Friday, October 30, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Martha's Eggplant Parmesan

When the Food Co-op gives you eggplant, make eggplant parmesan. I made this last night, yum. I made spaghetti noodles to go with it.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Stinky Face Books

I love these Stinky Face Books that my mom told me about. They just "fit", you know? We have our own unusual "terms of endearment" around here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ectoplasm Slime

"W" needed little favors for his pre-school class on Friday. We are making slime for all the kids.
1 teaspoon soluble fiber (metamucil)
1 C water
food coloring (optional)
glow paint (optional)
ointment jars from your local independent pharmacy

1. Pour the water and fiber into a large microwave safe bowl.
2. Microwave the ectoplasm on high power for 3 minutes.
3. Stir the ectoplasm. Return it to the microwave and heat it for another 3 minutes.
4. Stir the ectoplasm and check it's consistency.
5. Add food coloring or glow paint.
6. Store in sealed baggie or jar to prevent dehydration.

Friday, October 23, 2009


This marvelous little instrument has come down in price enough that I could finally justify buying one. If I had only known how it would change my life......I would have paid much, much more. I bought mine at Costco for $60, I believe they used to be well over $100.

Speaking of making my life easier. I cannot believe I hadn't bought a hair dryer with a retractable cord in the past. Don't ask me why I love that feature so much.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Striped Sneaker @ Crazy 8

I wanted to get "W" some red sneakers at Children's Place last spring, but they didn't have his size. I saw these on Crazy 8, not as bright, but cute. Thanks for the reminder, sis.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Chelsea Stirlen Photography

I've never met this photographer, but she is very talented. The last two posts on her blog "super mom +3" and "...good things come in small packages..." are photos taken of my friend's twins/family and my cousin's new baby boy/little girl. Have you ever seen anything so adorable?
Wow, lots of photographers lately, hope you need some photos done.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunset and Camden

Sunset and Camden had a booth at the Pumpkin Walk yesterday. These boots are soooo cute and the headbands.........well..........I want one for myself. The blog with prices will be up shortly.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Walk @ Benson Grist Mill

Heading to the Pumpkin Walk again this year, but not for $1.00 hay rides. This time, I going to get the kids' pictures taken in their costumes for $3 by Sun Cottage Photography. I know you can get them for free at a few places, but I'm thinking "cute" for $3 is better than "not-cute" for free. I'm talking about the backdrop here people, c'mon, no floating random scarecrows in the background.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Haunted House

For some reason this book was stored in the cabinet under our kitchen counter when I was a kid (I guess it never made it into the Halloween box). I would discover it on occasion and awe over it's clever pop-ups. A random little tid-bit from my childhood, which evolved into a love for the book.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Garanimals @ #*!#@!

I'm cringing as I type, but I must confess. At my once yearly trip to Wal-mart I found these t-shirts for "W" that have been absolutely perfect at an even better price. I bought a bunch of different colors and in stores they have stripes (in very vibrant colors, luv it) and I just put them on under his summer t-shirts and wallah, winter wardrobe.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October Faves

I have a lot of Halloween traditions (mostly food related), but I did blog about most of them last year. I thought I would link to all of my favorite Halloween posts from last year.
Pumpkin Bagels
Pumpkin Cake Dessert
Pumpkin Waffle Mix
seeing a trend here?
The Worst Witch

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jackelin Slack Photography

"W"s pre-school offered up a killer dear for a mini session with Jackelin Slack. We got family photos done Friday, she's very talented. Can't wait to get the photos back.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

B & W Pumpkins

These are awesome. If I wasn't homeless.......

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Arm & Hammer Deodorant

There are no boundaries around here :) I am a loyal consumer of Arm & Hammer Roll-on. I just stocked up at because I can't find it in stores anymore.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Maxi Cosi Priori Citro Rush

My babies are so chubby that at some point they've both refused to be subjected to their infant carseats even a single second more. (It must squish they're bellies.) I've already blogged about this carseat in the past, but I love it so much I bought ET one as well. No more screaming babies all.the.way.home! Luv the color, found them $50 cheaper than retail on e-bay. (rear/forward facing, cleans easy, and reclines.....the very best part about it.)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Molasses Cookies @ Costco

'Tis the Season for Molasses Cookies from Costco, I've been indulging.......mmmmmm.