Monday, March 23, 2009

Week #12 - Project 365

Day 75 - Since I had the wine glasses out I decided to take a picture of my new Green colored wine glasses. I found them on clearance at Target and unfortunately they only have four left. I actually debating for a couple of days if I really wanted them and then I went back and bought them.

Day 76 - Since I made our Irish dinner on Sunday I had been wanting to make a Black Bean Salsa for a few days. So for St. Paddy's dinner we had Black Bean Salsa, Mexican Rice and Grilled Chicken. Oh and you can not forget the Sangria... lol

Day 77 - All I can say is AHHHHHH. We had a couple of days of "warm" weather, that being 55 degrees. I know I had posted a picture of the front of the house with a ton of snow. Now I'm posting a photo with the majority of the snow gone. Thankfully...

Day 78 - The boys had some of their friends over after school. Again it was another beautiful day out.

Day 79 - Happy Spring!!!! I noticed I had a couple of daffodils getting ready to open but haven't yet. I decided to talk a walk around the yard and found these beautiful white crocus in bloom. I

Day 80 - I wanted to make something fun for myself. I decided to sit down and go through my patterns. I found a pattern to make a handbag. I bought this cream and blue fabric. The fabric reminds me of a t-shirt and comfy jeans. I was surprised how fast and easy it was to sew this bag.

Day 81 - Well as you can see I made another bag. This time I used one of the other styles from my handbag patterns and made a slimmer version of it. Coincidentally, I holds two bottles of wine very nicely.

Week #11 - Project 365

Day 68 - Our neighbors cat Brady was over. I went outside to sit with him. He walked off and found this hole in our front yard. He sat there and sniffed it and then starte to put his front leg in it. I have no idea of what made the hole and I sure do not want to find out.

Day 69 - Every Tuesday I volunteer for Nick's teacher. Today, I decided to take a picture of my school pass.

Day 70 - Nick was playing Guitar Hero and I tried to sneak a picture. He didn't want his picture taken so he moved away. When I said I wanted it for my picture of the day he was like okay you can take it. Forget it never mind..

Day 71 - You know spring is not too far off when you start seeing Robins in the yard. I have always wondered how the Robins can find the worms in the ground. Do they have like supersonic sensitive hearing???

Day 72 - I had made some chewy granola mix (recipe by Giada) yesterday and I decided I would have cottage cheese, blueberries, strawberries and granola ontop for breakfast. It was delicious and filling. I think I skipped lunch that day.

Day 73 - Yet another one of my sewing projects. This is an apron made with a checkered background with cherries on top. I lined it with red matching fabric and red ties.

Day 74 - Every year I invited my mother in law, sister in law and her husband for St. Patrick's dinner. This year I decided I was not going to make the traditional American corned beef and cabbage (last year I think I got a very tought cut and was not happy with the meal). This year I made a Beer Braised Beef Brisket, with Rissolo Potatoes and carrots. Anyway I decided to take a picture of my half set table.

Week #10 - Project 365

Day 61 - We were leaving a store parking lot and noticed these cute little birds sitting in this small tree.

Day 62 - I was walking around and saw these pinecones on a tree. I decided to use my macro setting and get an upclose photo for the texture of the needles and cone.

Day 63 - I took this picture while we were at the beach. I thought it looked really nice.

Day 64 - By now you all should know I have been sewing little projects and selling them on my Etsy Shop. I made this wine "grocery" or gift bag out of the cutest fabric.

Day 65 - I am not much of a reader but I do have to say I loved the Davinci Code by Dan Brown.

Day 66 - You are going to hate seeing snow pictures as much as I hate the snow now. This was another snowstorm that dumped at least 8 -10 inches on us. So far this year we have had 80+ inches of snow.

Day 67 - I was talking with someone and told them a story of when Steve and I went to a pizza place and had a Stromboli for the first time. Man was that delicious. I decided to give it a try. I made the pizza dough and cut it in half. I made the boys a pretty basic stromboli. Then I made one for me and steve that started with the same meats as the boys but threw on some peppers, onions, garlic and mushrooms. I will definitely be making those more often.

Week #9 - Project 365

Day 54 - Today I noticed our neighbors cat was up on the roof of their house. Yes, the roof of their house. I stood there watching Brady walk along the roof line, walk up the front pitch of the house and over above the garage. I'm not sure how he got down but he did safely.

Day 55 - Today is International Pancake Day. I know it was put on by IHOP but I didn't feel like driving there today. So I decided to make some pancakes for me and the boys. They had chocolate chips on theirs. I wanted some blueberries on mine. I took some frozen blueberries placed them in a saucepan with a little sugar, lemon rind and caradmon. I heated it for a few minutes until it started to make a sauce. Then I poured some on top of the pancakes and around the plate. It was delish....

Day 56 - The boys and I were on our way to Nick's dentist appointment as the sun was setting. Kyle took this picture as we were driving down the road.

Day 57 - Each week I my trip to the pet store to buy crickets for the frogs. Today the boys were with me and we saw this peacock walking around outside the building. It is a scrappy looking peacock. Do they shed their feathers??? Or is this one just old or sick???

Day 58 - Kyle had an appointment with an Oral Surgeon. They took one digital x-ray and it was on the screen in seconds.

Day 59 - I sold a few of my handmade recycled grocerys bag through my Etsy shop. So today I decided to take a picture of my packages being mailed to their new homes.

Day 60 - We decided to go on an adventure. We drove out to Salisbury Beach to see if we could see seals. We did see some seals (even with photoshopping the pictures they were all that great) but we did see something that I never thought I would see in my lifetime. We saw a snowy owl. As we drove into the park a crowd of people were taking photos of the owl on a log. On our way back we saw the owl sitting ontop of the utility pole. How cool is that.

Week #8 - Project 365

I can not believe I have not updated my blog in five weeks.

Day 47 - What a winter it has been. These are some of the largest icicles I have seen on our house.

Day 48 - I was watching the Martha Stewart Show and they were making this yummy looking Boston Creme cupcakes. They weren't has hard to make as I thought.

Day 49 - I thought it was about time the boys started to do more chores around the house. So the new chore was to unload the dishwasher. They rotated days and didn't really complain.

Day 50 - This evening a storm front moved in. The sky just looked gloomy. It was pretty in real life but a little unnerving of what was to come.

Day 51 - Like I said in Day 50 entry you weren't sure of what was to come of that storm front. Well here it is another snowstorm dumping 6 or more inches on the ground. I was looking out the kitchen window and thought the sunrise with the new fallen snow was beautiful.

Day 52 - Kyle decided to warm up his toaster strudel frosting in the microwave. Well he punched in too much time and the thing exploded.

Day 53 - Sunday mornings are grocery shopping days. I usually am up at the crack of dawn. The grocery store opens at 7am (but usually let people in around 6:45) and I am there to beat the rush of crazy people. Oh wait you might think I'm the crazy one for going to the store at that hour, but I do have a reason. I can not stand it when people stop in the middle of the aisle to get something. I can not stand how congested the store gets much later than 8am. Those are just a few of my reasons.