WBW – What was on television…

Before the modern convenience of DVRs and even VCRs.. people had to carefully plan their television viewing.  I’m sure my parents turned down social invitations on Dallas night. Psh, you didn’t miss Dallas. It just wasn’t going to happen. You had to make it a point to be in front of the television when your favorite show came on.. and the commercials.. you just had to suffer through them, no fast forward. 

These were some of the favorites around our house when I was a kid…

You can click each video to see the intro for the show. Memories….

Oh, and the commercials.. 

WBW – Way Back Wednesday – I had all of these

So here we go with another WBW.. 




This was my very first razor. These were awesome.. you got 5 razors in 1. When one got dull, you just gripped the center wheel and turned it to a new one. I can’t believe they stopped making these!




Who knew avoiding a sunburn could be so much fun? All you needed was a tube of Zinka… the brighter the better. Nothing like smearing turquoise and hot pink goo on your face before a day at the pool… and we thought we looked cool. 



trapper keeper

I loved my Trapper Keeper. I truly believe this is where my love of stationary and office supplies started. I am addicted to notebooks, pens, post-its, planners, markers, washi tape, etc. Shopping for school supplies was the highlight of the year. That was the only silver lining to the otherwise dark cloud of ‘back to school’ looming overhead as summer came to an end.

Crafting ADD… The struggle is real.


Just as the title states… I suffer from Crafting ADD… or CADD I guess you could say. I’m sure I’m not the only one who suffers with this ailment. I’ve never really had a crafting ‘niche’ per say.

I went through a jewelry making phase, so of course I bought TONS of jewelry making supplies. I still enjoy making jewelry, but I made so much of it that I kind of got burned out on it. 

Then came knitting.. I was a scarf knitting fool for a couple of months. I bought knitting needles.. yarn out the wazoo.. etc. I knitted until my fingers got charley horses. 

*Funny story… the whole reason I tried knitting was because I was marathon watching Dawson’s Creek on Netflix and noticed Jen knitting a scarf. It was winter and I thought, “Hey, I could use a scarf.”  

ADD alert.. “Squirrel!”

I knitted and knitted. My son got a scarf, I got a scarf.. I almost got a second scarf, but I think I got a 3rd of the way through and well… lets just say I think the needles are still stuck in the ball of yarn with my unfinished scarf. CADD had struck again…

I made a wreath (pictured above) and I wasn’t happy with it. It needs something I’m just not sure what… I think the ‘C’ is too small… so the wreath is no longer on the door until I can figure out how to tweak it into something acceptable. (Oh, and our door is now turquoise… I have a bit of a turquoise fetish… so now the ribbon on the wreath may need to be a different color… hence my dilemma.) 

A couple of years ago I decided to try cookie and cupcake decorating.. I did have a Kitchenaid mixer and all.. it was time to put that baby to good use. I went out that night and bought the Wilton decorating tips.. not the little set, but the big $40 one. Of course, if you are going to do it.. you can’t just dip your toe in the water.. you gotta jump in with both feet, right? Plus, I had a coupon so it was perfectly justifiable. 😉

Now, I’m back to knitting. All crafting comes full circle at some point. I go from one thing to the other.. I’m a bit of a crafting gypsy that way. Any who, everyone is getting scarves. I may even attempt a slouchy beanie or two…  since I’m tired of shelling out $20 a pop on Etsy to supply my nephew and son’s slouchy beanie needs. I figure March, going into springtime is the perfect time to knit scarves and beanies. *snort* Don’t judge me. Maybe I’ll complete them all in time for winter. 😉 Of course, none of the yarn I have will do. I have to get new yarn because my tastes have changed. Tastes are funny that way.. they do that a lot… or mine do anyway. But that’s a whole other blog post.. 

I think most… if not all creative people experience CADD from time to time.. but my husband might argue that I go through it a little more than most.

What is a CADD person’s dreamland? Pinterest… and of course Hobby Lobby! Aaaand, I used to have to drive a good 40 miles to get to the closest Hobby Lobby, so I didn’t really go as often as I would like. But… one just opened less than 5 miles from my house.  So, here’s to all my fellow CADD peeps. CADD-ers UNITE! Craft on!

