My Week In 10 And The Winner Of the Le Creuset Farm Fresh Steamer Giveaway

First lets start off with a huge thanks to Le Creuset for offering to give one of you lucky readers their Farm Fresh Steamer Set!

The lucky lady is....

Lynne from 365 Days of Baking! Lynne, I will be emailing you for your shipping info! Congrats and thanks for entering!!

Now lets get to my week...

1) I got a new pup! Her name is Sydney or "Sid" as the kids call her. She is 9 1/2 mo's old. An Australian
Cattle Dog crossed with Black Lab. Right now she is about 25lbs and we don't suspect she will get any larger than 30-35lbs. Perfect sized pooch for me to control... unlike my lovable but beastly Ollie who is 117lbs! It's been fun she is super sweet the kids are quite fond of her as is my husband. Things with Ollie have been tense as he has tried to actually eat her several times now. Oh boy...

2) We had a great 4th of July! Did you? We celebrated it at home with some sparkler fun, some burgers, macaroni salad and other traditional BBQ dishes.

3) We have gone berry crazy! Strawberry, raspberries, and blueberries all seem to be ready at once in NH so we have been bouncing from one PYO farm to the next stocking my freezer up with what I can (trying to keep the kids from eating only berries for breakfast lunch and dinner!)

4) I'm pretty sure I have a ghost.... either that Ollie has become quite smart and can shut my AC off and lock my doors when we aren't around. I know I sound like a crazy nut job. I swear someone turned my AC off while we went to the store then locked me out of the house. I had to go in through the basement bulk head to break in. Hubs thinks I'm nuts... but I know for  a fact I didn't lock the house up and I made sure to leave the AC on!

5) I have been living it up at the beach with the kids and working hard on not getting sun burned! I think I have a light tan starting... just maybe!

6) Chase is potty trained! YEP! It finally happened he has gone 4 straight days NO accidents! YAY Chase! It's about time little man....

7) I read the best book ever (this was actually last week but I just have to tell you about it....)  The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks... his books always get me!

8) I cooked for a crowd the other day, made lunch for my husbands dealership. YIKES salesman, techs, recon.... customers. They are a hungry group! As always they ran out of food before hubs got to get any. I set them up with ribs, grilled chicken kabobs, steak tips, veggie kabobs, corn on the cob, hot dogs, macaroni salad....

9) We saw  a deer. For those of you that live in the mid west or other parts of the US this may not be that huge. But for us it kinda is. We don't see them that often.The kids have been talking about it for days!

10) I got something HUGE from Kitchen Aid this week.... It's big, holds about 7 qts.... and its RED! I can't wait to share this post with you all next week!! Best surprise waiting on my deck for me when I got home EVER!

So yeah.... that was my oh so exciting week! How was yours? Anything big going on this weekend??



  1. I really liked the lucky one too!! Can't go wrong with nicholas sparks!!

  2. Such a cute pup!! Congrats on your newest member. And I love anything my Nicholas Sparks, he's always good for a good cry. :)

  3. We have been living at the pool to try and stay cool here!! I can't wait to see your Kitchen Aid post:-) That would totally make my day too!!! You new family member is way too cute! Have a great weekend!!!

  4. Sounds like you have tons going on! I love fun summers! And yay for potty training being done! I was always so glad when that was over!

  5. Berries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner sound great!

  6. Sounds like a great week! Your puppy is so cute! I'll send some of the deer in our backyard your way. We have them everyday and they are eating all my hostas. :) Have a great weekend!

  7. Holly frosting! Sounds like you had quite the week, Carrie! Can't wait to hear more about the no.10!!! :)

  8. Your pup is adorable! Cattle dogs are so great so that will be a very good mix. Congrats on the potty training. That is a fantastic milestone to reach for sure. I am so jealous of anything being delivered from KA. Thrilling!

  9. I just finished The Lucky One. I can't believe i missed seeing the movie in the theaters, though! I was really looking forward to it. Nerts! Guess I'll have to get it on DVD!

  10. Your daughter's legs are so cute! LOVE her little swimsuit!