Friday, March 28, 2008

It's a Green Day

Happy Friday everyone! What a week it has been. Poor little Sawyer does have roseola. His rash broke out yesterday. At least his high fever's are over with. He has been so pitiful this week and has wanted to snuggle a lot. The doctor says his rash should be over with by Monday at the latest.

Now for the Fabulous Favorite Friday Pick

Today's Fabulous Favorite Friday's Pick is a green item. The reusable grocery bag. One of my local grocery stores sell's bags just like this one for 99 cents. And, I believe they give you a 5 cent credit or something when you use your bags. These bags totally rock. Of course they are great for groceries, but they hold a lot of stuff. We are headed to the beach this weekend, so I have 3 of them to pack some of our stuff in them. I love how they hold a lot. I think Wal Mart should get on this band wagon because I hate coming out of there with a ton of plastic bags. Now, the trick is for me to remember to put these bags in my car.

Here is a link to the company that sells these bags. I don't know anything about them and I didn't check the price. I just wanted to show y'all an example of the one I have. The thing that is great about this bag is that is expands and it actually holds more than a brown paper bag. It's very handy.

Ok, so I mentioned we are headed out to go to the beach. I'm hoping to blog, live from the beach next week barring any technical difficulties. So, if y'all don't see any posts it means our Internet access wasn't working.
I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Turkey and Roseola

A quick update. I took my little guy to the pediatrician's this morning and they think he has roseola. Bless his heart, he has been so pitiful. I have been up two nights in a row with him. I honestly don't know how I'm functioning, but somehow I am. Last night he scared me because his temperature got to 104.4 and he has never had one that high. Thank goodness for Motrin. We were able to get it down. He is still running a little bit of a temperature today, so I guess we will see if the rash starts to appear tomorrow. Since he has been so sick, I kind of hope it is roseola so we don't have to worry about him catching it again. Bless his heart. It is so hard to see them so sick and pitiful.

I took a picture of my 21 pound turkey I cooked for Easter. I think Martha would have been proud. When I first got married, my mother in law told me she always does turkey's in the roaster bags. I was telling a friend on the phone the other day that I use the roaster bags and she hadn't seen them, so I took a picture of the box in case any of y'all have never used them. I have always had great luck doing turkey's in the roaster bag. You can see the bird was so tender the drumsticks just came right off.

Everyone thought the sides came out great. I think I might enjoy them better than the turkey. I bought Rhodes brand frozen yeast rolls that you let rise and I had awesome luck with those. I think I could make a whole meal out of good yeast rolls. All slathered with butter (I know bad, bad for you). But mmm, they are so good.

I'm going to end my post for now. I need rest. I hope to check back in soon. I hope y'all had a wonderful Easter holiday.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Taking a break today

The Chic Crafty Chick has been up all night with a sick little guy, so I'm taking the day off from the blog and will try to check in tomorrow. My little guy has been running really high temperatures. I'm afraid it may be another ear infection. I am going to try to get us into the pediatrician's office first thing in the morning.

Hope y'all are having a good week.

Friday, March 21, 2008

It's a good Good Friday

I hope you all are having a good Good Friday. The sun is shining here even though the temperatures have dipped a bit. We have been having some nice play time outside in the afternoon's, so I'm hoping we can get out a bit later today.

And now for the winner...
First, I wanted to say thanks to all who commented on Monday's post. It was great to hear from some new folks, and of course those of you who have already left comments. I used a random number generator and it picked the following:

"How exciting!! I love Starbucks:)Happy St. Patrick's Day!laura.elise.davis@gmail.comThanksLaura"

I have emailed Laura and asked her to provide her contact info. by Monday. If I don't hear from her, I'll pick another winner and post next week.

Some interesting information about the day on which Easter falls....
This is some information that came from my church newsletter and I thought some of you might be interested in it.

"Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox, which is March 20th this year. This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar. Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22nd) but that is pretty rare. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier. The next time Easter will be this early (March 23rd) will be the year 228 (220 years from now). The last time it was on March 22nd was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever siee it any earlier than this year."

Pretty cool info, huh?

I think that since it is Good Friday, I'd like to save our Fabulous Favorite Friday picks for next week.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Easter celebration. We will have family over and do a small Easter egg hunt for Sawyer. I'm putting Goldfish in his eggs since we don't give him candy.

