Saturday, November 14, 2009

Recipe Swappin' Saturday: Afternoon Snacks

I'm getting Recipe Swappin' Saturday up a little late today. We decided to go to IHOP for breakfast and then we ran some errands. We didn't get home until late this afternoon.

The theme for this week was afternoon snacks. Link up your favorite afternoon snack recipe.

I made a Peanut Butter & Apple Butterfly for baby boy today.

To make this you need:
  • 1 apple
  • 1 -2 TBSP of peanut butter
  • 1 baby carrot
  • 2 small slivers of celery
  1. Slice the apple, and lay the slices in the shape of a butterfly wings.
  2. Put peanut butter down the middle of the apples.
  3. Top peanut butter with a baby carrot.
  4. Stick the celery slivers in the top to make the antenna's.
Optional: sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon sugar.

Now for the Recipe Swap Party.

Here are the rules:

  1. Add the permalink to the specific blog post with a afternoon snack recipe, not your general blog address.
  2. Link back to the party from your post so that your readers can join in the fun!

The theme for next week is a free for all! Plan to link up to any recipe you want!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Great Offer: Carter's and OshKosh Coupons

Both Oshkosh and Carter's are having a 60% off sale this weekend. Here are some 20% off coupons for both OshKosh B'Gosh and Carter's to help you stretch your dollars during this Holiday season!

Check out the OshKosh B'Gosh online catalog.

Carter's also has $5 terry sleep and play - this weekend only November 13-15.

The Carter's online catalog can be found here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chit Chat: What's the point?

For the most part, I don't mind cleaning.

  • Bathroom...check. done.
  • Vacuum...check. done.
  • Dust...check. done.
  • Windows...check. done.
  • Mop...check. done.
But when it comes to dishes and laundry, I catch myself wondering "What is the point?"

I hate doing the dishes...they are never done. As soon as you unload the dishwasher, there are more dishes to put in because, let's face it, it isn't like we stop eating or drinking while the wash cycle runs. I would love to always eat off of paper plates and with plastic-ware...but it costs money (which, apparently, doesn't grow on trees) and it is bad for our environment. I guess doing dishes is one of those things that is unavoidable (kinda like taxes)....unless we start eating out for every meal. There's an idea....but I think I would get tired of McDonalds and Wendy's after a while. And if I didn't get tired of the food, I'd definitely get tired of the McHips and McButt that would come with it. So now I am back to unavoidable.

I also hate doing laundry. I think I hate doing laundry more than doing dishes because once again, it is never done...and the process takes forever (at least unloading the dishwasher takes 10 minutes)! But with laundry it's wash, dry, fold, put away. REPEAT. Even if I do get all my laundry done in a given weekend, as soon as it's bedtime, the day's clothes come off and there's more to do. Oh yea...and then you find that shirt that was in your gym bag and those socks that somehow ended up under some random piece of furniture. So, I could probably avoid doing laundry by joining a nudist colony (I could save money on buying clothes too!), but EEEEWWWWW! YUK! I don't even like for people to see me in a swimsuit...let alone naked. Oh and I blush seeing underwear commercials, so how would I handle seeing a bunch of naked people. That just isn't way! Not ever! Perhaps I could avoid laundry by just buying new clothes when I am out of clothes. Oh wait...I tried that in college. It doesn't work. Eventually you run out of money (because money doesn't grow on trees, remember?) So I guess laundry is unavoidable too.

So even though I may feel like doing dishes and laundry is pointless, I know it is unavoidable. So now it's time for me to quit procrastinating and to start folding that laundry from last night (and of course there are some dishes waiting to be put away too!)

What household chores do you hate doing and ask yourself, "What's the point?" Leave a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Aspiring Photographer: Colorado Wildlife...Big Horn Sheep

One of the reasons I love living in Colorado, is because of all the wildlife you can see if you are paying attention. I say that you can see if you are paying attention because I don't know how many times we have been hiking and not paying attention and I'll hear something running off. I know a deer or elk was near, but never saw one.

I took these pictures of Big Horn Sheep just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. Another common place I see them is on the side of I-70 as we drive up to go skiing.

Did you know that the bigger the curl of the horn, the older the sheep?

Have you ever seen two sheep charge each other and knock horns? On this lucky day, I got to witness it (I wish I was at a different angle and could have gotten more than a butt shot). I can't even begin to describe the sound of the horns hitting is thunderously loud. It sounds like knocking two plates together and they don't break. They both must have had quite the headache after they worked out their issues!

If you enjoyed this post, check out some of the other shots I have taken of the Rocky Mountain Wildlife!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Chit Chat: I've been AWOL lately

If you haven't noticed, I've been away from my Blog lately. It was a long week last week. My company let some more people go on Wednesday. While I was not one of the people let go, it will affect the way I do my job. There will be more red tape to cut through, as I will have to outsource almost every project. Needless to say, in light of all the change at work, I didn't feel like writing at home. I've been seriously reeling and wondering how I am going to finish projects that were left in a lurch, and how I will move forward.

If you were planning to participate in "Recipe Swappin' Saturdays," I'm so sorry I bailed on you this week. Don't worry though--save your post for next week. We'll keep the theme the same...Afternoon Snacks.