Sunday, April 17, 2011

Buffalo Wing Dip

My girlfriend, Janette, has shared a killer recipe with me recently.




Buffalo Wing Dip


1 cup blue cheese dressing

1 cup buffalo wing sauce- I used Frank's wing sauce-it's different from the hot sauce

2 cream cheese packages

2 chicken breasts-cooked and diced

1 cup of shredded Mexican cheese


We had people over for the Frozen Four Championship and this was goobled up. Thanks J.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

What are you Playing?

This is our go to game when friends come over.

However, we are looking to expand from our fav.


We have the all time favorite but we really don't ever play it anymore.

So, I am asking you to give me your opinion. What do you play? Players ages usually ranges from 10-old.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Mud & Butterflies

Since this is what we see when we look out our back door,


we made some of these today.

An oldie, but a goodie and they are an instant perk me up.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

I blew my first eggs of the season this morning.


We will have a lot over the next 2 weeks so, I can get us ready for some egg dying.


Here is a list of some of the great ways to color those eggs.





These were made using a Cricut



Super cool Silk Tie Dying


These were made using Crayons, tissue paper and rubber bands


These were made from using Oragami Paper and mod podge.

Stickers


Craftster.org had these gorgeous eggs. They are dyed with onion skins. The leaves are held on by a stocking.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Manny's Big Hits

Even though my child is doing the hitting it still makes me cringe.

I know I have to get used to it because next year he moves up a level where they hit even more.

He's #35.

video

He sure makes his Dad proud. You can hear Ryan's comments.

And in his defense these were all legal hits.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pandora


Is everyone as addicted to Pandora as I am. How have I ever lived with out it?

I, of course, have to thank Chickie for being the person who originally introduced me.

I change stations with my mood and the best thing is, if there is a song I love, I can give it a thumbs up and it will be played more often.

And if there is a song I loathe, I can give it a thumbs down and I never have to hear it again. I know, I know, I am not supposed to start a sentance with and, well tough.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Joys of Spring


So, yesterday, I made the mistake of posting on facebook that I felt so lucky to finally be seeing Robins and Bluebirds back in my yard. Our snow was just about gone. Just the residual few clumps.

But, of course, it is still March, so yes, we woke up to about an inch of snow.

At least, we had this lady and her sibling in the yard to help ease the UGH of a lingering winter.

Lack There Of

I once again apologize for the lack of blog posts. I was so crazy about decorating this house and was having so much fun. BUT, then, I seriously came to a grinding halt and I have no idea what to do anymore.

I have definitely hit a decorator's block. Which, was pretty easy for me to hit because I have such a small arsenal of decorating ideas.

I think the issue was that I also had pretty much stopped reading blogs when I started working. And, since that is where I get so many of my creative ideas for both the house and the kiddos, we virtually hit a standstill.

But, the problem is I LIKE reading blogs. I have to make time for it because they do REALLY help focus my creative energy. Not that Ryan would agree. (^-^) He gets a little tired of my crafts. Oh well.

So, the moral of this story IS, I hope to get back to reading blogs and posting more.

What really motivates me is that I know there are people out there that DO read this, right Kate and Rachel? And of course, the grandparents.

Love you guys. I promise I will write more.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Bread Machine

For my birthday a few weeks ago my terrifically, terrific in laws bought me the Breadman TR2700 Stainless-Steel Programmable Convection Bread Maker.

It makes THEE best bread.



Today, I made Whole Wheat Honey Bread and it is killer. I didn't have any dry milk so, I exchanged the 1/8 cup of water for milk and I used my favorite Smart Balance oil instead of shortening.

And to top off my wonderfully, warm slice of yummy goodness, I added a smear of my new found friend.


Ahhh. The smell of bread baking has to be one of the all time BEST smells.

Thanks Mom and Dad! Love ya!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sheep Shearing

It is that time of year once again.


Puffs of fur floating in the air.


Knowing that it will be used to make something wonderful.





Well, maybe not.



It's actually DOG FUR.


It's actually dog fur, that is, EVERYWHERE.


Seriously, how is this dog not BALD yet?


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Johnsie's 1st day of Hockey


Johnsie wears Daddy's old jersey because he didn't have his yet.

We started Manny when he was in Kindergaten. But, Johnsie is starting about 6 months earlier.

Practice day 2. Coach Rich helps out. Johnsie was getting really frustrated!



video

Manny helps out on the ice because Ryan had to work.


video
Manny pulling his hair out because he had no idea that teaching someone to skate was this hard.

Monday, January 3, 2011

I truly believe that God whispers to little boys while they are in the womb. He divulges the secrets of how to make perfect sound effects.

video

Feeds