Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Pumpkin Day!

It was crazy hair day at school today.
Dressed up and ready for a sugar rush!  Meet Princess Fairy Payton and Taekwondo Dylan:
We went to a block party at the Tappan's house and had a wonderful time.  They did such a great job putting all of this together.  There were carnival games,
Pizza to eat ,
 Fun music,
 Yummy desserts,
 And lots and lots of candy!
 When we got home we went trick or treating.
 They finished the night checking out their loot.
They/We had a great time!  Hope you did too!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Notes, Frost & Dylan's Bed

Woke up this morning to sweet notes from Dylan:
Stepped outside and everything was covered with frost.  The air was crisp and fresh.  It was beautiful (for 3 minutes then I ran in to get next to the fire)!
Dylan thought it had snowed.
Remember Chris and his dad were working on Dylan's bed?  Well Chris finished it this week and here it is...
It got 2 thumbs up from Dylan.
Such a boys bed.
I am sick of being sick.  I am going on 8 days.  Two of those days I felt great and thought I was over it - but I relapsed.  Ugh!  A couple of days ago Chris got sick too.  The kids have a cough in the morning and then are fine the rest of the day.  I just pray we are on the tail end of it!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hugh and other things...

We have our own resident "Hugh" in the house.  He loves being in his robe.  I was trying to get a picture of him showing his shirtless, pajama pant and robe look, but you get the idea!
I joined the world of Pinterest this week.  I came across some yummy looking biscuit recipe made with 7-Up.  So I made them this morning....

Seriously, DE-lish!  4 ingredients:  Bisquick, Sour Cream, 7-Up & Butter.  I will only make my biscuits this way from now on.  You should try them!

Went to Bed Bath & Beyond and saw these:
Really?  Really.  I don't know what else to say.  So let's move on.

Fall is really pretty here.  I don't think these pictures do it justice so you just need to visit and see them for yourself!

View from my bedroom window (10 days ago).
Looking out into the backyard this morning.
In a parking lot at the shopping center.
These are such a beautiful red.

Payton loves her big girl bed (did I mention that she slept through the night last night - Woo Hoo!)  Here she is "reading" to herself...

Other than that, I had 2 days where I felt great and thought I was done being sick - then last night it hit me again. Oh and Chris is sick now too.  Fun times!

What I Ate...

Sunday October 23, 2011
Garlic Bread

 Monday October 24, 2011
Chris' Turkey Chili
Garlic Bread

Tuesday October 25, 2011
Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo
Olive Garden Salad

Another preggo craving that everyone went along with me on.  On Sunday, when I was sick, I watched Food Network on-line and Rachael Ray made Fettuccine Alfredo and it was stuck in my mind....  I had to have it!  I had a burst of energy and we went to Olive Garden!

Wednesday October 26, 2011
Top Ramen
Ginger Ale

I still was sick and Chris made me this and brought it to me in bed.  What a sweetheart!

Thursday October 27, 2011
Taco Salad

Friday October 28, 2011
Baked Potato Soup

I joined Pinterest this week and came across this recipe that my friend Michelle pinned.  It was really good!

Saturday October 29, 2011
{No Picture}
Two McDonalds Hamburgers with extra pickles
French Fries

Did you eat anything super yummy this week that I should try?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Payton's Bed & Dining Room Table

Chris finished Payton's bed.
 Payton sure LOVES it.  She looks so small in in!
Now hopefully she will sleep through the night in a "big girl bed".  {insert: daydreaming sigh}
To see the other posts about her bed click here & here.

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I posted yesterday about Chris finishing our dining room chairs.  Here is the finished set:
Table and 4 chairs.  We did 2 chairs with that floral print and 2 chairs with the black, cream and green stripes.
He wants to build a bench seat for one side of the table since our family of 4 will be growing to 5...
I married one talented man!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

While I was sick...

