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Thursday, May 27, 2010

MAC vs Chanel

COCO ROUGE I really, really wanted Chanel to be the winner on this one. I bought the Coco Rouge in Paris (a pretty red) as a little treat to myself, since I feel big and pregnant and icky.

I already own 3 MAC slimshines and actually, I like them better! They are nice and moist, and do not require lipgloss on top and you can put it on without a mirror. The Chanel color stays on your lips a long time, and is lovely, it is just not as lovely as the MAC slimshine.

I love makeup :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Paint with your Mouth and Feet

My son's school is amazing. I say this regularly, and feel so fortunate for being able to do so. They are teaching the kids about disabilities right now. They watched a short film about an artist, Tom Yendall, who doesn't have any arms who uses his mouth and feet to create the most amazing paintings. Afterwards, the kids were able to try it themselves. (I even had a try--it is much harder than you think!)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wee Hee~~!

Look what I won!!
I recently discovered the blog D'blogala, which has totally inspired me to work on my art journal that I started awhile ago.
Yep, papercrafts are my favorite.

Artwork for Soleil

Her room is almost ready....
And another new dress!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Why there Will Always be Shops...

So today I was emailed a coupon for 20% and free shipping over $40 from Jo-Anns, a craft, fabric, and scrapbook store. As I browsed, I realized what I really wanted, was to wander through the store, looking at things, throwing them into my cart (because I would require a cart, not a basket) and how easily I could get to that $40 mark.

Online, it just isn't the same. I checked out lots of things, and I didn't want them badly enough to throw in my virtual cart.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Boogie Tate

This weekend, we went to Batheaston Park's Celebration. The Park is right outside Tate's school, and we have to walk past the park daily in order to get to the car. This is great because the park is always active with lots of nice kids (and parents!), but some days, when pregnant mama needs to put her feet up, it can be a chore to get Tate to the car.

The park recently added some play equipment, so they had a party for all of us.
They had a DJ, so Tate danced most of the time he was there!

And he loved the smoke machine...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

When you crave junk food

My little brother works here....At night, when lots of drunk people come in. He sent me a link to their menu, and now all I can think of is eating a dub. (A "dub" is a tortilla filled will all kinds of unhealthy yumminess....)I might have to make homemade versions for dinner sometime this week.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Good that I live far away

It is a good thing that the Atlantic Ocean is in between my house and my parents' house. Otherwise, I would HAVE to bring my dad's latest puppy home with me. Isn't he cute?

Friday, May 07, 2010

Rainy Friday

  • Ate almost an entire Brunch Braid
  • Working on a painting for Soleil's room
  • Bummed that it is raining
  • In love with my new boots!
  • Quilt still not finished
  • Enjoying a day at home...

Ham and Eggs Brunch Braid from Pampered Chef
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 green onions with tops, sliced
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup milk
8 eggs, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash ground black pepper
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
2 packages (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F 180 C. Chop bell pepper. Slice green onions. Place cream cheese and milk in Bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute; whisk until smooth. Separate 1 egg using Egg Separator; reserve egg white for later use. Whisk egg yolk, remaining seven eggs, salt and black pepper into cream cheese mixture until well blended. Add bell pepper and onion to egg mixture; mix well.

  2. Melt butter in (10-in.) Sauté Pan over medium-low heat. Add egg mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set but still moist. Remove pan from heat.

  3. Unroll crescent dough; do not separate. Arrange dough on Rectangle Stone with longest sides of rectangles across width of baking stone. Using Baker's Roller®, roll dough to seal seams. Starting on longest sides of baking stone, cut sides of dough into eight strips, about 1 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches long, using Paring Knife. Arrange ham evenly over center of dough. Using Large Scoop, scoop egg mixture over ham. Grate cheddar cheese over egg mixture using Deluxe Cheese Grater.

  4. Starting at one end, lift one strip of dough; twist one turn and lay across top of filling. Repeat, alternating strips of dough to form a braid. Fold bottom edges up at ends of braid. Lightly beat reserved egg white; brush over dough using Pastry Brush. Bake 25-28 minutes or until deep golden brown.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Newspaper Birthday Bunting

A few months back, Tate and I planned a surprise bday party for Paul. We made this bunting for the party out of NEWSPAPER!!! it was really fun. We got the idea from Maya Made.