Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sad Day....

Today started like any other day. I woke Kevan up, made his lunch, handed him his breakfast and gave him a kiss goodbye. Then, about 15 minutes later I got a call from him that he was in a car accident. Our poor Prius. As you can see from the picture below it did not fair well. The other two cars involved only had very minor damage. Here is a before picture.

UPDATE: It has come to my attention that I didn't say how my husband was. He is just fine and wasn't hurt at all. Praise God!

Monday, January 19, 2009

My Day Off!

Today, I had Martin Luther King Day off of work. I didn't accomplish everything I wanted to, but I did get a few things done.

Below is a picture of the quilt top I finished today. I have been working on this quilt for a friend that is due to have a baby soon. Do you think it looks like a baby quilt? I made it bigger than a normal baby quilt and in non-baby colors so that the child can use it for many years.
Also, I made 2 loaves of sourdough bread today. Mmmmmmm! Here is a pic. They just came out of the oven. I didn't use my bread maker for this one. It was all from scratch (except I did cheat a little and used my food processor to knead it into a big ball for me. Kevan thought the house was falling in. lol
Kevan and I also took 120 POUNDS of scrap metal to the scrap yard and made a total of 6 BUCKS!!! Woohoo! I couldn't believe it. I thought they would hand us at least $20....but I guess scrap metal is only 5 cents a pound. Crazy!

Lastly, here is a picture of what is cooking up for dinner. About a year ago I purchased a Showtime Rotisserie and I use it almost every Sunday or Monday. My mom has one also and loves hers. I'm able to make my own chicken broth with the bones and use that for soup later in the week. I use the leftover chicken for a casserole later in the week too. Sometimes I make 2 chickens at the same time and end up making quesadillas, casseroles and soup throughout the busy week.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sourdough Chocolate Cupcakes

I made Sourdough Chocolate Cupcakes tonight that are too die for!!! I am not good at Sourdough starter so I actually purchased mine from the King Arthur Flour website. I have fed it and done all of that good stuff and now made my first recipe. The recipe is also from their website. I will be giving the leftover cupcakes to Kevan's co-workers on Monday. It is late so I'm not going to frost them until tomorrow. Here is a pic of one that I'm about to eat....what a shame. Poor little lonely cupcake. lol!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a Happy New Near! Kevan got up on Thursday and mentioned to me that we should redo the pantry in our kitchen. I was all for it! I want to be WAY more organized in 2009. So, we went to Home Depot and Lowes and shopped for everything we would need. We got home about 5pm and thought we would be finished before we went to bed. Boy were we wrong! We finished today after I painted the door and Kevan put the hardware on. We forgot to take before photos with the pantry doors on. So, you can't get the whole effect of what it was like before. It had bifold doors on it. It was pretty ugly and dark. In the end...it was WAY MORE expensive than we thought it would be. But, it really has improved the look and organization of the kitchen.




Door $78.00
Door Paint $11.98
Door Knob $6.97
2 Door Racks $35.94
12' X 16' Wire Shelving $20.88
Shelving Clips $6.97
Bolt Cutter to Cut Shelving $19.97
Total $180.71