Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day. I thank the brave men and women who make it so my kids and I can be in my backyard in safety, without fear. That my kids can experience the innocence of childhood and great summer days playing in the water. Thank you. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Friday, May 27, 2011

Daily's Frozen Cocktails

Wow is time flying. There has been so much going on.  Yesterday was fun because I got to go shopping with my sister in law for shoes and jewelry for the bridesmaids in her wedding. We picked out some cute shoes.  We are counting down to the big day next month. 

All of a sudden in the last two weeks the heat has cranked up here and it has be hot!  So I've wanted something cool to drink. I thought today would be a great day to share one of my new finds since the holiday weekend is here.  I was shopping at Wal Mart and they have these Daily's drink pouches you can freeze and they already have the alcohol in them.  The one that caught my eye was the lemonade so I purchased that and a peach diaquiri one.  I have tried the lemonade twice and oh my heaven it is wonderful!  I don't like drinks that have a strong alcohol taste and this doesn't taste strong at all.  All you do is throw it in the freezer and once it freezes it is ready. The lemonade is like having a lemon icee.  You can really enjoy the lemon flavor.

I highly recommend trying these.  I haven't tried the peach yet.  If I remember correctly, one packet was $1.67.  These would fit easily into a small cooler.

So, I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  Be safe out there! 


I'll be blogging later today. Happy Friday! BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Monday, May 23, 2011

Here comes the bride....

I've been MIA on my blog because between raising two wild boys, nursing a hurt dog (yes, Miss Zoe's eye has still not healed completely) and getting ready for a wedding I don't know where the days are going. 

My sister in law is getting married next month and Sawyer and I are in the wedding.  It is so hard to believe how quickly time is flying.  There are still so many wedding details.  I'm hosting a tea for her and the bridesmaids this coming weekend, so I've been trying to get goodies together for that event.  It should be fun.
I'll be posting pictures after the tea.

So that is what is going on here.  Are you attending any June weddings?  Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Before the Rapture Happens....

I've been busy this week, but thought I should get a post in before the rapture happens tomorrow. I just didn't want anyone to think I'd received preferential treatment and got raptured early.  You know, like getting bumped to first class.

So I'm still here and hope to get some more posting done next week.  That is if I'm still here. :)

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring & Summer Fashions

Last week was a whirl wind week for me.  Miss Zoe had to go to the vet twice and we will be taking her back again today.  She has had an ulcer on her eye and poor thing has had to get two medicines multiple times a day.  But she has been a good little patient and has received lots of boiled chicken as a reward.

I've had the chance to get out to a few stores over the last two weekends and picked up a few new things to spruce up my spring/summer wardrobe.

I got this dress at Belk when I went to visit my mom.  I loved these colors when I saw this dress hanging on the rack.  The colors and print remind me of Lily Pulitzer.  This dress was a great deal because I got it for 70% off.

I was so excited to get this dress at Target. I've recently seen that polka dots are a print in fashion. It is hard to tell from this picture, but the dress is a cotton dress and it is brown. I love that it has a little twist in the drop where it dips. It is going to be perfect when the hot, humid weather hits here this summer.

Ok, can you tell how much I loved this dress from Target that I went and bought it in black? LOL  The dress also comes in a navy blue with polka dots.

My final show and tell for today is this peasant top.  I feel like the color didn't show up well in this picture, but it is a beautiful bright orange. I never wear orange, but this was so pretty that I had to buy it.  And believe it or not, I got this at Wal Mart. I've received a number of compliments on it.

So, these are my new fashion acquisitions.  Have added any new goodies to your wardrobe?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Strawberry Picking

What a week this has been. I had hoped to get a post up yesterday, but things got crazy yet again. I'm happy to say Miss Zoe is doing well. The vet said she has an ulcer on her eye. It should be healed up in about 2-3 days. Poor pup.

So Mother's Day we decided to go to a local farm and pick strawberries. Last year I made freezer jam. I like using the method as described on Make and Takes Blog . My oldest son loves this jam and it was nice into the fall and winter to have these in the freezer to pull out for pb&j sammies.

Here are some pix from our strawberry picking.

 Logan got down and straight to work.
 Logan liked helping put them in the basket.
 Here is a shot of the crop. Up close and personal.

 Sawyer joined in the picking as well.  He did a great job with picking them.
Can you see dh's finger pointing at him to say "No, don't throw strawberries!"  And as you can see from Sawyer's outstretched arm he threw one.  Or maybe four.  Then we got the heck out of dodge so he wouldn't hit someone with a strawberry and before we got kicked out and permanently banned from the place. LOL

I think this last picture sums up pretty well what it is like to take a two year old and four year old boy strawberry picking.  It wouldn't be strawberry picking without squishing strawberries.

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bloggin Later

I'll be putting up a post later today. It isn't even 9 here and we've already had a busted lip.  What a morning.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Miss Zoe

I'm really concerned about our sweet Boston, Miss Zoe.  I've had her at the vet two times in the last three months concerning her right eye.  She has a white spot on it and her eye has gotten swollen and irritated a number of times. They gave me some drops for her which I'm supposed to give as needed.  She hasn't needed them, but we had to give them to her yesterday because her eye was swollen.  They also told me that if the white spot got a hole in it them to bring her in. I thought I saw something earlier, so we are off to the vet this afternoon. So, this is not how I had planned my Monday to start out but it is what it is.

So please say a little prayer for our sweet Miss Zoe.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Royal Wedding Party Recap

So Friday my MOPS group had a beautiful Royal Wedding Party. The wedding party was so much fun. The kids played and moms chatted.  Our hostess did a Royal Wedding trivia game.  I've never had 3 hours go by so fast. 

We ordered cookies from The Bakehouse  As you can see, she was able to do a diamond ring like Kate's ring and of course no party would be complete without tiara cookies. I was so tickled by the cookies. And I have to tell you that these were not only beautiful, but hands down the best bakery cookies I've ever tasted. 

 Here is the wonderful finger foods and cake our hostess had for us.  I am so stealing this idea of using pansies to decorate trays.  They are in season and a wonderful way to and an easy pop of color. 

 So did you watch the Royal Wedding?  What did you think?