Thursday, February 08, 2007

Yoohoo!!

If you're seeing this, it means blogger is being touchy...I have moved for the last and final, absolute ultimate time to my site at:


So come by, say hi (again), and see what my lovely friend some girl made for me...

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Why didn't I think of that?

As any parent knows, stuffed animals can multiply exponentially seemingly overnight. I have no idea what to do with all these critters, but some bright person has it figured out:


See the filling? It's filled with critters!! Genius! Zip em in, plop right on...now I just have to figure out how to make one...maybe without the portholes.

Happy Super Bowl!

You mean it's not a real holiday? Well, no matter, I am going to share with you my fool-proof, everyone-but-the-most-hard-headed-picky-eater-will-love-it party dish...


Mexican Chicken Party Dip (Ole!)

2 Cups Shredded Chicken (you can also use canned chicken, in a pinch)
1 large (jumbo! - 28 oz?) Can of refried beans (any flavor)
1 Small jar of Salsa
1 small container of sour cream
1 1lb bag of shredded cheese

You can also add onions, chili, green chiles, olives, etc, to your taste...

Mix together in a crockpot ( I use a potato masher to smush everything up), allow to heat thoroughly - about 2 hours. Serve with Tortilla chips or fritos!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Didja miss me?

It's been an interesting 10 days since my last post. We have still been struggling with the winter yuck here...I have the yuck now, but it's on its way out, thank goodness. The little dood ended up being treated for reflux, which he had in the NICU. Medication has ended the vomiting, but he still has a bit of a cough-this cold/flu has really seemed to linger with everyone this year...

I have been finishing up a couple of projects and decided to go fabric shopping for some new inspiration. I found the cutest fabrics, which will become aprons, headbands and headwraps, ipod and phone pouches, and maybe a bag or two. I am so bad at taking pictures of stuff when I finish it, but that is on my "To-do" list for the new year...here is a peek-



Also on my to-do list is to paint the spare room/breezeway/craft room/computer room. I have yet to convince my husband of the virtues of actually putting COLOR on a wall, but he is slowly coming around...I figure if I come at him first with something like bright pink, he will certainly let me paint the room the nice color I actually want...right?

Friday, January 19, 2007

Weekly weigh-in

Well, despite my best efforts, I lost 2 pounds! I have been a bad future Milf-my attempts have been half-hearted at best, and non-existent the rest of the time. The colds that have plagued us all winter have subsided, but my little one couldn't shake his cough no matter what. We finally ended up in the urgent care, where they gave him asthma type medications to help open up his airways...didn't help, and they made him throw up...a lot...which may explain my weight loss, as vomit is the one thing about being a mom that makes my stomach churn. Hella-poops, no problem...blood? Meh...just don't throw up in front of me...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

It's a Sunshine Day...



I am SO proud and verklempt to bring you the Grand Opening of Sunshine's Designs. Sonia places by hand Swarovski Crystals onto T-shirts and sweatshirts into any design you want! I am the proud owner of one of these shirts, and I get so many complements everytime I wear it...so check her out, wish her luck, and get your bling on!

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

De-lurk De-lurk wherever you are!!

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This is national de-lurking week, so if you have never commented before, please do...It's easy, fun, and it will make you look sooo cool...Comment on all your favorite bloggers!!

Why I bang my head into the wall..


Experts, teachers, books, doctors, all tell you the importance of children learning gross and fine motor skills...one of these is learning about putting in and taking out. Easy you say, but no! You read the magazines or articles, and they tell you that this toy is great or that rolling. talking, eating, blinking, light-up toy is better. So, sticking to your guns, you go with a classic-your basic no-frills, plastic Fisher Price shape sorter. Dumping out is no problem-this kid was born to dump! But putting in...hmmm. Not so much. Until one day, your little one gets into the trash and pulls out a soda cup and puts the straw in that little hole on the first try...


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Wait!


You've come to the right place! I am temporarily re-directing domestic-chicky.com back here for a bit for a little re-organizing...so in a few weeks, there will be a whole new (but familiar) domestic-chicky.com...I can't wait!

OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming...

The bad news- I hab da flu...

The good news-Did you know if you chill Nyquil it tastes like Jaegermeister?? Pass me that little plastic cup!!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Movin' on up!

After a couple of weeks of vaporizers, vicks (LOVE the new baby version-smells so good!), fabrics, pumpkins, birthday cupcakes, and college football, I am here to announce that I have a new home!



The lovely Some Girl has designed a very cool site for me, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone over there! I'm still geting situated, so excuse the sawdust!


Stuff I still have to catch up on...
Connor turned 4 on the 17th. Where oh where does the time go? He recieved a kid-friendly cd player, which he insists on playing ALL the time, and asking me to make cd's for him. When he's not listening to the musical stylings of the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, mama has introduced him to Christmas music! He is just starting to grasp this Santa thing, and he was a little scared of the big guy in the red suit last night on the Christmas parade, but this morning he asked me if Santa came down the chimney last night...Hehe, this is gonna be fun!

Croup is still around...#$*%^&%&#!!!! The little one has it now, and it has taken a fierce hold. Our vaproizer has been on pretty much 24/7, so our air freshener du jour is baby vicks and robitussin. It's been kinda nice though, when he wakes up in the night barking, and I take him outside in the cool damp air, and we're all snuggled up in blankets, rocking and humming. I have to find some good in all of this!

