Thursday, May 30, 2013
Our friends and their dog Chase spent the holiday weekend with us and our pups had a grand old time playing with a new friend. Chase and L.B. are about the same size so they were joined at the hip the entire weekend, much to Giant Dawg's delight. Now that Chase is gone, Giant Dawg is back to being bullied by L.B., usually against his will.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
While our friends from Indy were here over the Memorial Day weekend we decided to take a group trip out to Smith-Berry Winery for their first live concert series of the summer. We got there early, despite a few sprinkles, and set up camp with a table and chairs. We had a yummy dinner of organic country cookin' and listened to Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes while we sipped on wine and beer and played dice. It was the second time we've been to a concert series and likely will not be our last. It's always a good time and supports the local winery - you just can't go wrong there!
Our friends from Indy came to visit for Memorial Day weekend and brought their dog, Chase, as usual. This was the first time Chase and L.B. have met. I think they hit it off, don't you? ;)
Friday, May 24, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
We moved the office out of a small bedroom in the basement and into the downstairs living room so we'd have more space and airflow. That left this room open for Jason to play his online games with his buddies and have his own dark Man Cave.
Introducing the new Webfoo, Inc office! We moved our office from a small, dungeon bedroom out into the open, airy living room that was never used except for Jason's gaming. It is such a huge improvement! We actually get fresh air when the windows are open and don't freeze to death with the A/C is on. Just having more breathing room helps productivity! And it doesn't hurt that I get a partial view of the back yard from my desk, either.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
In January I found out that I'm going to be a Grandma! Yikes! I'm too young, you say? Yes I agree! 37 is too young to be a grandma. Bu alas, I do have a 20 year old daughter and come August she will be welcoming a baby girl into the world. Assuming it really is a girl her name will be Laila Naome. Jason and I will be Papa J and CeeCee. More updates as the months go by!
Today we took Lois Lane and L.B. to the Kentucky Humane Society Waggin' Trail - a 3 mile run / walk with the dogs to raise money for the KHS. They did really good! It was L.B.'s first time and he tried to break bad on every dog that crossed his path not realizing that most of them could squash him like a bug. We didn't take Giant Dawg since he tends to get sick on car rides and it was pretty warm out, too. This is the third year we've done the Waggin' Trail and plan to do many more! Each one raises approximately $30,000 for KHS so it's well worth it - and fun!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Poor L.B. He loves his sun beams but because of how our house is laid out this is as close as he gets to one when inside. So when the windows are opened I open the back french door and put up the gate so he can bask in all his glory.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
This little green dude is lucky Jason has a kind heart. He was trying to cross the street and Jason nabbed him up just in time before he was in danger of being squashed on the road. He let him go in the back yard - so long little dude!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I've recently started playing with Zentangles after a Facebook friend introduced me to this type of doodling art. Technically, zentangles shouldn't have any realistic shape or form, just patterns, but I find these to be more fun and can display a specific theme. This one of a jockey on a horse I did for friends of ours that throw great Derby parties every year and have a Derby themed living room in their house. This is the first one I've done with a theme, so I'm happy with how it turned out. I hope to do many more to add to my collection! I'd like to play around some more with themed tangles and also try some in color.
To learn more about Zentangle and Zentangle patterns, check out Zentangle.com and Tangle Patterns. Or check out some really cool Zentangle galleries from Flickr's Zentangle Mania Group or my Zentangle PInterest board.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
This is a craft grade bread board I bought from Michael's crafts. I painted a chicken on the front, eggs in the grass on the top with acrylic paints and used my Cuttlebug to cut out the letters and decoupaged them onto the board. After a coat of exterior sealant made for wood, it was good to go! So now the girls have their own sign above the egg hatch door of the chicken coop.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
All of our friends call this "Crack Dip" because it is SO. FREAKING. GOOD! I make it for almost
all of our get-togethers. I have found that it has become expected of me and when I don't make it I get lots of pouts. This is something my mom taught me how to make when I was in high school and often my friends would come over after school and we would make this and chow down. Out of the goodness of my heart, I'm providing the recipe below. It's very easy, very cheap and very good!
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese
- 8 ounces Sour Cream
- 1 package El Paso Taco Seasoning (I use Mild)
- 1 - 2 cups Shredded Lettuce
- 3 cups Shredded Cheese (I use the Mexican or Fiesta blend)
- Grape Tomatoes - halved
- Tortilla Chips
- In a medium bowl blend cream cheese until smooth.
- Blend in sour cream until smooth.
- Blend in taco seasoning until mixed well.
- Spread base mixture on a platter and smooth with the back of a spoon until platter is mostly covered.
- Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese over the mixture.
- Sprinkle all of the shredded lettuce.
- Sprinkle another layer of shredded cheese.
- Add tomato slices.
- Add another fine layer of shredded cheese.
- Serve with nacho chips normally - but for low carb scoop with pork rinds, celery or another low-carb vehicle.