Wednesday, April 28, 2010

golden girls always in my heart

"you'll always be my sisters."  the final line spoken in the finale of The Golden Girls (1985-1992).  i love this show so much.  i own almost all of the seasons.  i think i love it so much because it reminds me of my time in college.  i am a loud proud member of the fightin' texas aggie class of '03.  it was some of the greatest moments of my life.

i miss my girls so much.  we three + one more lived together the majority of our time in Aggieland.    

left to right: natalie, mandy, me, sarah, lorena, deborah, & neekie

swimming in Rudder Fountain on campus at about 1am (hee hee hee)

oh i miss my girls.  most of them still live in Texas so i am able to see them.  this blog post is just an ode to those late, wild college nights.  

Taco C at 0300 = added 15 lbs. (hence freshman 15)
stink and drink with the ruggers
big bro' / lil sis' rugby parties
aderall induced study binges
kindred spirits

i <3 college...
i <3 Aggieland...
i <3 my golden girls...

until next time...


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

fussy tuesday

lilly is not having a good day.
what is her deal?
why does nothing make her happy?
did i do something?
did i not do something?

oh the questions are flying through my mind.  most days she is so happy and delightful.  today she hates her swing...what?!?!  hate her swing! unheard of.  the pacie sure ain't doin the trick either.  i know she is tired and that is the problem.  but the swing usually puts her to sleep.  oh you darn swing....what is your problem today?!  you are defective!  

well, i guess the only thing to do is rock her to sleep.  so much for working in my new space i.e. the new monica's workroom.  

scary isn't she...

until next time...


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

slow readers book club

i'm very excited about my new venture.  small one it might be but  love it nonetheless.

i have recently become the newest member of the slow readers book club.  the current book we are reading is Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin.  so far i love it.  its pretty interesting.

hope on over and check out the club...its fantabulous!

until next time...


blue is beautiful

on  recent trip to our gran's house we took advantage of the surrounding 

welcome to spring in Texas.

lilly loving the splash of color

sarge getting lost amongst the beauty


daddy and his lilly

i love Texas.

until next time...


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

under construction...

i have recently started redoing the back bedroom in our house in efforts to convert it into a work room.  i am very excited.  today we go pick-up my desk and will be moving the bed out of the room.  sorry to all my friends that will no longer have a comfy bed.  oh the sacrifices to have your own space.

i know this was a short post but here is little picture so your journey to my little page was for not.

Brazos river

until next time...


Thursday, April 8, 2010

every girl's favorite store

oh how i love ANTHROPOLOGIE.  

i love everything from the front doors to the dressing rooms.  the contents of course are always amazing.  so full of color and so unique.  here is what i bought on my most recent trip.

these so sweet.

and the lovely packaging my new member card came in

until next time...


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

monsters in the house

everyone say hello to Kade.  he is so perfectly delicous in his "Max" costume.

he turned 1 this March and my best friend Natalie themed up his party with Where the Wild Things Are.  she had also painted a mural on the wall of his play room.  she is so talented and i'm not real sure why she doesn't take up painting more often. 

my little lilly-lu also dressed up for the occasion.  she was dressed as a little monster.  i think the lamb ears really say something. 

the food was really good too... 
giant pizza 
divine cupcakes from Ooh La La
scrumptious fruit
creamcheese with chipolte raspberry sauce

very simple but oh-so-cute and yummy

party favors were brown bags filled with odds and ends tied all up with little boy ribbon.

it as a perfect day...

Monday, April 5, 2010

nom nom nom...

so my sweet lilly-lu is 5 months old now and i decided it was time to start her on solids.  i am very excited about this.  i have been dying to make my own babyfood before i even had a baby!  i think its because i didn't stop eating applesauce out of the babyfood isle until i was a teenager.  for some reason it always tasted better than regular applesauce.  every week i looked forward to our trip to the local food store so i could pick out what version of applesauce i wanted.  the jars are oh-so-cute and tiny. 

anyway, i have started making it and i really enjoy it. 

my first batch was simple...pears.  she loves pears!  she has eaten pears for 2 weeks now.  my next batch...apples.  she ain't so kean on those. 

but last night, oh last night... we made acorn and butternut squash mixed together.  the color this concoction made was magical.  the 2 different hues of orange and goldy-yellow mixed together was fabulous.  i wish i had a sweater that color.  of course i might by the time she spits it all up all over me.  here is how i prepared them:
* preheat oven to 375 degrees
* cut squash in half and dig out seeds and stringy yuck (discard)
* place flesh side down in a baking dish and put a little over 1/4 amount of water in the dish. (not a 1/4 cup but about 1/4 up the side of the baking dish.)
* bake for 1 hour
* dig out the flesh and set aside to cool (do not discard your water left in the baking dish, you will use this to thin out the mush)
* puree in a blender/chopper/babyfood processor or with a giant fork which is what i did for this one
* add the broth from the baking dish until you achive the pureed consistency your baby can handle

after this we made more pears but this time we added bananas and cinnamon.  we also made more apples and added cinnamon to them.  my husband said they were delicious.  as i made each batch i gave my lilly-lu a sample and she giggled with delight when we added the cinnamon and bananas.


i have been wanting some of those little ice trays with lids but was too lazy to go to Wal-Mart and get them so i used left over breast milk storage bags (unused of course) instead.  these are great because you can see how many ounces you are putting in the bags.  so i made a bunch of tiny ones and then started increasing the amount so i would have different portion sizes. 

now if i could just enjoy cooking for my hubby and i, all would be perfect.

until next time...