Beatnik Blogger

An account of two girls who make cool things

Check out this blog June 13, 2009

Filed under: Sophia — theurbanwhimsy @ 3:37 pm

Check This out..


SIGH…why are blogs so hard…

Filed under: kids,rants & raves,Resolutions,Sophia — theurbanwhimsy @ 10:07 am

Someday really soon..we will get this show on the road…in the meantime..isn’t this awesome? If ever a little boy.a little scallywag..decides to bless this family with his little presence..I want his room to be whimsical with little planes and ships and such…



Lucky luck boy… May 17, 2009

Filed under: crafts,kids,Lacy,money saving,Uncategorized — theurbanwhimsy @ 12:21 pm

Our friends son had his 3rd birthday party yesterday…and although I stayed home with the kiddos (Soph is really sick) Steven was able to go and deliver the goods:


A rocket ship and little wooden spaceman…he fits into his little seat to blast off and explore the universe!

a crayon roll made with green cord and Eric Carle ‘Brown Bear Children’


I didn’t get an update on how they were received, but I hope little N-Man loves them!


One more thing… May 15, 2009

Filed under: New things,Sophia,ThingsIwillhaveSOMEDAY — theurbanwhimsy @ 8:59 am

I just found this bird  feeder on smith&hawken…omigoodness…love at first sight for sure…hoohoo!!!



Filed under: rants & raves,Resolutions,Sophia — theurbanwhimsy @ 8:51 am

HA! did that get you reading? Lacy and I have been far from this blog for far too long…But its baaack!! We have been obsessively collecting coupons, working the system, getting free stuff, creating mini shopping malls in our garages…and finally we have gotten back to sewing, crafting and being creative…which is what truly delights me atleast…so…pics coming soon, lacy helped me figure out the basics for sewing and I’ve since made rockin flannel pillowcases (John refuses to lay his handsome head on anything else) and an adorable sundress for EM!!! one comin for mai mai soon…ALSO!! Im planning a sweet princess party for MaileyAnne’s third birthday party!! Im gonna make the cake!! (Any ideas Kris???)

K…hope you haven’t all lost hope…peace out!




Deals. Deals. Deals. March 13, 2009

Filed under: coupons,Lacy,money saving,Uncategorized — theurbanwhimsy @ 10:35 pm

Okay everyone….hold on to your hats

I went to two grocery stores today and did two transactions at each. I got $272.71 worth of groceries for…….







Which included:


28 jugs of Ocean Spray cranberry juice (free, safeway)

12 jugs of light Ocean Spray cranberry juice (free, safeway)

1 box of Quaker granola bars (.96, safeway)

2 jars of Peanut Butter (free, safeway)

5 boxes of Capri Suns (10 in each) (less than $0.65 each box, safeway)

12 bags of Kraft shredded cheese (2 cups each) (less than $0.28 each, albertsons)

3 boxes of Glucerna cereal (free, 1 safeway, 2 albertsons)

1 6-pack of Glucerna shakes (.99, albertsons)

1 gallon of water (.79, albertsons)

2 boxes Planters Big Nut Bars (.67 each, albertsons)

4 boxes of South Beach cereal bars (.67 each, albertsons)

2 boxes Nabisco 100 cal packs (.67 each, albertsons)

1 2-liter Diet Dr. Pepper (free, albertsons)

2 6-packs Jello Pudding (1.57 each..bah, albertsons)

1 18-count box of Always pads (free, albertsons)

4 packs Carl Budding lunch meat (less than $0.38 each, albertsons)

2 cans of Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner (less than $0.65 each, safeway)

1 overpriced box of bakery cookies for my husband (2.99, safeway)



PLUS: Safeway gave me $2.50 off my next order (for the Glucerna) and Albertsons gave me $3.00 off my next order for the cheese (I figured that into the cost of each bag)! So I did take those off my total. If I would have had more thinking and planning time (sans kiddos) I could have done a bit better (by a few bucks) but I’m not complaining!!!


Here’s a pic..minus the cookiesand bathroom cleaner:


Wonderful Crockpot recipe!! whoop whoop! February 17, 2009

Filed under: Recipes,Sophia — theurbanwhimsy @ 12:52 am
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So..I dont really cook pork much..I didn’t grow up with it so I never know how to cook it..anyways..I came across this wonderful recipe that totally kicks butt, its pretty simple, but the results are delicious! I served mine over rice (of course) and added a side of cranberry chutney ( but the lingonberry preserves from Ikea are wonderful too!), here’s the recipe and also..if you ever need a recipe for anything check out recipezaar! for real, its the best.

Slow Cook, Down home, Pork chops



  1. Combine 1st four ingredients in a shallow dish.
  2. Dredge chops in flour mixture and set aside.
  3. Combine what is left of the flour mixture w/ the chicken broth and pour into your crock pot.
  4. Pour oil into a large skillet and cook the chops in hot oil until browned on both sides.
  5. Place chops in crock pot and cook covered on High for about 2 to 5 hours or until tender.
  6. Serve w/ hot rice and/or mashed potatoes. 

++If the gravy becomes too thick just add a little water. If you accidentally add too much water then add a little more flour.

Season w/ salt and pepper too your taste.



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