Took the opportunity yesterday to take some snow day photos and try out my new tripod.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Reading: Bossypants by Tina Fey & The Great Gatsby. I am loving Bossypants so far. It's hilarious and definitely keeps my attention. It's hard to put down. The Great Gatsby is one of my all time favorites. I'm rereading it since the movie came out. I absolutely adore the movie. If you haven't seen it you need to!
Working on: Possibly renaming my blog. I can't decide but I want it to make more sense for me. Honey & Thread just sounded really good at the time and I still like it but I don't even really like honey and I don't sew or anything so I just wanted to come up with something that better describes me and the things I post on here. My blog started as a recipe/lifestyle blog I suppose and now it's more of an everyday photography type blog.
Watching: Dexter. We finally started watching it and it's amazing! Fletcher and I are total movie/tv show junkies. We can binge watch the crap out of some Netflix. I've been wanting to watch Dexter forever and then they took it off of Netflix instant and they finally put it back on so we started it. We are almost to seaon 4 and it just keeps getting better if you ask me. Also, I'm super sad that How I Met Your Mother is ending soon! It's one of our favorites and we are going to miss it so much! Mad Men and True Blood are ending too! Geez! All our tv shows are going off! :(
Loving: My husband, my biff, my parents and my puppy. They have all been amazing lately and I don't know what I'd do without them.
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Monday, January 27, 2014
So, last night was pretty crazy. Like, no joke. Yesterday was a pretty normal day. Super nice weather and then out of nowhere the wind started blowing like crazy and it got cold. The wind was blowing like crazy at around 50 mph and I assume that's what caused a big transformer to explode which in turn caused a giant field fire on the outskirts of our town. Now, let me tell you why I thought the world was ending. When the power went out we went and looked out the back door and it was pitch black outside. The whole town had lost power and you can see through our front door window from the back door so when I went back in the house I noticed that there was a crazy red glow coming from outside so I go open the front door and there was just this crazy red glow straight in front of our house and it turns out it was about 5-6 miles away from us. So, since the transformer caused the fire it had literally just started and so the giant red glow was growing really fast and getting brighter while I was watching it and I (for some reason) automatically assumed it was the end of the world and we were going to die. So, I started freaking out and I tried to call my parents and of course my cell phone wouldn't work. I finally got a hold of them and once I realized it wasn't the end of the world we decided to go drive around and see what it was. It was a huge grass fire in a field. Luckily, there were no houses around it and they got it put out before it got too out of control. It did take them 4 hours or so to put it out and we were without power for about 8 hours which sucked but hey, at least the world didn't end like I thought it was!! Haha! I feel kinda silly even typing this but oh well. I'm paranoid. I do regret not taking a photo of the red glow. I guess I was just freaking out too much and forgot. I wish I had because had you seen it you would have understood why it was so scary. Yeah, I've seen fires at night before but not in the pitch black dark and not in that type of random situation so it was pretty weird.
Anyway, before this crazy eventful night started we had a little fire of our own (no worries it was completely out before the wind ever started blowing) and I took some photos of our friend Cody for a show flyer he was making.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Monday, December 30, 2013
So, for New Year's Eve this year I really wanted to have a game night with some of my friends and have a fancy cheese tray. I've been looking for an excuse to put together a cheese tray for a while and this is perfect! Here are a couple cute ones I'd love to have!
This one from Fine Food Specialist looks pretty yummy. I love the tray itself as well and I always look at the neat cheese knives when I'm out shopping but I never have any use for them!
These things look super awesome! AND they are called Willy Wonka Cheddar Bombs! Who doesn't want to try a cheddar bomb!?
I am going to have to go to the store and try some cheeses and see which ones I want for my cheese tray. I think one of my resolutions for this year will be to have more get togethers and have fancy cheese trays and party foods.
This year was our 3rd baking day. Sam & I get together and bake a ton of stuff and then put together little boxes of treats for our families. This year it started snowing! It wasn't even supposed to! It snowed for a couple hours and at one point started coming down really hard! It was so magical. So, of course, we had to take a break and take a few photos outside!
We are pretty techy bakers.
Post-baking super tired faces.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
We decided to exchange our gifts before we left to go visit family. I definitely enjoy having our own little Christmas each year.
Otter just could not stand knowing something was in her stocking. She had 4 toys in there and we had already given her one a few days before and she did not forget that there was a toy in there! She would walk around and whine and look at it until we gave her one. It was pretty cute.
She loved her toy that Sam & Rob got her!
Every year, Fletcher and I fill up each others stockings. It's probably my favorite tradition we have. This year we didn't have as much in them because we kind of couldn't wait and had given each other some of our presents early that probably would have been put in our stockings but we got impatient! Oops...
Fletcher was pretty happy with his sweets!
I told Fletcher a super long time ago that my favorite thing to get is cards. I just love the thought and effort it takes to pic a cute card and then actually write something thoughtful and heartfelt inside it. Now, every holiday I get a card. It's my favorite thing ever. He's seriously the sweetest ever. He also is an amazing gifter.
I would have had 2 more little Kinder bars but someone (Otter) decided that she needed all the stockings and she had knocked mine down earlier that day and somehow taken all the stuff out of the stocking and got the box of Kinder bars from the very bottom of my stocking and chewed through the box and ate two of them! Luckily, she was fine. They didn't have very much chocolate to them so it wasn't bad. She's a brat.