Thursday, September 22, 2011

Things I L-O-V-E...

Well, at the moment at least...

Being Southern and all, I love me a good Mason jar and was looking for a container for my homemade Bisquick when I ran across this beauty at a yard sale for $1.  It holds 6 cups and I couldn't be more thrilled!  It stays in the fridge and takes up waaaaaay less room than the container I was using before.

And speaking of the fridge...

This could be the saving grace of pregnant women everywhere searching for a mock-tail.  It is sweet and bubbly and looks so pretty in a glass of ice with a little bit of lime... mmmmm....  Oh, and the Dora yogurt is Rachel's, who was in such a crabby mood today that she skipped lunch and Go and went directly to bed for a much needed nap.  Dora's waiting on her to get up.  This is real life, people.

Oh, and speaking of drinks...

This has become my new nightly ritual and not only is it tasty, but it also keeps me out of the snack cabinet.  You know, because I'm starving and all...and I watch Diners, Drive-In's and Dives religiously on the Food Network...which is not a good combination.  This tea has the perfect taste of fruit and a spoonful of honey makes it just right.

And speaking of snacks... (I know, I'm reaching...bear with me.)

Homemade granola.  This intimidated me for the longest time and my mom helped me make it when she was in from a recipe from a Highlights magazine, of all things!  Our new favorite snack is granola mixed with vanilla yogurt and frozen blueberries and strawberries.  I've even turned Scott on it, and I've never seen the man eat yogurt before.  Ever.  It also makes for a nice little sweet something to grab by the handful...not that I would ever do that... *ahem*

And speaking of little sweet somethings...

I love new friends - especially those with kids the same age as our kids because they almost act as built in babysitters while playing is going on, allowing adult conversation to be had.  This is their youngest, Kendall, inspecting Elizabeth's shirt.  Elizabeth held so still and just let her check her out.

They have three beautiful blonde girls so we've already formed a band.  Here they are marching and "practicing."

And they even have rockin' dance moves.  I love it!

Well, and listing the things I love, you know I wouldn't leave out...

Frick and frack.  Shortly after this picture, Elizabeth colored all over her sister's head.  At least they look cute and innocent, right?  Oh, and yes...I am a matchy-matchy mom.  Sue me.

Peace out and enjoy your day!


  1. Homemade Bisquick, you say? Go on... We just made the High Five Granola here, too! Yum. :) I saw the picture of E and R at the close of the post, and I stopped reading to think, "Oh, look at those coordinating outfits. That is so cute!" Then I read on, and I laughed. Sometimes I think we could finish each other's sentences without too much effort. :)

  2. I'm thinking you need to post that Highlights Granola recipe! Great blog, glad the "dance-off" pic made it in:)

  3. I like the matchy-matchy.... but I can't do that with my kids or I can't tell them apart, lol. Also, I used to mark on my kids with markers so that I knew who was who... The snacks look yummy, btw. Post the granola recipe?