Saturday, January 23, 2010

More Sweet November Candy!

Amy has done it again! More Sweet November Blog Candy!! Check out her newest stamps BFF's Darby & Bumble... They are Simply Adorable!!! I' sure hope I win this sweet set! :)

Joys of Baking

Kevin and I have taken up baking as one of our new hobbies. To keep from consuming millions of calories, we'll enjoy one thing of whatever we're baking, and the rest of the batch goes to work for my co-workers to enjoy. Tonight I made some homemade vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting. They were really good, and tasted like the fancy-shmancy cupcakes that we love from Crave Cupcakes ;)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Journal Books

My best friend Liz and I have been writing in these book/journals for years. We've maintained a long distance friendship over the past 20 years since I have a tendency to move around a lot. We write about what's been going on with our life and whatnot, to keep each other up to date on whats going on in each others lives. We decorate the book and then once we're finished writing in the book we mail them to eachother to read and keep. We make a due date of when our books will be due, so it doesn't take us forever to receive the books, and we work on it for a few weeks and then send them off in the mail. When they arrive a few days later, its really exciting to see her book, how she decorated it and then sit down and read all about what's been going on with her life. I get all the juicy details that aren't necessarily posted on facebook, myspace, twitter, or any other networking site these days so It makes me feel special, like I know parts of her life she may not always share with others. Anyway, last month I decorated the front of her book using Sweet November's Cookie Break stamp of Santa since our books were due December 15th.

This month our books were due on January 15th, and I was smart and quickly took a picture before rushing it into the package to ship it off. I wanted to make her a special twilight inspired book since I know she's seen the movies, plus I was dying to show her my TGF stamps of Flirty Edward and Camille that I got awhile back ~ I just love these! :)

Pardon the pics, but it was late and extremely dark in my kitchen when I was finishing up her book. I need to prepare more and take better pictures next time.

Thats all for now folks, I've gotta run and get some stuff done. See ya later! :)


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Long time no see

It's been awhile since I've stopped in here to say Hi. We've been busy getting unpacked and settled in the new house and with the holidays come and gone, it's taken longer than anticipated. We've been busy looking into new ventures and hobbies to do together when we have free time and on top of everything else going on, We've also started planning our wedding reception, so I haven't had much time between everything going on on the home front.

Kevin and I started baking and Kevin has found he really enjoys it, and it's fun for both of us to work in the kitchen together. We've made a few things so far and keep thinking up new ideas of what to bake. We started off with recreating one of my co-workers decadent Chocolate cake that is to die for!!Then we made Mint Chocolate Brownies... I brought them to work so we wouldnt sit there and eat them all, and they were a huge hit!!

well, I'm off for now, but I just wanted to come check in and say hi to everyone! :)