Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

no bakes

(i've decided to not even apologize anymore. 
please just consider it understood.
that i will not be consistent with this blog. 
at least not in the very near future.)

i don't know about you, but when people say 'no bake' cookies
i think to myself

no way in heck can these no bake, magic, wonders be good
i have yet to come across a 'no bake' concoction that is in fact

BUT, most recently on one of my pinterest obsessive sprees i came across this blogger's

i'm not sure what drew me to it. maybe it was the white sandwich cookies?
maybe cause there are only a handful of ingredients?

welp, while my 'no bakers' are firming, 
i decided to keep you informed.

i stopped by walmart
picked up just under $ten worth of ingredients 
and got to
(no) baking:

i went for the $one golden oreo knock offs
i may step up my game next time, BUT

to make up for it,
i fudged her recipe a little.
i went for ghirardelli white chocolate chips instead of choppin
up a white chocolate bar
(that lazy? yes.)
(getting confused between almond bark vanilla and white chocolate bars?
hell to the yes.)
i have NO shame, i am FAR from an experienced

talk about fudging a recipe.
there was absolutely no hint, nothing similar to even slightly mentioning 
peanut butter in that recipe
but who 
peanut butter?
so, yeah, you see that on the left side of that photo above?
now, look below.

just couldn't help myself, k?

approx. four minutes left of 'firming!'

then, i'll be off to do my couch to 5k.
that calls for a completely different post.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

aunt marge

I went home
to st. louis
for a quick trip to visit
and my friends & family
and to celebrate my nephew (& godson)
Frankie's birthday

i know i have had plenty of posts about little kids
and about being aunt marge
but, to me, it will 
love love all the babies, toddlers, and kids in my life!

so blessed.

dontcha just LOVE lil girls in swimsuits.

the little paleontologist/archaelogist

he's seven!

sis and charlie

handsome boy (i deserve braggin' rights, right?!)

little nanners makin her sundae!
chocolate cake my SIL made 

my buddy forever.
i told him i will give him ONE more year of kisses
"you'll never stop kissing me aunt marge."

slime project at 8:30 in the morning!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

it's a girl!

little miss kennedy. 
what a doll. 
one of my greatest friends from high school/college had her first baby on July 5th. 
poor mom arrived at the hospital on tuesday,
and little miss kennedy just had to make a grand entrance
and wait until
thursday, july 5th
to arrive

but, i'm pretty sure her mother would agree she has been well worth the wait.
congrats to my friend meghan, her husband bob, and their dog griz

she is a peach:

Sunday, July 8, 2012

the past month, or so

going home and celebrating Sis' Bday.
Visiting with Mary Grace.
Spending time with Michael.
Michael's grandparents. *adore*

forgive me?

yikes! over a month! no excuses, really.
but, been getting back into the swing of things.
i miss taking photographs of the little ones - but hopefully that will change this week.
Until then, check out the snapshots from Mike and I's recent baking