Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Every year, our cell group has a St. Patrick's Day party. It has become a great tradition and something that I always look forward to. This year we really missed our dear friends Virgil and Joy--they were the whole idea behind the party, and it wasn't the same without them. We miss you Virgil and Joy!!!!!!! Here are some pics from our fun night....we ate green food and dressed in green! It was a blast, as always!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A GREAT Saturday!

We had a really great day today! After sleeping in (10:00am) we went and had a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel...yum! Then we decided to be productive and cleaned out our garage. I wish I had taken a before picture so that everyone could see the amazing transformation. Just imagine boxes and stuff covering almost every inch of the floor and that's what it looked like before. And clean and tidy!!!!

Then I worked on a sewing project....a friend of mine had asked me to try and make easter basket liners that she had seen on Pottery Barn I gave it a go. This one is by no means perfect, and the fabric is just some old that I had lying around (I was thinking gingham for the actual ones) but I think it turned out pretty good! Its a really cute idea, and a great way to personalize your kids easter basket!

Also for my birthday I really wanted a new vacuum. Even though my b-day is still a month and a half away, I noticed some vacuums on sale this weekend at Kohl's. I knew my mom had a 30% off coupon so we decided to go look. We ended up getting a steal of a deal. They didnt have any more of the one I wanted (the Hoover Pet Hair Vac) and they couldnt find the price on it. So they gave it to us for the next model down's price (109.00) plus 10% off since I was buying the floor model plus my moms 30% off coupon. We ended up getting it for $76 including tax!!! WOW! I cant wait to start vacuuming! :)

Lastly, and most sis in law went to DC for the week of her spring break. The last time Trev and I were there we went to Georgetown Cupcake (star of the hit TLC show DC Cupcakes) and fell in love with the Court brought us some back! And boy were they DELICIOUS! I am pretty sure they are the best cupcakes ever! YUM!

After the plane ride home a couple got knocked over...but we rescued them :)

Eating a key lime cupcake!
Everyone taking their first bite (Ignore my face in this one....I was REALLY excited!)
The damage :)
Overall it was a great Saturday....great weather, great food, and a great time with family!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Black Spaghetti

So, for many months I have been admiring the "specialty" pastas at Target. I have really wanted to buy the black spaghetti, but couldn't really justify spending $4.00 on pasta when I can get the equivalent (minus being black) for about $1. at Target I noticed that it was on clearance, which A. makes me think that they are discontinuing it so I better try it if I ever want to and B. makes me want to buy it since it probably will never be any I did! It was actually pretty good...not a whole lot of difference in taste but the texture was very smooth and slippery. The black color is squid YAY us for trying something new. I doubt I would buy it again, but it was fun for a try!!!

Kinda creepy and cool at the same time!