Monday, March 28, 2011

Spotted at Walmart

You just never know
what splendid items
you will encounter
 during a midnight jaunt
to Wally's World.

Nerdin' it Up

Isn't he adorable?! 
Sometimes at our house the computers and phones don't work and the internet is down.  Actually this has been happening a lot lately... I call it being "in the VORTEX".  It's as if our house is perfectly positioned within the universe on some wiggity twilight zone time continuum that makes it get similiar problems to what planes experience flying over the Burmuda Triangle.  So due to technical difficulties, I couldn't blog all weekend... but I think it was because nerdish energy was so thick in the air, I probably could have cut it with a light saber... or wifi cable... or best buy credit card... or some slow motion matrix manuever. 
Jason, Chris' brother from another mutha came to stay a couple days with us.  This is a chance for "the boys" (brothers and friends) to get all the geekery out of their systems.  And I don't name drop words like nerd and geek to be a meany, but rather as terms of endearment that they give me license to use freely in reference to their awesomeness.
Friday night they started at Five Guys Burgers and a Heart-attack (and Fries) and then they went to a dorky man movie, I forget the name;)  The rest of the night (until 4am) was spent gaming it up at our house.  Saturday, after a semi healthy lunch created by mother hen (me) to cancel out the chips and candy consumed the night before, Chris took Jason and our two oldest kiddos shooting in the freezing cold.  I think despite this they had a fun time.  Chris is a cowboy at heart and loved trying out his new Henry Goldenboy 22.  Jason is adored by all his nephews and niece.  Charlie especially took a liking to him even with it being their first meeting.  Saturday night after dinner at Betos (pronunciation is debatable) the boys congregated once more to the xbox's while munching on homemade caramel popcorn and giant soda's.  The next morning Jason left like a thief in the night to get back in time for work in Salt Lake City.  We sure wish we saw him and his sister Alison more often, but are grateful for the sacrafice he made to drive up here and visit us... I might add, that I did sweeten the deal and bribed him with sour patch watermelons:)

 Papa Bear
Calamity Jane
Wyatt Earp
 Don't even ask me what this creepy expression is all about... yikes.
You wanna come stay with us?
Treats included.
And complimentary weird facial articulations.

Visit Jason's gaming blog here...

Thursday, March 24, 2011


We (meaning I) have the movies Breakin' and Breakin' 2 on nearly constant replay from our Netflix queue.  If you haven't seen these gems, then you are totally missing out on some serious radness!!  Break out your spandex, studded bracelets, hi-tops, and fedoras... and prepare yourself for mindblowing story plots and fancy footwork. My goal this summer is to learn these moves... and finish reading the Book of Mormon in french.
I couldn't be more serious.
(p.s. the trailer makes it look way more scandalous than it really is...
silly hollywood.)

"Don't be mistakin', you got to see Breakin'!
Come on sucker right now!"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Time Dig

Here are TEN things
that I'm digging right now 
as the robins return to my yard...
Adorable! I feel some new dance moves coming on...

Cuh Cah!!!
gimme glitz
rachel dachel

liza diza
lovely lovely lace in all forms

etsy twoknit
etsy whiteowl
etsy dgordon
etsy tundradear
etsy liveinstyle
etsy artifactsandrelics
etsy rustyvintage
etsy fidgetfinds
The best ones are from a place in Salt Lake City called Au Naturale, but Arctic Circle has them too, and I am officially addicted.
(gourmet traveller)
funky fresh.

etsy junquegypsy
bear feet
A blog I can't stay away from.
One of the 7 cleaning wonders of the world.

Monday, March 21, 2011


leave a cupcake within arms reach
of this little dude.

holy frosting batman.

Friday, March 18, 2011

5SF Edition 45

Heavens to Betsy Ross, it's been since July last year that I've done a "fivesensefriday"... I almost forgot how to do it.  Feel free to join with me on your blog on Fridays to explore your five senses... for all two of you that read this blog... and then tell me about it so I can check it out:)
St. Patricks Day left-overs for lunch
I scrounged up all the green things I could find in my kitchen for our special green dinner.  Those naughty Leprechauns were sneaky and overturned the kitchen chairs and left green footprints on our counter.  The king of the Leprechauns, Tade, proclaimed as he discovered this, "Dad is going to freak!"... it was pretty cute.  The kids eventually found some treats left behind in the guest room, or "Nana and Pa's room".

Lemon Verbena Candle
from Target, it's my newest obsession.

completely CHANGED because of this post where Lisa of Almost Famous gives practical tips for cleaning...
It's like someone has finally given me permission to get rid of things.  I had a major "Aha" moment when I read it, especially the "touch it once" rule and considering how much "energy" it takes to keep something. I've been cleaning for years, (or attempting to) and have been held back by certain obsessive compulsive tendencies.  Now the trick will be to apply what I've learned... would you mind if I left a couple boxes of things at your place, just in case I need them in the future?
Also in line with this-
One of my all time favorite quotes by my mom when she asks what I'm doing and I tell her that I'm cleaning my house is she will always suggest that I "light a candle, and turn on some music"... works great until I'm too distracted by the music and I start to dance and forget what I'm doing.
Also in line with this-
My mom just stopped by, for reals, right as I'm typing this. My house is a capitol D for disaster.  Is there anything worse than when someone surprises you with a visit and your house is trashed, when just the day before is was beautifully sparkling?  I guess I don't know what that's like since there is always some corner of my house in disarray, but that is going to change.  My mom was so gracious and acted like she didn't even notice the mess, but let's be honest, it's like trying not to notice that hobo sitting in that chair eating a slice of pizza... in his diaper.

photos by Garance Dore.
Originally an illustrator from Paris, she takes street photographs similiar to The Sartorialist, whom I think she is in a relationship with, isn't that romantic?

Mindy Gledhill Whole Wide World
Loooove her new video,
and super excited that she'll be in I.F. in May!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Best in Jackson Hole

My bro Jairus was named one of the
BEST hairstylists in Jackson Hole!
We're so PROUD of you!
He has something pretty fab in the works...
see the link here-

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Big Brained

Seriously, this kids big round noggin is almost impossible to get shirts over, but I just keep telling myself, there's a big brain in there... and only mothers can say that their kids have big heads... mothers, and pediatricians.  Charlie has been my tenderness through these rough days with my difficult three year old.  When Tade is yelling at me that I'm a "poop slice!" or a "pee wax!" or a "butthead!" (I pray he doesn't say that last one at church, and he created the first two himself, impressed?), then I know I can scoop up my little wibble wobble walking man and get instant love and reassurance that there is goodness in the universe... not that Tade isn't good, I love him with all my heart, but even the relatives are suggesting we start his own website called "Tade-tastrophies".
Fleeting moments, fleeting moments...