Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I bought this old door at a garage sale for $3. It leans in the corner of our family room. I keep meaning to paint it a funky color, but I kind of love it how it is....in all it's scratched up dingy glory.
Are you ready for Christmas?
Um.....I'm not. I still have a few gifts to buy and a bit more holiday cheer to round up.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This Saturday we went to the lovely wedding of two of our friends.
The bride was stunning. The groom was handsome. The venue was fantastic.
And Stone didn't disappoint.....
(please make note of the tie thrown over the shoulder to allow for maximum air guitar awesomeness)
I would like to state that this dancing phenomenon only happens at weddings. I'm not sure what gets into him!
PS: Check out the beads I was wearing. At some point during the insanity, they switched from a classy necklace to Rambo style bullet beads.....
Monday, December 14, 2009
Someday, when Stone and I live in a bigger house, we will have mi Madre's old piano in our living room and we will gather round for a good old fashioned sing along.
Until then, the Christmas tunes flowing from the radio will have to do.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Notice anything missing?
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
PPS: See those Deep Walnut walls behind me??? Someday, when my good camera gets fixed, I will share better photos with you...until then, all I can offer is this little sneak peek.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
and last, but most certainly not least, our little green frog planter. Stone's Grandma gave this to us as an engagement present (with a plant in it, which due to my brown thumb has since died) We don't have a plant in it, but it rests happily on a bookshelf in our living room. It's quirky and I love it.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
(Me and Lisa having a giggle by the pool...I wish I was there)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
OK fine, I'll tell you.
He went and took the next 4 Mondays off of work to be able to spend time with his lady!
(that's me by the way)
Other than sharing a day full of giggles and hugs, not working on Mondays also means we get to have Sunday Funday!!!
When one doesn't work on Monday it means Sunday is technically their Saturday, which in turn means NO BED TIME!
Cheers to Sunday Funday.....you should try it sometime!
PS: I apparently thought it was Monday Funday and stayed up way to late ready Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.....and then I dreamed in symbols and code
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
But I can't.
There was a teeny tiny mishap with the camera involving someone (me) dropping it and breaking it.
I really should take it to the camera shop tomorrow before work because after all, I don't work until 1pm.
But I can't.
Before I head off to work, I have a very important date with a comfy couch, a blanket, a warm cup of tea and the movie Wolverine. Stone's dad gave me the movie months ago and I have failed to watch it. Last night while talking over dinner he informed me he 'couldn't believe I hadn't watched it yet!' and that I 'need to hurry up already' because he has 'many questions he needs answered!'....so I guess that makes me the X-Men Encyclopedia??? (aka: closet sci-fi lover)
Perhaps Friday before work at 12pm?
I have a very important date with my lovely stylist Amber for a pre-holidays color touch up. (can you say HELLO BLONDE ROOTS!)
Maybe on Saturday?
No can do.
I've gotta work at 8:30 and after that I have a very important date scheduled with Lisa, who is in town from Detroit.
All of this means that not only do I not get to post pics of our cozy new family room in all of it's Deep Walnut glory....I also do not get to document what is most certainly going to be a fun night out with the girls!
I shake my fist at you time....and your slippery ways!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
(Stone in Rome. If you look close, you can see the beard he grew while we were there. Blonde hair...red beard...who knew!?!?!)
Monday, November 2, 2009
(please let it be known she even took the time to make the 'duh' a larger font size)
Nothing like being told you are a dumbass....by a 10 year old.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Did I ever tell you that?
Well we do, and I think it is lovely.
Last night, while celebrating Halloween at my sister's, I asked him to slow dance with me. But being the modest man he is, he asked if we could later.....when we weren't in a room full of other people who weren't dancing
This morning I woke up to Stone's favorite tunes playing in the next room.
I got up and we slowed danced to Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic".
Into The Mystic - VAN MORRISON
He took my hand and held it over his heart.
I love it when he does that.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Please excuse the blurry pictures. I may or may not have dropped our new camera and successfully broke the lens. (sshhhh!!!)
I'm not sure what I am going to use this little gem for, but I do know I'm going to slap some paint (possible red) on those legs!!!!
* Saturday night whilst hanging out with Katie Jean and Babs (who by the way just bought a house 2 blocks from us....EEEEKKK!!! so excited!) something absolutely awesome happened. All of us...Katie Jean, Babs, Stone and I...sang, from our hearts, the ENTIRE Golden Girls theme song.
If by chance you are unfamiliar with this tune....have a listen
Now picture in your head four adults (OK, semi-adults), 2 of which are men, belting this song as loud as possible.
