Tuesday, February 22, 2011

31/365 {i heart faces}

lincoln's first time to the park. awesome sun flair. taken with my EVO. 

Friday, February 18, 2011


getting some much needed vitamin d
those eyes.
that face. (but don't let her fool you, she's all kinds of ornery)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011


huge thing of cheese left on cutting board, up for the taking apparently. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

26/365 {poptart recipe}

mmmm, homemade poptarts! i first read about these on heavenlyhomemaker.com.  i instantly knew i had to make them. my kids love poptarts (even though we never buy them, they are a special treat at gma's). 
i used my own recipe for the crust, a variation of one in my busy woman's cookbook.
and even made our own powdered sugar icing with homemade powdered sugar. i just threw some regular sugar in my coffee grinder and went to town. (i put a bit too much pink food coloring in it and ended up with this weird, neon bright pink icing-oh well.)
these were so yummy and flaky! you must make them!
(sorry the focus was a bit off, more on my super long nails that need some tlc, than on the scrumptious poptart goodness)
Poptart Recipe:
1 c. flour
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 Tbsp. milk
Mix until dough forms. Turn out on floured surface, knead a few times.  Roll out.  Use cookie cutters and cut even amount for tops and bottoms of poptarts.  Or just cut simple rectangle shapes like classic poptarts.  Fill with jelly of your choice, I did strawberry, a friend on facebook did apple butter-YUM.  Top and finger press or use a fork to crimp edges together.  Bake 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden.  Optional: Top with powdered sugar icing (powdered sugar and milk to desired consistency).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


our shrubs covered with mounds of snow.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


one of his first naps in his crib.


my noel. she's 13 years old, pretty much deaf now, and sometimes blind too i think. my friends got her for me in high school. i'm shocked she's made it this long, but she's still got some spunk in her. 
i love her.