Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Knitting For A Need

The knitting/crocheting for homeless and needy in the community that I helped start last year had another article in the CJ today.

Check it out, and if it seems like something you'd like to do please feel free to come to a session or make them on your own schedule.

With the weather getting warmer it's time to start our stockpile again!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter

We had a lovely Easter yesterday. Adam came to church with us and we got there on time! The kiddos looked lovely and we had a lot of fun at Adam 's mom and dads doing a big egg hunt.

Last Friday we went to visit my mom and dad while they were camping where we dyed eggs, hunted for some, played at the playground and had a nice time.

Picture overload below, and as always to see more, click on one!

Me and my Easter Babies

easter baskets with oma and opa

Lilli and Great-grandma

Conner and great grandma swinging.

Conner in attack position

Mom.Here.NOW!!!

Cold Adam

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Derby Time Betches!

B-52's are coming back to Louisville!

American Indian Pow-Wow
From last year:

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For the complete schedule visit the Kentucky Derby Festival website.

I'm so embarassed...

About 2 weeks my sisters boyfriend MADE me watch the Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew or some crap like that on MTV. Anyway, I can't get enough. Every week they have a different theme that they have to incorporate into their style into it.

Here's the best group on there (in my opinion) The JabbawockeeZ.



Tuesday, March 18, 2008

what the crap

So another place that Adam and I visted and supported regularly in downtown New Albany has closed it's doors. The part that really pisses us off is that this is this is another one of those instances where,again, we're asked to rally around a fledgling business and support it and all that and then POOF it up and disappears without even a word. I mean there's not even a fricking sign on the door. Just gone.

And of course there is word that he may open at another location, but I doubt that Connors Place will open again. Even if it does, I don't know if I can do all this yay-rah support when the owners don't give a shit enough to even let us know they're closing their doors.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Know Your Photographer's Rights

Another awesome article today from Photojojo.
It goes over what you can (and can't) take pictures of.

Here is the list:

The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography

I. Anyone in a public place can take pictures of anything they want. Public places include parks, sidewalks, malls, etc. Malls? Yeah. Even though it’s technically private property, being open to the public makes it public space.

II. If you are on public property, you can take pictures of private property. If a building, for example, is visible from the sidewalk, it’s fair game.

III. If you are on private property and are asked not to take pictures, you are obligated to honor that request. This includes posted signs.

IV. Sensitive government buildings (military bases, nuclear facilities) can prohibit photography if it is deemed a threat to national security.

V. People can be photographed if they are in public (without their consent) unless they have secluded themselves and can expect a reasonable degree of privacy. Kids swimming in a fountain? Okay. Somebody entering their PIN at the ATM? Not okay.

VI. The following can almost always be photographed from public places, despite popular opinion:

* accident & fire scenes, criminal activities
* bridges & other infrastructure, transportation facilities (i.e. airports)
* industrial facilities, Superfund sites
* public utilities, residential & commercial buildings
* children, celebrities, law enforcement officers
* UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, Chuck Norris

VII. Although “security” is often given as the reason somebody doesn’t want you to take photos, it’s rarely valid. Taking a photo of a publicly visible subject does not constitute terrorism, nor does it infringe on a company’s trade secrets.

VIII. If you are challenged, you do not have to explain why you are taking pictures, nor to you have to disclose your identity (except in some cases when questioned by a law enforcement officer.)

IX. Private parties have very limited rights to detain you against your will, and can be subject to legal action if they harass you.

X. If someone tries to confiscate your camera and/or film, you don’t have to give it to them. If they take it by force or threaten you, they can be liable for things like theft and coercion. Even law enforcement officers need a court order.

Visit the article for more info!

Go buy lots of Doritios and a sh*t-ton of chicket breast. NOW!

Then come right back here and try this recipe!

Chile Rellenos Chicken! (it's from a Pampered Chef book) (paraphrased in ceece-speak)

2 egg whites
Chicken breast
Doritios
Lime juice.
1 Clove of Garlic.
Strips of Green Chile's
Shredded Mont Jack Cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a bowl mix the egg whites, lime juice and garlic until frothy.

In another bowl smash the hell out of some Doritos.
Coat your chicken on the egg mixture then coat with the doritos and place on pan.

Back at 350 for 18-20 minutes or until chicken is just slightly pink, pull out and place chile's and cheese and back for another 3-5 minutes.

SO FREAKING GOOD, and ohmygawd how easy?

It's even better the next day! Cook and tell me what you think!



