• Contest Winners

    A Winner!

    Goodness, what a busy day I've had! For the first time in many, many weeks (okay, since October), I actually had lunch with girlfriends! At Panera! It was such a fun time! Oh man, I need to get out more. I've added up all the entries – including the extra ones that were posted in your blogs (thank you!) –…

  • Crazy Kids

    The Fries Have It

    Sophie and I had a fun day on Saturday, just running different errands and going to a local park to walk around (she rode her scooter). Since we were both hungry and Culver's was right next to the park, we decided to grab us some burgers and fries and then head home.  I don't usually care much for fast food…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Bre.

    She came home from college this week to attend a concert downtown. I loved what she was wearing (it's so rare that she wears anything but a t-shirt and sweat pants these days), so I asked her if I could take a few photos of her.  Here's what I got.   (That look says "Mom. Please.")   (And that's the…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Sabrina’s First Prom

    Saturday was such a fun day for girly-girl things, and it almost didn't happen. Sabrina had not decided for sure if she wanted to attend the prom this year, and at the last minute she and her friend Max decided to go together. They both hung out with the same group of friends, they really didn't want to miss out…

  • From My Kitchen

    Sunday Morning

    I love to bake on Sunday mornings, so today I decided to make some Sour Cream Coffee Cake. It was the perfect companion to my 11th cup of coffee! I also made it bc Breanna came home last night, and I knew she'd join me for a piece this morning. Here's the recipe… SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKE 1 c. sugar1…

  • Family,  From My Kitchen,  Good Things

    Small Pleasures

    I love sitting here blogging on quiet Saturday mornings. It's one of the things I look forward to on the weekends (although it doesn't always happen). Recently I've discovered a couple of other things I love, and I thought I'd share them with you. Keep in mind, I'm only giving you my opinion on these things – and as my…

  • Stitching

    Finishes!

    Here are some photos of the lovely finished pieces that some of you have been sweet enough to show to me! I love seeing them, and I'm just sorry it's taken me so long to post them – I also think I may be missing a few pictures, bc I have so many folders on my computer that I drop…

  • Gardening

    Green.

    Spring comes a little later around here than in some other places, so although I don't have much blooming around my house yet, I'm quite happy with the fresh spots of green here and there. The baby sedum…   The bee balm and the geranium from Mom's garden that she gave to me last year (although my dad was actually the one…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Travel

    Beautiful Day, part 2

    When Mike took Sophie to the Keystone Snow Fort, Sabrina and I went off to ski. I'm not an expert skier like Bean (Bre is my snowboarder chick, and she couldn't go along with us bc she had classes to attend), nor do I aspire to be one. Although I love to go nice and straight and somewhat fast down…