Monday, February 6, 2012

this and that

Good Monday Morning to ya!  

It is freezing cold here, but we are glad.  Don't get me wrong we love to be outside playing, but we need some winter.  I hope we get more winter weather to get rid of all the buggy bugs.

The kiddos are safe at school and I am doing things kid free around the house.  It is clean sheets day and I am getting the weekend laundry done.  I'm helping a few ladies with Thirty-One orders and also ...  I am mailing Thirty-One NEW SPRING catalogs later today, so if you want one let me know.  I will be happy to get one in the mail to you this afternoon.  

If you want to see the new catalog online just visit my Thirty-One website

Let me just say I love my Dyson vacuum cleaner.  Gary and I have gone though so many $100 vacuum cleaners in our marriage.  I can't even count them all.  We bought a Dyson after Hayden was born and I have loved it.  Sadly it has been cranky lately.  It hasn't been performing like it did when we first bought it.  This morning I called Dyson customer support.  WOW!  They are amazing.  We did several things to my machine and now it seems to be working so much better.  The true test will come tomorrow after the filters have dried.  I'm hoping my Dyson Animal will be working good as new soon!

Yesterday was a fun day for our little family.  The kids were so excited about Super Bowl Sunday.  They loved saying up a tad later to watch some football and commercials.  Layla was especially happy to see all the commercials with dogs.  We also made tons of snacks and ate too much food all afternoon long.  

Sadly we all ate so much guacamole we weren't really hungry for the buffalo chicken bites we were planning on making.

AND...the bread we made was not good.

I baked a home made loaf of bread and we cut it apart and poured goodness into it, but it wasn't good. 

I will not give up though....

I will make this recipe better.  Hopefully I will share my version soon.  Gary and I haven't really been eating that much bread since we are both counting calories.  I have to say I was very disappointed that this didn't turn out.  I have been so ready for some good bread.  Oh well.  Like I said, we will try again soon.

The other part of the day that was fun yesterday was creating the kids Valentine boxes.  I can't wait to share them with you!  Layla also addressed all the cards for her classmates.  She had a fun time picking out Valentines for her friends and Hayden had fun pretending he can write as good as his big sissy!  And since we mentioned sissy...

Layla has a recent obsession with having me put her hair into a bun.  It really isn't that awesome of a bun  because she doesn't really have enough hair.  It falls into a pony tail really quickly,  BUT she loves it.  She said she wanted her hair to look like mine.  She also mentioned her teacher at school, Mrs. Aslin, sometimes wears a bun in her hair and she thinks it looks so cute.  We are so blessed Layla has an amazing teacher.  I am thankful for the amazing role models Layla has/had in her teachers.  Layla still talks about her kindergarten teacher.  We are blessed!

Have a great day!


Kelli said...

I love productive days and it sounds like you are having just that! I love the new catalog. My dream is to one day own a Dyson...I've heard wonderful things. Hope yours gets back to normal :) Super Bowl Sunday was fun at our house too...I made buffalo chicken dip and a cookie dough dip and then Rondell had a sub too. I have seen that bread in so many places...I'm sorry it didn't turn out for you. If anyone can get it right it's you and Gary :)

Kelli W said...

My boys were really excited about football too even though they only got to see the first half:) Those stuffed breads always look so yummy, but I have wondered if the stuff actually gets down into the bread like they make it look. I saw them make it on Rachael Ray and she looked like she was having the hardest time getting the stuff between the pieces. I can't wait to see your kiddos' Valentine boxes. My boys have to take them to school this year too...but I think we may be lazy and use ones from previous years:)

Jillian said...

I love that she wants a bun! Girls are so much fun!!

Traci said...

It's cooler here too today. Our high is in the 60's. I, for one, am thrilled to death that it's not colder! My azaleas are even blooming. Don't you hate when you've been looking forward to something & then it doesn't turn out? We ate too much awesome stuff yesterday. Way too much!

Heather Fox said...

Isn't Dyson customer service amazing?? I always dread calling them, and then once I get off the phone I always wonder why I was so concerned. HAHA

Bummer about the bread, that is the worst.

I tagged you for a little fun game on my blog if you are interested.

I cannot wait to see the boxes! Elizabeth's teacher and I have been having daily convos about what we were going to do for theirs!

Red Stethoscope said...

I love my Dyson too! I agree that I was just wasting money on vacuum cleaner replacements every 2-3 years. I felt guilty at first, because students aren't supposed to have nice things (or something), but seriously, the amount of money I was wasting before was more than the cost of that Dyson! (And, my mom bought it on her Macy's card, so I got 20% off, which was significant.)

Meant to be a mom said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. I loved making valentines day boxes and look forward to doing them with my kids when they get a little older :)
Dyson vacuum? I've heard a lot about them but never gone to look. We really need a new vacuum I will keep this one in mind.