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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Photography Challenge

Jackie and I are starting this new photo challenge. I am so EXCITED to get some practice in with my new Christmas presents from Dan (Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens and tripod)!!! Day 1 starts tomorrow :) Hopefully Jack finishes the challenge this time! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Delicious day 2

I don't know why I have never thought of this before. Eggnog is my absolute favourite holiday drink.
Eggnog cupcakes? Best idea ever.

EDIT!!: I have changed the images for this post.  The original was posted through Blogger mobile app. I think these photos are better suited for the post, and are MUCH better quality!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 1 of baking spree

G has been asking for months for banana bread. K has a crazy obsession with bananas. Bananas seem to disappear before I can bake with them.
My brother brought over some frozen bananas when he moved. Turns out, banana bread does not last long in our house either.

EDIT!!: The original photo could not be rotated, so I have updated this photo.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Moving day is coming!!!!!

Dan and I have been looking for a place together for a long time now, but I'm picky and he's cheap. But we have finally COMPROMISED and found a place we both thoroughly enjoy. And I finally have the option of decorating MY way!! One room at a time, and we are on a slight budget, but I can work with that. So we took a trip to IKEA, where we ended up picking out our living room, which is our first priority. 
It looks pink in this picture, but it is most definitely red!
We chose black/brown and red for colors, because our living room has good natural light. 

This couch is sooo comfy!! On the website it is actually $300 more expensive, whereas it was $799.99 in store. We are making due with the couch we have for a bit, but this sectional WILL be mine!!

Our entertainment center is already in the new place! We set it up yesterday when we got our keys. 

This was the only thing we actually purchased this time! But I LOVE the entire EXPEDIT line.

We obviously do not want too many dark pieces crowding so we decided to add, in the future, only a couple more pieces from EXPEDIT.

We are choosing a square coffee table, which could prove disasterous with kids, but we will see.  

The desk may or may not go in the living room, we will have to see when we move in.

Also, I wanted the taller book shelf, but we may have to downsize. It`s hard to tell how much space we are actually going to have after moving in a sectional and Kellan's jumperoo and toys.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I made TRUFFLES!! again! haha

Look at how awesome they are!!!

Haha, I made truffles a while back and loved them! So I made a bigger batch this time and put them in mini muffin cups left over from halloween! SOOOO good! Although, nobody but me likes dark chocolate. So I think I will have to make some batches with other kinds of chocolate.. Cause I'll probably be the only one to eat them.. But I think that I will be okay with that..

I used:

         3 cups heavy cream
         1 tsp vanilla
         750 g of dark chocolate chips

Scald the cream. Mix with vanilla. Pour over chips. Wait for 3 minutes. Whisk together until smooth. Refrigerate. Roll into balls. Coat with cocoa/coconut (or whatever)

I don't think it was necessary to make as many as I did, so half would have been ok..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 29: A picture that can always make me smile

I love my Grampy sooo much.. I wish he were still here with us..

This picture always makes me smile!

PS And my lack of style (aka haircut-wierdo bangs) is mildly amusing

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 28: A picture of something I am afraid of

I DISLIKE spiders.. So creepy and hairy and ugly.. EWWW

They freak me out! I love that Calcifer and Bruce eat spiders! 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day 27: A picture of me and a family member

Hahahaha Russell and I have had soo much fun..

Day 25: A picture of my day

my days are full of baby drool and diapers, and the sounds of stomping on the stairs and random repetitive noises.. and smiles, and laughter, and happiness!

Day 24: A picture of something I wish I could change

this is a crappy pic
I, selfishly, pushed away or neglected some of the best friends I have ever had. I really wish I could change the way things ended up, and not just with Ash. I had a lot of great friends. I have them as friends, on facebook.. But they are, regretfully, not really in my life anymore.. It's heart-breaking :(

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 26: A picture of something that means a lot to me

My family means a lot to me! 

I am super close to my siblings,
i live for my babies,
and Dan has been the best thing in my life
since hot sauce and watermelon!!