is this thing on?

tap tap tap…is anyone out there?


file this under ush

I mean can you deal with those baby pictures?  Too cute.

Arts in the Park- free giveaway

If you are in Richmond this weekend, please head out to Arts in the Park to support our good friend Erica Erikdotter and her amazing artwork.

Arts in the Park (nationally rated and juried show)
May 1-2, 11 am – 6 pm (5 pm Sunday)
Byrd Park, Richmond, VA

To get everyone excited for the event, Erica has generously donated 2 sets of her stationary as a free giveaway to all you loyal Spark! readers.  To enter the giveaway, please go check out her work at Studio Eriksdotter and leave a comment telling Spark! your favorite painting. 

Studio Erikdotter's beautiful stationary!


The other night while Rommie was playing his nerd game in the family room, I was in the bedroom watching Family Guy.  This episode came on and I laughed so hard Rommie actually stopped trying to beat the Shiva Sisters (whatever that means) to see what I was laughing at.  Luckily we have DVR in the bedroom so he could enjoy this little gem:

And they never got their soda.

a carpet cleaning PSA

Since picking up young Frank three years ago, we have done our fair share of carpet cleaning. This morning I woke up to the sound of Frank eating in our bedroom. Knowing that there is no food in our room we sprung out of bed to find him noshing his own barf (sorry, La!) Anyway, we quickly grabbed some paper towels and I opened this new carpet cleaning tool, the Woolite POD, that I got on sale at Wegmans last week.

After a few minutes of scrubbing the spot with this tool it was gone! We (well, I) was so excited about how well it worked that I proceeded to remove 3 other spots we had on our apartment carpet at 6:00 this morning.
If you have a dog or any carpet stains, I recommend you keep this tool handy. It worked great for us!

frank is no lassie

This morning on the Today Show we watched an amazing video of a German Shepard leading police troopers to his owner’s burning house.   We both got a big laugh about how our beloved Frank would never do this:

We also began to discuss everything else Frank would do in this crisis situation besides rescue us. The verdict looked something like this:

our house is burning down?

happy cotton…

…anniversary to our good friends Sara and Belinga!   Cheers to many more!