Friday, April 30, 2010

5 Question Friday

I am going to participate in Five Question Friday from My Little Life. I found this last week and was couldn't wait til Friday so I could join in.

Here are the questions for today:

1. If you could, would you go back to high school?

Heck no. I hated high school and in fact I graduated a year early. I was only 16 and it was one of the best decisions I have made.

2. If a genie appeared and granted you two wishes, what would they be? (And, no saying "more wishes".)

My first wish would be for a baby, but I think I actually would rather have a uterus again so I could have the fun of getting pregnant, taking a test, telling my husband, and experiencing pregnancy again. So...the first wish is a uterus. Isn't that funny!

My second wish would be a winning lottery ticket. They say money can't buy love, but I do think it could buy me a lot of things I would cars for both of us, a bigger house, student loans paid off, a motorcycle for Matt, a fancy pants camperk endless trips to Target...... I could go on and on....

3. What kids show do you secretly like?

Lets see.... that really is all I watch each day, but I can't say I really "watch" any of them. I might go with Handy Manny. He is just a nice guy.

4. What is your beverage of choice?

Right now I am on my second glass of wine but it might be a close tie with Diet Coke. Depends on the time of day.

5. What is something that you would change about yourself (or are working to change in yourself)?

You know what I really want to change? I would like to fix my feet. I am really self consious about my feet. They are so dry and ugly and I can't find anything to make them nice and soft. Hubby has very soft feet- totally jealous.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday-

The Undomestic Momma has asked us for our favorite things about summer. Even though I don't like the hot hot days that we have in the midwest here, there are lots of things I do like about summer.

1. My birthday is in June and I love to start counting down about 6-8 months early. I love having a birthday get-together with friends. This summer I will be 32. Last year we had only been in our house for about 3 weeks and I actually don't remember what we did! For my 30th birthday, we got together with several friends and couples at a local winery. It was such a great night!

2. I also love spending time outside with friends for dinner and/ or drinks. Grilling out is one of my favorites for summer food! We are working on our (little) backyard a bit at a time to get it into a cute little spot for hanging out.

A few other things I love about summer are:

Garage Sales
Flip Flops
Pool Time
Iowa State Fair

Be sure to check out The Undomestic Momma for more summer favorites!

Monday, April 26, 2010

ebook for Mother's Day

Favorite Crafts Blog has published one of my projects in their Mother's Day eBook. You can download the eBook for free and it is filled with easy peasy ideas that you can make for some great gifts.

One of the great things about this is that it features 20 different crafty bloggers. What a great way to check out some new blogs while looking for some ideas for mom.
Chelsey Hill of Pretty My Drink
Pat Sloan of Pat Sloan
Fawnda Norman of Fireflies and Jellybeans
Terri Ricioli of Terri Ricioli Designs
Sarah Surface of householder/surface
Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist
Little Birdie Secrets
Joan Gorman of Nini Makes
Molly Kozera of Bit O’Shine
Terri O. of Super Simple Crafts
Jennifer Juniper of Hope Studios
Alla Koval of My Little City Girl
Amber Dyer of Everything Except the Grill
Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks!
Becky Kazana of The Fab Miss B
Betz White of Betz White
Rachel of La Fuji Mama
Niki Meiners of Niki Meiners
Cristin Frank of The Eve of Reduction
Vicki O’Dell of Creative Goddess

Monday, April 12, 2010


I just finished The Glass Castle- a memoir by Jeannette Walls. This was a selection for our MOPS book club. I loved it. The author tells the story of growing up with her family. I thought it was so easy to read and get in to. I did however not like that it really was a memoir and that Ms. Walls went through some of the things she did growing up. It made me sad.

Tonight I am starting a book that I saw in a catalog at my grandma's house. Being the spoiled one that I am, gram ordered it right up for me. It is called Service Included by Phoebe Damrosch.

The Harper Collins site has this to say:

Warning: May contain material offensive to vegans, pharmaceutical lobbyists, and those on a low-sodium diet. Animals were harmed during the writing of this book.

While Phoebe Damrosch was waiting for life to happen, she supported herself by working as a waitress. Before long she was the only female captain at the four-star New York City restaurant Per Se during its first year. Service Included is the story of her obsession with food, her love affair with a sommelier, and her amusing, eye-opening, and sometimes shocking experiences in the fascinating, frenetic, highly competitive world of fine dining.

Sitting down at a restaurant table will never be the same.

And tonight B got to read his new book (also from the book catalog at Grams) William and the Magic Ring by Laura Robinson.

How fun was this- it comes with a flashlight and is called a shadow casting bedtime story. You flip the pages and use the flashlight to create the images on the wall as you read each page.

Page 1... William goes to bed...he hears a noise and looks at his bedroom window (not quoted)

He sees a crow with a magic ring outside his window....

A jackel wants to steal the magic ring from the he can be king!
What are you reading?

My Man Tag

The Undomestic Momma has a fun game of tag for us today- Enjoy my answers and then TAG- YOU'RE IT!

*our happily ever after badges at WDW- So happy to be wearing them ;)

The Game of Tag about your MAN:

Who is your man? Matt

How long have you been together? married 7 years this summer

How long did you date? about 8 months

How old is your man? 34

Who eats more? That's a close one- LOL!

Who said "I love you" first? he did - I'm stubborn like that

Who is taller? me by about an inch

Who sings better? he can put on a better karaoke show than me...

Who is smarter? I am... and I'm always right!

Whose temper is worse? his- he gets way crabby too!

Who does the laundry? me

Who takes out the garbage? we both do

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Well, what is the right side? If you are laying in bed... he sleeps on the right. If you are standing at the foot of the bed facing it...then I am on the right.

Who pays the bills? he does- once a month -after payday

Who is better with the computer? probaly about the same

Who mows the lawn? he loves to!

Who cooks dinner? both- but I hate to!

Who drives when you are together? he always does

Who pays when you go out? him

Who is most stubborn? um...probably gonna have to say me.

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Me?

Whose parents do you see the most? mine, but we are lucky to have most of our family close.

Who asked who out? He had gotten my number from a friend and called and left me a message on my machine.. I wondered what he was calling about - did he want to go out with her???

Who proposed? him

Who wears the pants in the family? I do ;)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Prayers for Hogan

A few days ago I started following this blog- Hogan is a week old today and was born with Trisomy 18. I encourage you to stop over and leave a few prayers for their family.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday- Favorite Magazines

Today on The Undomestic Momma we have been asked to post our favorite magazines.

My top favorite is People magazine. I love that it comes out each week and the stories they feature. It is not all gossip stories and hollywood news... it also features stories on everyday people and top news stories. Whenever I am going out of town or on a trip, I always pick up the latest issue of People to keep me busy!

My second favorite is probably Family Fun magazine. I love the ideas in it for creative ideas for kids and families. I always find something in each issue to make or do or a new tradition or idea to try out or start.

What are your favorite glossy reads? Check out others at the Undomestic Momma!