I wonder if Hobby Lobby offer a rewards credit card? Hehe 😉



The only good thing about snow is watching the kiddos play in it. My son and nephew had a blast. Tomorrow is March 1st so this better be the last of this white stuff we see for a long time!

snow day 1

snow 2

snow day 3

snow day 4

snow day 5

snow day 6

This is our grumpy old man, Bandit…. he’s 15 years old and although he doesn’t run and play like he used to, he loves this weather. If a dog could make snow angels, he would be making them. He’s still the prettiest dog I’ve ever seen. 

Bandit 1

Bandit 2



WBW – Remember these?

I’m going to be starting a new thing here at ASG.. WBW aka ‘Way Back Wednesdays’. Once in a while on a Wednesday we are going to take a stroll down memory lane.. a little nostalgia is always fun. Here is today’s installment. 



hypercolor shirt

Everyone had or wanted one of these shirts. They were the hottest piece of wardrobe for kids in the late 80’s/early 90’s.  I think I had a pink one.. I’m not sure what happened to it. I probably wore it out. 



photo keychain

I loved these! What vacation or trip to an amusement park would be complete without a photo keychain? I came across this on Pinterest and it’s one of those things that you don’t remember until you see it, and then you’re all like, “Oh yeah! I remember those!” 


neon phone

Ah, the neon phone… that would light up when it rang. There was something soooo cool about getting to see the neon innards of a phone. Millions of teenage girls across the USA had these in their rooms. Kids today will never know what it’s like to beg your parents for your own phone line.. or to slam a phone on the receiver in anger.. hitting the ‘end’ button on a cell phone just doesn’t have the same effect. 

CUTE LITTLE PORTABLE RADIO… that I never got to have.


Yeah, I’m still a tad bitter about this one. I wanted one of these so bad it hurt. My friend and next door neighbor had one.. I wanted one.. bad. Really bad.  It’s one of those childhood pains that never goes away. I swear, this would have been life changing. Who knows where I would be if only I had gotten one of these awesome, way cool, cute radios. *sigh* Sadly, we’ll never know….

Skinny Chinese “Noodles” w/Shrimp

I’m all about good tasting food.. it’s even better if it’s low calorie. Give this recipe and try! It’s very low calorie and good too! Win-Win!

skinny chinese noodles


Skinny Chinese "Noodles" w/Shrimp
  • 3 Cups Uncooked Bean Sprouts (I just eyeballed it)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • Soy Sauce to taste
  • Frozen Baby Shrimp (add however much you like)
  • Fresh Mushrooms (to taste)
  1. Heat sesame oil in medium skillet and add sprouts, mushrooms and garlic.
  2. Cook until sprouts start to become translucent.
  3. Add shrimp and soy sauce.
  4. Cook until shrimp is done.
  5. Serve and top with extra soy sauce if desired.
  6. *you can also use chicken in place of shrimp


If you shop at Target.. this app is a MUST!

So let me tell you about my new favorite app.




How have I not known about this before now??? I can’t believe all of the savings I have been missing out on. It’s no secret that I hate, loathe, DESPISE, Walmart and everything they stand for. Some will argue that Target isn’t that much better, but I beg to differ. Just walking through the doors at Walmart causes my blood pressure to rise and I break out in a cold sweat. It’s not pretty. At all. So we broke up.. it wasn’t me.. it was them.. I haven’t stepped foot in a Walmart in over a year and it feels wonderful. I highly recommend it.

Anyway, I am a devoted Target shopper. The nearest one is about 30 minutes from my house and the nearest Walmart is about 5. I will happily drive the extra 25 minutes. 

If you shop at Target and you don’t have this app then you need to stop what you are doing right now and get it. Get it now! It is so cool.

You can browse hundreds of deals or just scan the barcode on things in your cart to see if there are extra savings on those items. When you find a deal, just add it to your personalized barcode and they scan it at checkout. It’s that easy. You can add up to 10 items each time you shop. Woo Hoo!

I saved $4.69 on my first shopping trip. 

Cartwheel 2

Here’s a link that explains more.. check it out HERE.


** I’m not compensated by Target at all! I’m just passing this info along.