Monday, February 20, 2012

miscellany {my boy, a tattoo, and a sweet treat}

happy monday to you!
i feel like there's much to share this week.
i wonder how much blogging time i'll get?

guess what?! a certain little fella behaved for a haircut!
well, behaved is a bit of a stretch. it was more like a two hour torture session. for all involved.
patrick gets the prize for a job well done, and elijah gets the prize for being adorable.


sometimes, when we are waiting for patrick to get off work, i let elijah jump around in the car.
during summer, we run around on the strip of grass near the parking lot,
or walk around and peek into shop windows. it's winter now though.
so, inside the car activities are allowed.
he loves blasting music and bobbing his head, turning the wipers on high,
gettin' crazy with the hazard lights, drinking water and spitting it everywhere...
that last one isn't allowed, but happened as i snapped the photo above. pfft.


at the beginning of the month, victoria from sf girl by bay posted this.
the business "cards" she had made for a recent design conference are tattoos.
best idea ever? i think so. her logo is beautifully tattoo worthy.
in fact, i think i may get a permanent one...the rose + the stripes = love!
so, much like sending off for loot from a cereal box, i mailed her a self addressed stamped envelope.
and she so sweetly sent me these! now i am the coolest kid in town.

know when else i was the coolest kid in town?
when i was a little girl, on andover drive in jackson, mississippi.
on friday nights my parents would pull out the sofa bed, cut the lights,
and get ready for some quality television. miami vice.
now i have it on dvd. cop show + 80s fashion = love.
i think i was four years old.
sitting with my dad on that old sofa bed.
and mama would slave away in the kitchen making a treat.
caramel corn. oh man, was it delicious!

this is exactly the memory that i thought of when i made this:


microwave caramel corn? sign me up!
it's crazy delicious when you sneak it as it cools; warm and gooey sweetness.
i made a batch as a treat for me and patrick. then i made a second batch,
almost immediately after the first...as the first batch seemed to be quickly disappearing,
even before patrick knew it existed.
it was simple and amazing. carina shared it on ashley's blog last week.
get the recipe here and make it, pronto!

and be sure to check out all the sweet monday links at carissa's place!
Miscellany Monday @
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what are you up to on this fine monday?

43 comments:

  1. That popcorn looks delicious! And the new haircut is lookin pretty snazzy :)

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    1. thanks, chelsea. we do our best to keep the boy snazzy.
      also, the popcorn. do it.
      xo

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  2. Oh my goodness, those tattoos are the coolest business card idea ever! Even though she mostly just features other people's stuff on her blog, you can tell she's totally creative herself too.

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    1. naomi, agreed! super inspirational talent of her own.
      i need to open a business. to have tat cards made, of course.

      xo

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  3. Did you watch Miami Vice with your caramel corn? Just wondering--AND PLEASE tell people we had a 12 inch black and white TV that sat up high on a piano across the room--and only got 3 stations--So Miami Vice didn't seem so graphic or weird to watch as a family--AND it was the only time and night your hard working student dad was able to be home to do anything with all the "family". I recently watched Miami Vice (at YOUR place)on your huge color tv and I was appalled that we watched it with the kiddies--Just felt a need to make "excuses" ;-}
    Your mama

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    1. I love you Auntie Cindy - you and my mom are DEFINITELY cut from the same cloth! I can hear her saying these same words - so funny, so cute! :)

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    2. cindy lou, you sweetest mama ever!
      no one thinks bad of you, promise. and don't be appalled that you sparked my love for the dynamic miami duo. i'm grateful for it.
      and blame patrick for the big tv. i had no part in that:)

      love you.

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    3. laura! our silly moms. oh man.
      i miss your face.

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  4. oooh, microwave caramel corn sounds delish. what is it with lil boys and hazard lights?! mine are all about pushing the button when parked, too. ahhh, the simple joys!
    <3 <3 <3

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    1. always with the hazards. sheesh.
      and, laurie, go make that popcorn!

      xo

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  5. Lots of good catching up! I love your little boys flannel, so so cute! And that tattoo is precious. did you you I had one? i got my first one in Greece in November, it says Beloved.

    Happy Monday Hannah...

