Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
projects are here. I am happy to say a lot are finished and have been
shipped or are in the final stages of being finalized and approved by
customers. I am also stating right now that the project in the little yellow bag is going to be the source of at least 3 tear filled breakdowns in January.
In the latest Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - How Easy is That? she has a bunch of tips and one that I loved was buying a large basket for baking trays. I was thinking it would be good for cheese and cutting boards. I have been looking but no luck. Please let me know if you run across anything like this.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
tell? Well as I was chasing her down the street at 4am in my pajamas I
thought she might be getting her energy back. She is getting stitches
and staples removed Friday night.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Our lesson in the lung formation of a dog. They thought the top lung lobe on the left was twisted.
Resting at home loaded up on pain pills.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Moving forward with the goal of making something from every cookbook I own. I have given up on it for a while but I am recommitted.
This recipe for tomato basil sauce is from the Williams Sonoma book
The Art of Preserving
This was my very first try at any sort of preserving so I had to go out and buy all of the equipment - giant canning pot with a rack, bottles and misc cooks tools. I also purchased this tomato press to use. It was so much fun to use. I loved using it so much that I am going to try another recipe from this book for ketchup this weekend.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Treasures from the Country Living Fair and various malls and antique shops in the Columbus area.
Nicky-Kate Spade iPhone coverVintage Ohio state plateCharm necklace made from "found" religous charmsVintage awesome globe to add to my vintage globe / map collectionAven-Antique brass dragon embossed glassesJ Crew shirtsCorn chowderAprilLego Star Wars menSurley Girl Saloon t-shirtVintage white scaleOhio State hat
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Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
feel like you hate me. Why? Let me tell you why-
1-the worst airplane landing ever or shall I say aborted landing,
circling the airport for 30 minutes waiting for the thunderstorm/
tornado to move on. Then the retry of the landing through black
clouds with bolts of lightening flashing all around us. For sure one
of my top 5 scary flying experiences.
2-getting to the hertz counter only to discover I had reserved a car
in Columbus...........Georgia. They of course did not have any cars available
except a Volvo. So instead of $40 a day I am paying $140 - awesome.
And the seat belt does not work.
3-my phone is being a stupid hag so I fully expect to be phoneless by
4-locked my hotel key in my room.
5-the lock on my suitcase some how got set and I don't have key
I am now locking myself in my room, crawling into my super comfy Four
Points bed and watching tv. I am hoping the rest of my time here we
can be better friends!
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Monday, September 20, 2010
The boy greek touring through NYC with me, Kaycie, Angie and my mom.
Here he is the in the weirdest and most expensive NYC hotel I have ever stayed in...more on this later.
Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge after spending a fun afternoon with my friend Tiffany.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I spent one quick night in San Francisco 2 weeks ago for meetings with a couple of my customers.
This was the view out of the window where my first meeting was held. Are you kidding me? How would you get any work done if you got to look at this everyday?
This was the view outside my hotel window. I think this was the best "room with a view" that I have ever had in San Francisco....looking right out to Union Square.
"Lunch with a view" - The view as I sat and ate my lunch of sour dough bread and a crab cocktail on Fisherman's Warf...Yumm
Thanks to Lindsey for the iphone video.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Ruby Foo graduated from puppy school last night. I have discovered being a dog owner is hard work and expensive.
Cons of Ruby Foo ownership-
My house is always a mess-dog toys and shredded paper everywhere.
My carpet will need to be replaced enough said about that.
Chewed up leg on my Pottery Barn bed.
Chewed up antique suitcase.
Chewed the embellishments off of 2 pairs of shoes.
Feeling guilt when she is at home alone all day while I am at work.
Tons of money spent-vet bills to rid her of an unmentionable problem she had early on and tests and x-rays to discover she had a teeny tiny trachea which was causing her to choke and vomit whenever she drank water. Then there is the growing collection of dog collars, treats and toys.
Pros of Ruby Foo ownership
So far she is super sweet.
She forces me to get up early in the AM and take her for a long walk and get to work on time.....well maybe not on time.
She is super snugly and sleeps with her head resting on my neck...I love it
Spending the last 8 weeks going to dog school with Jake and his dog Scout.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I have also discovered my new favorite candy
I went to the candy show alone so there were not any fabulous meals....I just had room service and sat in my lovely room with the most fantastic view of Michigan Ave.
weeks as Betsy Ross but my family could not grasp my vision of having
pets with the names of strong women from US history. I had dreams of a
Brussels Griffon named Abigail Adams, a giant Schnauzer named Harriet
Tubman, and perhaps a teacup potbellied pig named Eleanor Roosevelt.
On a recent trip to NYC I went to a cute little cookie shop, where I
had a delightful caramel popcorn cookie that was amazing.
As I walked
back to my hotel, on the most beautiful NYC night ever, I was thinking about the cute name of the shop, Ruby et Violette, and decided then and there that she would be named Ruby
Unless you are Riley you call her Peach, or my mom who calls her
brownie (don't worry she mostly black) or my dad who calls her coyote or Jake who just makes some clicking noise to get her attention. Poor thing is going to be so confused!
Monday, April 12, 2010
One of my birthday goals was to buy a dog and now I can check that off the list. Sorry my iphone pictures are not great.
Now I need a little help picking a name. Here are the options-
1-Varuka 2-Betsy Ross 3- Capri or Florence (following in the tradition of naming dogs after cities in Italy) 4- Willamina 5-Lola 6-Drusilla
Please let me know what you think.
Don't tell Riley but I don't think her name is going to be Princess Peach I think he might cry. Don't tell Jake I am not naming her after his favorite baseball player....I think he might cry too.