I'm cooking a 21 pound turkey. Wish me luck, I've never cooked a bird that big. It barely fits in my pan. I'm also having Watergate salad, green bean casserole, coconut pie, deviled eggs and yeast rolls. My mother in law is bringing potato salad and corn pudding. My mom is bringing a dessert so we should have a nice spread.

Have a blessed Easter and check back on Monday!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I hate Santa, but I love the Easter bunny

Those are Sawyer's thoughts this year. He wasn't wild about sitting on Santa's lap. So, I wasn't even going to have him sit on the Easter bunny's lap. But, this weekend we went to the Yankee Candle shop in Colonial Williamsburg and lo and behold the Easter Bunny was hanging out there. As soon as Sawyer saw him, he ran up to the bunny and was just in love. I wonder if it is because he sleeps with his blue bunny every night? Who couldn't help but love a furry white bunny? The Easter Bunny was so good with Sawyer. Such a nice bunny!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Luck O' the Irish to ya!


Hey y'all. Happy Monday and Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope that today is a lucky day for you full of four leaf clovers, parking spaces close to the door, and green lights (hey pretty clever sliding that one in with the green and all - LOL).

We are sporting the green around here. We aren't Irish, but we think it is fun to celebrate. I'd like to give a shout out to my Bunco Pal, Greta who really is from Ireland. So, we'd like to wish that lass a Happy St. Patty's Day. Have a Guiness for us!

I'm hoping to come up with something clever for dinner to celebrate. I found this recipe on the Food Network for Shepherd's Pie, so maybe I'll take a chance and try to make it. I found it on the Food Network website and it is one of Rachael Ray's 30 minute meal recipes. That sounds right up my alley so I don't have to make something too complicated. I also like this recipe because I can use ground beef as opposed to lamb. I like lamb, I grew up eating it because my grandmother was from England and used to cook it for Easter. But, it is nice to have another option in a recipe, especially since lamb can be expensive.,,FOOD_9936_22590,00.html

My Luck O' the Irish Give away!

And now, I think it is time to make sure someone has a lucky day/week. I've had some lucky things happen recently and now it is time to pay it forward. So, everyone who posts on this post from now until this Thursday at midnight EST will be entered into a drawing to win a $5 gift card to Starbuck's. Sorry, but this giveaway is only open to those with a U.S. address. I will use a random number generator to pick my winner and I will post the name of the winner in my Fabulous Favorite Fridays post. Be sure to include your email address so that I can get in touch with you. If you don't include your email, you won't be entered into the drawing.
Well, I'm off to get my little leprechaun ready for the day. Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
p.s. I'd love to hear in your posts what you do to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Fablous Favorite Fridays

Hey everyone what a day it has been. We have been on the go this morning and then when we got home I had to chase a wasp out of my house. Yikes! I was forunately able to open a window to get it out.

Now on to the Fabulous Favorite Friday Picks...

My first pick for one of my favorite things this Friday is Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine. I just seriously started scrapping when my son was born in 2006. I started buying this magazine last summer and then I was fortunate that my mother in law got me a 2 year subscription for Christmas which started in January. I love this magazine because it shows you great layouts which don't feel too complicated to replicate. I've also gotten great tips and also been exposed to new tools that they review.

Leah Fung (who I have a link to on the side) always has wonderful contributions to the magazine. Please check out her blog, you can learn so many things from her. I look forward to her section of the magazine every time a new issue comes out.

Ok, I know I am probably one of the few people in American who watches this show, but I am an Apprentice junky. Let me first say that I am NOT a fan of "The Donald". I just find this show intriguing because I enjoy seeing the dynamics play out between the people competing.

If you haven't watched this show, this season is very interesting because they've had a bunch of B/C list celebrities competing to the "The Apprentice" so that they can win money for charities. Every time a person is a "project manager" and their team wins the task, they win money for their charity. I am very excited about the folks who are left and even if you haven't been watching the show, you might want to give it a try now. They are getting down to the final 4, so it will be interesting. In case any of you have dvr'd the show, I won't reveal who got kicked off last night.

I am not a country music fan, but I love Trace Adkins who is one of the contestants. He is such a cool guy. I wouldn't mind seeing him win the whole thing. Tune in to see who wins!

