Frog and Toad Together Blog

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Roth-Koasters October 22, 2013

Filed under: crafty stuff,knitting,new favorite things — frogandtoadtogether @ 12:45 am

Hmm. They’re kinda cool. A special nod to Dave S with the Dew.

Poor Dave S. I thought about that story a lot today. My favorite line was the one about “you make your family happy now and worry about the details later” or some such.

I also like anytime his dad says “baloney!” because I can hear him (DS) saying it in my head. Oh Lou. I hope he’s still alive and kickin’.

The weather is so perf merf lately, right?! I was driving to work and took a long cut so I could drive along Barbur Blvd to enjoy the trees in their orangey glory. It made me wonder about New England fall and can it really be THAT gorgeous?! Or is it the leaf industry building up hype to sell more leaves?? Paint it red, and sell it to anyone, as Papa Jim would say.

I also took a long cut to work because I’ve seen this young man working at a gas station on Barbur who I SWORE was from TV’s Little People Big World. I was just sure it was him and I was so curious why he was working at the 76 next to The Pancake House. So I stopped in to get gas today. And it weren’t him. I’m glad I stopped though. 1) I needed gas and B) now I know. I only have three more days to travel that route to the gulag. Thank Jebus! My boss was soooooooooooooooooooo infuriating today. It’s too long and way too boring, but ERMERGERD he’s a ding dong.

I have book club Thursday and for the first time in 100 years, I didn’t read the book. I’ve been reading, but relatively lite fare. I’m too twitchy lately. I got the narves real bad.

B’s football team is undefeated which means they’ll be in the play offs which means MORE FOOTBALL PRACTICE. And it’s time to WRAP THIS SHIT UP. It’s too busy with practice and homework and just LIFE. He’s getting tired and overwhelmed with school, math in partic.

Me? I’m awake at 12:43. Everything’s FINE!!

Lookie my coasters!


Nevermind! October 23, 2011

Filed under: crafty stuff — frogandtoadtogether @ 6:18 pm


Wild Olive: embroidery basics April 29, 2011

Filed under: crafty stuff,Toad Blather — frogandtoadtogether @ 9:51 pm

Stitchers, save this link. And by stitchers, I mean MHar.

You, me, summer Fridays. Hollaaaaaaa!


Oh, oh, oh! April 28, 2011

Filed under: crafty stuff,Toad Blather — frogandtoadtogether @ 12:52 pm

I thought it would be more esspensive.

$25 and I don’t have to deal with the tracing/transferring of the pattern OR go buy the crewel wool? SOLD!

She rocks. That thing is beyond awesomesauce – the brown fabric, the blues and greens and pinks? LURVE!


Pottery Painting, yo

Filed under: crafty stuff,Toad Blather — frogandtoadtogether @ 9:15 am

I got my mug back from Pottery Fun. And I love it. It didn’t turn out like I wanted it to, but I still love it.

It’s an homage to my favorite mug…one that Frog bought me maybe 15 years ago (srsly) from Nordstrom. I love it so and am afraid of breaking it. I’m sure my mother and Sauls know which one I speak of…we have something like two mugs in our entire house. Can you see the (vague) similarities?

I now want to go paint something else, immediately. Frog, let’s do it. That joint is right by your house – across from the Flying Pie.


Aren’t they cute? March 27, 2011

Filed under: crafty stuff,Toad Blather — frogandtoadtogether @ 10:23 pm

I used the designer’s color palette, because I don’t like to think.

But it’s a little odd. The bottom gal looks a little like a gal we went to school with. Green skin, red hair. Y’all know who I’m talking about.


One Book, Three TV Shows and a Cricut Cartridge January 27, 2011

Filed under: Alicia Blather,crafty stuff,tv — frogandtoadtogether @ 8:31 am

Toad, we have to talk about the Imperfectionists.  Maybe I should finish the last 15%.  I have never been so baffled by a popular book!  This is definitely one of those “Frog secretly has a very low IQ (and scorchingly low self-esteem)” moments.  I just don’t get it.  But you have a way of getting me to look at things differently which may compel me to finish this flat piece of desert.

Yes, Portlandia.  I’m surprised you watched!  Firstly, I did not know that was a Sleater Kinney lady.  I’m guessing she’s not the one that just released a new album and I’m pretty sure it’s not Sheila’s old neighbor.  Janet was her name and it seems like maybe she moved out of town.  Sheila, what say you?  Katester?  I saw Janet out at the delta several times after they moved from the house, but haven’t seen her in over a year now.  Maybe that’s why I think she moved.  Like myself, she was a regular at the delta.  I didn’t know what to expect with this show- I just knew that it was a show about Portland, set in Portland.  Well, it was a little annoying for sure, but it was pretty funny too.  I learned that Portland truly is weird.  I guess I had not really thought about it before.  There were some points that rang so true.  Of course you may remember me mentioning the Music Together staff drinking urine colored liquid out of mason jars at parent’s night.  Well, I just figured that this kind of stuff is about the person more than the place they live in.  When they showed one of the characters drinking what they described as looking like “a stillbirth” and tasting like “hot water and soot” out of, you guessed it, a mason jar.  The assertion is that this is more of a Portland thing.  Perhaps they don’t drink soot out of jars in Indiana.  Who knew?  Not this Portlander.  My dvr is set to record, so we can discuss each week.  What was the deal with the Aliki skit, btw???

Forget Portlandia, why aren’t we talking about Lights Out?  If you aren’t watching this Toad, you need to start.  They just had the 3rd episode.  You can probably catch up easily.  After all, what else does FX have to air?  This is something that you and the FP will love.  Word.  If you choose to be stubborn on this one, I will have to break up with you.  Is anyone else out there watching this?  It’s a bit stressful, but so good.

Let’s all take a moment to reflect on what a good show Modern Family is.  I was thrilled to see that even though last night’s episode was not new, it was the flash mob one.  Let me repeat my favorite line “You know that kid Liam who goes to school in pajama pants and pays for things with 100 dollar bills… Two fun parents, mark my words.”  The flash mob scene itself is a perfect example of why this is such a good show.  God, it’s such a good show!

I have officially switched my hobby from making things with the Cricut to collecting the cartidges.  Time to get busy.  I got a super cute one called B is for Boy, it’s a Cricut Lite and has less options, but the ones that it has are all super cute.  Toad, any word from Create a Critter?

That’s it for now.  I will try to get some pics for your entertainment later.