Wednesday, August 18, 2010 anyone or how about food!

I LOVE Target but have to say I am very upset with them right now. Three weeks ago I ordered two pairs of shoes from them online for my nine year old son. They are a certain hard to find brand made by a professional skate boarder and I ordered 2 pairs in a size 3. Well I get the first 2 pairs by UPS and they are the wrong size- they sent both of them in size 1 but the receipt in the package shoes size 3. I then call them and they apologize for the mix up and UPS 2 day service me out another 2 pairs of shoes which I got yesterday. LOW AND BEHOLD they did it AGAIN???!!!!!!!  They sent me 2 pairs of size 1 with the receipt once again showing a size 3. This time I call and asl for a manager- here we are 5 days before school starts and I have 2 more pairs of shoes with the wrong size. The manager checks his system and finds that the shoes in size 3 for both is OUT OF STOCK so he then goes on to say that they must of just sent the size 1 in place of them. WELL hello they are 2 sizes too small and do not fit my son- on the receipt it shows my name, phone number, and email address so WHY couldn't they have called me to let me know it was now out of stock instead of sending me shoes 2 sizes too small twice! Anyways they just gave me a refund of the shoes and now I have to go shopping again to find shoes for my sonfor school... VERY BAD SERVICE!


On a better note- I am still working on my cook book and made some crab legs with grilled steak and cucumber and tomato salsa and it was very yummy! Here are some meals that will be in my cook book


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shopping anyone?

The count down begins just 17 days until the kids go back to school. Summer has been HOT, fun and nice but WAY TOO FAST! The stores are having good sales and time to hit them up for some good deals. Going to check out the malls and outlets. Imagine buying shoes for 3 kids- that is a house payment right there! We pretty much have the school supplies out of the way just need to take Sierra to get 3 immunizations and Patrick to get 2- OUCH!

I am going to work on my cook book and do some more baking this weekend. I am determined to try at least 2 new dishes and desserts each week.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A cook book or art anyone?

Well as I have said before I am making a family cook book to share my multicultural family recipes. I am excited to get it going and look forward to giving it away as Christmas gifts. Here is what the cover will look like

We cook many different types of  food from all backgrounds and enjoy
sitting at the table talking to each other while we enjoy a good meal.


Here are some more art projects I made around the house, this room is my 2nd living room and dining room- we use it as a lounge area

I made the black piece with the mirrors on it

I painted the red canvas art piece and made the red pendant lights

I painted the 2 art pieces in this picture


I came across a new room air spray by glade that is limitied edition for fall called "Cashmere Woods", and it smells so good and is so addicting. It is very sweet, calming and vibrant has anyone else tried it yet?
Have a great Monday!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Did someone say crafts?

The first day of August and I can't believe how fast it has arrived. The weather is still in the 100s and the kids start school in 3 weeks. I think I am going to find some projects to work on around the house but thought I would share this one of a modern silver mirror that I made. I have made 2 of them, the first one was "practice" and I made it out of magazines pages, glue, a round mirror, and silver spray paint. Here are a few pictures of the practice one I made out of magazine pages.

and here it is on my wall holding up fine!

Here is the one I made out of wooden dowels, glue, hot glue, round mirror, spray paint, and small piece of flat round wood for back of mirror- I put it above my fireplace in my family room

I truly enjoy making crafts, making art and modern home decor and have many more to share and many more to try out. Please feel free to share you ideas and art/crafts with me!


I wish everyone a wonderful Sunday!