Friday, April 29, 2011

Medieval Times

This past week, I was excited to share a fun experience with three of my girlfriends.  I donate blood platelets regularly and donated enough in 2010 to be invited to one of Carter Blood Care's annual donor recognition events.  This year one of the events was to Medieval Times and I was allowed to bring with me 3 guests.  

We cheered on the blue knight and had a really fun night.  It is a pricey evening if you have to pay for it yourself, but such a fun experience.

Holly, Caryn, Jamie

Caryn, Jamie, me

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

MCP 16/52 - Furry Friends

Week 16 Theme: Furry Friends

This is as close to furry friends as I get.......

Monday, April 18, 2011

Peeps Cupcakes

So, I'll probably never be a great food photographer....especially not in my kitchen at night with the funky lighting.  But, I wanted to share a fun treat I put together this evening.  I ran across a fun post last week that looked pretty easy.  We are having a potluck at work tomorrow for lunch, so I decided to experiment.  Made the cupcakes last night and then tonight's project was the decorating.  My icing probably wasn't quite thick enough because my grass is more like spaghetti, but it tastes good so who cares?!

(and thanks to my co-worker Stephanie who loaned me her fancy cake taker with cupcake trays.  it all fits so perfectly!!!)

More baby burp cloths....

for baby Currey, gender TBA

for baby boy Norris

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Project

So, in the new bedroom configuration, my old bedside table isn't really cutting it anymore in terms of scale.  I've been on the hunt for something new and a few weeks ago a friend at church let me know that she had *two* that I could have for free!!  So, I brought them home and after trying them each out for a few days finally settled on which one I wanted to keep (the other will go to the church youth group garage sale).

Today was repaint the bedside table project day!  Enjoy the progress.....


after sanding, one coat of primer -- not sure it was really necessary, but oh well, it's done now

after two coats of black paint

testing out possible knobs

 The knobs options a little closer....any thoughts?

Other things accomplished today: finished and wrapped two baby presents, cleaned out my stash of vases and am sending several off to the youth garage sale, collected other items for donation, straightened the house.  Now to relax a bit more.....

Monday, April 11, 2011

MCP 15/52

Theme: What People Think of You

Randomly opened page of my guestbook.....notes from my parents, sister and three of my "soul sisters" - my girls from college.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ten on Ten - April 2011

kitchen clock

some of my church family and the cross built by our worship minister

as seen at one of my favorite burger joints - Chips!

preschoolers "hunting" easter eggs at our church picnic

more of my church family on a beautiful day to have a picnic (and my shoulders are reminding me that I need to remember sunscreen next time!)

a favorite sweet treat this time of year in a bowl gifted to me by Kelly and a reminder of our friendship that now spans from Texas to Colorado

stack of diapers ready to be made into burp cloths and a sampling of fabric for this round of gifts

my favorite Sunday afternoon activity - video chatting with my niece and sister! looking forward to the day both girls are big enough to chat

my friend Beth's funky bicycle

what a fun way to end the weekend -- great seats to watch the Mavericks beat the Suns