Friday, April 30, 2010

Topiaries

I am in love with these topiaries that were featured this week on Hostess with the Mostess. Are these not clever and so totally easy???







Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's Party Time

I am mildly obsessed with this Dr. Suess party hosted by And Everything Sweet. (You should
also check out her other daughter's fourth birthday cake here.)

Have you ever seen such a magnificent cake in your life?????


And the mini-cake for her daughter is to die for!

I am also loving this really clever fruit display. Brilliant!



And, I wonder who got this crumb? Looks filling. : )

Go check out the whole post here for even more adorable details.

Breaking News

The new baby finally has a name.....Andrew Thomas. I think he will be called Drew. I found this out on my husband's Facebook page. Apparently, you really can find everything online.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Meet my nephew

I'd give you guys a name, but he doesn't have one yet : ).

He came in at a whopping 8 pounds, 11 ounces, 20.5 inches long and was born at 11:56 this morning.

He is absolutely precious and we already love him! I cannot wait to see what his little personality is like. He was already doing a lot of talking...I think he and Aunt KK will have lots of long chats.





Back to my regularly scheduled programming soon.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Let's Make a Splash

Ooooh, Aunt KK, I LOVE your "bath tub!"
This is so fun! (And on another note, how could this baby not have one Tulsa's Most Beautiful Baby contest???)

My hair is so long and shiney.

You aren't going to make me get out, right?

You made me get out.

I think I have had enough for one day.


Tomorrow is an exciting day for me! We will be increasing our niece and nephew count to four! Still no name, but hopefully pics and information tomorrow! We cannot wait to meet Max's little brother!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mom, do we have to stay?

Mom, are we staying here?
Like, permanently?
Please!!! Tell me no!!

I can't take it.

I want to go "home."

Told you they are little baby wusses. I love them, though!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

At Least One Room is Done...

This past weekend we moved into our new house. Moving has been an stressful interesting exprience for me. I love our new house, though. So far we are adjusting much better than the dogs, who happen to be the world's biggest wusses. We have an alarm that goes off when the door opens and you would think someone is administering an electric shock to them each time. Surely, they will get over this, right?

The only room that is together and unpacked is ironically our kitchen. (Thanks so much Mom, Al, Mrs. F and Mary Ann!) You know how I am such a huge cook and all. I find myself gravitating here because it is orderly and put together, so maybe there is hope for me.

I especially love that we have a bar. Our parents were sweet enough to get us barstools for our housewarming gift! And a special thanks to my brother-in-law for putting them together.


At our old house the finishes are all brushed nickel. Here they are oil rubbed bronze. I am just going to embrace that our accessories don't match. They are close enough to stainless steel....

My sister, the organizing extraordinaire, came over and absolutely rocked my cabinets and pantry. Also, I appear to have every serving piece known to man.

I also have a penchant for overbuying on cleaning supplies. It is like a little general store in my laundry room.
I hope to post more room pics soon...maybe that will motivate me to actually unpack some boxes! XOXO!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This is apparently becoming a video blog

Every Sunday I look forward to the secrets that are posted on the Post Secret blog. There is something fascinating to me about reading someone's deepest, darkest secrets. I think it is the same reason I love reality TV.

Anyway, today he posted a video about a book that is coming out based on the blog, 1000 Awesome Things. I wasn't familiar with the blog until today, but I loved the video...kind of reminds you of the little things in life that we take for granted. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Girl's Night

Um! Cannot wait until May 27th. And look who's back - Aidan, ladies, Aidan!!!!

PS - Doesn't HD on your computer look pretty amazing? I may have to start watching more tv on this puppy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Places to Visit

My life has changed ever since I discovered Google Reader. It is like the best invention ever. I get to see all my favorite blogs all at once. So, I decided to take you on a tour of some places you guys should go visit today.

First, check out MaddyCakes Muse. She has a whole feature today on umbrellas for parties. Is this not the coolest?


I have always had a party crush on Little Ant Design. She has a whole feature on a Harry Potter party that she threw that is absolutely amazing. (This pic is actually from Hostess with the Mostess...you should check out that party, too.) I really, really want to be invited to a party like this. Can someone throw one?

Another favorite is iDiY. She has shared these A-mazing printable invitations with us. Aren't we lucky?? I love them all.

And I fell in love yesterday with these cake ball cakes featured on Simply Creative Insanity. You must check out the football cake she features. Each cake is made by Austin Cake Ball. I see a trip to Austin in my future.

