Tuesday, May 19, 2009

15 straight days of triple digits

Here in the Valley of the Sun it has been 100 or high for the past 15 days. By 8 am it is usually 85 or up and then the pressure builds and we get thunderstorms at night :) We haven't gone to the park because it has gotten so hot so quickly in the mornings. I am going to try and get the girls out tomorrow morning.

My sunflowers are sprouting and growing really fast.

The wildflowers are about an inch high now.

My potted plants are all sprouted except the herbs :( Maybe they just take longer.

Memorial day is coming up quickly. Anyone have plans? I don't think we are doing anything. I made some really yummy peanut butter and fudge brownies the other day which are amazing! I am baking too much which is not helping the weight lol.
May 30th is Aaron's Aunt's 50th birthday party which should be fun. I will make sure to post pictures on it. Not much else going on here. Thats why I haven't posted lol. Don't lose faith in me my followers. I will come through for you guys lol.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Portobello and Asparagus Salad

Here is the awesome pasta salad I made the other day. I am telling you it is sooo yummy! Its by Paula Deen so you KNOW its good. You have to try it. (Where it says GRILL , I just used a

4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
1 bunch fresh asparagus, tough ends removed
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon
1 pound penne pasta, cooked
Seasoning, recipe follows

Remove stems from portobello mushrooms.

Brush mushrooms, asparagus and tomatoes with olive oil. Grill mushrooms over medium heat until tender, 4 to 5 minutes per side, turning occasionally. Cut mushrooms into thin strips; place in a medium bowl.

Grill asparagus over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, turning occasionally. Cut asparagus into 2 inch lengths; add to mushrooms in bowl.

Grill tomatoes, cut side down, over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add to mushrooms and asparagus and toss in the pasta. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkle with seasoning, tossing gently to coat.

1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and transfer to an airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months

Friday, May 15, 2009

Die Hard Grey's Anatomy Fans

OMG! Was Grey's not the BEST since the season finale of when Denny died?!?!?! I was in tears, thought it was great writing and a great season finale. George went out great!! I have watch the attached video 5 times this morning cause it is such a great ending. If you watch Grey's you understand, if not you are TOTALLY missing out lol

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Gardening and Mother's day gifts

WOW I am almost to 100 post! Have to think of something good when I write it :)

So my little seeds have now become sprouts! By next week they should be doing really good.

Here is our pretty strawberry plant. Hopefully we will have strawberries soon.

Grow little ones!

Actually did my hair, lighter or darker?

Here are my mother's day gifts that Shelby and Kenzie did for me at school. I got them in the mail today. On the left is the stationary that Kenzie made me and the right is what Shelby made.

Kenzie made lady bugs, catapillars, and butterfly prints with her thumbs and paint. Very cute and will always treasure.

Shelby painted a small plant pot and included sunflower seeds and soil. She also decorated the bag with a flower in a pot.

I planted the seeds today and will keep you up to date on how it grows :)

The is my new house plant. Make the house feel inviting I think.

I also planted some flowers and herbs.

Marigolds, Zinnias, Forget-Me-Nots

African Daisies, Parsely, Cilantro, and Chives

We have had a great few days with gardening and cleaning the house. Im getting a few samples in the mail soon and I will be writing reviews on them so stayed tuned :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous mommas out there. Of course, we all know that it should be more of a monthly celebration, but since we are graceous, giving, selfless women we would never ask for such a thing lol. I recieved a call from Shelby and Kenzie today to wish me happy mom day and was told that there was a card in the mail so I will look forward to that. The little ones didn't do anything which was fine but I do look forward for in the future school projects they make at school for mother's day. I made homeade chocolate truffles for mother's day. Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter truffles. Very sweet and very scrumptious.

Addi was being a little model this morning so I decided to show how cute she is. She does crack me up.

So what I did today was make some homemade decor for the girls' bathroom. I bought plain wooden letters and painted them two different colors in blue strips. The wooden duck and fish were added to bring in some more color. I LOVE Michael's craft store. I could buy soo much.

Before and After

So I hope all of you wonderful mommas, new mommas, and to-be mommas have a wonderful day. Always remember that the you are the back bones for your families :)