Friday, June 29, 2012

Pretty Flower

Anthropologie has done it again! I'm so loving these paper flowers. I'm going to have to make a trip to our local Anthro to check out their window display. Oh, and use my birthday coupon they sent. They are so clever!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Up, Up And Away!

My family is doing a fireworks booth again this year.
We sell all the fun and exciting fireworks but the one I love the most is the "Sky Lantern".
It's so romantic and magical. It's a different type of Fourth of July excitement.
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Photo from here
What's your favorite firework?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Awesome Cake For an Awesome Friend

Some occasions call for a ridiculously chocolate-y cake. My friend's birthday party was one of those occasions. It was beyond delicious. And rich. But worth every bite.
It didn't turn out exactly like the picture in the magazine but I'm consoling myself with the realization that I don't have an food department in my kitchen.
You can find the recipe here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


In my laundry room I have 3 pantry cabinets. Before last week they were kind of a disaster. I had a lot of food but I always felt like I had nothing to make for dinner. So I started project "Inventory My Pantry"!
What fun! Maybe.
We (I made my daughter help) first recorded every item in the pantries and the freezer. Then I typed them all up on a file on my computer. I categorized every item and now I know where I'm lacking (soup) and where I'm over-loaded (baking chocolate). My next project is to base my weekly menus on what is in my pantry. That also means I have to plan a weekly menu.

Look out quinoa, you're going to get used!  

Monday, June 11, 2012

I Need Some Seafoam In My Life

Making me rethink my yellow kitchen.
Photo from here
Seafoam is so dreamy.

Monday, June 4, 2012

5 Months

More smiles this time around!
James is such a happy boy. Except when he's screaming at me.

Sorry these pictures are a little late. On his 5 month date I wasn't really moving. Darn strep throat.  Now we're all healthy and happy! 
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