Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Lunch with your love one", the book fair and the after school snack.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

So with all this digging in the dirt from gardening H found a bunch and I mean a bunch... of Red Wiggly Worms. She doesn't mind touching them as they squirm in her fingers. I was surprised she wasn't squealing from disgust. Then I realized she always goes fishing with D and they use worms as bait. Oh, yah... No wonder she wasn't grossing out like I was. I tell her..."Wow, you can collect a whole bunch of worms from the garden and go fishing." Then I remember I've always wanted to compost but thought it was just too much work, not to mention a little gross. So I thought small scale and figured H could make a worm farm. Since she didn't mind handling the worms, she could construct the whole farm herself. And... she has been asking for a new pet. Lolo provided the plastic container, yah recycl! He also helped H assemble the worm farm. They layered paper shreds, worms with kitchen and yard scraps. A whole lotta fun for a whole lot of FREE! I guess a little dirt doesn't hurt.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Meet..Roseggla...she likes her red lipstick.
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Monday, March 28, 2011

H & D always have a summer garden. This year is no different and they spent most of their Sunday morning picking out herbs and vegetables at the garden center. Then the rest of the day was spent planting. The larger veggies were placed in the raised garden, on the side of the house. Most of the herbs went into pots. You'll notice that H also set up a little resting spot in one of the pots, the "fairy garden", she calls it. Some herb seedlings are getting started in a recycled egg carton too. Hope they take root. Can't wait for all the yummy food to cook & bake!
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

I found these images on cute! Yummy inspiration! Let's make them...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Last week I helped one of my besties wrap wontons for her family. She's a good mommy and she prepares homemade food for the weekend swim competition events. With 4 girls, 3 of which compete there is no time to rest between the different events and times, let alone make sure the whole family is feed. Especially since most events occur in other cities. So...she chooses to slave in the kitchen the day prior. I shouldn't choose the word slave because's chaotic crazy fun in the kitchen. She was running behind schedule so I volunteered to help with the wontons. I'm not bragging but I'm a speed wonton wrapper. With all the wonton wrapping... H was craving wontons too. So we got busy and made wontons for our family. Cool thing is that same afternoon, Lolo brought over some homemade fried rice and chicken adobo that Lola had cooked up. It was a pretty awesome dinner!
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Box so cute with the hard boiled egg friend...her name is Chickee..
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Here's a super mom secret...make a huge batch of french toast waffles in your waffle maker. Use your favorite french toast recipe... we like to add vanilla & cinnamon. Use up the bread your family enjoys...I had a loaf of whole wheat in the pantry. Which reminds me...I saw some blueberry strudel bread at Wal-Mart. I should have bought that loaf. Oopps...back to the waffles...Cool the waffles and freeze on a cookie sheet. Once they are frozen the waffles can be stored in bags and kept frozen until you're ready to eat. On those crazy'll know the family can have a home made breakfast in the time it takes to warm the waffles. Don't forget to add your favorite toppings.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Mantle change up...Hang some big plastic eggs with some ribbon. Get a jar and fill it with grass and smaller plastic eggs. I was bad and didn't jot down where I found the Easter subway art. Sorry...I tried to retrace my steps luck. Luckily there are so many fun and free print ables. Go here for another print. Go here for the banner. I found the colored glass vases at yard sale.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011


Here is the recipe I followed to make the fruit roll ups. Imagine all the fruit flavors that are coming into season...peach, blueberry, plum...yum-O

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Saturday, March 19, 2011


Yummy strawberries...what to do...what to make?!

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Working on a new blanket for a baby girl... lovely colors! Lunch boxes to finish out the week.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy packing for St. Patrick's Day.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I stumbled across this... while searching for something fun the little baker and I could whip up.

Totally fun...totally easy...with ingredients already in the pantry.

The lucky four leaf clover.

We even had some yogurt covered pretzels in the pantry.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tackle box switch-a-roo...

Monday, March 14, 2011

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

She's stylin'... wearing a hand crocheted shrug.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

It was a week of happy packing...cheers for a happy weekend!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Last weekend...H and I competed in our own cupcake wars. She challenged me to a duel of flavors after watching a DVR'ed recording of DC cupcakes. An episode where the sisters did a cupcake bake-off. As we sat on the couch and the credits were rolling on the screen, H turned to me and said, "I can make a better cupcake than you." My eyes widened and I replied, "Hah !" So the baking began in the McCoy kitchen.

H chose a chocolate caramel flavor with a marshmallow cream topping. She was sly and melted some caramel, cored the center of the cupcake and poured the gooey liquid into the cups.

I decided to go with a chocolate mint cupcake with milk chocolate frosting because I had just picked up 3 boxes of Girl Scout mint chip cookies from my bestie.The judges of our bake off were our neighbors. They live down the street and are a family 5. It was a battle and the little baker won! Congratulations to H and her chocolate caramel cupcake. She was beyond ecstatic to hear the results. Turns out the caramel center was the kicker!

Such great fun and joy to play with H and get the neighborhood involved.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

As promised a peek at the finished blanket. The coloring is off because of poor lighting and using the Driod vs. the Nikon. I think I snapped this pix at 11:30 p.m. the minute it was finished (first I did a happy dance, to celebrate it's completion, then I pulled the Droid out).

Before Blaiden Orion...

After Blaiden Orion...The coloring is true in this pix and the bug gave me a grin.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough. ~Oprah

Lunch box update and the menu board.

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