Friday, December 18, 2009

Julie & Julia

As someone who enjoys cooking and learning about
food and of course eating, I was thrilled to see two
great actresses in a great movie.

We've all seen  Julia Child cooking shows growing up,
but it was really nice to "see" her in her earlier years,
the relationship she shared with her husband and her
  naughty sense of humor that I had no idea she had.

The movie introduced me to the blog, the Julie/Julia Project
the inspiration for the movie... and it's some good, fun

and oh yeah, I want this.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

What's going on?!

not a lot, i tell you.

unless you count:

cheesballs and crackers

neti pots

hot apple cider

chocolate truffles

turkey day leftovers

bad tv

christmas tree decorating

sitting around looking at
said christmas tree

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

the Road

is the book I'm currently
reading and it's amazing.
I've been getting through it
as quickly as possible... I
NEED to know how it ends.

The movie version is coming out
soon... I think it's going to be good...
in the sense of casting. Alright, alright ~
I like Viggo Mortenson... who doesn't?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

lovin' it...

i'm loving this time of year!

the changing of leaves...
the way night-time creeps up on us WAY early...
the endless amount of movie watching...
the fact that it's snuggie weather...

AAAND, it's almost time for thanksgiving!

i love thanksgiving because i get to cook for
myself and the boys... and they tell me how
delicious everything is and they clean up for
me while i nap... ahhh, looking forward to it!

Thursday, November 05, 2009


my trusty camera, that is.

i dropped it and the lens is not
working at all, totally my fault.


oh well. i guess this means
i get to get a new one...

hopefully soon.

until then, i will post some old
pics to remind me what a nice
friend that camera was to me.



Monday, October 26, 2009

Spider Pug is the winner!

Sweet Bombay had his annual
Pug party benefitting N.M. Pug Rescue
this weekend and guess who won for
Best Original Costume?

That's right, Baby Boy was the big winner!
He had a great time as always and there
were tons of other cute pugs to hold and love!

Here he is being sweet and hilarious
... oh, Bombay!

Say What!?

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Spider Pug

Spider Pig! Spider Pig!
Does whatever a spider pig does!
Can he swing from a web?
No he can't, he's a pig!
Lookout! Here comes the spider pig!!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009



i'm a little late getting started and i
really need to get out take more photos,
something i really enjoy... we'll see.

Color Week

started over at poppy talk and shared
by  hula seventy is starting this week!

monday: yellow
tuesday: green
wednesday: orange
thursday: brown
friday: red
saturday: grey/black
sunday: blue

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blast From the Past!

For some reason while I was driving to work this
morning, all I could think of was of being young and
starting schoolwhen the weather was changing from
summer to fall. I can remember waking up early
(I had to "do" my hair) and loving the crispness of
the morning and wondering how the day would turn
out. Depending on how much time I had left before I
needed to catch the bus, I'd do things like dance and
sing along Debbie Gibson  or practice my gymnastics.

Random. But good memories.

Here's a little list of favorite movies from back in the day:

1. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

2. Teen Witch

3. Dream a Little Dream OR anything with
the Coreys in it.

4. Can't Buy Me Love

5. Troop Beverly Hills

I really could list 1,000 more cheesey flicks...
but I won't. This is enough thought provoking
blogging for one day, yes?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Fair Day!


Woo-hoo, we're going to the State Fair this weekend!
What does that entail? A little of this:

1. People watching... out-of-town visitors,carnies,
teenagers making out (ewww!).

2. Chile Relleno Dogs. (Exactly what they sound like:
a green chile stuffed with cheese and a hotdog(!!!), battered
and fried, smothered in green chile.)

3. Aguas Frescas. I love to mix flavors.

4. Roasted Corn with lots of butter, s+p, lemon and cayenne

5. Warm, sweet pecans!

6.  Livestock and exhibits... sooo many cool, cute, weird items
to enjoy!

(and yes, I probably can eat everything mentioned!)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Chocolate Stout Cakez...

I made this incredibly delicious cake this weekend... I have
to say it's the best dessert I've ever made. I mean EVER.


The photo does not do the cake justice, but I just wanted to
share a little bit of it's AWESOMENESS with you!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

I can haz Mixer?

Yay! I was super excited when this arrived at our house
yesterday afternoon... all for me!

I guess I've been a good girl because my Sweets
bought this awesome KitchenAid Stand Mixer for
me! And I thought I was having a hard time keeping
the pounds off before... imagine now!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Right On, it's finally fixed!

We finally got our sewing machine serviced
and it's working... woo-hoo! Picking it up in
a few hours, stay tuned for 1st time projects**
And maybe some totes, too!

**NOT sure about pegged pants, though.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I had some time off last week... it was so nice to
sleep in and basically do whatever I wanted. We
originally planned to visit White Sands, but decided
to postpone the trip til it gets a little cooler in N.M.

We have spent a number of hours in the car for the
month of August, first up to Cortez, Co. for a memorial
for Craig's grandfather, then up to the Jemez for
some camping and scooter festivities. It was, of course,
debaucherous, but we all made it out alive. I won a
helmet in the raffle, amoung other goodies.

My best girl Amanda was in town last week, so it was
a blast catching up and laughing our asses off...having
a great time! I can ALWAYS count on her for that!

Another fun event? Buying and roasting a 30lb. bag
of Hatch Green Chile... the smell is one of the best
smells anyone could wish for! Serio.

Needless to say, we enjoyed peeling and bagging and tasting
the chile as it was roasted. We also made Chile Rellenos and they were GOOD!

That is all for now... stay tuned.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Funny People

Last night was date night and we decided
to go old the movies to see
Funny People. Although it was indeed funny,
there are some serious undertones that deal
with love, death, infidelity, and friendship.

Anyone who enjoys Judd Apatow + his crew
will definitely enjoy this film as well.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

You Little Pig!

I've been playing Farm Town a lot lately... not very productive but VERY addictive! If you're on the Facebookz then you should
come be my neighbor! Happy Farming!

(photo from here)