Sunday, May 22, 2011

getting ready

i'm going to the beach in a few weeks, though, i've been thinking about it for MONTHS! it's important to have things to look forward to ... it makes the hard days pass with greater ease (seeing that brass ring at the end of the tunnel).

i've created a word doc on my computer to make my list. and i got a basket to add the little things i need specifically for the beach.

fill'r up!

so far, the basket has:

bathing suits (2)
beach $
2 magazines
lt. wt. pj's
beach sippin' cup

the list on the computer includes such things as: LAPTOP! (and the power source, trackball), camera/batteries/charger, spices for breakfast, etc ......

funny ... soap is not on either list !

Sunday, May 15, 2011

sock knitting ... always

porter and sock

i think this is a shot of the Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ...

An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted flavor of a classic Porter with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure, real vanilla bean. Smooth, roasted and chocolate with a creamy vanilla finish.

let me just say, it's DELICIOUS!

Friday, May 13, 2011


fabulous 1 pot meal

i made this a couple of weeks ago. it is a ww recipe, and it's easy and delicious. i'm always in the mood for 1 pot meals. i like to make something to get me through the week for lunches or dinner. this is called mexican-style brown rice casserole.

of course, the danger is, to not make something i like too often, as i will get tired of it. so, off this recipe goes into the box for perhaps a month or two, or until i'm desperate for an easy fix.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

a little more color

i love the pandora beads, but on the low end, even a single glass one is $40.

yesterday, belk department store had a sale of their "silverworks" jewelry, at 70% off (usually, it's always discounted at 60% off, ... so, if they're going to discount it always at 60% off, why don't they just price it lower and save the sale advertising?).

anyways ... at 70% off, it made some of the glass beads only $6/each. not bad.

i got a few (2 of them not pictured) ...

sliverworks glass beads

the glass ones are nice enough, but their silver beads cannot hold a torch to pandora.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

butterflies taste good

butterfly cake pans

alternate title: Score !

i ran some errands this past saturday, which included the walmart down the road. all their clearance easter items were at the front of the store, and deeply discounted. i already own the large butterfly cake pan, and stumbled upon the butterfly 'cakelets' pan. i couldn't find a price, so i tucked it under my arm as i continued to shop. upon checkout, i asked the cashier to scan it to tell me the price first. $4.50! ... $4.50 ?! yep!