Sloppy Joes!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Need an easy idea for dinner?  How about Sloppy Joes!  You can buy seasoning organic, use turkey instead of beef, add two sides of veggies and easy, yummy low fat dinner ;)

Summer Cocktail: Star Dazzler

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I needed a Adult Only Summer Cocktail for the birthday party and after looking at a bunch I came to the conclusion that the one my mom makes would be the best....

It's not super sweet and I got LOTS and LOTS of compliments on it!

For Christmas my mom calls it Kris Kringle and for the summer she calls is the Star Dazzler ;)

I emailed her for the recipe and this is what she sent me...

I laughed out loud at the last sentence....

You may have to play around with these ingredients a little, since I don't have my recipe here
(she was in Chicago visiting my sister):
I use the liter bottles of the soda:
Ginger ale
Pink Grapefruit Juice, fresh, not canned...Tropicana has a good one in cold juice section
Bitter lemon.
Use equal parts of everything but the bitter lemon...I would guess a 3rd to each whole part.
I also add, fresh fruit slices, lemons, limes, oranges, just to make it pretty.
you can add, maraschino cherries or a splash of grenadine if you like for color...
It is a refreshing drink!  Don't get loaded..

This is what I did...
1/2 1.75 Liter Bottle of Vodka (Can use rum or Gin too)
1 1 Liter Ginger Ale
1 Liter of Regular Fresca
1 Liter of Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 10 oz Bottle of Canada Dry Bitter Lemon
1 10 oz Jar of Maraschino Cherries
2 Lemons cut up for decoration

Backyard Birthday Bash!

Monday, July 18, 2011

 Both of my girls have summer birthdays so we threw them a joint  party over the weekend.  We live in the desert and it's super hot so our theme was a "Backyard Birthday Bash!"

 We had swimming, a slip and slide, a jumpy house, a snow cone machine, an ice cream cake and more... 

The printables gave it a modern Circus/Fair feel.  I used different fonts and colors.  It was fun not to be limited on color. 

We served corn dogs and chips (which went with our Circus feel).

The kids a blast and I did too putting everything together. 
Here are some pics!

The silly string was the biggest hit!

For the ice cream cake!

Water Balloon Toss!

A Happy Face!  All that matters ;)

SJP Photo Shoot!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I love SJP!
I have ever since I first saw her  
Girls Just Want to Have Fun in 1985. 

I saw this photo shoot in the August issue of Vogue and
I thought this is so me!  

Polished, Sophisticated, Calm, A Cutting Edge Fashion Icon!

Well... this is what I imagine my life to be except in all reality I am still in my pajamas at 4 PM, without my hair brushed, spit up all over me, freaking out at the mess my kids have made.

Oh well.... a girl can dream right?

sarah jessica parker with twins

vogue august 2011 photoshoot
sarah jessica parker photos
sarah jessica parker vogue photos
vogue august 2011 issue
Photos by Mario Testino for Vogue


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