Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What the heck is Pinterest anyway???

Many of you have asked to some information on Pinterest..

Actually, just one.

But I am here to help..selflessly and without any form of payment or adoration for my expertise..

OK, so in the interest of  Pinterest {ahh..I crack me up sometimes}here's what I've learned..and taken directly   copied  from the Pinterest site:

{note to Mr. Spell Check Person, ...I am too spelling 'Pinterest' correctly..}

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite.

**{this is good..I have filled up so many "folders" on my computer that I don't even know what they contain..or where they are..or why I did it in the first place..}

Pinterest is special because of the people who use it.

{they're talking about me, you know, right??}

The guidelines below are based on collective input from people using Pinterest. These are suggestions to help keep our community positive and to ensure that every pin is useful to other people.

Be Nice

Pinterest is a community of people. We know that tastes are personal, but be respectful in your comments and conversations.

Credit Your Sources

Pins are the most useful when they have links back to the original source. If you notice that a pin is not sourced correctly, leave a comment so the original pinner can update the source. Finding the original source is always preferable to a secondary source such as Google Image Search or a blog entry.

Avoid Self Promotion

Pinterest is designed to curate and share things you love. If there is a photo or project you’re proud of, pin away! However, try not to use Pinterest purely as a tool for self-promotion.

Report Objectionable Content

We do not allow nudity or hateful content. If you find content that is objectionable or violates our Terms of Service can submit the content for review by pushing the “Report Content” link.

Tell Us How to Make Pinterest Better

We're just getting started, so there are going to be bumps here and there. Let us know what's working, what's not. We take your input seriously. You can get in touch with us anytime:

“Follow Button” for Websites  

{you will need to actually GO to the Pinterest site to get the code..I am not a "code" person..}

Click the button of your choosing below to select the HTML code to embed. Then, copy and paste the code onto your site where you'd like it to appear.
  • Follow Me on Pinterest button  
So, here's their address:

Have fun and if you need an "invite" just let me know {I will need your email address..your credit card number..and your dog's first name.. and the date of your anniversary..}

OK, OK..just your email address.  And M&M's.  I am particularly fond of M&M's..plain.


PS..Oh Oh Oh..what they don't tell ya? If you click on the picture you are pinning, it will take you to the original site! You can then look around the blog or where ever they found the thingy you are pinning!

Oh Oh Oh ..and Oh.. here's the final pic from my first blog about Pinterest....OK OK..enough with the squiggly red line under the Pintetest.. IT IS TOO SPELLED RIGHT!

Sweet Potato Oven Fries Recipe // by Amy Rosen

Friday I had dinner with old friends I hadn't met...

Yeppers..blogging friends.

Bridgette at http://lifeinredshoes.blogspot.com/ had a wonderful dinner party at her doll-house-of-a-house last week.

{note the "RED Shoes"!!}

{bad photographer..sorry!..it is just adorable..sooo much more than these photos can show!!!}

There, I met, as in face-to-face-meeting, several bloggers I had visited and gotten to know..virtually.

So, now were are truly virtually meeting and it was great.

No awkwardness, no "finding a comfort zone"..no anything but smiles and hugs and meeting old friends after a long hiatus.

Bridgette was the perfect hostess.  Everything from the presentation of the buffet {think Cath Kidson napkin-wrapped forks and spoons, tied with baker's twine..yeah..that cute!}..

...to take home gifts of a Paula Dean cup, hand-crocheted red & white hot pad and a Paula Dean jar-twister-off-er..all in cello bags tied with red & white ribbon (!}..and displayed in her antique shopping cart!
The food? Well, can you just say...YUM-oh?!!  Yep. Serious yum-oh.  Quiche, salad, fruit salad {watermelon and cantaloupe balls with strawberries}, homemade bruchetta., bread, flour-less chocolate tart cake (she had me at "cake") and beautiful decorated sugar cookies {thanks, Kay!}

A beautiful glass pitcher of clear cold ice water with floating oranges and berries..

...top this all off with laughter, stories, learning about living and being from fun and friendship..
New Zealand {loved their accents!..if I sounded that cute, I'd never stop talking,..}


It was a night to remember!  Thanks to Bridgette for all her loving work, thanks to all who attended and thanks to blogging..for introducing us to this wonderful world of friends ..some of whom we've yet to meet!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Wow...I've been a terrible blogger..

..since I stated "pinning"...

Do you pin?  From "Pinterest"?

