Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Crafting Update

My Etsy shop had kind of fallen off my radar screen that past month, or two...I'm trying to make some time each night this week to update it. This crafting stuff is some serious business! (in all honesty, some of my favorite bloggers, Mrs. Priss & Wishcake make me a wee bit jealous! <3>

Tonight I made a some new things, and posted a couple of them.

Let me know what you think! I actually plan on revising some of the stuff I have in there right now to make it better. And I also made a few little girly type pins that I will try to add this week, too. Weeee!

Oh and isn't it awesome that I have a craft room yet I totally craft on the kitchen table. Yeah the kitchen table that we don't even use to eat on. Win!

/shameless self plugging :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A big fat FAIL

The other night I was watching something on TV (cannot remember for the life of me what it was), but it gave me a sudden urge to make granola bars. So I spent a little while trying to find an awesome recipe online. I eventually used this recipe, but adapted it to what I had on hand. I basically ended up using oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, pecans, banana chips, dried cranberries, vanilla, and honey for Round #1 of Granola-Making Shenanigans.

That's just the background to this little lovely story (but you shoul definitely try to make your own granola bars, sooo yummy!).

I'm not sure if other people do this, but when I've baked something or have some type of food that needs to be sitting out on the counter, when we leave we stick said item in the microwave or oven so that the dog doesn't decide to get on the counter and eat it. Ok so the dog doesn't really just eat whatever is on the counter, she rips it to shreds, all over the house. Yesterday it was a bag of brown sugar. All. Over. The. Couch.

Anyways! I came home from a lovely shopping trip at Ross with a friend (where I may or may not have bought the cutest measuring cups and spoons EVER), and I said "Wow, it smells like cookies...I thought you were cooking dinner?"

Chris: "Uhh yeah...the granola bars were in the oven when I turned it on to preheat"

So basically, he cooked my granola bars, which were wrapped in CELLOPHANE. Oh yeah, and he also added that he thought I took them out, when HE was the one that put them in there.


Monday, June 8, 2009

You make me want to punch you

I wish I owned this blog: Things I Want to Punch in the Face. Seriously, what's more fun that complaining about things that...make you want to punch it in the face!? Oh, is that what Twitter is for? Darn...

Things that are currently making me what to punch them in the face:

  • Our neighbors. (Last night was awoken too all hell breaking loose as we heard a fight breaking out at who-knows-what time...loud yelling...yadda yadda. It scared the pee out of me...WHAT IF THEY JUMP INTO MY BACKYARD AND KILL ME?!?!!?)
  • The fact that I wasn't one of the lucky people to go to Vegas. Whatever. I'll have to live with not being in the cool club.
  • Celebrities. Okay...I'm probably the only one that doesn't keep up on celebrity gossip. I. Don't. Care. Mostly because 99% of them are idiots. Last week we caught an episode of "I'm a Celebrity..." and I saw who Spencer was for the first time. REALLY, PEOPLE? It us us, who drool over their every moving moments, that make doucheness like this possible to survive. gag me.
  • Allergies. Why is it that every time I want to do something outside, I have to be afraid of DYING??? I seriously pulled weeds for like 10 minutes, all to suffer from DEATH all day long.
  • Un-ripe avocados. This really makes me cry. Why would I buy a bag of them, and want to wait 3+ days for them to be edible. WHY?!?!
Ok, I think I may have to stop myself...my list could go on forever. I'm a really happy person, I promise :)

What makes you want to punch it??

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Doggie Mama

Get it? har...har...oi.

So I feel I haven't talked about my "dawgz" lately (ala Randy Jackson).

Seriously, I think her tongue is 80 feet long.

Sadie has grown a TON in the past month and a half. No more little fuzball. And her baby teeth have all fallen out. She is super loving and a bit of a spaz at times when she is happy to see people. Lately I have noticed she has taken to sometimes barking at strangers (ie., when we're going somewhere in the car and she see's a person walking), and at Tundra or the kitties when she wants attention. It wouldn't be so bad if her bark wasn't as annoying as a boy going through puberty. The little terror has broken THREE harnesses that I've bought her (chewed the clasps). 2 of these were still in the package. According to this she is supposed to know sit, stay, lay down, and how to walk on a leash...UM FAIL. She is so bad on the leash. I've never had dogs that pull. Tundra isn't so bad, plus I give her slack because she IS a sled dog. Oh and when you call Sadie, be prepared to cover your face becase she will come at you like a rabid BEAST!!!

Tundra has seemed to have taken on the "mommy" role; she doesn't usually get too upset if Sadie is annoying her, and Sadie has really calmed her down, A TON. She is no longer a "jealous Jessica" as I used to call her. I think she is acting so much better because she wants to be the favorite :) Don't worry little Tundies, you are my fav. Oh oh, and I think I've talked about her many running away moments and not listening. The last time she ran out the door, she only went to the driveway and turned around and actually came to me when I told her too. IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!! (Now that I am remembering, last time we went to the dog park, she bolted out of the car before I could grab her leash...but she ran to the gate to get inside and waited!!!)

We are still, for the most part, going on walks every night; and we take them to the dog park sporadically. Sadie has become a master fetcher, and knows the difference between her "ball", the "puppy" stuffed animal, and "sheep" stuffed animal. She is sort of learning "sit" and "no" thanks to Tundra ;) I am so excited and nervous to take them up to the lake this summer. I have NO idea how good they will be or how they will act towards the water/boat.

This post really sounded like one of those annoying Christmas "letters" you get from your not-so-close relatives. Oops.