Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Things part 2

i love the honesty people. i love that some of you hate brian regan's strutt, i love that some of you would rather pull out your pony tail than read one more sentence written from the perspective of bella's overdramatic brain. i love that some of you are probably thinking my new orange paper is nauseating. i really do. it makes us different, and it creates a connection between us that you can honestly say to me: uhhmm not me. oh and of course i love the comments. good stuff people, my ego has been stroked. thank you. here is the sequel. in this episode we will explore a few things i love and many things that annoy the heck out of me.

#1.Little Whittle Lettering not annoying

My good friend here in alaska has led me to this fabulous web site. I'm sure lots of you have vinyl quotes plastered around your lovely homes. i to have perused many a lettering site, but have never ordered until i found this one. she has literally hundreds of sayings and quotes, her prices are low and the fonts are so cute! She also sent me and e-mail of the "rough drafts" so i could see if the sizes i chose would work, wonderful customer service check her out!
#2. Season 5 of project runway, my new favorite show.
Mike doesn't really understand why i like this show. most of the cast have filthy mouths, live unsanitary lifestyles, no real redeeming values here. but i just love the creative process! i enthralled with what they can create. it brings out the right brainer in me.
#3. Which brings me to my first annoying thing. This outfit did not get it's creator kicked off last night. Kenley is the most annoying, rude and self centered contestant, i wanted to like her, i get her vintage style, but she is soo rude, please project runway auf her already!
#4. John McCain: undecided
The other day I was playing with Austin and he started getting a little crazy so I said, "Austin stop it that is so annoying." and he said, "What does annoying mean anyway?" and I said, " you know it is something that really bothers you, like those whiny KidzBop commercials." to which the observant austin replied, " I know an annoying commercial! (his voice gets a little deeper as he says...) "America is broken, John McCain knows it."
All i have to say is even though Mr. McCain, is not the youngest wrestler on the mat, he is the best candidate out there, (i'm using the word best sparingly) mostly because of Sarah Palin, with this crazy financial crisis, we've just gotta hope that the right man + woman wins the job.
#5. KidzBop: so annoying it should be banned. seriously if i hear that commercial one more time, I'm going to rip my ponytail out.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

things part I

dear readers,

a few posts ago i mentioned that i am obsessed with your lovely compliments. i also mentioned that i was vain, thus you can see how said compliments complete me. i also contemplated that i needed to formulate some kind of reward, so here goes: some of my favorite things as of late. kinda lame i know, but hey! "take what ya get" i always say. so i'm giving you a nice virtual package all wrapped up special. like this:

thank-you people, your compliments have filled my cup.

#1. Quinoa: this tender little morsel of whole grain has given me a new way to eat my salad. I need vinegar in my life people, if i can't have lots of mayo, i must supliment with various vinegrettes. here's the tasty recipe. you can find quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) in the bulk bins at big grocery stores.

1 c. quinoa
1c. water

1 diced cucumber seeds removed ( I love english ones)
1 c. grape tomatoes
1/2 c chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 c. each of yellow red and orange peppers (buy them people it's cheaper than ice cream)
various other diced delicious veggies of your chosing

1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1/4 c. dijon mustard
3 T. lime juice
1 T. honey
1/3 c extra virgin olive oil

first cook quinoa in water just like you would rice. next mix together all ingredients for vinegrette saving oil for last. slowly incoporate oil to dressing. add veggies to cooked quinoa, poor on vinegrette. add a dash salt and pepper. eat.

#2. i found this paper at the shabby princess, i really want my background to be this sheet of lovely orange but lack the skills, and the desire to learn how to make it happen. like i don't have enough to do.

#3. is really about "Breaking Dawn" i am sure many of you are gearing up for a good ole vampire edition of book club, (come on, we're mormon women, we read about edward, attend play groups, book clubs, blog, and shop at down east basics, just accept it and move foreward) so i have come up with these ab fab chocolate cookies that you can bring to said book group discussion. they are called bella cookies because they are so good you'll feel what edward has felt, you'll want to eat them and make out with them simultaneously. they are only complete however, f you use dark chocolate powder, my new discovery and i ain't lookin back folks. i already have it in my food storage, (remember acceptance)

Dark chocolate "bella" cookies

1 c. roomtemp unsalted butter

1 c. sugar

1c. brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp baking soad

1tsp. baking powder

1tsp salt

2 c. flour

1 c. dark chocolate cocoa powder

1/2 pkg semisweet chocolate morsels

1/2 pkg white chocolate chips

cream butter and sugar and eggs add dry ingredients and stir just to combine, bake for 9 minutes at 375.

#4. Finnegan boots by Robin Faryl

I have searched high and low, but nay they are all sold out. i found them at 50% off in a size ten. they still cost 160$ niether of which work for me.

#6. Brian Regan. he is hilarious, his show is on comedy central this week, you must tivo, he's so clean you could play it for an enrichment activity. he has this swagger at the end of his jokes that kills me. honestly if ya need a laugh tune in. also google his past stuff, he eats fig newtons by the sleeve.

and there you are people, but that's not all folks. part II coming soon.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

wake me up when september ends

Life sure picks up around here when school starts. Austin started Kindergarten! He loves it and every day wakes me up at the crack of dawn asking how much longer until we can get in the van and go. when i pick him up it's all he can do to stay awake. they wear him out over there! He would only hold still for one picture, then he raced into the room with barely a goodbye!
For some reason we have all three big kids birthdays in the fall. So the birthday season kicked off with Quinton turning 8! The judi family tradition of decorating the house for the birthday kid is something we've carried on:jace and austin enjoying the decor.
Can you say Pokemon? I hope you never have too.

The birthday bowlers. look how happy quinton looks!
Avery has been begging for a haircut, since the boys always "get" one. I decided I'd better comply before she took matters into her own hands. she wanted all to see. of course.

this is just a slight portion of the september pie. more to come people. i'll try not to be scarce.

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