July 29, 2011


Im such a dork! Lets just get that out of the way.
This morning my mom sent me this picture:
Its totally MY handwriting! That is how I used to write/doodle my name in college. My mom works at the university I went to. She has a few little study cubes in her office that used to be in the library and she got my ole favorite!! I must have written this in '02 or '03. I have no recollection of this. Funny!

Hope I dont get fined!!

July 22, 2011

Picky Picky Bran Muffins

My little one does not eat very much. Actually, Im not sure how he has so much energy all the time. I mean how much nutrition can one tater tot provide?

So Im always trying to think of things besides chicken nuggets and marshmallows to feed him.

This morning I whipped up a batch of these babies. And they were a hit! (and healthy to boot!)

All-Bran Muffins
(makes 12)

1 1/4 C flour
1/2 or 1/3 sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 C All-Bran cereal
1 1/4 C milk (I use skim)

1 egg
1/4 C oil (I use veggie)
1 tablespoon honey (I usually just eyeball it)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ( we are cinnamon freaks so I add almost a tablespoon)

Stir together cereal and milk in a medium size bowl. Let sit till the cereal is nice and soggy.
Add in the egg, oil, and honey. Stir it up.
Add all the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Line muffin tin with cupcake papers if you dont like washing muffin tins, or if you dont care just spray Pam in muffin tin. Fill the papers most of the way up, making 12 muffins.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 min.


Make some for a picky eater.

July 06, 2011

Baker Turns Two!

Time flies when you're having fun. That has never been more true than the last two years!

Can it really be two years ago that this little guy and I were watching fireworks from the hospital window when he was just 1 day old?

How did he go from this:

To this:

We love you Baker!

You brighten our lives with your fun, sweet personality every day! Cant wait to see what the next year holds for you!!

(Birthday cake was this lemonade cake. It was goooooooood!)

July 03, 2011

Preparation Procrastinator

Oh my gosh, there are so many awesome crafts and decorations for the 4th of July. All you have to do is look at Pinterest and the creative juices will be flowing!!
See what I mean here

I really really wanted to do something cute and creative for this holiday. I had my sights set on these things:

From my favorite party planner

from here

from here

and from here

BUT, I didnt. I didnt even do one thing! Not even decorate a sugar cookie! I raided Home Depot paint chip samples a few weeks ago with the intention of making red white and blue pendants. Didnt happen.

But I did go to my favorite sandwich shop and get this:

And I got my haircut kind of like this (not me below, I wish! ha!):

And I went to here TWICE today! You read that right, twice! Not once, twice! Wonderful day!!!

I guess its not too late. I could still sew the pendants. I might give myself a patriotic pedicure. And I do actually have an extremely awesome 4th of July T-shirt designed by my extremely awesome brother (who WON the Whiskey Row boot race!!! He's got the fastest boots in the West). So I guess Im not doing too bad.