Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tigers in the Red Weather

I like my nails to match the book I'm reading. 
For Audrey
My latest nail color is For Audrey by China Glaze. I've never used China Glaze before. It is much thicker compared to Essie or Julep. The color can't be beat.  

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Name is Memory

Dinner for 2
What a great weekend. On Saturday we went to OC to celebrate my Father in Law's birthday. On Sunday my Mom took the boys on a mini rode trip to the mountains. This gave the Hubby and me some much needed alone time. We had In-N-Out and conversation without interruption. I also finished a novel. It was a great Sunday.
"Sometimes love lasts more than a lifetime."
It is funny how some books take months to finish and other books can take less than a week to read. My Name is Memory is an interesting love story. It is written by the same author who wrote the young adult series the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I never read any of those books. This is her adult fiction about reincarnation. It's a love story between 2 souls that spans thousands of years. One soul has a great memory, which is uncommon and the other soul goes from life to life not remembering her past life. The ending really keeps you wanting more! I learned this book was supposed to be the 1st in a trilogy. However there is NO sign of anymore books. I guess the first book didn't make enough money. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I would love to read the next book. Maybe someday it will be published.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Old Town San Diego

Best part about this picture is F.W's knees. He likes to play outside.

 We visited the Mason Street schoolhouse. It is 147 years old. It was built in the 1800's and is San Diego's 1st school. I love going to the old schoolhouse because it reminds me of 2 of my favorite shows as a kid Avonlea and Little House on the Prairie.

 These poor guys, I was hot looking at them.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

1 Stick of Butter Cookies

 Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Doesn't make a lot of dough.
A few weeks ago I REALLY wanted to bake. However I only had a stick of butter and I didn't want to go to the store. So I looked through my cookbooks & online for a cookie recipe that only needed 1 stick of butter. I don't remember if I found the recipe for these cookies in a book or on the web. However I am glad I wrote the recipe down. Everyone in the family loves them! I am planning on making them Labor Day weekend so the boys will have them in their lunch boxes for the 1st day of school. This makes about 24 chocolate chip cookies.

1 Stick of unsalted Butter
3/4 cups Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Sugar
2 large eggs at room temp.
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 1/4 All Purpose Flour
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 cup of Chocolate Chips

Sift together Flour and Baking Soda in a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl using a mixer Cream butter and Sugars together till creamy. Add the vanilla then stir in Eggs. With the mixer on add in Flour. Use a spoon to mix in Chocolate Chips. 

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. take the cookies out right when the cookies get brown on the edges.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Looking Ahead

It is so bittersweet with Summer coming to an end. The boys starting school will leave me alone all day for the 1st time in five years. Yikes, I am at a crossroad to say the least. I am trying to think of the positives. One wonderful event I am looking forward to this Fall, is the return of the Queen Bee Market! I love me some crafts! I can't wait to see what people out in the crafting universe have been working on. I'd like to find some wall art for the house.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Olympic Mania...

 I think everyone on the planet knows the Summer Olympics are under way in merry old England. We have had fun watching the games. Like most summers we have been spending a lot of time at the pool.  F.W. is doing water polo and little D is doing swim. The Olympics have been a great motivator for both boys. What kid doesn't dream of standing on the podium getting a medal?
Dreaming of Olympic gold
I can not get enough of London!! I've always dreamed of visiting England. However all this Olympic coverage showcasing Great Britain has worked my imagination into a frenzy. To farther submerge myself in all things British I have been drinking copious amounts of tea and reading Slummy Mummy By Fiona Neill.