Monday, February 16, 2009

A very busy week

After baking cookies the other day, I still needed a few more. Wednesday after work I decided to go the easy way and use some store bought dough. Apparently "convienient" does not equal "easy". The dough wouldn't roll properly and when I lifted the hearts onto the cookie sheet, the hearts stuck, ripped and cracked. Finally, when I got the cookies in the oven, they expanded!

I think it's safe to say that store bought dough also tastes better raw than cooked. I have no idea why though. Great. Now I have a sudden craving for cookie dough ice cream.

The cookies (another homemade batch) were finally completed on Thursday night. Thank goodness I didn't leave the baking until the night before! They were a real hit by the way!

The other crazy little thing I decided to do was these:

They weren't too bad but the little baggies were very difficult to open. Cassidy gave them to her classmates and to the support staff at her school.

I had help with them though:

He's my Valentine. :-)

Then, just to prove to the entire world that I was crazy, I did this for Cassidy's lunch:

Yes, that's a heart shaped hard boiled egg. I don't know if I want to gag or giggle.

FINALLY, if anyone ever needed definitive proof of my craziness, this is what we did on Valentine's Day:

We adopted Sniper...

...and his brother Nemo.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


See these cookies?

I hate them.

I don't like baking but I like the idea of baking. Therefore, I own fancy baking tools and ingredients but I hate the actual process of baking.

With cooking you finish a dish and you're done! Woot! Commence eating!

With baking you finish a batch of cookies have to put another batch in the oven...and another...and another...

It's 9PM. I started these cookies at 6PM.

3 hours for 21 cookies! (Truthfully, an hour of that was spent at Canadian Tire while the dough chilled)

3 hours for 42 cookies actually:


Freaking sandwich cookies. 2 cookies and a tablespoon of jam per person. 21 times.

Want to know the worst part?

I need 30 cookies. Guess I start all over again tomorrow.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Getting there...

We're almost done getting everything out of the old place. One more load should do it and then the cleaners can move in and do their thing.

The new house is wonderful! More room, more lights and a beautiful view! The best thing however, is that Cassidy is back with us full-time. No more weeks at Grandma and Grandpa's and weekends at home. She's with us all the time now! She still stays with Grandma before and after school but the rest of the time she's ours!

On a totally different note, Maureen from Dolphin Designs posted a challenge over at the Pea Board. The challenge is to share an experience of a scrapbook store going out of their way to serve you.

My local scrapbook store is the Scrapbook Pantry. They are a wonderful group of ladies who have always made me feel welcome. (I hear they missed me while I was away stressing about my move. So sweet!) They've allowed me to register for classes over the phone when I can't get to the store, let me change classes when I couldn't attend due to illness and have gone out their way to help me find the perfect embellishments for my layouts.

In fact, they've been so good to me that I decided to be good for them. This morning they were on a local TV show and they asked for customers to come visit - at 6AM!! I of course had to stop by and was able to enjoy seeing them film a live segment for CityTV. Very fun and worth getting out of bed at 5AM for!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

2 more sleeps!

Am I the only adult that counts down to big events by the number of sleeps?

Last night was Cassidy's last night in our city home. She set up a tent in the living room and slept on the floor since her room is packed. Robert and I have two more nights here. I've convinced him that we should leave our bed up until the day we move. Well, I'm not sure if I convinced him or his sore back from moving convinced him.

Either way I'm happy!

I'm still thinking about decorating for the new place. I think I'll start with the guest bathroom. I'm thinking browns and robin's egg blue. That thought led me to these soaps - what do you think?

I think they're cute!