Friday, September 10, 2010

The Baby

So here she is Miss America AKA Scarlet as of today she is a little over 8 months old!

My Fave Things

Here are a few of my fave things-

The first one is my Scentsy Warmer-First it was really fast shipping (which is a good thing) and Second it makes the house smell great for having a circus living here (dogs and cat, not the kids or J) It is worth its $$ in gold! And the great thing about it is I don't have to worry about catching anything on fire unlike candles (or leaving them on at night- Not that I have ever done that) This one in the kitchen I have a grape scent in it, I have another one in our Master Bedroom that is Orange Dreamsicle (YUM!)

Lastly I just got this book in the mail from Amazon this week~ I can't wait to try all the new dishes! I really didn't have high thoughts about this, I mean come on she is on a Bravo TV show, She isn't a chef or anything But I have read it and it is really a good book! So don't knock it until you read it!

Star Wars Cookies Before Decorating

Good Eats!

New Cookie Cutters~ Making some Dough (not the kind you spend)

Because I am the nice person that I am (and because I really wanted to have a reason why I needed to use my new cookie cutters) I have decided to bake and decorate some cookies this weekend to take to our GS meeting on Sunday afternoon.

About 2 weekends ago friends of ours were nice enough to babysit D and K so that J and I could go out alone for a nice meal and some alone time. ( J surpirsed me, I had no idea we were doing anything that day - It was a great idea! Bravo to J (extra brownie points) ) So we went out to the place called

Which by the way is good! In case you have some $$ to blow - Anyway after that J and I went to the mall and I really wanted to go into Williams Sonoma because if you know me you know that I love kitchen things. So I found the Star Wars Cookie Cutters there.

I just got done baking several batches of sugar cookies and I can't decide which ones look best. They are all so cute!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Things I have learned

It has been a little over a year since we moved our family down here from up North.
It has taken some time to adjust, learning some new "words" (southern talk) and just getting to know the south or LA at least.
Here are a few things that I have learned (good or bad...ha!)
  • There are 2 Seasons here- Hot and Hotter
  • If you think Ohio has pests problems come move to the south, where we are greeted by Snakes, Frogs, Lizards, Spiders, Earwigs, Cockroaches, Wasps, and our family fave Fireants (NOT! K stepped into a nest of them on the playground at school)
  • People don't "buy groceries" down here- they "make groceries" instead
  • Also in case you need to write something down don't forget to bring along your "ink pen" feather not included
  • It is normal to wear shorts and short sleeved shirts in October
  • Allergies- Don't have them yet, you will get them when you are down here
  • It is always important to watch were you are walking when you are outside in your grass and always good to wear shoes! Yes, it is normal to see some big snakes in the middle of your yard and no people down here like snakes since they kill other animals and insects
  • You can solve all your problems by bringing food to something...(This is a joke) A lot of things down south involve food (Which can be good until you look at your expanding waist)

I guess my point to this post is yes, living down here is different. Just like Ohio there are some good and some bad things about it but it has been nice to be able to find a great church to go to and to be able to meet some new friends. That I would not want to change for anything.