It's peony season around here and that makes me SO happy.  Are those the most unbelievable flowers?!  Like most things in life, I just wish peony season lasted longer.

The random number generator chose 3 numbers/names to give those awesome MOODmatchers a try.
#69:: Lasavin
#38 :: Nia
#104 :: Kellie Engle
Please email me.  (lesliemfriend @ gmail dot com)

I have my sweet Libby next to me asking me to google a big snickerdoodle for our cookie this week.  Like the ones from Starbucks.  And, she wants me to head to the kitchen and make some.  Right now.  It's 10:11pm.  It's not gonna happen.  But if you have any suggestions for a Snickerdoodle like Starbucks,  we'd love to know.  xx

moodmatcher giveaway

Libby and I have recently fallen in love with these MOODmatcher Lipsticks.  And more specifically, the MOODmatcher LUXE Twist Stick.  They come in a sleek, slim, and modern case, which offers customized control as well as a personalized lip color.  The slender, tapered tip provides more precise definition, making it easy to highlight the curve of your lips.
We love them!  Especially since they are non-drying, non transferable, kiss-proof and smudge proof.  The one step application locks in color with 12-hour staying power.  Right up my alley since last year  my New Years Resolution was to wear (more) lipstick.  (Still working on that.)
They contain Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to totally hydrate and moisturize your lips and feel downright awesome!  They are light and feel like I am wearing lip balm.  (My favorite!)
They come in six different colors (red, green, orange, pink, and light blue),  and each of these colors will change to a different shade upon application.   However, since these lipsticks are personalized, each lipstick will look slightly different on you than on your bestie.  
The sweet peeps over at MOODmatcher have given me 3 MOODmatcher LUXE twist sticks to giveaway.  Green, Yellow and Orange.   The green turns to a bright fuchsia pink, the yellow changes to a light baby pink, and the orange changes to a coral.  All three look different on me than they do on Libby.  Super duper cool if you ask me!

If interested, please leave a comment before now and Friday May 27, 5pm EST and I'll have the random generator choose 3 names.


Hello there!
Gosh... I don't know where the time has gone.  But I do know that we have been busy.  This time of year always has me behind the eight ball.  Even when I try not to be!  Life is full.  What a beautiful thing.
I have some fun giveaways coming up.
Have a wonderful weekend.  See you next week!

pink memories

I just couldn't help myself.  I cast on for Pink Memories... the yarn is so yummy.  Even more than these snickerdoodle bars which says A LOT.  Cause they are our favorite.  Especially Charlie's.  And I sort of made them for him.  He is home from OSU.  Yippeeeeee!  (It always amazes me how early the Colleges let out for the summer.)

chalk lots mothers day sale

Hey friends!  I forgot to mention that the Chalk Lots are on sale to celebrate MOM'S DAY!
Available in either Graham Cracker or...

I have the most wonderful memories with my kids gathered around the table with Chalk Lots.  Drawing, doing homework, playing games and leaving funny notes.  They are always on our table.  The best is when their friends come over and leave us funny drawings. It truly makes me happy down to the core.

Chalk Lots helps get our kids engaged with their sweet mamas!  Unplug and draw funny faces, play games, work out those times tables and write lots of LOVE notes! (Not to mention, a list of their chores!)

In celebration of our amazing moms, aunts, grandmothers and sisters out there in the world, Chalk Lots are 25% off through May 9.  Enter THANKYOUMOM at checkout.

the most delicious pancakes

Holy Moly, Happy May!
I haven't made pancakes consistently like I did when the kids where younger.  If you've been visiting here for a while, maybe you remember how much we loved our pancakes.  Especially on Saturdays.  Well, I started working on Saturdays and the pancakes seemed to have moved to the back burner.  Cereal became the new Saturday special!
Yesterday I pulled out the old recipe.  I forgot how good these are.  And I thought I'd remind you, too.

2 eggs
1 3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cup flour
2 TBLS sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1-2 tsp vanilla

Separate eggs.  Beat egg whites stiff.  In another bowl, mix the egg yolks with the milk and oil.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Stir until combined.  Fold in egg whites.  Use a measuring cup (we like the 1/3 cup) to ladle batter onto the skillet.
We have been known to add mashed banana to the batter.  Or blueberries.  Or chocolate chips.  Whipped cream is always a favorite topping, (beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla) as well as warmed fruit.  (In small saucepan warm 1/2 cup berries, 1 tsp sugar, 3 tbls sugar.)
Breakfast for dinner?