Thursday, April 29, 2010
Is this not the cutest bag? How could anyone feel crabby toting this around?
Saturday, April 24, 2010
She has wrangled me in, once again, with the recipe for cinnamon rolls that she made from the Pioneer Woman website.
Since I'm forever-watching-my-girlish-figure, I opted for a 1/2 batch instead of a full one, because anyone that knows me, knows that when sweets are around, I must EAT THEM till they are GONE ( hence my common practice of baking-then-tossing-into-the-trash). So, I figured, even if I did manage to eat ALL 25, at least it wasn't FIFTY. In all seriousness though, I share well. Most get shared, some get eaten, and the day-after stragglers find the trash can. That's life. No one wants a has-been.
Easy-meter: 3 out of 5 stars *
Taste-meter: 5 out of 5 stars**
*only 3 stars because I hate waiting for things to rise, and well, you have to wait for these guys to rise TWICE which just about killed me!
** The excessive glaze poured over these rolls sent them from 4 star status to 5 stars..Use the glaze generously
Photo belongs to Two sisters Shop
Stay tuned...I'm not sure I can keep away from sewing projects this weekend..I may just have one to post by night's end. My goal was to complete shirts for the March of Dimes walk for my mom, sister and me to wear ( and hubby if he wants one)..but my sister has so kindly offered to use her Sizzix Big Shot machine to die-cut the fabric letters for me so that I can avoid making my own templates & cutting out each letter by hand. So, for now, that project is on hold till her letters arrive later this week. My sister SPOILS me rotten..and I love her for it!
*Edit*As predicted..I couldn't leave the thought of a banner alone..All it needs is to have the letters ironed on each flag and it's ready for years of Birthday celebrations!
Friday, April 23, 2010
LeAnn Rimes "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way"
Favorite song of the hour..
I just heard this song again today..And although it's about the loss of a boyfriend/husband, the lyrics got to me..and had me identifying with everything she sings about regarding the loss of a loved one.
Beautiful voice, beautiful song..and it's now added to my playlist to play over and over.
Monday, April 19, 2010
"There's something women like about a pick-up man"-Joe Diffie "pick-Up man"
I loved that truck.
You could hear him coming from a mile away.
Did I mention, I loved that truck?
A Chevy K5 Blazer..
Photo courtesy of About.com
An old one.
Preferably a 1970's model. I like them old. Makes me not feel so bad about them getting dirty and all. I do like the old school Broncos, but my ol man doesn't buy Fords. So, that's not even an option.
I guess all we need to do now is win the lottery, and I can buy a brand new car for myself (ahhhem, Storm Trooper Audi) and a toy for us to enjoy and get dirty in...cause I'm a woman that loves her pick-up man.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I had received a last minute invite to attend, and as soon as I found out that this wasn't just ANY meet, but the NCAA Regionals, I knew it was going to be awesome. Don'tget me wrong, I would attend any meet that UCLA hosts, however, Regionals is the mecca for the nation's top teams and individual qualifiers. Seeing as I am a former Aggie ( not Texas, UCDavis..let's get that straight) gymnast, and a bit out of the loop with the current Aggie roster, I went on the UCDavis athletics website to find that THREE Aggie gymnasts would be competing last night GO AGS!!! The girls did a fantastic job..so much fun to watch..but as we were sitting there watching them swing away on bars, I couldn't help but notice...I had sweaty palms..I willed them to stick things by pushing myself back into my seat, and that adrenaline rush was back..You'd think it was ME out there competing by the way I was acting (= So, I guess the saying should go, ONCE a gymnast, always a gymnast. That feeling NEVER goes away...And of course, UCLA dominated. They have un-paralleled choreography and music for floor, and the crowd was REALLY into it. Granted, this was a home meet, but I would venture to say that pretty much anywhere UCLA performs floor,they have the crowd sucked in. The floor routines were AMAZING. Kudos to coach Kondos-Field for her excellent work with the girls. (photo below is UCLA gymnast)
Anyone got Chalk?
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Soon enough, we'll have the backyard we've been envisioning in our heads since buying this house..Sometimes I get a wild and wooly thought that maybe, just maybe I will go out and get my hands dirty helping, but then, I get realistic and remind myself, I'm a girl, and this girl doesn't do dirt. Not without complaining, at least. I think I will do what I do best, and spend my afternoon sewing, and leave the tractor fun to the boys.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I don't know many families who have yearly gatherings in which almost EVERYONE attends..and EVERYONE, including the tweens, look forward to it like it's Christmas morning all over again. On our drive home today, I was telling NZ just how cool this time is that we ALL spend together, and I am so thankful I married into it. I believe this tradition was started in the early 80's by my father-in-law ( Someone correct me if I am wrong), and has continued on each and every year since.
Let me just say, Southern California bred children do not "do" ICY COLD weather very well without freezing to death and telling everyone around them, multiple times just how cold "we" are... Instead of our usual picnic area noshing and cribbage playing (which got vetoed by most of the women due to the 30 degree weather) much of our time was spent hiking during the warmest hours and jumping from Lodge room to Lodge room playing games and hanging out during the rain and snow showers. Definitely a different pattern than in years past, but as the Zentils do, we made the most out of it and enjoyed every stinkin' minute together. My favorite part? A rousing game of Charoodles on Friday night. If you haven't played it before, you're missing out on a ton of fun. Think charades with props. AWESOME.Just how many of us were there, you wonder?