Tuesday, December 30, 2008

cutie pies

it wouldn't be a complete christmas post without a new pic of the doggies!

fun gifts

i got this alpaca yarn and crazy funky scarf from eric's parents. the yarn is so pretty but i'm scared to knit with it and mess it up!

mish mash scarf completed!

i love it. it's so warm and cozy.

crazy christmas coincidence!

my mom and i somehow managed to buy each other the exact same thing at thrift stores in different states. she didn't end up sending mine because she found other stuff so she was able to take a picture of the ben franklin bank twins.

sassy gma

here's gma in her xmas gift scarf!

roxy's painting

my mom painted this a month before i was born! i snagged it last time i was home.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

christmas gifts!

i opened my christmas gifts from my family last night and i got the best gifts! we did a thrift store christmas this year and it was a fun challenge. although, it didn't even occur to me to look at books for my brother until i opened a book from my parents! oh well. here's what i got...
and here's a close up of the pattern on that stack of bowls from my bro...there are 17 there! time for an ice cream social?

Monday, December 22, 2008

mish mash

i have all these little yarn balls leftover from random projects. so i decided i'm going to make a mish mash scarf out of them. i started last night and made it pretty far so maybe i'll even be done with it this week!

Friday, December 5, 2008

new scarves

these are, naturally, horrible pictures. i really need to work on getting better scarf pics! my buttons are too low so i'll have to redo them. lucky for me my dogs decided to take all the buttons off last night while i was gone! they did my dirty work for me.

geno giving a hairscut

nate was brave enough to let ashley give him a haircut over thanksgiving. geno wasn't totally satisfied with her work so he took over and finished up!

thanksgiving table

my sister always sets the nicest table on thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

creepy babies...

i snagged this from someone's facebook! it's from high school drill team...

Monday, November 10, 2008

doggie clothes!

my gma was a little obsessed with buying my dogs clothes this weekend. i didn't stop her! look how cute they are! although...lilly looks sort of ashamed in the 2nd pic.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

gloria steinem!

paula and i went to see gloria steinem speak last night at the borders in northglenn. it was radical.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


look how cute my little guys are....

Monday, October 20, 2008

thrift find

i got some good stuff thrifting this weekend but this is by far my favorite. it was only $2 and when i opened it up it had a handkerchief that has MOTHER embroidered on it!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

is this your dog?

if so he's living in my kitchen.

Monday, October 13, 2008

new scarf

i finally finished brie's scarf which i do believe was to be her xmas present last year! it turned out pretty good...although my camera was not happy with the lighting so these pictures ar crap. she did have a moment of brilliance and flipped it around sort of like a cape...great idea!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

chris' bday cupcakes

i really wish this was on my desk right now.

vanilla cupcakes with mocha buttercream frosting and COCONUT! i was going to post the frosting recipe but i guess i can't find it.

silver plume tea room

saturday ashley and i took gma to the silver plume tea room to celebrate her bday. roxy read about it in one of her magazines so of course we had to check it out. it was the cutest place and the food and tea were so good. the town itself only has about 180 residents but it has the coolest houses, all painted in bright colors with lots of wildflowers growing all over.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

i opened my front door this morning to put my netflix movie in the mailbox and found a lovely bowl of tomatoes from my neighbor! i decided i'm going to give her one of my homemade ice cream sandwiches as a thank you. the cookies for the sandwiches are chocolate white chocolate chip. for the ice cream i just used the ben and jerry's french vanilla recipe. so yummy! here's the cookie recipe i used from foodnetwork.com.
Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Copyright 2001 Barefoot Contessa Parties!

1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
2/3 cup good unsweetened cocoa
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 pounds good white chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream the butter and 2 sugars until light and fluffy in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the vanilla, then the eggs, 1 at a time, and mix well. Add the cocoa and mix again. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt and add to the chocolate with the mixer on low speed until just combined. Fold in the chopped white chocolate.

Drop the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, using a 1 3/4-inch ice cream scoop or a rounded tablespoon. Dampen your hands and flatten the dough slightly. Bake for exactly 15 minutes (the cookies will seem underdone). Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


i can tell it's turning to fall because i'm in the mood to clean and clean out. i think i'm getting ready for winter hibernation. i cleaned out my pottery shelf on sunday. i have so many of the same size bowls! my intention was to put them all in a tote in the crawl space but roxy talked me into try to get as many out around the house as possible. i was able to save about 10 of them from a crawl space future and i gifted one at a bbq and i even threw one away! it had a bad bottom. sad.

corncob cupcakes

i've been wanting to make these corncob cupcakes for a while and when better than a labor day bbq. the "kernels" are different flavors of jelly belly's and the "butter" is a smooshed starburst. of course, in the magazine they had cute little corn plates that they set them on. i used a broiler pan. clever.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

i was stung by a wasp on monday and apparently he had bacteria on his stinger and he gave me cellulitis. three trips to the doc, three shots and two prescriptions and i still look like this:

i wrote a story about the wasp. my friend angie thought the moral of the story was that i got an STD. ha!

once upon a time there was a dirty little wasp named harvey. harvey liked to stick his stinger in places he shouldn't, taking little to no precautions to keep his stinger clean. one night harvey had too many bee-tinis and became agressive for no apparent reason beyond being drunk and stung an innocent girl, we'll call her lucy, who was just trying to peacefully co-habitat with harvey and his unruly friends.
unbeknownst to harvey, lucy had an extravaganZZa(R) to attend but due to harvey's behavior, lucy was going to have to cancel.
maybe if harvey had known about lucy's plans he would have been more kind
to her but who knows.
we all know what happens when you have a dirty stinger and too many

Friday, August 22, 2008

thrift/art gallery finds from hazen

all of this came from the cute little art gallery in my town except the two little painting which are from the arc. i'm most excited about the typewriter. i've wanted an old one forever and it was only $12 and it works.