Todd had the ladder out to change some burnt out light bulbs in the house. He decided to take the opportunity to wash the splatter of "who knows what" off the ceiling that has been there for several years. No one seems to know how it got there. It's a 10 foot ceiling. How do spots and splatters get up there?
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Four favorite things that are a part of our home . . .
In the master bathroom linen closet there is this wonderful little outlet. It's such a small little thing. This is where we charge our cell phones instead of out on the counter.
I love this front door. It is a huge 4 foot by 8 foot beautiful wood door. I still smile almost every time I look at it.
This little tiny button is rarely seen. Attached to the frame of the pantry door is a switch that turns the pantry light on every time you open the door and turns the light off every time you close it.
No, it's not this faucet that is one of my favorites. It's what is a part of the plumbing underneath . . . a circulating hot water heater. Wherever you are in the house, when you turn on the hot water, within about 2 seconds, you have hot water.
Have you ever seen these? I came across my egg molds this morning. They are a little tricky. First you hard boil some eggs, peel them while they are still hot, shove the egg into the mold, and then drop the whole thing into some ice water. One of the tricky parts for me was having fresh eggs. The older an egg is, the easier it is to peel. The other tricky part is getting the right size egg. If the egg is too small, it doesn't fill up the whole mold. If the egg is too big, it is hard to close the mold and egg whites shoot out the sides.
All in all, the kids think they are fun and it only takes a few extra seconds to throw the egg into the mold since you are peeling it already anyway.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
One of my favorite blogs to get great recipes from is Your Homebased Mom. I am frequently printing off her recipes and putting them in my "recipes to try" pile. These Oreo Truffles have been in the pile for a little while. Don't they look like little balls of dirt? They don't taste like dirt! All you need is a package of regular Oreos, a package of cream cheese, and about 15 minutes. Check out Your Homebased Mom's recipe here.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Here are some pictures of our beautiful daughter in the Mrs. Idaho pageant.
Hopefully Kimberly doesn't mind me posting this picture. Can you believe she had a baby only 4 months ago?!
Kim received 3 trophies which included the most community service and Mrs. Congeniality.