Hello! Well I promised I would be around more on here, but even though it's been almost a month of Nick being in Cuba, I still have only written 1 posting! i'm baaaaaaad. sorry shannon. i did finally get something to put over my couch!
My diy art project, which failed, obviously didn't make it on the wall, so i decided to go with a sure thing.
i love anything with maps or travel relating to places i've been or lived, so when i saw this world map, i HAD to get it. it's on back order right now, and i should be getting it in a week or two. Until then, i am patiently waiting for it as i sit in my living room with 12 ft, bare, white walls.
On Saturday morning, I woke up to 6 inches of snow. I attempted the art project, and I successfully threw it away after i pulled up the tape to see that the paint bled under. Typical. I also purchased a book on Friday to help me pass the time, and last night I realized that 30 pages are missing! So, needless to say, I needed to come up with some new ideas to help pass the time. Thankfully, I was able to talk to Chatty Cathy- aka Anna multiple times over the weekend, and Bailey generously volunteered herself for me to take her on walks through the ice covered streets.
Tonight, I felt like baking something and can't go to the store so had to make do with what I had in the pantry. I found this recipe for Blondies and added in some mint/chocolate chips to them. They were pretty good. If I used the correct size pan, they would have been thicker and better. I have a whole pan minus two pieces gone, so please come and eat the rest :)
welp, shannon you are in luck. it looks like haiti is re-accepting my donation (my boyfriend) and he is on his way south. so that means I will probably blog more due to boredom. It is also supposed to snow this weekend, which is hard to believe for the Virginia Coast. Soooo, in preparation for being snowed in, alone, I am going to attempt these little suckers. We are in desperate need of something on the walls in our apartment, so this will do for now! (As long as it looks as cute as it does on this blog) it reminds me of the painted canvas shanney and I did in college!!
I'm a sucker for anything with chocolate and caramel. I saw this recipe for Pretzel Turtles and they were so quick, easy and SO good! I sent a picture to my old roommate, Nick and he said it looked like poop. It kind of does... please excuse the horrible picture.
I've been going back and forth on whether or not to buy a little tree this year. It's already December 13th, and didn't really feel ambitious enough to go around and buy a tree, get all the stuff and decorate it with our non-existent ornaments. So, as I was walking Bailey this morning, I saw some really good branches sitting on the ground and decided to bring it back to use to hang ornaments on. I saw this on some blogs and it looked super cute. I got some cheap ornaments from target and hung a few on the branches this afternoon. It looks cuter in real life (I hope!). Either way, this is a great alternative to cutting down a tree. (hahaha, I just had to say that because all those blogs were like "save a tree, use alternatives to real trees!")
p.s. I'm sorry for the bad quality of the picture. I couldn't find my camera cord and had to use my blackberry.