Thursday, November 1, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
2. We put an offer on a house. Yay!
3. There is a Christmas market in Chicago (and we are going!) Go here:
Ok, that was three things... oh well.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Oh, and Tazy has bad gas... what the hell did he eat?!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
I've also never used these white-bendy needles for the socks before, but the pattern was too difficult to do with something that wasn't easier on my hands... however, the addi ones are still my favorite. And with that, I'm a big dork. :) I'll post pictures when I complete them (eventually!).
Sunday, July 1, 2007
We got a lot accomplished this week! On Monday we were pre-approved and told to go find a house, Wednesday we called a realtor, Thursday she sent us about 30 listings, and Saturday we all went out and saw our top 6 choices. Chris and I decided to sit down separately with the listings she had sent us and make our own list of "must-see" houses - thankfully, most of our choices matched (always a good sign!). Of the houses we saw this weekend, this is our favorite. It was built in 2004, 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, and just really nice. It would be about an hours drive for Chris to work, and about 20 minutes for me. So this is a maybe... but ultimately, we've decided we don't want to live in the country - we can deal with well water and a septic tank, but having to burn our own trash is just down-right not cool. This house is not quite in the country, but it's close, so we're not jumping on anything yet - but we might take a second look.
In the meantime, I guess we'll just keep looking...
Thursday, May 31, 2007
I began these socks in early May and made it my goal to finish them by the end of May - granted, it's May 31st at 10:30 PM, but I did it! These are neat because there is no heel involved - they are called "sleeping socks" because you just slip them on and your heel finds a new place each time, so supposedly the heel doesn't wear out. So what next?? :)
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I got a coffee tray (just like mama!). :)
I made cake #2 - a clown cake! Hard to believe that my last class is next week! I'm still making my icing too thick though... hopefully I'll figure it out how to fix it before then...
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
So then I was shocked, and chuckled to myself, then I read this on the opposite side (note the rick-rack):
This is my rainbow cake! I didn't follow the pattern exactly because on the picture they had some kid's name who was turning 5, so I decided to put Tazy's name on there. And then I had a lot of icing left, so I just started putting stars all over the name, so just imagine it before that and that's what I made in class! It's a lot harder than I thought it would be, but it's a lot of fun - I feel real fancy doing it... I think I might make a cake for the last day of school, like a WBMS cake or something, we'll see - depends on how much I still like my co-workers! :)
Thursday, May 3, 2007
I decided to do a "trial run" first - so I bought new pans (the 8" rounds are really nice, much better than the 9, I think). Then I made a yellow cake, and they stuck like hell to the pans, so I could hardly get them out, and when I did, they were all torn up - I had to essentially piece it back together. Then I made the buttercream icing, but it was way too thick, no matter how much water I added - and of course, my first cake had to be pink, so I colored it. All in all, it was ok. I'm glad I did a trial run first. There are crumbs all over the frosting, but I'm just going to blame that on the cake - not my fault. :)
I also asked my husband what he thought, and he said it looks great! Now, I know that he's lying to me in other areas because obviously, this cake does not look great. So he revised that thought, and said it looks like it tastes great, which I can handle. Now what to do with the rest of the cake...
I have always wanted to smush cake in someone else's face before... hmm... :)
Monday, March 26, 2007
This is the milkglass butter dish I found this weekend, quite a steal for only $14 - it's really cute (and I'm such a dork) - I don't even have anywhere to put it...
And this is my Easter tree! Very small, but Chris will go get me some more branches! Thanks for all the cute ornaments mom! :)
Saturday, March 3, 2007
We had a very nice day in Lexington. We all met up at Rockbridge Winery for a yummy wine tasting! Then we drove to downtown Lexington to do a little shopping and grab a bite to eat.
Kelly found this cute shopping basket/bag. Of course, the guys made fun of us, but whatever - Kelly's a Jasper, which means that of course, even she likes baskets! The power of the basket is inescapable!
I on the other hand did really well - I found these cute little paper-crafted easter eggs for .95 each! I like the idea of an easter tree, but a lot of ornaments out there are really cheesy and gawdy.