Saturday, April 4, 2009



I have to say I'm pretty damn proud of this photo. I have been needing a "B is for Bee" flashcard for The Flashcard Zoo and have been waiting with bated breath for my shrubs to bloom so I could attempt one. Let me just say, bees are NOT easy to take pictures of. They are NEVER still....darting and crawling all over the place. It took me about 20 shots to get this one good one. Not to mention that I was shooting this with wasps and bees swarming all around my head. I tell ya...the things we will do for money.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009



I was in the bathroom with the clippers de-sasquatching when DH walked in. He stopped dead in his tracks and asked, "Wow. What's the occasion?" It's spring, honey. That means I have to start mowing again. He offered to bring in the self-propelled Snapper. I offered to insert my electric razor in his....

And I tried my best to come up with some witty April Fool's post, but I'm hopped up on Aleve and Mucinex right now and suffering from the perpetual virus that seems to come with preschool. I guess I could have told you I painted my toenails after I shaved my legs. That would have been a riot. Oh, well. Maybe someone else will rock your world today with some hideously funny April Fool's post. Me? I'm just gonna go have some of left-over chicken and dumplings and fall into the bed.

And since you're here, check out my shiney new product pics at The Flashcard Zoo Store!

Monday, March 30, 2009



Yep, we have sickies in the house AGAIN. Poor Munchkin has a fever and runny, stopped up nose AGAIN! He's so miserable and the only thing he will eat when he is miserable is my special sickie recipe for Chicken and Dumplings. So that's what we're a havin' tonight.


4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 tbsp butter (optional)
1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth.
2 (10.75 ounce) cans reduced fat, low sodium condensed cream of chicken soup
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large can refridgerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces.

1. Place the chicken, butter, soup, chicken broth and onion in a large pot on the stove-top or in a slowcooker. Add enough water to cover chicken.

2. For crockpot cooking, cover and cook for 5 to 6 hours on high. For stove-top cooking, cover and cook for 5 to 6 hours on med-low.

3. 30 minutes before serving, open your canned biscuit dough, tear into small pieces and drop in the pot. Cover and cook WITHOUT STIRRING until the dough is no longer raw in the center (about 30 minutes).