Thursday, March 13, 2008

"exfoliated and refined" day 68/365




"exfoliated and refined" day 68/365


Originally uploaded by Ceece



"exfoliated and refined" day 68/365



well that's what the bottle said anyway! :-)



Today was so beautiful out. The kids and I went on a stroll around the neighborhood, Bean and I played "tootball" outside until it was time for me to come in and get dinner ready. While he was outside, I went to check on him and when i called for him he answered, "No I'm that guy from Dirty Jobs". So he would only answer to Mike Rowe, the full name. I asked what his "dirty job" was and he said digging in the dirt. Well, that's a pretty dirty job I guess. :-)



Monday, March 10, 2008

mmm brownies

I like to bake, I really do, but more often than not I end up using a store bought mix, simply because I never have all the ingredients I need and I'm very bad about planning meals out in advance.

I needed to take desert to the knitting group last night and since Sweet Stuff was closed because of the MARCH MADNESS storm of 2008, i ended up making brownies. Not just regular brownies though, my grandma's cherry recipe!

It's easy, all you do is add a can of cherry pie filling to your brownie recipe or mix and bake like normal. Once the brownies are done then you add the icing.

Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in a pan on the stove, stirring constantly. Once it's all melted, remove it from the heat. Then add 1 stick of softened cream cheese, and 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar. Stir until smooth. Then spread over the brownies.

Yum.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

oh ohohohoh!!!!!!

Dave Matthews Band. Coming To Slugger Field. Willie Nelson Opening.!!

Ohhhhhhh, I'm so excited, it's been over 4 years since Dave and I have been together!

More info here. Word kids, let me know if you want to go!

I think we all remember this...

dave birthday



Saturday, March 8, 2008

yeah about that

Remember, in the entry below when I was talking about linking to stupid videos...?

Well, here we go! Soulja Boy and MC HAMMER!



A party! And No Jager Involved? I'm There!

Yee-haw. It's time for the Ultimate Blog Party! Allow me to introduce myself in case you don't already know. I'm Ceece, and main purveyor 'round this part of blogland.

I'm a mom to two kiddos, Bean, 3 years old and Bug, 18 months. I stay home with them during the day, which is awesome and tiring, and do some little stuff here and there for shopping and kid money. (hey, it costs money to look this bad ass!) My hubs, Adam, works full time doing about a billion different things including owning a hardwood flooring company, Service and Maintenance Manager for an industrial roofing company, AND he's an officer in the Army National Guard. Plus he's an awesome dad and husband.

If I had free time I would use it for crocheting, scrapbooking, photography and card making. I have an Etsy store ( I just had to set up a new one because I forgot the login info to my last one!) where I sell some hats and cards and a local boutique here in Louisville is getting ready to carry some of my cards as well!

Here at Ceece.net, I mostly talk about the kids, our family, our life in our small-ish town, and every now and then, if your lucky, I pass on a really stupid video!

This started out as a place for me to rant and write about stupid stuff, I've never fancied myself a "good writer", so I hope you aren't here looking for that! Once I had the kids it's pretty much turned into a place for far-flung family and friends (say that 5 times fast) to check in on us!.

I usually post more if I know people are reading so please stop and say hi and I hope you come back!

Also make sure you stop by the Ultimate Blog Party home page and check out the prizes for participating. I read a lot of blogs last year, but didn't participate and this year I'm ready!

My favorite prizes are:
20
29
9
56
80
114

What are yours?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

mmm foood.

With Adam needing pretty big amounts of protien to just function throughout the day and myself not really eating much red meat at all, sometimes it's a struggle to find meals that we will all eat and have enough of all the right stuff.

Last Wednesday I made a modified quiche that will probably get added to our regular rotation here at the house. It's below if you're interested.

1 refrigerated pie-crust
8 eggs
1/2 c milk
1/2 cup of diced mushrooms
1/2 cup of diced onions
1/4 cup diced red pepper
1/2 package of frozen spinach thawed
2 bags of shredded cheese (any flavor you like, we use the mix of three different kinds)

Heat oven to 425 cook for 45 minutes or until top is brown.

Place pie crust in pie pan. cover entire crust with aluminum foil and place in oven for 7-10 minutes or until crust is set. Remove from oven.

Mix eggs, milk, cheese, onions, pepper, spinach, mushrooms in large bowl. Pour into pie crust and bake for 45 minutes or until top is brown.

I served this with a loaf of French bread and it was awesome.

If you try it let me know what you think!