Monday, February 14, 2011

Okay so the picture isn't the exact thing I love but it sort of ties in.

I love spaghetti! Like 150 percent. And tonight, for love day we made some. Like homemade meatballs, and everything. It was my mamas recipe (1lb ground beef, 1lb sausage, 2 beaten eggs, 1/2 onion chopped fine, and 1/2 cup bread crumbs) Yum!

Its my favorite food. And we even enjoyed this special meal with sugar free juice in our wine glasses. happy v-day!

So the picture. Its linoleum from my childhood home in Utah. The same exact kind! It also happens to be part of the flooring in the new pizza place right here in Chino Valley! Its a small small world. It seriously took me back to days of spilt Kool-aid and homework at the kitchen counter. That kitchen is also where I got the scar on my eyebrow that you can still see. Anyway, I love spaghetti and I love linoleum.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cupcakes by Karen. She made these for me for a baby shower. Everything is edible! See that orange baby in the corner (bottom left)? Its chocolate! a choclate edible baby. The cookies were delicious. And you should've seen the cupcakes with little baby quilts on them. The time she must've spent. They make me so happy.

Not only did she make these for me, but she gave extras to my kids (cookies and candy) 2 valentines cupcakes for my mom, me, Darrell and David. THEN we got these beautiful flowered ones (mom and I). Love her.

I started working with Karen when she was called to my activities committee for church. She has been nothing short of amazing. I am so thankful to have her in my life and as a friend cause I definitely have the hook ups if ya know what I mean. :-)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

You think im crazy because I love laundry huh? Oh wait. I dont. I love fabric softener. I just threw away my 2 other empty bottles. I hoard them like Im starting to with my candles (which by the way I got 2 more of! The smaller ones are 2 for $10 at Bath and Body right now. Go. Get some). :-)

When I was in high school, I had a boyfriend whose clothes always smelled good. It wasnt cologne but I couldnt figure out what it was until his mom told me. Fabric softener! Not sheets (like we used at home). So now I go fancy style and buy liquid. Because it lasts longer than 5 minutes after the clothes are removed from the dryer. And it makes my whole house smell good when I do laundry.

So I totally didn't get the concept of fabric softener until later in life. That you don't need sheets AND liquid. Just one or the other. No one ever told me. I think I had to read the label.

My favorite softener is actually the simple pleasures line but I had a coupon and it was on sale (the regular stuff pictured above) and I got it at Target which means it was actually just the regular price at Wal-Mart. But whatever. I love Target. It's worth it. I wish that Downy was paying me for all of this product placement. Or I wish they would at least send me free stuff. Until then, I'll keep buying anyway.

Monday, February 7, 2011

My friend is doing this thing where she is posting things she loves for this lovey month. I didn't even ask permission but I'm gonna copy her anyway. I think I'm even gonna post pictures. Yay! Not professional ones but just ones.

(cell phone picture)

It's gonna seem silly but I am loving these 3-Wick Candles. I am normally a scented oil kind of girl but I got the above pictured candle on super clearance and have bought 4 more since (in my defense, one came from Goodwill, completely unused!). The others have all been purchased during the semi-annual sale, etc. Although I think I might go as far as to spend $20 on one. I want the Eucalyptus Mint one. Real bad. Plus, they last like 60 hours. And I love them. I don't know if it's the winter time or what, but mmm... they make me happy. Right now I have the Pineapple Orchid, Autumn Apple, Cherry Blossom, Sweet Pea, and Fresh Balsam (which smells EXACTLY EXACTLY like a Christmas tree. Oh yes.).

Anyway, Happy Month of February Love and I invite you on behalf of my friend and I to join in the Lovey-ness. What do you love?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

If you look at my past posts, you'll notice a pattern. Well, a lack thereof. That's because there isn't one. And I sort of feel like I need some direction.

So I'm taking one. Direction that is. Is that even correct grammar? Or English I mean?

The last 200 and some odd posts (222 to be exact) have been somewhat sporadic in nature and I want order. So I'm changing things up a bit.

From here on out, this blog is going to be my family/fluffy blog. The one where I post pictures and snippets of our family life. This will be the address I give to family and friends who want to know what's going on and not necessarily what I'm feeling about work/life/depression etc.

I am making the other blog private ( I hate that)  until I'm ready to reveal myself to all the world. If you want to know where I'm going, e-mail me (lisamarie333 at gmail dot com) and I'll maybe send you an invite to the privateness. I feel weird that I've decided to do this. I'm sort of unsure of it all, but I think it's time.

If you are wondering why I'm doing this it's for a couple of reasons. 1) I haven't found my place yet and I'm hoping this will do it. I read others blogs and they have an audience. They write about certain stuff and they aren't afraid to do so. I need that. I need a blog where I can write all my negativety/sarcasticness down and not wonder/question myself after I've posted. I want to know that the people who read what I write actually know what I'm talking about and don't think I'm silly, or too open, or whatever. And I always wonder that here. Because it's so ... out there.

I feel like I'm going against everything I stand for by doing this. But again, it's sort of just a test. And I'm allowed.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ive got a boy who only eats only the top off of a doughnut (unless its glazed, this one was chocolate). Ive got a boy who hands the rest of it to his sister who eats the. whole. thing. Its sort of sweet actually.

On a completely unrelated, sort of disgusting note,
Jackson pooped in the toilet!!! Huge deal! And HUGE poop! It was like a foot long. I dont know how that came out of him. Wow. So gross.

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