Tuesday, January 31, 2012


My husband and I enjoy going to watch sprint cars race.
These super fast cars can do a half mile dirt track at about 120 MPH..

and this wheel belongs to one of the coolest
trucks I have ever seen.

Monday, January 30, 2012


I collect angels... i really don't  have many
a I don't really like clutter...
but you will find them scattered
throughout our home. 
I guess you can say we literally
have angels watching over us.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kitchen Utensil

One of my favorite subjects! I am a foodie! I love shopping
The East Village where I live.....
it is just down the steps from our city capital steps.
they have so many specialty stores one of them being a kitchen gadgets
store and a spice store. Where you can buy more spices
than you can imagine in bulk.
My favorite kitchen utensil (um-hum..next to my
KitchenAid that I already photographed and any pampered chef or
Cuisinart item that I don't yet own. 
I love my wisk! It really should have it's own drawer in my kitchen! :)
Without this little handy dandy item ... my household would be lumpy!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


This is one of our cats her name is Oreo!
she is quite fluffy and loveable.
She likes on hang out on our bed!  LOL 

This is a pic of both of cats:
Kitty and Oreo - hanging out on Abbie's bed while she
cleans her room! Both very fuffy!
(photo credit to Abbie)


I love to watch Shimelle from Two Pea in a Bucket.
Her new series The Adventures of Glitter Girl are fun
and informative.  I always look forward to
the new post on Wednesdays!
Thank Glitter Girl!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Freeeeee Choice....

Today I have decided to add a pic of the city I live in..
I live in the city of Des Moines IA USA
this is a picture of our downtown ..
Abbie and I had originally went to see if we could spot
any Eagles diving for fish along the river ..
but there were none to be found.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


humm.. First when I saw the prompt I thought of our lazy momma cat..
who sleeps 23.5 hours a day!  but I thought humm..
so this is the lake that be down from our house..
right now due to winter it is pretty

This is a pic of the tree that is right next to the lake a great shade spot in the summer for picnics
but right now it is bare and motionless

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I had to use a photo I had taken this past fall when
my daughter Rachel was home....

we had drove to the country to go to the
Pumpkin Patch to get pumpkins for Halloween!

This first pic is my middle daughter Abbie
I love how her hair is showing motion
This is my oldest daughter Rachel
The one that lives in California - btw..
I found out tonight she will be home next
Wednesday!  That gave me a lot of
happy emotion!

Monday, January 23, 2012


I found 2 things hot which is hard to do since
we had freezing rain this morning.
First are my Red Hots candy - that I love :)

and the other is the sign on my water heater
advising me that the water that comes out
is very hot!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


It took me all day to find something glowing.. than on our way home
this is the glowing reflection of the sleet any my street lights in my neighborhood.

this is my dashboard in my car glowing all the stats!
It is hard to believe my car is
only 3 years old and has 86225 miles on it!
whew.. I drive a lot. {240 miles a week for work} but
I love my car!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fire Fire Fire~

Word of the day is Fire!
This is my dinner from tonight... Empress Chicken from a little resturant
here called Tsing Tsao!  Yum-O with some fire!

Friday, January 20, 2012


This is a SIGN that something needs to be done about the
tempreture in my house!
makes me sleepy it is so warm in here!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

bad for you!

My husband calls this my 'other boyfriend' LOL
I love to read... but it keeps me up late at night! :)
bad for me.. very bad for me!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I get great pleasure baking and making people happy with my baking.
I love my KitchenAid is a much as my Cricut (shhhh...)
The other day I made focaccia and took it work to share with the
people in my office.. YUM!
focaccia dipped in olive oil with fresh parmesan and cracked pepper!
Tonight I made Cream Puffs with a chocolate ganache
for dessert for my family.
We had extras so I shared them with one of my neighbors too
(glad I did.. she had a bad day and it brought her great pleasure too)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Mother Nature was NAUGHTY this morning..
making it a nasty commute to the office.
Good thing I didnt have to be in until 10am!  :)

Monday, January 16, 2012


I was really after a Suzie-Q!

But the machine didnt' have any! UGH!

So I got
some Ho-Ho's! yummy with my Mt. Dew!

and here is the gorgous sunrise I saw on my way to work this morning.
Amazing ... that just behind me are hundreds of houses and the city!
I love living at the edge of town!

Sunday, January 15, 2012



I went to dinner with my parents - we have a restaurant here called F&O's they
have some of the best pizza ever.. the pieces are also so generous you only need one.
This is my share of the left overs!  :) Lunch tomorrow or midnight snack tonight.
Whichever... it will be delish!

And yes those are still Christmas stockings you see in the background... LOL 
My oldest daughter lives in California and won't be home until the 1st part of February..
I am leaving the tree up until she gets home :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Guilty Pleasure!

Godiva Chocolates...YUMM-O!

I admit I had to pull a pic from the web as my honey finished
the box we had in the house and I havent made it to the mall
to get more!!  But I absolutly LOVE Godviva Chocolates. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

inside your fridge!

oh wow!! My husband gasped when I told him
I was going to post a pic of inside our fridge on a blog!   te he he!!
(he needs to just be greatful it wasn't the other fridge we use for overflow or extras..
that is mostly beer, pop {pepsi} and chocolate)

Thursday, January 12, 2012


This is a picture of one of our government buildings where I live.. this is the Wallace Building...
at night if the lights are on inside you can see inside the building making the windows  translucent!
( I took this picture this evening - the other photos I pulled from the web)

In the picture below you can see inside the building and a reflection of our
Capital Building

On sunny days all you can see is the gold colored windows
or a reflection

here is a picture during the day of the same buildings
(obviously these pics were taken at differant times of the year too)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

These are my beautiful mittens...I bought them on a weekend get-away
 to the Colorado Rockies with my honey... it was 70 in Boulder
but by the time we got into the moutains it was cold. We walked on a lake
that had 50 feet on snow packed on top of it! And watched a family build a
snowman on the lake!  :) But when ever we go on trips I started to buy useful
items to use...this was one of the purchases .. now everytime I wear them
 I think of our weekend get-away! By the way today I had to get them out ... it is only 25 F today! Burr cold.

Here is a pic of the snow on Bear Lake - you can see the clearing in the middle .. that is the lake!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I was driving my daughter to school this morning and we drove past this Church with this beatiful steeple...and a gorgous clear blue sky! :)

Monday, January 9, 2012


The kitchen sink! Not much exciting happens here! I don't do dishes! lol That is what dishwashers and wonderful husbands are for!  :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Ahhhh Love....

This is Hannah... my niece who is just over 3 months old!!

she is soooo cute and so lovable!