Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
on saturday, i spent 3984 million back-breaking hours painting the guest room Cotton Candy.
i did the trim, i taped off the ceiling, everything.
but, there were a few spots that needed touching up, so i go back to lowes on sunday and get more Cotton Candy.
i get home, do all the touch up, and go over the walls one quick time just to make sure i got everything, then it dries.
its now pink chintz.
lowes gave me pink chintz instead of cotton candy.
so, i had to go back and repaint the ENTIRE room. trim and all.
this took almost all of sunday.
i thought i would die on monday. my shoulders hurt, my thighs hurt, i still have paint in my hair.
these otters hold hands
they are IN LOVE.
paw holding while napping = happy
Wouldn't these be perfect for a spring shower, or an outdoor party. i have showers on the brain i think.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
jordan gives an excellent rundown here:
we made them with mackerel this week.
it consisted of fish with a whole lot of emeril's essence, old bay, a little red pepper.
this floor has been stenciled. such a great idea for a gross concrete floor you don't have any intentions of replacing soon.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
first, we'd need a dress to go with them
maybe someone would take us to The Umstead and we could overlook the fact that we are right off I-40 in cary.
we could have dinner at Herons ...no wait! lunch! remember we have on a fashionable, yet cotton, dress. we'll choose something from the lunch dessert menu!
then someone will give us a pink dyson. because all fantasies should end that way.
so cute and springy.
also cute when used in a guest bathroom as a handtowel.
A slow and steady stack of turtles wins the race.
A herd of appliqued pachyderms wanders through leafy fronds embroidered over cotton casement.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
"we will think positive thoughts and have lovely weather. we will have lots of fun. we will eat yummy mexican food and drink margaritas. but we will not be hungover. we will shop and find cute things. we will look like supermodels in our bathing suits. we will gossip...i mean "discuss" lots of pertinent things. we will have lots of fun magazines to share. we will have extra large colorful beach towels and sun hats. we will wear spf 30 to protect our radiant skin. we will laugh a lot. we will build a sand castle. we will take lots of adorable pics and post them on myspace so everyone will be jealous of our beach trip. we will attract the attention of lots of hot men, but then crush their hopes when they find out we're all taken :) ummm....what else?"
at approximately 2:00 pm EST I drank 1/2 of a ice skim latte from Caribou. it is now 3:30 and i feel like i've been smoking rock. and i've pooped thrice.
why do people drink this stuff.
Friday, March 16, 2007
For the cake:
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. salt
20 Tbs. (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk
For the simple buttercream:
7 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
16 Tbs. (2 sticks) unsalted butter
7 Tbs. milk, plus more as needed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
Pink food coloring as needed
Green food coloring as needed
for directions go here, and please, don't buy anything from williams sonoma.