do we eat red velvet cake or bacon? ok, both.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
do we eat red velvet cake or bacon? ok, both.
Posted by always sunny at 7:33 PM
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
last year we enjoyed tracking santa in real time. this year, she loved it even that much more.
if you have never tracked santa, keep this for next year, it's so exciting. when santa reaches the US, it's time for bed-and she obliged. she was snoring in 5 mn, which i still cannot believe. it was hours until i would fall asleep and i felt like i was going to throw up the whole time. she is so much cooler then i am. santa tracker
Posted by always sunny at 9:34 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
at the downtown mall they set up a santa express for children to shop. an elf comes to take the kids back and they can pick out whatever they want for the individuals on their lists. lanna had so much fun and we did too just waiting for her. here are a few photo's from the process.
Posted by always sunny at 9:29 PM
this stuff is the best stuff ever.
way better then airborne, ect...
it comes in many forms. sprays, melt tabs and swabs.
i prefer swabs. i don't have to eat or smell anything this way. it's just a wet little swab that you rub in your nose and wala...done. repeat a couple of times a day. i get rid of anything i may have coming on with this and i use it on lanna too. less often for kids, but there are kid versions too. this stuff is the best. i used when i took the tablets it made me a little queezy. its a ZINC tab, or stick and a lot of zinc in your body at once can make you feel a little ick for about 5 mn or so. i don't get that feeling at all with the swab. you can find these babies pretty much anywhere. i get them at target or safeway. they are highly recommended with flu season coming up. a few months back nathan and i got a really bad head cold. lanna woke up with a fever and a bad cough. i started swabbing her often and she completely got rid of hers by the next day. we were still sick and she was A-OK. she is often the only one in her class that does not get sick. if you already have symptoms it shortens them dramatically-but you need to catch it in the first 48 hours of feeling it. if it's already been a week, it's too late. this stuff circles my work constantly. we will buy a costco box of them and people can use them as they need to. I LOVE IT.
i print off a coupon every time i need more.
you can too!
Posted by always sunny at 9:41 AM
Monday, December 22, 2008
i reeeeally need some money out of my piggy bank
why? what do you need to buy?
nothing. i just need it.
no, i think we should just leave your money in there
but i really need it. i need to leave it on the table for santa. presents are expensive.
Posted by always sunny at 3:37 PM
never mind the fact that it has not stopped snowing since yesterday morning. but what's hot today is the 4 foot berm the snowplow made at midnight last night completely blocking us in. since it was done last night, the berm now feels like a solid block of ice. no one send gifts or cards, please send us your axe.
Posted by always sunny at 10:23 AM
Sunday, December 21, 2008
it's ANN's BIRTHDAY!!! Happy Birthday beautiful!
Posted by always sunny at 10:21 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2008
i wanted to put her in the deep end, but it was just too cold. it's dare i say it...negative 6 right now and beautifully SUNNY!!! fine by me! here is a cute baby in the shallow end of the snow.
bad parenting 101.
Posted by always sunny at 1:14 PM
Thursday, December 18, 2008
well, this day was a total waste of makeup.
most of you know that i don't like snow. nope, not really at all. i don't like to be cold and i have never had a job that is just ok with me having a snow day. it's really bad. today spokane hit the most snowfall in a 24 hour period ever. we are well into hour 32 of continuous snowfall. the streets are lined with cars that are stuck as well as accidents. it is a different kind of snow this time, it is pure powder. no moisture to it, so this is why it is piling up so easily. we have 22" in the front yard. we have 3 steps that lead to the front porch and you cannot tell that we have steps, the snow comes up to the level of the porch.