It's addicting.  A "pin board" for ideas..recipes..inspiration..quotes.

And there is just so much..sooo much fun, good stuff..great photos..and one pin leads to another..and another..and another..

Pretty soon, time has gone by..my eyes are tired and dry and I'm falling asleep with the laptop on my lap.

But, I really really like it.  No more pining out stuff..no more putting it into albums that I can't remember what I named it..

So, I'm sorry I haven't visited.  I do miss you all. And I will be a better friend.  But..have you tried Pinterest??


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What do you think of when I say.....

...Old Spice???

That commercial with the guy who keeps saying "now look at me..now look at him..now me.."  ??

I usually think of my Dad.

... when he wore aftershave, always wore Old Spice.

And now, Mr. B wears Old Spice.

Daughter Brandi always gets him his yearly supply of Old Spice for Christmas.

I've never had any reason to look at the labeling on the after shave, but today, while getting ready for work, I happened to find myself eye-level to the back side of the Old Spice deodorant tube-thingie..

Now, one would think that the demographic for any Old Spice product is..uh..old{er}, right?

Nope.  Not by the listing of what this mighty tube contains...

Yeah..double click on this and see exactly what this is made of...

Hmmm..wonder how the Atomic Robots and Scent Elves got by the FDA??

So, go look at your hubby's deodorant or after shave...you may just see this..

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Going to cloud 9.....

~I dweamt I was a fwuffy cwoud, fwoating acwoss the sky~

...from Cute Overload...
I justcan stand this adorableness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sing along with me.."what a difference a day makes...

..24 little hours.."

Yep, the face is back to were it's supposed to be. I guess it just got up on the wrong side of the bed..?!

The weirdness just keeps on, huh?

Oh, and thank all y'all's concern..{didn't know I spoke a second language, eh? Yep..after all, I am originally from the South..{south side of Chicago} then was raised in the South {Southern Arizona}

So, I saw this clip of "Up" and thought it was soo good..and it showed some of the rooms from the "Up" house that we were in on Saturday..so here:

Have a totally "Up" day, OK?


Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Short post..weird post..

So, I woke up this morning with a HUGE fever blister on my lip..on the right side of my top lip..

...the same side that I have a that irritating "eye-lid-twitching" thingie going on  for. the. 4th.  day...{!}

When I went to look at my duck-beak  lip, the left side of my nose and under my left eye was bright red..

sorta like a sunburn but just on my nose and under my left eye..

...it's the Nike swatch!!

bring on the Abreva..

.. go to the other half of my lip so I could have those full-Angelina Jolee-lips..


weird, huh??


ps..ever have a song in your head you can not get out of your head??

yeah..that new Target commercial..

Shaun White hoodies..
.. and denim..
Converse {somwthing something somethiing..}
{something something something} and hair ge-el and

Thanks a lot Target...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Boy, did we have an "Up" day..

Connor is keeping us runnin' seeing the sights of Salt Lake City and the surrounding area.  We feel like the visitors....heehee :-)

Jeff picked Connor and me "up" about 11 yesterday. First one the agenda was to go "up" to the top if the largest open-pit copper mine, the Bingham mine and look d...o..w...n  into the big ginormous hole..

But on the way, Jeff asked if we'd like to see the "Up" house..

..the what?

The "Up"  house..you know, like in the movie "Up"?

Sure!  Soo.. off we went

And as luck would have it, the house was part of a Parade of Homes..and get this, we could see inside the "Up" house.

Inside Up..

Here's a look..it is simply adorable and I would love to find it under my Christmas tree..but that would have to be a rather large tree..

Oh, what's missing?......


Above is the Disney house...

..this is  the Utah "Up" house..and who's on the porch??


Oh..and Connor and Colleen..

He even had the whole walker-with-4-tennis-balls going on..

Remember this scene??

Here it is ...in real life :-)

Click on this college to see the detail they took in this house..from the family photos on the stairway..to the photos and glasses on the nightstands..

The silhouettes? Perfect..

Ellie's big chair ?  Yep..it's there..

The retro kitchen is one of my dreams!

Yep..it was complete with ....balloons!

What a great "detour"!   What a great day in "My Adventure Book"

 Thanks, Jeff!


PS..it's a real house..seriously..4 bedrooms, media room, 2 laundry rooms, and some very lucky person will live in it one day..

Oh..and this is the only one that will be built..Disney bought the plans..

and copyrighted them ..