Thursday, February 26, 2009

Girls gotta stick together

So, here's a blog you should visit: because she's having a contest with her husband to see whose blog gets more traffic. And you know, us girls gotta stick together (if you're a boy reading this, you can stick with us too). Go Karli!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Work of Art Wednesday

Apparently I need to go back to the grade in elementary school when you learn the days of the week because since I started this "work of art wednesday" I have yet to post my projects on a Wednesday. Hmmm.... sorta says something about the chaos that is my life sometimes. But I really have been a little tornado of craftivity lately which is the reason I haven't posted in a week. So since my project list is still pretty long, I thought I oughta drop in and let you see some of the things I've been working on. I did finally make some of those marble magnets (that the rest of you have been making for 10 years) as well as a couple of hooded towels. And since one of my good friends is soon having twins, these are my most recent project to be added to the "welcome babies" package. The twins are supposed to be identical, thus one bow on the left, one on the right just in case they need a little help telling them apart. Back to the craft room!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lucky Lady

You know how you know that life is good? I'll tell ya. When you have fresh flowers on your kitchen table for a month because the "welcome home" flowers your hubs gave you went ahead and kept on living clear up until the "happy valentines day" flowers from your dad arrived on your doorstep. Bliss I tell ya!

Friday, February 13, 2009

San Francisco Summary

The rest of the trip went a little something like this: puking baby, Chinese New Year parade, puking mommy, food poisoning, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's wharf, H&M, puking baby, dinner with a fabulous friend, home. All in all a good trip, San Francisco is a beautiful place......even if you are seeing it mostly from the window of a hotel room. Hey, at least we were on the 29th floor!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

San Francisco: Day 1

Flight delayed an hour
Uber cranky flight attendant
Arrive in San Francisco
Dinner with hubs and Pumpkin
Bathtime and Bedtime
Dreaming that Pumpkin is screaming "mommy"
Realize it's not a dream
Spend the next 3 hours changing multiple pairs of pajamas and cleaning up vomit.
Apologize continuously to the housekeeping staff for having to request a 3rd set of sheets
Secretly grateful that I'm not the one that has to do all the laundry from this
Back to bed at 4 am

Looking forward to Day 2.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Work of Art Wednesday

I didn't mean for these Wednesday posts to be the only ones that I do but it seems that life has gotten the best of me the past week. Anyway, as previously mentioned, these "works of art" are not always going to be some elaborate craft project. This week, in fact, it is these delicious cinnamon rolls made using a white cake mix (and a few other ingredients). I've been making cinnamon rolls for quite a few years now but have not found a recipe that I love. The dough is either too dry, or not sweet enough or a slew of other things. These ones are pretty incredible. The dough is just a little sweet because of the cake mix and pretty moist as well. Nuke them in the microwave for a few seconds and they are pretty fantastic the next day also. You can find the recipe here. I didn't do the thing she calls for at the end where you dip the rolls in butter and then sugar. I just can't imagine loving unfrosted cinnamon rolls. So I topped mine with some cream cheese icing (powdered sugar, milk, cream cheese, vanilla) and they turned out so yum.

So next time your sweet tooth is calling (which is daily for me), give these a try! Feel free to link in the comments to any of your own current "works of art" for the week. By the way, sorry the picture makes it look like a cake. I had frosted them before I thought to snap a photo.