Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Then spread batter in pan and top with cinnamon and sugar.
And bake for 25 minutes. I only baked mine for 20; it was hard to tell if they were done with the cinn/sugar topping. They could've baked a tad longer for my preferences, but they were perfectly edible.
We ate these warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you have some caramel sauce, that would be an excellent topping.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Stylist: So, Ms LA, what am I doing to you today?
LA: Well, I want it cut...
Stylist: Cut like, how?
LA: Cut like, pretty drastically.
Stylist: Well, I hope you're going to say a pixie cut because I've always wanted to do that to your hair. It will be so cute!
I'd never said a word to him about a pixie cut before. So, I took a deep breath and showed him the picture of Ginnifer Goodwin. Then I closed my eyes and let him snip away. Here are the results:
Here's what I'm currently wanting:
A new vacuum cleaner. This one I may actually buy in the near future because I've figured out a way to bring the price down to a reasonable range, using credit card reward points and a rebate offer. Vacuuming is not one of my favorite things to do, but everyone that has one raves about how well it does with pet hair.
A bread machine. I have romantic ideas of making fresh, homemade bread. The machine does make a trip to the grocery store to buy all the necessary ingredients and then makes the bread itself, right?
A new smale-scale sectional couch. I'd like to do some rearranging of the furniture in our den, and I think a sectional couch (although maybe not this exact one below) would help open up our small space and make it feel bigger.
And what goes well with the new furniture? A flat screen TV, of course!And, finally (and most reasonably)...new running shorts to replace my current $6 Target specials.
What are you currently wanting?
[Images courtesy of Amazon, Rooms To Go, Panasonic, Zappos.]
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It lets you upload a photo of yourself, then pick celebrity hairstyles to try on. The first two are pretty close to the cut I'm actually considering. The second two...well...the second two are for special occasions, obviously.
Monday, July 26, 2010
We are roller coaster junkies, so we rode all the rides multiple times. One of our favorites was Griffon, which begins by dropping you 205' straight down at 70 mph and has several other drops and loops. SO FUN!
I knew about the famous Clydesdale Horses but didn't realize there would be so many other animals to see.
We saw bald eagles.
And lots of other birds and reptiles.
We also visited the wolf habitat and watched some of their training. It was very cool to see some of Kip's same mannerisms in the wolves.
Friday, July 23, 2010
These pictures were all taken within 10 minutes of our hotel. I took pictures of only the ones I assumed were locally owned; there was also an IHOP and a Cracker Barrel.
We saw 2 of these National Pancake and Waffle Houses. I guess one just wasn't enough.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Here is another picture of her that I found online:
I think this looks absolutely fabulous on her -- so cute and spunky. But, the big question is...can *I* pull off this look? I am usually pretty fearless when it comes to hair; it is just hair, after all. It will certainly grow back if I hate it. But, I also have to wake up with this hair every day!
Here is a recent picture of me.
My hair is natually very thick and slightly wavy. I'm currently using a round brush and the hair dryer to straighten the slight waves. I have had short hair before but never quite as short as I'm considering this time.
I have visions of all the dangly earrings and decorative hair clips I could show off with this 'do, but I'm wondering if it would really flatter my facial features? Or when I look in the mirror would I only see huge ears and a pointy nose? I always encourage other people to cut their hair when they're contemplating it -- but it's a lot easier to provide support from the sidelines than to be the one sitting in the chair!
So, Internet...what do you think?
On the road, pretty day for driving:
The driver and the passenger:
Welcome to Virginia!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I have a sunflower wreath on the front door. This wreath is several years old, but it still looks good so I keep using it. Sunflowers make me think of summer. Kip is peeking out the door to see what I'm doing.
We planted this crepe myrtle 3 springs ago. Shortly after we planted it, right as it was starting to bloom, there was a late hard freeze that really damaged it. It has taken it 2 full years to recover, so this is the first summer that it's really bloomed.
[Mini-rant: Is anyone else having problems with blogger uploading multiple pictures together? It is only letting me upload one picture at a time, and it is REALLY FRUSTRATING!]