keep focused on chocolate

two things have been in focus in my life recently
:the creation of several behavior modification charts 
:and justin's hazelnut butter.

if i could use a spoonful of justin's as a reward [yes _ i said REWARD], 
i'm pretty sure, i could eliminate ANY SORT of behavior chart. 

wouldn't life just be simpler?

one spoonful for the kid, one for me.. . 
done. and doner.


Sweet.eats in my fridge

here are a few things in my kitchen that have given me much pleasure in the last week or so. 
all of these are either from Kings or Whole Foods. 
as a result, I've probably spent more money than I should of on all of these items.
it seems you can find them online as well .. . and probably hunt them down for better prices.

i love these Chimes candies just as much for the packaging as for the product. 
I've always been a fan of ginger chews with their powdered sugared covering and the spicy goodness inside. 
but this tin?! 
and look how the top opens?? 
you know i'm saving this for keeps.

[i have a couple of tins stashed all over - mango in my apartment, original in my car.. .]

unlike ANYTHING else. 
.you've gotta give these a try. 
Strawberry Dark Chocolate Chip is my favorite flavor. 
Although, I'm needing to give some more a taste. 
Check out the their website for the varieties.

these taste so divine. 


real world 7H

clearly, she knows the dishes are the LAST thing i should be doing.
.this has become a weekly Saturday event.
it made me laugh the first time, the fifth time, and guaranteed it will the fiftieth time

[without fail, the bone will always make its way into the dishwasher. no photos on this blog are staged ;]

this on the other hand, is a daily event 
.and it does occasionally get old.

especially on Mondays, when I can barely get my lazy ass out of bed 
and she falls back on me

notice her deep sigh at 0:40 when she realizes she has been successful 
in crawling all the way up on my chest. 

what a baby.. . but i love her even the more for it.

KINDLY ignore the trashy apartment behind Tess. 
the OTHER side of my bedroom is painted and decorated nicely. 
No.. . I'm not Joking. 
Photos to be posted soon. 


Muscari.. . Say What?

i have very few clear memories of when i was a young girl.

it used to drive my mom bonkers.
I think she thought it reflected poorly on my childhood - instead of it being purely a demonstration of my unique 
and semi.talented brain. [smirk]

the things that i do remember bring back such warmth that I can't help but smile inside and out.
every year, when these sprout from the ground i feel my childhood all over again.
.albeit it so very short.

Yup .. . these beautiful flowers have that ugly name [muscari - who woulda thought?]




BEWARE BEWARE .. . adult words!