barf.
  • Ah, I miss them.
  • My Gramma made THE BEST macaroni and cheese on the planet.
  • Many, many times I have tried to get the taste just right.
  • I have never been able to figure it out.
  • I mean, it was just a box of  Kraft Cheese and Macaroni
  • But something she used made it taste DIVINE.
  • My brother and I have had many a discussion about what she could have possibly put in it to make it taste so darn good.
  • Real butter, half and half, real cheese?
  • Seriously, I may never know.
  • And my Grampa hated chocolate cake 
  • crazy fella.
  • So whenever she would make one
  • It was on us to take one for the team.
  • Which was totally awesome.
  • And by us I mean me, my brothers, and my 3 cousins
  • we all lived on the same block.
  • Just across the way from each other.
  • I have this funny memory
  • My cousins, brothers and I
  • sitting around the kitchen table
  • playing Uno and Sorry
  • and Gramma whipping out the chocolate cake.
  • My cousin, Bryce, starts singing this little number
  • "Gramma's great, she gives us chocolate cake"
  • I ALWAYS remember that Sunday night.
  • Always.
  • Kinda funny what a stupid waffle can do for your mind.
  • Funny.
  • I guess I'm feeling a little nostalgic
  • I get that way this time of year.
  • But I mean come on.
  • A waffle?
  • What next? An ice cream cone makes me misty?
  • I have a meltdown over A tuna sandwich?
  • Boy I think I need a hobby.
  • Or maybe I'm just starving.
  • Either way.
  • Miss ya Gramma and Pa!

Come play! You know you wanna.  It's totally fun!


October 4, 2010

Apple Help! –SOLVED!!

I win.

My invasion of apples is over.

I put up 6 quarts of apple pie filling and 6 pints of applesauce.





Just remind me to make applesauce every year.  I love the yellow cheeriness of these little babies!  Every time I see their sunshiny faces I smile. 

Not that they have faces per say.

But you know what I mean.


Anyway, I posted recipes and all about my adventures here.


I have been on phase one of THE DIET and after eating nothing but meats and veggies, I was pretty tempted by these beauties. 

I can TOTALLY see how Eve was seduced by an apple. 

October 1, 2010

Friday Confessional

Is it Friday already!? Seriously? I swear I say that every week! But this one just kind of snuck up on me. Good. I'm excited. Here's my confession.

  • Aw crap.
  • No seriously.
  • I just had a crown pop off.
  • Are you kidding me?!
  • Have I ever told you just how freeking much I hate my teeth?
  • Well it's obvious they hate me right back.
  • I have a dentist appointment on Tuesday.
  • Do you think I can make it until then?
  • If I'm really careful?
  • Oh I hate this!
  • Whatever, teeth.
  • Whatever.
  • I have been kinda out of the blogging sphere as of late.
  • I know everyone says that.
  • I'm glad I'm not alone.
  • There have been good reasons though.
  • Like * loads of laundry.
  • * = a friggin large amount.
  • And figuring out what to do with 50 apples.
  • (more on that later)
  • And uh preschool drop offs and pickups
  • And seriously when did preschool turn into real life class pictures and book orders school?!
  • Because MY preschool was a WHOLE lot differenter.
  • Differenter indeed.
  • Oh I've been doing hair lately.
  • a lot of hair actually.
  • It's been nice and fun!
  • I need a little salon in my basement.
  • That would be awesome.
  • And fun.
  • Oh and the main thing that's been keeping me off my computer
  • we got cable on Monday.
  • That's right, folks
  • genuine real life television.
  • I've been catching up on what's really going on in the world out there
  • and I gotta say I'm not too impressed.
  • But whatever.
  • We haven't watched on minute of Spongebob since Monday.
  • (That was a heavenly angel choir, if you were wondering.)
  • Oh and cable, in case you didn't know, IS the root of all evil.
  • Pretty sure of it.
  • Gotta go pull out my emergency crown glue.
  • Because yeah, I keep it on hand.
  • Have you ever seen it in the store and been like
  • who would ever buy that crap?!
  • Well, I've got the answer.
  • Yo.
  • Right here.
  • This guy.
  • Because you just never know when one of your FREAKING crowns is gonna pop off.
  • Or out.
  • And yeah, it's not the first time.
  • So excuse me whilst I perform minor dental surgery on myself.
  • Tuesday better hurry up and get here!
Now go read.
And play.
And enjoy your freaking perfect teeth!