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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Up to my ears in Easter Eggs!

This year I was asked if I wanted to organize the Annual neighborhood HOA Easter Egg hunt and get paid for it! My answer.....heck yes.

So, with 4 more days til the big event I have found myself buried in plastic Easter eggs! 1400 of them to be exact. It has taken me a week to fill them all with candy and toys. Needless to say, I'm sick of looking at them and trying to find a spot to hide them all!
Oh and guess what I found? I found a hint of spring......FINALLY. Yes, I found some of my Tulips peeking out through the snow yesterday and today (here comes even bigger news) we broke a record high temp!!! Yes folks, it was 78 degrees today and we all have sun burns. I will gladly take it after last weeks snow dump.

Join in on Wordful Wednesday it fun! If not, head on over to Angie's blog Seven Clown Circus and see what all of the fuss is about.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pico De Gallo and Snow

Yes, it's snowing. Again. Can you just hear the excitement oozing out of that last sentence? Needless to say, I'm ready for Summer. Heck, I'd be happy if Spring would just get here! I am hoping that this will be our last storm of the year, but considering that we live here in good old's very hard to say. There have been times that it has snowed in June. Very rare, but it has happened.
To keep myself sane I went ahead and made the food that I've been craving; in the middle of our snow storm I made myself a batch of Pico and it turned out really good. I cannot wait until summer when all of the veggies are at their best!
Here's how: Grab some tomatoes, red onion, green pepper, a squeezed lime, fresh garlic and some cilantro. Chop it all up and season it with some salt and pepper. Grab a bag of the closest tortilla chips or some tacos (our dinner) and enjoy!

So lets get in the mood for some warmer weather, good food, fun with friends and family! start off with a drink and some scenery!
Mmmm, that's better, now head on over to the next blog and lets have a VGNO blog hoppin party. If you haven't been over to Ann's blog, go check her out!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordful Wednesday- Predator

First off.....Happy St. Patricks Day!!! Enjoy the green beer and have fun celebrating.
Our neighbors were taking care of this wild animal for thier friends and the boys got an up close and personal look at one of our many predators. Pretty cool huh?! We were told that she was about 7 years old and they only live to be 8 or 9 in the wild. She was killed by a hunter using a cross bow. I personally do not like hunting but it is what it is huh? What's your view on hunting?
For more wordful Wednesday visit Angie at Seven Clown Circus.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fire Station and Giveaway Winner

We had a fun day at the Firehouse on our preschool field trip yesterday and it turned out to me a really nice day.
Look how little they look!

Ok the winner of the Paula Deen bowls is.................The Domesticated Gal! If you have never been to her blog....go. She is funny and witty and a great writer.

Thank you everyone for playing and have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Giveaway for Wordful Wednesday!

I have partnered up with CSN online stores to give away a 3 piece set of Paula Deen blue speckled enamel on steel mixing bowls!

You can go to that link and find up to 200 different stores with everything from home decor to school and office supply. I highly recommend checking out some of thier great deals! It's going to be a quick and painless entry. Just leave me a comment for one entry, blog about it and send me the link for another entry, and for a 3rd follow me. Winner will be drawn Friday evening and I will contact you if you're the lucky one. So if you dont have a blog, leave me your email address or a way to contact you!

Now for Wordful Wednesday pictures!

On our trip to Phoenix last week I went to the xeriscape botanical garden and got lots of pictures of the many different Cactus or Cacti. I'm soooo ready for some hot summer weather and I'm really missing that warm Arizona sun.

For more Wordful Wednesday posts visit Angie at 7 Clown Circus and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Growing up and out of his bed

My oldest son is growing up so fast (as we have already established) and I'm thinking it's time for him to have a new bed, a big kid bed. He has a set of bunk beds in his room which is fine I suppose, especailly when we have sleep overs, but I just feel like it's time for something new! I think it's just me actually......I'm always in the mood for change. So I started looking at different beds and came across this site for kids beds and found some really nice ones that I think would work nicely! Now I just need to come up with the money and space :) So what do you think? Should I stay with the bunk beds or go with something like this......

Also.... I'm in one of my moods again and I'm giving away a prize.......but you have to wait. Just a hint, if you like Paula Deen you will also like this!

Come back Wednesday to find out what it is and how to enter.

See you then!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A very short vacation

Well, I'm back after a very short but relaxing vacation. The hubby and I went to Phoenix for 4 days, where he was taking a class for work.

From 8-5 he was stuck in a classroom and I had the car to go and explore. Can I just say, that place is huge!! I was able to find a few things to do, but I didn't want to go very far and end up lost or something. Luckily we stayed at the Hampton Inn and it was right across the street from a huge shopping, dining and entertainment mega complex called the Westgate City Center.
Oh man, if I had the money and time, I would have been a shopping, dining fool! Not only that, but 2 blocks away was the University of Phoenix Stadium where the Cardinals play and the Arena where the Coyote's play hockey. If you are going to be visiting, this is the place to go! You don't even need a car, it's all within walking distance. The only reason we rented one, was to avoid cab fares (which were OUTRAGEOUS) to and from the airport and his class. Well worth the money!!!

I would have had a blast except I think I got my sons stomach bug right after getting there! It was no fun, and I wasn't really sick, just enough not to feel good. Total bummer, but oh well, I still got to spend some time just hanging out with my hubby and relaxing with some peace and quiet!

I did manage to make my way out to the Saguaro Ranch , home to an 1800's ranch and old home surrounded by palm trees, orange and lemon groves and rose gardens. The Library/ Xeriscape Botanical Garden that had a beautiful veterans memorial that was made out of copper, every thing from the trees to the benches. It was beautiful! Throughout this giant area ( the ranch, library and paths) there were peacocks, chickens and roosters running all over the place! I'm a little sketchy of birds, but got up close and personal with them (they followed me every where).


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