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My Super Awesome Mug

Posted on October 29, 2014 by under Projects.    

Did I ever show you guys some pictures of the super awesome mug that I painted at Color Me Mine a few weeks ago?




I was a little worried about how it would turn out because it didn’t look like much when I was painting it. It didn’t look quite right and I had to erase some mess ups which I didn’t successfully get to disappear. However, they’re not noticeable now.

Also, if you think the rim is weird, it’s because I meant for the outside to be red and the inside to be gray. However, I couldn’t get the rim straight enough. Each time I tried to make my line straighter, it would only get more crooked. I kept trying to fix it and painted red deeper and deeper into the inside of the mug. I finally had to just force myself to stop otherwise I would have painted the inside red as well. LOL.

The painting process strained my anal retentive OCD tendencies but I am thrilled with the finished product. I can’t wait to go back and make a mug for Brian. I’m thinking of making one for grandma also. I’m so hooked that everyone might just get a personal creation from me for Christmas.

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Molly, Our Perverse Little Angel

Posted on October 26, 2014 by under Babies.    


She looks so sweet but she has a couple of really weird habits. One is that she cannot eat over her bowl. She picks up food from her bowl, walks a little ways before dropping the food on the carpet, and then she eats off the carpet. This makes for interesting textures on the floor when you’re walking around barefoot.

And then there is this other thing that she does:

It’s kind of weird but I’ve been told it’s quite normal. It’s a way for her to show dominance. She’s always done it and would even mount Jesus, one of our cats back when we had cats. She couldn’t do it to Felix or Oscar because they wouldn’t let her get away with it. Jesus was so passive that he wouldn’t even flinch.

Anyway, I’m not sure how this got started but she’s always done it. I suppose we’ve not done a very good job of discouraging it because we’d just laugh it off so now, even at the ripe old age of 48 (technically she’s 48 because she’s 8 years old), she still does it.

I’d been reading up on this behavior and it seems like the main reason she does it is probably boredom. Brian and I are both at work all day. And, though Brian does a good job of coming home for lunch to let Molly out, I’m not sure that we give her as much exercise and attention as she needs.

I’m going to see if walking her and playing with her more will curb the habit but I’m thinking that it’s probably too late to change her behavior at this point. I mean, she’s pretty much an old lady. Oh, well.

BTW, here are some more adorable pictures of Molly:


Brian and Molly, sleeping.


She’s always napping, even in broad daylight.

She can sleep even in the most awkward of positions.

See what I mean?


Bunny ears!

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My Favorite Time of Year is Here

Posted on October 26, 2014 by under Family, Toys.    

Fall is my favorite time of year not just because my birthday falls during this season and I milk every stinking second of it and force everyone to be nice to me, but because the weather is absolutely perfect. It’s neither too hot nor too cold and the foliage begins to change colors. It’s probably prettier in New England but, even in Kansas, Fall is breathtaking. I love Fall!

We had some fantastic weather this weekend so we took advantage of it and drove around in Alex, the newest member of our household fleet.


Grandma was super excited to ride in Alex yesterday citing that it’s her first time riding in a convertible in all of her 92 years. Brian was like, “Had I known she we be so excited to ride in a convertible I would have gotten one years ago.”

Alex is definitely flashier than Bebot but to me, a car is a car. I actually still prefer driving around in Bebot so I’ve only driven Alex a couple of times. Brian gets to drive Alex a lot more than I do even though Alex is technically my birthday present.

I know, I know. My new Frye boots and my new iPhone were supposed to be my birthday presents but I’m milking this birthday thing, remember?

Anyway, since we haven’t given Brian’s truck to his dad yet (we promised Jenni that we would help her move so we’re hanging on to the truck until then) I’m either driving the truck or Bebot. Mostly because Bebot has great gas mileage.

My little sister Nickira noticed Alex in garage last week when we came home to say hi to Brian after spending the afternoon at the Wichita Art Museum and the Keeper of the Plains. She was curious about the new vehicle because she hadn’t seen it before and wanted to know whose it was. After she found out it was mine, she wanted to ride in it. It’s amazing to me how a ten year old can tell the difference between cars and know that one is better than the other. I suppose Bebot can’t transform into a convertible but the top was up on Alex the first time she saw the car parked in the garage yet it still intrigued her. Maybe it’s mostly that she hadn’t seen it before? Whatever the case may be, I found her reaction to Alex quite interesting.

Here are some more pictures of Alex. Enjoy!

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Yes, I Caved and Joined the Other Team

Posted on October 19, 2014 by under Toys.    

Up until a few weeks ago I was a loyal Samsung Galaxy user. I finally caved and switched when the iPhone 6 was released. The timing was just so perfect. They released the phones right before my birthday month. I couldn’t pass it up.

I opted for the smaller iPhone 6 rather than the iPhone 6 Plus but I saw this hilarious post from the Onion some time ago and I just have to share it. If you still cannot decide between the two phones, here’s all you need to know.

There are significant differences in the way the two phones work, but everything that I could do on my Samsung Galaxy I can do on my iPhone and then some. I had an older Galaxy phone so my the new phone actually has even more features. I’m still trying to get used to my new phone and learn everything that it can do, though.

I’ve had my phone about a month but I still find myself trying to hit a non-existent back button, trying to save screen captures by sliding the side of my hand across the screen, swiping down to turn my wi-fi and bluetooth on instead of swiping up, etc. Old habits are hard to break, I guess.

I do love my new phone, though. My favorite part is how Brian’s beautiful face fills the screen every time he calls me.


I love this man so much, with or without the awesome birthday presents. 😉

(Oh and, as you can tell, I figured out how make screen shots.)

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My First Time at Roller City

Posted on October 13, 2014 by under Food and Drink, Things to Do.    


Kira wanted to go skating so we took her to Roller City on Saturday. I don’t know how to skate so Brian went with us.


I’m so glad he did because he was able to skate with Kira while I clung to the walls for dear life. Brian used to be a floor guard so he can skate forwards and backwards. I, on the other hand, never learned how and can barely stay on my feet.


Here are a couple of videos of Kira and Brian skating.

Brian showing off his skating prowess.

Saturday was my first time at Roller City and it was Kira’s first time at Ziggy’s Pizza, my favorite pizza joint.


We got to experience a couple of firsts together.


We had the all meat pizza and wings.


The barbecue chicken wings were yummy!


Everything was delicious as always.


The root beer float was the best part. It came in chilled glass goblet bigger than Kira’s head. Brian and I agreed we would go back just for the root beer float.


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We had an awesome outing overall. No broken bones except for the ones that were in the chicken wings. LOL.

Ziggy’s Pizza is the perfect end to any outing. Even if I took some tumbles at the skating rink, the amazing food at Ziggy’s would have made it all better. Their food is not just delicious. It’s magical. If you’ve never been to Ziggy’s, I highly recommend it. Their $13 pizzas are more than enough to feed three people so it’s a great value. It’s a fantastic dinner option that won’t break the bank. I’m just glad we don’t live any closer or we’d be there every night.

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