when we woke up this morning we knew we had to get up early and try to dig ourselves out of the driveway. we started digging shortly after 6 and at 8:30, we realized this was not working. i got out of the driveway, but our road was un traveled and about 3feet of snow surrounded us. i got stuck right in the middle of the road and it took 30 mn or so, to get back into the driveway. jodi from work was in the area rounding up others, and she was nice enough to come get me. chef dave drove me home, and i was all safe and warm by 3:30 this afternoon. it is worse now. we had a truck come and attempt to plow it, and they got stuck. many things out of the norm are closed and canceled. obviously all of the schools are canceled, but for the first time here, they canceled mail service due to weather. banks are closed. banks! people are stranded, have no groceries and cant even get money out. it has been so cold this last week that most ATM's that are outdoors, are no longer working. nathan had to make 3 stops to find one that would dispense money. the malls closed, and they asked that no cars be on the road unless you are a snowplow or a firetruck. i guess today i was a firetruck. loomis canceled their routes! (that is the armored truck that brings businesses their money) i don't know what we are going to do tomorrow for building our cash bags. no matter what happens and how bad it gets, loomis is always running. and they canceled their routes today. we see that seattle is bad as well. it just seems that we are sharing most of our weather qualities this year. poop on it. all of it.
Posted by always sunny at 3:49 PM
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
we have a great december winner!
THE WINNER is going to receive this beautiful aqua quartz necklace on the chain of her choice!
way to go!
happy holidays everyone!
Posted by always sunny at 8:39 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
with a bit of shimmer.
oooh la la!
Posted by always sunny at 4:18 PM
i can't really think of anything i want.
this generally happens yearly leaving my husband scratching his head. we had decided this year that we are going to not do more then stockings for each other and just get a few things for lanna. she does not make this any easier either. if you ask she what she wants for christmas, she will reply with a "i don't know." we finally got out of her last week that she would like some thomas train toys. she is so happy with just about anything, and that makes it really fun. she can recall where each and every one of her things came from and who gave it to her. she by far has a way better memory than i do. clearly. she remembrs exactly what was in her stocking last year and with the pile of presents she got she can place them all to a name. she reminds me of the little kid in the velveteen rabbit. all of her things are that special to her. they all have a name and a story.
nathan and i finally decided that we would do just a few small gifts for each other, because i found him something and got it. :) AND our electricity company sent us a $300. check!! as a refund for using less power this year. SCORE. the only thing i can think of that i need is bead containers. how exciting. and i have a lot, but you know, as soon as the new one is full (and that takes about 20 mn) you need another one. basically anytime i go bead shopping i need a new one.
this has been a very productive weekend. lots and lots of lip balm making. i got in my order of 400 tubes and it's nearly gone. whew! on the upside, it smells great in here! it's white here. just a dusting is left, we had some rain yesterday. i just stepped outside to paint something. GREAT IDEA. i am thinking MY GOD it's cold. i mean, the cold that hurts. it was dang cold last night, and i just looked at my little thermometer. well, it feels cold because it's THREE degrees. and it said it was -4 when i woke up. all this week its supposed to be in the negatives. great. just great. i wanted to get out there and take some of our holiday photo's but all i can do is say the F word when i walk outside, so scratch that. * i have since pulled indoors the spray painted item and we are all currently breathing in toxic fumes and having coffee. it smells like pure gasoline. ok, onto making things. if i can. i think i feel a brain tumor coming on. wish me luck. i promise photos SOON! you see, it's dark when i come home so that puts a damper on that stuff.
ok, this is me leaving now.
Posted by always sunny at 8:21 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
sweet petula soap.
this particular baby used ruby grapefruit for her body and oatmeal and lavender for her tired feet.
Posted by always sunny at 6:51 PM
Monday, December 8, 2008
i love the answers kids will give you when you ask them thoughtful questions. here is lanna's interview
Q: how does santa get into your house when he comes to visit in the night?
A: well, he opens the door and comes on in. and leaves me presents where i sleep.
Q: what is on your christmas list this year?
A: i don't know. train toys i think...
Q: if anyone could come over right now, who would you have over?
Q: what does daddy do at work?
A: weeeel, he writes notes. checks his email, thinks about me, has lunch and then brings me home a snack
Q: if you could make tea right now, and ANY kind what kind would you make?
A: chocolate chip tea with whipped cream.
Q: what should you do to bad guys?
A: robots need to put them in jail
Q: what are you most thankful for?
A: tigress from kung fu panda.
