Husband’s Birthday

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Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of hosting a (35th hehe) birthday party for Husband.

I really went all out for this event-take a look!

Candy bar! With baseball-themed bags I made!

Sign in! No one did!

A cake! I loooooove fondant!

It's not a party without cookies and brownies!

Main food table




Goofy bat confetti

Goofy family! 🙂

Anywhooooo, a great time was had by all!


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WOW!  I haven’t had to get up this early in soooo long!  BUT, I’m really excited for the reason!  So when I was visiting Ali, my friend hairdresser both (:-)) one of the managers (?) asked me to come in to model for hair class (up-do’s)!  How fun!  They asked me to come at 7:30 This Tuesday.  YUP!  7:30!  Early!  Anyway, I’m excited.  It will be fun!  I’ll post the pics!  Toodles!

A yum dinner.

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Yeryaki noodles and brussels sprouts

So, the noodles were Archway Farms brand from Target.  I thought they were just so-so and kinda annoying to prepare.  BUT, as I was spooning the leftovers into Shiya’s bowl (she made guac for Husband’s party and I wanted to return the bowl with something in it!) I tasted the bottom where all the sauce had settled and it was delish!  It needed the sauce to be dispersed better.  Anyway, the brussels sprouts were Green Giant with buter sauce…ya know

They were fine-I mixed with the noodles.  Do you mix your veggies with your carb?  I loooove mashed potatoes and veggies 😉

My 15 dollar home improvement project


Boy am I impressed with myself!  If there ever was a time to toot my own horn, it is NOW!  So a combination of things (returning from Europe after seeing the amazing architecture and art there, returning from Kathryn’s newly decorated and gorgeous home, and my impromptu bday party for Husband this weekend) has CONVINCED me that my home needs a serious spruce-up.  We moved here about 6 years ago and really haven’t done much with the place.  In all honesty, there isn’t much to do-we moved in in move-in condition!  But, as time has gone by and my decorating style has matured changed, I decided some areas of the house need a do-over.  I started with the ledge leading downstairs from the main floor. I had originally begun a collection of candles that sat on this ledge, but time has left them disgusting in need of a revamp.  The candles (of course I forgot the before picture) looked a bit like these…

Anywhoooo, while in Europe, I got a bit artistic playing with my new camera (Canon Power Shot SX20 IS) and captured some really great images.  I decided to get 6 of them printed at Walmart (only cost 3 bucks) and picked up 6 frames @ 2 bucks EACH!  I matted the pictures as professionally as I could and then arranged them.  Great success!

And for a close-up…

Soooo…how  do you like my 15 dollar home improvement? Is is ghetto?  Or ghetto-fabulous??!?  hehe dont’ judge.  Tell me about your home improvement projects!

Well, HELLO there!


Hi everyone! I sincerely hope the one of you who actually reads this blog none of you have given up on reading me!!!!  Haha anyway, as you might have ascertained, I am back on US soil after a wonderful jaunt through Paris and Amsterdam with the Husband.

On a canal tour in Amsty

The trip was in one word:  AMAZEBALLS!  So, we arrive to Paris to find out that we are greeted by the end of the Tour de France!!!! How cool!?!??! A part of me felt awful because I know that many people plan their life around the end of the Tour and to be in Paris for it is redonk.  BUT the other part of me (the bigger part) felt extremely lucky!  Here are some pics…

J'adore Paris!

The (Spanish) winner, Contador during the victory lap

Anywhoooo there are a gazillion pictures, but I thought I’d do a fun pictoral of the amazing food we ate while in Europe…

Crepe with Nutella and Orangina- the meal of champions!

Cappucino-flavored eclair!

French baguette sandwiches...EPIC!

FRUIT! (and of course, grapes make vino!)

2-foot hot doggies!

Mimosas? yes please!Bitterballen- a yummy Dutch snack

Pommes Frites

OK, enough of that- I’m getting HANGRY!

Finally, please tell me you think this is as funny as I do….


LOL. Don’t judge 😉