Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Brenda and I took a ride up to Newbury today to browse around Tendercrop Farms. I was told that when I had been there as a kid, but couldn't remember it. Once we pulled in the fence helped me remember being there before. I'm pretty sure the buffalo that I climbed the fence to watch as a kid is still there. But, the buffalo really wasn't the main event..it was the llama.
After letting Sofie spend quality time with the llama, we checked out the buffalo (she wasn't nearly as interested), and then headed inside. There was a market downstairs and upstairs a room filled with beautiful dried flowers. They were only $3.99 a bunch!
We strolled back over for another Sofie/llama love fest and then fed the chickens. There were a few of them that had hilarious feathers. 2 of them had crazy head feathers and another one had feathers on it's shins (or that general area because I'm not sure if chicken have shins) that looked like some indian ceremonial outfit.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I am still working on a technique that really works for me. Sometimes the colors run, other times the frosting doesn't harden enough. It is a vicious cycle. I'd get one piece right, but another would inevitably be wrong.
Granted, they are just cookies and I make them for fun...but I have issues with things being Kiley Perfect* and will work until they are....or I give up (whatever comes first).
A perfect example of this happened just last week. I baked onesie, carriage, and bear cookies for a baby shower. I had to do them a few days in advance because of a hectic week I had signed myself up for. When I got to the shower and saw the cookies.... holy embarrassment batman! The faces of the bears had run and they looked like demon spawn teddy bears. I immediately took them off the plate and trashed them. NO WAY was I being associated with something like that or being known as the girl who can't draw a bear face.
However, tonight I think I've hit my stride. I banged out a bunch of pumpkin, ghost, and circle cookies for girls night tomorrow and I'm liking them.
Here are a few tips that I think helped me get to a point where I can say they are 'Kiley Perfect'
- don't draw your outline too close to the edge or else your flooding will embark on a journey to your counter top
- when flooding the cookie use more frosting than you think you need and spread slowly..otherwise it looks like you cheaped out on the frosting
- let your flooded cookies dry overnight before decorating them as your cute bear faces will turn into demo spawn faces
- theres no need to be overly obsessed with the ouline, once you fill the inside it will look just fine
*Kiley Perfect: it is really pretty simple to explain...whatever it is i'm doing whether it be crafting, baking, cooking, cleaning, organzing...I have to be able to own up to it and not feel guilty, embarassed, or ashamed.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
behind right ear -single & available
behind left ear - married, engaged, or otherwise taken
behind both ears - married, but still available
backwards behind either ear - available RIGHT NOW
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
So it's been a LONG LONG LONG time since I've blogged. The obvious reason is that I was busy getting MARRIED. Our wedding was on Sept. 4th and was truely one of the best days of my life. Not only did I marry my partner Doezy of 10 years, but we celebrated with over 200 of our friends and family memebers, including over 15 guests from San Diego. Now that we are back from our beautiful honeymoon in Tahiti and Bora Bora I am back on track with obsessing about cleaning, craft projects, and both mine and everyone elses general existance. Today I bought materials for my first NON WEDDING project in months and I'm excited to get started. I just need Doe to come home from CT and cut some wood for me!