Sunday, August 28, 2011

Yarn (or my other addiction)

While running around to every single store in town that has yarn (there are 4) I discovered a few things about myself and my stash and my yarn stores. BTW I was looking for enough yarn to make this for a friend.

  1. The local yarn shop is not fully stocked in the middle of summer and only has dark and light but no medium grays.
  2. You get what you pay for also applies to circular needles, I chose the >$6 pair and they are already catching on one side. 
  3. Even annoying catching circular needles are faster than double pointed needles.
  4. Just when you think their can't be anything new in yarn you find this on  the shelf.  That is right scented yarn!! It comes in 7 scents.  I actually carried the lavender one around with me while I looked at everything else.  But I couldn't bring myself to buy it when I could just put lavender in with my yarn at home.
  5. Yarns I bought several years ago might not be made out of wool like I remembered them being....
  6. Sometimes good things come to those who wait...I found the medium gray I was looking for at the last store on sale for $2 less than all the other stores.
  7. I can get myself into trouble just looking at yarn.  Oh the ideas in my head.
So do you have a great yarn shop in you home town?  And would you buy vanilla or lavender scented yarn?

Friday, August 26, 2011

{this moment}

Brand new daddy! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

9 years ago

  • I didn't have a bachelor's degree or my master's. 
  • I didn't know that women's football existed.
  • I didn't know what it would feel like to own a house.
  • I didn't know that I would add many to the list I call siblings.
  • I didn't know that I would gain a set of parents.
  • I didn't know that I would be more than happy to take my daughter with us on our anniversary dinner and be thrilled to buy her panties and socks after.
  • I didn't know that my husband and daughter would be my whole world.
  • I didn't know that my finance would be the best dad in the world.
  • I didn't know that becoming parents would make us better people and better husband and wife.
  • I didn't know that 9 years with the man I love would fly by with the good and not so good, but always with love.
  • I didn't know that I would be so excited to see what the next 9 years brings us.
  • I love you babe!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Good and Tasty Tuesday: Mother Hubbard Style

I was looking for something tasty for lunch this last week and realized it was way past time to go grocery shopping.  I have a really hard time with lunch most of the time because I really want it to taste good but rarely have great stuff around for it.  Or so I thought.  So looking around my sparse cupboards I began to throw together something different that wouldn't leave me wanting.  In the end I threw together tuna, mandarin oranges, almonds, oil, vinegar, basil, oregano, and black pepper.  YUM YUM YUM.  My only complaint was that while it tasted really good it wasn't quite enough.  Next time I will try it with cooked rice or over a mixed bed of lettuce!  
Sorry for the short post I have been a little busy and life a little hectic lately.  It all started with a late evening phone call and ended with this....
My new niece and the Auntie she gets to share a birthday with for the rest of her life!
But more on that later!

Friday, August 19, 2011

{this moment}

Inpired by Soule Mama
Well this is your problem right here....

Let me go ahead and just fix that for you.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Good and Tasty Tuesday: Cold Tuna Casserole

This is one of the many dishes I was introduced to when I joined my husband's family for dinner.  It is a great summer dish as it is served cold.  It is a really well rounded dish and one that I go back for seconds and thirds on.  It is also has several of my daughter's favorite foods in it so that is definitely another plus!  And of course as always amounts can be adjusted to preference of taste.

Cold Tuna Casserole

Friday, August 12, 2011

{this moment}

What happens when you leave toddler alone in her bedroom too long!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Good and Tasty Tuesday: Egg noodles with Sausage, Onion and Peppers

This is one of our favorite quick and easy and yummy meals.
 Egg noodles with Sausage, Onion and Peppers
2 cups  Egg Noodles
1         Turkey Kielbasa
2         Onions
2         Bell Peppers (any color)  

Cook noodles according to package.  Saute everything else together until cooked to desired texture.  Scoop sausage mixture over noodles and enjoy.