Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Musical Journey Challenge


My bloggy friend Jenn over at Quirky Pickings is hosting a song challenge and I am in love with it. For her this will be a daily challenge that she will post about for thirty days. I really wanted to play along but I also know that I have a hard time with a daily posts (call me flaky lol), so the way I am going to play is to post all of my answers in one big post. But you really should go check out Jenn’s blog and join in the fun!!

I love music and have it on in my house all day. Many of these answers would change daily or depending on my mood it could change several times a day ha ha. So these are my answers for now :)

day one-

favorite song   Carrie Underwood – Last Name

day two –

least favorite song  Train – If it’s love (I don’t know why it rubs me wrong lol)

day three –

a song that makes you happy Michael Buble – Haven’t met you yet

day four –

a song that makes you sad Kenny Chesney - Don’t Blink (it makes me remember how fast time is going by and how big my son is getting)

day five –

a song that reminds you of someone Emerson Drive  - Moments (my husband played this for me the first time I heard it and I will never forget the look it put in his eyes)

day six –

a song that reminds of you of somewhere LMFAO – I’m in Miami (I will never hear this song without thinking of Vegas with you Brandi)

day seven –

a song that reminds you of a certain event Elvis – Love me tender (I can hear my Grandpa’s voice singing this to my Grandma at their 50th anniversary party)

day eight –

a song to which you know all the words Eminem – loose yourself (ok to be honest remembering songs is almost as easy as breathing to me but I thought this one would make you laugh because it’s true)

day nine –

a song to which you can dance J-lo – Lets get loud (I know I know so silly but I can’t help it this one makes me move)

day ten –

a song that makes you fall asleep Imogen Heap – Hide and seek (I really mean this in a good way this is a song that calms me down and lulls me)

day eleven –

a song from your favorite band Black Eyed Peas – I got a feeling

day twelve –

a song from a band you hate Johnny Horton – Battle of New Orleans (I can honestly say that I love all kinds of music but twangy country is probably my least favorite, sorry love)

day thirteen –

a song that is a guilty pleasure Britney Spears – Toxic (don’t roll your eyes you love it to right?)

day fourteen –

a song that no one would expect you to love It may surprise some people to know that I love everything from Phantom of the Opera, Carrie Underwood, Eminem, Frank Sinatra, and Dixie Chicks to Trapt.

day fifteen –

a song that describes you Colbie Caillat - Lucky

day sixteen –

a song that you used to love but now hate Fergie – Glamorous (I mean I wouldn’t say hate but how did I use to really like this one so much?)

day seventeen –

a song that you hear often on the radio Owl City - Firefly

day eighteen –

a song that you wish you heard on the radio Anything by Michael Buble

day nineteen –

a song from your favorite album Carrie Underwood –Wasted – from the Some Hearts album

day twenty –

a song that you listen to when you’re angry Evanescence – Bring me to life

day twenty-one –

a song that you listen to when you’re happy Corinne Bailey Rae – Put your records on

day twenty-two –

a song that you listen to when you’re sad Anna Nalick – Breathe (It calms me down)

day twenty-three –

a song that you want to play at your wedding (Well since we pulled a fast one and eloped we didn’t have “a song” for our wedding but this would have been a good one) Nat King Cole - Unforgettable

day twenty-four –

a song that you want to play at your funeral Alabama – Angels among us (I love the version with lots of kids singing along)

day twenty-five –

a song that makes you laugh BKaty Perry – California Gurls

day twenty-six –

a song that you can play on an instrument Tim McGraw – Don’t take the girl (I used to be able to play most of this on the piano)

day twenty-seven –

a song that you wish you could play (anything really ha ha but I love the piano intro to…) Lady Antebellum – I need you now

day twenty-eight –

a song that makes you feel guilty Che’nelle –I fell in love with a DJ (I know I am a dork, I don’t know if this makes me feel guilty but it’s just a dumb song that cracks me up)

day twenty-nine –

a song from your childhood (I don’t know if it would be considered my childhood but these two songs make me think of times back in the day :) House of Pain – Jump around and Ugly Kid Joe – Everything about you

day thirty –

favorite song at this time last year Taylor Swift – Love story

I hope you had fun going on my musical journey, do you feel like you know me better?  Let me know if you play along I want to see your list or you can post daily with Jenn!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Box of Bagels

This was almost as fun to deliver as the flowers. Everyone loved them!! I was able to get a great price on these packs from a local bagel shop and they provided everything that you see inside.

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The square tag was placed on the box by the bagel shop with their information and the rest was my attempt to dress up the box :) The round tag I made said the name of the doctor that I work for.

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Wouldn’t it be fun to bring these to a friend that had a house full of summer company? (I was thinking of you Janna lol)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Painting Project

We decided to paint outside the other day and the rules were that we could only use things we found in nature to use as our paint brushes :0) Sticks, leaves, weeds, grass….you get the idea!!!

IMG_8496I thought he would love this, and I think he did for the entire ten minutes that it held his attention until a grasshopper came by and he HAD to chase after it lol.  That didn’t stop me from having fun ha ha.


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Zip lock baggie Ice cream

It is finally getting warm enough around here to make a cold treat. So I decided to make my son work for it lol. Have you ever done this? I was shocked at how well it turned out.

You will need a large zip lock and a smaller one. First in the small one mix:      

1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)

1 Tbs sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla

Seal the small bag well…..Now fill the large zip lock 3/4 of the way with ice and 6 Tbs of rock salt then place the smaller zip lock on top of the ice. Next seal the large bag and get your kid to start shaking the bag.





After about 15 minutes we had this and guess what it actually tasted really good! I am sure you could add all sorts of flavoring and toppings but this time around we kept it simple :)




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Friday, July 02, 2010

Extra Sugary Sugar Cookies

I saw this amazing idea for adding color to regular sugar at Homemade Mamas and I couldn’t wait for an excuse to mix some up.

You use regular sugar and put it in a zip lock then add a few drops of food coloring…..


Next shake it and squish it around to disperse the color…….


After the color is mixed well dump the sugar out on parchment paper to dry out….. (Did you know you could do this? I love it)

IMG_8540 But the fun can’t end here right?! Now you have to make sugar cookies and use the sugar to decorate them.

IMG_8548 Do you have big plans for the 4th? Well tomorrow is my birthday so I have a good excuse to eat a bunch of these cookies and be lazy lol. And then Sunday we plan to have a BBQ with our own little fire works display. Have a fun and safe weekend!