Sunday, May 16, 2010

slacker

I promise that I am going private, I just have to find the time to send out invites and all that jazz.  I'm so not into blogging right now.  It's been boring me.  Maybe it's because I have no pics to share since I've only picked up my camera to take pictures of my cakes.  Maybe it's because I'm tired right now.  Or maybe it's because I'm boring right now.  So, hopefully sometime next week, I'll take the time to go private.  I have all of your emails saved up nice and pretty in a separate folder in my email. 

I guess I'll share a few pics of whatever I can find in my computer that I might have taken recently.

We have not been up to much.  The men in the fam have spent the last two weekends building the play set at my Mom and Dad's, and the set is finally up and playable.  Still much to do in the play area though.  My Mom has some awesome ideas.  I think I'm a little bit jealous of my kids and the great yard that they will get to grow up playing in.  It's nice because our yard is small and there is no grass area, unless you count the itty bitty bit of grass that we like to call our front yard.  Not ideal for kids.  That's okay though, this is not our forever house, but it is our awesome for right now house.  Grateful for the awesome house that my Mom and Dad have.

Speaking of our house we've been doing a few improvements.  Riley's room for one has been screaming makeover since the day we moved in and I realized how I totally was not into the bedding that I had bought for her like a year before me moved in.  She had a daybed and it's hard to find bedding that's cute for a daybed.  So, Mommy found her a headboard that matches the furniture in her room.  Target said it wouldn't be here until some time between the 19th and the 21st, but they lied.  It got here on Friday.  So cool!  Riley's new bedding is very bright, with pinks and lime greens.  Her walls are blue, with a high chair rail that has blue and white stripes underneath.  Not ideal for a pink and lime green comforter.  So, this weekend, my Mom (who is awesome) and I painted a thin lime green stripe between the other stripes and I'm planning on painting flowers throughout the bottom portion. and above the chair rail, some butterflies etc.  I have the paint.  I'm hoping to get further along next weekend so that I can post pics.  It's looking so cute!!

We've also been saving our pennies for granite in the kitchen and I'm hoping that we can get that installed first week in July.  The only problem is finding the right guy with the right quote.  The last quote we got was double what the other two quotes were, but the installer was highly recommended.  Granite is definitely not something I know much about, or anything about for that matter.  I'm hoping to get one more quote that is reasonable before we make our decision.  I'm excited though, it's going to make such a difference in our kitchen!  If anyone has a name of a great, reasonable granite guy, send it my way.  I can use all the help I can get.

I'm going to take a sec and peruse my folders to see if there are any worthwhile pics to share but I'm not making any promises.

Just took a look and apparently all of my good pics are on the computer upstairs.  I thought I'd share some from mother's day but they are not here and I'm not taking my lazy butt off the couch to go look for them.  So don't hate me, I'm only going to post two pics that have nothing to do with this post.

The first one...

I cooked with anchovies the other day.  Put them in a Caesar dressing recipe that I found on Stone Gable.  I was scared but feeling adventurous, apparently, anchovies in Caesar dressing is like the best.  The outcome?  I couldn't eat it without almost gagging.  All I could think of was that there were anchovies in my dressing.  I'm sure it's really good and if I have it somewhere out, just don't tell me that them little fish things are in my dressing.  I couldn't stomach it.  But, it tasted good.  I'll stick to anchovieless dressing from this point on.

The second, a cake I did this weekend.  Princess cake.  Sorry if you are bored of seeing my cake creations but like I said, I really have no pics to share on this computer. 

Buttercream cake top tier decorated with piped buttercream flowers and hand painted flowers, castle, Cinderella shoe and flowers on bottom tier all fondant.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and I'm hoping to be out of the biggest blogging slump I've ever been in soon. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Little Bit of This, A Lot of That, and then Back to This

I'm trying my hardest not to be a bummer blogger.  My MIL has told me that I'm not allowed to not blog anymore.  They love pics of their little Grandbabies!  Who could blame em?

So this post is a little bit of this and that.

