Month: December 2008

  • Happy New Year!

    I hope all of you have a great New Year’s Eve! I am anxious to start 2009!

  • Recovering from the Holidays

    We are getting back into the swing of things after last week’s holiday extravaganza. I spent the three days prior to Christmas learning how to sew and making aprons for my mom and three of my sisters. Only to forget to take any pictures. They came out pretty good but Martha Stewart has nothing to […]

  • Happy Holidays!

    I think this is my favorite house on the block. This entire court goes a little Christmas crazy every year. But I think this one sets the tone and everyone else is just trying to keep up. They have even added more items since I took this picture. I am far behind in my homemade […]

  • Winter

    It took it’s sweet time, but winter has finally arrived. The temperatures dipped to about 29 degrees last night and in the morning everything was covered in a nice layer of frost. Sadly, this means saying good by to the pepper plants. I hope to plant some more pea plants in their place. The chard […]

  • This Year’s Tree

  • Christmas for The Dogs

    The weatherman had been promising me a big storm for this past weekend. But then on Saturday the storm never rolled in and it was just too beautiful to hang out indoors. But on Sunday we finally got some much needed rain, I spent the whole day baking and experimenting with recipes. I even came […]

  • Kitchens of the Future

    I thought these two promotional videos for “tomorrow’s” kitchens pretty amusing. While I am still waiting for my push button automated kitchen, it’s interesting to see the things we common use (microwaves, thermostats) being mentioned as futuristic. I also like how in the first video, her cake comes out of the oven complete with lit […]

  • Hazy Shade of Winter

    We have been completely without rain for over a month. Instead we have deep foggy weather that leaves everything damp. It’s almost like we are living in a cloud. This morning was probably the worst I’ve seen with every surface dripping from the condensation. I had thought it might of rained but no it was […]

  • Holiday Gift Idea: Making Your Own Peanut Brittle

    Initially, I thought this was going to be an easy project that I could just throw together in a few short minutes. In the end it took three separate tries and a completely new recipe before I got it right. Admittedly, I have never made candy before and that was part of the problem. I […]

  • Fall Leaves