We interrupt this weekend…

I normally don’t post on the weekends, but I felt like there were a few crucial pieces of information I needed to share.

First of all, look who changed her mind about the madras plaid shorts. I could eat her up.


Secondly, I ran by Gap to see if they had put a shirt on sale that I’ve had my eye on. Sadly, it’s still full price. However, they are having a 3-day sale on shorts. All shorts are $25.00 through May 25.

I felt like I wouldn’t be a true friend if I didn’t share this information.

Lastly, I am saddened for all of you who have never experienced peanut butter Rice Krispie treats and feel that needs to be remedied toot suite so here is the recipe.

(I thought about making some so I could include pictures but then I lost my motivation. Not to mention that it’s about as foolproof as boiling water.)

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

1 cup light Karo syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
6 cups Rice Krispies

In a large pot combine syrup, peanut butter and sugar over medium-low heat. Stir until thoroughly mixed together and smooth.

Remove from heat and add in Rice Krispies.

Pour into buttered 9 x13 pan and press down with buttered spatula.

Eat them until entire pan is gone which will probably be about six minutes later.

Loose ends and whatever

Over the course of the last week a few questions have come up about various things. I can’t really remember all of them or even most of them, but it doesn’t really matter because I’ve already decided that this post is largely dedicated to answering six or two questions that I remember.

My brain is a little tired due to a mixture of being ready for summer to just get here already and attending a meeting last night to learn all about first grade. First grade? How did that happen?

(Cue the opening music to “Sunrise, Sunset”. Weeping. Sobbing.)

So before I fall asleep on my computer, here are a few numbered items to end the week.

1. A few of you (maybe one of you) asked about the pictures in my hallway. The hallway where P left the dust pile that was magically picked up by the dust fairy.

The pictures are various old photos from both sides of our family. I adore all of them, but my favorite is probably this one of my dad’s parents on their wedding day. It hangs on a wall by itself.


Here are the other walls.




I think the thermostat in the middle of that last wall really adds that extra something special.

2. P hasn’t actually started painting the attic with radiant barrier paint. I think he’s holding out for July to see if he can die of heat stroke in the attic. The hole in the house was because he decided we needed a new attic fan, which he installed today while Caroline and I ate popsicles and cheered him on.

Here he is framing out the hole that’s been standing wide open for two days. Can you say squirrel eating all your Christmas decorations? I knew you could.


I like to think that this is God shining down on P’s efforts to make our home more energy efficient and not just bad photography.


And here he is up in the attic actually installing the new fan. Right before I blinded him with the flash from the camera and he told me that living with me is like living with the papparazzi.


Whatever. Like the papparazzi makes peanut butter rice krispie treats for their subjects.

3. This doesn’t pertain to any sort of question, but rather sharing a precious memory from my childhood with my daughter.


I was so ashamed that my five-year-old had yet to experience Easy Cheese. She has led a deprived existence.

Oddly, cheese straight from a can doesn’t taste as good as I remembered.

Y’all have a great Memorial Day weekend. May the hot dogs be plentiful.

And maybe even the Easy Cheese if you’re still a fan.

CWDKids Memorial Day Giveaway


While we’re on the subject of madras plaid shorts (we were on the subject yesterday before I distracted y’all with my bangs issue) my favorite kids’ clothing site EVER is giving me the chance to give away a $100.00 gift certificate.

And $100.00 can buy quite a bit of madras plaid or maybe just some khaki shorts for those with simpler fashion taste.

Click over to my (ALL NEW!) Giveaways page to enter. It’s as simple as leaving a comment over there.