Monday, June 30, 2014

Where the buffalo roam...

I've always lived in one land locked western state or another.
Where I always wanted to live was on a beach somewhere...
But this place really can't be beat. Just look at this scenery...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Variation on the theme- Muffin Ma'am--Homemade Banana nut Muffins

I know I've already posted about muffins, but when two of your kids wake up and tell you they both dreamt about banana nut muffins, it's probably a sign. The only problem was that we didn't have any nuts and the closest grocery store is thirty minutes away.
But we do have chocolate covered nuts.

You know where my priorities are.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Momster keeping the summer dolrums away

I have noticed that TV watching brings out the fighting in my kids. I don't know why, but it does.
So I've banned it...(for a week)(and then we'll see)
Here's a recipe for homemade play dough that my kids love and is easy and lasts for a long time. Making it is half the fun.
Homemade Play dough:
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons Cream of tartar
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon oil
Food coloring
Directions: Cook all ingredients slowly, stirring until it forms a ball. Cool and knead until lumps are gone.
I stir with a whisk and there aren't any lumps to knead out. Also, I divide the dough into 3-4 portions, put them in zip lock bags, add food coloring and knead the color into the dough inside the baggie.
This recipe comes from the Cookin' With Home Storage cookbook, but I've seen the same recipe on the Martha Stewart show. And if it's good enough for her...


So make some homemade play dough today and keep the Momster away...

Friday, June 20, 2014


I was looking through the pics on my phone today and came across a picture that might or might not be a "sign"...

Do you see it?
 Here, let me help you see what I see...

Friday, June 13, 2014

Valley girl

Went for another drive with the hubby.

This is the most beautiful time of year in the valley. I love it here. Love love love love love it.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

big country ;)

So we've moved. 

Yep, we just up and Beverly-Hill-Billied it to rural-town U.S.A. 

We moved to "the city" six months ago, and it just didn't do it for us so we took a leap of faith and moved our family to one of the most wonderful places on the face of the earth.  Population 212.  +7

welcome gift