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Monday, October 31, 2011

All Hallows' Eve!

One of the Spookiest, Haunting and Thrilling nights of the entire year...All Hallows' Eve. I remember as a child the thrill of dressing up and going door to door with my cousins trick or treating until late in the night. As an adult it is still one of my most favorite holidays. I love seeing all the kids and even adults dressed up. It is just one of those holidays that brings out the kid in all of us. Tonight we joined the rest of the town trick or treating in Cody's historic downtown. The entire downtown is blocked off and all the business open their doors for trick or treaters. It was a great experience and is so much easier than going door to door. The restaurants even passed out treats for the adults consisting of free margarita coupons...woohoo! Now to put the kids to bed, turn on a horror film and drink a little Shocktop! Happy Halloween!
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Teachers need treats too...

This year for Halloween I put together these Mason jars full of homemade Chex mix for the little boys' teachers. I made a traditional party mix and added some candy corn for a Halloween flare, purchased 7 inches of Halloween themed material and covered the tops of the jars, secured the material with rubber bands around the lids and then finished them off with some orange ribbon tied into bows. I made the labels in Microsoft office and adhered them to the jars with some Scotch tape. Easy, CHEAP and cute! I'll post the Chex Mix recipe tomorrow over at Ridiculously Delicious. It's our family's traditional football watching snack! Happy Halloween!

Super cute fabric I found to cover the lids

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shopaholic & Baby ~ A Book Review

"Becky's life is blooming!  She's working at London's newest big store, The Look, house-hunting with husband Luke (her secret wish is a Shoe Room)...and she's pregnant!  She couldn't be more overjoyed - especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness.  Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery...to the latest, coolest pram...to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.  But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be Luke's glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky's perfect world starts to crumble.  She's shopping for two...but are there three in her marriage?" - taken from the back cover of Shopaholic & Baby.
I absolutely love the author Sophie Kinsella and the Shopaholic series.  I have been reading these books for years and after the first one, Confessions of a Shopaholic, they do tend to be repetitive and pretty predictable, but they are still very fun books to read.  In Shopaholic & Baby Rebecca Bloomwood Brandon is back and just as adorable as ever.  She is the shopaholic that we have grown to love and this time she is having a baby!  All the familiar characters return, Suze - the best friend, Luke - her handsome, charming husband, mum and dad, sister Jess, Tom and Janice.  Becky's adventures are endless, starting with her first sonogram and ending with a delightful, laugh out loud delivery.  The struggles Becky faces are just as endless and range from a sexy obstetrician that is one of Luke's ex-girlfriends who is trying to steal him away, saving a business that is about to go under, finding the perfect house and most importantly, FINDING THE PERFECT PRAM!  So grab a cup of tea and head out on this new adventure with your favorite shopper.  You won't be disappointed!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

First Sign of Winter

We woke up this morning to the first sign that Winter is upon us here in Cody. The mountains are beautifully blanketed with snow and the boys are super excited that winter and Christmas seem to be right around the corner. I wasn't too thrilled at the thought of the 36 degree high temps today, but as usually I forgot to grab my coat on my way to the office and surprisingly it doesn't feel "that" cold out....yet!
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Jack Pot!

I am still in search of my social security card that is MIA, so I decided to search through my wallet one more time. Of course, it wasn't there. However, I came across some old gift cards that I have been toting around FOREVER. After tossing one in the trash I thought it might be a good idea to check the balances...just in case. I found on the back of the cards the website to check the balances on-line and HOT DOG I hit the jack pot with one having a balance of $1.48 and the other having a whopping $20 bucks on it! This is the one time I am hoping my significant other doesn't read my blog, otherwise I will be buying bathroom fixtures or a power tool with my newly acquired find! Now, what shall I go buy?!?!
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Deer Crossing

On my way to work this morning I came upon this gal in downtown Cody. Just strolling across the street and not bothered one bit that she was holding up traffic. Luckily I had my phone handy so I could snap this picture. She just looked over at me like, "Whatchu lookin' at Willis?!?".
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My new office decor

My office is pretty bare. I have a plant, that surprisingly is still alive, two computers, basic office equipment and beige walls. Oh, and a few skeletons, mainly of the spine.
Yesterday school was out to celebrate Columbus Day and so E spent half the day at work with dad and half a day with me. Like most every Kindergartner he loves to cut, color and paste. After every worksheet he completed he would cut out the pictures. This one in particular he stapled to a post-it and tacked to my board. As he describes it, "the tooth is chasing the boy and girl and they are running away to watch the boy shoot the basketball."
Now, who needs fancy artwork of Yellowstone hanging on the wall when you can have this? To me this is priceless stuff!
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Saturday, October 01, 2011

My kind of Late Night Snack

Ever dip your French fries into a Wendy's Frosty for that sweet/salty taste? Yeah, me either, but my oldest does and I always thought there was something wrong with him until I learned that there were lots of Frosty fry dippers out there.

Anyway, this has nothing to do with Wendy's, fries or a delicious chocolate Frosty, but it has everything to do with that crunchy, salty/sweet combination of Ben & Jerry's Late Night Snack. Yum! I have been wanting to try this for sometime and finally found it in stock at the grocery this weekend. It is as good as I imagined. The fudge covered potato chips mixed in ice cream, genius! Now I get the whole french fry/Frosty craze!

So, the big question now is...which Ben & Jerry's flavor to try next? Suggestions?
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