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Is that suppose to say TESTER or TESTES?

Someone sent this picture to my husband via his cellphone, so sorry for the quality.  And just to give you an idea of how weird this family is, we’re now heading to Ace Hardware to see if they actually have this stuff in stock.

Anybody want some?  They could have a whole load of them there.

UPDATE:  Went to the store but couldn’t find any.  The look of the young cashier was priceless when my hubby asked for it by name.  I wish I could have taken a picture of his expression.

I’m still striving to make something reblog-worthy for The Frogman.

Since he loves corgis and turtles, I’m hoping this will be the one.

*crosses her fingers*

This ‘little’ guy stopped by the house for a visit last spring and BooBoo made sure to enact a thorough inspection.

The Lady of the Lake

By Vallerie Vette

I used to be,

A lady of the sea.

But the waves were just too harsh for me.

So then I came ashore.


Sadly though, the dwellers there,

Seemed cold and heartless more, I swear.

Their apathy’s found everywhere.

So I sought the sea, once more.


And yet before I crossed the beach.

A giant lake instead I reached.

Its soothing waters I dared to breach.

A new adventure to explore.


It’s there I find,

My peace of mind.

And yet the past’s not far behind.

Its mercy I still implore.


Until then I find each day I wake,

A growing calm I gladly take.

Could I be a lady of the lake,

And home forevermore?

Holiday Home

by Vallerie Vette (aka TVVT)

The crystal dew of fresh fallen snow
It twinkles in the firelight’s glow
I lean against the window pane
And glance around the room again

The table’s set with warm delights
The garland strung at dizzied heights
The smell of seasons fills the air
I can’t wait til you are there

Home is where the heart is
No phrase could be more true
For when we are together
My home resides with you

So here I sit awaiting
For the knocking on my door
Don’t let the dinner cool too much
Your haste I do implore

I look outside and see the tree
That bears the mark of you and me
The barren branches sparkle thus
With icicles and snowy dust

The hearth starts cracklin’ with snaps of wood
The gingerbread it smells so good
I fuss and fiddle with my hair
I can’t wait till you are there

Home is where the heart is
What a joyous phrase that is
With just a few more ticks to go
I’ll once again be his

So here I sit a squirming
For that rap tap tapping from you
Don’t let your dinner get too cold
Since it will make me blue

I listen hard with eyebrows scrunching
To the hopeful sound of crisp snow crunching
And when I think I can’t wait no more
You come a bursting through the door

I beam at you like it’s been ten weeks
I run to you and kiss your cheeks
I rub your chilly nose and ear
I’m so glad that you are here

Home is where the heart is
And he’s standing here with me
His arms are filled with packages
All wrapped with festive glee

Let’s set them down and grab a chair
And celebrate this day
For when we’re both together
I have nothing more to say.

Upside Down Pineapple Cake Jello Shots

  • Pineapple juice
  • Knox gelatin
  • Bailey’s
  • UV White Cake Vodka
  • Butterscotch Schnapps
  • ½ a Maraschino cherry.

That’s what’s in each of these delightful little shots.  The recipe didn’t call for anything very elaborate, but I tried to add my own touch by making a thin layer of just pineapple juice, gelatin and vodka to make it look like a pineapple slice.  The remaining shot was then made with the rest, including more vodka.

All in all I think they look very similar to tiny upside down pineapple cakes, but in Jello shot form.  Unfortunately I had 7 of them tonight and didn’t really feel anything.   I also think they could have been sweeter, so I may have to try these again.   I hope that everyone likes them tomorrow at the Easter dinner we’ve been invited to.  I know my friend loves UV Cake Vodka and Pineapple, which is why I thought I’d make these and hopefully surprise her.

I took pictures as I made it so I may do a photoset sometime too if people really like this.


So here’s the finished product.  I hope that this will be a memory that my daughter will look back on fondly for many years to come.  The tattoos took about 3 hours to do and that was with 2 artists working on us at the same time.  My daughter chose a red heart, but since my husband and I are fond of purple, I opted for that color.  The rest of it is very black, as you can see.  I’m also noticing that I may need some touch-ups, since I don’t think my guy made everything as balanced as he could, so I’ll have to see what it looks like when it gets healed up.

I really was surprised at how little it hurt.  There were a few moments, but all in all, it was surprisingly manageable.  I was also very impressed with how well my daughter handled it.  I don’t think she complained once, so I have a feeling this will be the first of many tattoos for her.  As for me, well, I think I’m still in shock over it all.  I love the way tattoos look on other people, but right now I think I’m feeling even more self-conscious about my weight because I don’t think it looks as well as how it looks on my daughter’s svelte body.  I hope in time, however, I will come to love it.  Maybe this will also help be in the incentive to get back on my in August.