December 19, 2012

Homelife

Pretty mellow stuff around here. The calm before the Christmas storm. I'm telling you, this is why the week between Christmas and New Years is my favorite time. After the past week's tragic happenings, all I care about is watching my daughter be happy at Christmas. The perfect meal, gifts or table setting, gah who cares.  My Christmas wish is that this country really knuckles down and takes steps to protect our children.

There have been warm things on the stove. (one of my bestest recipes that I'll share when I have time to write the whole thing down ~ it's perfect comfort food for January. Don't you want to know what it is? I'll tell you in January. (or you might just be sitting there going, I don't give a flip what's in your pot Melissa.)

I discovered that black bean soup does wonders for my digestive system. I'll let you ferret out what exactly I mean by that. I'm full of mystery today. I also doing my best side face photography. I'm getting tired of side-face-in-the-kitchen shots, but it's the best light in the house and the only way I can snap myself without looking drunk and/or possessed.

I discovered the easiest and cutest treat on Pinterest -- take powdered doughnuts, stick a candy corn in the middle for a nose, use black icing for the eyes and you have yourself a cute snowman! Speaking of cute, did anyone manage to get hold of the 'Cookie Snitcher' book I mentioned a couple weeks ago? It is so adorable. And kind of weird. The snitcher has feathers on his...bottom area, no idea why.

Julia and Sally. Julia is not sad in this pic, she is deep in thought playing a little video game. Sally IS very sad indeed, because I took the socks she was wanting to chew on away from her. Did you know that I'm on House Sweater #3 now? Someday I'll get it together to photograph all of her destruction into a nice collage for you all. 

Picked a up a couple of new felt ornaments. Andrew's cousin can make stuff like this. I should learn how to do something along these lines, I think it would be really fun to be able to make cute ornaments myself. I got them on sale, I was so thrilled, all the Christmas deco stuff is going on sale. I chose the lady squirrel in her posh skating outfit and Julia chose the very handsome skunk man. Cutest ornaments I've seen in years and I found them at a Seattle garden center.

15 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Leanne!! I am totally in love with them and also scared Sally will eat them :)

      Delete
  2. I have a theory on your house sweater destruction, Melissa: if you'd just just stop trying to steal Sally's husband away from her you'd likely still have your house sweater's intact. She's punishing you, you know. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HA HA HA! I think you are 100% correcto. Man-stealing cat!

      Delete
    2. I can't believe I misused the apostrophe in that sentence! Aargh! I'm going to blame it on my foggy new baby brain. ;)

      Delete
  3. Those ornaments are adorable. Melissa- I don't give a flip what's in your pot! ;-) Just kidding. That made me laugh, though. As a blogger, I'm constantly thinking, "surely people don't really care what I cook!"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tee hee, see I knew it! heh

      I care about food 100% of the time, no matter who's making it!! :)

      Delete
  4. Oh, Siamese kitties... Naughty girls, they are! That black bean soup almost looks good! (It would look heavenly, if this stupid tummy bug hadn't messed with my appetite.) Those ornaments are adorable! The only halfway decent photos I've ever taken of myself have been outdoors. Or in the bathroom, but you can tell it's a bathroom, so I never wind up using them. ;o)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Actually that black bean soup was kind of meh, but I recently had some black bean chili and that was super good. I like black beans. I've done bathroom shots too, and ended up looking crazy. Drunk, possessed or out of my mind, those are all good looks!

      Delete
  5. Very good idea with the doughnuts! We have big fans of such treats at my house :D The ornaments are really pretty. I like different ornaments than the usual ones in stores. They add so much for personality to the tree!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. aren't they so cute?? and so flipping easy!!!!! the kiddos loved them at our little holiday get-together :)

      Delete
  6. love your home life posts! They make me happy- hope you are feeling better, and I'm glad you're getting some Christmas calm. xoxox

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. getting to some very late responding!! christmas calm is officially GONE, now well into christmas freak out :)

      Delete
  7. If I lived anywhere near you, I'd LOVE a day of making felt ornaments.

    You have a charmed life :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I KNOW you could make something like this Hamilton! :)

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...