Thursday, April 30, 2009

houseguests are always welcome here.

We vow to entertain via Rockband.
Feed with In n Out.
Craft up some fun stuff.
Have tricycle races.
and whatever else suits your fancy.
We love having people come and visit.
The Liebs and Sparks were no exception...we miss you guys already.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

crafty in the kitchen

Without a doubt breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.
So much so, that I can eat it for dinner too.
Recently I had splurged at Costco and bought the big thing o' croissants.
This is a rarity because I find them delightful yet oh so bad for me.
But they won the battle and came home with me in order to make
Coconut croissant french toast.
BAD. Bad. bad.....but really so so delish.
If you crave coconut as much as I do, give these a whirl.
Cut croissants in half and set aside.
Then wisk 2 eggs, milk, cinnamon, and healthy splash of coconut flavoring together in a bowl.
dip croissants in batter and let the excess drip off completely.
Then cook just like normal french toast.
Top with butter and raspberry syrup (if you have it).
These babies are pretty filling, so making less is really more with this breakfast treat.

Hope everyone had a happy Easter weekend.

We sure did.

Friday, April 10, 2009

ps... blog, I've kinda missed you

When housebound with sick kiddos who are sleeping much more than normal, conquer those to do list projects with that extra time.
This chandelier has been at the top of my list for awhile and finally I got to it. yipee.
Renting houses always brings upon some decorating challenges for me.
The question of how can I make what they currently have up look better for us and our style?
solution 129:
Cut strips of muslin and wrap the heck out of that wrought iron and flair it up with a piece of vintage jewelry that I found for a dollar.
I'm liking how it turned out and am amped to start some more overdue to do's.
This is about as crafty as I get these days.