We are on a really big health kick over here in Rush Hour.  Remember those workout videos I told you about a little bit ago?  The hubby and I started them and were doing really good and then my insane sugar life got in the way and we kept saying okay tomorrow, we'll start back up tomorrow.  We've just been so, so busy lately.  Well, we started them back up finally.  I seriously love them.  They are harder than you know what but you can feel them working.  Plus Shawn T., would kick my @$$ if he knew I wasn't working as hard as I could.  Shawn T., is our personal instructor on the video.  Only our personal instructor.  ;)

We went to Costco and the grocery store this weekend to prepare food wise for our health kick.  I made a menu for the week and we're sticking to it.  Okay, you want to hear the bummer about all of this?  Tim is trying to gain weight so he gets to eat 3300 + calories.  Little (big) old me, trying to lose the poundage so I can only have 2300.  Sounds like a lot of calories, but when you work out that hard, you need it. 

We took before pictures, so I'm hoping that when we are done, I'll post the after.  We've been completely serious totally joking around about strutting around my Mom and Dad's pool/beach/river with our new bodies.  Tim already has his flex and point pose down.  The beach is....that way...

I know, totally lame.

A Lot of That...

We had rice for dinner.


I tried to get some pictures of it but someone kept getting in the way...




I wonder if you can figure out who made the mess...

She only looks cute.


I made a cake this past weekend (shock), plus some cupcakes and some smash cakes for other orders, but I'll only bore you with one picture.  This cake was made for some very special people for a special someone to celebrate...

Fondant diploma and grad cap, buttercream cake.

My Mom and Dad bought a little playset for the girls to have at their house.  Awesome.  It's going to be so nice to just go over there and not have to worry about some crazy person snatching up my children.  It's hard to go to the park alone with two kids both going in different directions.  I could only imagine what it would be like to have 3 or 4 kids, maybe one day...

You can see pics of her post on her blog, you know how to get there, or I could make it easy on you and you can click here.  Joy, I recommend you do this because she has more pictures of my kids on there, and I know how much you like them ;)


I'm in love with a blogger.  Like seriously in love.  She doesn't really know it because I've only commented once, but I've been all over her blog.  I'm making prob 3 - 5 of her recipes this week for our dinners.  She is one of those people that are just good at everything.  You know the type.  It's kind of sickening but she's awesome.  Her blog is Stone Gable.  If you like to throw a nice shindig, cook good food, take good pictures, have a gorgeous house, be the all that you can be type, then you'll like her blog.  I spend all of my time there, sorry if I haven't stopped by any of your blogs lately, I'm obsessed with her.  Don't tell her that I sent you there, or that I'm obsessed.  She doesn't really even know about me except for the way I found her, she commented on one of my cake posts.



I put my kids to bed at 6:00 tonight.  Because I wanted to blog before my hubby got home.  I'm a bad parent, I know this already, so don't go trying to bring it up in your comments.  I've already admitted to it.  That's the first step.



Madi slept till 12:00 pm today, like a teenager.  Good for Mommy but bad for Madi, poor thing had the WORST diaper rash. 



We went to the park this past weekend.  But I didn't take my camera.  Luckily I did a few weeks ago when we went...







We suffered an injury that weekend...



This weekend when we went to the park, I noticed that this thing is open now...

Can't wait till it's warmer, the Easter bunny brought us our bathing suits and we've been dying to use them.
One of us wore hers for a week straight after Easter.
I'm not naming names.

We also went to the beach a while back.  Back when it was really cold and we couldn't talk Riley out of it.  She was set on going to the beach.
And we love her.
So we went.

We saw a whale while we were there.


We flew our kite from the Easter bunny when we were there.


We also played on the playground.
But I won't bore you with those 200 pictures.


Back to this,
I injured my back somehow doing our insanity workout last night. 
Feels the same as it did when I hurt it in college playing volleyball. 
I was out for a long time. 
 Hoping it heals quickly.
If I learned one thing about injuries, if you want to get back in the action, you can't sit around and wait for it to heal.
Hoping I'm at least 50% in our workout tomorrow.
Taking tonight off to stretch and drink wine tend to my wounds.

Joy, I hope this will satisfy your hunger for a while.  Not many pics I can take with a lens that is mostly out of order. 

 Hope you all are having a great week with your this and that.
 

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I'm Kristi, the wife of one very lucky and handsome husband, and mother to two beautiful little girls. I'm honest and sarcastic, funny and easy going. I love to eat and love to hate that I love butter. And wine. And did I mention butter? I'm always learning new things, happy to lend a hand, and love my life. This is a blog of my family and the day to day crazy that we call Rush Hour. I hope while you are here that you enjoy yourself and come back often!

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