Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I do want to try some different recipes this year. I've been searching all over the interwebz for some great ideas. I wanted to share what I've found.
These are from the Pillsbury website. You just you refrigerated sugar cookies, and some other small ingredients. Very cute! I'm sure you could make all kinds of designs with the right colored frosting.
I saw these on Picky Palate the other day. They immediately made my mouth water. You can't tell from this picture, but there are Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses in the middle of these brownies. I picked up two bags of the Hershey's Kisses last night in preparation for these delightful treats. I love everything on Picky Palate's blog. Now only if I had the time to bake/cook more.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
I knew that WE (Angry Husband, BFF Stacey, and me) could accomplish this project. I knew that it would not be very costly. It really wasn't complicated, but add in very busy schedules, and that's why, I'm posting the final results over a month later.
At the beginning of November, I posted my "before" photograph. This is when the project began. I started by cleaning out the closet. I took several items to the Goodwill and Salvation Army.
In mid-November, I posted some sneak previews of the paint in the closet. Stacey came over for the day and painted the closet. I'm totally allergic to paint, and doing anything creative like painting. The paint color is Valspar Jalapeño Jelly 6005-6A in semi-gloss, which is found at Lowes. We went through a gallon of paint, because the closet probably had never been painted since house was built, seriously. We took out the shelf and the bar in the closet before it was painted. We also took off the door to the closet to make it a little easier to paint.
The Closet with Expedit Shelf in Place
Closet After Melamine Shelf and Closet Rod Were Installed (Various Views)
Finished Closet with All Our Stuff (Door Removed)
Closet with Door Back On, and Coat Rack on Interior of Door
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
It's been an awesome year, blogging-wise. I've made so many great connections. But after doing this "blogging" for two and half years, I've realized something. You cannot do it alone. It really takes a village. Blogging is about community. I think to be somewhat successful, you need community to interact with. I've found so many great blogs, and people throughout my many communities that I participate in. I've been participating in SITS for small while now, but have made so many connections through their site.
SITS is a group of women bloggers dedicated to supporting one another by leaving comments. Lots and lots of comments. Whether you are new to blogging and looking for blogs to read, or a veteran looking to expand your readership, a mommy blogger or a single gal, SITS is for you!
Happy SITSmas To You!!!
Oh, and the photo above? Taken at Disney Family Media Day last weekend. See my review site for details of that day. Angry Toddler refused to pose with the characters.