Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tristen's room

So, I have been trying to figure out what kind of wall decor to put in Tristen's room. I've been wanting to paint something, but I'm not good at creating my own stuff so I need to have something to copy. I have 3-12" square canvas boards that I can use...There's a start. I got some paints a couple weeks ago in the colors I knew I would want to use; yellow, green, blue, purple, pink and white. Since Tristen is pretty independent, and kinda does her own thing for most the day, I was able to find something online to copy last week.
I think these (except for the top right one) will be cute! These are from Pottery Barn Kids. I want the backgrounds all the same color though, and then I'll try to find frames to fit them. Hopefully white frames, but if not, I can always paint them! I've painted the background of all three in yellow, and I'm gonna try to do some more next week. Steve hasn't been working full days yet, so I have less quiet time around here to do anything (other than cleaning).

Oh yeah, we FINALLY got a bed yesterday, and it will be delivered tomorrow! We got a new mattress last year when we moved out here, but didn't see any beds we liked. I found one in an ad  right after I got back out here, and kept that ad to show Steve. Finally, a new bed and real night stands! (no more plastic storage drawer things!)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Nothing like fresh banana bread, and chocolate chip cookies for Steve! Yay, he's finally home!!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I found a low-calorie frosting recipe online a couple weeks ago (I'm all about low cal/fat foods), and have been wanting to try it. It consists of 8oz fat-free sour cream, and 1 (normal sized) sugar-free pudding packet. Easy enough. I'm just wondering how it will actually taste. I forgot to get a box of cake mix the last time I went grocery shopping, so I found a recipe online and figured I'd give it a try. Well, the batter was good...good enough to eat about 2 cupcakes worth of it that was extra after filling the cupcake paper things! After counting calories since Feb., and not eating too many sweets either, all that batter made me feel so...blah. That's the only descriptive word I can think of. I'm sure y'all know how it feels when you eat too much junk! Of course I had to taste a cupcake after it cooled off a little, and it wasn't I would use the same recipe again. I just tried to make the frosting, and YUCK! It tasted just like pudding, but it was like really lumpy. Imagine making pudding, but using like 1/4 of the amount of milk it calls for. If I wanna eat something that tastes like pudding, I'll just have pudding. I don't think I'll ever try that again. Next time I want chocolate frosting, I'll take all the fat and calories, and just make chocolate buttercream Wilton has on their website. I've made that a couple times. It's so good I could eat it off a spoon, and I'm pretty sure I have before! I guess we'll be eating frost-less cupcakes...oh well!

(I figured out how to add a link, how awesome!)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Let it begin!

I have decided to start a blog! I want somewhere to post all of my creations; weather it's cooking, baking, crocheting, sewing, or anything else! I have had the crafting itch, and all kinds of ideas in my head, since I got back to TN a few weeks ago. However, I think I'll hold off on starting anything until Steve goes back to work after block leave...which he should be home (hopefully) by easter!!! I don't want to go spend any money right now, and all I have available in the apartment is a blanket I started crocheting (last year!). But right now, I really want to sew! Unfortunately, I left my sewing machine back in CO. I'm hoping it will fit in the car on the way back here after leave...we'll see. Maybe it won't, and Steve can just buy me a new one! :)  Hopefully someone other than myself will find this to be an inspirational blog, just like I have found others!

(For now, I'm sure others will find this to be a bit of a boring page, since I have NO IDEA how to change all the colors, and background and what-not! Oh well!)