Posted by always sunny at 7:07 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2008
about sea horses.
i am mesmerized by them. is it because they illuminate so beautiful at the aquarium? is it that they are flawless in motion while going about their life? or, i know. is it because they are the only male species to carry the baby? who knows. they are perfect, i love them and i need one.
i came across this little cuite today and just sat there for a good 5 mn and just starred. look at him! what do you think his name is? you can find him here at snaulkter's shop.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Posted by always sunny at 10:07 AM
Thursday, December 4, 2008
it's a best seller that i have and i am sure you will just love it!
it is a 12mm aqua faceted quartz on your choice of chain. AND you can pick your length!!
oooh...it gets better...when you enter, if you post this on your blog...the winner can pick any other person who has left a comment to win one too!! this will be short lived, because if you win it and want to give it as a christmas present, you will get it in time. how awesome is that?!
you will have your choice of
copper chain, sterling silver chain, or blackened silver chain and any length.
* to enter
post a comment here and tell me the craziest thing you have ever gotten for xmas and who it was from. and by crazy, i mean "oh really? you shouldn't have. seriously."
i have a good one. :)
Posted by always sunny at 10:10 AM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
* i just hit my 800th sale today on etsy!
also, don't forget! i am at the vintage at spokane bazaar this saturday from 10am-4pm. come stop by if you are in the area
Posted by always sunny at 6:08 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
lovely jessica from babyhoot is doing a rad contest. i love this movie, so it was easy for me. if you re not familiar with it, make your best guess. i am sure the answers that are guessed will be just as entertaining. head on over there to play.
Posted by always sunny at 2:10 PM
Monday, December 1, 2008
we were lucky enough to get nathalie and nadine for the day on sunday. lanna's get's few and these are our girls of choice! good company. we worked on some projects, went to riverfront park and rode the carousel a few times. this is a great time of year for the carousel. they for ego the regular (although wonderful) carousel music for christmas tunes! it's super. after a few times on the ol' horsies we headed out and walked around the park. here are a few pics of the girls. it was wet and rainy, so we did the best we could with the 'playing'.
Posted by always sunny at 9:04 PM
you have lanna to thank for this one. i let her do the ol'e pick a number and she was sure about her choice. she pointed to a name and then when i pulled up the blog she said "oh, she is beautiful". and was still happy with her choice. so we went with it and i am happy to announce that sarah marie p. from sarah said won the great 7 giveaway! congrats to sarah and all of you that commented. it was a great turnout! i will be putting up the new giveaway very very soon, and it will end earlier so if you win you will be able to give it as a gift for christmas. i know. fantastic idea eh? i will have the new one up by tomorrow. and remember, when you post it on your blog, you get an extra special surprise! sarah, let me know if it's on your blog!
Posted by always sunny at 6:46 PM
Thursday, November 27, 2008
look at these few things that i have listed tonight.
Posted by always sunny at 6:55 PM
i just opened up etsy and i was on the front page twice at the same time!
i was under gift guides 'gifts under $20 and gifts 'for her'.
how awesome is that?
the starfish earrings and the smoky topaz briolettes are mine.
Posted by always sunny at 5:52 PM
sprouts. add the brussell of you want, i choose not too.
this is what i wanted to do after the november giveaway was over, but i want to do it now.
look how pretty they are. seriously, these things can taste good. i promise.
i cut the ends off and leaf each one. after you have a nice pile of sprout leaves, i steam them for 2 minutes. not a second more. they are a bright spring green color and they will keep that beautiful color. they are not at all mushy or gushy. they are tender and have the slightest crunch.
i make a white wine cream sauce to drizzle over them when they are done. i dare you to try it.
Posted by always sunny at 4:37 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
it has become routine to us, but when told to others, it seems not so 'routine'.
we all have the little things that we do on a nightly basis before we go to bed. i am going to share mine. lanna's mainly.
