Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!

One year ago today we said "I do" and became husband and wife.

Just like last year, we hopped on our bikes and headed north. This time it was just a weekend trip, almost 300 miles.

Looking forward to many more anniversaries! =)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The buddleia is going crazy right now. I was quite pleased to have my very first bouquet of fresh cut flowers from my garden.

For Christmas, my husband's parents had given our kitties these cute little pouches of catnip with mice painted on the side. Both cats loved them, and I'd occasionally find them quite chewed and drooled on.

But this was the scene last night, minus Marms, who just wanted her dinner.

See the look of disappointment on her face? "Aww someone destroyed my toy!"

I'm pretty sure our cats didn't do it, however we know for a fact that at least two neighbor cats are helping themselves to the dry food. Makes me wonder if raccoons are affected by catnip...

Time to look seriously into that RFID cat door.

PS- that neon green has an explanation. We got that cute white "dead mouse" pillow at Ikea, but every time the cats step on it, it slid out from under their paws. Voila a veggie drawer liner to be a non-skid surface!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Busy Busy!

I'm going to start scheduling myself to post at least once a week. I have so many projects going on right now. I put a couple water bottle totes up on my shop. I've been really enjoying making those, especially as they're relatively quick and small. I also have a purse in the works, in the same net style. It needs to be lined and then it will be in my shop as well.

My roses just bloomed! Here it is partially opened from a few days ago, but now the two roses on the bush are just huge, easily 5 inches across, maybe six.

They're a little brighter than I had wanted, and the scent is not very strong. But I have red roses, and that makes me happy.

Wow, I did not see that spider in person. Good thing I didn't go in for a real close-up :)

On the baking front, I tried this awesome Raspberry Buttermilk Cake, with blueberries. I will definitely be making it again. I had to take it to my office so the two of us wouldn't eat the whole thing. Next time I think I'll follow the directions more carefully and put it in a cake pan, not the first thing I grabbed, which was a pie pan.

I started my Christmas shopping this weekend! Or rather, materials for the presents. We're only halfway through the year, but I have three gifts planned out and partially shopped for. Maybe I'll be finished on time this year!