October 27, 2008

The new Harry Potter Trailer

While I'm just TICKED that they moved the movie back ALL THE WAY to next summer, I'm glad there is a new trailer out! Check it out here!

October 19, 2008

The Endless Possibilities of Nutella

I've recently developed this love for this chocolaty hazelnut spread that is Nutella. I can't even tell you how good it is! It's great on crackers, any type of fruit but my fav is bananas, pretzels, and anything you can think of. It's this fun little snack from Italy that can be found in most grocery stores. I got 2 big jars from costco for cheap but you can buy little jars else where. To get you started, I just tried this awesome and easy reciepe from Everyday Italian and it is quick, easy and fun to do with kids.

Easy Fried Nutella Ravioli


  • 16 wonton wrappers
  • 1 egg, beaten to blend
  • 1 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 16 fresh mint leaves
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • Granulated sugar, for dredging
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


Line a baking sheet with plastic wrap. Place 1 wonton wrapper on the work surface. Brush the edges of the wrapper lightly with egg. Spoon 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread into the center of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper diagonally in half over the filling and press the edges of the wrapper to seal. Place the ravioli on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers, egg, and chocolate-hazelnut spread.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Add enough oil to a heavy large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F.

Working in batches, carefully add the ravioli to the hot oil and cook until they are golden brown, about 45 seconds per side. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the ravioli to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Then, transfer the cooked ravioli to another baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven while frying the remaining ravioli. (The fried ravioli can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool them completely, then cover and refrigerate. Before serving, place them on a baking sheet and rewarm in a preheated 375 degrees F oven just until they are heated through, about 7 minutes.)

Spray the top side of the mint leaves very lightly with nonstick spray. Working with 1 leaf at a time, dredge the coated side of the leaves in sugar to coat lightly.

Arrange 2 fried ravioli on each plate. Dust the ravioli with powdered sugar. Garnish with the sugared mint leaves and serve.

I wish I had some pictures to show you but we ate them up so fast, I had no time to get the camera :) We didn't get fancy and do the mint leaves, but it was just as good!

October 10, 2008

My handsome boy

Isn't he the cutest?? I may be biased but just LOOK! even with 2 front teeth missing, he is still as cute as can be! Fine, be that way, don't agree with me... but I know what I'm talking about, I promise you that!

October 8, 2008

Are you emotionally mature??

I found this fun little quiz that tests your emotional maturity.
This is my result....

You Are 60% Grown Up, 40% Kid

You've grown up a good bit, but you still have a way to go before you're emotionally mature.

You have the skills to control your emotions, you just have to use them.

Whenever you feel yourself acting out, just stop. It's really that simple.

Acting like an adult is all about doing the best you can.

Hey! Not too bad for someone in her twenties right? Now, you have to answer the questions honestly, not what you hope you might be!

October 7, 2008

Go Bears!

Okay, have you seen a cuter cheerleader??!!? When Tammi emailed about a pink Chicago Bears shirt, I was so excited to make it for her! It was such a project to work on, searching for the team logo and font. Don't you think it turned out adorable? I gotta admit, I'm not a fanatic when it comes to football teams (maybe because Utah doesn't have a pro ball team?), but if I did, I would totally make one for my kid. Maybe even for myself! GOOOOOOOOOOOO BEARS!

October 6, 2008

The ever-so-wonderful Mr. Gomez

My ol' Alma Mater had it's 50th anniversary party last month and the pictures just came out today. I'm kind of bummed that I didn't go to my class 10 year reunion and I missed the 50th birthday party. Granted, the pictures looked like a buncha people that are my grandpa's age, but it would have been nice to hear papa do run run, and see old teachers. Like Mr. Gomez!! He has to be my all time favorite teacher. He taught me band for 4 years and it truly was a wonderful experience.

Some of them were:

~ Meeting him for the first time at the freshman orientation and he told me I had to join band and it would be an easy A for 4 years

~ Mr. Gomez walking around with that blowhorn, yelling at us about how we NEED to march and play at the same time

~ inspecting us on the bus, making sure we weren't doing any hanky panky

~ inspecting us at pismo beach, doing room checks, making sure we weren't doing any hanky panky

awwww, fond memories...