Remember, the Chic Crafty Chick blog takes the weekends off, but be sure to come back on Monday. It's St. Patrick's Day and you never know if it will be your lucky day!

p.s. If you watch the Celebrity Apprentice, I'd love to hear your thoughts on how it is going.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

American Idol & Easter Decorations

First let me begin my letting you all know that if you check this blogdaily, (which I hope you will) it is a pretty good bet to wait until after noon EST to check for posts. I usually don't have time to get them together until more like the afternoon time. And, I'm taking Saturday and Sundays off. Just so y'all know.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

American Idol
I realized yesterday that I had said I was going to comment on American Idol. Well, the reason I didn't was I forgot to dvr it. So, I got home just in time to see them go through all the clips of everyone who sang. I have to say that everyone was buzzing about Kristy Lee Cook and how her son was awful. I was kind of surprised. As someone who was just watching a clip and didn't hear the whole thing, I didn't think it was that bad. I thought, "Kudos to her" for "making it her own" with the country thing. I know a lot of people were shocked that David Hernandez left last night. I think that the next few they get rid of will be the kind of folks you just shrug your shoulders about. There are some folks (him being one of them) that you knew weren't going to win it. So, they had to go. It's like Howie Mandel on Deal or No Deal. You've got to get rid of some of the cases, even big cases, to get to the million.

I usually hate those cheesy videos that they do for the Ford company, but the one they did last night I loved. I love that song by Cake that they sang and I thought the humorous spin on the elections was great. As Simon would say, "It was spot on."

So, those are my thoughts for this week on American Idol. I will be interested to see what next week brings. Hopefully sweet little David Archuletta can get over his stage fright and won't forget the words. Poor kid. As we say here in the South, "Bless his heart."

Easter Decorations
I thought I would post a few pictures of some of my Easter Decorations. I usually decorate my mantle, kitchen table, and the sofa table. I've collected a few things over the years from different shops. My faux chocolate bunnies I got about 2 years ago. They sold large ones too and I wish I'd bought a big one. They really do look like you could bite an ear off. These two shots are from each side of my mantle.

The hurricanes I have on my mantle are from Southern Living at Home. I love using the eggs in them and I've also used Jelly Beans. Of course it takes a lot and then you have to worry about sneaky husbands stealing them. LOL

The bunny I've got on my sofa table (the white one) makes me laugh because our Boston Terrier, Zoe sits just like that with her paws out. I guess we should name it our Boston Bunny.

As you can see, I was able to pick up a frame yesterday to put my sweet cherub's picture in. No Easter decoration would be complete without that.

Ok, so tomorrow is Friday and that means its Fabulous Favorite Friday's here on the blog. So, be sure to check back and see what I'm listing this week.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hippity Hoppity Easter & Spring are on their way!

What a whirl wind of a day we've had. We had to leave the house early to go get Sawyer's Easter pictures taken. He was such a good sport and making us the first appointment of the day was stressful for getting out the house, but the right call for him. He was in a good mood and did pretty good. We were able to get him to sit down for pictures, but when the lady tried to get him to stand by a faux wall, he was running away giggling. He is so funny and full of energy. Here are the pictures I got of him.

Here are pictures of two spring cards I did this weekend. I used a really cool technique where you stamp, use colored pencils, and then baby oil on a Qtip to bring out the color. It was really easy and a fun new way to experiment. It is called Magic Colored Pencil. Here is a link to a YouTube video that tells you how to do it. They use a product called Gamasol, but I used baby oil instead of the Gamasol. And, I used my Qtips to blend my color. The baby oil comes through the card a little bit, but that was ok. I used EK Success colored pencils and they worked fine.

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see what other crazy things will be going on here at the Chic Crafty Chick blog.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

American Idol and Bunco

Tonight its the beginning of the top 12 for American Idol. Hallelujah! This year the top 24 was better than in years past. Thank goodness there was no Sanjayah (bad,bad singer this year). I'm so glad Danny Noreiga is gone. Hello, you're in California do you really need to wear a scarf all the time?

On a scrapping board I'm on they asked everyone to pick how they thought the show was going to shake down this year. Here is my list beginning from #1. I really think it could be the guys year. I just hope that as young as David Archuleta is, that it will work for him. I remember sweet Diana Degarmo from a few years ago not winning the show to the girl who didn't want to wear shoes. What's up with that? But, I digress.