Chris has been a mad-man knocking out all the furniture refinishing (Almost all [95%] of our furniture was thrashed during our moves and needed to be redone).  Plus we have black furniture and it is very hard to keep up.  I wanted to go lighter and brighter.  

He got a LOT done while I was sick and even completed a few items.  
Here is our dining room chairs before: 
This was the only pic that I could find that sorta shows the chairs.  This was last Christmas and the kids were making cookies for Santa!

Here is what the chairs look like now:
He primed them, painted them navajo white and then antiqued them.

We have been searching for a material to work everything off of.  We went to Joann's twice and nothing was exactly what I wanted.  I had an idea in my head, but couldn't relate it to Chris.  We found this at WalMart (of all places) and it was perfect!  I had told him that I wanted to get away from the black and he came up with the white antiquing.
Can you see the detail of the antiquing?

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Now flash back to the day we bought Payton's desk...  Sasha (my m-i-l) found a glass top dining room table that she wanted to redo and use.  
{And do you think that I took a picture of it before???  Of course not!  That would have been the smart thing to do.}  
Just imagine the base was a dark oak.  Chris started and finished this table while I was sick.

He did the same thing as the chairs.  Primed it, painted it navajo white and them antiqued it.
Didn't he do an amazing job?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

4 days...

4 days of being in bed (most of the time).  Blech!  I started feeling better yesterday afternoon and went out to eat, went to the market and made the Cowboy Pizookies.  Of course that night was the WORST night of this sickness.  I'm feeling a little better and can't wait to show you what Chris has been doing!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cowboy Pizookie

Remember on Saturday when I told you about the Cowboy Cookies (Dunkin' Platters) that I made???  Well let's just say they are gone. (No, seriously...ALL GONE!)
So today Craig (my father-in-law) & Sasha (my mother-in-law) were talking about how good they would be with vanilla ice cream.  Chris looked at me and said "Pizookie!"  So here is what I made:

Cowboy, slightly gooey cookie right out of the oven with vanilla bean ice cream on top.  YUMMY!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Today was going to be a GREAT day.  Sunday school, church, birthday party, then fall fest at our church.  But our days don't always go like we plan.
Dylan and Payton woke up snotty nose and coughing.  Then as the day progressed I got sick.  Fever and not feeling well.  I stayed in bed almost all afternoon!  (I got caught up on 30 Minute Meals on!)  Dylan was so sweet bringing me HIS spiderman pillow and surprising me with ginger ale.  Such a sweet boy!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cowboy Cookies (Dunkin' Platters)

I had a prego moment today.  I wanted cookies, but not the regular (chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal, etc) kind.  I searched the internet, and came across "Cowboy Cookies (Dunkin' Platters)" on  Cookies with oatmeal, and cornflakes???  Yup! That is what I wanted!  About 30-45 minutes later, this is what I had...
Really, really, really yummy cookies.  I made half a recipe and it made PLENTY and I used Grape Nut Flakes in place of corn flakes.  Go and try  Seriously...right now!

What I Ate...

Sunday October 16, 2011
Seven Layer Dip
Tortilla Chips

Yes, Seven layer dip for dinner.... why not?

Monday October 17, 2011
Fried Rice

Craig (my father-in-law) made dinner tonight and it was yummy!

Tuesday October 18, 2011
Chicken Enchilasagna
Top Secret Recipes KFC Coleslaw
Pineapple Juice and Sprite mixed

Wednesday October 19, 2011
Hamburger with LMM's Secret Sauce
Green Salad
Baked Beans
French Fries

I used the secret sauce from Little Miss Momma's blog and it was yummy!

Thursday October 20, 2011
Big D's BBQ - Pulled Chicken
Macaroni & Cheese
French Fries
BBQ Bread
 Friday October 21, 2011
Beef Ribs
Augratin Potatoes
Blue Cheese & Pear Salad

Chris made this yummy dinner tonight.  He used a recipe from Emeril for the ribs.

Saturday October 22, 2011
Avocado, Tomato & Cheese Sandwich
Crackers & Cheese