Saturday, July 24, 2010

Half and Half

I'm sitting here drinking coffee and that title just came to me. Half and half.

Half catch-up.
Half links.
Half-y Saturday morning to you!

John was in New Jersey (again) this week. After a super long day of flight delays, cancellations and crazy pieced-together flights he made it home around 3am this morning. Ugh.

I'm thrilled that he's home. We all are actually. And we have a fun family day on tap!

I told you last week I'd post pics of our tie-dye projects. 

One more picture. This poor, poor book. I was sitting outside reading one morning and ran back inside when my doorbell rang. I forgot that I'd left my book out there until mid-way through a huge afternoon downpour. I'll be buying the library a replacement book. I'm thankful it was paperback.

Alright, here's some links I wanted to share:

Thanks to Betsy, I am now a Sporcle addict. So is Sarah. We've spent a LOT of time on that website this week. It's sorta like an online Outburst. You pick a category list (for example Pixar movies) and have a limited amount of time to guess/list the answers. Seriously fun. Seriously addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you.

I've been wanting to try these cookies ever since I saw a giveaway on another blog. They're made right here in Colorado but aren't available in my little town so next time I head to Colorado Springs I'm going to pick some up. Can't decide which flavor to try first!

I also really want to make this blueberry-zucchini bread. Doesn't it look yummy? I've had this recipe bookmarked for a week or two but every time I bring blueberries home the kids gobble them up immediately. I'm going to have to put a "Please don't eat these!" post it note on the next carton I buy!

Speaking of baking, please tell me that you guys know about Silpat? I don't ever bake cookies without it.

I've found a couple of new blogs recently that I'm really enjoying. FunMom has some GREAT ideas of things to do with your kids. I really want to try this one (water gun art) soon! And I'm also enjoying Make and Takes. Super, super cute stuff there as well.

A couple of you asked about the shirt Abbey is wearing in the picture on yesterday's post. I won a giveaway last spring from Snootie Patootie and let Abbey pick out a shirt. She wears it all the time!

Earlier this spring I bought a red and blue striped polo shirt that I love. I had it on one day this week and my friend told me it reminded her of Zoom. I laughed so hard. Do any of you remember Zoom? I used to LOVE that show. If you loved it too, click here and sing along! (And laugh). I also used to love The Bloodhound Gang segments that were part of the PBS science show 3-2-1 Contact. Anyone remember that? I found some of Bloodhoung Gang clips on YouTube! I was sad that my kids weren't the least bit interested in the blast from MY past.

Hope you all have a great Saturday. I think we're going to see Ramona and Beezus later this afteroon. I loved all those books when I was little! (And I have a tiny crush on John Corbett).


Katrina @ Pics, Pages & Purls said...

PLEASE let me know what you think about the movie. I loved all those books when I was little too and secretly I can't wait to read them with my little girl. :)

Becky said...

I'm loving all the links to craft blogs...have added 3 new ones to my favorites! Thanks for the link to looks like fun. I love to play Puzzle Express at It's also addictive!

Stephanie said...

Definitely let us (me!) know what you think of the movie. I want to take N1, but I don't want it to be too tween-y. She's reading Ramona now, and I'm hoping the movie is good!

Kendra said...

If they ever release the Bloodhound Gang on DVD I'll be the first in line to buy it! Clay and I are HUGE fans!

Stephanie Kay said...

I don't remember Zoom but I do remember 3-2-1 Contact AND the Bloodhound Gang. Fun memories! I'm also interested to hear what you think of the movie.

Jennifer said...

Does the movie have Susan with the boing boing curls? I loved those books & was delighted that the movie has John Corbett as the dad!!! :) I read an interview with Beverly Cleary that stated her requirement that the movie be timeless - no gadgets, fad-ish clothing or slang - can't wait to see it!

Christy said...

I was going to say try the Double Chocolate Chip but I think I remember you don't like chocolate? So I would go for the Sugar Cookie or Oatmeal Raisin.

Sami said...

Sporcle. Addicted. Thanks. :)

Leah Belle said...

i know and love silpat. even more, i know and love DeMarle, the company that makes silpat. they have MANY products...all amazingly wonderful! once you try the muffin tray, you will never go back to metal trays again....the cleanup (or lack thereof) is worth it all!

you can see several of their products pictured in this post on my recipe blog: