Sunday, May 25, 2008

It's my birfffday ^-^

I meant to get some pictures posted and work on the layout of my blog some this weekend, but so far I just haven't had any time! After work Friday I went shop (got three amazingly cute sun-dresses and an assortment of other pretties), and then came home and baked Billy's Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes topped with rose flavored buttercream icing. They turned out very well and I was really pleased with the delicate rose taste of the icing (rose water was used in place of vanilla extract).

Today my sister Laura and I spent most of the day clearing out our dirty and cluttered office room and shredding old mail. We also went grocery shopping for my birthday dinner tomorrow night! Yay! I'm really excited about the menu I picked out:

Greek-esque salads (with green olives and feta cheese)
gyro burgers on homemade pitta bread with tzatziki sauce
homemade seasoned fries
deep, dark chocolate cake with orange marmade filling and tangerine-honey cream cheese
oranges and cream swirl ice cream

Sounds good, yeah?! ^-^ I'm pretty excited! Oh, and we purchased organic wine and minty Mojito's to drink with our meal! I'm definitely going to take some pictures tomorrow of the lovely foodstuff to post!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I blog? :)

After having experienced blog envy for quite some time now, I have decided to create my own, voile! I'm not 100% sure what this blog will end up containing, probably an odd assortment of baking and knitting stories, rants, confessions, ponders, and life events. I'm considering this one (of many) "summer resolutions" (more about that in a future post). As I procrastinate bed time (and in effect, work in the morning) a little while longer, let me clarify my hopes for the outcome of this blog. I hope to make entries and updates for this blog at least a semi-routine event. I'd like to branch out and make some blogging friends, especially ones with similar hobbies or interests. And finally, I'd like for this to be a place to hold my memories and experiences for me to look back on in the future. Wish me luck!