Sunday, July 31, 2011

Our budding artist

Our budding artist!

P.S. The chicken soup/stock turned out great!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Homemade chicken soup? Stock?

I'm currently attempting to make scratch chicken stock/soup.

Help me Rhonda. It smells good in here...even though it doesn't look do great ATM.

I'll let you know how it turned out.

For my own pathetic memory later, here's what I did.

1 package of split, bone in/skin on chicken breasts (2)
1 package of bone in/skin on chicken thighs (5)
2 carrots, pealed and chopped in half
2 celery stocks (leaf part too), chopped in half
1 onion, chopped in quarters
Handful of fresh snipped herbs: parsley, thyme, chives.

Cover with water and get it to a boil. Turn heat down and let simmer.

We'll see how she does in a few hours.

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What I love at TJ's

Here are a couple favorite new things from Trader Joe's.

If you haven't tried it, dont be put off by the can. Its really good. I like to eat it over the TJ's version of Fritos chips. Yum!
Max likes the kidney beans.

These freeze dried bananas and strawberries are a favorite of Max's. Great for on the go treats.

These salts/spice grinders are sorta new to our family.
We really have enjoyed the lemon pepper.
Max and I used the Himalayan pink salt on our scrambled eggs this morning. Light flavor, very nice.

The other 3 we haven't used yet but I'm sure we won't be disappointed: South Africa smoke seasoning spices, smoked sea salt and sugar/chocolate/coffee. Can't wait to try them out!

What are your new (or old) TJ favorites?

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Grossed out!

I'm (im)patiently waiting for our Bug Guy to show up.

We have a major ant invasion inside the house ATM. Hundreds! I can't wait for him to get here and get rid of them!

One thing he did tell me I could do in the meantime is to not worry about ant spray- just use Windex. It kills them on contact!

It really does work!! Awesome-sauce!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

My 'commercial' rant

Ok sorry, but this is a quick rant. Sam and I always say this sort of jokingly, but it really seems true! Have you noticed that 99% of the commercials on TV are:

  • Cell phone
  • Insurance (auto/home etc)
  • Personal Injury/Lawsuit
Maybe your area or channels are slightly different than mine, but it seems like those are the 3 types of commercials we see over and over and over again.

Does anyone else see this too?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My boys

My two favorite guys, reading.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Love this kiddo

Max crosses his ankles whenever he's in his high chair.



I wonder if he did the same while in the womb?

P.S. Awwwww.

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Asian chicken salad

Dinner tonight is an Asian chicken salad with a homemade peanut/sesame dressing.

I felt like we should have something light, cool and yummy!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Max hurt his little wrist last night. We think it's a slight sprain. However, to be sure and rule out a fracture, he had to have x-rays taken.

He's having some post x-ray picture stress relief in the form of Smarties. He did great.

Edit: Final result- no fracture/break. Must have been a sprain. About 2hrs after this picture was taken he ripped off the wrapping and you'd not even know he'd been hurting. He was perfectly back to normal.


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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sicky baby

I think Max is coming down with a little cold. He's got a runny nose, doesn't want to sleep/stay asleep and he's fussy! Not my normal, happy little dude.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a shot of this cutie enjoying his (new) little table.
I got the table/chair a few months back at Ikea. I finally got around to taking it outside and spray-painting it 'Heirloom White'.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day

Max got his first look at our flag. He enjoyed waving it around!

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

They're here!

The new couches have arrived! Wahoo!!

They're comfy and good lookin'. Still re-arranging so no pics yet.

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