Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What Can You Live Without

I heard this on the radio yesterday....and it really had me puzzled.

Pick 5 from the following items you would be willing to live without if you HAD to give up 5.

1. Computer
2. High Speed Internet
3. Land Line Phone
4. Air Conditioning
5. Clothes Dryer
6. Cell Phone
7. TV
8. Car
9. Microwave
10. Cable or Satellite TV

You can share in the comments section...or keep it to yourself

My 5 are Land Line, Clothes Dryer, Cable or Satellite TV, Microwave, and Air Conditioning makes me feel completely crazy that I choose Internet and just plain ole TV with no satellite over air conditioning. I may change my mind when the 90+ days arrive.

Stop by JaneSays for the Additional 40% off the REDUCED SECTION sale.

Have a happy day
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Grab your little dudes....and your little chic-a-dees that love jets.

We spent all day Saturday at an Air Show
at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in NC
The weather was perfect a little on the Hot side....which for me
is perfect !!
I would not have thought in a million years that I would enjoy let alone LOVE an Air Show...but I did....I LOVED it.This was the absolute worst part of the whole day....porta-johns
I can count on one hand the number of times I have went potty in one of these nasty inventions....disgusting !!!
We all went a total of ONCE.....all the day long...holding it was better !!!

Getting a boost from daddy...the little boy before her said he saw a GPS in this jet...Chloe told us....She didn't see a GPS in there...girls rock...Ha!

Sky Typers....very very cool....5 planes fly side by side and type....What ??

There is Chloe in the cock-pit.....see her....Yea...Mommy needs to go lens shopping.
Garren's favorite jet....a Warthog...perfect name if you ask me.

Lancer...this baby was huge.
Coast Guard C130
Jets...F somethings...I cant recall....but baby oh baby...when these things fired up.....what a racket....not like race car engines....they kinda was deafening.

The ladies...

This one was roped off....Garren said it is new technology....guess they didn't want any secrets getting out....shhhh.
Coast Guard Chopper
This crazy little plane.....lands on top of this truck....just so crazy.
An old war plane and a new jet....flying side by side.....amazing how close they get.Chloe spent a lot of the day like really is so very LOUD.
Ah yea....the Blue Angels....and ladies ladies ladies...these boys are some lookers !!!
and they can fly the wings off these jets.

Check it.Amazing.
Thank you Blue were my favorite part.
Chloe picked her up a new jet....a Blue Angels me your loud and powerful jet face.

now show me your I love my new jet sooo much face.....and I thank you mommy and daddy for bringing me to the LOUD air show.

This air show is on our agenda every year can count us in.
have a happy day
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Eye Candy...Better Late Than Never

Easter like any other holiday
has a routine
The Saturday before Easter
Chloe and I go dye Easter eggs with Nana (my mom)Chloe got a fun basket from Nana
I promptly kidnapped the cute chicky-poo
and she is happily sitting on a shelf in my studio
We dyed a dozed eggs
and had dye left-over
and the crafter in me...could not let it go to waste
we dyed some yarn
We dyed some muslin
I always think the eggs look a little strange...all speckley
if you know how to avoid that....clue me in
Perfect ending to a perfect day
Put egg on your nose...and cross your eyes....don't ask me...she is 4
you know how that goes.
have a happy day
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Friday, April 24, 2009

Curl Up and What ?!?!

Sorry no fun and fancy post today...I am currently having some laptop issues.

I have the sheer pleasure of doing a clean install of Vista tonight...and installing
allllllllllllllll my software and files from my external.....again.
Wanna join me ???

Ms. Amy of Stinky are always saying you wish you could come over and drink coffee and chat......come on down....I'll drink coffee and chat...while you fix my laptop (wink)

I will leave you with this....I can't decide if it is catchy or morbid and macabre....While driving to Cookout today for a yummy Hot Dog...I saw a salon I had never seen....Curl Up and Dye......Hmmmmm
A little catchy....yea......a little creepy .....yea.

Catchy or Creepy?
Could you let your hair go there ?
Why do I picture stuffed animals, of the real kind, sitting all around ?

Hoping to be in full swing again soon
have a happy day
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

I make a conscious effort in my shop, use earth friendly products.
To re-use envelopes...packaging...tissue paper....string, yarn and ribbon.
To never toss anything in the trash before asking there anything I can CREATE using this?

What little unique things...that others may not be thinking you do to protect and keep the Earth ?

To HONOR Mother Earth.....I am offering 20% off the entire shop today only.....and if you are a blog reader...mention that in the notes to seller at checkout for an additional 5% off.

Go NOW !!!

have a happy day
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nice To Meet You All

As promised.....Boy...that was a BIG step for me.
Ah ....feels good though.....a little more blogging freedom.

Alright comments are certainly welcome....but remember...If you don't have something nice to say....don't say anything at all (wink).

Have a happy day
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Spicy BBQ'd Shrimp Skewers

Oh we are gettin' there now.....
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for THE PHOTO !!!
For now....scroll down a bit....for a YUMMY Grilled Shrimp Recipe.
Spicy BBQ'd Shrimp Skewers

1/8 cup Vegetable Oil

1/2 Tbsp Minced Garlic

1/2 Tbsp Thyme

1/2 Jalapeno Pepper Seeded and Chopped

1/2 Tsp Paprika

1/2 Tsp Salt

1/2 Tsp Brown Sugar

1/2 Tsp Cumin

1/4 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/4 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Mix this all together and coat shrimp with it one hour prior to grilling on skewers.
This recipe accommodates 1/2 to 1 pound of shrimp
Enjoy !!!!

