Tuesday, March 31, 2009

American Idol

It's Tuesday, we know what that means...American Idol time!
Kris has become one of my favorites, I hope he continues to get plenty of votes. Matt is also at the top of my list, he was one of the bottom 3 last week...I didn't agree with that.
Allison has such a strong unique voice, she kind of reminds me of Kelly Clarkson.

And then there's Adam, at first I thought...no, I'm not liking him. But he is growing on me! I do think he has an amazing voice, we'll see what happens.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hello Sunshine

The weather was great here today, not a cloud in the sky. Maybe the cold weather is on it's way out for good this time. Speaking of nice weather, I need some warm days so I can continue to pick up sticks and parts of limbs that are still taking over my yard. It's almost like they are reproducing right before my eyes. And in order to take care of the mess, I needed a wheelbarrow...now isn't that something we like to spend our money on but it's a necessity. You are probably wondering why in the world I took a photo but I just had to after putting the goofy thing together all by myself. I thought, how hard could it be right? Oh my, I opened the box and there were all kinds of nuts and bolts but about 2 hours later...I got that baby put together. After all that work, I almost hated to use it...just wanted to shine it up and admire it...lol. Has anyone tried this little item, it called Pedi-Paws, a nail trimmer for dogs and cats. Well, needless to say...Sissy is scared of it. The noise isn't that bad but it spins really fast so when I try to get her nail close to it...she stresses out. The instructions say that the animal should get more used to it as you try to condition them to it but I have my doubts with our dog Sissy. I thought it would be worth a try for $20. Her nails grow so quickly and I hate to use just the regular manual nail trimmers/clippers. Maybe someone can give me some helpful hints on this item.
We enjoyed our weekend and hope you did also!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Bad Blogger I have been!

I have to opologize for not keeping up with my blog. This year has felt so hectic at school, I'm not sure what my deal is. I have definitely been able to find time to read my favorite blogs and shop with some of my favorite etsy shops but can't keep my own going...must be my priorities huh?...lol.
April made these darling posies for me, aren't they the cutest! And I love this card cozy that Shelly made for me, I actually use it to hold a small notepad and calendar for meetings at school. April & Shelly are both talented gals, you need to check out their etsy shops when you get a chance!

Has anyone ever heard of a Twinkie Cake? I hadn't so when I ran across this easy dessert, I just had to try it out. I made it yesterday and everyone seemed to like it so I will definitely make it AGAIN!

Back in January, we here hit with a major ice storm here in NE Oklahoma...we were without power for 11 days! I thought I was going to go nuts. This photo below was of my parents' house, the pole itself fell on their house. I have never seen so many branches and limbs that fell off of the trees around here. May I add, that I am still picking up branches in our yard as we speak.

It's hard to tell in this picture but this is actually the road to our house. The trees and branches were so heavy with ice that they just folded into the road, a nice neighbor had to use a chainsaw to clear the limbs out.
So needless to say, once the power got restored...I was so appreciative to be able to flip the light switch and have it come on!
It has been snowing here today, where in the world is spring!!!