A 9th century chinese apology letter.
Translation: "Yesterday, having drunk too much, I was intoxicated as to pass all bounds; but none
"Maybe we got lost in translation, maybe I asked for too much and maybe this thing was a masterpiece 'til you tore it all up…" - Taylor Swift "All Too Well"
Things to make.
Bachelorette Party Drinking Game! I like the idea of all the bridesmaids getting drunk too, not just the bride!
going to the chapel
I am having way too much fun with all these ideas on Pinterest. My old 25 days of Christmas were stale. I'd been doing different versions for omg, 25 years now. I love having new material..I am such a kid!
Work-for-hire list of chores. I like the idea of having instructions with the check list, but I'd pay more for the chores. Feels a little too much like Cinderella - work all day for less than $3! lol
Lost in a Book
Prozac Quilt top by Hawghugger. "This quilt was way too much fun to make. No pattern, just a lot of sewing. Each block started out with the 3D flower and strips of fabric added till I liked each block. None of the blocks are the same size, therefore putting it together was tricky, but, it all worked out in the end.
THIS HAS GONE TOO FAR. SERIOUSLY. I WILL KILL YOU, RICK, IF YOU KILL OFF NICO, LEO, OR PERCY. YOU CAN KILL OFF JASON FOR ALL I CARE (sorry Jason lovers, but the others are much more important to me than him). BUT YOU SO MUCH AS TRY TO KILL OFF ANY OF THEM, I WILL KILL YOU. BEST YET, LET OCTAVIAN FINALLY SEE THE LIGHT AND SHUT THE DOORS HIMSELF SO NONE OF THE SEVEN HAFTA GO THROUGH THIS.
I love all of these... except maybe the lack of gift exchange. Giving presents is too much fun. :)
This is how God wants us to be! Some days I just wanna give up...I get tired of having to be that strong girl who never cries and who is always there for my friends. I love them but I sometimes care too much and become emotionally spent! Some days I just wanna be held by somebody and let out all the tears that I have had to hold back for so long and for so many people. God says to "break our hearts for what breaks his..."he never said it would b
This is obviously much too big and would be outrageous to maintain but I love the idea of a acrylic fish tank wall with an archway that you pass through to get from the reception area to the kids rooms. I want kids to be as close to nature as they can get. There would be small sharks, octopus, and who knows what else in there to let kids imaginations run wild!
Favourite Places and Spaces
This year I am on a mission to simply my life in all areas. I spent way too much time being too busy. For the new year I'm looking to slow down enough to enjoy my life more, my children more and most importantly have more time for my God. Want to join me for the Life Simplified Challenge 2014? | LaToyaEdwards.net
Maya Angelou - Believe them the first time, when they show you who they are... Which is essentially why I tolerate all the stupid things Justin, Dalllas & Brad say and do. You've showed me who you are, and no matter how much of a jerk you can be. I trust you three. Likewise, those who've betrayed me... you showed me who you were before, I just refused to believe it. I'm too nice.
Shoe Organizer Herb Garden - my shoe organizer was getting annoying on the back of my door, so I made it into an herb garden (it smells much nicer now too!) My shoe organizer has 24 spots so I purchased 24 herbs from the plant store on sale since at the end of the season. I also got three bags of potting soil but I only needed one for this project. You just secure the organizer wherever you'd like, and then plant all the herbs, add extra dirt,
Oh-oh, yes I'm the great pretender Pretending that I'm doing well My need is such I pretend too much I'm lonely but no one can tell Oh-oh, yes I'm the great pretender Adrift in a world of my own I've played the game but to my real shame You've left me to grieve all alone
Gifts n Wrapping
You HAVE to check this out. It is so Amazing I wasn't sure where to pin it on my boards. It belongs in the house but it gave such great ideas for the gnomes and mini garden as well I just had to put it here. AND.. she does more stuff! AND she has photos of it all! step by step!!! click around her site! A-MA-ZING!!! so many ideas. Love the aluminum foil idea on the tree and there is so much more! the pin is going in my Gardens: Fairy, Gnome, mini, and tranquil Maybe DIY too! Thank you Maddie!
I apologize! I said I would post a recipe yesterday BUT I had no power starting Friday night through Saturday night so that made things kind of difficult... Hopefully these granola bars can make up for my tardiness! When I was a kid, I used to inhale those Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. My mom would always have to stop me before I ate the whole box… I mean, they are pretty much like “healthy” candy bars or at least they used to be. So once I got started eating them, it was game over for those babies. I was an all-or-nothing type of kid when it came to eating. I’d either eat everything in the pantry (i.e., every piece of chocolate I could find) or refuse to eat for days, especially when they tried to feed me squash (which I surprisingly now LOVE). Unfortunately, this trait has kind of stayed with me into my adult life, which is why I’m glad these granola bars are not like candy bars! I can eat as many as I want! Though, I’m not going to lie… The second bar I ate after making these may or may not have been smothered in peanut butter with a few dark chocolate chips sprinkled on top (... hello candy granola bar). I highly recommend trying that if you make these… Normally, one would use all oats for the base ingredient when making granola bars. However, I found that substituting some crushed rice chex cereal for oats was fantastic, not only for texture but calories too! These bars are low calorie and dairy free. I love swapping out butter for unsweetened applesauce when baking! Applesauce is a great substitute for butter and/or oils. Same goes for bananas (I have a recipe for you next week demonstrating this). Yay for healthy snacks! Rice Chex Granola Bars printable recipe Yield: 16 granola bars Calories: 95 calories per bar Total Time: about 5 hours (prep time only 15 minutes) Ingredients: - 4 cups rice chex cereal, crushed (this should be about 2 cups crushed) - 2 cups quick oats - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce - 1 tsp vanilla extract - 3 tbsp raw honey - 2 tbsp PB2 + 1 tbsp water (or 2 tbsp normal creamy peanut butter - this will add extra calories) - optional: brown sugar (for sprinkling - I used about one tbsp) Directions: 1. Crush rice chex cereal in a large bowl using your hands until only small pieces remain. It’s okay if a few larger pieces remain but you want the bulk of it to be small pieces. 2. Add oats to the bowl with crushed rice chex and stir to combine. 3. Prepare peanut butter by mixing PB2 with water in a small bowl until creamy (skip this step if using normal peanut butter). 4. Combine applesauce, vanilla, honey and peanut butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until ingredients are melted together and creamy/gooey, about 5-10 minutes. 5. Pour warm gooey applesauce mixture from step 4 over the chex oat mixture and stir until dry ingredients are completely intertwined with wet ingredients (well combined). 6. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour mixture from step 5 into the dish and smooth out using a spatula until mixture completely fills the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top then push it into the bars using your fingertips. Refrigerate for about 5 hours to allow granola bars to harden. 7. Once hardened, remove from fridge, slice into 16 bars and enjoy! Note: I stored my granola bars in the fridge. I recommend doing the same! Mine stayed fresh for about one week. The recipe is very simple and you can definitely add your own flare to it like dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc... The possibilities are endless! I wanted to start with a bare minimum granola bar so I can always add whatever I’m craving that day to it. What you would add to make these granola bars better?! Tell me your thoughts! Happy Sunday! - A
A Mother’s Prayer for Her Child By Tina Fey “First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty. When the Crystal Meth is offered, may she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer. Guide her, protect her when crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age. Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels. What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit. May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers. Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen.Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait. O Lord, break the Internet forever, that she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed. And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it. And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back. “My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes. Amen.” -Tina Fey