inquiring minds want to know...

this first one is mine. see the outside laminated sheet and the 5 inner pockets for each budget category (food, clothes, kids, etc...) see the pretty cash. it is a new month today, that is why there is pretty cash. don’t think it will be there in a few weeks. that envelope will have a distinct echo of emptiness to it then...

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lookie all my wedding guests from 19 years ago... i actually use my good china every now and then. and i used ALOT of it last night. lots of dishwashing fun for all of us later....

i made these CRACK-A-LACKA flower arrangements (well flower and berry twig arrangements). i made 8 little vases of them and the supplies (not counting the vases that i bought at target on sale two years ago and use for EVERYTHING) were less than $25.

i could NOT have gotten everything cooked and cleaned and decorated had an angel not appeared at my side door about 10a.m. (and with a three year old son too, do angels have children? well, this angel has LOTS of children and all but one were in school). jodi, faithful blog reader, came over to help and she made the toffee tiramisu DESSERT, i think she sampled some of it too, but it was ONLY for the sake of making sure it was yummi-licious.... and it WAS. you should really have jodi make it for you sometime. it is that good. oh, and jodi also folded a basket full of laundry when i wasn’t looking and washed a sink full of dishes another time i wasn’t paying attention to her. i tried to look away several other times to see if she would sneak off and weed my yard, organize my pantry, or clean my bathrooms, but no such luck.

so it was a great day overall, first i had fun food preparation with jodi (as we listened to glenn beck tell us that our lives are over and we will all dwell in poverty and misery the rest of our lives economically speaking). and then it was a relaxed evening with family and good food. and adam and i actually had a nice time washing and drying all that fine china.

and even though the whole thing went off like a well oiled machine, i would like to take this moment to remind you all that i am NOT MARTHA STEWART.... because if i was, millie would grow up and host this t.v. show... 

and if that made you laugh so hard that something came out of your nose... watch this clip about martha making s’mores... and this one too about halloween face painting...

oh, you know millie might make that television show anyway... whatever lea. i can see the skyrocketing ratings now....

hope she gets j.j. abrams involved somehow....