Wednesday, November 30, 2011

you are speaking a foreign language

miss harry and lauren
I need a translator to read your Christmas list
Things like:
Snivey card or Raikou and Suicune Legendary card
Terrific Tepig box
Dialga and Palkia Legend cards

i had to rely on google to tell me
a.  what these things even were?
b. where would I buy such a thing?

Am I really that old and disconnected from the world? 
what happened to
Guess who?
Easy bake ovens?


Tuesday, November 29, 2011


how did this happen???
your guess is as good as mine!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

before and after [part three]



New living room look!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

double duty

Turkey day-Thanksgiving
We spent the morning with Jason's family for lunch
and the evening with my Family for dinner
It was a really nice day. 
So MANY things to be thankful for this year.
God has truly blessed me and I am very thankful for that!

Lovely meal! so good and an after lunch walk through the beautiful poinsettias

Playing with Ben
Time to eat again
 Thanks mom for a wonderful meal!

Very thankful for my family!

Thankful to watch my mom and dad try to put up the tree. ha!  if only I had recording of them bickering back and forth :) 

BLACK FRIDAY came early this year!
11pm after everyone left.  headed out to Kohl's with my madre.  waited in line and shopped until 2:30 went to bed
Woke up at 7:30 and shopped until I went to work at 11:30 and then after worked shopped some more!
We hit a ton of deals and made a dent in some of the Christmas shopping!
Let the holidays begin!
Time to officially listen to Christmas music all-the-time!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

preparation night

First things first
Thanksgiving is in two days.  crazy crazy crazy we are already there
I am on dessert duty!  YES my favorite

So I researched the usual blogs and newest pinterest and decided on
one: carrot cake trifle
Two: Eclair
Three: Pumpkin Bars

first stop Meijers, later to avoid the crazies
avoided most, accept that couple that tended to be by everything I needed and they always had no clue what they were looking for or what they needed
Second stop my kitchen, got all the goods out
Three blocks of cream cheese
at least 6 eggs
2 sticks of butter
and sugar all kinds and lots of it!
and healthy carrots [shredded]
 the recipes and pans ready to fly

TOMORROW is the big cooking day [in a limited amount of time]
Bakeralla will have to be diet coke infused and ready to go!
Double batch of cream cheese frosting here we come :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

are you dutch?

well pretty much, even with the last name LipinSKI

so we celebrated at the Dutch Heritage Celebration Dinner
dutch dancing
windmills and wooden shoes
pea soup
chicken cordon bleu
dutch cookies and creme puffs
people getting excited about free things

so very dutch! Fun night, thanks J!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

how many candles?

Happy Happy Birthday to my wonderful pa!
and many MANY more! in my loudest singing voice!

da daaa ddaaa grampy as ben would say

Dinner and cake...then babysitting Ben.
Fun way to celebrate a Birthday!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

all in a days work

or a day of fun.  Laur came to GR to visit this past weekend. 
Friday night we played low key, girly time
Saturday we hit the town [kinda haha]
First stop:  Real Food Cafe
Hello Jackson banana good!

Second:  Downtown for a little shopping

Third: Goodwill for crafting material and then crafting at B's

Fourth: Kopper top and Bowling!  three games....we are good

Fifth: bud and stans, surprisingly yes...we are karaoking! hahah SPICE GIRLS, wannabe.  yup still know all the words.  hello HS! woot woot!

Yeah for Laur visiting, come back soon!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

tastes better than it looks

says Jason

I agreed.
Not sure what happened to the chocolate.
Actually I kinda know, ok i really know....didn't melt right, tried adding oil, tried adding milk, tried adding vanilla.  still wouldn't just went with it and surprisingly they were still good... Almond Joy Bars

moral of this story.  looks can be deceiving.  deep very deep! :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

3:30 am wake up call

Thursday morning Beep beep. low battery in such a polite voice.  That was my smoke detector up stairs in my room chirping every ohhh two minutes no joke!
soooo i think, hmmm take out battery.
soooo i turn the lights on, stagger over and well no way I can reach it. 
soooo go downstairs and get a bar stool, should be sufficient.
but bring it upstairs and still can't reach. 
now what
get a broom, think i can pop the lid off....this thing is soooo annoying and loud.
that doesn't work either. 
soooo i decide i will have to sleep in the guest room, with three doors shut. upstairs, hallway and bedroom I can still hear the faint chirping sound.
finally able to fall back asleep.

now what....
ohhh JEFF to the rescue.  he stopped after work to help me!!
best brother!  :)

and the positive note we take away from least the fire alarm is loud enough to wake me from a dead sleep :)

make sure you make lots of wishes today
11-11-11 :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

just had to do it

to vote, right.  have to.
but boo to the tax increase.  The news reported that it would be an average increase of JUST $54 ....ummm hello that is like a new pair of jeans.  thank you very your positive attitude for someone else!

to buy pink shoes.  have to.
i mean they were on sale and they are AWESOME! 
will be rocking them soon

to maybe start listening to Christmas music. have to.
I mean in my defense i was currently listening to star 105.7 and I came back from lunch yesterday and it was just on....i didn't make it happen.  it just i guess i just have to :) 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

first time using

 the crock pot: Taco soup
It was very easy [aka not a ton of ingredients]
Put it together the night before, brought it to work and plug it in
and when five o'clock arrived and it was done
It was delicious!!  two people agreed, just saying

the no bake cookie recipe
I do not think I have ever created these by myself
and again.
easy and delicious. two people agreed, just saying

Friday, November 4, 2011

currently sporting

one: OPI roadtripping collection.  UH-OH roll down the window.

two: my MES half zip sporty shirt [casual wear for Friday] three complements. 1. dougie! 2. one of my favorite truck drivers 3. jason in the back.
again what can i say....normal clothes zero complements.  MES wear three and counting!
be J, be very J!

three cheers for a sunny Friday and reminder.  falling back.  do not forget to change those clocks.  extra sleep.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

do i hear a roar at the door?

yes there was
there was a lion knocking on my door

Happy first Halloween Ben