Friday, November 25, 2011

A naked turkey

This turkey looks delicious! The skin so perfectly seasoned, crisp to perfection. Oh I couldn't wait for a little piece! The culprit: violet. She goes to Nate begging for a little taste of the skin to which he gives a stern "NO". But violet wasn't going to give up so easy..after a lot more begging, Nate mistakenly says "ask holly". Now, I know holly, the queen of all pickers. This was an obvious answer was like flys on poop. They all huddled over that turkey like it was their last meal.
I turn around and that once beautiful bird had been striped of all it's skin. Not even a moral left. This poor bird was just sitting there naked. What a shame. I was really looking forward to some of it. 
Well, at least we had a bunch of other delicious food that hadn't been picked upon. Skin or no skin, the meal was oh so delicious.i stuffed myself silly. We all had a good time hanging with each other and giving thanks. We missed you Woody, Doug, Ria, Levi, and Audrey! I hope halls was just. Good :) 
And now, the Christmas season has begun!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lost motivation: please call mandy if found

This happens to me every single year. For some reason when the cooler weather hits, and that need for comfort food comes back, I loose my motivation to exercise. I haven't ran in 3 weeks. That is soooo bad! I want to hibernate. I think it's going to take some work to just force myself to feel motivated. Especially with all the good food in my future...I'm just going to have to suck it up, and "fake it till I make it"!

Ps: this app is awesome!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

She hates it!!

Three times a day on average, malia has to endure this aggravating task. Let me just tell you....she HATES it. Need I say more? Well today, the second time around, I had pushed her away from the table to wipe her up, went to the kitchen to get the cloth, turned around to find her hiding behind the curtain. My little malia, you can run but you can't hide!! And thank you for wiping your dirty hands on my white curtains ;) I successfully wiped her up, much to her disapproval! Sorry malia, until you learn to eat cleanly, you will be dealing with this for some time. It's for your own good....and ours!

2nd times a charm...?

Well, here we are again. What you don't know is that I've been dying to blog from this fancy new iPad. The problem is, it's hard to do it from the web sight because you can't upload pics, change font we bought an app for $3. Turns out they haven't released the update to make it work on the new iOS5 on the new iPad. When you try to blog, it crashes....waste of $3. So I sucked it up, searched around and found blogsyapp. $5. So far, so good. It hasn't crashed yet! Heres to hoping. SO, this will be marked as MY first official blog from our iPad! Yay!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

An artist in the making

Its my day off! yay! I was supposed to go with David to get my concealed weapons permit, but with ridiculous work scheduling for him, we both couldn't go :( I opted to stay behind with the little one. Hes the one going to get the rent most of the time anyways! I WILL get mine in the future! So, it was Just little Malia and I today.  
I decided she needed a little art outlet, so I pulled out the freezer paper since one side is good paper, the tape and Markers. I taped the paper to the coffee table, pulled the top off the markers and gave Malia the green light! She looked at me a little funny since shes not to have markers, and momma and daddy take them from her if shes seen with them! Off she went! she loved every last minute of it. of course I dont know a kid who wouldnt!! She started trying to draw on her hand. not to fear! these are non toxic markers. although, I didnt let her go crazy! it all wiped right off her little hands. Her brother Barkley is keeping a close eye on her. (so am I! I dont think those non toxic markers are non staining!)

She made some Beautiful art! we will be doing this more often!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

butternut squash pasta

I meant to blog on this a week ago! oh well! Winter squash was on sale last week so i picked up a few! I love Butternut squash! mmmm. its so sweet and delicious! I wanted to do something different with it so I looked up some recipes and found this one on
Its Sage butternut squash pasta. It was SOOOOO yummy!! very savory and sweet. and really easy to make...time consuming though :) I suggest this recipe if you are looking to cook up some winter squash!
Happy cooking!

I didnt have bowtie pasta so I sued penne instead!

Friday, November 4, 2011


Listen...I get that everyone wants to save money when they shop, and coupons help you do just that. Thats great, good for you blah blah blah. I just have to wonder, and I know I ask this question quite a bit, just HOW much money are you saving IF you are buying  things you wouldnt normally buy had you not had that coupon in the first place? yes, i work in a grocery store, and yes we have these rediculous weeks of crazy coupon deals, BUT I cant wrap my head around these crazy, YES crazy coupon people. They come in with their baseball card BOOK of coupons and go nutz!! They get SO mad when you dont have more product. DONT you realize that YOU are not the only one doing this coupon thing?? I dont mean to complain, but really, its getting out of hand. Its turning people into horders! (just my opinion) not only that, but its rare for their to be a coupon on ANYTHING healthy, unless its a vitamin. Its greedy to come in to the store and buy 12 febreez cans when you dont need 12 of them and then the person who comes behind you just wanted one and cant get one because you just bought a year supply for no really makes my head hurt! It brings out the worst in people! myself included :) In case you were wondering, its one of those coupon weeks...thanks for letting me get that off my chest ;)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Basket Case!

Yep! shes a basket case! I was folding the laundry the other day, and if i dont put the basket of clothes on the couch, Malia will either throw all the clothes everywhere, or just get in it and set up camp! When I was done, i was putting the laundry away and walked in on this little moment. what a silly girl!