blogger awards & other things

May 31, 2011

I've been awarded with two amazing blogger awards
 from two super fabulous ladies with kick butt blogs.
 It has taken me until now to get to it, sigh.
I super duper apologize.
so I'll knock them out now and get
to the new things going on here at two birds on wire.

1. thank the person who gave you the award 
and link back to them in your post
2. tell us fifteen things about yourself.
3. award recently discovered new bloggers.

 I was awarded a Kreative Blogger by 
Anna at her super creative and
Thanks lady, you rock.

  I was awarded The Versatile Blogger
 by a lovely lady whose blog, 
bluebell screams has become one of
 my daily reads! 
 Thanks again love.

1. I always wanted to have kids, and I knew that I wanted a boy and a girl. 
Once I had both, I knew my family was complete.
2. When I was a little girlI would drink Italian dressing straight from the bottle. gross.
3. My munchkins are the only one thing that can bring me weak to my knees but 
stronger than an ox all at the same time.
4. I have a serious obsession with comedians like Adam Sandler and Ricky Gervais.
5. I don't like bananas in my smoothies- it over powers the taste of everything else.
 6. I'm a fine arts major with a concentration in art education. I have one year 
to go until I graduate. I want to earn my masters.
 7. hubby and I have never been on a single vacation together, alone
but that changes this year, thank goodness.
8. I have tons of lady crushes, some of which include
Zooey Deschanel & Nigella Lawson!
9. raspberries & mangos are my favorite fruit.
 10. I love making tea and coffee super hot but prefer it cold.
 11. I never wrap a single present the same and are always customized
 to the celebration or person
 12. Our pup, Sassy, looks just like the puppy I had growing up
 his name was Teddy and their similarities are insane!
 13. I like my veggies raw, over being cooked but I enjoy them roasted too.
14. My all time favorite movie is Amelie. If you haven't seen, do so!
15. My munchkins mean more to me than this world ever will.

newly discovered among my 
amazing blogger followers
be a friend and say hello!

kreative bloggers
1. B at three.20
2. Samantha at heart shaped leaves
3. Rebekah at the yellow pepper
 4. Beryl at Beryl-Lynn
5. Bevin at all is bright

 versatile blogger
1. Beatrice at sewbea
3. Deanna at delirious rhapsody
 4. Megan at tattooed mamalogues
 5. Joanna at the cheerio family

tomorrow is the end of the two birds on a wire jewelry giveaway!
 I will be starting my new giveaway the second of June
 and I am beyond excited to feature a blogger and follower
 who has become a really great friend.
 keep your eyes posted!

butt paste!

May 30, 2011

an awesome giveaway is going on right now
 over at a lovely lady- Deanna's blog, Delirious Rhapsody.
 Mommies, this stuff is ah-maze-ing-
ladies, this really could be used by anyone
 and if it's not for you
it would make a great gift for a mommy to be.
there are tons of ways to enter
so go, now!!

weekend fun.

May 29, 2011

this weekends fun revolved around Saturday.
  a party was put on for memorial day
 as well as my brother (May 30) and dad's (June 7) birthday's.
 We had tons of fun grilling delicious food
 and scarfing down home made macaroni and cheese
which ended in the boys opening presents and eating cake!

 we like to get dressed up
 and go out :)

ready to go!

 meet my pops & little brother.
they're pretty cool fellas.

their new york giants birthday cake.
 go giants!

 dad 47
jj 23

 the awkward card 
reading silence.
 dad's biggest surprise.
 wait for it..

"oh my word"

 one pass to ride in a race car, 
all suited up with a nascar driver.

 meet molly.
she's a cake eating out of the
trash bag connoisseur.

recipe box: seven

May 27, 2011

veggie stir fry

what you need
rice noodles: two pounds
corn: two cups
edamame: two cups, shelled
cabbage: three cups, shredded
teriyaki sauce: 1/4 cup
olive oil: two tablespoons
sesame seeds: one table spoon
sriracha sauce: to taste

what to do
bring to a boil a pot of unsalted water.
add rice noodles and cook by
package directions.
should take less than five minutes.
while these are boiling-
put wok or pan on burner under med-high heat.
add two tablespoons of olive oil.
let the oil get hot enough
add corn, cabbage and edamame.
stir fry until heated through.
add noodles to vegetables.
now add teriyaki sauce and stir throughout.
top with sesame seeds
and for a spicy touch add sriracha!

I always add shredded carrot to the top of the
stir fry because it looks pretty and the kids love it.
I take whatever I have in the fridge-
today it was baby carrots.
I used my veggie peeler and 
made slivers of carrot to top their noodles!


days unposted [image heavy]

May 26, 2011

hello lovely's
it's been almost a week since I've posted.
summer session started at uncg
 and my schedule changed from free time 
to monday-thursday classes
 along with trying to keep the kids on their
 schedule- not easy to do but
 it gets done and I'm not complaining
I just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about you! 
and I've really missed blogging.
 so I'm back.

here is a collection of pictures
from the six days missed.

 horrible lighting. but I drew on hubby's leg with pen.
 two birdies. appropriate I think.

 summer classes start.
 baroque art book. 

 studying Italy classic art 17th century.
 studying in mciver.

 the room is all decorated and isolated from 
 the chaos of the school. 

 my studying area.
the dingy couch.

 the carpet that hangs behind the dingy couch.
It has character and I like it.

last saturday morning.
 ryland ready for breakfast at my moms.
 addi is always super excited
 when we're invited to have breakfast at grandma's!

 a relaxing saturday morning
 coffee and reading while the munchkins chomp.

we went to ham's for lunch and addi surprised me
 by showing me her cup she wrote on "mom addi <3"

daelan's fourth birthday party!
Sunday, May 22nd 2011

 birthday girl.
 adriana and ryland's cousin.

 sandbox fun!

 he loves..

 swinging on his belly!


 it's her party- she can hide out 
if she wants to!

 my little monkey.

 party goers.

 writing in the sand box sand <3

 she makes friends,
everywhere she goes. 

 he is known for scoping out anything on wheels
 and riding it around.

 bubbles are always a big hit!
meet aunt mary-elise, she rocks.

 my munchkins are a bit 
obsessed with bubbles.

 blowing and catching them!

 running for the big one she 
was trying to catch as it floated away!

 super stars!

 pretty little lady.

 ry and conner
best buds!

 handsome little man.

 very excited about the
 birthday hats daelan passed out!

 happy birthday to you!

 it was delicious!

 he waited patiently for cake 
 all day and he finally got it!

 waiting for her piece!


uncle seth and daelan!

we were invited back to their house for a 
cookout after the birthday party.
 down right yummy potato salad
 made by hubby's dad.

 yummy makings for 
turkey burgers.

 upcoming recipe box
 onion, tomato, artichoke and mushroom spaghetti sauce.
 I'll be doing a recipe box for this, soon!

the finished product!

 I made this soap dispenser a few weeks ago- 
shared from a genius friend who sells them!

 I decided it was time to hang some of my art.
 I am weird about that.

minimal & simple
 I've been getting rid of crap and trying 
to "simplize" our house. 
here is one of three bookshelves.

 our living room. 
 wall painting by adriana and ryland!

 my second bookshelf. 
I cleaned it out and spaced things out a bit.

 my lovely wreath made by Anna
& other wall hangings.