Thursday, December 10, 2009

Win an Aquaphor gift basket and 100$ visa card!

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Like seriously you can't have too many entries here's another HP Touchsmart giveaway!

Like really is it the 24th yet?? I want to see who wins these babies!

I hope and pray it's me and NOT you but in order for me to get another chance I have to give you a chance so go enter here!

Yet another chance to win an HP computer!!

MckMama is in on the computer giveaway so make sure you head there and get at least 1 more chance to win!

Want another change to win an awesome computer??

ANOTHER chance to win an HP Touchsmart Computer! from totally together reviews!

MIA Chance to win a new HP TouchSmart Computer

Enter to win a new HP Touchsmart at Kelly's Korner Reviews!
I entered and so can you, entries until Dec 24th! I entered because Alana would get some great use out of this computer because she cannot use a mouse even the adapted ones. She gets ticked that touching the screen does nothing.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Are you a Super Duper Pooper?

I found a bear at the goodwill today that sings "I'm a super duper pooper"

I was umm giggling my big head off.

Here is a video of a same bear on youtube.. go ahead watch it but make sure you don't have any liquids in your mouth or do not have to use the restroom lol. My bear doesn't have the diaper.

I'm sure the bear was inspired by this clip which is just wrong on so many levels. (the parents sing the song at the 1:20 mark)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yummy Tummy Thursday ; Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars
(from Laura, linked above at her new wordpress site)

I LOVED these! I cannot even begin to tell you how much! I have made them twice in the last 2 weeks once taking some to work and am making them again tonight to take to mom's night out bunco tomorrow night! I am also taking them to thanksgiving dinner with the fam. The best part is they are cheap to make, make a large amount and easy to make and you have most the ingredients in your pantry already. I have used 2 tubs store bought cream cheese frosting but if you want to use a cream cheese frosting recipe Laura has one in the link above. Well I want to fatten myself up some more so I did chocolate chips over the entire thing and also cream cheese frosting over that. If chocolate is not your thing nuts would be a great addition.

I also do not have a jelly roll pan so what I ended up doing was a small layer in a 13 x 9 baking metal sheet/pan I got from pillsbury a little bigger layer in a 13 x 9 glass cake pan and same size layer in a 9 x 9 glass pan. Seriously it makes that much lol. I'm sure you could modify this recipe in half and use a 13 x 9 pan if you do not want that many bars. Also if you do a smaller layer or a metal pan I'd advise only 20 minutes in the oven. I set the timer for 20minutes and took the metal pan out and then left the 2 glass ones in for 10-15 additonal minutes.


6 eggs
1 1/2 cup oil (I used canola)
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 large can (29 oz) pumpkin (or 2 15oz cans)
3 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. salt
(chocolate chips or cream cheese frosting or both in my case)


Mix together eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin. Fold in dry ingredients and pour into jelly roll pan (13 x 18 pan) . At this point sprinkle the pan with chocolate chips and/or nuts if desired. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over bake. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yummy Tummy Thursday ; Pastry Cream Filled Fillo Shells

Pastry Cream Filled Fillo Shells
From Laura linked above (her's are much prettier, I really need some more kitchen stuff.. hint hint)

These are the other fillo desserts I took to a picnic back in June. I just want to say I much preferred the reeses one :-D.


1 large box instant chocolate pudding
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
fruit for garnish (such as mandarin oranges cut in half, raspberries, strawberry slices, banana slices, etc)


In a large bowl combine pudding, milk, and whipping cream. Mix together by hand using a wire whisk. Mix well to ensure a smooth mix. When the pudding starts to set, it is finished and needs to be used immediately. Place filling into a large zip lock bag or pastry bag. Squeeze out extra air and seal the top. If using zip lock bag, cut a hole, to fit into the hole in the pastry, in one corner of the bag. Pipe filling into each fillo shell. (This filling with thicken as you chill the pastries)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick Or Treat ; Halloween 2009


These first few pictures are actually the day before Halloween we got dressed up for a dinner function with the Snohomish County ARC.

My Garden Fairy, Surfer and my Spongebob!

Alana has a sneaky grin here lol and look she's blinding poor spongebob!

I loved his grin in this picture

Okay now these are from Halloween

Kaila's lovely fairy makeup!

At the Boo Bash in Mukilteo.. which we got dumped on by this crappy seattle weather shortly after arriving.

She wanted the mouse that was shown on the cover of the face painting book lol. Then proceeded to rip one of the makeup things off the table to open it so she could look in the tiny mirror at her face painting :-P.

Kaila got a flower to match her costume

Painting pumpkins but it was pouring so we left them there and forgot to go get them before the bash ended.. oh well life goes on right they are just pumpkins that will rot yes? lol

Trick or Treat!!!!

It stopped raining for about an hour for the most part and started up again when we decided we were done! At one house the lady asked if she could take their picture lol.

Anybody there???? I WANT SOME CANDY!!! TRICK OR TREAT!!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gorgonzola Cheese is DISGUSTING!

So I made a salad that used gorgonzola out of the Pillsbury Thanksgiving recipe booklet. Can I just say how GROSS this cheese is?? I am not a wine drinker because apparently it's an acquired taste that I just dont have or want after trying a few red wines. Same goes for this cheese if it's an acquired taste its one I do not want to acquire thank you very much!

Yummy Tummy Thursday ; Jello Gelatin Milk Shake

Jello Gelatin Milk Shake

I found this interesting way to make a milkshake many years ago in one of the parenting magazines while waiting in a doctor's office lobby. You simply add whatever flavor of dry jello mix you want to milk and vanilla icecream to make a delicious shake. My personal favorite is the lime but this one shown here is orange. How much depends on how many people I just eyeball it, you don't need alot of the mix at all one box of mix can make tons of shakes. I just put in a tablespoon or so to start and then mix and taste it and add more depending on how much flavor I want. Usually a tablespoon is just right for the amount of flavor I want though for a full blender.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Costumes ~ Surfer, Garden Fairy & Spongebob ; Halloween 2009

I've always tried getting costumes the prior year cheap but it never happens. I don't know what they will be in to the next year I dont want to get a costume they will hate.. plus most of the good costumes are taken after halloween. And I am forgetful and lose things I always save leftover xmas cards from the prior season and never find them next season and end buying new anyway.. I would lose the costumes in the garage somewhere and forget I ever even bought them.. Although I do think the after halloween costumes if you get the right deals would be great for just dress up pretend play. Alana still likes to wear her dorothy dinosaur wiggles costume from 3 years ago.

So Alana is in to spongebob at the moment and I got her this costume off craigslist (photo is a stock photo of the costume from

Kaila wanted to be a fairy of some sort.. our first choice butterfly fairy we couldnt find in her size and then she seen this one at walmart and had to have it.. it's a Garden Fairy and it lights up! (again stock photo from

People are always saying Donni looks like a little surfer including myself (hair mostly :-P) so I had a crazy idea and he is a surfer for halloween. Did you know they don't make a surfer costume?? Did you know I couldn't find a mini surfboard online?? So I made one to be used as his bag because really you can't expect an almost 2 year old to carry a bag AND a surfboard... Shoot he probably wont even carry the combo I made.. or any bag for the matter. I got the design idea for the surfboard from this because he is wearing nemo trunks..

Little fin side

The middle is his treatbag I used 2 halloween them treat/lunch bags and took the bottom out of one and connected them to make on big long bag.

Letting big fin side dry

Finished Costume (little fin side)

(big fin side)

Added some halloween ribbon for straps to hold it.

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