Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I pretty much have about 13+ dresses and skirts I like....yeah, that could be a problem picking one haha :D
My list is (not in any order):
Veni Vidi Vici, Bonheur, La Tour Eiffel, French Quarter, Ingrid, West Coast Swing, Lincold Square/Madison Ave, Tanglewood, Co-Ed Skirt, Trevi Fountain, plus other skirts and dont forget the bathing suits :)
Other than that, wow has it ever been busy!
We have had so far 2 weddings out of state we drove to (one last weekend, the other a couple weekends before that one), plus we moved, have school work and regular work, scholarship recognition, tests, and still trying to organize from the move! My goodness!
Plus side, I got a vehicle so I can come and go to work/school w/o the husband having to drop me off :)
Next weekend there are 2 more weddings - one in town, other out of state. Both of them will be attended, but Nick and I will separately attend each, and hopefully we can take a break for a little while.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
so i am still going to be away for awhile simply because i am taking a summer course for college. i just finished the first summer session with art appreciation and intro to anatomy and physiology. the second summer session is anatomy and physiology 1. it has been intense, but i have appreciated the learning - although, i am ready to get back to crafting and free time! until the second week in august, i hope everyone is having a great summer!
Friday, July 8, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Today was our friend’s bridal shower and I brought a cheese log, cheese spread, Crasins, cheddar cheese and crackers.
For the cheese log, this was the recipe I followed:
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted Pecans, divided
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Mix cream cheese, Parmesan and 1/4 cup nuts.
- Shape into 8-inch log. Roll in combined remaining nuts and parsley; press gently into log to secure.
I did not toast the Pecans like they said; to form it into a log, use plastic wrap. Source of recipe: http://www.kraftbrands.com/philly/recipes/Pages/Recipe-Detail.aspx?recipeId=107845
The other recipe I followed came from this website and was shared by a woman name Janet: http://southernfood.about.com/od/cheesespreads/r/bl30629z.htm
- 6 fresh basil leaves
- 3 medium cloves garlic
- 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- fresh basil leaves for garnish
In food processor, process basil and garlic until finely chopped. Add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, walnuts, and olive oil; process until smooth. Transfer spread mixture to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
Both recipes were really good! The Basil Cheese Spread is basically a pesto made with walnuts mixed in with cream cheese. I thought about putting carrots and celery with this one too. I did not have time, but I am sure that would have been a hit.
3 garlic cloves blended in the food processor does release a good amount of their oils. That being said, if you want to get by with 2, it can certainly work. The dip by itself without a cracker has a garlic punch to it (which I personally find it amazing in taste). When you add a cracker or something else, it tames the garlic and does not seem as strong. Again, it is up to the person making this, but I found everyone really liked the dip as is.
Add some Crasins, cheddar cheese and parsley to garnish and you are all set! The Crasins tasted really good too with the cheese log on a cracker. Basically it’s the same concept as fruit (grapes, wine) and cheese, just with cranberries and cream cheese.
Friday, April 15, 2011
They had a link in there to a pillow from ZGallerie:
So I followed the link and came across some pillows that is " practically the same...just a different color" as my sister says instead of what I wrote:
I bought this pillow last summer 2010
Well, actually I bought 2. I got them from Home Goods for maybe $15 each or less than that? I don’t really remember now.
Anyways, I am a bit surprised as it turns out that they are selling these pillows at ZGallerie! (If you have ever walked into their store, love <3 at first sight)
Pretty similar right?? Their pillows go for $49.95 each! (Yeah, I saved about $70 for 2) and it seems they just have those two colors.
Now my question is when did they come out with these pillows because I don’t remember seeing them but I got mine a year ago. Maybe someone out there will let me know if they ever sold those green ones. I don’t remember my pillows ever having a tag on them for that store either.
The other ones on their site are amazing too! So while I’m at it, here are the ones I like (including those posted above):
Yeah. I would go broke
I like their texture, embroidery, silks, fun prints, luxe feel, and for some of them a warm beach day feel or Mediterranean. Well, at lease that’s what I get out of it! :)
Saturday, April 9, 2011
We have a gorgeous library on campus that is also a museum. It is the Armstrong Browning Library (here is their site if you want to look at it http://www.baylor.edu/abl/index.php?id=45905 ) and it is dedicated to both Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and Robert Browning by the late Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong. Pictures do not do it justice, but here are a few of my favorite room! (Also, we ran out of time so I couldn’t take any more than I did from today)
Just imagine that urn being about an average women’s height and then compare that to the rest of the room’s grander.
Alright, I won’t gush over the room anymore :)
For the exhibit we were not allowed to take any photos, which made Nick really sad (that’s alright though…I was just impressed that he was reading all of the ancient Hebrew scripts and scrolls…smarty :D ) This is the description they had on the site though:
Over 100 rare and ancient Bibles from one of the world's largest collections of Bibles and related documents of the Judeo-Christian tradition will be on display to enhance the international conference, The King James Bible and the World It Made, 1611-2011.There were some really old relics in there! Including a small portion to the Dead Sea Scrolls and cuneiform writings in stone; found this on Google for you as an idea, but the ones we saw were much smaller in writing and not as polished looking as this one: http://megkaminski.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/cuneiform-and-the-sumerians/
I also learned about the Wicked Bible! :D Apparently, in the 1630s they were trying to make so many copies of the King James Bible that there were a few screw ups. I think they had to revise it like 40 times! Anyways, in Exodus 20, where they list the 10 Commandments, verse 14 should read “Thou shall not commit adultery.” Well, they forgot ‘not.’
BTW, to read that, all of the lower case ‘s’ looks like ‘f’ and were ‘f’ is supposed to be, it still looks like a ‘f’ so “false” looks like “fafle." Just thought that may be helpful.
There was also a
This is apart of the museum and I am allowed to take photos of these.
Now for the gorgeous day!
Famous Baylor University building. The top dome is made of 24k gold! Crazy, but pretty!