Sunday, November 28, 2010

Meeting a Blogger Friend~FINALLY!

When I knew my son and I were heading to Boise, there was NO way I was going and not getting to meet my friend Catie.

 You see, Catie and I met blogging over 2 years ago, we have emailed and commented, but until my trip was booked had never even talked on the phone.  When Catie found out I was coming she offered for Powell and I to stay with her and her family.  I truly felt as if I have known Catie for years, and so my answer was a resounding "YES"!

Getting off the airplane and seeing Catie and her children waiting for Powell and I was like getting to see an old friend...we hugged as if it had been years (2 in fact :)

After our BSU tour, Catie picked us up and we headed back to her house. 
We laughed, chatted, and caught up with each others lives.

On Saturday, we headed to Powell's Sweet Shoppe...seems like the perfect destination for an aspiring dentist...don't ya think??

After that we had lunch and went to Catie's favorite thrift store.  Catie always finds the BEST stuff there, so I was so excited to see what treasures I could find!

(we took these pics in the thrift store because we had a group of friend holding their breath WAITING for pics of us together:)

Later in the day we went for a walk to visit the ducks.  Catie found 2 abandoned duck eggs during the spring, took them home, hatched them, raised them, and released them back to the ponds where she found them.  I have seen video and heard stories of how Pip and Papito KNOW Catie when she gets to the ponds...but to see it in person was so 

(even Powell had to see this in person, and he could NOT believe it!)

We had such a fun relaxing visit...Catie and her family made us feel so welcome in their home...
(Marian, Emily, Powell and Ned) 

I know that if Powell ends up going to BSU, I will not have to worry one bit about him, knowing that Catie is just a phone call away!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I am a little obsessed with.....


I know if these were on my bookshelf I would definitely read each of these classics!

I have seen these at Anthropologie...but Amazon's price is terrific!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shutterfly Promotion for Bloggers!!

  I used to be one of those people, that HAND MADE all of my cards...while I love a handmade card, the time and expense got to be a little too much.
Over the past few years the look of the photo card has changed as paper has taken a step aside, and cards printed on stationary quality cardstock have moved in...and I LOVE this trend.  I think it really makes for a classy holiday card.

I have been scouring the sites looking for a design for our Christmas cards this year and found
Shutterfly has some great choices for Christmas Cards...AND right now they have a special promotion for Bloggers!

If you sign up and create a blog post they will give you 50 free cards!  There are so many great choices...from simple and elegant, to fun and whimisical...I am sure you will find a style perfect for your Holiday cards too!!

Here are some of my favorites....

So...head on over to Shutterfly and sign up!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Book Tree

Love this!!
I will be digging through my bookshelves looking for the books to make this!
(Catie...this is screaming your name!)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Do You Ever??

Make Egg and Potato Burritos for dinner?

Growing up my Mom made these for us all the time!  I remember even taking them in my lunch to school :)

My fondest memory though, was growing up in California and going to a Dodgers Mom would make a big batch of these (she would add in sausage or bacon too), wrap them in foil, and we would take them to the game.  I never cared if we bought food from the concessions stand when we had these...who would??

Everyone in my family now loves them too!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Now this is {repurposing}...LOVE

??Got Pallets??
Stumbled across this on another blog...
I LOVE this cool
it is from HERE

{jelly roll pans function as drawers!}