Monday, October 31, 2011

The Today Show Halloween

Don't they always have the BEST costumes???  Click here for more pics. :)

Happy Halloween!

Here is a fun little treat/experiment/learning activity for the kiddo's. Have a great Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Michael Buble Christmas

WOWEE!   I downloaded Michael Buble's new Christmas album, I ADORE it.  My favorite tracks are Jingle Bells,All I want for Christmas is you,Christmas(Baby Please come home), and Cold December Night.  Below is a little clip of Christmas(Baby Please come home)

Movie Weekend!

 We sure love the new Winnie the Pooh movie!
Ryan had to twist my arm to watch Thor, actually he twisted my arm for the Iron Man movies,Captain America and Thor but I must say I have loved them all!  Can't wait for The Avengers!

Sweet Potato Chilli

This is SO incredibly delish!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A few things....

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We watched Captain America tonight!  Loved it!!(I love Iron Man  even more)  Can't wait for this!
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We picked up these adorable coats at Costco for our girls.  Instead of yellow and black, we bought Purple and fushia(I was too lazy to photograph the actual coats). :)
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I picked up this awesome knife set at Costco.  Now all I need is this magnetic strip!  Happy weekend!

Hat and Broom Cupcake Toppers

I wish I would have spotted these babies earlier in the month.  Oh well, next year for sure! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Latest Download

I am loving this! Sleigh Ride is my favorite track. :)

PS-Be sure to enter Liz Matthews super fun giveaway here!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Light Show

I want to live here! This is SOOO cool!

The Apothecary

The Apothecary caught my attention immediately.  I thoroughly enjoyed every last bit of it!  Here is a fantastic review of the book!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Holiday Sparkle Snowman!

Once again Cyndi is killing me with cuteness!  This guy is going to sit on top of this vintage ice cream container.  I can't wait to put it together.  I think a little glittery fluffy snow on the container, and then the snowman on top will be too adorable.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Oil of Olay Regenerist

So... when did I go from being a zit faced little teenager to a 38 year old with wrinkles??

The other morning I noticed a big ol' crease by my lip.  I assumed I must have slept on my face and it would go away as the day progressed.  Ummmmm, no.  Weeks later still here.

I remembered seeing on The Today Show that Oil of Olay Regenerist is fab and not horribly expensive.  Costco has two jars for 38.99.  I decided to give it a whirl.  Not even kidding when I say that within a couple of days my pores were smaller, and my big nasty face crease was almost completely gone.  WOWZA!  I have always been a bad face moisturizing person.  Remember, I still think I am a zit faced teenager, who would rather perish than put anything oily on my face. ;)  The Regenerist makes my skin feel and look great.  So, if you are in need of a good moisturizer give it a try.  If not, get on back to your business. :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Goodness

Have you smacked your lips on the pumpkin fest going on at Einsteins??  It's ever so delicious!  The pumpkin schmear is especially yummy!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

If you haven't already, please read this.  I LOVE,loved it!

Synopsis by Publishers Weekly:

Hoffman's debut, a by-the-numbers Southern charmer, recounts 12-year-old Cecelia Rose Honeycutt's recovery from a childhood with her crazy mother, Camille, and cantankerous father, Carl, in 1960s Willoughby, Ohio. After former Southern beauty queen Camille is struck and killed by an ice cream truck, Carl hands over Cecelia to her great-aunt Tootie. Whisked off to a life of privilege in Savannah, Ga., Cecelia makes fast friends with Tootie's cook, Oletta, and gets to know the cadre of eccentric women who flit in and out of Tootie's house, among them racist town gossip Violene Hobbs and worldly, duplicitous Thelma Rae Goodpepper. Aunt Tootie herself is the epitome of goodness, and Oletta is a sage black woman. Unfortunately, any hint of trouble is nipped in the bud before it can provide narrative tension, and Hoffman toys with, but doesn't develop, the idea that Cecelia could inherit her mother's mental problems. Madness, neglect, racism and snobbery slink in the background, but Hoffman remains locked on the sugary promise of a new day

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Have you read Marsipity?  It is a sweet,sweet Halloween book about putting others first.  LOVE.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


My eight year old insisted that I blog about this conditioner. You see, she has a sensitive little head. She flips when I comb out her tangly little rats nest. My youngest daughters hair is naturally curly and super dry.  If I am not careful, it will dredlock on me. SO I started using Pureology on them, and it is a DREAM. Tangles fall right out. A comb goes through their hair, easy as pie.  Plus it smells all MINTY!  LOVE it! It's seriously like magic. It's a professional product, but  I have seen it at Target for 28.00 for a tiny bottle. I bought a huge bottle off of Amazon for 38.00(here). You seriously use a pea sized amount and it will instantly detangle an entire head of hair. A bottle will last forever because you use such a small amount at a time.

BTW-I think it is pretty obvious this isn't a money making blog. It's just for fun, so even tho' I would like a piece of that sweet Pureology pie, alas I get the big ZERO. Just wanting to help the world out one rats nest at a time. :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Vintage toy barn

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This is my latest find. I think it will make cute Christmas decor.

