Saturday, February 27, 2010


For Sacoya's birthday we did a room makeover. For about a week, she had to "stay out" while we put everything together. It took some twists and changed a little from my original idea, but it turned out pretty awesome in the end. And she loved it, so happy.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Happy 13th Birthday Sacoya!

Thirteen? How can that be, how can I be the mom of a teenager? Only just yesterday I brought this tiny perfect angel home. Now she's thirteen. She's beautiful, smart, kind, creative, dependable, a great babysitter, great shopping companion. I couldn't be happier to have such a wonderful daughter. Love you babe.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ice Cold

This is what my bedroom looks like right now..........ok well that might be a bit of an stretch, but it feels like it. Our furnace has been out on the main level going on four days now. Can't get those darn furnace repair men to call us back. We have a gas fireplace. It's been running for 72 hours strait and hasn't raised the temperature even one degree. I woke up this morning and it was 59. I went up stairs and it was only 64. I freaked out. The furnace wasn't working up there either. We are going to freeze. That had been the only thing keeping me from going over the edge. The only thing left to do was jump.........I decided to reset the furnace. Jumping might be a little to drastic. I should at least explore my options right? Thankfully it worked. Up stairs is nice and toasting again. Problem is I don't spend time up stairs. My bedroom, my kitchen, my office all in the red zone right now. (i mean blue, ice blue) I'm wearing my ski parka right now as I type. Where are you furnace guys. Don't you know I'm freezing? Please come, before I have to take matters into my own hands........that could be bad. If you see smoke coming out the windows, don't be alarmed......

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Favorite Salsa

let me first just say that this salsa can in no way replace my dads recipe. for those of you who have had it, you know what i'm taking about. he makes the best homemade salsa ever. problem is, i can't duplicate it. believe me I've tried. it never turns out right, never turns out quite the same. i've had lessons. frustrates me, probably frustrates my dad. i'd all but given up. then i came across this recipe from "the pioneer woman". really like her recipes. so i decided to try it. it's good. yummy. get up in the middle of the night to sneak it, that good. And best of all it calls for canned tomatoes. you can't tell one bit. i hate store bought tomatoes. so unless there garden grown, i'd just soon skip them. try it, i think you'll like it.

Restaurant style Salsa

1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
¼ cups Chopped Onion
1 clove Garlic, Minced
1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin
¼ teaspoons Sugar
¼ teaspoons Salt
¼ teaspoons Ground Cumin
½ cups Cilantro (more To Taste!)
½ whole Lime Juice

Preparation Instructions:

Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like—I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. (make sure you do this step. it takes a while for the flavors to marinate.)