Saturday, August 27, 2011

When the day is beautiful and the wind is slightly blowing my little crew goes on a hike.  With our trusty pugs in tow we headed to one of our favorite hiking places to play in the creek and collect some more rocks, sticks and feathers for our little home.  Today was one of those days.

I love my husband. 
I love my children.
I love my pugs. 
And I love the outdoors. 
What a blessed life I have!

I love this time of year... I can almost taste fall on its way.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dreams do come true!

Love Harry Potter?

Dream of being a wizard growing up?

Well, I am delighted to announce that your (and my) time is here.

Now you can have your very own magic wand, that actually does magic!

Okay, okay... So it is only a remote...

A flippin' Awesome remote!!!

You can do all kinds of cool tricks, it can store -13- different functions!

Call me a geek if you want, but I Will have one on my coffee table as. soon. as. possible.


Today, I woke up and read a post on The Pioneer Woman's blog (as I do most mornings) about... pies.

Oh glorious pies! 

She recently did a workshop at her ranch with a handful of (very, very lucky) people about how to make the perfect crust.  Oh, Heaven help me... I need help on my crusts.

Not only did she have a friend teach them all about crusts, but in the end they all made
there. own. pies.

It was a pie bar!

There was..
pot-pie filling

okay, maybe not snozberries... but seriously it was like pie-makin' heaven. I could litereally taste and smell the pies as I drooled over her pictures.


...then it hit me. 

How fun would it be to do a get-together with a bunch of ladies and have a pie-bar ourselves?
We could all work on our crust skills (it is almost Thanksgiving afterall) and then each get to make whatever kind of pie we want.  
And why should we do regular pies? We could make mini pies.  Mmmm, mini pies.  Wonderful little pies that you can eat in a couple bites. 

I am still brainstorming, but I have a feeling this could really make me seem awesome be a good idea to do with friends.  

Monday, August 8, 2011


Many things are changing....

                        the heat wave is over!
                        fall will soon be here
                        Liam will turn two in October
                        I booked my trip to Africa for next summer
                        and we are moving across the country in a year

                         ...guess where?