Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Funnies - Japanese product ads

In Japan, English words are "cool" - it doesn't even matter whether they make sense, which is why they're so funny. Here are some actual English phrases found on Japanese products.

On Fresh Brand Straws: Let's try homeparty fashionably and have a joyful chat with nice fellow. Fujinami's straw will produce you young party happily and exceedingly.

Warning on a toy box: A dangerous toy. This toy is being made for the extreme priority the good looks. The little part which suffocates when the sharp part which gets hurt is swallowed is contained generously.

On Koeda brand chocolate-covered pretzels: The sentimental taste is cozy for the heroines in the town.

On a fondue set: When all family members are seated around the table, dishes are all the more tasteful. If dishes are nice, the square ceiling becomes round.

Advertisement for a restaurant: No one really goes to Aqua Bar for the drinks, but we make sure our drinks won't kill you.

On a paper coffee cup: The Art of Hot. Side by side, I'll be yours forever. Because please don't weep.

Sign for Cafe Miami: We established a fine coffee. What everybody can say TASTY! It's fresh, so-mild. With some special coffee's bitter and sourtaste. "LET'S HAVE SUCH A COFFEE! NOW!" is our selling copy. Please love Cafe Miami.

On a coat label: Have a good time! Refreshed and foppish sense and comfortable and fesh styles will catch you who belong to city-groups. All the way.

On a package of prawn-flavored crackers: Once you have opened the packing it will be entirely impossible for you to suppress the desire to overcome such exciting challenge of your tongue. However, dodn't be disappointed with your repeated failure, you may continue with your habit.

In a Honda repair manual: No touching earth wire, fatal eventuarity may incur.

On a toothbrush box: Gives you strong mouth and refreshing wind!

On a package of bath salts: Humanity are fighting against tired. Charley support you.

On a washing machine: Push button. Foam coming plenty. Big Noise. Finish.

On the front of a datebook: Have a smell of panda droppings. This one is very fragrant.

On children's play microphone: Mom ma! Pap Pap! I and Lady Emplyees to play with it together!

On a photo developing envelope: Takes the thirst out of everyday time. A pure whiff of oxygen, painting over a monochrome world in primary colors. We all know that. It's why everyone loves fruit.

Since I lived in Japan for two years, I can say that this is true. It was fun sometimes just to walk around in a store or mall and read the English on their products. Fun times!

For more funnies, head on over to Kim's at Homesteader's Heart.

Until next time...

Chocolate Friday - Reese's history

In the early 1920s Harry Burnet Reese worked in one of the dairies owned by Milton Hershey. Inspired by Hershey's success, he decided "if Hershey can sell a trainload of chocolate everry day, I can at least make a living making candy." Reese struck out on his own and by the mid-1920s had an entire line of candies, including dinner mints, dipped chocolates, caramels, and coconut candies. In 1928 he added peanut butter cups; they were so popular that when World War II rationing put a dent in his business in 1942, he dumped the rest of his product line and focused exclusively on them. Today Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are part of Hershey Foods.
--copied from Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader

We love to make cookies with Reese's Peanut Butter Chips.

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups self-rising flour
1 package Reese's PB Chips

Cream together the sugar and butter. Add in eggs and vanilla. Then mix in the flour and last of all the PB chips. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly on a wire rack until they are ready to eat. We like to eat them still warm from the oven (but not hot). They are best eaten with a glass of ice-cold milk. Yum!!

For more yummy chocolate recipes, go visit Lisa at Stop and Smell the Chocolates.

added later: I just realized that my recipe doesn't have chocolate in it. Add in your favorite chocolate chips to make it chocolate-y. Double yum!!

Until next time...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

who needs chips?

He skipped the chips and went straight for the salsa!

We like spicy food and they have to be accustomed to it, so we start them off young. Don't be alarmed...he loved it! Plus - it was mild. that boy!!

Until next time...

Entering the fair

Entering Chili Pepper's fair. Click on the button to read about it.
My entries:
My two oldest daughters and I entered a couple of things each at the Tennessee Valley Fair this year. I won third and fourth prizes on my two entries.

My oldest daughter (11) won second prize on both of her entries.

My second daughter (9) won first and fourth on her entries.

I was so happy for them. I tried to help them not expect anything (to help if they didn't win) and I think they were actually surprised to see that they had won. Especially ribbons on both. I was totally shocked that I had won ribbons.

It encouraged us to enter again next year.

BTW...I was going to link up to the fair on the first day, but forgot to take pictures of our things. But we got them back in time...and with ribbons to boot!!

To see other entries in this Country Fair, go to Chili Pepper's blog here.

