Monthly Archives: April 2010

strawberry ice cream.


strawberry ice cream

1 pint fresh ripe strawberries, stemmed and sliced

3 T. freshly squeeze lemon juice

1 cup sugar, divided

1 cup whole milk

2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 t. pure vanilla extract

in a small bowl, combine the strawberries with the lemon juice and 1/3 cup of the sugar; stir gently and allow the strawberries to macerate in the juices for 2-3 hours.

in a medium bowl, whisk the milk and remaining sugar until the sugar is dissolved. stir in the cream plus any accumulated juices from the strawberries. add the vanilla. pour the mixture in the ice cream machine. follow manufacturer’s directions.

note: i have this ice cream machine, and i love it. it makes the perfect amount of ice cream for our little family.



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birthday celebration recap.


j’s birthday was celebrated at ruby’s with grandma, auntie tawnee, and the cousins. so much fun! j’s birthday gifts included a bike, some new clothes, and, from his grandma, a new surfboard. the kid was in heaven!

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our weekend {no bits}.


why, oh why, does wisteria have to bloom for such a short time????? this wisteria on my front arbor makes me happy every spring, but definitely reminds me to appreciate it while it lasts…

it’s safe to say that i didn’t do much this weekend…caught up with a lot of shows on my dvr, laid in the sun like a lazy dog, and read tons of magzines…

summer is definitely on my mind…

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happy birthday to the best boy ever.


thank you,  thank you, thank you little man, for being the best and cutest boy ever (you say this sometimes)! i couldn’t have dreamed up a little guy like you. i love you more than all the stars in the sky. xoxo

love forever,



t.v. show: the backyardigans, north shore has a permanent spot on our dvr, too…don’t ask…i’ve seen this movie about a million times

song: “lady gaga”

pasttime: going to the park, riding his bike, riding his skateboard, and riding his surboard (which means taking pretty much anything and pretending he’s surfing on it)

friends: payton, jase, frankie, and carson

dance move: breakdancing

school “subject”:  reading books

chores: recycling 

food/drink: meatballs, pineapple juice

animal: not just one…j loves all 4 dogs, gatsby, zoe, duke, and bruno…but he’s been especially close to gatsby as of late since gatsby has had an “owie” on his nose

things j did this year: two trips to AZ, one trip to hawaii, disneyland, knott’s berry farm, the aquarium

last year’s tribute is here.


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{things that} delight me.

now that i took sewing, i can totally make this. totally. on my to do. it’s number 125 that is.

i think i need a bike, just so i can have this

this sneak peek… i love the bright pops of color here and there.

photobooth fun…la photocabine. you. must. try.

tomorrow is earthy day, and it also happens to be my baby’s birthday!!!

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he’s obsessed.

with mickey as of late. every day it’s “can i watch mickey mouse?” words can’t describe when he saw him in person. the best part is that mickey hugged j for a really long time and then whispered something sweet in his ear…so sweet that it made him smile. love this kid.

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helping haiti.


let’s not forget.

haiti poster project.

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