Friday, March 30, 2012

Fondu Frenzy

If you have never tried fondu before, this is a very fun activity to do for your next family meal. Fondu pots can be found for as little as $20 - 30 a piece - even less if you keep your eyes open at thrift stores and garage sales. You can go with just one, but it is even more fun if you have a couple for different recipes: cheese and chocolate recipes are a must.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Take A Lesson Boys

I have the best husband in the world, he is always thinking of me. I was having a really bad day today: horrible sleep, injured food, super busy day and.... shhh (cramps to bring down a small horse). It didn't help the mood at all that it was dark, cold and pouring rain all day long. Aaron showed up from work with a big bouquet of flowers for me to cheer me up.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ribbon Easter Eggs

I saw this picture this morning of a very simple way to decorate Easter eggs. Find some pretty ribbon and glue it around the middle: it's just that easy but so elegant looking. It would make a very pretty addition to the traditional eggs in your basket this year.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

White Chocolate Macadamia Popcorn

Quite a little tasty combination in this amazing concoction. Popcorn, white chocolate, macadamia nuts and my favorite - Peanut M&M's. I made this today and had to put the bowl in another room to keep from mindlessly shoveling it in my big fat mouth. Besides being delicious, it is a very pretty Easter snack.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ahh... Back To Normal

So, in the last two weeks I have seen two major releases in the theater, gone out to eat at least half a dozen times, played twice that in games, gone shopping a few times and played racquetball three times: I have not cleaned my house, only did laundry once, nor have I spent more than 30 minutes cooking a meal. Was it worth it? YES! Is it good to be back to normal? Very much.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Beaded Chickies

I found this fun little project on Family Super easy to make, and inexpensive to boot, make these the perfect kiddo craft for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Make a bunch of them to scatter around the house have Spring cheer everywhere you go.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Time Is Most Important

Better late than never for a blog post today. I have spent the last two days having a girls "weekend" with Jess and my mom before Jess heads back off to school. We crammed a lot of fun things into our two days, along with even getting our picture taken with the Easter Bunny..... sort of ;o) I have learned, over the last few years, that time is the most important thing in life you can give.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Baby Chicks!

Jess and I are having a girls "weekend" today and tomorrow with grandma. It's fun to just be out doing girly things: ya know, shopping, lunch, and of course playing with baby animals! We went out to the local ranch that has all of their baby birds and played with the chicks and ducklings.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome Spring!

Yea! Today is the first day of Spring and I am excited for that. Now, Spring in Seattle is very wet, but at least it is becoming a warmer wet than it has been thus far (and we all know how much I HATE the cold...  I certainly complain about it enough ;o)

Here are my big plans for this Spring. I am very excited!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Jelly Bean Carrot

Easter is around the corner, so I am going to get an early start in giving you a bunch of ideas: I have a few kicking around in my head and have found a few others that I think are great.

I loved these jelly bean carrots that I found on Martha's site this morning... I think I will make them up to put in my baskets this year but I will be using orange M&M's instead of jelly beans (not a sticky candy fan).

Friday, March 16, 2012

Shamrock Bread Sticks

My last St. Patties day treat idea for this year: Shamrock Bread Sticks. Jess is home for Spring break and I have been trying to make some of her favorite meals. On the docket this week was spaghetti and french bread. I took my french bread dough and had a little fun.... but the spaghetti is a whole other story!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Green Graham Cracker Sandwiches

Make the after school snack a little more fun and festive today by throwing some green bling into the mix. Any time an ordinary thing becomes just a little different than regular it all of the sudden becomes cool and amazing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Green Popcorn

I'm still in full on St. Patrick's day geek out, so you have a few more days of ideas from me. What did I do last night? Green popcorn! Just add a little color to your butter and you have instant holiday festiveness.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shamrock Sugar Cookies

If you have been following this blog for any length of time at all, you know that I am a sugar cookie hound: they are my favorite. If there are sugar cookies in the house I WILL eat them, so I only make them for special occasions..... St. Patrick's Day is a special occasion isn't it?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Grasshopper Milk Shake

I love mint, and mint and green just go hand in hand. Yesterday, for our Sunday treat, I made Grasshopper milk shakes. They were super delish and very easy to make. Throw a little whipped cream with shamrock sprinkles on top and you have the perfect St. Patrick's Day dessert!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Our St. Patrick Day Memories

By Amy Hamblin

That fun little holiday is just around the corner.  You know, the one that has your children searching for little green men and pots of gold?  Here are some of our families St. Patrick's Day traditions.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shamrock Pizza Snack

Kids are home from school hungry, and you're needing a snack. Here is a super fun, and yummy, St. Patties Day snack to feed the troops.

Shamrock Pizza!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

St. Patties Muffins

Putting a little holiday bling into your day doesn't have to be complicated and time consuming: doing something as easy as making your favorite muffins in holiday liners does the trick.

I made some blueberry muffins last night, put them in shamrock paper liners and sprinkled the top with green sugar and sprinkles. Instant holiday cheer! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rainbow Jell-O

The pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow and if your lucky even the little Irish leprechaun to grant you your wishes. This awesome Jell-O treat brings the wonders of the rainbow to your table.

Love it!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Coffee Shop Win!

I never really understood parents who let their kids do whatever they wanted, wherever they were: wreaking havoc on everyone around them. I know a few like this, that just sit down and tune out to their kids with complete disregard to how those said children are effecting all the other people in the room - destruction left in their path.

Here is one mans brilliant answer to just such an episode in a local coffee shop - my complete hero.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Dr. Seuss Day

Dr. Seuss day, or also know as "Read across America Day" is today. March 2nd was the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the beloved author of many of our favorite children's books.

Take an hour or two out of your busy schedule today and do something relaxing: read a book! How often do you just sit down and read? Curl up with the youngin's and read your favorite Dr. Seuss book together, then get lost in your own pages of adventure. My choice for today? I'm re-reading Edgar Rice Burroughs "Princess of Mars" in preparatory to the movie coming out next weekend.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Holiday's

Welcome March! I love March as it is the start of Spring soon, the days are getting longer again and you know that warmer weather is around the corner soon.

Here are some fun holidays to help you have fun this month.