Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Day After Christmas

The girls Christmas morning

Well, the packages are all open. The ham is half eaten.... All that left is the day after shopping! The girls made a haul in the money /gift card department. They'll be hitting the mall hard today and probably the rest of the week.

Going to be starting my cake blog!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas! New MAC Book from Santa hubby! Now i can blog again!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Up Date

I still can't get on the blog site from my virus infected computer.

I'm trying to start a home based business as a cake and cookie decorator. I'm getting pretty good! I've had one customer and have auctioned off my services for charity. Hopefully this will generate some business. I'm designing my business card that i will place at bridal shops. Cross your fingers for me!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

15 Minutes of Fame

The Daily news journal did a story on my Halloween obsession. I'm the front page of the Living Well section, and then inside is an article about us. i also did a demo of latex scars on Katie's face. Turned out very cool!!! if i do say so myself.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Catching up!!!

Finishing up last Halloween in layouts
Fondant II class at Sweet Wise Courtney & I took

Fun with make up. getting ready for Halloween

Monday, August 31, 2009

viruses are terrible things

I got a nasty virus on my compute3r that has totally messed up my ability to post to my blog :>( HOPEFULLY SOON I'LL BE ABLE TO BLOG AGAIN!

Monday, August 3, 2009

fondant I class at Sweet Wise

Courtney & I went to our first cake decorating class Fondant I at Sweet Wise in Nashville. it was a great class. we had so much FUN! We both learned a lot. We both wanted to take fondant 2. We can't wait! Trimming

WE made it!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Saturday at Beech Bend park

I've been promising all summer to go to an amusement park. Something has always got in the way, BUT this weekend we actually did it!!! This is a VERY small park in Bowling Green, KY.
this ride came from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

Katie on the swing ride
Courtney & Jessie on the ride that about made me puke!

We had a blast. Food was reasonable. The magic show was really worth watching. It was hysterical. So glad we fit it in our schedule!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jim's Yellowstone pack trip

Poor Jim had to go to Yellowstone for a week...

Looks like he suffered...ROFL! Nice perk of the job.

Friday, July 17, 2009

So I climbed on the scale....

And got the shock of my life! I lost 57 between March 2007 and March 2008. I fell hard of the exercise and eating right bandwagon around November 2008. I got on the scale and I've gained back 47 of those pounds in 8 wonder nothing fits!
I'm so ashamed of myself. I wonder if it would have been even worse if I'd weighed myself Wednesday before I went back to my Zumba class and had two days of eating sensibly. All I can do now is try to make up for my stupidity/ gluttony...

Well here we go again!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Back on the Wagon!

Yesterday I actually got up and dragged myself to Zumba class. It had been over 6 months. It about killed me! But none of my beautiful clothes I bought last year fit me. I'm starting to look like Jobba the hut, NOT a good thing. So eating healthy is back on full swing too.

Here's the new recipe I'm trying out.
Mediterranean Stew
1 med butternut squash peeled & cut into cubes
2 cup eggplant cut into cubes
2 cups zucchini
1 can chick-peas rinsed & drained
1 can tomato sauce 8 oz
1 cup chopped onion
1 medium carrot
1/2 c vegetable broth
1/3 cup raisins
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon paprika
cooked couscous

Just put all of these ingredients EXCEPT the couscous in the cockpot on low for 8 to 10 hours.

I don't know how it tastes yet, BUT it smells divine!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July on the Center Hill Lake

Kate, Katie, Shelby, Courtney & Kori

Day was cut a tad short do to trim coming off jet boat... But they get a bit of tubing done. We had a lovely dinner at Logan's Road house to make up for the dwn pour that kind of damped out fireworks. Oh well nature put on quite the display!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

New sculptures by the pool!

Something to go along with my butterfly from last year.
We picked it up from the same artist that did the butterfly at the art festival June 19th. We stopped on our way home from getting Courtney from UT Martin.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Lake pics of the kiddos

We went to the Center Hill lake to meet up with the two Beagle families. Jim took the collective kiddos tubing and snapped off some quick pics with his camera phone. I'm still trying to use up a water camera from last summer! Most my shots are of adults floating around consuming alcohol...ROFL! oh and me amazing everyone with my absolutely no need for floatation devices of any kind. I have built ins...LOL!

Mike & Linda's pontoon boat Thanks for the invite! Plus introducing us to that wonderful restaurant on the Lake! new stomping grounds for SURE!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's day flash back...

Finally the pool seems to be totally UP and running properly.Jim enjoying the fruits of all the labor on Father's Day.

The girls and I got "fart" humor cards. You have to understand my family is stuck on 2 grade humor forever...farts are fun...ROFL! We got him the the first two seasons of Two and a Half Men and a "Charlie" style outfit. Courtney had bought, her daddy a tee-shirt from Navy Pier when she was in Chicago.

I made pancakes for breakfast. We tried out the new restaurant Limestone Grill Mexican & Seafood grill for lunch it was tasty! I made Curried shrimp & chicken with peanut sauce and rice pilaf for dinner. We ate pretty well all day EXCEPT I forgot to make a dessert!

I'll be making cookies today!