Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hatty McGee

He's going be a soccer player

I found this little setup in Josh's room tonight after he was already asleep. I love my boy.

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract
-8+ beans per cup of Vodka
-Sterile glass bottle with tight fitting lid
-Lots of patience

Split the beans lengthwise, scrape out the caviar (or not if you are lazy like me) and put it all in a sterile bottle/Jar. Add the vodka at one cup per every eight beans, put the lid on and shake what your mamma gave you! Shake it daily-ish for the first week and then whenever you think about it for the next six-ish months. The nitty-gritty for this project can be found on the Vanilla Review.

I used Baron Rothschild Vodka and Bourbon Madagascar vanilla beans, though you can use any number of combinations between the two. I just purchased some Tahitian beans and I am headed back to the State liquor Store for some more Vodka. See you there!

Boodles in the Park

The Boodles and I played in the park yesterday while Josh was at a Birthday party under a pavilion near by. He played so nicely, I don't think we have ever been to a park alone before. I'm not sure why that would be. I was surprised by his hand eye coordination as he went across the ladder bridges. He is so sweet as he concentrated.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Who wants a cookie?

Nap Time

Nap time starts with kisses and hugs and it moves swiftly on to diversionary tactics. Before I know it I have tucked in 27 toys, watched Boodles make sure each one is settled, and then more hugs and kisses before ending with a sock for each hand. All of this to have Boodles wake up to the smoke alarm chirping because it needs a new battery . Love The Boodles!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Well, There's Nothing Like Experimenting

I made a few citronella candles today to combat the mosquito issue that plagues us nightly on the deck. I don't really know what I am doing, so I hope the online tutorial that I used for this project doesn't lead me astray. I was really surprised how easy it was to make candles. It seems like the many times that I have tried in my early teens to make candles (without my parents knowledge) it always went horribly wrong. I'm pretty sure that was how the orange wax stain on the blue carpet leading from the house to my garage bedroom got there.
Now there are these great little bags that act as a double boiler so the clean up is minimal. Anyway I am excited to see if these bad boys work!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I am still not sure how this happened? Maybe I under watered it or over watered it or maybe it was the act of a desperate neighbor, who knows? Zucchini is apparently really hard to kill once it gets going. But don't start the look out for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it's not dead yet! Though if it does die I really feel like I should get a medal or some sort of certificate of recognition for doing the impossible.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011