Winter Moon

I am so excited about Mindy Gledhills new Christmas album.   It is out tomorrow.  I previewed it with my kids and we LOVE it!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Son of Neptune

I finished The Son of Neptune, and loved it.  BUT, what was up with all of the typos?!  The ibook version was riddled with them.  I am wondering if the hard copy had the same problem.  Anybody read it?

Friday, October 14, 2011

My beef of the day

My favorite ice cream is Baskin Robbins Peanut Butter and Chocolate. It has been since I was 8 years old. Usually when we go for a little frosty treat, my husband runs in and I wait in the car with our kids.

 The last couple of times, I have been sorely disappointed.  There hasn't been so much as a SPECK of peanut butter in my chocolate. Both visits I have said to my husband "What's with getting me crappy ol' plain chocolate." His reply both times, It isn't plain chocolate. It is PB&C. SO today we went and finally got to the bottom of this no peanut butter business.

 My husband asked Mr. Ice cream man, to please make sure I wasn't hosed out of even more peanut buttery goodness.  His reply. "Sorry sir, there is a woman that comes in every week for a half gallon, she insists that we core out all of the peanut butter." WHAT?????? and they actually let her do this??? Why don't I go into the cupcake shop and tell them I want to buy only the frosting off the tops of the cupcakes.  I may have to stake out our local ice cream shoppe and give this lady a little smack next time she comes in.  I mean really, who does that??  Okay,okay... I am alright now.  Just had to send this out into the universe. :)  BTW what is your favorite ice cream flavor.

Sweetest thing EVER!

This is so dang cute, it had me bawling.

Fall S'mores

Did you see these awesome Fall S'mores on Oh Joy!??

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Snowmen all year

Here is another adorable book my kids love!  It's from the author that brought us this goody!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

4 Jean Valjeans

Have I mentioned that I am full blown obsessed with the Les Mis 25th Anniversary concert? I have watched it every day for about 2 months now. Anyway I LOVE during the encore when 4 past Jean Valjean's come out and sing together. Be prepared to cry when my boyfriend Alfie Boe hit's it out of the park, at the 3 minute mark. :)

Fun Christmas Books!

hooray!  both of these books will be released over the next two weeks.  I LOVE Mary Higgins Clark, she is one of my favorite authors.  I think Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas looks fab too!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Shakers

Love, Love Cyndi's vintage inspired shakers over at Holiday Sparkle!  I grabbed the one on the front row,far right.  LOVE it!

Baked Potato Soup

We are in the mood for soup today!!

12 slices bacon
2/3 cup margarine
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
7 cups milk
4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 green onions, chopped
1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
In a stock pot or Dutch oven, melt the margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cool Saturday Stuff

I am SO in love with this cooler weather! It is pure heaven and is starting to feel like fall. We played at the park, and in the back yard all day. We bought some yummy pumpkin bread at Costco, and found out that if you slather it with cream cheese frosting it's even better.(shocker right??:) We have been watching Lion King on blue ray all weekend. I had forgotten how much I like that show. Here are a couple more cool things about today.
I am stoked about my new calendar!

We downloaded the byu tv app so Ryan can watch any BYU games that aren't on ESPN. Plus there are other great shows to watch too!

Bears Loose Tooth

I am SO,SO happy that there is a new Bear book out!!  

Friday, October 7, 2011

I'll Stand by You

I LOVE the Carrie Underwood version of I'll Stand by You.  It isn't on itunes. I missed buying it when it was for sale for American Idol gives back.  I have wanted the song for years.    I just downloaded it here!  I am so excited, it's one of my favorite songs ever. :) The video always makes me weepy. I love, love it!

Kids Costumes

 I must be losing my edge a little.  I usually have Halloween costumes taken care of by August.  :)  I was relieved to order my kids costumes this morning.  Pottery Barn has all of their costumes marked down and free shipping!! Hooray!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Chocolate pumpkin cake

I need me some of this pronto!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lenka Radio

I LOVE a rainy day!  I am just puttering around listening to Lenka Radio on Pandora.  I love it! I had to share the above pic, the kids were loving jumping in the rain until there was a loud clap of thunder.  I couldn't believe how quickly they got their little tushies inside the house. :)  Also if you are a BYU fan, watch this.  I heart it. :) I especially love the ending when it says "Don't let the testing center take that hair from us"  I agree!  GREAT HAIR!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Playlist

Yipee!  It's October,  time to start listening to my Halloween Playlist.  If I have missed a Halloween song that you love, please share. :)

1. Headless Horseman by Kay Starr

2. Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett(of course what Halloween playlist would be complete without this??)

3.This is Halloween from Nightmare Before Christmas

4.Oogie Boogie Song-Nightmare Before Christmas

5.Dead Mans Party- Oingo Boingo

6.The Ballad of Peter Pumpkin Head-Crash test dummies

7.Purple People Eaters-Elipse

8.Ghostbusters- Ray Parker Jr.

9.Casper the Friendly Ghost-Original Cartoon Cast

10. My Undead Mummy and Me-Phineas and Ferb soundtrack

11.Ichabod-Tex Beneke

12-Double Double Toil and Trouble-The Essential Harry Potter

13. Ghost Town-The Specials

14. Thriller Michael Jackson

15. Witchcraft Frank Sinatra

16.Headless Horseman-Bing Crosby

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Book Releases!

Can't wait to get my hands on this and this on Tuesday!!