Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Now this part is going to sound incredibly corny and somewhat silly, but have you ever seen “Romeo & Juliet” with Leo & Claire Danes? The part where they have their first kiss in the elevator and the entire room spins around them? Well that is what my first kiss was like. Really. I know all of Albion middle school was in the room and I know thinking back on it now I should have been mortified, but I wasn’t. All I could hear was my heart pounding in my chest & the butterflies going crazy in my tummy.
(this picture is from '09 - but this is exactly where our first kiss happened years before)
My Valentine in 8th grade that gave me my VERY FIRST KISS is the same valentine that I have today. No, C & I have not been each other’s valentine every year since that faithful day in 8th grade, but we have shared quite a few together (roughly 7 i think). Who would have guessed that ten years later i would still be kissing the same guy? Although (sadly) things are different this year, we will stil be spending this day of love together. We have been through so many ups and downs, such incredible loving memories, and even more wonderful adventures. I would not trade us for the world.
I Love You Christian. Happy Valentine’s Day My Love.
P.S. I still sleep with the teddy bear he gave me ten years ago…every night.
Happy Valentine Day to everyone today! Remember even if you dont have someone special to spend your day with, there are many, many people in your life that love you!!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
c. has done many (MANY) stupid things in his life, but surprisingly he had never shaved his legs or pits in all of his life, so getting ready was a bit of an adventure for him.
( on a very serious note: how amazing are his calves in heels?! i am jealous! he got hit on more then once that night cause of the legs)
After roughly two years of rocking the beard he was so determined to be as authentic as possible he shaved it. when he doesn't have full drag make-up on he looks like he did in 9th grade. He even let me put a little arch in his brow.
this is c. & his momma L.L. - Its funny how much he and his mom look a like when c. has full make-up on.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
that is all.
Friday, August 27, 2010
a long, long time ago roughly 15 years. i received the best gift an eight year old could ask for. my very own television with a built in VCR player. i loved this little TV and i would stay up all night watching Disney classics. i have watched this little 12" television every morning getting ready for more than half of my life. but times are changing and comcast decided that my little television was not good enough to receive their fancy pants digital signal, so i had to break down and buy a big girl TV. its 32" and it even has a remote (something my old TV has been missing for years now) so i guess what it comes down to is...somethings about being a grown up really, really, REALLY sucks....and other things aren't so bad. kinda makes it worth going to a miserable job everyday...almost :)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
i then realized i wasn't going to be making anything fancy with these "giant" home grown beauty's.so i chopped them up and put them in salsa.
(ping pong ball, pepper#uno, pepe#2, pepe rojo, & pirate action figure)
oh well at least they are pretty and they were mighty tasty.we will try again next year.
there is a seriously GIANT pumpkin plant taking over the back yard so hopefully we will end up with big (alright decent) sized pumpkins to carve this fall!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Here is a picture of the birthday girl in her party hat and "my 2nd Birthday" Ribbon
new super chewer tooth brush. ruby can chew through ANYTHING given to her in under ten minutes. so hopefully this super bone can out last the rest of the toys she has destroyed. because c & i love to bake new fun things (as you can tell by 90% of this blog being about baking) we decided that it was only appropriate for us to bake ruby a dog cake to celebrate her special day. It was very simple and even though ruby was slightly hesitant at first i think she really liked it.
Now i know that not everyone reading this are big dog people, or even if you are a dog person not everyone is going to bake their dog a birthday cake. But C & I are not married and we do not have kids so we think it is perfectly normal and acceptable to spoil your canine companions on their special day. Just in case you feel like spoiling your buddy here is the recipe for dog cake.
Peanut Butter Delight:
1 cup White or Whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 vegetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix together flour & baking soda. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a 8 inch round with nonstick spray. Bake for 40 minutes.
Carob Frosting (carob powder is like baking cocoa, but it is safe for dogs to eat. i found it at whole foods on the baking isle)
12 Ounces Non-Fat cream cheese (room temperature)
3 Tsp Carob Powder
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 Tsp Honey
this recipe came from Dog Treat Recipe Exchange there a lot of great cake recipes and other healthy and yummy homemade treats for dogs. there are even recipes on how to make your own homemade dog food (if you are into that sort of thing- i am not- but to each their own)
Thursday, June 3, 2010
this is a picture of ruby. this has nothing to do with the post, i just think she is the best dog ever and pretty darn adorable.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
(me & gpa i dont know what year this is but i was really into troll dolls aparently notice the troll slippers and troll doll- oh how i miss the 90s)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
my sugar cookies are the best sugar cookies ever made- i would put them head to head against anyone recipe and i know mine would win by a land slide-i welcome the challenge :)
Friday, March 5, 2010
you will need some candy cup molds- you can find these at roberts or GiGis for cheap- melt some chocolate bark and spoon some into the bottom of each cup. get the balls out of the freezer and put one in each cup. slowly pushing the ball so the chocolate moves up around the sides, stop when the chocolate gets to the top edge of the mold.
now put those in the freezer- and melt a different color chocolate melts (these can also be found at roberts or michaels or GiGi's) carefully remove each of the balls from the molds. hold em by the bottom and dip the tops into the second color.let the excess chocolate drip off back into the bowl. cute cute. while the chocolate is still soft add a red hot or m7m to look like a cherry, and a few sprinkles. and there you have it!! adorable as can be. i took these little guys to share with my english class today when i handed in my paper, and they were a huge hit!!
i am so pleased with the way these turned out!
hopefully this makes up for the crazy googly eye pop incident :) these cupcake bites are from the always incredibly talented Bakerella. So if you decide to make these and have any more questions check out her blog.
thanks to my sissy deni for taking all of the pictures- you are the best!
Monday, March 1, 2010
i have a fairly large stack of school projects that are lingering over my head that need to be finished in the next few days, but i can't seem to get going on any of them.
one of these projects is suppose to be an instructional paper about something i am pretty knowledgeable about....and the simplest thing that came to mind was baking.
Well two weeks ago when i was assigned this project i was so pumped to show off some of my awesome cup cake pop skills. i had planned on doing the ones that look like cupcakes, and had all of the stuff picked up to accomplish my goal. But when it came down to actually getting them done....i was over it before i began.
Luckily my older sister came home just in time talk me off a cliff and get me motivated. So instead of bagging the whole plan (like i wanted to do)we made these little monsters. Yes, i realize that this is not my best work. and yes, i realize that they are a little creepy, but i can't help but to kind of have a soft spot for these little guys. look how cute they are with their crazy hair and googly eyes.