Friday, August 29, 2008


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Monday, August 25, 2008


I've always loved to read, but rarely find the time anymore. I've seen this book everywhere and its increasing popularity. Being a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fan, I hesitantly decided to try the first in the series of four this past Friday night. Around 4am Saturday morning as I finished "Twilight", I knew I had to go get the next one that day. It's now Monday night and having read the first 3 volumes, I'm anxiously awaiting the 4th to come in the mail from Amazon. I had seen a few bad reviews from other Buffy fans and wasn't sure if I'd like it. I LOVED IT. I'm also anxiously awaiting the movie that comes out in November. If you like vampires and love stories, you've got to read this book!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Abbey rode a horse!

We went to my cousin's daughter's 1st birthday party this past weekend and ended up at my other cousin's house to ride their horses. This was Abbey's first time on a horse and her first reaction was "it's very high". She loved it and rode Ginger several times. They also had a miniature donkey named J.B. Abbey liked feeding him as well. It was a lot of fun.

My uncle David and his favorite ass. Shawn wishing he had an ass.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A room fit for a princess!

When we moved to our new house a year ago, the first thing my daughter said was "I want a pink room". I had just repainted the whole house that we just moved out of, so I wasn't jumping to paint anything. A year later, I finally decided to paint her room as I promised. We picked out a deep, pretty pink (not pepto-bismol pink) and on one wall added rolling green hills and wall stickems. The stickems were purchased online (i googled them) and included all the Disney princesses and a beautiful, large castle. Abbey LOVES her room.

Monday, August 4, 2008

July 4th Weaverville Firecracker 5K

Shawn and I ran the Weaverville Firecracker 5k on July 4th. This was our second 5k (the first being the Asheville Chamber Challenge June 6th) and were very pleased with our times. We both took 5 minutes off our times, which I partly contribute to the early morning cool air which we didn't have for the chamber challenge where it was 95 degrees. My time was 36:05 and I ran the entire thing, which I'm proud of (Shawn walked some, haha). Now to plan our next 5K...
The picture is from after the race.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Trying to root a pineapple

So I read somewhere that if you save a pineapple top after you eat it, you can root it to grow your own plant. I thought I'd try this out. I just started it today so it should take several weeks for the roots to form. I'll post on the progress. Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ipod Birthday Cake

My husband's birthday was Friday and he wanted our daughter and I to bake him a cake. My daughter chose to make an Ipod cake. I think it turned out great! I frosted the yellow cake with cream cheese icing, and made the "ipod parts" using fondant and edible food dye markers from Michael's craft store.

We are what we do

Okay, so I am a buzzagent which is someone who tells others about products and such by using "word of mouth". This is a really great website which shows you different ways you can make the world a better, happier place. Ex: smile back, read to a child, refuse plastic bags when possible....etc.
They have a list of more than 50 actions you can do, I was shocked that I only do 10-15 regularly.