Saturday, March 27, 2010

Food Storage and Coupons Are My Latest Obsession ...

This is my latest completed project.
I have been working on my food storage for the
last 4 months.
Last weekend I finally took the time to put
together a shelf,
and organize everything.

I LOVE when things are organized and put in their place.
It is nice to know what I have,
and what I need to focus on getting more of.

In order to get my food storage going,
I have jumped on the coupon train.
And let me tell you ...
It is SERIOUSLY addicting!
Who knew I would find such joy in saving money?
Today I was paid 24 cents
to take 2 boxes of wheat pasta out of the grocery store.
It makes me happy.

And it also makes me happy
to be able to check one more thing off my to do list.

Now, if you don't mind,
I'm off to stare at my nice, organized storage shelf.

(you think I am joking!)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My New Favorite Blog ...

I know this FAB lady named Pam.
I like her.
A lot.
She is an AMAZING cook,
and has now started a cooking blog.

I promise you will find a lot of YUMMY
things to cook on this site.

The brownies are calling my name ...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Shout Out ...

I just needed to give a shout out to the
cute girl scout,
who had to be around 7 or 8,
who stood on the corner on Saturday
in a Samoa cookie costume
doing the Macarena.

She was trying to sell her wares,
and she was REALLY into it.

I had to laugh!

Countdown to Summer: Take Three ...

In summer I love
a good pedicure,
a fun toe nail polish color,

the feeling of my toes in the sand.

I can't wait!!!

A Loving Tribute In Memory Of An Old Friend ...

Yesterday as I got ready to get down to some serious Saturday chores,
I realized that my ipod was in my car.
Music is a must when it comes to Saturday chores.
Since I didn't want to subject the neighborhood
to having to watch me run across the street to my car
in my mismatched worn out pajamas,
with no bra and a side pony tail,
I busted out my old friend ...

the CD/tape player.

As I lovingly cleaned all the dust off my old friend,
I pressed play to see what hidden treasure lurked inside.
It was a MIX TAPE!!!
One my mom had made me years ago when I went off to college.
I laughed and reminisced while I folded laundry and
listened to old Sesame Street songs
and the "Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego?" theme song.
(Don't worry I still know every word.)

And I realized.
I REALLY miss the mix tape.
Yes, CD's are SO much better,
and I wouldn't trade my ipod for the world.
I love carrying my entire library of 6,035 songs in my pocket.
But there is something about a mix tape that those things cannot replace.

It can't replace the gritty sound quality from holding up the recorder to
the television to catch a commercial you loved.
It can't replace my 14 year old voice hissing at my little brother
to "BE QUIET STUPID!" while I was trying to tape
the theme song from the Joey Lawrence show.
It can't replace the recording of my now 17 year old sister at 4 years old
imitating me singing and playing the piano.

Remember the days of sitting by the radio waiting for that one song
to come on, so you could press record and add it to your tape?

It was so easy.
You didn't need fancy equipment.
You just needed patience and a record button.

I spent most of the afternoon going through my
stash of tapes.
I found many mix tapes that people had made for me over the years.
It was fun to hear old songs, and hear their voices.

And so,
although I am grateful for technology
and for the advancements that have come in my lifetime,
I do have to say ...

Dear Mix Tape,

In the words of Sinead O'Connor,
nothing compares to you.

Missing You


And let's be honest ...

John Cusack just wouldn't have looked as cool
holding up an iHome.


To My Brother David,

Sorry for calling you stupid back when I was 14.
I just REALLY needed to get the Joey Lawrence theme song.
Please forgive me.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dear Target,

I am REALLY glad that you survived your electrical fire.
I have to say that I kind of secretly loved
shopping with only 40% of your lights on.
It was fun to shop with just the light from the neon signs.
I enjoyed your new ambiance.

SO happy you didn't burn to the ground

Countdown To Summer: Take Two ...


They are so fun to eat on a hot summers day.

I love a good fruit popsicle.

I bought my roomie the Zoku for Christmas,
and it is seriously THE greatest thing.
You can make your own fresh popsicles in 7 minutes!!!
They are SO divine.

Summer, PLEASE come quickly!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Is It Just Me ...

or are Mazda 3s taking over the world?

I swear those suckers are everywhere I turn!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Countdown To Summer: Take One ...

Today it got to 60 degrees!
I know all you Californians are laughing at me,
but seriously,
it was the warmest day that we have had ALL year!
And it was a gorgeous day!

And it made me really excited for

So, I have decided to have a
little list of countdowns here on the blog.
It will just be a little list
of the things that I look forward to
summertime bringing.

First ...

a GREAT pair of sunglasses.
I always have to buy a new pair
to take me through all the road trips,
pool lounging and beach time.


Farewell, Friend ...

I was saddened to hear of the passing
of Ping Ping.
He was the world's smallest man.
Remember when my little sister immortalized him

Goodbye Ping Ping.
You will be missed.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wishing I Was Here ...

Summer cannot come fast enough.

This Cracked Me Up ...

Watch this ....

I especially love her reaction around 4:10.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Me And Martha ...

Today was my day off.
I slept in and awoke with that wonderful feeling
that comes when you have a whole
day ahead of you with nothing pressing to do.

Then I started perusing the Internet, and
came across Martha Stewarts calendar
for March 2010.

The list of things she had scheduled for today were:
Order manure
Wax floors and clean area rugs
Clean window treatments
Restock cleaning supplies
Plan Seder menu

So I did what any Martha-lover does ...
I ate breakfast in bed while watching 2 episodes of Lost.
I laid in bed while catching up on blogs.
I showered and let my hair dry in Velcro rollers while watching Bonnie Hunt.
I laid in bed and finished reading "Anne's House of Dreams".

Now, before you go thinking that I am lazy
I did wash my sheets and remake my bed.
I went coupon shopping and got some great deals.
I tried a "natural/non-toxic" (kind of like a science project) trick to
de-clog my shower drain.
I cleaned my bathroom.
I tidied up my bedroom and vacuumed.

Somehow, though, I still feel guilty that I didn't plan my Seder menu.

Dear Jeff Probst,

How did I get tricked into having to watch this guy again?
I can't handle him and his stories and his tai chi.

Please Bless His Torch Is Put Out Soon

Countdown to this weekend ...

when Liberty of London arrives at Target!!!

I love their prints so much!
I've been pondering a bedroom redo,
but have been waiting to see what they come out with.
And in the commercial,
I see a lot of things I could love!!!

Can't wait!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ya Know ...

a screaming, profanity filled
domestic dispute in the meat department
is just what you need
to brighten up the
Saturday morning grocery shopping.

(especially when the husband/boyfriend is wearing a
shirt that says "I'm a catch!"
and has a SERIOUS
plumber's crack!)

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I'm Pretty Sure ...

that if you dig deep enough into this,
you will find that TLC is behind it somehow.

Stay tuned for the new TLC show,
"Little Carnies" !

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dear Bonnie Hunt,

I am going to be really sad when your show is over.
Who else is going to fill the void?
I am going to miss your mom, Don and your
fabulous sense of humor.

Really Sad About Your Cancellation

I Always Dig Cast Reunion Shows ...

and this morning on the Today show
the cast of "227" reunited.

I LOVED 227!
Remember when Marla Gibbs spent an episode locked in a
storage closet with Pee Wee Herman?
So good.

Sadly, one cast member was not there.

She will always be Olivia from "Sesame Street" to me.

Just in case you forgot ...