Monday, February 13, 2012
Flying back to Arizona today and this view from the airport window was the only time my entire trip that the sun came out.
I enjoyed spending time with family and am so glad I made the trip to Utah but I am also so happy to be back home where the sun shines with much more frequency. If only there was a way to have the best of both worlds.....
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Valentines day is typically pretty low key at our house. I usually help the kids send Valentines to Grandmas and Grandpas but last week was so hectic that that just didn't happen this year. Maybe we'll send Happy Spring cards?
The kids did prepare Valentines for their class.
And we had pink waffles for dinner.
I have a great blender pancake/waffle recipe that we love that uses whole wheat and oatmeal and flax and pretty much any other whole grain you want to throw in. I often also add a scoop of vanilla protein powder and to make them pink I simply added a handful of strawberries. All natural, super yummy!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I am not shy about admitting that Walmart is so not my favorite place to shop and I avoid the place as much as possible. But because they are such a HUGE conglomerate and have incredible buying power sometimes they carry random items that I can't find at Target or Kroger. So today, despite my best efforts, I found myself at Walmart.
I was amused by the art hanging in the little alcove as you go into the Women's restroom.
Now I am no interior designer but don't you usually hang the art above the chair rail? I mean you only needed to move the nail up a mere inch and a half.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Part of me feels like I should appologize for all the pictures of my flowers these days....but it's kind of become my newest hobby and what I worry about a lot so it just seems fitting to share my success and failures. Today I am sad because my poinsettias seem to be struggling.
Anybody know if a poinsettia goes dormant then blooms again? Or have I killed it completely?
Friday, February 17, 2012
Today at the breakfast table, for no reason at all, Harrison stood up and declared "I am an X."
Saturday, February 18, 2012
When I was at Costco earlier this week I saw that they had a handful of bikes left from Christmastime and that they were marked down $20. So I picked up a couple and Mike finally got a chance to assemble them today.
The kids, as you can tell, were thrilled!
I had originally planned on saving them for Easter but the weather has been so perfect and is going to start heating up quickly after Easter....so they got them early.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I need to lengthen the curtain that hangs on my slider. The curtain itself is blue but I was going to add a green strip on the bottom to match the curtains on the facing walls. I thought it would be nice to sew a strip of ribbon to tie the two colors together then use the same ribbon to make tie backs for the other curtains in the room. So far these are the only choices I have found.
Which do you like best?
I found a ribbon store the other day. A RIBBON STORE. I mean an ENTIRE store that sold nothing but ribbon. Seriously. So I found a couple new options. Now which do you like best?