Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Why, Hello!

My goodness, it's been a while, huh? I'm not sure exactly what happened for me to drop off the face of this blogging world, but I guess if I can pick something to blame it on, I'd pick the craziness that is the time between Christmas and...well, now. But truthfully, I have nothing more to blame than myself and laziness.

So, here I sit on the couch watching a movie and waiting for my Mr. to come home from a little flight to the lovely Springfield, Missouri. Not much has changed since the last time I wrote. I did do some living room updates with a new chair (buh bye big bulky chair) a new coffee table ( no more giant ottoman acting as a coffee table) and a new zebra rug that I'm pretty much in love with. Add two small ottomans to the mix, and it's really started to come together. Domestically, decorating is thankfully not my downfall. Let me tell you, though, exactly what is.

I still can't bake. I've started being able to cook a nice meal or two for Mr., but I still, for the life of me, can not bake. I have tried to bake cookies - we are talking simple, chocolate chip cookies here people - about 5 times in the last two months. Every single time, they come out like a flat piece of charred wood. I promise I followed the directions, and didn't leave out any baking soda, or powder, or flower...or anything. And I just can't make a cookie to save my life! What's a girl to do?

I grew up with my mom baking the sweetest, best treats for us, and my sisters have both inherited that gene. I don't want to someday have kids and only be able to serve the Pillsbury slice and bake ones! I have got to perfect this. And more than that, I WANT to perfect it.

For Valentine's Day, we decided anything we gave had to be hand made. Here's what I put together. Kyle's card was absolutely perfect. It said "I Will Always Love You Even if You..." and then had pictures of the worst looking people and situations. It was the best card I've ever gotten, and the hand made element just added so much more to it. I love knowing he spent time and put thought into it.

I made banana cupcakes (hence that tag that says "you make me go bananas") with hot pink icing, and a little card I designed with hand-stitched edges. It said all the little things I love about him. We spent Valentine's Day following our tradition of eating at Luby's, and our parents and my little sis joined us. It was perfect.


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