Friday, April 29, 2011

#583 - feeding the chickens

We have 11 chickens now. . . and Oster isn't afraid of them at all!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

#582 - Free Cafe Rio

(sorry, posting a lot about Cafe Rio) but it was free today at the Grand Opening and surprisingly uncrowded!
 That's my sister in law ordering a salad. There was no one in front of us in line.
 I got the soup!
It got a little crowded as we left, but I'm going back tonight!

#581 - Cafe Rio Grand Opening

The Grand Opening is less than an hour and 15 minutes, are you going?
This is a picture I took of the Cafe Rio in Olney under construction about 2 weeks ago.
And above is a picture of Cafe Rio when you are driving west bound on 108. 

I'm so excited!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

#580 - Nature Valley Granola Thins

Have you had Granola Thins?  One of my new favorite treats!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

#579 - Mini Easter Egg Piñata

I'm working on these tissue eggs today. ( Inspired by Not Martha.)  I wanted mine to be a little more natural, so I'm using a flour/water mixture (that's why mine have a powdery look in places) instead of a fabric softner starch (thanks Cathy!) like Martha.

Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, April 22, 2011

#578 - packing for grandma's

 Sorry Mom, this is not an announcement that we are coming to visit (I want to visit, but 2 kids on a plane by myself for 10 hours...yikes).  

The other day, Oster found a suitcase and packed some diapers, socks and costumes (not clothes, just costumes.)  He said, "let's fly to grandma's house."

He rolled his suitcase out, I buckled him in his carseat and he immediately fell asleep.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

#577 - keyless entry battery

Over a year ago my keyless  entry clicker stopped working. 

For some reason, I thought it would cost hundreds of dollars to get a new one, so I just stopped using it. 

Then last Friday I decided to pull the clicker apart.  All I needed was an A23 battery that cost $3.  

I'm so happy now!  My only question is, why did I wait a year to figure this out?!

Monday, April 18, 2011

#576 - Eggs before the Chickens

 I'm loving this baby outfit with an egg on it!

And speaking of eggs, those eggs above are from our chickens that we just bought!  Aren't they pretty? 

We now need to build a chicken coop...any good ideas? (right now our chickens are staying with their previous owners while we build their home.)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

#575 - Cat Eye Glasses Onesie

Whenever I see cat eye glasses, one of my college roommates comes to mind.  She could totally pull them off and she didn't even need to wear them. 

So, when I saw this cute cat eye glasses onesie tutorial, I knew that I had to make this for her new baby girl. 

I used a freezer stencil for the glasses.  I painted it in with black and glitter fabric paint to give it that old black plastic sparkle feel.  I used the back of a paint brush to make dots for the chain/necklace. 

If you want the freezer stencil pattern to use for your self...just email me and I'll send it your way.

#574 - Green Smoothie

We love smoothies and recently, I've been sneaking spinach and carrots into them.  And surprisingly it tastes really good.  I learned to blend up my spinach and freeze it in ice cube trays, so it makes it so easy to just pop these into the blender.

Notice the "+" cubes of spinach.  I got the mold from Ikea.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

#573 - Currently I am

Have you ever done this before?

Here are my currents:

listening - silence (it's 12:30am as I am typing...everyone is in bed and asleep)
eating - nothing at the moment, but i had chocolate malt milkshake from sonic yesterday
drinking - water and crunchy ice
wearing - grey tshirt and blue soccer shorts
feeling - tired/overwhelmed...but so happy to be a mom to my cute boys
weather - hot muggy - 71 degrees in the middle of the night
wanting - long term - health/happiness & short term - a full night of sleep

needing - insurance - (super long story but my insurance just dropped me)
thinking - about cleaning/organizing (notice, I'm just thinking about this)
enjoying - warmer weather, pintrest, oster's nightly routine,
wondering - how we are going to keep our chickens (read: guinea fowls) alive...we just bought them (again) to eat all the ticks in our yard.

What are your "currents"?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

#570 - Cafe Rio in Washington DC

I'm so excited because the first Cafe Rio to open on the East Coast (yes, the entire East Coast) is opening just a few miles from me (in Olney, MD)...this is dangerous!  

Do you see the countdown on the picture above?  Only 19 more days!

I'm so excited!  Do you like Cafe Rio?  Have you been there?  What do you order?

I usually get the pork salad or tortilla soup.

Monday, April 4, 2011

#569 - Pinterest - are you pinning?

Have you heard about Pinterest?  I've seen it a few times, but didn't decide to join until I saw this.

It's like having a visual place for all of your bookmarks, google reader tags, and shared items.

Then people start pinning your pins and you start pinning other people's addicting! 

And, it is so easy...just a click of a I dare say, easier than google reader...yup!

Are you on Pinterest?  If so, I want to follow you. 

If not, and you want to join, let me know and I'll send you an invite.  You can also sign up on their site, but sometimes they put you on a waiting list (I was on the waiting list for over a week).

oh, and if you don't want to join, but want to see my "pins"'s a link

Friday, April 1, 2011

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