tag by exmi

I was tagged awhile back by ExMi for the meme, I am finally getting around to it.

1. What time did you get up this morning? Around 11:oo it is Dadurday in our house so I got to sleep in.

2. How do you like your steak? Med-Rare

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Hangover

4. What is your favorite TV show? Right now I would have to say it is between Warhouse 13 and Burn Notice
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Tough question I have no idea.

6. What did you have for breakfast? Water and a cup of noddles.

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Mexican Food.

8. What foods do you dislike? Onions and Mustard

9. Favorite Place to Eat? My Daddy’s house Janice sure can cook.

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Nothing at the moment.
12. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans and T-shirts.
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Europe

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? 1/2 full.

15. Where would you want to retire? No clue.

16. Favorite time of day? The morning when Ian is first waking up and very cuddly.

17. Where were you born? Texas.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Baseball.

19. Who do you think will not tag you back? I don’t particularly care either way.

20. Person you expect to tag you back first? Huh?
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Um, everyone?
22. Bird watcher? Fully.
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Both.

24. Do you have any pets? FootFoot

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? Nothing, really.

26. What did you want to be when you were little? A lawyer.

27. What is your best childhood memory? Anything involving my horses.

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Dogs – I love them.

29. Are you married? Yes.

30. Always wear your seat belt? Always.
31. Been in a car accident? Yes, more then one.

32. Any pet peeves? sniffing, loud chewing, ignorant, pretentious people. Two-faced people, washing dishes.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? cheese, mushrooms, and black olives.

34. Favorite Flower? Daisies.
35. Favorite ice cream? Depends.

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Chik-fil-a.
37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? None.

38. From whom did you get your last email? A blog commenter.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? any home store.
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? No.
41. Happy with your job? Yes.

42. Broccoli? Yes please.
43. What was your favorite vacation? Floating the river.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Gabe, Abby, Dustin and Sarah.

45. What are you listening to right now? Dirty Jobs.
46. What is your favorite color? Red.

47. How many tattoos do you have? Two.
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? Um, not sure.

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 11:17pm.
50. Coffee Drinker? Yes.

You Capture

This weeks you capture theme is old signs. I can’t remember which bar on Northgate this sign hangs in but If I had to guess I would say it hangs in the chicken. I spent enough time in those bars I should be able to tell but it has been a few years. Sorry Patrick I cropped you out. Next weeks theme is to photograph something you have never photographed before so wish me luck and see you next week.


Whats in your water

I didn’t realize until recently reading an article that had run in the New York Times about how many things are in our drinking water. The chemicals we use to make our yards greener and weed free are often in the water you or your family consume.How much is to much?

Quoting the article that ran on Aug 22:
Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency say Americans are not exposed to unsafe levels of atrazine. They say that current regulations are adequate to protect human health, and that the doses of atrazine coming through people’s taps are safe — even when concentrations jump.

But some scientists and health advocates disagree. They argue that the recent studies offer enough concerns that the government should begin re-examining its regulations. They also say that local water systems — which have primary responsibility for the safety of drinking water — should be forced to monitor atrazine more frequently, in order to detect short-term increases and warn people when they occur. 

Do you drink your water straight from the tap, bottled, or filtered? We used to use a pur pitcher until Ian was born and then we couldn’t keep it filled and went back to drinking tap water, but after reading this article I am reconsidering that idea.

When I came across this distubing information on she blogs it was accompnied with the information about Zuvo water purators and how they process the water in a five step system. The system is pricey but it might be worht the money if i wasn’t constatly having to fill a pitcher or having somethign attached to my faucet that makes washing dishes impossible.

This post was written so that I could get my husband a zuvo water canteen.

Semi- Crunchy or Frugal?

Is it possible to be semi-crunchy? I would think if it is then that is what I am. I recently with the help of Vanessa, we hung clothes line across my patio. It was quite an adventure trying to cut plastic covered clothesline with kitchen shears. Then trying to figure out how and where to place the clothes line where the patio was still somewhat usable. Once all was said and done and we were sweating like crazy(I forgot to mention this was at four in the afternoon) I have a functioning clothes line which I have used almost everyday since. Since someone so small dirties more clothes then whole sports teams wear.

