Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I love the way it turned out, and Tom's really enthused about it, too. I plan on mailing it out really soon.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I also received another tag from the same swap today. This one is from Jude in New Zealand. It's got a wonderful vintage feel to it.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
It's another small accomplishment that I'm fairly proud of, even though I didn't actually read any of those books, they were all audiobooks.
I also received the second tag for the International Tag Swap. It was from Kim in Colorado. It's wonderful, and incorporates so many of my favorite things - blue, butterflies, and I just love the key!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
After returning home from works, I saw that I had received my first of five tags for the International Tag Swap. It was from Peace, in Colorado. I think it was adorable!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
At Tidewater, I found out that another restaurant in town was sponsoring a Mardi Gras parade, and that our entry to the parade was a "float" with a papier mache crab in the back of Ralph's truck. The revellers in the bar were lively, and we had a band for entertainment.
When I returned home, I had received two packages; one for the No-Sew Block Swap, and the other from Marian - a private swap between her and my sister, reproducing the Petite Inspiration Box Swap - Valentine's Edition that they had both just participated in. I can't wait to find time to get started on the quilt squares.
Thank you very much, Marian!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Pina Colada Pound Cakes
Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 2 hours 20 min
Makes: 2 loaf cakes (8 slices each)
1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix
1 can (14 oz) coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
2 teaspoons rum extract
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained, 3 tablespoons juice reserved
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 325°F (for all pans). Spray bottoms only of 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans with baking spray with flour.
2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, coconut milk and rum extract with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in coconut and pineapple. Pour into pans.
3. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; removes from pans to cooking racks. Cool 50 minutes.
4. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and reserved 3 tablespoons pineapple juice. Poke tops of cakes every inch with toothpick. Pour sugar mixture over cakes. Cut cake into 8 thick slices, using serrated knife.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Woo hoo! How about those Saints? And I won money in both of my football pools, too! Overall, a good evening. I think my favorite commercial this year was the one from Monsters.com about the beaver violinist. The runner-up would be the one from careerbuilder.com about Casual Friday. I also enjoyed four others - by Bridgestone, eTrade, Bud Light, and Doritos.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
This morning, after walking though the snow drifts to get to the Jeep, I saw that the plows hadn't even come through our development, yet, which I had hung my hopes on. The snow came up to my knees a couple of times, but was a few inches below my knees in most places. Then, when I'm getting ready to head back to the house, Tom decides that I need to move the Jeep off of the drive a little more, just in case the guy we're getting to plow our drive comes by. So, I have to spend time out in the frozen Tundra, digging around the Jeep so that I can move it off of the drive a foot and a half. How fun.
But, now I'm warm and dry, expecting not to have to work at Tidewater this evening, since it's not supposed to stop snowing until this evening. Here are some snow filled pictures, you might even be able to make out where I exited the garage and trudged through the snow.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I found so many cute ideas on-line, but I thought that this suited my personality - and my budget - a little better. It incorpoates her colors - hot pink, black and white - and she will be naming her daughter London Rose, hence the artificial roses. This might be my new favorite thing to do for baby showers, I just hope that noone else will be doing one.