Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Azalea & Other things blooming in my backyard

Lani Singing & Car Dancing

As we drove from Sikeston to Kennett, Lani kept us entertained with her singing and car dancing. She was unaware that we were watching her, much less recording her. Kara and I thought it would be fun to record her, so we set the camera on the console between the front two seat and now we can share the show with you. I love it that Trey doesn't even pay attention to her. He was too busy with his juice and his cereal. He had poured his cereal into that bottle and was trying to get it out. Proof boys don't listen to girls.

Click on the play button to watch the video.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mother's Day Idea

The Vintage Pearl

The website above has some original beautiful work that I really love. I have sent my husband a few emails over the last couple of weeks telling him I would love to have this necklace for Mothers Day. I left nothing to chance, left no subtle hints...I just flat out told him. I thought this would be the best approach. No need in dancing around the subject in order to get what you want. Well, tomorrow is the last day to order something in time for Mother's Day. I hope he gets his order in on time.

Roasted Potatoes With Blue Cheese & Walnut Butter

Courtesy of Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook

  • 1 lb thin-skinned baby potatoes, halved

  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/2 c coarsely chopped walnuts

  • 2 oz crumbled blue cheese

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2. Coat a 9-inch by 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.

3. Place the potatoes in the prepared dish and toss with the oil, pepper and salt. Turn cut side down in the pan.

4. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes or until very tender and lightly golden on the underside.

5. Meanwhile, put the walnuts in a small baking pan or skillet and place in the oven to toast for 6 to 8 minutes. Tip into a bowl and let cool.

6. Add the blue cheese and scallions, and crumble with your fingers.

7. When the potatoes are done, turn them over and sprinkle evenly with the walnut mixture. Bake for 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.

8. Divide into four servings and enjoy!

Each serving has about 240 calories, 3 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein. A splurge worth feeling good about!

Monday, April 5, 2010


When does it happen that you no longer know what you look like? How can you think one way in your head and see something else in a photo? I saw a photo of myself lately and it is not what I see in the mirror everyday. How can that be? I no longer want to tag any photos of myself on fb. I no longer even want my photo taken. Yuck. I'll let you know when I do something about what I am seeing.


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