April 30, 2009

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival...

We leave tomorrow...Ashley, Erin, Joy & Myself...10am...to Maryland to attend the annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Fairgrounds in West Friendship should be quite soggy, since we are expecting a rainstorm. (might need an ark!)

So, I bought a new pair of Rain Boots...

....AND a matching Umbrella....yea me!

April 22, 2009

knitting and the news...

I was interviewed tonight by our local Channel 13 News regarding Craigs List...I'll be on at 11pm. We had a Yarn MeetUp at Elliott's Coffee House tonight and in walks the Channel 13 News crew interviewing people about 'online dating' via Craigslist...they filmed us knitting and crocheting and all my friends giggled as I got interviewed. When it was over I jokingly told the news reporter that I had no problems being on TV, because, afterall, I 'came out' in High School when I said; "Mom, Dad...I'm a Thespian.".....silence and then laughter and we all rushed home to watch the news to see if I got any air time. 9 minutes to go and we'll see if my drama classes paid off. hehehe!

Let me know if you saw me on the news.
UPDATE: Do I REALLY sound like that? Hmmm...time to color my hair darker.

The Shabby Nest's 200th post give away...

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest is having her 200 blog post giveaway!!!!

She'll be giving away one of her fabulous number bolster pillows:
(Photo by Wendy @ The Shabby Nest)...

Check it out now! Wendy's 200th post give away

Get the 'SCOOP'!

Baskin-Robbins third annual 31 Cent Scoop Night will be held on Wednesday April 29 from 5 – 10 p.m. All 2.5 oz. scoops of ice cream are only 31 cents! Treat your family or group to a scoop and a fun night out for just a few dollars.

This year, Baskin-Robbins is partnering with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and donating $100,000 to support the National Junior Firefighter Program. Many Baskin-Robbins location will be inviting local firefighters to help scoop ice cream at the events and offer fire safety tips to kids.

As part of the event, Baskin-Robbins will make a $100,000 donation to the NVFC National Junior Firefighter Program, which provides departments and youth alike with the resources, tools, and information they need to help develop, grow, enhance, promote, and participate in their local junior firefighter program.

Participating Baskin-Robbins stores will help raise additional funds for local firehouses by inviting fire departments to the event to collect donations.

You can even RSVP on Facebook for 31 Cent Scoop Night! If you want to know more about events going on at Baskin Robbins become a fan of Baskin Robbins on Facebook

April 20, 2009

Fresh Tomato Pie...

Fresh Tomato Pie (here's the recipe):

You need-
Pastry for a 1-crust 9-inch pie, unbaked
evaporated milk
4 cups sliced firm ripe tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 large clove garlic, smashed and minced

Line pie plate with pastry; flute edges and brush shell with evaporated milk. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Fill the baked pie shell with sliced tomatoes and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and basil. Combine mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and minced garlic; spread over the layer of tomatoes. Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes, or until tomatoes are cooked and pie is done.

harvesting rainwater..it's a good thing!

Now that the garden has been planted and the sod has been layed, we thought hard about how to economize the watering methods...hence, the Rain Barrel idea.

This is what we are getting in Va Beach from Northern Tool & Equipment:

Suncast Rain Barrel — 50-Gallon Capacity, Model# RB5010PK
Durable resin rain barrel collects and holds up to 50 gallons of 100% pure rainwater.

Cover filter keeps your water clear of leaves and yard waste and features a child and pet-proof latch
Includes drain hose with shutoff valve and yard hose hook-up
Overflow hose doubles as a connector hose to link to one additional barrel for increased capacity
29 1/4in.L x 26 2/3in.W x 26 1/4in.H

April 11, 2009

April 9, 2009

MOO has tons of fun ideas...

Check this out: MOO Memory Game

I order my business cards from MOO.com, well, they also send me a MOOsletter...this was in it. What a fun idea, I think I'll have to do this for Porter.

April 8, 2009

gain more awareness...

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Green Our Vaccines

it's a major award....

I actually won something! I entered a contest at Delicious Baby and won a clek olli Booster Seat (Paul Frank Monkey) for Porter!!!!

see the news here: Delicious Baby clek olli Booster Seat WINNERS



April is Autism Awareness Month!

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