Until next time...

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Some people who read my blog may or may not understand why we have "so many" children.

A fellow blogger has a well-written post explaining what you may have heard called "Quiverfull".

To put it in a nutshell, it's allowing God to control your fertility or lack thereof. We are open to any and all blessings the Lord sends us, in His timing. We believe His Way is best.

To read the post go here.

Until next time...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Funnies - Looney Laws

Have you ever read some off-the-wall law? Well, here a few to lighten your day. And when you've read these, you can go find some more at this site; Totally Useless Knowledge.

It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church. (Alabama)

While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited. (Alaska)

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. (California)

In Quitman, it is illegal for a chicken to cross a road. (Georgia) There goes the chicken/road jokes.

Boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds. (Idaho) Now, that's what I'm talking about!

It is illegal to remarry the same man four times. (Kentucky)

It's illegal to tease skunks. (Minnesota)

While children may purchase shotguns in Kansas City, they are not allowed to buy toy cap guns. (Missouri)

In New York City, "It is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose, at the same time extending and wiggling the fingers of his hand." (New York) lol!!

Also in Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself; "a man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists." (Tennessee)

It is illegal to deny the existence of God. (Vermont) Too bad that's not the case everywhere.

There are many more on the site. Just go check it out. Some are funny, some are just strange.

And for more humor, go check out Kim's site and everyone who linked up.


Until next time...

Chocolate Friday - Hot Chocolate

It's Friday and time to link up with Lisa at Stop and Smell the Chocolates. She has some yummy recipes and ideas over at her site. So, after you've read this post, go over and visit her.

The weather is cooling off and it will officially be fall in a few days. That makes me think guessed chocolate (or hot cocoa, however you prefer to say it).

I've made hot chocolate the old-fashioned way, but for some reason it was just to rich for me.

However, if that's your cup of tea (or chocolate as it were), here's a recipe for you.

Homemade old-fashioned hot chocolate recipe.


  • 2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 cups milk
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Place chocolate, sugar, milk, and salt in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat, stirring, until chocolate melts and mixture is well blended.
Add vanilla; pour hot chocolate into cups.
Hot chocolate recipe serves 4.

Or if you're like me, you just grab a box of instant off the shelf at the grocery store.

Now, personally, I like to doctor mine up a bit. I love the International Delight brand of creamer. I don't really have a favorite (yet), but I sometimes like to try their limited edition flavors or holiday flavors.

A few that I will buy a second time are Southern Butter Pecan, English Almond Toffee, and Belgian White Chocolate Macadamia. Also Hazelnut and French Vanilla if I can't find the others. A new one that I would like to try is Vanilla Caramel Brownie.

If you've never tried these creamers in your hot chocolate, I say - Go for it!! Pick a flavor...or two...or three, and experiment. I guarantee, they are yummy-licious!

Until next time...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

27 of 52 photos of me

Forever In Blue Jeans

It's that time again. Yep, time for me to be in the picture. So here's one of me and the birthday boy.

Funny face, of course.

For more moms in the picture head over to Carin's. She's the one that started this. :) Then link up your own picture of yourself.

Until next time...

Happy Birthday!

Our second boy/fourth child turned seven yesterday.

Homemade donuts for breakfast.

The cake. Yes, for some reason my children love these cakes. Just pick a favorite flavor, color the frosting, and throw on some wild animals. Easy. Works for me!!

A favorite event: licking the frosting off the decorations.

The game: Pin the trunk on the elephant. :) Elephants are his favorite animal.

lol...overloaded with gifts!! He also loves fireman stuff. (His favorite movie is Fireproof).

In case you couldn't tell, he's the comedian of the family. He's a very good actor and very dramatic.

Happy Birthday, little Actor!!

Until next time...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

well I'm back

Well, I'm not on vacation anymore. I had a nice time and it was very relaxing (I was by myself). I've been back for a while actually, but it was kind of relaxing not having to write anything. I may not be on here every day, but I will try to keep it updated.

With school going on (and homeschool at that) I keep pretty busy during the days.

I'll leave you with a few pictures to entertain.

Until next time...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Going on vacation.

I'll be back, when I'm back. :)

Until next time...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Book Giveaway - Pajama School

I'm sending you to a great giveaway. Go here, to Life in a Shoe, and enter to win a great sounding book. I followed the link on that page to read the first chapter. I'm hooked!! Even if I don't win, I'm going to get this book.

Life in a Shoe tells you about another contest that the author is having. If you're into making home videos, you might want to enter that one. I'll leave that to you. :) I'm not much of a video making person.

So there you have it...another great giveaway!!

Until next time...