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    1. beloved. greece.
      sounds way fancy, gina!
      hope your monday was a delight!

      xo

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  6. i always love your miscellany. elijah - he's a trooper! i'm glad the haircut at least happened. ; ) he looks so cute hanging in the car. i love how you also catch up on blogs and stalk then. ha ha! maybe i ought to drive kelly all the way to work, just to pick him up later and get some stalking time. but somehow waiting with two kiddos in the car seems not as fun. anyways, i digress! the popcorn looks amazing and i love all the memories it brought right back to you. happy monday, sweet thang!

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    1. i completely should have mentioned the stalking part. it's easy to catch up on blogs when the little finds the car gadgets so amusing:) and thanks for inspiring me to share my miscellany. you make everything so fancy.

      love you, xo

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  7. Hehe. It's always hard for little boys to get hair cuts. :) I'm totally going to be making that caramel corn in the very near future!

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  8. Awesome! So happy you like the popcorn. And the EG is just the cutest.

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    1. no, carina. YOU are the cutest.
      and you have delicious food.
      amen.

      love you xo

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  9. love your mama justifying the 80's entertainment:)

    my hubby and i will sometimes watch an 80's throwback from our childhood and then we sit there appalled like "why in the world didn't we know all that garbage was in there?! we watched this all the time as a kid?" that's the 80's for you.

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    1. she's a hoot, you know.

      we always laugh at the "stuff" from these shows/movies. somehow it wasn't so bad then, i guess:)
      love you, marie! xo

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  10. Oh my goodness...I want that caramel popcorn!

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    1. fix some, sarah! it'll change your life. or at least manage a sweet tooth:)

      love ya.

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  11. look at that haircut. somebody is a CUTIE PIE!!! :)

    oooh SF girl by bay. totally follow her on instagram, love those tat biz cards. kinda awesome. :)

    happy monday. just got home from the snow (that's what we call it here in california) and only unpacked my laptop.

    gonna go for a run (right, that is what i'm telling myself) go get some groceries (steak for dinner, i think yes) and loaf on my couch or bed the rest of this fine holiday celebrating all things presidential.

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    1. kim! yeah, i'm not cool enough to have instagram.
      so glad we can still be friends.
      hope you enjoyed your run! and your fancy steak.
      and your snow:)

      love you.

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  12. Super jealous of the no-fit haircut.....

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    1. oh, katy. it was fit ridden!!
      torture. lots of wailing, chasing and tears.
      it's over now though. holla.

      love you, cutie.

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  13. Yuuuuum! You beat me to it :) We're fasting from sugar for the next 5 days but you better believe I'll be making this on Saturday ;)

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    1. sugar fasting? i have hives even thinking of that.
      thanks for posting the awesome recipe!
      you always have such yummy treats to share!

      love ya.

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  14. I have been dying for some caramel corn! YUM! I'll have to try and make some!

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    1. must.make.popcorn.now.
      it's so easy and delicious, stephanie!

      enjoy your night, sweet girl!

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  15. Yay for haircut success. I get it. Love you sweet friend!

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    1. i know, right? :)
      hooray for a victory!
      love YOU, katie.

      xo

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  16. Heh-Heh. Love you Grandma Cindy! Yeah, Bill and I watched it-but no kiddies.(Still in the crib:) It was pretty exciting, I remember:)

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    1. yes, suzanne.
      super exciting AND dripping with hot fashions and cool tunes.
      love you! xo

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  17. the popcorn looks so amazing and yay for all the memories it brought back! Elijah is super cute and what a trooper! Fun with the car activities lol! My Kelcee loves to get up front when we are waiting to go into her pre-school class and turn switches to the radio play with the sunroof etc., lol!

    cute blog

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    1. thank you, summer! hooray for amazing popcorn and sweet memories!
      your daughter sounds cute:)

      enjoy your night!

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  18. Hi Lovely! fyi...I also like to blast the music and bob my head! Totally embarrasses my kiddos;)
    Love you!

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    1. word. where do you think elijah learned it from? ;)
      miss you, jami! xo

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  19. Cute hair Elijah. Our Elijah's hair is all shaggy and we love it. He wants it shaved off though. Soon, I am sure.

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    1. thanks, wendy! i guess all elijahs have great hair;)
      love you!

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  20. I can not wait to try that carmel corn!!! Elijah is such a cutie... only 2 hours of torture to get him that cute huh? Totally worth it :)

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    1. it's a delicious snack, girl!
      hope you're having a great week, karen.
      love ya xo

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