Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blue and Gold Banquet

Today Ethan had his Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts.  He earned his Bear patch and he will soon be on to becoming a Webelo.  The theme this year was "100th Birthday Celebration of Scouting".  Wow...a hundred years.  That's awesome!
There is a cake contest every year.  I'm not one to decorate a cake, it's just not my thing.  Instead we go for the best tasting.  Ethan helped make the cake; a Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake.  I made this cake for the first time days before for my hubby's birthday, it was gone by the next morning so I thought this might have a chance of winning.  Last year at the Blue and Gold Eric helped Ethan make his cake (check out last years recipe) and he won to my surprise and again this year he won! Yippee! What a big smile on his face when they called his name.  It was worth every crumb that was all over the counter and floor while he made it.    

Friday, February 26, 2010

A New Favorite!

I recently purchased Sweet Grass Farm Linen&Room Spray along with a bottle of their dusting oil and I'm Loving them!  My favorite smell is Lavender, which made for an easy decision (something that never comes easy for me) to buy them.   I've been spraying my bedroom before bed, dusting my pillows and blankets....helps me to relax (another thing that doesn't come easy for me). And, for the polish......put it this way, I've been dusting way more often! What I love the most is they use REAL essential oils not perfumes, to me there is nothing worse then those fake perfumey smells.  Well, I'm off to spray the house!
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to My One and Only.......

Happy Birthday Eric! 
Eric and I have been together for 21 years and married for 13. It's amazing to think of all the birthday's that we've celebrated together. Most with Family, an occasional wrong gift (a fancy watch I got him for his 25th birthday, he totally hated it! He was too nice to come out and say it but I could tell, so we exchanged it for a less fancy one) and he's always polite when he receives golf balls every year!
He always reminds me that Birthday's are for kids and I say "that's why you like them so much?!?!" I think his favorite thing is the cake (his weakness). Eric tries to eat healthy by skipping the cakes, cookies and ice-cream but for his birthday he actually eats it right up (except for the ice-cream). Speaking of Cake....... I guess I should go makeone!
Hears to another birthday together! Love you!

Last years list updated
40  41 Random Things about Eric (added to last years list)
Red Sox Fan since childhood
Doesn’t Eat Pork
Has to have coffee when waking up
Only wears black sneakers
Drives kids to school 4 mornings a week
Drives the speed limit
Favorite Reality Show – Biggest Loser
Doesn’t like sand but likes going to the ocean and jumping in the waves
Favorite Actor – Paul Newman
Plays Suduko before going to bed
When waking the kids in the morning he yells “LETS ROCK” until the kids are out of bed
Animal Lover
Smoothee Maker
Cat liter changer
Couldn’t live without peanut butter, eats it everyday with honey or jelly
Takes vitamins and fish oil everyday
Doesn’t like hot water for a shower or bath
Works out 3 times a week at the YMCA
Sleeps on the right side of the bed
Use disposable shavers
Believes Christmas is for kids
Miami Dolphins Fan
Reads American Girl to Audrey every night
Listens to 60, 70, 80’s Music
Uses a MP3 player
Loves Summer and HOT weather
Enjoys Bathroom Humor
Scared of snakes
Would Golf and Bowl every week if he could
Plays WII sports, favorite game baseball Bowling
Owns a ton of t-shirts
Is always willing to try new healthy foods
Eats Paul Newman’s Tender White Popcorn with added olive oil and garlic Now he pops his own !Listens to am radio
Has a weakness for sweets; whoopee pies, cake anything with cream (Does have excellent control not to eat it)
Loves to tell stories of the past
Loves to pop baseballs into the air
Doesn’t use a wallet
Doesn’t drink soda
Sunday Mornings spends a few hours on the computer (during the week very little)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wednesday's All About Me Continued..

Sorry I missed last week ladies! This week is: The Fruits of Your Labor

Your Children and ages:
  Ethan 8 (9 next month) and Miss Audrey 6 1/2

 Your Pets:  
Trixie and Dexter 13 years old, Susie 13, Haley and Comet 12

Your Transportation:  Honda CRV

Your Watch: 
I don't wear one and never have.  I'm not much of a Jewelry person.

Your cologne or perfume: 
Don't wear any.  I like natural smells like essential oils which are more for me to smell then others.

Something important on your desk:  
My computer, of course

On the wall hangs:
Mirrors, Family Portraits, Pictures, Clock, Candles 

Something important on your night table:
Lip Balm, Lotion and Vick's Vapor Rub with lavender

When you sleep, you wear: 
Cotton PJ's only

If you had a safe, you would keep:
Important papers and photos

Things you like to buy:
Scrapbooking supplies, things for the house and food

If you could afford it at this moment, you would buy:
New furniture...change is good

You collect:
Paper and Scrapbooking Supplies, 

You don't have a lot of:
Things, I have what I need

Your strangest possession:
My braces from childhood. I shared 4 long years with them and even though I couldn't wait to get them off I could never get rid of them.

Your most expensive possession:
MyWedding Ring

Your prized possessions are:
Ethan and Audrey
They are my best achievement ever!!!!

If your home was burning and you only had time to rescue three things, they would be (Exclude the obvious; kids and animals):
1. Pictures
2. More Pictures
3. and even more Pictures since they are all over the house.

Happy Wednesday! 
I hope to read all about YOU!

Valentine's around the house

I've been such a bad blogger lately, too many things to do.  The kids are on vacation this week which makes me happy....I can sleep in a little and there won't be much rushing around.  I missed last weeks "All About Me" but I'll post it later tonight for tomorrow!  I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day! 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Love is in the Air.....

or at least I'm trying to get it in the air with a little decorating!

I saw a heart garland somewhere in the blogging world a week or two ago and thought,"I can do that!".  I had the felt from last year when I was going to try and make something and never did.  Anyway, this was an easy and fun way to be creative for just a short time.  I cut my hearts out by hand, just eying it (I don't mind the imperfections, I'm not perfect so why should my hearts be).  I decided that I wanted to add a little something to some of them, so I thought buttons and paper would work fine.  I think it came out pretty cute.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

All About Me Continued...

I'm making this my Thursday Thirteen too, since I have 13 things about me listed (Yes I cheated a little , I included the three shows listed separately to make it 13)

More Favorites Continued...
Although you may not have an "absolute favorite", answer the following questions spontaneously.  The best answer will be the first thought that comes to mind!  Have Fun! 

An Actress whose performances you admire 
 Meryl Streep (Classic)
An Actor whose performances you admire
Mel Gibson, he has done so many amazing movies

A TV show you watch regularly
Biggest Loser / Nip Tuck / Grey's Anatomy

An Artist whose work you highly respect
I'm not really into art enough to know names or at least I can't think of one from the top of my head.

A piece of clothing you love to wear
Long Sleeved Cotton Tees from Target

A monument you would like to have a view from your bedroom
I had to pick a Natural Monument because I don't think I could handle anything else.
 Niagara Falls

Your favorite time of day
This is the time of day when things slow down and I can start to relax and enjoy my family

Your favorite place to sit at home
My  (I mean "our" ) glider, I love this chair so much.  It was a gift from my parents when my first was born (almost 9 years ago).  It's rock solid after hours and hours of rocking.
Lots of memories in that chair.

What you most like to do on Sunday
I work Saturday night so I love to sleep in on Sunday mornings and I love having a family day!
Your Motto
"Do  your Best"  (Hey, I'm  a cub scout leader)

And, don't forget to join the fun every Wednesday!  I would love the know more about you!