Sunday, January 31, 2010

#313 - red, pink & whites from the web

Some more of my red, pink & white favorites from the web.

1...aren't these cherry blossoms cute? i want to make them during the cherry blossom festival.
2...i really want to make this
3...yummy, wish i could display candy like this (but i would eat it too fast)
4...cute way to deliver valentines
5...also would like to make these roses for valentines via
6...and my cute niece decked out in pink

Saturday, January 30, 2010

#312 - trip to seattle

I'd love to win this! Got to love great giveaways like this!

#311 - red prada wallet

And even more red & pink...I really love my red knock off prada purse I got on the streets of NYC 3 years ago. It's still in really great shape and I think I only paid $15 for 2 fake prada purses (the other is the same color but more of a handbag.)

Also, my pink wallet from Target is so handy to keep all my credit cards and coins (thanks Karli for picking it out for me.)

Friday, January 29, 2010

#310 - red & white in the shower

Some more red & the shower...I got this shower gel/bubble bath for makes me hungry.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

#309 - red, white & pink everywhere

Baby O was coloring the other day and I noticed the red, pink and white crayons. It made me excited for Valentines.

I then started noticing red, pink and white everywhere.

Eating $4/pound cherries, pink/white button cookies, red m&ms left over from Christmas, and strawberry mochi...yum!

watching Glee - "don't stop believing" - i only watched this b/c other people were blogging about new favorite show...honest. (watch a couple of episodes for free on hulu, while they are still there)Baby O's red sweater, red pjs (on the ground), my pink shirt, red sweater and red shoes (from Casi). Notice anything?

Stay tuned...I have a couple more red, white and pink favorites.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

#308 - xylophone table

Like this, but it's a little out of my price range (ok, a lot). Maybe Pepe could make this for Baby O? It would be cute in a kid's playroom.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

#306 - jar full of buttons (cookies)

I saw some adorable button cookies here...and I decided to make some for Valentines. I didn't have any circle cookie cutters, so I used one of Baby O's cups, a very small jar and a chop stick to make them.

Instead of shortbread cookies, I made my sister-in-law's butter cookie recipe - my fav!
I then put a few in a small jar, to make a jar full of buttons. Baby O couldn't stop eating them (he even ate a little of the raw dough - yuck!)
I think this would be a cute Valentine's gift, I just need to figure out how to decorate the jar.

Oh, the cream cheese frosting recipe also goes really well with these cookies, but then you can't see the cool button imprint. Maybe I could get a smaller jar to package the frosting?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

#305 - financially intelligent parent

Has anyone read this? I starting reading it last year at work during my break time. I really liked it but never finished it...I need to get it and finish it.

The one lesson I remembered was that parents who are too worried about money or vise versa too relaxed (irresponsible) about money are actually hurting their kids self confidence.

Friday, January 22, 2010

#304 - play set for o

Pepe and I want to get Baby O a play set for the backyard. Do you think this is too big?

Just kidding...have you seen the price tag?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

#303 - Key Ring

Very cool ring here. I think I would want to get a "J" ring or maybe "S". What letter would you get?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

#302 - Cheesy Olive Bread & Chocolate Chip Cookies

The other night I made 2 different recipes I found on the I need to go on a diet.
Olive Cheese Bread from Pioneer Woman. If you go to Pioneer Woman's website, you'll get some gorgeous photos step by step on how it's made.

I tweaked the recipe just a little so here is how I made it:
  • 1 loaf French Bread
  • 12 ounces, weight Black Olives (2 cans) roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks Green Onions (scallions) thinly sliced
  • 1 stick Butter, Room Temperature
  • ½ cups Mayonnaise
  • ¾ pounds Mexican Blend Cheese
Preparation Instructions

Combine butter, mayonnaise, cheese, olives and green onions in a mixing bowl. Stir together until thoroughly combined. Spread mixture onto French bread that has been sliced lengthwise. Bake at 325ºF for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browning.

Then I made...Kami's Chocolate Chip Cookies. I used 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 butterscotch chips. The key to make the cookies melt in your mouth: Butter Flavored Crisco, flattening them before cooking and under cooking them just a little.

I had enough batter left over I froze some...yum!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

#301 - Getting O to eat

Brilliant. . . "Constructive Eating" . . . why didn't I come up with this!?

