I want this so badly…

It kind of hurts.

I’m not even fussy on the color – they are all so beautiful.


Dear Friends,

If someone wins the lottery, buy me this and I’ll be happy.  It’s only like, $500.  I’ll make you soup in it.  Any kind you want.

Love, E.

Random sidenote: I haven’t read a book in awhile.  I’ve been kinda busy.  But I’m working on one and if it’s good, I will share it.  Just keeping you in the loop.


Mabel’s Labels

The children are going back to school soon.  You should get them these:www.mabel.ca

I don’t know who Mabel is, but she’s a gosh-darn genius.

The most amazing stick-almost-anywhere labels that are perfect for backpacks, lunch bags, coats, shoes.  They are the greatest!  They don’t come off.  We got some when the Bud was born – he starts at a new daycare on Wednesday and I’m going to stick them on everything.  Including his forehead.
There are different designs, colors and packages.  They even have household ones.  You know what I’m thinking?  ORGANIZING.  Fun!

I even have my own mini ones that I stick on my books before I lend them out.  If I ever find an unreturned book of mine on one of your bookshelves, GOD HELP YOU.

I am thinking about getting some for C – he is worse than a child when it comes to leaving his belongings in random places.  How cute would it be if had Mabel’s Labels on his shoes, sweaters, Blackberry, workboots?  I know.  CUTE.
Pink ones.


Every year for Lent, I give up my most favorite thing in the world: potato chips.  I know, I am my own hero.  Jesus MUST love me for this selfless act.

This year, @angrycelery sent me this:

I love it.  And for real, if any of my friends give up chips permanently, we’re totally over.

Yesterday I was reminded of something from my childhood that I miss very, very much.  Well, I didn’t really need to be reminded because I think of them often.  They are:

President’s Choice Ruffled Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips

They were THE BEST.  They came in a yellow and white bag and they were so heavily seasoned that they caused your eyes and mouth to water as soon as you opened the bag.  My mouth is watering right now.  I think they may have even made your tongue bleed if you ate too many.  Sometimes we ate them with french onion dip and it killed the burn. Not the homemade kind, I didn’t know about it then.  Which is really too bad, because it would have been, um, amazing.

Something happened and they stopped making them.  I don’t know WHY because between my friends and I (specifically @littlebreezer), we easily made it worth their while to continue production.  We were known to walk down to Valu-Mart and buy a large bag each and then sit and watch a movie and eat them.  We were known to do this daily.  I was known to be slightly overweight.

We weren’t the only fans – my male equivalent B-Rad remembers and loved them too.  We speak of them often.

Dear Galen Weston,

Please bring them back.

A Concerned Citizen