Sunday, November 30, 2008

Get A New Camera

LOOK WHAT I GOT! I"M SO EXCITED THAT I CAN'T STOP TYPING IN ALL CAPS! Since I've been blogging, I've been pining away for a new camera. Phillip & I made a trip to Robert's Camera downtown on saturday for their after Thanksgiving sale and got this beauty for a steal. It is a Nikon D40, and I don't really know how to use it yet. It came with a free class in January, so maybe after that I'll be a little better. Here are some pictures that I took today at Phillip's family Thanksgiving.

Get My Favorite Recipes From My Grandmas

Eating all of my Grandma's fabulous cooking on Thanksgiving inspired me to get all of my favorite recipes from both of my grandmothers. I was so excited that I was able to make copies of their original recipe cards in their handwriting, it means a lot to me to know that when I make these recipes, I'll be reading what they wrote. I am so excited to make all my favorite dishes: Apple Dumplings, Rice Pilaf, Cranberry Salad, Yeast Rolls, Enchiladas, and Eggless-Milkless-Butterless Cake from my grandma Evie, and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Butterscotch Pie, Ice Cream and Chocolate Fudge from my grandma Bonnie.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Make Homemade Ravioli

During our day of projects, Lynn & I also made homemade ravioli. We made cheese, lobster, and butternut squash fillings. The picture is butternut squash ravioli with a brown butter sage sauce. We made a ton of them and they are waiting in the freezer to be boiled up for a quick dinner.

Bake Bread

Lynn came over today and we baked bread! It was her recipe for "Blue Ribbon Herb Bread" (actually I don't know what it's called, but that sounds good). It is so yummy, I could eat it every day, and it wasn't that hard!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Dye My Hair Red / Get a Hairstyle

I got my hair cut tonight! Don't you think Hannah did a good job?! It's a little redder than it looks in the picture, I really like it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Make an Article of Clothing

When I put this task on my list, I planned on making a piece of clothing for myself. After starting the winter with LuLu, however, I realized that she needed a coat. Finding clothing to fit a bulldog is not an easy task, so I decided to make one for her for Christmas. It is definitly not perfect, but I think she looks pretty good in it!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Teach LuLu a New Trick

Today I taught LuLu how to stand on her back legs. She can actually stand there for quite a while!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Make Stockings For Phillip & I (& LuLu!)

I have been working on these all fall, aren't they cute!? Next up, a matching tree skirt!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Learn to Shoot a Gun

Yesterday I learned how to shoot a gun. I put on my orange hat and shot an orange thingie with a shotgun. I have no desire to try it again. It just didn't thrill me. But, hey, I marked off another task!

** I have two more posts coming as soon as I get the photos to prove them!**