Now back to the Semi-Crunchy idea, I am switching to cloth diapers (whole post within itself) this week not only because they are better for the environment, they are better for Ian’s skin too (less chemicals), they will save us money in the long run (yay, for saving money), and I won’t have to run to the store for diapers. With starting cloth diapers I am going to start making my own baby wipes with baby wash clothes and a little bit of Burt’s Bees Head to toe wash and water (this is mainly to save money). I am also trying to switch to less chemical filled products for cleaning and other such purposes. Which I have found vinegar, baking soda, and other such things our grandmothers use work best and are normally the cheapest. I am currently reading a book called Good House Magicwhich is all about doing things cheaper and easier. Not only am I trying to find less chemical filled cleaning product but baby care products also. I am a huge fan of the Burt’s Bees line of baby care products called Baby Bee. Their diaper rash cream is amazing and to top it off smells good too. I know that the Burt’s products are a little more money but they smell great and have less chemicals. We also made homemade pizza tonight that cost less then $5 for the both of us to eat with enough ingredients left over for me to make my self pizza for lunch in the next week. Also we are trying to incorporate one meatless meal into the rotation every week. We have cranked the thermostat up to above 75 degrees, this by far has been the toughest for me. So does anybody else have any good tips on how to save money?


1. What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now?
Dial cranberry body wash (smells heavenly)
2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator?
3. Is there anything moldy in your refrigerator?
No we cleaned it out today

4. Are there any dirty dishes in your sink?
Yes baby bottles, and whatever is in there form dinner I still need to load the dishwasher

5. What would you change about your living room?
More storage, larger, and a coffee table

6. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty?

7. Do you have a can of mushrooms in your pantry?
8. White or wheat bread?

9. What is on top of your refrigerator?
chips, ice cube trays, jar of powder drink mixes

10. What color is your sofa?

11. What color or design is on your shower curtain?
blue, tan, and cream

12. How many plants are in your home?
13. How many candles are in your home?
like 2

14. Is your bed made right now?
15. If you have a coffee pot, what color is it?
stainless steel

16. Electric or standard can opener?
we have both

17. Theme in your living room?
organized chaos and comfort

18. Colors in the bedroom?
um. lots of brown…and some blue.
19. Comet or Soft Scrub?
soft scrub
20. Is your closet organized?

21. What color is the flashlight that you use the most?
22. What kinds of things are in your junk drawer?
assorted things
23. Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?
plastic or glass whatever i grab out of the cabinet
24. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now?

25. If you have a garage, is it cluttered?
26. Curtains or blinds?
Blinds and curtains

27. How many pillows do you sleep with?
28. Do you sleep with any lights on at night?
i go to sleep with the tv on then my husband comes in and turns it off
29. How many ceiling fans are in your home?
30. How often do you vacuum?
2 a week

31. Standard toothbrush or electric?
32. What color is your toothbrush
pink and blue

33. Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch?
34. What is in your oven right now?
35. Is your microwave clean or dirty?
36. Is there anything under your bed?
37. Chore you hate doing the most?
38. What retro items are in your home?
i have no idea

39. Do you have a separate room that you use as an office?
40. If you have a yard, who mows it?
the maintenance crew

41. Is there anything on your kitchen floor right now?
dirt and stuff
42. How many mirrors are in your home?
43. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home?
not hidden but yes

44. What color are your walls?
46. Do you have a peephole in your front door?
47. Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home?
does foot foot count.
48. What does your home smell like right now?
49. Fave candle scent?
Macintosh apples.
50. What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now?

51. Who are in the pictures you displayed?
too many to name
52. What color is your favorite bible?
off white
53. Do you have plenty of cabinet space in your kitchen?
54. Do you own a stereo?
55. How many tvs do you have?

56. How many house phones?
57. Do you have a housekeeper?
58. What style do you decorate in?
whatever works best.
59. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints?
60. Is there a smoke detector in your home?
61. In case of fire, what are the items you would grab if you only could make one quick trip?
Ian and foot foot
62. Do you know how to work your electrical box?
63. What temperature in your home is most comfortable to you?
74-76 degrees-ish, depending on outside weather.

I tag anybody who will do this.

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