Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This time, Hawks come up one goal short

 I was up late watching game 7 Hawks & Canucks . I am so disappointed that we did not win . I thought for sure we were going to come back and win.Still love my Hawks . We always have next year. Time to cheer on the Bulls.

This time, Hawks come up one goal short

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Post it note Tuesday

Only Parent Chronicles


It is cold, rainy, and a gloomy day here.Mother Nature was teasing us a few weeks ago with that 80 degree day. I want it back!!!I decided to make a fruit salad because, it makes me think of summer and warm weather.Really easy and yummy!
Fruit salad 
1 cup halved green seedless grapes
1 cup quartered strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/4 cup unsalted pistachios toasted u can also use almonds toasted .

Toss grapes, strawberries and blueberries with sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in lime juice, and poppy seeds. Let sit at room temperature for at least 1/2 an hour. Garnish with pistachios and serve.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Look what I made

I was feeling crafty this weekend .I brought ot some of my older favorite stamp sets . I love these little chickie's.
Thank you card

 I also  made these cute little bunnies this weekend .I got this idea from a fellow SCS.

I bought the little flower pots at the Target $1 section . I brought out my paper punches circle, oval, square and heart to make the bunnies . I  then added a pom pom tail and google eyes.Last i tied a ribbon on with a Happy Easter tag. I hope the friends i made these for will like them.


Side view with pom pom tail 

top view w/ Easter tag

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter decorations

I can't believe it is almost Easter .I thought i would share a few pics. of my Easter decorations with you.

 one of my easter bunny cookie jars sits on kitchen island.  
The Easter beagle and his sidekick Woodstock. 
my little Easter tree filled with Hallmark ornaments.

One of my favorite oranaments pork and beans .   

Garland arcoss my mantle.  
Close up of garland and bunnies on mantle.This grass i bought at Hobby Lobby it looks like real grass.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rice Krispie Easter Treats

I made some Yummy Rich Krispie Treats that know will be gone by the end of the day. It is the traditional Rice Krispie treat  recipe . I sprayed a muffin tin  and put the Krispies in to make a bird nest . I then used edible Easter  grass. ( bought this at Target)  . My boys don't like coconut so this worked great . I then  put some jelly beans in the nest  and added a Peeps Chick on top .

 Rice Krispie  Easter Treats
edible grass in blue 

Monday, April 11, 2011


We had great weather here this weekend .Was able to get some yard work done.

Tulips are coming up.
Tree is getting ready to bloom.

Jax my pup enjoying the great weather too.
Then headed out on a motorcylce ride with my Glenie.

.Next stop Starved Rock. 

 Being  silly .
Last stop Fat Daddys for some great burgers .YUM!

Monday, April 4, 2011

My weekend

Hope everyone had a great weekend . My was busy . Worked on a few Easter projects.
What you need 
Finished product.
Ingredients in the Jar:

Reduce 1 sleeve graham crackers (approx 1 1/3 c.)to crumbs and layer 2/3 of the crumbs in a 1 qt. jar.
Place 8 marshmallow bunny peeps standing up, facing out around the inside of the jar pressing them against the glass, but don’t squash them.
Carefully, spoon remaining crumbs in the center of the jar to support the bunnies, pressing down to keep it snug.
On top of this pour 1 ½ c. Easter M&M’s.
Spoon 1/3 c. br. Sugar into center of M&M’s gently pressing with a spoon.
Decorate the lid of the jar however you please…tie curly ribbons around the neck of the jar.

Directions: Empty the jar contents into a bowl. Snip the bunnies into bits with kitchen sheers or cut up with a knife. Return the bunny bits to the mixture and mix well. Melt ½ c. butter, add 1 t. vanilla. Pour this over the dry ingredients, mixing well. Pat into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
*Option: leave the bunnies whole; combine remaining ingredients and place the bunnies on top; then bake as directed
I  print this out and put on the tag hanging from the jar.

Also did these made a bunch for kids at church.

Holiday S’mores
Place cracker on a plate than
top with peep and chocolate
bar. Microwave a few seconds
until the chocolate bar and peep
are melted. Top with other cracker.

Saturday night went to Chicago to see my husbands  band play. They played at Dick's Last Resort.
If you are ever in the area check it out . It is a great time.
Some girls decided to get on stage and sing with the band.

Phil and Glen doing what the love to do best.
Sunday was family pizza night
Christian decided to act like he was taking a bite out of the pizza .

It was a busy fun weekend .