Friday, November 28, 2008

Look what I got...

Look at what my wonderful husband bought me!!! I have been wanting one of these for so long. Although I would have loved a fun color, this one was only $130... a great deal in my opinion. My hubby loves chocolate chip cookies, so I made him a batch as a thank you. I am so excited to start baking with this. Since I make EVERYTHING from scratch due to my gluten allergy, this is going to make cooking so much easier (and fun too). Yay! Thanks Babe... I love you!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yuki's Birthday

Yesterday we were blessed with the opportunity to host Yuki's 21st birthday party. (Yuki is our previous exchange student from Japan.) Although it was just a simple party by American standards, she said it was the biggest party she's ever had. Yuki and her two friends Mari and Yumi brought over dinner to share, 2 students from Taiwan brought some chips and soda, and Fivien and I made her cake. I wish I had taken some pictures of the actually party, but here's a couple I took beforehand. Happy Birthday Yuki!!!





I love Yokes!


This morning I made Anthony and I a nice American breakfast consisting of eggs, hash browns, and sausage. And the best part about it... it was absolutely free. At one of our local grocery stores, Yokes, I got a coupon at check out as a "Thank You" gift. It was for the above items and I didn't even have to purchase anything to receive them. I was already convinced that they have the best customer service, produce, and gluten-free selection... now they have truly won me over. Thanks Yokes!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fun and Inexpensive Clocks

Ikea has these really cheap plain clocks for about $2.00.



I bought one for Anthony's room, but it was way to boring too hang up so it has just been sitting around. Until now... I figured out that I can take the clock apart and decorate it! I bought a few more and have started decorating them to give as gifts to my siblings for Christmas. They are really fast and fun to make, but I will warn you... the actual clock itself its VERY touchy. If you pull the hands off to hard you have to take the whole clock apart and try and get the little pieces all back in the right spot. So frustrating!!! Here's pictures of the ones I just made:


(Riley wanted something "cool" for Chrsitams, so that's why this one says "cool")