Friday, March 27, 2009

It's Math-A-Thon Time!

Would you consider helping support my daughter as she participates in the St. Jude's Math-A-Thon. You can donate by Credit Card on the site, or you can mail a donation to the school. IM me and I will send you the address.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

You Know You (or your kids) Grew Up In the 80's if . . .

  1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.
  2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton
  3. You know that 'WOAH' comes from Joey on Blossom
  4. If you ever watched 'Fraggle Rock'
  5. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
  6. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
  7. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
  8. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
  9. You played the game 'MASH' (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
  10. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
  11. You know the profound meaning of ' WAX ON , WAX OFF'
  12. You wanted to be a Goonie.
  13. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (Some of us...head-to-toe)
  14. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off, his cheeks shifted and his nationality became questionable.
  15. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
  16. You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pail Kids in the schoolyard.
  17. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
  18. You still get the urge to say 'NOT' after every sentence.
  19. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
  20. You ever owned a p air of Jelly-Shoes.
  21. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying 'I know you are, but what am I?'
  22. You remember 'I've fallen and I can't get up'
  23. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
  24. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
  25. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
  26. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.
  27. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
  28. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
  29. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... and don't even flinch when people refer to them as 'NKOTB'
  30. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on 'Saved By The Bell,' The ORIGINAL class.
  31. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
  32. You just sang those words to yourself.
  33. You still sing 'We are the World'
  34. You tight rolled or french cuffed your jeans. And still debate on which is the right term!
  35. You owned a bannana clip.
  36. You remember 'Where's the Beef?'
  37. You used to (and probably still do) say 'What you talkin' 'bout Willis?'
  38. You're still singing Shot Through the Heart in your head, aren't you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How To Save Money On: Designer Coffee—Try Fast Food

Lattes from a (gasp!) fast food joint? Before your turn up your nose at the thought, consider that a "Consumer Reports" taste test found that McDonald’s coffee outperformed Starbucks in both taste and value.

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Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in cranberries and orange peel.
  4. In a small bowl, mix buttermilk and egg; add to dry ingredients all at once, stirring until mixture is just moistened.
  5. On a floured board, knead gently a few times, but not too much.
  6. Form into a patty on an ungreased cookie sheet; cut into 8 wedges with a knife but do not move it.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F.
  8. for 15-25 minutes or until light golden.
  9. Mix together powdered sugar and orange juice into a glaze; drizzle over scones.
  10. Separate scones and serve warm.
From Recipezaar.

Quick and Easy Sloppy Joes

Talk about an easy supper. . .

Sloppy Joes

  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Brown hamburger with onion. Drain. Combine in skillet with remaining ingredients. Simmer about 20 minutes. Serve on toasted Hamburger Buns. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Felt Brown Bag Lunch Tutorial

This may be one of the cutest crafts I have seen in a while . . . Felt Brown Bag Lunch.


Coffee Cozy Giveaway

Check out Megan's Munchies for a chance to win a free Coffee Cozy!

Here's what the etsy site has to say:

Bagel Creations is the home of the Chico Cozy ™. The Chico Cozy ™ is named after the city in which it is made. Chico, CA is a great place to live with a great sense of community and a deep appreciation for the environment. Chico Cozies ™ are made from high quality fabrics and lined with insulbright. An elastic loop and button make them adjustable so that they fit nearly any disposable cup. Perfect for wrapping around hot or cold drinks, a Chico Cozy ™ is the perfect way to cozy up your world! Find more info at

These look amazing and look like something that would be used a lot around here.

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