Friday, January 28, 2011
I love it already! :)
I'm linked up with Remodelaholic today. It's one of my favorite blogs. Check out the side bar "link love."
Monday, January 24, 2011
It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun. I say it was a lot of work because I actually baked two 3" deep cakes, and 3 individual layers of cake before I got a cake worthy of being decorated. The first cake had curves - I kid you not. It was a very voluptuous cake, so I decorated it and took it to the cabin. Since we had only learned how to decorating using stars, I flipped through my book and created something with no instructions. It didn't turn out too badly. And it was delicious. Here's a picture of my practice cake:
Keep in mind that this was me just messing around with different decorating tips. I actually had no idea what I was doing.
When I went to tackle the cake project again, the next cake fell apart when I took it out of the pan, even though it had adequate time to cool. So then I gave up on my new 3" deep pan and just used regular round cake pans to bake 3 layers. One of the layers didn't cook all the way through and collapsed in the center. So my final product was a two layer cake with lots of extra lemon cake. I did have instructions on how to do this one. Here's a few pictures of my final product:
Side view of those awesome borders that take forever
And a close up of the cupcake
Next week - cupcakes!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
... sorry for the random outburst of song there.
My laptop decided to die on me this weekend. I'm in the process of acquiring a new one, but for the time being I'm using my husband's laptop. I don't want to crowd his computer with pictures, so for the time being, our blog will be on hold. Hopefully it won't be long until I can update about all the new things going on in our home!
Here's a little list of upcoming blogs:
- our living room rearrangment
- our trip to the cabin
- my first cake for class
- how to make curtains
There are a few more projects in the works this week. We're having a little get-together with some good friends here in a week, and it's the perfect opportunity to "gitter done" some of these projects that have been lingering around for a while. My holiday will be a busy day.
Hope to see you soon when we're back with pictures!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Also, Jen from iHeart Organizing is doing a January challenge called "project paper." She has some great tips on organizing all the paper that accumulates over time. I figured this would be a good step one for me before I tackle my file cabinet.
The project took me about 35 minutes. I even had time for a game of hide-and-seek with my kitty.
There she is!!!
We were very blessed to have the opportunity to fly to Texas a few days after Christmas to visit Spencer's side of the family for a few days.
The next morning, we were awoken to some wonderful smells of southern cooking wafting in from the kitchen. Bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage gravy, and orange juice - YUM. It was absolutely delicious.
They had a good amount of Christmas wrapping paper for half off as well.
Rows and rows of pillows. This was just the brown/green aisle.
And this was the red/yellow aisle.
We thought this would make a great headboard.
There was lots of art to choose from.
Or you could even take home your own suit of armor!
$5.99 precut fabric? Yes please!
They also had clothes... check out these rockin' 80's-style jackets.
I'm ready for the Olympics!
And another here:
What did I end up buying? About 7 throw pillows, some microfiber cloths, eight .99 cent place mats, one top, and some spring dresses. Lizz found 10 or 11 dresses and about 6 tops - I think - I lost count when she kept grabbing dresses on the way to the counter. It was a very successful and FUN trip.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
For Christmas Eve, we went to my Aunt Judy's house for dinner and gifts. I forgot my camera, so there were no pictures taken. Oh well.
On Christmas morning, we opened our stockings together and opened our gifts to each other.
Sleepy first Christmas morning as husband and wife!
Spencer's stocking haul
my stocking haul
Spencer drew this for me! Our hockey rivalry :)
Big Bang Theory season 2!
New game to play!
I got Spencer a used desktop computer
and a keyboard to go with it
Spencer enjoying his new computer
customized ornament I bought for us from etsy
an ornament from Spen to me :)
After that, we went to my grandparents' house for breakfast and gifts with the family.
Waiting for people to gather 'round
I didn't get pictures of them, but my parents got us some pretty dishes and 4 new silverware place settings!
The following day we went out of town to celebrate with my extended family. I also forgot my camera for this day. Boo. Oh well.
So there was our Christmas!