Sunday, March 24, 2013

Farewell Bowling Party


 
We recently had a farewell bowling party. Here's some photo and videos I took...I'll share more photos when I get them from friends who were there.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Help


 
Took some time out today to re-watch The Help. What an inspiring movie and soundtrack. Have a listen.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday, Monday

Kiki & Oscar .  Cory & Sophie
 
Can you believe it's Monday again. Ha ha.
 
It really doesn't bother me, as everyday is exactly the same for me.
 
Well, last week my great, great aunt passed. It was sad, but she was ninety and had a wonderful life. Her daughter was in Rome at the time, to see the new Pope.
 
Not much else interesting has happened. We've been having rental viewings, and getting ourselves organized. We leave for Tennessee in 2 weeks and 3 days. We are beyond thrilled, and look forward to our trip.
 
Anywho, we were in PetSmart today, and just loved this girl kitten {6 months old} called Shadow. She is so similar to our boy cat Buster. Oh, I could adopt them all...I will probably be a crazy cat lady oneday.
 
Unless, I already am.

 
We've also posted some pictures on Instagram.
 
Have a lovely week.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Martha Stewart's Book: Cooking School

With Easter rolling around the corner, I've been looking at the wonderful collection of Martha Stewart recipes and DVDs I have of hers.
 

 
Did you know she has a video collection online, where you can watch short videos?
 
Neither did I, until I stumbled upon it HERE's the link if you'd like to take a peek.
 
Another favorite is this book:
 


You can purchase Martha Stewart's Cooking School here:






It has the best tips that you're usually to embaressed to call your mom and ask about.

Here is one of the delicious recipes:

Prime Rib Roast

For Rub

15 dried bay leaves, crumbled
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh sage leaves, plus several whole leaves for garnish
1/2 cup extra--virgin olive oil
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup finely grated orange zest (from 2 to 3 oranges)

For Roast

1 three-rib prime rib of beef (about 7 pounds), trimmed and frenched

Prepare Meat

Stir together crumbled bay leaves, sage, the oil, 1½ teaspoons salt, and the orange zest in a small bowl. Season with pepper. Rub herb mixture all over the beef, coating evenly. Refrigerate overnight, covered. About 2 hours before you plan to cook the beef, remove it from the refrigerator. Place beef, fat side up, in a roasting pan and allow it to come to room temperature. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 450-degrees F.

Roast

Cook beef for 30 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350-degrees F and continue roasting until an instant-read thermometer inserted into meat (away from bone) registers 115-degrees F to 120-degrees F (for rare), about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes longer. Let rest 20 minutes.

Carve and Serve

Slice meat away from ribs, cutting along the bones. Then, slice meat crosswise to desired thickness. Serve, garnished with whole sage leaves.

 Or, we could make ourselves a cup of tea and just watch and learn!
 

 
Hope that my findings inspire you to look for some new Easter recipes or ideas.
 
You can also see my post on her home Cantitoe Corners HERE.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Madness

 
This month has been a busy month. Hence the name March Madness. But here is a glimpse at our pets lives, they really do keep me busy.
 
 
Oscar, is a very active 3 year old. He really loves to join in on the fun, and this often leaves him so exhausted, that he takes lot's of naps. He likes to keep warm amongst cushions, or by the heater.
 
 
Milly, is precious. She has the prettiest little feet. She has also become very accustomed to a comfortable life and naps on my pillow most of the day. Every night she greets us as we head upstairs, and then does her laps. Yes, laps...she runs so fast, all over the top floor of the house. She also adores my childhood soft toy Sally, and her little white mouse 'whitie'.
 
 
 
Boo, is timid, but has warmed up so much. She is the chattiest, and often likes to show us her scratcher or toys. She loves her blanky, and any kind of hair accessories. If you ever need a hair tie, ask Boo...and seriously, I've looked all over and I have no idea where she hides them.
 
 
Yeah, that's me. daydreaming about something. Cory takes photos of me at the funniest of times.
 
 
Okay, back to Oscar, and his sister Sophie. They are like two peas in a pod. They love on each other so much, and we've really taught them to share. They can be very, very good...
 
 
...and very, very, funny at the same time. Ha ha. These pictures crack me up, look at Oscar's face as he gets tickled by sister.
 
 
 
 
Buster, also known as Buster P.Kitten is our resident mischief. He can annoy his daddy by chewing through cables and oftentimes his punishment is a hug from me. He sees me get up and starts running. Ha ha. He's most lovey in the mornings, and oftentimes will ask for attention, by sitting right in front of you.
 
He also took up a job recently, typing on the side...
 
 
...when he's not busy working, he loves to lounge, play with Oscar or his green toys ralphie and greenie. He also loves to sit outside. The bench he's sitting on here is in our kitchen. We call it Buster's bench, because when Cory was finishing some seams underneath, Buster...the star left a paw print. We've left it just the way it is.
 
 
 
 
So, a reason for the madness...we're moving in April. So, we've been busy getting our home, pets, car, and selves organized. Also, we have a calender full of social engagements...never been so busy. Anyways, that's why we bought some carriers, to transport our pets. Now Buster, thought they were great.
 
Sophie however, wasn't sure at first. We came back from the store, and she gave us this look. Ha ha. But when she realized her and brother would have to share, she was pretty happy about it.
 
 
Sophie, is such a goody two shoes. She likes to play, but also keeps her brothers in line. She's pretty caring and loves on her sisters when she sees them also. If ever you cry, or feel concerned...she's the one (Oscar sometimes also) who comes and comforts. She loves trips, and goes on dates with her daddy often to the bank, the store or to run an errand. She also loves dinnertime and her brother lot's and lot's.
 
 
We still can't believe Boo likes her carrier.
 
So, from our home to yours...happy March amongst the madness.
 
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