Sunday, November 22, 2009

Operation Christmas is underway!

I have decided that in the spirit of Christmas I should give gifts to my friends and co-workers. Actually, the ladies at work have decided that we should exchange gifts. sigh I'm not entirely sure why really, since none of us are really in the financial situation where we should be splurging on silly gifts.
So as a result of my broke-ass-ness I plan to actually make my work-friends their gifts this year. And as if it was sent by a higher power, one of the magazines I subscribe to actually had an article about making homemade gifts. (score one for the good guys!) And some of them were remarkably easy and so cute!! I'm not all that crafty (see: Liz's blog) so I'm resorting to trying some simple things that are in my realm of capability. I'm so excited! It's been a long time since I've even had the ambition to attempt anything like this. And I'm planning to try a new homemade venture-beer brewing. (somewhere Erik is shaking his head!) So hopefully this winter we can share some homebrews with our buds (hehe get it!?)
stay tuned for me destorying the kitchen.....craft style!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Welcome Fall!

Where have we been?

Well, since you asked...we've been very busy! Somehow life always gets in the way of my attempts at blogging...

we've been traveling!
We've been enjoying time with family and friends!!

We've been working! (ok so this doesn't look like work...but it was!!)

We've been chasing (and loving) Morgan the SuperPuppy!

and we've been working on the house!!

the hideous chandelier in the dining room has gone to the magical light place in the sky and now we have a new beautiful one! Erik has also put in a few of the new windows; and I've been working on organizing the whole house. (see now I have an excuse!) we promise to be better! hahaha

Happy Halloween!!

Our kitty is ready for trick-or-treat candy!!

The pumpkins at the Roger Williams Jack-o-lantern Spectacular!

They were fantastic!!Over 5,000 pumpkins!

My not so fancy pumpkins....

Happy (and safe) Halloween!!