Wednesday, September 26, 2012

what i've been watching...

another movie i'd never even heard of and decided to PVR.

i actually watched and liked it enough to watch it again with fernando.

it was a touching make me cry movie. i originally recorded it because i thought it might be a funny movie.. not so much but i would definitly recommend it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

tasty tuesday... its back!

well i have been seriously slacking in the tasty tuesday posts.
hopefully the dry spell is over.

i'm going to start with a classic.

buttercream icing.

this is what you'll need:
2 cups butter. (the whole block)
4-6 cups icing sugar (depends on how stiff you need your icing to be)
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp heavy cream (you can use milk)
pinch of salt

toss your softened butter in the mixing bowl and whip until fluffy. i like to leave the butter out overnight so its nice and soft.
add 4 cups icing sugar, 2 tbsp cream, and vanilla and incorporate on LOW. if you go any faster than that you will have a dust storm of icing sugar to deal with.
once thats incorporated see how the consistency is and add more icing sugar/cream as needed to reach desired thickness.

here is the cake i did on last weekend with this recipe.

Friday, September 21, 2012

flashback friday

this was me last this day last year.

35 weeks sea monkey brewing

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

what i've been watching...

a new type of post for me...

i have been watching random movies that i find on the movie chanels and record so i can watch bits and pieces as i have time. i am going to start posting my thoughts on them. some good, some bad... some in between.

first one i have to post about is WAR HORSE. i don't know why i hadn't watched this.
i LOVED it. i cried several times. thank god i didn't watch this when i was pregnant or someone would have drowned. i love horses and i love war movies and i loved this movie!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

happy 11 months hugo! better late than never.

so i'm a few days late.... oops.
its not that i haven't thought about posting... life just got in the way! plus i needed to upload the pictures.

it is getting harder and harder to get pictures of him with a piece of paper!

some new things for hugo...
still no new teeth.
waves hello and bye
shakes his head no with big time oomph.
still won't nap in his crib
loves playing drums on pots and pans with a spatula
gives the biggest meanest stink eye to people he's not happy with
loves petting the cats and dogs
is going to start to wear pants that are long enough... 3-6 month pants will not cut it once its colder out. looks like he's going to need some cute belts or he's never going to be able to keep his pants up!

i can't believe that in less than a month my baby will be a year old! INSANITY! a year went by so fast!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

happy hooker wish list.

i have determined the next 2 things on my list of things to buy with crocheting funds...
this cute little contraption for hugo's room:

i have a regular fishtank i could put in there but this is just so flippin cute! 
iPhone 5

my sad iPhone 3gs has done its time and lacks a bit... my contract is over so i think its time to upgrade ASAP. mostly i'm excited to have a better phone camera!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

its a little dusty in here...


i have completely let this blog slide.
after some contemplation i have decided that i need this outlet. i am home without adult interaction most days and this is where i go to vent, announce, ramble... kind of a catch all.

since my last post not too much has changed, same old same old for the most part. i have been crocheting in any spare moment i can sneak in, working from home a bit, cooking and baking when i can fit it in, and mostly enjoying every minute with hugo. well almost every minute. teething is not the most fun for either of us.
so far no more teeth after the first 2 made their appearance but i think based on captain cranky pants the past couple days more are on their way.

some of my daily battles...

keeping tabs on a more and more mobile little monkey.

keeping cheerios away from draco. pug + cheerios = cone of shame (he's alergic to wheat/grain and gets all itchy from it. currently rocking the taped together, seen better days cone. i have not been winning this battle.

keeping hugo from putting toys in the cone.

keeping hugo from having a bath in the dog's water dish.

making sure there is nothing mouth sized on the floor that appears edible to an almost 11 month old. if it was edible the dogs would get it but he's not so choosy.

eating. i find myself eating at the most random times throughout the day. and the most random things. i always eat a solid breakfast and a solid dinner after hugo's gone to bed but in between is a crap shoot.

planning for upcoming craft sales... new items mean figuring out a new display. not that i had an awesome display to start with, but i need to get on this now rather than leaving it to the last minute.

protecting the chico. he is the cuddliest cat ever but hugo outweighs him now and i don't want anyone getting hurt.

trying to keep some sort of adult interaction up... even if it is mostly online.

pick up toys, pick up toys, pick up more toys... never ending.

managing to do all of that keeps me running! i will be totally honest... it doesn't all happen every day as much as i would like it to. i've learned that there is not much i can do about it. not if i don't want to lose my mind