what else is new…

January 26, 2009

Check out the scale giveaway on Roni’s Weight Loss Blog! I can win an Affordable Food Scale from Eat Smart and so can you! Click here for contest details!


small changes

January 19, 2009


I decided to get bangs today. It was something I really needed–a small change that makes my current situation more exciting. It goes in the same category as rearranging the furniture in my room and cleaning out a cluttered closet (check, and check!).


January 18, 2009


I made the BEST cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning and I thought I would share the recipe with all.

I found it here but I tweaked it a little and I have a few pointers that helped:

  • I double the called amount of instant vanilla pudding mix. I read that in the reviews and it was good.
  • For step 1, I don’t have a bread machine, so I just combine all of the ingredients in step one and let the dough sit in an empty unheated oven (or any room-temp place) for like 20 minutes.
  • For step 3, when it says “let dough rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes”, mine didn’t really double or rise much at all. I still do what the recipe says and give them the chance to rise but they never really did. Don’t worry because when they cook, they rise a ton and are INCREDIBLE!
  • Keep an eye on them and don’t cook them too long or they get dry. Mine even *looked* a little undercooked, but weren’t.

I wish I could take credit for this recipe. However, my efforts did not go unnoticed. I think Collin might have hugged me out of gratitude.

New pup

January 3, 2009

We got a new Maltese puppy.

I swear I am not one of those “dog people”. I don’t think dogs are the same as humans, I don’t take Christmas card photos with dogs, and I believe it is morally wrong to put a dog–or any other animal–in clothes. But, who can resist that face?




She fell asleep on the remote control. Then, she fell asleep in the hood of my sweatshirt.

Carson’s Kitchen

January 2, 2009

Adri and Carson wanted to make a cooking show. Then, after realizing the cool stuff I could do to edit it, we got a little carried away. We added the other kids and even the dog. Then we added commercials and a blooper reel. This is easily one of the highlights from this holiday. I hope you like it!