I don't know what prompted the singing, but the memory of our quartet will warm my heart for years to come.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I successfully made a batch of (unburned) carrot cake cupcakes! (in Scooby-Doo wrappers...I think they give them a little something extra special)
PS: I had planned on making red velvet cupcakes (my favorite) but was unable to find the mix anywhere. Has anyone else noticed red velvet cake mix has gone missing?!?!?!?!
PPS: Heck yeah I use boxed cake mix! Who do you think I am, Betty Crocker!?!?!?
PPPS: I'm sorry for getting saucy just then. It would be lovely if you thought I was Betty Crocker. Completely insane, but still....lovely.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I grew up on this soup/stew. It warms my soul thinking about coming home from school and smelling a pot of this goodness cooking on the stove.
Put cabbage and onion into the pot along with the tomato juice, margarine and seasoning. Let cook down for a while. (note: the pot ((make sure to use a BIG pot)) will look really full with just the cabbage and onion, but it cooks down to nothing so don't you worry a bit!) Add the remaining vegetables to the pot and let cook until all the veggies are tender....or covered and on med-low to low for a few hours.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
If you look closely you will see that I am wearing what appears to be a teeny tiny housecoat which I have accessorized with a candy necklace.
If that's not awesome, I don't know what is.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
What I found:
Sunday, October 18, 2009
How lazy can a dog possible be that it needs to be carried in a pouch?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
2. For the past 2 months I've had the soundtrack from the latest Harry Potter movie on 'REPEAT' in my car. Track #20 is my favorite
3. I can't snap with my right hand.
PS: I bought a butternut squash at the grocery tonight...and I have absolutely not idea how to cook it. Any suggestions?
Monday, October 12, 2009
One of the reasons Stone (sometimes) makes me want to pull my hair out is how forgetful he can be.
The other morning I walked downstairs to find Stone wearing this:
Court: Hey Buddy....ummmmm....what's with the hand drawn X on your t-shirt?
Stone: This t-shirt is old and needs to be thrown out, so I put an X on it as a reminder to throw it away after I wear it today.
Turns out even his forgetfulness makes me laugh.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Stone: I feel kind of bad for the mouse that is going to die tonight, but really this is getting kind of absurd.
Court: (stink face)
Stone: Do you think mice in the house during the winter happens to all of these old houses around us too?
Court: (stink face)
Stone: I'm gonna have to see the dead mouse when I get the laundry from the basement in the morning...it's upsetting.
Court: (stink face)
(the scene: watching a commercial set in the 1950's)
Stone: You know, I miss the good old days.
Court: (looks at husband confused)
Stone: Well you know, even though I didn't really live in them.
Court: Didn't really?....or didn't at all? (he was born in 1980)
Stone: (stink face)....the 50's were a great time...the 60's too.
Court: (looks at husband confused)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
On a completely non related note.....I had poor decision making skills on Saturday. We had a block party on our street. The festivities were outside and since it is officially winter here, it was about 7 degrees. I thought it a great idea to warm myself up with a bit (or a bunch) of hot apple cider....spiked with whiskey. This equals I hated my life on Sunday morning. But...
(there's always a 'but')
Not only was it delicious, it did keep me toasty warm!!!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
(note: As you can tell via the above photo, Stone and I clearly filled ourselves with some fall goodness. We have eaten 3/4 of the loaf in a day...OOPS!)
Pumpkin Bread-mini loaf
2 cups sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup oil
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t baking powder
2 t baking soda
3 t vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat the eggs.
Add sugar, pumpkin, oil and vanilla to eggs and mix until creamed
Combine salt, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and flour.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture...along with the chopped pecans.
Mix until everything in incorporated.
Pour raw ingredients into mini loaf pans and bake 35-40 minutes.....or until the toothpick comes out clean.
Place mini loaf pans on a cooling rack, let cool, then remove and ENJOY!
(note: can make into larger loaves or muffins...will need to adjust cooking time accordingly)
Monday, September 28, 2009
Strawberry & Spinach Salad
*1 ½ to 2 bunches of spinach
*1 pint of fresh strawberries (thinly sliced)
*sliced almonds (warm & stir in skillet in melted butter until toasted)
(usually double the ingredients below)
*1/2 cup of sugar
*1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
*1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
*1 ½ teaspoon of minced onion
*1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
*1/4 teaspoon of paprika
*1/4 cup of cider vinegar
*1/2 cup of vegetable oil (sometimes use ¼ cup olive oil & ¼ cup vegetable oil
Place all dressing ingredients except oil in a blender. Add oil in a slow steady stream with blender on low speed. Blend until creamy and thick.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
PS: I'm officially the worst Jenga player ever.