Thursday, March 17, 2011

Irish Boy

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!

The bib says "Kiss Me"
The face says "why I otta....."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nursery Part 2: the crib & bedding


The crib was a no brainer for me.


Nothing fancy.
Smallish. (the nursery is just a wee little room)

Ikea really came through for me with the Gulliver Crib.

(note: this is not the crib that was recalled)


I'm a quilt lover. Seriously....I love a quilt.

Finding a plain white quilt, without ribbons and bows and lace, was next to impossible.

That's where mi Madre's bestie comes into the picture.

Rose. Oh Rose. She is a wild woman who I love to love. She calls me her Little Court...with a New Hampshire accent (Liddle Corrrdt). How can I not love her???

She surprised me and had a beautiful quilt (along with sheets, bumper and skirt) custom made for my sweet babe to be.

It's perfect.

White. Plain. Quaint. Cozy.

Tie it all together (along with a little over the crib diddy I picked up at Ikea for $7) and I think the crib/bedding turned out SPLENDID!!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

very beery idea....

I've decided, since I love beer and all it's brewed goodness, to hunt

down the best recipes which include beer as a main ingredient......
and make them

Wanna join me for this crazy hoppy, distilled and fizzy ride?

I think good ol Ben Franklin said it best,

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

First up: Guinness Pie

(Well I guess technically my bountiful beer bread was first up, but that was before I had this genius idea.....and 'seconds up' sounds we just won't count the bountiful beer bread as part of this beertastic adventure.)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

a conversation between husband and wife:

Court: Whoa, this bill from Henry's doc is more than I expected

Stone: Insurance didn't take anything says here "not on policy"...strange

Court: Super strange. Especially since she asked for our new insurance card (that has his name on it) at his last appointment

Stone: Let's see the card you gave her

Court: (hands the card to Stone)

Stone: Well I see the gave her our dental plan card

Court: So basically it's like a gave her a Blockbuster card?....pointless

Stone: Yup....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

bountiful indeed.

I had a conversation with my sister the other day

regarding the fact that helping yourself to the bread basket

is one of the leading causes of belly fat.

So naturally I went home and whipped up a loaf of beer bread goodness.

What the body isn't supposed to have

the brain will stop at nothing to get.

Hi. My name is Courtney. I have almost no will power.
The little that I do have

is keeping me from eating the entire loaf.....

slice by perfect slice

bonus: baking beer bread requires only one of the six tasty brews I purchased

bottoms up!