Thursday, June 30, 2011

Frozen Fruit Squares

Now that it's hot, all I want to eat, is frozen goodies. We're talking ice cream, frozen fruit, anything that's nice and cold. Yummy! But sometimes I just get bored with the same things. And sometimes, I just want to make something yummy at home. So I was so happy to find this week's Free Recipe from Gooseberry Patch.

Frozen Fruit Squares

8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
1-1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 c. chopped pecans
2 bananas, sliced
3 c. frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 8-oz. cans crushed pineapple, drained
2 10-oz. pkgs. frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
12-oz. pkg. mini marshmallows
1 c. grapes, halved

Blend cream cheese, sugar and mayonnaise together; fold in remaining ingredients. Spread in an ungreased 13"x9" freezer-safe pan; cover with aluminum foil and freeze. Remove from freezer and allow to soften before cutting into squares. Makes 18 servings.

Yum! These were delicious. Probably not to kind to the waistline. But they were yummy! It's fun to try out new recipes. Especially during the summer. It just seems to make everything super yummy! ♥

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pink Trumpet Vine

Last year, I seen these vines on the web. I just fell in love with the bright pink color! I'm already a fan of the regular trumpet vines. But when I seen the pink, and white vines, I knew immediately, that I wanted them. I haven't had much luck. Not at all! I can't find them anywhere. Not at local nurseries. Not on the web. It really does make me sad. Have you seen them anywhere? I'd appreciate the help! ♥

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Little Culture for Little K

When My Bestie, first told me that she was pregnant, I ran out and bought this book. There's a lot of history behind the title. But she loved it! Mostly because it brought back some of our history. Some details from when we were young.

I picked up 2 copies. And now Little K, she loves this book! Every single time she comes to the house, she sits and reads this book. It's the only book she wants to read at bedtime. Yes, she's hooked.

But it's more than the book. She wants to learn all about my culture. And I'm so happy to share it with her. It's so cute, how she gets so excited, about learning Spanish. And learning about my culture. We have a little "date" scheduled. Just to learn a fun and traditional dance. I can't wait! ♥

Monday, June 27, 2011

Green Stuff...

When I was young, my family was, well for the lack of a better word, obsessed with green jell-O and Kool-Aid. Yes, they were! My grandma only bought green Kool-Aid. Ever! It was so odd.

Green jell-O, well it was delish! And a staple for the holidays. With a little bit of whipped cream. You think I'm kidding, but I'm not!

And that green Kool-Aid, we drank it by the gallons. No lie! Especially in summer. I can still remember, sitting on my grandparents porch, drinking green Kool-Aid.

Ya, my family favored the green, or lime flavored goods. Can I admit it? When I'm feeling homesick, I search out green Kool-Aid and jell-O.

OK, and that's were this gets funny. I never understood why my grandma, used to have to send green Kool-Aid and jell-O, to my auntie. Who at the time, lived in California. Because in my home state, it was sold everywhere! Now I know. Depending on what part of the country we're in, you can't find these green treats. What's up with that? Do companies really do that? Only sell certain flavors of products, in certain areas. I'm curious...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baby Sandals

I just found this adorable pattern on Crochetville! And Baby C, immediately came to mind. Yes, she did! I've already started these cute baby sandals. Actually, I have 2 pair going right now. :) And this pattern is super easy! These baby sandals work up really quick. I just couldn't imagine making anything cuter. These little Daisy Sandals just scream summer to me. I hope Baby C enjoys them! Now I just need to finish them. ♥

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Maria la del Barrio

Maria la del Barrio was a telenovela, that I watched years ago, with my grandma. She was so into it. And because I was there, I got sucked in too! Telenovelas are a mini version, of an American Soap Opera. It's the Latin American version. And they're usually a bit more racy. And a heck of a lot shorter! A telenovela usually runs for a few months. And tells the entire story.

This particular telenovela starred Thalia. You know, the Mexican Megastar! But that was before I knew about Thalia. I was probably only 12 when I watched this. And I really enjoyed it. Honestly, watching telenovelas, made me feel a lot more comfortable with my Spanish.

Anyways, recently I was on eBay. Searching for some Disney cartoons. I HATE how Disney only releases movies for a short time. But that rant is for a whole other post. I was looking for Beauty and the Beast. I'll admit it, it's my favorite.

Somehow, I came across the series Maria la del Barrio. I thought about it. Looked at the price. Wondered if I'd really watch it. Thought about the time my grandma and I spent watching it. And I bought it! I just couldn't help myself. :)

So I've had this guy watching it with me. Although he's not fluent in Spanish, he's been enjoying it. We laugh hysterically at all the silliness. Yes, it's that hilarious! But I do enjoy it. And it brings back so many memories! ♥

Friday, June 24, 2011


See those balloons. I feel just like them. Yes, that's exactly how I feel. It has to do with a friend. I keep trying to meet her. And it just doesn't work out. A year and a half! People, I just don't know what else to do. I try and try. And it just doesn't work out.

The worst part is, I seem to be the only one trying. Making the effort to call her. To e-mail, text, anything. It's me doing it. She doesn't reach out. Rather, I feel like she tries to guilt me, when I haven't called. I know that I'm sporadic with my communications, but at least I'm making an effort.

I was talking to this guy earlier this morning. Telling him, that I think it's just time for me to give up on this friendship. To just walk away. It's funny. I really felt like she was a good friend. But obviously, that's not how she really feels.

The crazy thing is, I've always been the "breaker upper" in relationships. Whether it was easy or not, when I knew it was over, I'd end it. But with friendships, even the really bad ones, I have trouble ending them. I don't know what it is. It's like I want to save whatever remains, however bad it is, I want to save the friendship.

But I'm beginning to think, it's just time to end this thing. To walk away. And not even pretend. I'm tired off putting everything out there. Of getting nothing back in return. Any type of relationship is about give and take. Friendships are no different.

I've gone through this for a long time. With this particular friend. Even are conversations are pretty one sided. When I've needed a friend the most, like when my Dad was hospitalized, she wanted to talk about beauty products, organizational skills, and shopping. What? Yes, she was not the kind of friend that stopped to realize, I was going through hell. I needed a friend.

Maybe I've been avoiding conflict. Or trying to make up for what happened with Little G. Way back in the day. But I can't keep avoiding this. I completely reworked my schedule to meet her for lunch. Then nothing. Not a call. Nothing. I'm just tired. I'm tired of making the effort. Sometimes, coming to an end, is the only possible decision to be made. ♥

Wednesday, June 1, 2011