Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I think I am in love...

with google reader! Seriously, it knows me better than I even know myself. I love what it recommends to me! And it has totally revolutionized my work day! 

Here are some of the awesome things it has recommended to me...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Baby shower!

Mike and I hosted our first ever baby shower last week! It was a success!

We played games...

baby food is weird.

We served food!

I made ham biscuits, a spiced pear cake, assembled a veggie tray with hummus and blue cheese dip, and made grape salad! It is easy to make and delicious...

We played bingo!

While Nichol and Joseph opened their baby gifts.

Albert the dog helped.

The parents to be!

Grape Salad recipe (from my Mother-in-law's friend)
2 lbs. green seedless grapes
2 lbs. red seedless grapes
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup crushed pecans

  • Wash and stem grapes; set aside to dry.
  • Mix sour cream, cream cheese, white sugar, and vanilla by hand until blended.
  • Stir grapes into mixture and pour in large serving bowl.
  • Combine brown sugar and pecans.
  • Sprinkle over top of grapes covering completely.
  • Chill overnight.

The entire recipe serves around 12-15. 

When I made this, I only used brown sugar and I did not use 4 lbs of grapes! That is way too much, so I added a little less of everything. It was a big hit!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sundays are good cooking days.

I have been cooking/baking up a storm today! This was the second time I made the curried golden vegetable soup. This time I made it a little differently. I didn't use leeks, I used a red onion and this time I didn't measure anything, just dumped it in. And I didn't use raisins either time, I think raisins are kind of gross.

I also used Joy the Baker's recipe for sea salt and poppy seed crackers. Who would think it make homemade crackers?? But, they are very easy and delicious! I might try to make some different types of crackers, pretty fun.

I also made banana bread.. no photo. And I am planning on making some english muffin pizzas. Yummers.

ps. A post is still coming on how my first time ever hosting a baby shower! I made another Joy the Baker recipe for it!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Erin and Mike dolls!

Nichol made Mike and I in doll form! I love them so much, especially doll Erin's bow tie and acid wash skirt!

I think it is a very good likeness!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Online Shoppe of Christopher David Ryan

I love these!!

You can order them here!


I kind of want these shoes. I designed them! You can customize your own here! Mike thinks he can design cooler shoes, but we'll see!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow Day!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Mike gave me this vintage sailor shirt for Christmas. I love it, especially the bow! So far I am doing awesome on my New Year resolution! I think most of my resolutions for this year are pretty much the same ones I made last year. I feel like I did fulfill those resolutions, so I want to do more of the same this year! This year I would also like to make some major changes, new job and new location! Also, maybe a new haircut.

So.. my 2010 resolutions are:
1. Wear bowties/bows
2. Have more dinner parties, at least one a month.
3. new job! new location!
4. Work more on my etsy shop, list more artwork.
5. Have as much fun as possible in Bloomington before we move!

Monday, January 4, 2010

I got a flip!

Untitled from Erin Lee on Vimeo.

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