These pics crack me up because right after Chandler saw that Santa brought him a Game Boy, he broke down hysterically crying because he wanted Santa to bring him a "football that whistles". Okay... I should have saved that extra $90 and actually listened to the kid! :)
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a TV junkie.. especially reality tv! I used to be ashamed, but now I embrace my addiction!
Every so often I will go through all the upcoming shows and select a Season Pass for them, so I'm sure to catch them all. I rarely watch these shows when they're actually airing. Most times I watch during the day while the kids are at school and I'm doing housework or scrapping or late at night. I swear, I don't know what I ever did before Tivo... it's the love of my life!
Some of the new shows I picked up are:
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (pure trash, but I never said I had great taste)
American Idol (a must)
American Gladiatiors (I loved it in the 80's)
Dance Wars (I adore Bruno!)
A Baby Story (I can only stand to watch this when I'm pregnant)
I think I should be ashamed of this post, but I'm just not! :)
Okay, so these are horrible pictures because I was too lazy to find good lighting, but in real life this burpie turned out so cute. The fabric is that SWIRLY MINKEE in a darling baby blue on one side and a CLOTH DIAPER on the other side.
Cut the minkee to the exact size of the cloth diaper.
Print out a letter from your computer.
Iron some double sided fusible web to the back of a piece of coordinating cotton.
Trace the letter onto the back of the fusible web (make sure the letter is reversed, so it will iron on the correct way)
Cut out the letter.
Iron the letter onto the front of the minkee.
Satin stitch around the letter with a coordinating thread.
Place the minkee on top of the cloth diaper and straight stitch around the edges. (The edges don't need to be tucked because the swirly minkee will not fray and it looks great!)
This is such an easy burp cloth to make because the swirly minkee hides all errors! Regular minkee isn't so forgiving!
Okay, I figured it out! So, last year I made a PANCAKE MIX for them and then they put it all together the next day. This year I'm making it even easier, but unfortunately a lot less cute. BUT... I think they'll like it even more.
This year I am preparing a CARAMEL FRENCH TOAST dish for them. That's right... I am going to prepare the meal for them and deliver it already made up in disposable pans and all they have to do is pop it in the oven the next morning! They'll like that... right? Again, not as cute, but sooooooooo nice to have a delish breakfast and not have to do anything. I'm excited. It's a DELICIOUS recipe too!
Overnight Caramel French Toast
1 c Packed brown sugar 1/2 c Butter 2 tb Light corn syrup 12 sl White or whole wheat bread 1/4 c Sugar 1 ts Cinnamon; divided 6 Eggs; beaten 1 1/2 c Milk 1 ts Vanilla
1. Lightly grease a 13x9x2" baking dish; set aside.
2. Bring brown sugar, butter and corn syrup to a boil. Remove from heat; pour into baking dish. Top with 6 slices bread; sprinkle with combined sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Top with remaining bread.
3. Beat eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining cinnamon; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
4. Remove dish from refrigerator; preheat oven to 350°. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
Ha! Found them! I guess they aren't on her website... I found them in an old mag though. My friend Lana and I are going to do these soon! Isn't the witch FABULOUS?!?!?!!! We'll make her life sized. I LOVE her!!!
This layout CRACKS ME UP! My conservative mother getting a tat! There is actually a lovely story behind it.
After my brother died, my mom took the last card he had written her and took his signature off the card and had it tattooed on her ring finger under her wedding ring. It's never visible, but she likes to see my brother's name in his writing... it brings her comfort.
I think it's very sweet. I also think do what you have to do to get through it, right? :)