Thursday, February 19, 2015



 { pretty }

You may have seen these two on FB: my bookends, my twinsies, my two, precious girls. They both cut off their super-long hair in the same week, and Meg's new glasses really brought out the resemblance!

  { happy }

I couldn't handle going to another AHG meeting in my uniform khakis with the wide, nondescript, unflattering legs. So, I "skinnified" them in about 20 mins. Tutorials abound via the interwebs, but it's simply a matter of turning them inside out, marking the width of the ankle, and drawing a line all the way up. Stitch. I also took out one fold of the hem to make them longer. Why did I wait so long to do this?

 { funny }

 Looking in the freezer earlier this week, I saw that we had a container of potato-leek soup which would do nicely for Ash Wednesday supper. I pulled it out and put it on the counter yesterday, and thought it must be the more recently eaten Cheese Velout√© (since I didn't see any lumps of potato or green leeks). In my last mintue reheating, I tasted it to see how warm it was, and imagine my surprise at finding out it was really leftover frosting from Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls! Yummy, but not exactly dinner after a long day of fasting!

Fortunately, I had a lone can of black beans that I spiced up and served with cheesy tortillas broiled in the oven and a salad. Starvation averted.

Label your leftovers, folks! :-)

{ real }

Out shopping for Valentines, I found a Spicy Shelf. And I love myself so much I bought it!  

Because this:

It made me crazy. Every. Day.

There was room for only one in my cabinet (because I couldn't move the other shelf!), so I have another Spicy Shelf awaiting a home (what riches!). Life changing, you guys. It's not all matchy-matchy spices on the shelf, but it's so beautiful and so much easier to find what I need, take it out and put it back! 

Linking up with the lovely mothers and daughters at LMLD.


  1. OH, I love your spicy shelf! It looks fantastic!

    1. Thanks! I do, too! It not only looks better, but it's so easy to find what I need!

  2. Oh my, I love your "funny"! I could absolutely see myself doing that. I'm really bad about labeling what I freeze.

    1. You know, I always think I'll remember, and then I don't. You'd think I would learn!

  3. Ha! No, the PW's frosting, while delicious, is not exactly Lenten...

  4. Good to hear from you! I can't believe how much your girls look alike! Funny they part their hair on opposite sides.:-)

    I love that spice jar organizer. I have a riser thingy, which is great for cramming lots in, but I can never see what's on each "step."

    1. Those pics crack me up---both of them making the same face with the head tilt. :-D

      Yes, the Spicy Shelf is a game changer. So much easier.xo

  5. I know Dwija of "House Unseen" has instructions for skinnying pants in her blog archives. Skinny pants just don't work with my figure.

    1. My figure is not what it used to be, and maybe skinny jeans don't work on me, either. But neither do the shapeless ones. They're slim and can be worn tucked into boots, but they aren't skin tight, either. Win!

  6. omg...your girls look like twins!!! how cute!!!

    mystery dinner!!! how many times I've defrosted an aluminum foil wrapped hunk of 'meat' only to find we're eating cake for dinner!!! Frosting is a new one (only because I don't think I've ever frozen it!!!!) love it. my idea of living on the edge.


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