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Friday, April 24, 2009

Flower Tragedy

I pride myself (not really) on my non-green thumb qualities, so am always shocked when something I plant actually grows. Last year, I was so excited to post pictures of my daisies and day lilies growing, and the shot of Jacob pointing at one of my daisies is priceless.

So anywho, I got some tulips last year, and planted them out front by my daisies, and have been anxiously waiting to see if they will sprout. As Doane and I were out weeding, I saw that both tulips had green shoots, and one of them had a small bud. To my utter delight, yesterday my small bud had grown up, and was a beautiful pink. I ran inside and got my camera, to document my non-green thumb accomplishment. Enjoy!

But that is when disaster struck - the neighbors' clumsy spaz dog came tromping over for some attention. After thoroughly stomping around in the flower bed, she laid down ON TOP OF MY TULIP, and broke the stem off. Stinkin' dog! I have every intention of telling my neighbor, when he comes back from his trip, that he owes me some tulips! Not really, but it relieves some irksomeness to say it....

So here is my lone bud, drinking water from my little cup. Poor thing!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Swap Partner II

She may not know me yet, but for those of you who follow my blog, I'd like to introduce you to my new swap partner Maya. My last partner, "J", was fabulous!

Please go visit my new partner Maya at her blog, and tell her "hi" for me!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Resourceful Mommy: Win an Oasis Garden! SiteWarming for Backyard Botanical Friday

This contest has been updated. The prize is now the larger Oasis garden valued at nearly $900! The prize comes from the Backyard Botanical Garden Blog, and is hosted by this blog

I got this info from my SIL Ariane. Looks pretty cool, so you should check it out!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yoplait Giveaway!

I enjoy yogurt on occasion but find it can be spendy, and I really like playing with my kids, and I REALLY love free things! So to enter into this giveway, go here and check it out!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap Three!!!

She's back at it again - so sign up quick!

When I checked she was at 62, and she didn't know if she wanted to go up to 100 again, so get on over there fast!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pay It Forward Gift

Back in February, I did another Pay it Forward, where the first three people to comment would get a hand-made gift from me. Well, I'm not all that popular, so I only had two people comment. I've been working on Korbi's gift, and I have no idea how long it will take me.

But I finished my new friend Amy's gift, and thought I'd share a picture of it. So, Amy, here's what you have to look forward to, when I get off my lazy duff and mail it to ya!

It's even reversible! I hate to part with it for a couple reasons:

1. It has monkeys on it, and I LOVE monkeys!!!
2. It's my first attempt at sewing (all by myself) in a VERY long time! So I'm am really embarrassed by it, and I don't want anyone to see the horrible job I did. But it's sooo darn cute!

So even though I could give the apron to Korbi, I won't, because she sews all the time, and does a MUCH better job than I. Sorry, Korbi, you'll just have to wait until I get your gift done....


I must do the obligatory Easter Day post, since I've been slacking off lately....

Here we have a picture of the what the Easter Bunny gave the boys. You'll notice there isn't much there....

Earlier in the week, Patrick had gone shopping with Doane at Walmart. Later, Doane told me that Patrick had said something to the effect of "Dad, I know the Easter Bunny isn't real. It's just parents that go and buy the stuff, and put it out." Doane, being sneaky, said that HE didn't buy anything. Technically he wasn't lying, because I do it all. But it worked on Patrick, and he's still a believer.

Then the boys came downstairs and saw their stuff....

Patrick's comment upon seeing their "little" amount of stuff was "That's it? That's all the Easter Bunny brought?" The ungrateful little stinker! I wanted to tell him that the Easter Bunny was hit by the layoffs, also, and didn't have much money, either! Grr!

But the Easter Bunny was kind enough to deliver some goodies for Mom and Dad, just for good measure....

That bunny must know I'm a sucker for end-of-the-world movies!

Free Clock Giveaway!

My sister-in-law's cousin makes these awesome clocks, and she's giving one away for FREE, to advertise in the wonderful economy we are experiencing right now. Just go here and check out the details!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Update on Touches of Me

After I painted out dining room, Doane found a little pint of "oops" paint that he thought might look good with the color I had chosen. It wasn't the best, and ended up not really showing that well. But then we wondered what would happen if we mixed that color with some glaze.

Here is the result, and I think it looks pretty cool. Jenica told me I need to post an updated picture of it, cuz it's so cool. It looks even better in person, so come on over and check it out!

In case you can't remember what it was before, go check out my previous post here....

Spirit Week

I've been really lazy the last little while in posting, so I have a few to catch up on.....

Last week at my boys' school, they had spirit week. On Monday, it was "Favorite Sports" day. Of course, both of my boys picked soccer, but we couldn't find Patrick's soccer shirt from Utah, so he made do with what he found. You can't tell, but both of them are wearing shin guards under their pants, too.

Tuesday was "Crazy Hair" day, and here is my spazzy attempt to make the boys' hair look crazy.

Wednesday was "Pajama" day, and since I volunteer in Patrick's class on Wednesday, I had to get in on the action. Aren't we cute? Even Dean wanted to "dress down" (or be lazy and never change out of his pajamas) that day!

Thursday was "Favorite Character" day, and we couldn't think of anything, so the boys didn't dress up.

Friday was "Hawaiian" day. I dug Doane's Hawaiian shirt out of the closet and threw it on Jacob, then used some leis we had from a party. Not very spirit-like, but it's the best we could do. And of course you have to do the hula when you're wearing a lei!

I still have more posts to catch up on, but I don't know if I'll get to them tonight. Just have faith, that at some point, I'll get around to it....

Doane's Creation

Many of you know I have a pretty talented husband, who has been called MacGyver several times. So this MacGyver-ish endeavor involves a riding lawnmower, some steel purchased from Doane's work, and some VERY excited boys.

Here is Jacob enjoying the new "ride", and Dean following along (it's not very fast yet....)

Stay tuned for further developments on Doane's new go-cart!