Saturday, October 30, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Noticeable additions: all appliances are installed, all tile work is finished, all carpet is installed and my lovely mantle has been installed. It looks like it's finishing touches, paint touch ups from here on out. So excited and overwhelmed by the idea of furnishing and decorating this place for the holidays! We've managed not to kill each other and we've even picked out one paint color together. There may be hope for this project :)
Monday, September 27, 2010
The one baby I'm most excited about should be arriving any day, my nephew, Jackson Reid. I couldn't pass up the chance to throw a shin dig for my baby brother and his soon to be bundle of joy. As he and his wife are huge baseball fans (and the idea was to have a co-ed shower), we embraced the day at the ballpark theme.
Invites were inspired by Red Sox tickets
In lieu of a guest book, guests were invited to sign baseballs that will be used in the nursery decor.
We stuck with a red white and blue color palate and all the food you would find at a stadium. Pigs in a blanket, mini cupcakes, fruit and white chocolate dipped ritz crackers.
We also set up a nacho bar with all the toppings and an ice cream sundae station
Playing off the baseball theme, I made a name sign for Jackson's nursery. It worked perfectly above the nacho bar!
Popcorn and sunflower seeds served as decorations and appetizers :) Toss down a few baseball cards and a plastic base and it's a cheap cute centerpiece.
The bank loaned us a a popcorn machine that was a huge hit with the younger shower attendees, and the big boys as well.
Instead of playing shower games (my SIL isn't a fan) we turned on the games to keep the boys entertained.
The hostess crew and the mom-to-be.
The swag table... they have some seriously creative friends!
Diaper cake for the Red Sox fans. Super cute!It was such a fun shower and so easy to throw together! Most everything used in decorating was either edible or re-purposed into nursery decorations. I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of this little slugger!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Nearly 30 hours of rain can not only make you want to curl up in bed and sleep the day away, it can cause some massive flash floods. As Hermine slowly winds her way northward, we are still trying to dry out in my neck of the woods.
Any time your morning commute looks like this, it's going to be a wild day.
This is the namesake Round Rock on a nice July day, with a wetter than normal summer.
This is the same creek on Wednesday morning.There's the rock peeking out from under the branch.
And bootcamp, I love you, but I just don't think we're gonna meet today. Those are handicap parking signs peeking above the water line.
Everyone here is fine, just a little water-logged and restless. But that's nothing a little Thursday night football won't fix, right?!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
And that's when my momentum came to a grinding halt. I ran out of energy. And tape for my label maker. And ideas. I'm used to throwing together bulletin boards and making cute binders, but not organizing an office inside of a closet. All of the text books are stored in here, so I'm limited to my desk and a table.
I'm open to any suggestions form the blog-o-sphere. How do you suggest I tackle this monstrosity of a mess?
I decompressed by working on a project for a very sweet little boy who will be joining my brother and sister in law in October, my nephew Jackson. I can't wait to post the whole project, but since I want his mom and dad to be surprised, all I can show is this little teaser.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
It definitely looks larger with the concrete poured, but I'm a horrible visualizer and can't picture they lay-out quite yet. We've also met the neighbors, who have no blinds on their windows and watched us "walk-thru" the house. My fingers are crossed for good weather and some serious construction this week!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Last week's pile of dirt has turned into this week's body farm. Thanks to Hurricane Alex, last week saw a greater amount of rain than usual and put a halt on progress. Seems you can't pour concrete when it's raining :( This week's forecast promises to be a bit more cooperative, and may result in framing and *fingers crossed* maybe even a roof!
Does anyone else think "Poltergeist" when they see this picture?
Saturday, July 10, 2010
This is what I wake up to daily. and usually about 3:30 when she's ready to play. There have been times I wake up in the night feeling like Drew Barrymore in "Cat's Eye", but it's the cat sucking the breath from me. If I turn my head, she moves to that side. I sleep with half my body off the bed, just so she can't slither in beside me.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Math is a really cool thing.
Bonus points if you know what movie that's from :)
Today I ventured into the wide world of 3D shapes and all that it entails: volume, base, area, radius and pi. It's been a long time since I graced a math classroom, and we are not BFFs. I saved up all my "C" hours for my college math courses. I hated parabalas and graphing with a passion usually reserved for the Yankees. I am still waiting for the opportunity to use a proof in real life. Bottom line, it's just not my thing.
Which is why I held on to the teacher's manual for dear life and referred to my cheat sheet for every single question that arose. I can guarantee these kids will be able to find volume, but heaven help us if you ask them to justify their answers!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
On one of my late nights journey's I came across this recipe at Joy's Hope. It had everything I love: salted caramel, homemade butter cream and chocolate. *swoon* We were meant to be. I decided these cupcakes would be an excellent treat for my summer school co-workers. Apparently I thought summer school was staffed by an army. I really don't know why I thought I needed 672 cupcakes, but that's close to the number I ended with.
Big cupcakes, tiny cupcakes, cupcakes in a jar. I'm an equal opportunity cupcaker.
I tried to limit my samples to just the minis, and have spent much of the day delivering these little bites of deliciousness to everyone I've ever met. They do not need to spend anymore time in my house. I can not be responsible for the amount consumed if I'm left alone with them. They are that good.
So go ahead. Make some cupcakes. You know you want to.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
juvenile behavior for, well, juvenile behavior.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
First order of business is packing away 5 years of memorabilia/materials/ supplies. It's a total mess and more than my organizational skills can handle. The next step will be turning my storage closet/book room of an office into a place that I can actually function in.
I'll post pictures next week and see what suggestions the blog-o-sphere has. My first training to teach? That would be beginner blogging :)