I've done a lot of fabric shopping, and lots of cool ideas and Christmas presents are being made, and I will show all of it (I promise!) soon. I've made some cute bags, a couple of cool scarves, aprons, and have a few other ideas in the works!

I bought this book this weekend...and discovered this one...Is it wrong that I am coveting this 752 page book of Martha Stewart-y goodness? Another book on my wishlist is this one about aprons...Sigh!
Ok duckies, I have a house to demolition...er, I mean clean. I'll still be posting here until I transfer some stuff over to the new Domestic Chicky Dream House! C-ya there!


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Holidays to all...

May you enjoy the company of your loved ones, and the comfort of a full belly!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Manic Monday

So, I was thinking I could get a lot done this weekend-but we had an unwelcome, unwanted, uninvited guest this weekend...CROUP.

So much for that idea.

But before the seige, I made a couple of bags for my best friends' daughter's 5th Birthday (Happy Day K&K!!!)-pics tomorrow or wednesday-camera batteries went out. Purple and pink and oh-so-girly!

I have a bunch of stuff on my to-do list, and it seems like the holidays have come wayy too fast once again. I am going to post before and afters of my crafting/sewing area, work on many aprons, make lots of bags (ooh! imagine this-the red bag below, but big enough for a laptop!Or a treo!), and make myself some "girly" pads. Seriously! They're so much more comfy than disposable, absorb well, and I can't seem to tolerate "internal" protection anymore...So why not make pretty things for your girly bits too? Here is a site with a lot more info.

I also got a little bag of goodies from my friend Dawn friday-one of them was a lip plumper by Too Faced- I had read about it on A Girl Must Shop. It's called Lip Injection Extreme, and it really does work! My lips looked so much fuller, and it claims to have a long term effect with frequent use. If you can get by the odd sunburned feeling, which does go away after a few minutes, it does exactly what it says! As a lover of Lip Venom, I have to admit that the Lip Injection works a lot better.
Also in my goodie bag were samples of lots of perfumes. Included was Chocolovers (from the same company that makes Pink Sugar, my current favorite), Betsy Johnson, Nanette Lepore, and Flowerbomb by Viktor Rolf. I loved all of them , but I have to say the Betsy Johnson had a slight edge. It reminded me of my all-time favorite Angel (which people either seem to love or hate intensely), but not nearly as overwhelming. The Flowerbomb is really nice too-I would actually buy all of these, which is saying a lot! I am a full fledged perfume junkie, but a REALLY picky one... :)
My poor little guy (the ALMOST 4-year old-this Friday!) went thru the wringer this weekend, but he seems to be recovering-we had to buy a new vaproizer yesterday, since our old one got worn out-but one thing that seemed to really help was this new vapo-rub for kids and babies. They made it less menthol-y, and added rosemary and lavender-smells almost yummy!

I made my boys' (all 3 of them) favorite meal last night, tater tot casserole-it's probably not the healthiest meal, but it sure was comforting...


Tater Tot Casserole
(makes 6 servings)
1 pound Ground Beef
1 can cream of Chicken soup
1/2 can Milk
1 small can Green Chiles
1 can Green Beans
1 1/2 C Shredded Cheese
1/2 C Sour Cream
Tater Tots
Press the ground beef, uncooked into the bottom of a 2 qt casserole dish. Season well ( I use garlic salt and seasoned pepper). In a seperate bowl, mix the soup, Milk, chiles, beans, 1C of the Cheese, and the sour cream. Pour over the ground beef. Cover well with Tater tots, then remaining cheese. Bake covered 45minutes at 350*.
Like I said, not exactly "light" eating, but a small portion with a salad is enough for me, and this makes enough for some lunch leftovers.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Cleanus Envy...

Have you ever seen anything so LOVELY in all of your life?????

Gah! This is a new washer made by Samsung, designed by Andre Kim-I found this on one of my new-found sites ShinyShiny. Isn't it beautiful? Also, LG is coming out with a line of Swarovski-encrusted appliances...It's enough to make a girl swoon!!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Monday Monday

A few pictures from my weekend..


Sunset during the esperanza fire


Connor being silly (and patient with Mommy) at Knott's Berry Farm
(yeah, I had fun with the b&w feature on my camera)

A new bag I made-I love toile...and rickrack...and ball fringe, but I restrained myself!


The inside...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I'm still here!

I have been a busy little chicky the last few days, sewing(squee! I got cute stuff to show you!), tending to little boys with colds, training...

Training? What's that you say?

Yep, training-I am officially a Cha-Cha guide!

But Chicky(not to be confused with Mrs Chicky or the lovely Chicky Baby), what on earth is a Cha-Cha guide?

I am so glad you asked!

Cha-Cha is a human-guided search engine. Cool, huh? Now I know all of you web-savvy ladies (and Kevin) have no use for such things, but what about Great-Aunt Martha? Can she Google? Can she Dogpile? Cha-Cha works like any other internet search engine, but it has a twist (right-different dance)


When you go to Cha-Cha, you can choose from a conventional web search, or you can choose to have a guide help you find exactly what you want. Looking for a particular recipe? A source for purple widgets? The number of languages Friends has been translated into? You will find someone to help you. Granted, most people know how to find these things, but more and more newbies to the interwebs are born everyday! So that's where I came in-another bloggy mama referred me to the site, and now I get paid little bits here and there for keeping my the search program open in the background, and answering searches when they come up. It's not a ton of money, but it WILL maintain those Disneyland passes! Or buy a pair of shoes, or...OOH! Spend some cha-ching at Fadiddle!!!


ChaCha Search Search

 

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