Wednesday, November 18, 2009


It's a family tradition to write down the things we are thankful for from the Monday week before Thanksgiving- day before Thanksgiving. Then on Thanksgiving day, we share them. The fun thing about these things is we write them down according to something that happened that day. For example, my sister told me some of hers this year: she got to hear a lecture from one of her favorite authors that was free for any USM student. She was thankful for the ability to be a student.
Here's my list so far...
November 16: (My internet was down that day) Thankful that I have a computer at all(after I went a year without one) even if my internet didn't work because I can still work on my presentations.
November 17: (I went to the doctor and found out that, yes, indeed, my nose was broken. Broke it playing with the dog) Thankful that my nose was a clean break, and it will heal on its own. (and thankful it was my first broken bone, and mom made us drink so much milk)
November 18: (I cooked a horrible, horrible dinner. Just went terribly wrong). Thankful that this man in the picture loves me enough to not care and still eat a horrible nasty dinner without complaining

What are you thankful for?

(Oh, and if anyone has good homemade Christmas gift ideas for mothers- let me know!!!)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pizza, P-I-Z-Z-A. Gimme Pizza

If anyone can name the movie that sang the song in the title of this post, I'll be super impressed. However, it was how I learned how to spell pizza. Not the point of this post.

Last night, John and I went to go get pizza which actually is the first time we've ever eaten pizza together (where you order by the whole pizza, not just the slice- our slice pizza place was closed by the time we ate.) Being the first time, we had to figure out our compromise pizza toppings. I'm a cheese only pizza person. Any kind of cheese, I don't care. No meat, please. John, being a "manly man", is meat all the way. I also pour Parmesan cheese all over my pizza. He pours pepper. I usually dip my pizza in Catalina sauce (which no pizza place other than Mississippi Gulf Coast EVER has Catalina to go with their pizza so I'm used to going without.) John doesn't like any sauce with his.
So how do YOU like YOUR pizza??
(and on a side note, Pizza Hut offers cheeseless pizza for those of you who have milk allergies or don't eat cheese such as my great friend Scott. Try it out!)

~Sari Addison~

(PS. the answer to the name of the movie from which I got the lyrics of the title of this post.. that's a long winded statement.. is a Mary Kate and Ashley slumber party video. Oh good ole days of watching Mary Kate and Ashley).

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tour of the bedroom

It's a dreary Monday afternoon. Ida is coming towards shore- hopefully won't be hitting us up in Auburn. So what to do on a rainy, chilly afternoon? Sit in Taylor's Bakery drinking hot chocolate and avoid homework by blogging! (If you ever come to Auburn, Alabama, definitely stop by Taylor's. Jan, the owner, makes the best cookies and cupcakes.)

In celebration of finding my camera battery (in the sock drawer) I have decided to give a tour of my bedroom. It's the first bedroom that I've been pleased with almost completely.
Right side of my desk. I found the owl in a
little store downtown Opelika, and the bottle of wine
is the first bottle I ever bought the day I turned 21. (I bought it
purely off of the design of the label)..
You can somewhat see behind the owl the colorful books:
those are old school Paddington Bear books from the
antique store downtown.

The other side of the desk. I absolutely love Mary Poppins and the painting done
by my children's book illustrator friend in London. If you can see
the picture in the heart frame, that is from my 9th grade play.
I'm the one all the way to the left in the hat:
I was Minnie Pearl. Howdy.

My favorite candle in the world from Fresh Market.
I make a special trip to this store every time I'm close to Birmingham.

And then.. here are some of the paintings I've done in the last few months.
Wenn es regnet, es geisst.
(When is rains, in pours).
I remembered after I painted this that actually it is
"Wenn es regnet, geisst es". Oh well.
My German isn't exactly the best. But I'm trying.
And yes, it's the Morton Salt Girl.

Completely copied someone from Etsy, but still fun.
I LOVE owls. Was extremely excited when I got a call from my mother
saying she found some owl towels in my grandmother's attic.
Bailey, my adorable puppy.
Bad picture of not great painting- but also still fun.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Somehow, and I'm not sure how I did this, all of my previous posts have disappeared. It was a sad moment when I realized that. However, I have been inspired for two different reasons.

1. Since all the blog posts have been erased, I can start and refocus my blog.
2. My camera battery was found so I can take pictures as much as I want without asking others for their camera.

I woke up this morning in the mood to clean. And bake. So when I looked around at different blogs this morning, I was excited to see Emma had posted a yummy cookie recipe. Here, I decided to try it!
I did change one thing: instead of potato chips, I used whole wheat crackers. I'm sure it made some difference, and I do want to retry it with potato chips; however, even with the substitute, the cookies were delicious!

Even though I used two bowls, it totally could have been a one bowl recipe. And the cookies don't stick to the bowl or the pan (and my pan is definitely not a non-stick pan!). Very easy and quick to make. Oh, I love lemony goodness.

Congrats to the Denbows on the birth of Ruby! I can't wait to see pictures. : ) Aww, babies.