Saturday, August 30, 2008

Crocheted baby blanket

I wanted to drop off this little crocheted baby blanket. It's for a virtual shower for a friend having a surprise baby in October.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Magic of spray paint

We did a bathroom remodel back in May. Well, we've been working on this bathroom for awhile, but the final few things finally got done - new sink/vanity, new toilet, tile for the floor. My dear SIL gave us a $200 Home Depot gift card for Christmas, which helped fund much of the project (we had the tile already). Anyways, at the end, I was still stuck with this ugly:

Pretty bad, eh? The lamps don't work, but are there. My DH broke one of the shades when he was ripping out the old flooring. So, a can of white spray can later and we now have this:

A great improvement for sure! I will need to buy two new shades for the lights, but I'm pretty happy with the outcome - all for under $2! As a bonus, you can see (in the mirror) the lovely tile shower surround that my DH installed nearly two years ago. The floors match that tile. What you can't see is the pink tub, lol. It's a garden tub, so it will be going no where, but the whole bathroom is such an improvement I pretty much don't even notice the pink tub anymore. And let's face it, the pink sink was much, much worse.

Monday, August 25, 2008


So, it doesn't look like much, but here it is - my canning from yesterday. :)

I have another jar of salsa in the fridge - but I didn't can it - just made it and stuck it in the fridge. :)

Have a few projects on the mind for today - now off to get started on those!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Um, yeah

I decided to get up and actually do something. So, maybe call it nesting. :)

I boiled up some canning supplies first. Then I made some fresh from the garden salsa.

I cut the cucumbers and put them in their jars. Then I went to get the vinegar to make up the mixture of that. And that's when I discovered that the full jar I thought I had was less than a cup in reality. Oy vey.

So, Sean is at work - I called him and he tells me he'll get some when he leaves work. He's got a 5 pm wrap up meeting that he says shouldn't even take an hour. Let's hope, because I want to finish up the pickles!

It's official - I'm addicted

To what, you ask? Google Reader. If you haven't tried it, you need to. I love looking at all the blogs out there but could never remember to check on certain ones. Now, I'm up to date on all my favorite blogs (and finding more daily).

I love all the craftiness that I'm seeing. You'd think it would inspire me, yet, um, no.

So, in honor of me being 37 weeks and 1 day pregnant, I'm going to do something today. Nesting or some crap like that. lol, okay, so I HAVE to do something with the tomatoes and cucumbers before they all go bad, so I think some salsa and some pickles are in order for the day.

Maybe I'll show you the finished product. :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The county fair

I love going to the county fair. When Nora was just a few weeks old we took her to the fair. Last year, we missed it as we were in CA. So, this year, it was on!

Nora had a ton of fun. She loved looking at all the animals. She sure did poop out though. We thought she would fall asleep in the truck on the way home, but she didn't. Then, we thought she would fall asleep if all of us laid down in our room. That sure didn't work. She watched Sesame Street, Sean slept and I got stepped all over while trying to do a suduko puzzle. Finally, around 6:30, after she had stepped on my belly one too many times, we put her in time out in her bedroom. A few minutes later, Sean went in to get her and came out and said he thought she was pretending to sleep. I walk in there. Um, no, she's passed out. I knew my little girl was tired.

Here are a few pictures of the day:
This is her I eat ketchup photo - Nora enjoyed the fair food - a real treat for her to eat such crap (said in the most affectionate of ways, who doesn't like fair food!?!).

Yay for ducks that say "quack, quack":

HUGE pumpkins:

And finally, an odd looking pumpkin, and yes, apparently you do get a first place ribbon for such an odd looking thing:

So, we're all stocked up on rulers, pens and pencils for the next year. My score of the day was a pencil sharpener, since apparently, I don't have one of those at home - but have tons of unsharpened pencils. Sean was very thankful for the stroller. He remarked more than once how nice it was to have a basket to put all the crap. And cup holders to put our drinks. I know, I know - I have no idea what I'll do when we're out of the stroller phase. It's definitely a great thing to have when you go to the mall - where else are you to put coats in the winter and shopping bags?

Monday, August 11, 2008

A big project

LOL, I guess one could call it that. It'll likely weigh in at just under 8 pounds when all is said and done. Yep, eight. That's about the average size baby these days.

So, yeah, I'm pregnant (and I think everyone reading this knows that, as it's not like I have a bunch of followers) and due in about five weeks.

Nesting has ensued.

Now if only we could decide on two names for our little surprise.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Cake

Not too bad, considering my feet were aching. Being 35 weeks pregnant was brutal on my poor feet today. And clearly, the "Y" in birthday is hidden by the sax carrying Sesame Street character.

mmmmm, cake

Nora's bday is tomorrow and we are having ice cream and cake later today. I meant to make the cake last night but ended up too tired and went to I'm making it today. Hopefully, it'll chill quick.

In the meantime, my house smells of wonderful cake. Yummy.

And, in case you're wondering, I ended up deciding to do a Sesame Street cake. I bought figurines for the, I totally cheated. I thought about buying an Elmo or Dora cake pan (favorites of Nora), but I could not imagine making that many darn stars while standing and being 35 weeks pregnant. So, I took the lazy way out and will instead just have to frost the two layers of cake, do a border and throw those figurines on top.

I'll be sure to post pictures when I'm done.

I should also have pictures of our Florida room. The room is so awkward, it always ends up being a catch all room. We've spent the last few days reorganizing back there and it's taking shape. We've put up some more shelves that will at least keep the catch all stuff off of the floor. Plus, one shelf, just for kitchen items. When you have a tiny kitchen and no pantry, it's hard to figure out what to do with all the big appliances - the kitchen aid mixer, the crock pot, the ice cream maker, the blenders (yes, I have two - one that is only for salsa, thank you very much), the coffee pot, etc. I'm really pleased with how it's looking so far.

We are going to paint it, as right now it's just white, we've never painted the room before and we've lived here seven years now, lol. So, we have two gallons of some green paint and I think it's going to be that color (they were on clearance for $3 a gallon). That will come later though - for now, I'll just post the organized room. :)