David Archuleta

Carly Smithson

Kristy Lee Cook

Jason Castro

Michael Johns

David Cook

David Hernandez

Brooke White

Ramiele Malubay

Syesha Mercado


Amanda Overmyer

I am hoping that AI gets a little more exciting now that we are down to the final 12. I haven't had any of them really wow me yet.

Bunco Babes

I'll have to dvr Idol tonight because tonight my Bunco group meets. For those of you who have never heard of or played Bunco, it is a dice game. We have 12 ladies in our group. It is great because everyone in the group takes a turn hosting one month, so that way you don't have to worry about the food. We have prizes and it is a great way to get together once a month with my neighbors aka The Bunco Babes. Here is a link so you can find out more info. on Bunco if you are interested. There are a number of different ways to play it, mostly the scoring and the prizes are what makes each group unique. We have fun because some months the hostess will do themed prizes for things like Halloween, Easter, etc.

We play once a month which is great. The second Tuesday of every month is put on the calendar as Bunco night. We take off July and August since everyone is on vacation those months.

If you've never played, or want a great way to get together regularly with a group of friends, consider starting a group. You can play with as little as 8. Our group started out that small. Feel free to drop me an email if you have any Bunco questions.

Wish me luck. I'll let y'all know tomorrow if I won anything and I hope to have pix of my cards I've worked on.

p.s. If y'all have any thoughts on American Idol, I'd love to hear them.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Shamrocks, Eggs, and Seeds


This month is a very interesting one since we have St. Patty's Day next Monday and then Easter Sunday right on the heels of that. I am all about celebrating holidays, even what some people consider the little ones like St. Patty's Day. I'm not Irish, but hey why not have fun and celebrate along.

So, I've made some St. Patty's Day cards, as well as bought some today. They will go in the mail towards the end of the week. Consider getting a St. Patty's Day card to send to someone unexpectedly. Wouldn't it be great to brighten someone's day?

On the egg front, I bought one of those Easter egg kits along with a dozen eggs to dye them. I used to doing that when I was a kid. I am personally not a hard boiled egg lover, I just enjoy them for their decorating effect. So, when I do them I'll take some pictures and post them on here. If you have any tips or special ways for decorating eggs, I'd love to hear from you. And, if you are decorating eggs, I'd love to feature your work on my blog. Just shoot me an email.

I got my husband to pull out my Easter decorations this weekend and we've got little bunnys around the house. I found some awesome faux chocolate ones a few years ago, so they look really cool set out.

On a side note, I've done my part to help out our little neighbor who is a girl scout, so I've been woofing down Samoas as I blog. Thank goodness I only bought one box. We got a box of thin mints for my husband. I am probably one of the few people in America who does not like thin mints.

Now for the seeds part of my post. While doing my shopping this morning, I picked up some seeds and a starter tray to get seeds started inside since we are still in frost season. I believe we are past the threat of frost sometime in May. I ended up getting some carrots, green peppers and pumpkin seeds. The pumpkin seeds we will send to Sawyer's grandpa because he has a big garden space and can really grow pumpkins. But, we will try our hand at peppers and carrots. Once gardening season gets here I'll get some tomato plants for us to try. I think my little helper will like getting out in the yard. Now if I can just keep him from actually walking on the plants. LOL

So, that is what is going on in our neck of the woods right now. I've been working on a new stamping technique with colored pencils. I hope to post some pictures of what I've been playing with maybe tomorrow or sometime in the next few days.

I hope the sun is shining where you are!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Hey people, its Friday

First, for the tens of you who are reading this blog, thanks so much for reading. And, I'd love to hear from some of you, so please feel free to post a comment or shoot me an email.

It is hard to believe that we've made it to the end of the week. I've had a number of things I've been so excited to blog on today. It has been hard narrowing things down. So, this post is full of lots of goodies.

The first thing I'm excited to write about is that Target has reedemed itself when it comes to shorts. I went to another Target store yesterday, and lo and behold they had some shorts that weren't low rise. Yippee!

I chose this pair because I figured I could pair them with different things in my wardrobe and I loved the belt. They are so comfy. They also come in a great green color. I think I will try to get a few more pairs. I can't wait to wear them once the weather settles down. I just love this look.

Deceptively Delicious Recipe Review #8 - Aloha Chicken Kebabs

Sorry folks, but when I cooked these the other night I could not find my camera, so I couldn't take any pictures or capture any video. So, this review will just have to be a written one.

