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Friday, April 26, 2013

It's Friday. Lets Talk.

I've decided to save one post a week and dedicate it towards a conglomeration of things that are on my mind.  Food, books, quotes, restaurants, trends, my kids.....there will be no rhyme or reason to it all, other than to enjoy reading it.

So, what do you say?  Let's get started!

I'm making my own version of this dish tomorrow night when the in-laws come to visit.  It looks so simple and easy.  You already know my love for any marinara or tomato sauce, so this one reeled me right in.  Maybe it will help fuel us for the weekend.  They are coming to help us {or rather me, as I do most of the cleaning around this joint!}with some spring cleaning - washing windows, blinds, baseboards and cupboards,  weeding and raking out flower beds, sorting through closets, and pretty much every other cleaning "thing" you can imagine.

I'm repaying them in yummy food and grand kids.

I think my husband and I are the LAST people on the face of this earth without a smart phone {yet}.  Our old phones still work, so we're still using them.  We've both been driving our vehicles since 2007, because again they are still running and working.  The T.V in our living room isn't a flat screen, yet was pretty cool when we bought it in 2004.  Again, it's still working, so we haven't upgraded.  The house we bought in 2009 was small.  Guess what?  It's still small.  Yet, even smaller now that we've crowded two kids into it.  But, its efficient and works.

As this guy says "Live like no one else now, so you can live like no one else later."

With summer on the horizon I am already dreaming of my perfect day.  This drink in hand, 75 degrees and sunny, a quiet house, a trashy magazine and me, on a deck....relaxing.

My sister has this perfect, DREAM house in Minnesota.  Their back porch makes you feel like you are sitting on a beautiful lake.  Their kitchen is like one in magazines.  Maybe my perfect day would just be at her house?

Angie Miller is my pick to win American Idol.  There is just something about her when she gets behind that piano.  You can view one of her latest songs here.

Am I the only one still watching Idol?

I'm about 30 words into this book and I already know I'm going to enjoy it.  Now I just need to get off the computer and get back to reading!  The kids and I spent about an hour in the library today.  Two bathroom stops and one fight later, we came out with two movies for the kids, some books and about 346 magazines for me.

P.S.  It is hip to check out ALL the magazines you are too cheap to subscribe to at the library.  They let you keep them for a week and it saves a ton of money.  Try it.

I got this awesome package in the mail yesterday.  You see, two cool people got married, one a being a chef, started cooking together and then wrote a cookbook.  And a few weeks back they held a giveaway on their blog for a new Cuisinart waffle maker and I won.

My old waffle maker cannot get thrown out quick enough.  It is not even worth salvaging.  It semi-smokes when I use it, plus I think creatures are living in between those grates.

You can check out their blog here.


Okay, I'll be back on Sunday.  If you want to see posts like this one, back once a week, let me know!

I aim to please.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Magazines at the library!? I didn't know that. I need to make waffles asap!

  2. Steph@Been There Baked ThatApril 26, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Don't feel bad we don't have smart phones either, and we're currently a one vehicle family (actually it seems like we've been that way for much of our married life). I enjoy not having a car payment! Love this post, I think you should keep doing it. Have a great weekend Ally!

  3. Hand raised!! I am watching American Idol! I agree, when Angie is behind the piano, it's almost effortless - but I think Candace will give her a run for her money. Both Kree and Amber will be find, in fact I think that we will hear all of them on the radio some day!

    I loved a Homemade Life, I love how recipes are sprinkled throughout the book.

    I love your Friday rambles - bring it! Enjoy a sunny weekend!

  4. Ha, love that my twin sister posted before me, I didn't even notice until I posted mine! Great minds think alike! :D

  5. Ally, I love the new friday post format! Great idea. Especially like the "We buy things we don't need with money we don't have in order to impress people we don't like" quote. If it's not necessary, why buy it?

  6. Ha! I'd love for you and Biz to be my sisters - you guys are hilarious.

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