It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Friday, August 29, 2008

it is exactly 87.2 degrees outside. sunny. slight breeze. no humidity to speak of.

I'm going out on the patio for the rest of the afternoon...see you all in the morning!

Or next week for those of you going on some brilliant vacation!


Have you EVEN seen these auctions going on for Nie Nie? I have just spent like over an hour looking thru all of the generosity out there in the blogosphere.

Go to Design Mom for all of the details and a listing of all of the stuff out there for auction...happy bidding!

Sunday Dinners

Thursday, August 28, 2008

We are so lucky.

Most Sunday evenings in the summer time we get together with 2 other families (with a total of 8 kids) and have dinner. We don't have a set time, menu, or agenda. We cook and/or bring whatever we have around. We try out new recipes and drinks on each other. Sometimes we have to come and go to get kids to and from practices and friends, whateves.

I have always wanted to take photos at our Sunday Dinners, but always forget my camera...until last Sunday. So, here you are, dinner Sunday at the White's house!

Flowers for the hostess from our garden.

Do you ever make this? Cucumbers and onions? Mine are English cukes from our garden and plain (and strong) white onions from my FIL's garden. Slice and mix with 1C real Mayo, 1T sugar and vinegar. Let soak in fridge. As you eat out of the bowl, keep adding more cukes, onions and vinegar. Mmmm.

This is the flavor of summer in our house, so we needed to share with our friends.

Look at that spread!

Fresh Colorado peaches halved and pitted. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pats of butter and (this time) Grand Mariner. Place peaches directly on a low grill and cook until soft and warm. Serve with vanilla ice cream or bourbon whipped cream. mmmmm.

Mr. White and Mr. England enjoying dessert. What a beautiful night it was!

What you don't see is the girls, enjoying their Lillet and club soda with a lemon and

fresh mint from the garden!

What the Fuck Wednesday

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

On a tip from Chelsea, I checked out the Parkvogel site.

Do these girls' boobs remind you of these?


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

This is a bladder.
Mine leaks.
I am having it fixed today.
Should be home for a few days recuperating,
and posting.

Looking For...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tired of shoe posts yet??

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Uh, huh. You can be jealous now. I just yesterday purchased these uh-dor-a-ble shoes.
$50 at Zappos (or my price: $18 on clearance at Dillards!)


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Things I got accomplished today before 2pm:

  • Sent my oldest kid off for the weekend with his Papo

  • Read yesterday's and today's newspapers

  • Took my youngest to get doughnuts

  • Mowed the front lawn

  • Cleared all of the remaining branches from this winter's ice-storm from the side yard

  • Weeded the veggie garden

  • Helped T build my second compost pile

  • Disassembled the kids toddler playhouse and delivered it to the next lucky family

  • Made grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and tomato soup for T and the youngest

  • Mowed the back yard

  • Rolled on the first coat of paint in the hallway

Phew! I'm off to take a nap!

Image from here.

More Jessica Simpson Shoes

Friday, August 22, 2008

This time, I really, really, really like them. Once again, I would have no where to wear them here in the middle of Kansas, but I might just fork over the $89 anyhow.

Jessica Simpson 'Dover" in Stone Patent.

Buy em at Zappos.

Blue Q

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Do you know about Blue Q? If not, you simply must go there!

I bought the above tote bag today, and upon looking at their site, I decided I am in love. I have seen a few of these things around, but had no idea they were all from the same funny place!

If you need a little funny-funny-ha-ha, take a look! Below are some of my favorites!

I know Leslie would have a use for this!

SGM knows of a person who could use this!

And...especially for you, Elaine!

What the Fuck Wednesday

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I made my husband stop in the middle of the road in podunk Arkansas so I could take this one...

Dirty Words

Do any of you like to listen to music with really dirty-vulgar-bad word lyrics when you work out? For some reason I do. Maybe it is because I can't have that stuff on in the car (or anywhere else in public for that matter). Courtney introduced me to Girl Talk. I too have recently amped up my running, and this stuff is GREAT! You must download it!

(that felt good!)
cool image from here.

Sweet Puppy...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Do you know the lil bee? She is doing something really cool on her stay-cation this year:

She's saving her money and making a donation for all of your comments. Go here and see for yourself!

Really Cool Wallpaper

Monday, August 18, 2008

Deborah Bowness designs and hand prints wallpaper. I am not really a big wallpaper person but I would have any of these in my house.
Think of what people would say!

How cool would these be to have in your bathroom? Or on your closet doors?

For SGM:

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sign spotted in Crested Butte (also known as crusty butt) Colorado last week:

If you don't know SGM, you simply MUST skip on over to meet her.

She'll make you pee your pants, I swear! Love you!

Cool stuff is all around:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Yep, that's a knife block that is a wooden box chock-full of bamboo skewers. It'll keep your knives if place without dulling them. I think this might be a great Xmas present for hubby. Get it at Napastyle for $78.

Let's do some sex math...

Friday, August 15, 2008

On Tuesday, Reuters reported that the Beijing Olympic Games are providing 100,000

(yes, that is the correct number of zeros)

condoms for the athletes.

The Sydney games in 2000 started with 70,000 condoms and they ran out

and needed to ship in 20,000 more!

So, here is the math:

Number of Olympic athletes: 10,500

Number of condoms: 100,000

Number of Days in Olympic Village: 29


that is 9.5 (let's round up to 10) condoms per athlete

and sex every 2.9 (let's round up to 3) days.

Do you REALLY think those athletes are having sex every 3 days?

Speak up and comment, I'd love to hear your opinions!

All images from trendhunter.

For Jamie:

Horrible photo taken by me
for Jamie
in Waycross, GA.

There's something about me and chairs lately, huh?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Take a look at this one. It's the Jardin Chair from Crate and Barrel. I think I could make that work in my house.

What the Fuck Wednesday

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The caption for this one was "...and you kiss your mama with that mouth?"
My caption is "...I'm speechless"

Of course, it's from here.

Hippy Dippy!

Today was the first day of school for my kids.

Of course we took the traditional "first day of school" photos.

First and Third we come!

ps, they were smiling so genuinely in that first photo because I told them to think about

Giant Stinky Farts!

Michael Phelps

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yummy: Olympic Style

Hello, hottie!

Mmm...his swimsuit is so low!

Look at this! If he didn't have underwear on, I am afraid we would see his pubus!

Image from here.

Michael, This is so bad. Did you know we can see your thingy thru there?

Image from here.


Are they really getting married?
Doesn't it seem a little soon?
SGM, fill us in!
Image from here.


Monday, August 11, 2008

This is the Jaclo Rainbar. I don't know about you, but it doesn't look very much like rain to me at all, for one thing that would be one heck of a wind for the rain to come that direction. From one website:

Jaclo is now offering a range of refreshing modern bathroom fixtures to suit all tastes and needs. Keen on a power shower? You will love the unusual side-mounted Jaclo Rainbar – an adjustable rainbar that brings a powerful car wash effect into your modern shower stall.

A car wash effect? I love me a great shower, but probably not a car wash!

My New Shirt

I got this shirt (for 40% off even!) while I was on vacation. I have worn it 2 times since I got home on Friday! I am so in love with it!
It is Stewart + Brown, from his organic line. It fits beautifully and even minimizes my large bustedness. Have a look for yourself at the line. I think you might like it!

I Gotta Get This:

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Look at this Alexander Henry fabric, called Pink Zinnia (first spotted in this month's Cookie Magazine). I think I must get it!
Does it remind you of this, that I am in love with too?