I loved the sound of these when I read the recipe because they use sweet potatoe puree, along with coconut and pineapple for the coating. I have to say I think that it might be good to a little more sweet potato and coconut than what is called for. I like a thick coat on my chicken.

One tip I will give is that this recipe uses skewers and I ended up pulling mine off the skewers. I found it very difficult to flip them in the pan because of the skewers hitting the edge of the pan. Besides, do you really want your little ones using skewers to sword fight at the table? So, I'd nix them if I were you. Looks cute for the cookbook, but not very practical.

Our Chief Taste Tester, Sawyer, ate these which was a triumph because he does not like to take the time to chew chicken. So, I was glad that he seemed to like the taste enough to work on chewing up small pieces of it. My husband also liked it and when I asked him what he thought, he said out of all the recipes that I've done from this cookbook, this was his favorite. So, we decided to give this one a 5 cheerio rating. I know the last few reviews have been 5 cheerios, but we all really, really liked this one. We hope you will too.

Ok, now it is time for my Fabulous Favorite Friday picks. These are two things I thought would be great to share with you.

I'd like to not just share products that I find that are great, but also groups or great tv shows. If you are aware of something that you think would be great to share and that I should consider to be Fabulous Favorite Friday pick, please feel free to email me.

My first pick for this Friday is an organiztion called MOPS which stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. This is a great organization and wonderful way for mothers to network. Also, if you are a new mom this group would be great for you. I have been attending my local group since Sawyer was an infant.

My group meets on Friday mornings and child care is provided. But, I have heard of other groups that meet in the evenings. So if you are a working mom, you may be able to find a group that would fit your

My second favorite Friday pick is Jo Frost who is the Supernanny which airs on ABC. If you can't watch this show, set your dvr to tape it. She really is super! I love how she is always dropped off at the families homes in a cute little mini.
She is so wonderful working with difficult families who have problem kids. Even if you don't have any issues with your kids, it is still great to learn some new tricks from her - for dealing with other folks difficult kids (wink). She has such a great way of working with people, it is so heart warming. So, I highly recommend checking out her show.
I hope y'all have enjoyed my Friday post and I'll check back in with ya on Monday. Have a great weekend and in the words of the famous Casey Kasem, "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Springing into spring

As I showed you a few weeks ago, the daffodils have been blooming and I'm now starting to see my tulips pop some green out of the ground. I'm sure they'll be blooming in the next month.

It has been cheerful to see the spring/summer fashions in the store. Spring, but especially summer is my favorite time of the year. I'm not a fall/winter person. Having all that sunny sunshine out makes me happy and lifts my spirits. It has been in the 60s here yesterday and today and it has been such a spirit lifter.

I wanted to share some super cute shorts I found at Target. Now, I have to disclose that as much as I love them, when I tried them on the store I hated the way they fit. They are low rise and this girl doesn't do low rise. I don't want high waisted grandma pants, but I also don't want to show the crack o' me behind. I am hoping to look in some other stores to find some that aren't low waisted. But, these are so cute I still wanted to share them with y'all.

I am all about bright colors and these striped shorts have such a classic look to them. But alas, Target always makes things low rise. Just a little bit more fabric and I would have bought them.
I also found this super cute sweater on the Target website. It is Isaac Mizrahi and it just screams spring to me. I think it could be paired with a pleated spring skirt and be so cute.

I just love pink clothes since I'm a girlie girl at heart. I think that spring is a great time to start wearing pink. Soft, feminine, fun.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for my Fabulous Favorite Friday picks, as well as a review of the Aloha Kabobs from Deceptively Delicious. Have a great day. Remember, it's almost Friday!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I think spring maybe here!

Because last night we had what can only be described as a horrible, horrible spring thunderstorm. Of course the worst part of it was after 10 p.m. We were under a tornado watch until 3 a.m., but then they said we were all clear at 1. I know the winds were 60 mph + I was laying in bed praying that the huge limb that is over our house wouldn't come crashing down. We've got a call into the tree guy, they just haven't come.

Our power went out at 20 minutes to twelve. Then I went to go to the bathroom and when I went in our bathroom I found a leak. Unfortunately the entrance to our attic is Sawyer's room, so we tried to sneak in, but the creak of the attic door coming down woke him up. He was up like a flash standing in his crib. DH found the leak and we put a bucket up there so it wouldn't drip down into our bathroom.

