Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thankgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I am very thankful for a lot things but especially my loving and supportive husband who let me destroy the kitchen while baking lots of fun pies.  Have a great day and eat lots of turkey!

Monday, November 24, 2008

A sweet Thanksgiving

This year Chris and I will be at his families house for Thanksgiving and I have been assigned desserts.  I've been doing a lot of searching on what we should have and although I love the traditional pumpkin and apple pie and I want to give it a twist.  We are only 7 people so I was thinking of giving this Pumpkin Chiffon Pie a try. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My time is running out

I have another Arch test tomorrow and I'm starting to panic.  I'd rather be making Poladroids from this new site I just discovered. It turns your digital photos into good old fashion Poladroids. 

"Chicago Winter 2008"

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Aimee

Happy Birthday Aimee, we all know how much you love your karaoke, once you pick up that microphone you're unstoppable.  I hope you have a wonderful day.  Let's go celebrate at General Lees!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Mrs. APH

Happy Birthday Ashley, we all know how much you love to monogram everything so why not your birthday cupcake too!  I can't wait to help you celebrate tonight, have a great day.    

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Hidden Gem

I never really got around to sharing much about Portland and so for a Friday treat I thought I would share my trip to the Portland Classical Chinese Garden.  Once a parking lot is now an oasis for the city.
 As a little girl we had a huge rhododendron bush on the side of our house, my mother would let me pick whole bunches and I would pretend it was my wedding bouquet. 

Loved this floor! One day in my garden the ground will have beautiful patterns just like this. 

Loved these openings in the wall, each opening was different but I loved this one because it reminded me of the dahlia flower, my favorite.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Ashley

I'm sure these don't compare to the ones you made for Halloween but they sure do look cute!  You are such a great teacher and I hope all your kids wished you a Happy Birthday.  Let me know when I can come in and read them a book.  Have a great day!

Winter is coming

Loving this coat from JCrew.  Ashley and I saw it yesterday in the window and I said I would never be brave enough to wear pink but I still love it. 

I'm thinking green may be more my style, Ashley told me about this cute one and was raving how thick it was for the price, I just might have to go try it on.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Too Funny

I need to get these


I'm currently working on the logo and design for my floral design company and these tulip fields in the Netherlands are strongly inspiring me. 

Thursday, November 06, 2008

My morning walk

This is what unemployment looks like, yes I'm in denial.  

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Happy Voting!

When you show your I VOTED sticker you get;
Free coffee at Starbucks
Free star donut at Krispy Kreme
Free Ice Cream at Ben and Jerry's
Free Chick-fil-A-Sandwich


Monday, November 03, 2008


"House Wife from hell and her devil husband"

I know I'm a little behind posting about Halloween but I wanted to share a few photos from the party. As usual I didn't get to take that many good shots because I was running around trying to finish last minute things.  Over all I think the Halloween party was a huge success, thank you to all my friends who helped out with the food and drinks and of course coming dressed in some awesome costumes (sorry if I didn't get your pic, there is always next year)  

I wanted to keep it classy and use all real glasses, this was a huge time commitment because I washed all the glasses before and after the party, but I think it was well worth it. 

I love my new punch bowl from Crate and Barrel, it was a great wedding gift!  I served a green punch in it and rimmed the glasses with black sugar. (most people had black mouths the rest of the night, sorry guys) 

I got theses great wine labels from Martha's Halloween line at Michael's. I thought about making them myself but then came to my senses and just bought them.  

We bought dry ice and tried to use it for special effects but it didn't really last that long.  Chris also made sure we had awesome beer, Dead Guy Rogue was the featured beer. 

Ashley and I made these supper easy chocolate covered pretzels, and I served them on one of my favorite Nambe platters

Ashley took on this creative idea from Martha, I think her version looks even better because they are orange :) 

I LOVE carmel apples and I couldn't resist serving them, only 1 person actually was brave enough to eat one, but I did send a couple home with people.  You can also see my attempt at brain mini cupcakes (which was much harder than it looked on Martha) and I made decorated sugar cookies.  
Chris did an amazing job carving our pumpkin, it was the first thing our guest saw when they walked in the door.