Friday, March 30, 2012


well. I picked up my books for this Quarter, looks like I am going to be doing a lot of reading .... and not of books of my choosing!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

back to class

I am off to buy my books today, my first class is Saturday.
I am not sure if I am ready to start back to school, but 8am Saturday morning I will be.

Have you seen Colin Quinn: Long Story Short?
When I watch this, it makes me think of all the Classics classes that I have taken.
This is just the trailer, but if you haven't seen it, check it out.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Hello, I'm back. I didn't mean to be gone for so long.
Today's inspiration is Easter.
I love this dress from Old Navy and I love both patterns, so I choose to show you how I would accessorize them. I think they are perfect for Easter Sunday.

I am linking up here today
pleated poppy

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Donovan turns 11

Eleven years ago yesterday I became a mother. I can't believe my oldest son is eleven. Where has the time gone?
yesterday was not a normal day, at least not a normal birthday
I was sick, Van had two ingrown toes nails cut out. ( he did wonderful, I am so proud of him!)
We did have cake and ice cream last night, but Van didn't want a big deal made of his birthday, no party or anything. 
 here is a quick picture of Van's cake. 

looking back, here are some pictures of Vanny through out the years.

It seems just like yesterday....
that you changed my life....
I became a mother.
to the most wonderful little boy....
I've watched you grow...

and grow.....

and grow.
You've turned into a smart,

helpful big brother,

I am so proud of you.

I love you.

Happy Birthday.....


I am so Happy You came into my life!

so, even if my big boy doesn't want a big fuss, party and pictures and all ... I am so proud of you!
I love you Vanny!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

birthday week

last week was a great birthday week. I wanted to share a few moments in  phone pictures.
take out Chinese for my birthday dinner
 a piece of carrot cake, my favorite ... thanks Dad

roses from Josh and cards

and Friday night, Josh and I went out with friends to eat hot wings ...
and brew house fries ( fries with yummy cheese)
and Corona

now, this week is Van's birthday week.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Top of the Morning to ya

do you remember when I said that I was going to make these Lucky Pancakes here?
Well, I made them this morning for breakfast.

they were yummy!
Petey also had the idea of making green scrambled eggs, so that's what we did.

It was a very St. Patrick's Day breakfast!

Friday, March 16, 2012

green day!

tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day.....
I hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND and don't forget to wear your GREEN.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

cake batter rice crispy treats

I have found so many yummy treats on Pinterest. I found this one there as well!

These are so yummy!

here is the run down:

you need
 3 Tbsp. butter
1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
1/4 cup yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into a batter!)
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles

then you:
melt the butter in a sauce pan on the stove on low heat and add the marshmallows. When it starts to melt, add the yellow cake mix. Stir in the cereal and make sure it is completely covered in marshmallow goo. Then add half of the sprinkles into the mix. Press into a baking dish, then put the rest of the sprinkles on top. Let sit for 30 min, then enjoy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Well, today is the day...

I turn 37 today!

What I Wore Wednesday

I have been on this Spring/Summer kick with pastels and shorts for a couple of weeks now, but today I am going to turn the weather back a bit and share with you some lovely stripes.
This is the perfect outfit for Fall or Spring.

wiww by bethcp14 featuring zipper jeans

I am linking up today with The Pleated Poppy
pleated poppy

Monday, March 12, 2012

Corona Popsicles

Corona Popsicles?!?
I don't normally talk about alcohol on here, mainly because I don't normally drink. 
I am a mommy and a diabetic now, but before kids and health issues, I used to drink a few.
I loved to drink Corona, in fact that was about he only beer that I would drink.
I came across these on pinterest and they look so yummy... perfect for a hot summer BBQ.

Here is the run down:
  • Corona
  • Popsicle Mold
  • Lime
What to do:
Open a corona and pour it into a popsicle mold. You can squeeze some lime into mold and/or add a lime slice, if you’d like. Freeze for 2-4 hours or until it becomes solid. One bottle of corona makes around 3 popsicles.

so, if you enjoy drinking a little Corona, give these a try.

again, you can find the recipe here.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

colorful shorts

I don't know about you, but I love all of the colorful shorts right now. I cannot wait to wear them.
I am ready for Spring.

hoot hoot

I hope everyone is having  a happy weekend.
 I am excited about my new kindle case from Oh My Cake.
I just wanted to share its cuteness.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Today is a GORGEOUS day!
I have spring fever BAD.
This is what I am  dreaming about wearing today

I am linking up here:
pleated poppy

Monday, March 5, 2012

make your own Shamrock Shake

Do you love McDonald's Shamrock Shake's as much as I do???
Guess what, I found a recipe here to make one at home!

Here is the run down on the recipe:
3 cups vanilla ice cream
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Green food coloring 
1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely thick and smooth.

sound yummy?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

m&m banana bread

I just made a loaf of m&m banana bread.
My son Van loves this bread. 
I found this recipe in a magazine a long time ago, but  they used chocolate chips. 
I exchanged the chips for m&m's to make the bread more colorful.

you need:
3 overripe bananas
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1 egg
1/4 cup butter or margarine
4 tbs milk- chocolate chips ( or m&m's)

pre heat oven to 325 degrees. Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and egg.
melt butter in microwave, add it to the bowl, and stir until just blended.
pour into greased loaf pan. Sprinkle on chocolate chips. Bake for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

It's yummy.