Sunday, February 21, 2010

What’s going on this weekend…

Reading through an old Hallmark magazine before it hits the recycle bin – I totally enjoyed that magazine – it’s not published anymore. It was chock full of ideas to Inspire, Renew, Nest, Connect, Nourish and had interesting features. I’m also enjoying Tara Frey’s Blogging for Bliss – great blogging tips, gorgeous pictures and I’m loving the “Meet the Blogger” pages – little glimpses into the worlds of our favorites bloggers. The book is inspiring – thank you Tara for keeping it fresh!
Getting ready to bake a cake for a Wilton cake decorating class I’m taking with a couple of friends. I have the decorating frosting all made up – three consistencies. Not sure I care for the taste – it has a lot of shortening. I think I’m more of a buttercream frosting kind of gal. :)  We have to bring an iced cake to class (which is Monday night) for our blank canvas. Honestly I thought we’d be practicing on parchment paper or cardboard. It seems kind of silly to bake a cake each week. I know how to bake – just want to learn decorating techniques to frost a cake! We’ll see what it looks like tomorrow night, I’ll take a few snaps to share.
I hope you are having a blessed weekend. xo - Em

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Winter Wonderland

We woke to a magical winter wonderland Saturday morning. Friday night was extremely foggy and it froze into a thick frosty coating over everything. It was so pretty. So of course I grabbed my camera to capture the beauty. I know I didn’t do it justice but here are a few snaps. xo - Em 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Puppy love

Oh how we love our sweet Ellie dog - she isn't a puppy anymore but we still call her one. She has the shiniest black coat! It glistens! You wouldn't know it by looking at her but she's over half Golden Retriever. Of course she's smart, sweet, cute, funny, cuddly, playful...the list of her attributes is long. Here are a few recent snaps of her.  <3