Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fun weekend ahead...

Looks like a fun weekend...

Bake Sale





















We had an employee bake sale/competition at the resort this morning. All proceeds went to the AZ United Way. I made 2 dozen of these little guys, Peach Meringue cupcakes. I got 2nd place! Woot!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Displaced

Displaced

We had the basement carpet cleaned, so now we have to put everything back where it goes...ugh.

Frightening

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I hate this tent
















They put this giant tent up during season at the resort. It takes up the whole front employee parking lot so I have to park far away.

Haircut!

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She looks about five pounds lighter now.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Embroidered pillowcases

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I found the pillowcases I embroidered over the summer we lived in Oxford recently. I'd forgotten how much I like them!

Smorkin' Cookies!!!
















Cass knows a local cookie artist named Gina Miller, and had her make these UNBELIEVABLE AMAZING AWESOME Smorkin' Labbit cookies for Julie's Birthday!!!! They are sooooooooo cool!! I'm pretty sure I cried when I saw them...it was a beautiful thing...no seriously.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Jibi's Birthday!!
















Julie's 25th birthday was Saturday. We all got together tonight to celebrate!! We had a beer tasting, and delicious eats including Cass's homemade spinach artichoke dip and my homemade mac and cheese.

I thought that Shrek doll was a real person and I screamed. While driving.

That Shrek doll scared the crap out of me

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Preparations

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...for our Great American Beer Festival food necklaces. Last year, I went to the store and bought anything with a hole through the center, so we had mini-bagels (too much) and Fudge Stripe cookies (too melty) in addition to pretzels. This year we were a little more restrained.

Vintage Carnivals are fun

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Unique Urinals
















I always seem to hum "Beast of Burden" when I use these

This week's farm share

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Homemade Mac & Cheese

Homemade mac & cheese

New Coffee Table
















Well, not really new, but you know what I mean. My Mom found this in my Grandmother's basement and brought it back for me. It used to be in the lake house my Father spent his summers as a kid. Pretty sure it's from the 40's.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fantastic seats

Reds @ Rockies

It's amazing how much easier it is for me to pay attention when I know I'm close enough to get hit in the face with a baseball.

A friend's mural in progress

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Back in Cincy

Trader's World

Some things never change. This place is nuts.

Brd is the werd

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hello Bee

Ugh.

Too many Nibblers

Our Urban Outfitters stopped selling the Futurama figurines, so we stopped and bought two at the Urban Outfitters near our hotel in San Francisco. And we got two Nibblers.* And we already had a Nibbler. Do you know anyone who collects them, and might need him?

*What are the odds of this?!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Goodbye, San Francisco

Chocolates at the Ferry Building

One of the last things we did on our trip was visit the Ferry Building, where we tried some super delicious Recchiuti chocolates.

p.s. all my other photos from the trip are here.

Vending Machine Mustaches
















Marcelle shared her mustaches (which came from a vending machine in San Diego) with us last night...we had a lot of fun with them.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Community Dinner





















Cass and I hosted a community dinner tonight. I cooked up a bunch of delicious food with some farmer's market finds Cass brought back from her hometown, Wilcox.
The Menu:
Savory Pear and Caramelized Onion Tart with Bleu Cheese
Roasted Chile, Corn, and Squash Bruschetta with Tomato Basil Sauce
Tomato, Oregano, and Goat Cheese Frittata
Cantaloupe with Fresh Mint, Pistachios, and Arugula Salad
Olive Rosemary Focaccia
Bellinis (Made with fresh Wilcox Peaches!)

Everyone who came brought food and drink to share too! It was a GREAT night, and the start of a new tradition.

Alcatraz Stairs

Stairs