Sunday, March 22, 2009

Baby Furniture...

Once we had the crib made, both of us looked into it and it suddenly hit us--there's going to be a baby in there soon! Wow!

Baby Closet Remodel

Here is the "Before" shot of the closet:

We (or maybe I) decided we needed more storage and organization in there, so I ordered a closet organizer and Rich installed it.
First we had to do a little demolition on the existing shelving. Look how cute Rich is while he demolishes the closet in his PJs. :)

Then, Rich painted it pink to match the room. Here is the finished product:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Cupcake Pops Attempt #2

And would you believe with all that cake and chocolate and frosting, I didn't even have one?! Whenever I bake, usually the actual act of creating the sweets satisfies my sweet tooth just as much as eating dessert. Weird, isn't it?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

So I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with Bakerella. Almost as much as the Pioneer Woman. Who are these characters, you might wonder? They're bloggers who spend a lot of time writing and photographing their various cooking adventures. And I love to cook, love photography, and equally love to read about cooking and photography. Perfect combinations!

For quite a few months, I have been returning to Bakerella's blog to look at her adorable baking creations, especially these. And I'm a regular reader of The Pioneer Woman's blog too. Then, worlds collided, fate intervened, and the Pioneer Woman invited Bakerella to come to her ranch and give a class on how to make the Cake Pops that I have been idolizing. It was too much. I couldn't put it off anymore, I just had to make them.

What were my results?

I have discovered that I'm not as good as Bakerella, especially on my first attempt. But here's my 1st Cake Pop, inspired especially by St. Patrick's Day:

I'm not even going to post the other ones. It's too embarassing. But they are tasty at least!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Drug Dealer by day, Haircuts by night...

Rich kept putting off getting his hair cut--even though we have access to a very good and conveniently located hairstylist (AKA my best friend, Katie!). But that requires making an appointment ahead of time, which apparently is not an easy task for him. So when it had gotten to an all-time messy shag, we were at Target, and Rich spotted the buzzers and haircutting kits. His brilliant idea came to him then--to have me cut his hair. That way, we can do it anytime the need arises, no appointment necessary! The kit was under $30, so even if it wasn't the best quality shaving device, we had already recouped our money because it was the same cost as one haircut at a salon. Very practical, I had to admit.

Nevermind that I have no idea how to cut hair, but he wasn't worried. He said if I messed up, we could just buzz it all off and start from scratch. So here is the BEFORE:

And, TADAH, here is the AFTER:

Okay, so I realize that it may look like I just took the buzzer and shaved it all the same length, but I swear there was some scissoring done to the top, and some blending to the sides. It took forever, and I was giggling the whole time out of nervousness. Needless to say, you get what you pay for! :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

100 Days to go!

Wow, only 100 days until our due date!  This is speeding by so fast!

We are so excited. :)