Saturday, July 31, 2010

book shopping: young adult reads

I am just tickled that they have made a movie out of one of my favorite books growing up, "Ramona & Beezus".  I just loved to read growing up and I remember many summers with a Beverly Cleary book in my hand.  It got me thinking of some of my other favorite young adult reads.  Growing up in the 90's we may not have had hogwarts or vampires, but we did have some fun reads.

Just a few of my favorites...I'd love to hear yours too.

The Babysitter's Club- was it just me or did anyone else dream of having their own babysitters club?  I loved these books, so fun!

Roald Dahl- I had a teacher who was a huge Dahl fan, so by the end of the school year I think I had read them all...Jams and the Giant Peach, Matilda, got to love them.

Judy Blume- one word Fudge.  Hands down my favorite series of hers.

The Sierra Jensen Series- loved this Christian series.  I had a friend who loved this series too so we'd swap them around.

Little House- classic. I can't have a list without adding Little House to it.

American Girl Doll Series- hands down my favorite series growing up...this was way back when there was just a few dolls and no super cool stores to visit (so jealous of kids today).  Samantha was my favorite and I still have her loving packed away :-)

I should add, in case your wondering, Sweet Valley High didn't make my list because...wait for it...I never read it.  Can you believe it?  Don't know how, just never picked one up.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

peachy keen cupcakes

i blame this recipe on my latest obsession with "cupcake wars" & "dc cupcakes".
they made me very hungry for cupcakes and i happened to have some peaches lying around that looked oh so delicious so i came up with this recipe. 
i just had to share.

* the topping on the cupcake is a dried peach from {think fruit}.  i'm addicted...they are amazing.  they come in single serving packages and they're only 140 calories.  it's like candy.  i buy mine from and i think they're still on sale right now.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

a delivery

Do you want to guess what showed up at my door this week?

A bright red kayak! 

Boy's been wanting a kayak to have out at the lake.  I agreed because the upper arms could use a little toning and when he showed me a picture of it's red cuteness and the cup holder feature I was all game.  I'm an easy sell.

So he ordered it, and did you know that amazon's free shipping includes such items as kayaks?  Yes ma'am it does.  Your welcome for that bit of information.   So, Wednesday the door bell rang and a man and giant truck greet me.

"Gotta a boat to deliver".

"Um yeah a kayak."


Dude be a little more enthusiastic when you deliver your kayaks.  My hubs has been counting down the days until this thing showed up.

I thought it might show up in a box.  It did not.  And if I knew that I might not have picked a delivery time when all the neighborhood was here to witness our kayak delivery.  A little embarrassing trying to shove it through the front door.  Some people have front loads delivered we have kayaks.  Whatever.

But it made it.  And you can no longer enter the front door without tripping on a kayak, but that's okay cause once it's at the lake this girls gonna have some seriously toned arms.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

hello my name isn't

I've got nothing.

I'm in a bloggy funk.  I get them every now and then where there's just nothing exciting to share.  The excitement of my day has been discovering I hit with my car a paint can and it spilled over and now displays a lovely reminder in the garage.  Oops.

In my ladies church group we used to do funny ice breakers and they were always so clever.  Sooo... bear with me cause I'm rolling on nothing...I thought it would be fun to do one on the blog.  I'm so grateful anyone even reads this thing and if you haven't commented before I'd love for you too now even if it's just to say hey or tell me I watch too much tv. 

So, the ice breaker is "hello, my name isn't ______" .  Tell me a name you wish you had, glad you don't have or a funny story involving a name.

I'll start...Hello, my name isn't Lynn.  I actually did a post on this forever ago, but to make a long story short for years we had this sweet elderly woman call our house and ask for Lynn.  Her name was Judith and she'd call sometimes once a day for a week straight looking for Lynn.  Bless her heart she kept hitting one wrong number so boy and I would politely tell her to try it again and make sure she hit the right one.  I haven't heard from her in months now and I'm a little sad not hearing from Miss Judith.

Also, my name isn't girl, it's Megan, but everyone calls me Meg in case you were wondering :-)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

things that...

made me {happy}: a beautiful day and that dinner is already made.  hello leftovers.

made me {sad}: i may be the only person that can manage to shed tears while watching ESPN.  oh how i love the ESPY's they make me laugh and last night seth was hilarious, but the courage award gets me every stinking time.  the tears I tell you.

made me {laugh}: this e-mail with a bunch of random classified ads.  this one was my fav.
Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition. $1,000 or best offer No longer needed,
 Got married last month. Wife knows everything

made me {wonder}: why it's 3 in the afternoon and I'm still in my pj's.

made me {grateful}: a hubby that i love more and more each day.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

barky fife

When pug isn't busy with his secretarial work, he's on pug patrol in our backyard.  I need to make it clear that this is a job he elected for himself and one that I'm pretty sure the whole neighborhood wouldn't mind if he stepped down from.

Yesterday we heard pug begin his crazy bark.  This crazy bark can be heard when a blade of grass moves too close to pug or even when he just likes to hear the sound of his own bark.  We gave him a minute then boy went outside to find pug had indeed caught an intruder.

Said intruder.

Inspecting said intruder.  I wonder if {Mall Cops} would hire him?

It's a tough and dangerous job, but someones got to do it.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

and the store for the brave

I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend.  We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.  On Sunday evening we headed over to some friend's house.  They have quite a bit of land and a few fearless teenagers, so combine that with a ridiculously large supply of fireworks and you have yourself a spectacular show.  It was such a blast and we were so grateful that the weather was just perfect.

Then on on our way home we we were heading right past a Wally World and I asked boy if he'd mind if I just swung in real quick because our pop-tart supply was dangerously low, but what I really meant was "hey do mine pushing my cart around for me and keeping me company in Wally World while I grab a week's worth of groceries like a mad woman".  Bless his heart. 

And to my utter disbelief I discovered that Wally World can actually be an enjoyable and tranquil experience.  Go figure.  Some may say even a trip to the spa.  If your spa is lined with a ginormous amount of NASCAR paraphernalia.  My awestruck discovery that Wally World is the place to be at 11:35 on the 4th of July almost made us stand next to the sticker greeter and belt out the Star-Spangled Banner.


Saturday, July 3, 2010

{happy 4th of july}

"o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave"

wishing everyone a safe & wonderful 4th of july weekend!