Monday, April 30, 2012

Day 30 - Your Eyes

I made it, I did all 30 days! Yay!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 29 - A Word

I've been meaning to have a giveaway and just haven't gotten around to it... but the time has come!  I'm using today's photo as a sneak peak of what's to come!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 28 - A Friend

What are friends for?  Helping you open presents and carrying the heavy ones!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 27 - Transparent

I almost forgot about taking a photo today!  This is out our front window overlooking the patio we put in last year.  It gets LOTS of use, love it!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 26 - Kitchen Sink

Monkey 'washing dishes' in her kitchen sink in the new clubhouse!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 25 - Far Away

Today is April 25... which for my photo a day challenge, is supposed to be something "Far Away".  But April 25, has some pretty special meaning around our house, it's Monkey's birthday!  She turns three years old today.  It's hard to believe that three years has gone by so quickly. 

For today's photo, I thought I'd use a picture of her birthday present... the clubhouse!  She obviously knows what her birthday present is, it's hard to hide such a monstrosity of a gift.  But she doesn't know that part of the clubhouse will be a swingset and she really wants a swingset, so I can't wait for her to open those up tonight. 

Happy birthday Monkey!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 23 - Starts with the Letter F

This is the flooring we put down in Monkey's clubhouse... I do believe it will be ready for her birthday!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Day 22 - Something Soft

Day 21 - Symmetry

This old wagon wheel may not be perfectly symmetrical anymore, but it's still pretty close.  And, well, I just like it.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 18 - Your Neighborhood

We don't have much in our "neighborhood", but this is our newest "neighbor".  He's been hanging out in the kitchen window a lot and he's quite the talker!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day 17 - Paper

The book I am currently reading...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Day 16 - Food You Dislike

I know a lot of people find it odd, but I'm really not a very big fan of chocolate.  Especially when it's something super rich, like fudge.  I can handle small amounts, but even the thought of taking a big bite of this kind of makes me gag!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Day 15 - Sunday Pleasure

Checking out the fish at Scheels!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 14 - Wood

This was not a hard one at all... with the clubhouse construction at our house, wood is in abundant supply!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jalepeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Since my photo challenge today was a bit of a bust, I thought I'd share a recipe for National Grilled Cheese Day. 

What's that you say?  You didn't know such a holiday existed?  Oh the shame!  You must celebrate.  And with this sandwich.  It's heaven.  It's like biting into a jalapeno popper, only better. 

What You Need:
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 slices bread (I used french loaf)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup jack and cheddar cheese, shredded
What You Do:

Saute the peppers in butter for a few minutes on each side, just enough to soften up a bit.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. 
Butter the outside of each slice of bread and spread the cream cheese on the inside of one piece.  Add to skillet butter side down.  Top with jalapeno and jack and cheddar cheese.  Finish with other slice of bread. 

Grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Day 12 - A Map

I didn't have any great inspiration for today's photo challenge... I do however have this map hanging by my desk, it's been there since I started my job and I actually use it more often than I thought I would.  Since I didn't have any great ideas, I decided to try out the blogger app on my phone.... so I hope this works!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day 10 - A Keepsake

This is one of the bridesmaid's bouquets from our wedding... fake flowers are not only cheaper, but you get to keep them around for a while.  It's a win-win!  

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Day 8 - Something on Your Wish List

Having this be the winning ticket is definately on my wish list!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Day 6 - Art

This is Monkey's work of 'art' on the fridge right now...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Day 4 - Ice

I can't stand when I go to a restaurant and ask for a glass of iced tea or water and the server comes back with a glass filled with liquid and floating around in there is only three ice cubes. THIS is how an iced tea should look!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day 3 - Picture of a Picture

I have this photo of my sister and I sitting from my wedding day on our fireplace mantel...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Day 2 - Under Your Bed

Well, I just cleaned out from under the bed not all that long ago, so this picture is pretty boring...  

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Picture a Day - Day 1

I decided I would try and complete a "Picture a Day" challenge for April... if nothing else it should force me to get out my camera and play around with it some more. 

I nixed my own face for this one and went with Monkey's silly face.... she woke up this morning with a bit of a stomach bug, so in an effort to make her giggle and feel a little better, I had her make silly faces.  She tried, but just wasn't feeling up to it I don't think.