8pm hits and we are usually working on something. i am usually wrapping up orders or replying to convo's in etsy. as 8pm closes in i keep glancing at the clock as if i can stop time. once it is 8, it is time to fill babies belly the rest of the way and fix her some hot cocoa. she gets a very small cup full of chocolate instant breakfast. not every night, but most. this takes away any cheese cracker cravings later on. as soon as we say "ok, lets get ready for bed" she starts to get all crazy and run around and show us her best tricks. you know, watch this! ...i can stand on one foot! hey, watch this, i can sit on my train, hey i know..let's see if i can knock all of my guys off the table at the same time. and it goes on and on. TO BED. NOW. TAKE YOUR PANTS OFF.
the clothes come off and the jamies are on.
she then throws herself on the floor and says "carry me like a lammie"
i am pretty sure that no lamb under any circumstance gets carried this way, but i was not the one who made up the move, ok?
then nathan scoops her limp self off the ground and she says "who wants to pet the lammie?"
i then have to say "i do, i do!" and then pet her a few times.
we then put her to bed and maybe 3 times a week or so i will warm up her *buggie in the dryer.
after she is in bed you will hear various questions.
is is raining outside?
why does my leg hurt?
can i have a sip of water?
is it show and tell tomorrow?
we still have juice boxes right?
is there school tomorrow?
do we have enough banana's?
you get the jist.
Posted by always sunny at 8:30 PM
thanksgiving is just a few days away!
i am so very excited. i just love spending the holidays with the 3 of us.
it's quiet, entertaining and the best part is we can do whatever we want! nathan and i both have a long weekend, which really never happens and i am looking forward to it.
we went to whidbey this last weekend to take care of oma. it was another short trip where yet again we were not able to see our dear friends, and i am sorry sorry sorry. (please believe me)
oma is slowly getting over being non-compliant and keeping her butt in the chair while she heals. i just hope she does this time.
i have been busy busy busy with orders, creations and getting ready for the holidays!
i have a ton of special orders that i have been working on and dec. 6th i am doing a christmas show here in spokane. it is
The Vintage at Spokane.
at a brand new senior community on the northside
If you are in the area, please come see all the wonderful local artists.
Posted by always sunny at 8:59 AM
Monday, November 17, 2008
since the famous omeltteville and homelessville, and the HUGE hit of dick in a box hit, america has been wanting more. you know what thanksgiving means to me? JT on SNL. and i look forward to it every year. this year he had to cancel and still somehow managed not to disapoint. here is this the skit that JT did last week. i love this man.
make sure to watch him as beyonce's back up dancer as well. delicious.
Posted by always sunny at 6:37 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
well this weekend turned out very differently than planned. we had another trip planned to whidbey, and found out the day that we were supposed to leave, that we were not. oma had her dr's apt on wednesday and they ended up admitting her. her leg/foot/incision that was looking almost wonderful 5 days prior took a turn. the vein collapsed. her wound was looking more and more open the last week and this is why. after a day or so, it started to look a bit better then it got a lot worse. she has MRSA a dangerous form of staph, and is now trying to fight that. on the upside i think lanna pretty much has a plan.
lanna: mommy, is omie sick again?
me: yes, she is in the hospital so they can make her better
lanna: what she needs is me.
me: yes, that is exaclty what she needs. she loves you very much. you make her happy.
lanna: yes! i do make her happy, AND i am a really good doctor. i would make her leg feel better, because i think i can fix a cat. i am good with cats, so i could bring omie somehting magical and make her feel as good as a cat.
Posted by always sunny at 8:03 PM
they are different than last years, and look oh so delicious! you see, the nice thing about these little cranberries is that- if you are not a a huge fan of the real thing, no one will make you eat them. these are one of the beads that i get from holland, so they will be limited in quantity as i will not be able to get these babies here fast enough. these are already selling fast!
get cranberried while you can!
these are listed for $12
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
my BFF is expecting my niece in march. hopefully on my birthday! i believe she is due like 5 days later, but i can hope can't i?
congratulations to my favorite doot and ralph!
Posted by always sunny at 9:00 AM
Sunday, November 9, 2008
this is a fun giveaway! i am giving away 7 lip balms!
all you have to do to enter is tell me
one vegetable that you absolutely hate.
mine? steamed cauliflower.
i came up with this tonight when we were out to dinner. i saw a photo of steamed cauliflower and thought, wow, that's probably the only vegetable
i really don't like. i can probably eat it raw better, but not cooked. ok...go for it!!
the drawing will be on sunday night NOVEMBER 30th.
* FOR A SPECIAL SURPRISE, POST THIS GIVEAWAY ON YOUR BLOG!
Posted by always sunny at 7:14 PM