Monday, January 18, 2010

#300 - Wooden Apple

We got this wooden apple in Costa Rica 5 years ago (and I think it was only $5-$7 dollars-yeah for a good deal.)

Love apples.

Love red.

Baby O kept looking inside the apple, thinking something might be in there, even though there wasn't something in it 5 seconds ago.

Love babies!

sorry the photos are blurry.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

#299 - Have you read this?

I posted this on my shared links a couple of weeks ago and after watching this . . .

I will now:

1. Buy only fresh or jarred tomatoes (not canned)
2. Eat only organic grass fed beef - I usually do this anyway
3. Throw away all my microwave popcorn - only air pop or over the stove for me
4. Buy organic potatoes - I don't know where to get these, but I'm looking into it
5. Try to only eat wild salmon (I don't eat it that often)
6. Drink organic milk or at least rBGH free milk - we pretty much already do this
7. Try to eat organic apples - I need to work on this (I just bought 2 bags of cute organic apples from Trader Joes for cheap and they are good.)

Friday, January 15, 2010

#298 - Ice Cream Sandwiches

I'd love this ice cream sandwich bench. It with go great with this ice cream lamp.
But, since it is a little out of my price range, maybe I could make this ice cream sandwich dessert instead? Doesn't it look good?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

#297 - Cupcake Hats

I love cupcakes and I love hats . . . Cute!

And some more homemade cupcake hats. I think I like the dark brown cake with white frosting one (I would just add sprinkles like the one on the top.)

Maybe I could make one? was a basketball hoop.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

#296 - Guess what I saw in the snow?

Actually Pepe found this when we woke up the other morning. A smiley face with a hat.

Can you guess what made this?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

#295 - Cricut Cousins

Baby O's cousins, Makena and Tyler, made a dog, 4 monkeys and 4 trucks with their Cricut.
We put them up in Baby O's room and they look great. Thanks M & T!One of the monkeys is swinging from Baby O's moon.

And the dog is guarding his closet.

Monday, January 11, 2010

#294 - Apple Pie Mold - single servings

I really like apples, including personal apple pies. I bet these are better than McDonald's Apple Pies. You can get the mold here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

#292 - Let it Snow

Love these earrings.

This is the first year I think it has really snowed and stuck around for a while since I have lived here. It made me remember how much I love the snow.

it sounds cool - a muffled sound
it looks cool - so clean and crisp
it makes me feel safe - when i'm snowed in i feel protected
it just makes me happy - i could watch/play in the snow for hours

Friday, January 8, 2010

#291 - shoveling snow

19 inches of snow
2 shovels
one big, one small
clean driveway

taken 12.20.09

Thursday, January 7, 2010

#290 - One Legged Steve doll

Baby O got a Steve Irwin doll from his Aunt Wendy, and about 9 months ago he (the Steve doll) lost his leg. I was going to sew it back on but Pepe thinks I shouldn't. He thinks it teaches Baby O that some people might only have one leg.

What do you think? Should I sew his leg back on?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

#289 - 1st 1000 Words in Spanish

Baby O got this book from Grandpa . . . he loves it!

So far, he knows, "el piano" and "la guitarra". Oh, he also knows "cinco" and "ocho".

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

#288 - Ricky & Elmo

Seriously, not only does it have Elmo, but it is pretty funny...enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

#287 - Improvised Sledding

We love diaper boxes in our house and even found a new use for them.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

#286 - 2 talented kids

Here's another cute video from this boy.

And here's another talented kid below...


Saturday, January 2, 2010

#285 - More Favorites from 2009

My favorite recipe for the year Banana Upside Down Cake (it's much better than it sounds) and second is Pork Pies.

I had the most fun doing this post and runner up is this one.

A post that makes me happy.

Posts that make me laugh...this and this.

And something that made me remember God is always watching out for us (read this if you haven't yet.)

Happy 2010!

Friday, January 1, 2010

#284 - Favorites Photos from 2009

Here's my favorite photos from my blog in 2009...enjoy!
My favorite photo here.

Second favorite photo here.

Runner up photos here, here, here, and here.

And more here, here, here, and here.

Happy New Year to all!
Stay tuned for more favorites tomorrow...
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