Have a happy day

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Sunday, April 19, 2009


Waiting for skewers and a HOT grill

Waiting for salt, pepper, and butter and to be wrapped in aluminum foil to join the shrimp on the HOT grill
Waiting for olive oil and coarse salt...Yummers !!

Waiting to be carted off to jail
We witnessed a lady shop-lifting Saturday at the grocery store
I know its WRONG...we felt so sorry for her
In this world and this has to be SO hard for some families.
You are......Waiting for my delicious grilled shrimp recipe....cause I am cozy in bed.....I forgot to drag the recipe up to bed with me so I could pass it on to will wait....won't you. While you are at it...pass along your favorite grilled shrimp recipes, I would love to try them.
Waiting for the next pixelated photo......tomorrow my friends...the LAST of the pixelated photos.
have a happy day
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Treat

So much goin' on today...this Saturday was truly a treat
We have had so much rainy weather and up and down temperature days lately
We were starving for a day like today
The SUN was out
The weather was Perfect
A delicious breakfast at the park...bacon and egg sandwiches
A outdoor health and fitness fair at the YMCA meaning...lots of bouncy jump house thingys, entertainment, and SUN
Much needed yard work with the added benefit of working on my tan...I have to be in a wedding in 2 weeks...I don't wanna be the only "white" bridesmaid
Yummy dinner....steak and shrimp...I promise to share my shrimp recipe later
Thanks to all of you who have seen me for the much appreciated ego boostin' in the comments section of the first pixelated photo ya all.
To the rest of you.......You didn't really think I'd unpixelate this soon.....did ya ??
have a happy day
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Cuteness !!!

This is one of the sweetest little things my eyes have seen

Watch thru the end...the payoff is at the end..its not that can do it

Be sure to call the kiddos over....Chloe just loves this.


Have a happy day

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Maybe This Will Help

If you are a regular reader....or one of my closest buds
you know this blog thing is a struggle for me
It becomes a CHORE at times...
ugh...I need to do a post
ugh...what to post about
ugh.....heading out the door...I should grab my camera in case I see something I could post about.

The posts that come easily and seem normal (which is rare) the BEST !!! an effort to enjoy my blog more.....and connect with my readers a little more....I am going to occasionally share pictures of my family.

I know I can't wait ....right ?

What does this April look like...the mastermind behind that cutie-pie shop JaneSays.
I give in.......I am gonna relax....and try to enjoy blogging more....I really do want to.

So over the next several days.....Just to drive you NUTS.....I'll un-pixelate this photo of Chloe and I at Disney World...with the lovable JoJo and Goliath.
No...the hubs is not in this photo....somebody had to snap the shot....but after the GRAND UNVEILING...I will introduce you to the hubs too.

have a happy day
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

I Kindly Thank You Dinosaurs, Bats and Rake

Thank you Tyrannosaurus Rex
Thank You Stegosaurus
Thank You Triceratops
Thank you black Halloween bats
And last but certainly not least.....
Thank you yellow plastic garden rake from MeMaw for your un-selfish giving of your time Saturday afternoon
to help me paint my little house spice shelf
that Mom picked up at an antique shop for me
Its been sitting in my closet since Christmas....waiting....
Without you....the pesky breeze would have blown the newspaper right onto my paint job.

You were all so patient....sitting there for an hour....
in the fumes....and sacrificing your natural color to become a fancy schmancy shade of
robin's egg blue.

Eat your heart out ladies....

each and every house....perfect...unblemished....
Thank you so much mom...

and thank you dinosaurs....bats and rake
have a happy day
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cheesy Heaven On Earth....For Real

Oh ladies........(sigh)
This dish ...... this Buffalo Chicken Dip...this cheesy heaven on earth is my new love
This dip brings me to my knees.....and is probably finding its way to my belly and butt as we speak....but
Oh....I do not care.

I first met this delicious wonder when my mother -in- law made it....
So as to not seem like a HOG I nibbled it....quite like a lady.

Superbowl Sunday....I made a dish of my very own
Chloe, Garren and I (dang them for eating any of it).....finished off the whole dish
I was saddened that there was none left for a little midnight snack.

Since then I have made is half a dozen times....we even eat it for dinner with chips if my craving for it move me to do so.
Chloe is right on board with me...she loves it as much as I do.
The picture above is well over half eaten, because when it comes out of the oven there is no time for photographing.... only time for eating.

I have never been a big buffalo flavor fan...I don't eat wings
I don't eat buffalo chicken sandwiches
BUT.....boy oh boy do I eat this.

I hate to do this to all of you....but I will share this recipe....and may you have more control over yourself than I do....I seriously eat too much of this....way too often.

Here is the link for the recipe

Here are the things I do different
- I do not use the microwave method
- I use "real" chicken breasts...I cook them and shred them myself
- I use mozarella not blue cheese
- I bake it for 15 mins then take out and top with more mozzarella cheese then bake another 5 because in the words of Paula Dean " Nothing ever tastes bad with a little extra cheese on top, it just never hurt a thing in its life"
- I use Kraft Roka brand of blue cheese dressing....have not tried it with ranch
- I use the Frank's Original Hot Sauce...not any of the fancy flavored ones
- I also just serve it (or depending on how ravenous I am) eat it out of the baking dish...I never dump it into a bowl like the pic on the recipe
Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy my friends
Its so heaven......
and now after all that....I am sure I will be making a dish tonight....I can't even talk about it.
I am so weak.

have a happy day
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