Saturday, April 30, 2011
Today I'm going to a soccer coach training session. Funny how that all happens to the person who volunteers her husband to be a children's soccer coach. Wish me luck!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Lovable Labels has supplied me with a generous stack of their fabulous new address labels. While they have a variety of labels to suit different tastes, picking my address labels was easy. I fell in love with the "Daisy Chain" design right away. They are feminine, funky, and fun. I would love to see this design on some of their other labels in the future.
As I had anticipated, the labels have the same great quality as other Lovable Labels products- meaning they stick well, and are easy to apply. They offer a great advantage over some other address labels I've had in the past- that is the ink won't bleed if it gets a bit wet. We all know that can happen when you're carrying your mail in the rain. ;) For just $18.50 you can get two hundred and forty of these great labels! (I did say it was a generous sized stack, right?!)
These are my three personal favourite designs:
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Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Here's the Good: They are simple to make. You can microwave the bag, then add some butter and milk, and mash them as you please. I whipped them up in my Kitchenaid mixer and they looked great. They really are pure. If you aren't into salty foods, then just whip them up and don't add any salt. They don't have that salty processed taste like instant potatoes would. They also work well with gravy.
Here's the Bad: They taste like cloud fluff. They are really light. They don't leave you with that satisfied feeling of eating a more filling mashed potato. Also, if you follow the microwave instructions, which require you to microwave the whole bag, then you have to make them all up at once, rather than a portion or two.
In conclusion, The white chunk potatoes aren't my thing, but I am willing to give the other variety (sweet potatoes!) a try.
If you've tried the product, (either vairety), please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
We had our Easter Party today. My thoughts for the party had been an outdoor egg hunt, and some outdoor play. You know, some swinging, skipping, and trampoline fun? That isn't so much fun in the snow though so that idea didn't work out. The kids still had fun though. I tried to keep things simple. I didn't plan many activities and I made Jello Jigglers and Brownies from a box. Easy Peasy, except... I had this new brownie lollipop pan and the first batch went terribly wrong. This is not what I had intended when I purchased the "easy" brownies in a box. So I was pretty (very) cranky this morning when I woke up and the exterior of the brownies was like a rock. Dave saved the day and the smart boy came back with two boxes. But I only needed one, thankfully. And a reminder to self: Do not try any new baking things, not even a new pan for a party without a practice round.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
We've been having pretty busy weekends for these last couple of week. And tomorrow Reese has one birthday party and then our Easter party. Add to the hectic weekend that we were out of town today, it poured rain, and one windshield wiper wasn't working. And then when it did, it was "fighting" with the other one. It was funny, but not funny. So Dave stopped at a Canadian Tire, and they did not have what we needed. When we got back into our city, Dave's dad came up to help fix our (other) car, which not-so-conveniently started making weird noises when we were out of town last weekend. They couldn't get a bolt off so they went to Canadian Tire here and purchased a $100 dollar wrench.
That broke while they were trying to remove the bolt.
They returned with a new tool.
Dave: This was $150 off.
Me: How much was it?! (Insert fear here).
Dave Pauses. Probably to add more fear.
Whew. ('Cause when he said $150 off, I was thinking the price tag must have been pretty high).
Unfortunately the delays mean the car won't be fixed this week. And of course I had already volunteered myself to help out with some photos for Reese's class on Tuesday/Thursday. And Dave is in Toronto on Tuesday. So I can't borrow his car. But really I will just be thankful if they can fix this problem themselves because the quote was $1000 to have it done. Ouch.
When we got home today the girls wanted to paint. But they would not let me take pictures. Hence the hand. But I got one. ;)
And now there is just no time for photo editing...