Sunday, February 20, 2011


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Favorites in February

A favorite paper, favorite dishes, favorite tea, and a chocolate cookie!
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book: Double Comfort Safari Club


I do not know how this cover has to do with the book.
I don't know what made this fit the mystery genre.
I didn't like it.
I was mad enough to finish it to prove how much it wasn't fit for printing.

Need good book!!!!

(did like the phrase "matronly air passages")

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

HorseThief Falls

It was a beautiful day, but the Horsethief falls seems to have...disappeared in the winter?

It was some pretty cool wavy ice flowing over rocks and whatever lies under the frozen blanet of ice and snow.

Outside Divide, CO on HWY 67.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Oh! Valentine!

It's that time..for class sets of Valentine's!  The boxes were decorated, the treats spread out.  Now to pass the Valentine's out.
This is the first time I've stamped on ribbon. I've missed so much!

Everyone needs a little glitter.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

You Don't Color Code?

February Project

pretty much reorganize the whole house

color coding is a must!
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Monkey Bread

I took the cinnamon rolls from this post and made it into monkey bread.  Less work, just as good. 

Bonus: didn't seem like it needed frosting because it wasn't a cinnamon roll! 
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Salsa Cups

Home baked tortilla cups
Home Made Salsa
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Funny Family

Most people project themselves as "better" in public and then regress to a bit more of who they are at home.

Let's see if I can project a bit of my true self out there!

Setting the scene.

My bachelor uncle who is a retired dairy farmer who still lives on the working farm doesn't care much what other people think.  And he'll tell you that.  And he'll tell you a whole lot more. 

He doesn't do many things the 'normal' way, and certainly doesn't live in the 21st century.  His home is heated with a wood stove, his meals are meat, bread and potatoes, just to start.

Growing up we loved going to visit him and see the farm.  Where else could you see someone use a drawer handle to uncap a bottle of beer, watch home made root beer spray ALL over the kitchen when it was overdone, and see spills either cleaned up by the dog or covered up with newspaper. 

So when my sister takes the new baby over the river and through the woods to visit, I hoped his first visit would be as exciting as I remember our's being as a kid.

He wasn't let his mother said,

"You can't say I'm a bad mother for letting a dirty man put my baby on top of a knife with butter all over it..."

Let's dissect that though...

Uncle held the baby, then when he got tired of holding him didn't ask if someone else would hold him, just put him in the most convenient place possible.  Wa-la!

So where does that lead us?
dirty table with crumbs on it

Really, I've seen worse there so this can't be look at as ALL that messy.

On top of a knife.  Well.  Not right on top of it.  Plus, it doesn't look sharp.
I would like to make note of the can of specific beverage nearby. 

Again, I've seen worse.  So what if it's the same shirt he wore yesterday.  It was cold here and I wore the same sweat pants.  Maybe his was more than a day, but don't studies show early exposure to germs help immune systems?

Most importantly, it looks like baby nephew is following in our footsteps. 
Loving every minute of our less than normal family.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blackberry Empanadas

Blackberry Chocolate Empanadas

A few looked great

Some were spreading their oozy goodness everywhere.

I've made empanadas before using pie crust instead of a specific dough...and that worked better. The crust here was too try and not pliable enough.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011


More Kitchen Goodies
Home Made Pizza Dough
Yeast rising

Dough Ingredients

Homemade sauce with fresh tomatos

Warm delicious pizza
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