Friday, January 20, 2012

Five Things

Just Baked

I stopped here to get cupcakes for dessert to welcome home Billy after a long trip this week.  I had been craving them ALL week, and sometimes you just need a good excuse to sell the calories to yourself.  

More slow cooking

Check out this blog.  This lady used her crockpot for 365 days and never repeated.  I haven't made anything yet, but she even used a five star rating system.  Please let me know if you try anything first, I love when other people are my guinea pigs.

Let it Snow

I know I'm going to be eating my words soon enough, but I'm ready for a little fun in the snow with Lauren.  She got snow pants for her birthday and we have yet to use them.  Up to four inches are supposedly on their way, so hopefully there will be some snow angels in the near future.


Mother/daughter time

And I'm not talking about Lauren and I.  My mom and I are actually going to the movies and out to dinner tomorrow night.  I've been looking forward to this all week, we rarely get time just the two of us and to actually go out makes it even better.  I had one request, that the movie needed to be Oscar worthy but she could choose.  She has already seen several movies, so we are viewing "The Iron Lady" or "My week with Marilyn."  Can't wait!


One of my resolutions is to read a book a month.  I had the same goal last year and managed to knock out eight books.  Huge for me!  The year before I probably read one or two.  I'm stuck in the middle of this parenting book right now, (I'm sure you'll notice BIG changes the next time you see Lauren:) ) but as soon as I'm complete it I'm looking for any fast favorites?  Please comment!  If I actually get some comments, I'll post all the books I read last year in case anyone else is looking for some good ones.


  1. Ahh, "books"...good one! Not really a fast & easy read but I just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and am on to The Girl who Plays with Fire. I love them - really good! Waiting to see the movie :) -Megan

    1. Just seeing this one too. Thank you so much for the comments...I really love them, but need to figure out how I can get notified. My mom has read those and may even have the movie....shhh, bootlegged:)