Thursday, February 25, 2010

I'm a Mom looking for "Shapes" in my everyday life.

And it was hard! Mostly because I was busy, busy, busy over the last week! My son had a Birthday (he's now 7) and between the school treats, the friends birthday party and the family birthday party finding time to find shapes was almost impossible! I realized some of the pics I took of the parties were shapes. So I'll share them here.

I know they aren't as fun as they should be, but at least I came up with something for Beth's You Capture Challenge, most weeks I don't participate cuz I can't find the time! Head on over to I Should Be Folding Laundry and see the pics of people that are more creative than I am!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm a Mom with unusual "kisses".

I wanted to capture some authentic kisses for this week's You Capture Challenge. I have a hard time getting my kids to be good for any kind of posed picture, and I never have my camera when those spontaneous hugs and kisses occur. So today I am sharing with you the kinds of "kisses" I give on special occasions and holidays.

I made PW's Chicken-fried steak for V-Day Dinner
I made Rice Krispie Pops for a few neighbors and my family
For a special V-Day dessert I tried my hand at Cheesecake Balls
(not very pretty are they?)
I love to cook and bake and create things to show my family and friends that I love and appreciate them. It is so satisfying knowing that people enjoy the things I make, and I am proud to call these dishes my "kisses".
Now head on over to I Should Be Folding Laundry and take a look at some other wonderful depictions of Kisses, and hopefully you'll get to see a few real ones.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm a woman that loves watching movies too.

Although, I'm not alone. I haven't met a person that doesn't like watching at least some kind of film. Whether it be animation (or even anime) or drama, or adventure or foreign film, almost everyone has a favorite movie (I say almost because I know there is going to be someone out there that will contradict that statement). The MOMS Club Chapter I belong to has a Movie MOMS club of sorts that meets each month to review and discuss 2 movies another MOMS Club member has chosen. It has been so much fun being able to watch movies that either a) someone else loves or b) someone else has wanted to see, but hasn't. I have seen a few movies I would never known existed if someone hadn't suggested it. We got Netflix mostly because getting the movies I wanted to watch was easier that way (LOVE Netflix by the way...LOVE it!) My turn to choose movies will come around again soon (there are only 5 or 6 people that attend Movie MOMS on a regular basis) and I'm wondering what some of YOUR favorite movies are. I was thinking of choosing movies with Luke Wilson in them (I like him as an actor) or finding some kind of theme to follow (it is find of fun to think one up) but it might be even more fun to choose movies that some of my readers enjoy (like I have very many readers). Just leave me a comment, and if there are enough responses, I'll let you know what they are, and possibly share some of my favorite movies with you.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I'm a fun Mom too!

Or at least sometimes I am. I've tried to set aside some time to make Valentine's day treats with the kids, since well, Valentine's Day is in a week. We still have school Valentine's to put together (so simple this year, I had stickers made with a cute V-Day message and their names. Pick a treat, peel a sticker, stick it on, DONE!) and Valentine Treats for friends to make, but we are slowly getting through what I have planned since: Yesterday, we got a chance to make treats for my family. I subscribe to a food blog that suggested we make Valentine's Day Buttons, out of snap pretzels, candy melting disks, and M&Ms. So simple, and it was something the kids could help with! First you set out the pretzels, then you put a candy disk on each one. Slide them into the oven for 2 minutes, then before they cool off you gently push an M&M into each of the slightly melted candy disks. Once they cool, you can pop one into your mouth, or put them in a cute cellophane bag to give as a gift! I didn't take pics, it was a little crazy with the kids helping and all, but Colleen over at Souffle Bombay has the full recipe, and a cute pic of the finished product. Check it out, and maybe take a moment in the upcoming busy week, to make a treat with the kids!