Monday, April 5, 2010

Pink & Brown

So, here are the makings for the baby blanket I will soon be tackling. I'm making the blanket for Michelle, my neighbor who I'm throwing the baby shower for. I actually started a blanket for her a few weeks ago, but that was before they knew they were having a girl and declared that the nursery will be painted pink and brown. After learning this information, I just didn't feel right about my yellow and white blanket. Sooooo, pink and brown, here we go!

Johnny's Spring Wreath

After the neighbors started making fun of me for still having our evergreen wreath up (I took it down shortly after the last snowfall, which I maintain is really quite reasonable), John and I decided it was time for springtime wreath. So, during our lunch hour the other day, John suggested that we look at the wreaths at Hobby Lobby. We sort of hated all of pre-made wreaths they had -- they looked like cemetery arrangements -- so, John went up and down the aisles, grabbing a grapevine wreath, wire, and ribbon, and I helped pick some fake flowers. When I got home from work that day, John had already arranged the flowers "how they should be," and it was good enough for me! So, this is John's creation, and I love it! For the price, I foresee many more homemade wreaths in our future.

New Outdoor Cushions

We replaced our ratty looking chair cushions with these new ones, which were very reasonably priced at Walmart. My mom gave us the lantern on the table. It's solar powered, and looks really neat lit up. We like it so much, we bought two more in different colored lights.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Check out this amazing cake my Mom made! The cake itself is orange, with dark chocolate frosting between layers and cream cheese frosting everywhere else. The chocolate straws you see are an Oreo product -- as tasty as it is pretty!

In this photo, I'm frosting two "lambey cakes" John's mom, Mary, sent us for Easter. Mary makes lambey cakes every Easter. I've always been interested in them, and Mary was kind and creative enough to mail me my very own from Ohio this year! The naked lambs arrived swaddled in saran wrap and packed carefully in styrofoam peanuts, perfectly in tact. Everyone loved them! Thanks again, Mary :)


If you look really closely, you can see the bluebird who has been scouting out the birdhouse my parents made and Jessy painted. Also pictured is our neighbor's new fence. Though we don't intend to put in our own fence, we rather like the barrier the neighbor's creates.