Tuesday, October 27, 2009


So last night you may have seen us in attendance at a work Halloween party. I say may because you may not have recognized us.

That blonde scientist with the 'smokey eyes' peaking out from behind those Harry Potter glasses, who kept calling herself Dr. Vanna von White [pronounced vite] in various accents, that was me. And the tall guy in the scrubs with the orange '70s hair, who kept using accents as well and using the alias Dr. von Weird [that, most definitely, was my main man]. And Toy Story's Woody and Jesse were there as well, although you may have guessed by now...those were our very own little cowhands.

And just in case you or a cleverly disguised you missed this event, just know that you also missed the best mad scientisty-themed room...pretty much EVER. And that mad scientisty-themed room did snag the pizza party! Hmmm...I wonder who the mastermind was behind that clever theme?

Well, I'll admit it was me, although I did take a few pointers from Ms. Martha. But I may have outdone her [just a little bit]. [insert menacing mad scientist laugh here]

Now I bet your curious? Unfortunately, it is undocumented. But I will attempt to share a few of my favorite details in a post to come. Until then...[insert mad scientist laugh again]

Saturday, October 24, 2009

i gotta feeling

I happened to watch Oprah this last week...and this little number has been on my mind ever since.

Let's just say Oprah was pleasantly surprised, and I've gotta feeling it will be a nice little surprise for you too. [if you haven't seen it yet]

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

scallop and smokey

Or smokey and scallop?

What do these have in common? Nothing except I want to link to the articles before they are lost to the blogosphere forever more.

I want to remember Scalloped Edges before it is buried too far within Stephmodo's archives that I would never be able to re-locate it. I particularly want to remember where to find the circle labels and the boxes...for future reference. And possibly try my own scalloped skirt. Do I dare?

And do I dare try this how-to from Design Mom's guest Allison? I prefer the natural-istic look myself. I still wear make-up, and up until recently considered myself a minimalist of sorts in that department, but maybe that's because I don't really know what I'm doing. I'm convinced that anybody can be on magazine covers so long as they have a hair stylist, make-up artist, and photoshop at their hands.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


"Ruffles are all the rage right now, so the blogoshpere tells me," I've told my dear husband a couple times as of late.

These instructions may have been incredibly helpful with my own ruffle attempt. And will most definitely be so, if I attempt the ruffle T.

p.s. These instructions might be helpful if I want a ruffly V.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The gracious Cassity, over at remodelaholic.com, has graciously compiled an awesome list of food storage helps...something you may or may not have thought of.

Go check this awesome list out. [now, before you forget]

It never hurts to have access to helpful ideas, or have a source available for reference, or to be prepared. [wink, you'll get that after you check the link]

Saturday, October 10, 2009


One cute family.

[not literally] Just from this blog.

Wish I was willing to share them with the world, then you'd see how I dote on each of them. But until then...it'll be like top secret info [that may occassionally get leaked]. Now I just need to give them all really cool code names or something.


Friday, October 9, 2009

stocked up

It seems these handy dandy caramel wraps are only a seasonal item where I live. I wasn't even able to locate them last year...so you can imagine my reaction as I turned the aisle past the pumpkins and saw a boxful of these babies right where they're supposed to be [at all times].

I think I may have cheered. And then I proceeded to fill my cart. Trust me, I wanted to buy them all, but I settled for 15. That's 75 gourmet caramel apples waiting to be made.

Why do I need 75, well, now 70 (made a batch a couple weeks ago)? Let's just say it has to do with a special kind of day celebrated the world round. And these in all their gourmet-ness are an awesome little goodie to give and receive. And did I mention this is the absolute easiest way to do caramel apples with pretty much a guaranteed no-fail result?

Stay tuned for gourmet apple ideas that you can use over the next few months.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


This has got me thinking about the next birthday event in our house. [although he may still be a little young to fully appreciate it]