Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's official...I've decided it's time to shake things up a bit.  Think of it as a little spring cleaning--blog style.  Although I have to admit, the cleaning isn't all.  Thought I'd share with you anyway and let you in on my little secret. I'm packing up the blog and moving on over to Wordpress.  Not only that, but my little blog child is going to get a fresh new name, address, and design scheme.  You'll have to be patient, though, cause it might take me a little while to get all of the kinks worked out.  Unless someone wants to pay me a salary to sit at home and blog the day away. Seriously though, I'm so excited to take a few steps forward in the world of blogging!!  OK, so here's your part.  Make a mental note that the new blog address will now be   Better yet, head on over and check it out! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Photo Love

Well, the image above pretty much says it all.  Another new month is upon us.  March:  in like a lion, out like a lamb.  With the winter we've had here in PA, I'd say it's been pretty lamb-ish all along. The arrival of March brings yet more inspiration (yours and mine) to taking a Photo-A-Day, courtesy of course goes to Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim for getting things organized.  If you haven't started yet, I encourage you to do's kinda fun!  Get busy taking photos, people :-)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

366 Days...

Happy leap day people! Hope you have something marvelous planned with your "extra" day. Better yet, PLAN, DO, EXPERIENCE, and CREATE something amazing with ALL of your 366 days this year! Sometimes I need just a little reminder to re-focus and remember that we're all here to make a difference.  The way in which we make that difference just happens to change from time to time. Wherever you are, whatever you do...make today AMAZING! Cheers and HAPPY LEAP DAY!  

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rachel Cooks Thai--Crab Fried Rice

via Rachel Cooks Thai

By the time you read this, my stomach may still be full (of thai crab fried rice that is)...cue the yummm! As per request, I'm sharing the link to the recipe with you.  Your stomach will be grateful, I promise. It's not often that I make fried rice at home (or fried anything for that matter), but I came across this recipe over the weekend and was intrigued enough to make a Sunday evening Wegmans run just to get a container of lump crab meat.  Inspired.  Realistically though, heading to the grocery store in search of ingredients is about the most difficult part of making fried rice, no joke.  You could probably just get away with throwing a bunch of random ingredients in a pan and it would no doubt turn out a mouthwatering, delicious masterpiece.  If you don't believe me, try it yourself.

I ran across the blog Rachel Cooks Thai some time ago, but had yet to try any of her recipes...until now, of course.  Mike was pleased.  I'm pretty sure he could have downed the entire pan himself--with a little Sriracha squeezed over the top.  Thinking about it, I'm not sure many words were uttered at the dinner table. We were both too focused on the rice.  I'm convinced that anything with crab in it or on it is just meant to be.

There's more than just rice. The blog is full of recipes that look equally delicious...I'm sure I'll be trying out a few more in the near future.  If you happen to try any other recipes from the site, let me know what you think!!  For now, click the link and let your journey toward Crab Fried Rice begin!

Monday, February 27, 2012

We're Gonna Win Twins

If you're a true Twins fan, that should cue the rest of the song in your head right now.  In fact, you'll probably be humming along while you read through the rest of this post...and that's quite alright, cause it'll get you in the mood for baseball season.

We ate baseball food yesterday...and by baseball food I mean peanuts.  Peanuts that got me thinking about spring.  Spring.  Sun.  The smell of freshly cut green grass...and baseball.  Baseball.  Beer.  Stadium food.  Oh yeah!  Oh so soon the bats will be swinging...I can't wait!  There's just nothing better. Especially since there's plenty of Leinenkugel's to be had at Target Field, whoop whoop!

I assume most men are more than happy when their wives love baseball, right? Hope so...

Mike and I are still trying to finalize a set of dates for our first trip HOME to the heartland. Don't worry parents, we haven't forgotten.  Believe me, if we could we'd definitely be home lots!  Anyway, I'm thinking our trip home really has to coincide with at least one (or two) ballgames at Target Field.  No question. **huge smile**

All this talk about baseball has me dreaming about the gorgeous beauty that is Target Field, light of the spring-that-is-soon-to-come, happy almost baseball season & take a peek!

My favorite bus!  Metro Transit TargetField bus--covered in bright green grass :-)
If you look closely enough you can see my dirty windshield...ignore it! 

Minneapple skyline at dusk...could do without the view of the Target Center though.
Harmon Killebrew tribute and statue.  #3

Look at that grass...lovely!

LOVE the Minnie and Paul of my favorite parts of the park!
Did you know?? The creator of the logo, Ray Barton, was paid $15 to create the design back in 1961.

After today, I have definitely realized that I have nowhere close to enough photos of Target Field! These don't even do a justice to the place, which means I have all the more reason and excuse to take a ton more this summer! Here's hoping the rest of your winter flies by so the summer festivities can begin :-)