Lastly, is a sewing project that I think I can actually take on that was featured on The Party Dress. All you need is a piece of fabric and pinking shears (translation, fancy scissors).

Monday, April 12, 2010

Driller Fever and Sushi

If you guys haven't been to the new Tulsa Drillers ballpark, you are sooo missing out! I am pretty much a regular now...I am on night 2. Not too shabby considering I haven't watched a sporting event in decades. (Okay, maybe just a few years.) And to be completely honest, I really didn't even watch the two games I have been to....it is much more fun to hang out with the girls!

Saturday night I did something I have never done before - make sushi. I have eaten it. A lot. And it is so much easier to make than you would think. (Easy for me to say...I only rolled the items up.) Megan had all of the ingredients, including the best filler in sushi ever -- cream cheese.




Megan did a demonstration for us. (She was our sushi expert. She had done it once before.)
Sticky rice -- man, that stuff is filling.

Rolled nicely.
This was my big attempt to get a money shot. And that is why I am not a photographer.


My favorite roll is the candy roll (minus avacado, add cream cheese) at In the Raw, so I tried to recreate my own - shrimp, crab, cream cheese. And, if I do say so myself, it totally rocked. I will tell you this, if I could do it anyone can. I may even try it on my own.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Reader Exclusive (well..sort of)

I am super excited because my friend Catherine who owns Sage Culinary Studio sent me a coupon this week to share with all of you guys. Take any class at Sage Brookside (she has a new studio opening at Regal Plaza in South Tulsa in May) for only $25 during the month of April. Seriously, a steal. The classes are totally worth the normal pricetag of around $30-$45 a session, but I love to save a buck and be entertained. (That is why I am a Target regular!) And I am glad I can share this with you so you can try out the facility. I promise you will love it-- Tommy even cooked something, which is a small miracle in itself.

I have been fortunate enough to be a guest judge for Catherine's Iron Chef summer camp session. (Though I don't cook, I do eat out...a lot. So I am totally qualified to be a food judge.) And the kid's food was awesome.

I have also taken an adult class and Tommy and I had a blast. I haven't been there in awhile, but after seeing the adult menu this month, I am definitely going to be attending. Here are my top picks. I just need to decide which one...

April 13

The Delightful Dinner party: Truffle Goat Cheese Fettuccine and Lemon Custard Cakes, 11:30, with Molly Martin of Antoinette Baking Company, $45
($25 with your new coupon!)

April 14

Cooking with Cheese: Griddled Polenta Cakes with Caramelized Onions, Honey and Goat Cheese and Almond Apricot Chicken with Goat Cheese, 11:30, with Molly Martin of Antoinette Baking Company, $45 (
Again, $25 with your coupon. I am kind of thinking this class because of my extreme cheese obsession.)

April 21

What’s For dinner? Potato Crusted Salmon with Creamy Spinach and Bacon Stuffed Tomatoes, 7:30, with Chef Tiffany Boaldin, $45 (I also love the idea of a night class with my girlfriends.)


April 23

We've Gone to the Dogs: Making Dog Treats, 11:30 with Food Engineer Christina Bishop, $45.
(Who doesn't want to know how to make treats for their tiny angels??)

Seriously if anyone wants to go, let me know! I am up for anything. And I am already hungry, so I know I will make a great student. Get your coupon here!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pirate's Booty

My nephew got a new big boy room in anticipation of his new little brother. My sister-in-law got him a big boy bed and new bedding for this room. It is from Pottery Barn and is really, really cute.

So Aunt Cake had to get him something for his big boy room. My friend Betsy made this stool (see her and her sister's portfolio here) and it turned out even better than I could imagine!! It is absolutely adorable and I know he is just going to love it! I mean is it not perfect????

He is getting to be such a big boy.
I cannot believe he is already two!


I will share pics of his party this weekend!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Three posts are a charm

I have long thought Carter looked like a calf and it looks like you guys agreed with me. : )

It's Me Again

Apparently one post was not enough. I just have to talk to you guys about the uncanny resemblance my puppy (and I use that word generously -- he is almost 4) Carter has to young calves.
I went to the Pioneer Woman's Blog today (like just NOW) and saw this pic:

I mean does that little baby not look EXACTLY like my little baby?




I know what you are thinking - spitting images.

Peep Show

On one of the business blogs I follow, Damn! I wish I'd thought of that, featured the world's most clever contest hosted by the Chicago Tribune.









Um, get it? Peep Show???
 
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