Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sneak preview for my birthday party

so have i invited you to my birthday party? well, consider yourself invited, if you love the show Lost (and me!) then you will dig it, it's tuesday night at my place.  Our pantry is beginning to look like the Dharma initiative . . .

and there may or may not be time traveling bunnies like in the video below:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

saw this on

so knit grafitti is a bit mainstream now, but maybe i should get back to it anyways . . .

Monday, January 18, 2010

Meet me at the Mesa Arts Center on Friday!

31st Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition

Tom, his friend Kaz, and my friend Lynette (whom I stole this post from) all have pieces in the show so you know the art will be amazing. Come meet me there! There should be good food and a cash bar, make it a date!

Jan 22 - Mar 14, 2010
Opening Reception: Fri, Jan 22, 2010 (6-8pm)
Mesa Contemporary Arts
Free and open to the public

"Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from around the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts' Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition has become a benchmark for innovation and quality. Representative of traditional craft mediums including ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, jewelry, papermaking and book arts, this exhibition showcases 52 artworks by 42 artists from 18 states.

Guest juror for the 31st Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition is Jane Sauer, owner of Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With over 34 years of experience as an artist and arts activist, Sauer is considered an expert in the craft community. "

Friday, January 15, 2010

made a new website for tom

So we built Tom's website years ago on yahoo sitebuilder, it was pretty easy and worked well for years until I bought this new computer. Turns out they don't work with Windows 7 which we now have. Thankfully, a friend had just recommended Other People's Pixels which was around the same price if we bought a year up front. So voila-new website!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fresh Cranberry Cookies

So after Thanksgiving and Christmas I usually end up with an extra bag of cranberries somehow. They usually get frozen until the next year, but I found this recipe the other day that will easily help me use them all up. These cookies are not very crunchy, they taste a little like eating a cranberry muffin, maybe a new breakfast cookie? :)

Cranberry Cookies (from and changed only slightly)

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup skim milk
1 egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. soda
2 1/2 cups fresh cranberries, mine were frozen, then thawed and coarsely chopped
1 tbsp. grated orange rind (I used a tangelo instead)

Combine butter, sugar and vanilla; cream until light and fluffy. Add milk and egg, beating well.

Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Dough will be dry. Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Drop dough by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets; bake at 375 degrees until lightly browned and set about 12 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.

Monday, January 4, 2010

anniversaries and wedding trends . . .

so thursday is our 4 year wedding anniversary. :)
and on a related note i was perusing a blog and i saw this top 10 wedding trends list for 2010 and guess what #10 is? Short Super 8 videos with a vintage grainy look, which is exactly what we had! we're so 4 years ahead of the trends, ha. Our friend Tabor was nice enough to get the camera and film and make that for us, I'm glad it's still on youtube!

Friday, January 1, 2010

why would jLo wear that jacket?

so yea, is that jacket made of human hair or what? everyone is focusing on the tight bodysuit, but last night that jacket was freaking me out!

anyways, happy new year everyone, what are your new years resolutions?