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100 percent fun

6 Jun

June 6 – 100 percent fun

I found a fun surprise in my mailbox yesterday afternoon.

Corrie, one of my oldest childhood friends is working on a Disney Cruise Ship right now, traveling the world and having all kinds of fun adventures.

She sent me a moose-themed package from Alaska. I absolutely love everything in it. In case you didn’t know, I absolutely love moose (meese in the plural).

The upper-right corner of the oven mitt label says “100% fun”, which perfectly describes the package.

Aren’t friends wonderful?

And to end this post, here’s a photo of us from an elementary school birthday party.


Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Soda

2 May

I love strawberries this time of year. I’ve been day dreaming about chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry shortcake, and strawberry soda for weeks.

This weekend my friends and I got creative and combined a few classic strawberry creations. Our result: Chocolate-covered strawberry soda.

It sounds crazy. It was. It was also amazing and beautiful.



To create your own chocolate-covered strawberry soda:

Melt a bowl of chocolate chips, dip the top of an empty glass in the melted chocolate, then quickly dip the melted chocolate covered glass in sprinkles.

We* dipped our glasses straight down into the chocolate, but the chocolate on the inside was difficult to eat. We decided it might be better to rotate the top of your glass at an angle so the chocolate stays on the outside. But really, either way works just fine.

*When I say “we”, I really mean my friend Kelsey. We came up with the idea together, but she did the work while Sarah and I watched.

Long Weekend and a Road Trip

30 Apr

The blog has been really quiet the last few days. Dustin and I celebrated the end of his 10-day-long work week with a road trip to visit friends. We enjoyed catching up and eating ice cream – there was a lot of ice cream.


April 26 – Is Mike Wallace worth 5 dollars?
The long weekend began with The Friends of the Library book sale. Twice a year a huge warehouse in town is filled with tons of donated books that are for sale at super cheap prices. Most books are on sale for $1; some cost a little more. I left with a stack of books and spent $10. The only book I bought that cost more was Mike Wallace’s memoirs, and the man who checked me out tried to convince me Mike Wallace wasn’t worth that much.


April 27 – Road Trip
After a wonderful bagel breakfast Friday morning, we packed our bags, dropped Dyson off at his dog hotel, (a.k.a. The vet’s office) got the car serviced and left for Illinois to spend the weekend visiting friends. We stopped along the way to pick up another friend. It was a fun, friend-filled weekend.


April 28 – Ahoy!
Saturday was spent playing this pirate board game, thrift store shopping, and eating at local restaurants.


April 29 – Elephants Along the Interstate
Friday night we passed a giant flashing ice cream cone next to a giant man eating ice cream next to a giant pink elephant. We weren’t sure what it was, but we decided it was important to stop on the way back. Apparently it’s an antique store that is closed on Sunday, so we didn’t go inside. The ice cream stand (that is located inside the giant flashing ice cream cone) was open so we bought some frozen treats and explored there giant toys.