Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Starbucks at Home!

Most days, I love living in the country. I love the quiet nights, the bright sky, room for the kids to run around, sitting on the porch in my pajamas.....and much, much, more.

However, I do have 2 things that make me crazy about it.

1. No pizza delivery (I won't even go here today, it makes me so crazy. Ohhhhh, how jealous I am of all my friends in town who can just call and "POOF" hot gooey pizza,'s just a part of life I struggle to accept)

2. No Starbucks

I have a favorite Starbucks drink for Summer, Fall and Winter. I try to imitate them all at home....sometimes successfully, sometimes it's just not the same.

For Summer and Spring- Shaken Iced Tea Passion Lemonade with Melon Sweetener
For Fall- Half Caff 2% Pumpkin Spice Latte
For Winter- NF Half Caff Peppermint Mocha

Here is some of the ingredients I attempt to use. If I can't find the pumpkin creamer in the store, I will mix some cream and splenda with pumpkin pie spice! I meant to take a photo of the finished product, but I forgot and drank it all. Sorry, I tend to get excited when it's ready.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Flip Flop Road

Last week I was having one of those days. I didn't know if I was washin' or hangin' out! I had all the kids in the car with me. Cohen was screaming in his car seat, and Ames joined in. Calee was singing a Broadway show tune at the top of her lungs.

As I was driving, I saw someone had dropped a flip flop in the middle of the road ahead of me. I caught myself looking down to see if it was mine. It was not a similar color or design, but my first instinct was that I had lost my shoe.

I just laughed out loud. Calee looked at me like I was nuts!

Keep your shoes on people! It might put crazy mothers like me over the edge!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

True Love

Not just love. True Love. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with my new frames. 
Delta Girl Frames ,
I adore you. I want to frame my entire exsistence with you.
Please say you love me too.

Now, If I can just decide what photos are worthy, I'll be in business!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ode to the Coffeepot

You were purchased on a whim

For a mere $7

Meant for just one weekend

After my fancy stainless steel poured it's last cup

You have managed to survive several seasons

While you have served your purpose well

Helping me brew the magic wake up juice

While sticking out like a big white sore thumb

I do appreciate your simpleness

But you have no timer

And you look stained

Ever after several vinegar cleanings and dishwasher runs

Its time to trade you in

Thank you for your service. Cheap, ugly, white coffeepot.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Is anyone else completely obsessed with ????

Or is it just me?

Why do online stores have to be open 24/7? If they would just close at 9 p.m. like everybody else I would be sleeping and NOT shopping at 3 a.m.

I may need a 12 step program. Possibly 13.