Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cake and then a dog

I said turn it to two. He went to 11.

It turned out well though.

Everything had to be edible. We used fruit roll ups, Tootsie rolls and Little Debbie Cakes.

On a totally different note...

The snow in the backyard is a little deep. During the summer, he only comes up a little over half way up the fence.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


kmkat wants to see my computer's wallpaper.

Here it is.

This is probably in the top three of my favorite photos. The main reason being that my husband never smiles in photos. (Most of the photos of him also include closed eyes.)

Love you Pumpkin!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Winter Games

Camping in the winter. It is an experience...

One thing you can't really do is picnic.

These are photos of the resort we are members of. You can store your camper there year round. Some people even come there during the winter to camp. Crazy people!

We went over there to go to the University of Okoboji Winter Games. I didn't know what there were more of - Drunks or Snowmobiles.

A lot of the activities take place on the lake. That's right. This is ON THE LAKE.

The lake may be frozen solid (16 1/2 inches. A little less than usual.), but there is still quite a bit of snow. As this lucky person found out the hard way.

Here are my boys. The little one was a little hesitant about going out onto the lake.

Here is me. I would like to say I have on a puffy coat, but I guess I'm the one who is puffy. I'm gonna work on that.

And here is the crack I saw that made me say, "Okay! We're done here. Let's move on, shall we?"


You Are Chicken Fried Steak

You are bold and fearless. You tend to think big, and that includes eating big.

If you're going to go out to eat, then you're going to order something amazing. No salads for you!

You live in the now. You figure the future is uncertain, so you might as well just make the best of today.

You don't believe in moderation or holding back. You just go for it, consequences be damned.

You Are Beer

You are very relaxed and casual. You're happy to have a drink with friends, and you're not too picky about what that drink is.

You are definitely not a snob, and it drives you crazy when people get too fancy about what ever you're drinking.

You drink to let loose and have fun. You are the furthest thing in the world from uptight.

If someone hands you a drink, you'll drink it. You'll toast often and to anything!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Product Review

See this?

Without going and digging into coat pockets, I can still easily assemble this many lip balms. One beside my chair. Two beside the bed. And three in my car key bowl.

You may wonder why I need all of these when I'm surrounded by feet upon feet of snow.

It's a dry snow.

Very little humidity. Ergo, my lips are dry.

But why so many?

Nothing works well.

Oh sure, they may be pretty tasty. Especially the margarita and peppermint flavored ones.

But they don't really help much.

That's why, when the fine folks at Mom Central wanted to know if I would be interested in trying Neosporin Lip Health, I said a big, "Heck yeah!" (Right after I said, "Neosporin has lip goo?")

They do!

I recieived a small jar of Overnight Renewal Thereapy and a tube of Daily Hydration Therapy.

I started off with the Overnight - Repair and nourish as you sleep and restore visibly healthier lips in three nights.

Bring it on, sister.

Night one - As I slathered it on, I could feel the roughness of my lips underneath my fingers.

Night two - As I slathered it on, I could tell that my lips were A LOT smoother than the night before.

Night three - I felt like I usually feel when I take antibiotics - I feel better. I really don't need this anymore. But I put it on anyway.

Verdict? I liked it. It worked for me. I really like the creaminess of the product. When I woke up, I could tell that it was still there and hadn't vanished in the night. I'm keeping this stuff around!

I didn't want to use the Daily while I was using the Overnight so I could see if the Overnight was doing what it said it would. Since I was happy with the Overnight results, I went ahead and started using the Daily. So far, I have liked the results from it as well.

Not only is it hydration therapy, it also is SPF 20. That comes in real handy here with all of the shiny, shiny snow!

I will add that neither product is "flavored". I kinda miss that. Maybe Neopsorin could look into that, m'kay?

Head on over to Neolips and there is a link you can click for a coupon. Tell them I sent you.


"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Neosporin and received a sample of the Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy and the Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy to facilitate my review and a $20 thank-you gift certificate."