June 26, 2012

Nine kids and orange compression socks on sale

Just the socks are on sale, not the nine kids. 

Did you want to know what nine kids and fun looks like? Well, here you go anyway. 

When you already have that many kids in the house, you don't have to invite over extra friends for a birthday party. 

Happy third birthday!

I still need to learn how to actually decorate cupcakes, but lately, I've been using a cream cheese frosting recipe from my friend at Indulge With Me. It makes me want to lick the whole bowl, before I take anything out of it, and it's so easy to make, with only three ingredients.

Cream Cheese Frosting

6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 1/2 to 4 3/4 cups powdered sugar

In a medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese and butter (softened on the counter, not in the microwave!). Beat with mixer on low to medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in additional powdered sugar to make frosting that is easy to spread. (Add more powdered sugar if you will be piping.)

We tried to balance out the junk food with some delicious omega-three-ness. My husband used his grill skills to whip up this salmon. He made his own sauce by mincing garlic and mixing it with olive oil, lemon zest and soy sauce. It was very simple but so delicious. He also grilled it on cedar sheets to give it some more flavor kick. My friend who hates salmon loved this salmon. 

After a week of fun, our friends had to head out. Bye, lovey friends. But who will we have to stick our toes up their noses now that you're gone?

 We'll miss you. 

As I was wiping the tears from my eyes over our friends leaving, I got this email that changed me into a happy person again. 

Three words: orange marathon socks! Remember how orange is the best color ever. Tangerines, Halloween and the Florida Gators agree. I might have even prayed a couple times that a sock company would produce orange compression socks. Pro Compression, answering prayers of runners everywhere.

Not only are they orange, but they're also on sale. My two favorite things in one. Until July 10th, 2012, you can use this coupon code for 40% off and free shippingSOM610

Last thing, if you live in Birmingham, go over tonight and join Fleet Feet at Good People Brewing Co. for the Big Benefit Run. The event includes a 3-mile route through downtown Magic City, 1 mile fun run through Railroad Park, a free beer from Good People, gift certificates to Fleet Feet, the Cantina food truck, music, fun, and gear giveaway (including Brooks shoes!). Call 205-970-6620 with any questions. 

In case reading that in paragraph form is impossible with your ADD, here's a list. 

Where: Good People Brewing Co., 114 14th St., Birmingham
When: Tuesday, June 26th
Cost: $10 (100% tax deductible)
Runs begin: 6-ish p.m.


  1. Thank you for clarifying your title. I had a good laugh. :)

  2. Someone did not look happy! :) The food looks very yummy!!!

  3. How fun to have a house full of visitors! Looked like a good time. :)

  4. I might need to get these!! Thanks for the heads up!

  5. Darn it, I was after a daughter. Never mind, I'll just check out some new socks instead!

    1. We're looking for another daughter too, if you find extras in your search. Not getting rid of ours, just adding one.

  6. The Big Benefit Run sounds like it will be a lot of fun. I've been seeing tons of reminders about it on the FF Bham FB page. I'm thinking those orange compression socks are already on their way to your house! I'm trying to resist buying them.

  7. Oh god why did this post make me laugh so hard? The grumpy face, the toe in face. Best photos ever. I will now go make a bowl of frosting to eat with a spoon:).

    1. I wish I was with my bowl of frosting right now.

  8. I was wondering why someone would want orange socks until I read your blog...and then I completely understood. So now I need to order them and find some sort of Halloween race to participate in!


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