Dec 29, 2011

The Christmas Secret

So for some Christmas presents I made some amigurumi. That's right, little crocheted animal friends. And let me tell you, it was way fun! Here is a picture of three of them together (I also crocheted a penguin for my sister, because she just happens to love penguins these days):

Aren't they awesome!! I chose these three because each is the favorite of the person I made it for. Wanna see more? Of course you do :)

See Yoshi's thumb?! 



It was more fun to make these than to make clothing because they are so playful. Doug actually asked if we could not give them away and just keep them. I was sorely tempted! But now it's too late, haha. 

Merry Christmas!!

Dec 19, 2011

A Secret Project

So I've been working on this project for a long time. As in 40+ hours. I loved probably 36 hours of it. Doug kept telling me to buy it/them from Rachel (Maybe Matilda - he said he could get 'em cheap because they are childhood friends, HAH. I wouldn't even give it to him for cheap and I'm his wife!) Still, the results are totally worth it! Unfortunately, I'm not keeping it/them, because they are Christmas presents for The Nelsons and for the LeMaistres. So no guessing until after Christmas!! The picture is zoomed in so that (hopefully) there is no way they could figure it out before time. I'll be sure to post the full picture after Christmas.




All I have to say is that these presents better be loved or send them back because I want them! haha.

Dec 13, 2011

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas

Apparently Doug thinks it's cold in the house.


I swear, the thermostat says 72. 
And I'm wearing a T-shirt. 
Maybe I'll make him some hot cocoa. 

Dec 12, 2011

Belated Vacation Update

So Doug and I have been travelling the world lately. Okay, maybe just the east coast. First off, we went to Boston about a month ago to celebrate Tyson and Jennifer's marriage!

















Congrats, you two :).


And can I just say how awesome it is to finish a full days work in NC, and be in Boston by midnight on the same day?!? I love airplanes.

Doug's parents were kind enough to drive us to the Mangum's home (practically in the middle of Boston proper, thought Emily would tell you otherwise) where some touring began. We ate delicious food and walked around their neighborhood that first night. I was a little overwhelmed by how many stinkin' people there are in this world. I'm glad I live in a (much) smaller city, but it was exhilarating to be in the midst of so much excitement.

The next day...


We ate pizza. Go figure :D

They also took us to Mike's Pastry. I didn't get a picture of the delightful cannoli because I kinda scarfed it down. Take my word for it. It was heaven!

And then... we took a walk and saw graves, churches, monuments, and fat squirrels.



 Thanks, Mangums  for a wonderful time!

Next, we're off to NY for the holidays. Oh how I love Christmastime! 

Dec 4, 2011

Recipe help!!

Hey all you awesome homemakers who make delicious, healthy food for every meal, I need help. My dilemma is that I'm not a huge fan of dark green leafy vegetables which I lovingly call "leafies." I would like to eat more of them but I can't really  don't really want to stomach eating them outright. 


This just isn't too appetizing: 
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Nor this:
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Do you have any recipes which incorporate leafies into "regular" food? 


Oh, and I'm horrible at making salads, probably because the lettuce goes bad before I use it. Or is it because I don't know how to make good ones. Or that Doug doesn't eat salad. I get the feeling its a combination of the three and that they compound each other... Any ideas?


My mom gave me a great suggestion, which might give you a better idea of what I'm looking for: cooked spinach in scrambled eggs. That sounds okay, right? Can you help me??

Dec 2, 2011

Dresses, make up, and celebrities

I've been selfishly reading all of your blogs and hoping for you to post even more without even thinking about something fun to write about myself. (Not writing something about me, but me being the writer.... anyway.)


So don't think I'm weird, but here's a fun, random story. Also, if incomplete and run-on sentences bother you, you might consider stopping here. But if you are bored at work, at home, or at play, read on.


Last night I dreamed that Doug and I got married again. Solely for me to wear a new wedding dress. Haha! Except the dress wasn't even up to my modesty standards, it looked something like this: 
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But a little more flowy, without the train, and I dont' remember it being so low cut. Back to the dream. For some odd reason I showered after the wedding but before pictures with everyone. And then I forgot to put on makeup until we were walking out the door (maybe a subconscious realization that I should put on makeup before going out of the house more than 3x a week?). Obviously I made Doug stop with me so I could at least put on foundation. What a good husband.

Then there were pictures with everyone (dreadful when you don't feel pretty and you're the bride) and get this: waiting for their turn to take pictures was a second wedding party including Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. Bahaha. Awkward!! Well of course I stopped to talk with my doppelg√§nger and we chatted about morals and life goals in which I came away thinking, "I don't look that much like her after all." 

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The end. Hey, I warned you.

Moral of the story: I'm glad I married Doug. I like my original wedding dress better. I should consider wearing more makeup. Even though Emma and I have grown apart, Hermione and I will always be like this.