Parents, I can not tell you how I thanked the Lord that the good people at Fisher Price designed the Ocean's Aquarium with batteries. If you know anyone having a baby, get them one of these (or something similar since they may have changed the models). This has been a God sent for us. - It doesn't go with our jungle themed nursery, but it doesn't matter.

Sawyer watches the fish every night. He can also turn it on himself and play (which is great when he wakes up at 5 a.m.). So, fortunately with the little fish still available, our little guy went back to sleep when I turned this on and had his special snuggle bunny for him.

One other thing that I was so glad we have is a weather radio. It came in handy last night so that we could tune in to the national weather service to make sure no tornados were going to hit our area. We bought our radio about 3 years ago when we went to vacation at the beach. I think we paid $10 for it. I highly recommend that everyone have one. It gave us the piece of mind we needed in a stressful situation.

Our power came on at 7:36 a.m. this morning. I cheered and immediately heated Sawyer's milk. Because he is all about heated milk, no cold stuff for him. I was worrying about the stuff in our fridge, so I'm glad the power came on when it did.

I've learned a couple things about this storm and other hurricanes we've lived through, so I'd like to pass on my checklist below since soon we will be entering spring storm and then hurricane season.

Spring Storm Check List

1. Make sure you get your dishwasher loaded and finished before the storm hits. Because you never know how long it will take the power to come on and things like your kids sippy cups or other everyday necessities need to be ready to go and clean. Your hot water heater won't do but so much for you.

2. Fill your bathtub with water. Because you may need it to help flush your toilet. Seriously. DH laughed at me for doing that a few years ago when we had a bad hurricane, but once we lost power his tune changed.

3. As mentioned above, get a weather radio if you don't have one. It will give you piece of mind to know what is going on. Along with that, figure out where you'll go in your house in case a hurricane hits.

4. Have some cash stashed in your house. When we went through a bad hurricane a few years ago, some store were open, but they could only accept cash. If you need food or gas you'll need to have some cash on hand. ATMS and credit cards won't always work. Also, don't forget about having food and supplies for your pets.

5. Have a plastic bucket ready. Since we had a roof leak last night, it was good I could find something in the garage.

6. Keep a flashlight handy. We were fortunate to have two. I bought one about two years ago that is a Black and Decker that plugs in the wall. The other is battery powered. It came in handy having 2 lights when dh had to go in the attic and I had to make my way to the garage to get a bucket.

7. Don't have your washing machine going during a storm. If you loose power, you may end up with a washing machine full of wet clothes you can't spin until your power comes back on. (I didn't do this last night, but I know someone who had this happen)

8. Have some trash bags handy because you never know if you'll have to cover an area to help keep out water damage.

9. Paper towels or regular towels might be good if you have a leak somewhere to clean up the water mess.

10. Don't leave your car on empty because if evacuate your area, you'll need gas, but also if there is no power in your area you won't be able to fill your car up.

I hope these tips help y'all out. I'd hate for any of y'all to get stuck with spring storms and hurricanes on the horizon.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to do the Aloha Chicken Kabobs recipe from Deceptively Delicious for dinner tonight. It sounds yummy with a coconut batter along with pineapple.

Wish me luck on getting a nap in today. This is one storm weary gal.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

From sea to shining sea

In my area, there is a tax service called Liberty Tax service. How do I know this? Because the friendly folks at Liberty have employees dressed up like Uncle Sam or Lady Liberty and they stand on the side of the road waving like crazy. Ever time I see these folks, I get a chuckle. And I always honk. Because it is a tough job standing outside for hours on end, trying to get people to stop on by and have their tax preparation done. So, if you see folks standing out on the street with signs selling something, give them a honk. Show them some love.

I am hoping to make another recipe from Deceptively Delicious this week. I am trying to figure out which one. There are so many interesting ones to choose from. So, I hope to have another video blog up soon.

Bath & Body Works Offer
Just to let you know, from now until Thursday if you make any purchase at Bath & Body works, they are throwing in a free Orchid tote. You can get one at your local store, or through their website. What a cute little bag! I am all about free stuff. Oh, and the new orchid scent they have out is great. It is a very light scent. So, if you don't like heavy stuff, I'd give it a try. They've had little small bottles for $1 by the register. I love these for my purse or to put away for the summer when I go on vacation. These would make a nice little something to stuff in an Easter basket for a friend or a mom.

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