Tuesday, November 18, 2008

new PUPPY!

He is 6.5 weeks old.
His mom is Platt hound, his dad is labrador/beagle.
He's so cute,
but he doesn't have a name yet.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saving money this month...

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I'd encourage anyone who reads this to think about this idea and maybe try out the tips. Any bit helps, right?

Friday, September 19, 2008

That was weird

The website that made "the family" has a ton of popups and junk... and then when it posted "the family", it left out Kitten. oh well. He already knows he's the red-headed stepchild (no offense to any actual red-headed stepchildren).


Pyzam Family Sticker Toy
Create your own family sticker graphic at pYzam.com

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Birthday fun!

I've got a ton of pictures to sort thru to post. For now, I'll just leave you with my favorite (so far).

Violet Hill

I just listened to the FREE early release track of Coldplay's latest album (due June '08!). And what can I say except -- I didn't realize how much I missed new Coldplay songs. Most of you know that I don't follow music very well, and I don't follow bands. Coldplay is the exception.
I don't really "do" music critiques. So I won't.
Go listen to it yourself: http://www.coldplay.com/index.html and click "song."
I love that they are letting it out early and free... they must know their diehards (am I a diehard?) will let everyone they know ALL ABOUT IT.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The poetry of parenthood...

Not really poetry, but somehow poetic:

Yesterday I made grilled cheese.
I burned both sides and didn't get to eat it until it was already cold.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Eating at home.

We've actually been doing really good about eating at home and not eating junk... I just haven't updated my blog to tell you all about it :)

So I've got a good menu list made up and we've been doing pretty good about sticking to it. When we don't we usually are eating more leftovers than I thought we'd have, or skipping meals (bad, I know).

Lately we've been doing Poppy Seed Chicken (thanks to Aunt Donna), Pizza, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Spaghetti, Pancakes, Lentil Ham Soup... and others that I can't think of.

Last night, I made Jesse pancakes since he's sick (he got bronchitis somehow... and so he's very tired). This recipe is based on Marilee's, written down and adjusted by Andrew.
Here's the magic Selin whole wheat pancake recipe:
Yield: Big! It's the WHOLE family recipe, I think... I cut it in thirds or two-thirds since eggs are hard to halve.
3 c. white flour
1 c. whole
3 large eggs
3 c. milk
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. banking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. oil
Directions: mix it all up and pour it on a hot skillet. That's all folks. I make it look sooo easy :)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Made From Scratch.

Upon recent inspiration, I am going to try to be a better blogger :)
Also "inspired"/stolen from another blogger, I'm going to try to make all our dinners from scratch for a week. Not including if we aren't home.
But that doesn't start yet, we still have leftovers from last week to finish off.
I've also been thinking/dreaming up projects to work on -- craft-wise. Goodness knows, I ought to have the spare time... not working and all. The time just seems to slip through my fingers so I'm going to try to schedule it in.
Eh... I have high hopes but I'm too much of a realist to get excited about them.

Anyone want to vote:
Make a purse/diaper bag/satchel thing similar to this only less slouchy:
Or starting a quilt
Or some miscellaneous crochet project
Or do memo-boards to sell on etsy like I did for xmas (like this):

(P.S. note to self: I need to find my postcard collection...)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


That Look a like meter is fun to play with... but it changes depending on which picture you use. Oh well. I found it on the website of a mom with a babe born same month as Savy, we both frequent a certain mothering forum to get info, advice, show pictures, talk about stuff most people don't want to hear about (diapers, fevers, unfounded worries, bragging, etc.). But anyway, it's from a website that deals with genealogy, so I think I'm gonna start doing that again. About every year or two, I start doing research at an obsessive rate for about a month or so. Then I drop it again. It's been about a year now, so I figure, hey, how about now? I probably be making a trip to the Historical Society in the next few weeks, so if anyone's interested in going to the History Museum, let me know, it'd be loads of fun! Hmmm, I wonder if they've added more state census years online since I've been there last... Wandering away now.

Baby Look-alike Meter

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