Saturday, September 5, 2009

Channeling Martha Stewart

One of my birthday presents was Martha Stewart's Cupcake book. Tony and I ventured to the store to find all of the necessary ingredients to make Red Velvet Cupcakes. The only baking I had ever done is out of the box. So this was the first time I've made anything from scratch. It went pretty well!!!! Here is the photo proof that I actually made these...

 All the ingredients all ready to go
 Pup supervision
 Using that hand mixer we won at BB&B, love those prizes!!! 
 The finished product...not as red as I was expecting, but still delish!!!!
Now all I need is a retro apron and very Martha storage for all of the ingredients we have stocked in the kitchen now.  Oh Martha, why are you so fabulous?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Another year older

Today I turn 26. I have high hopes for this year. It will be my first full year married and no wedding to occupy all of my time. Since I already started my 101 in 1001 list, hopefully I will spend this year aggressivly completing those goals which were all set to better myself or try new things.

Husband has already gifted me with some amazing presents (shoes, a beautiful Aquamarine ring, and Martha) and I'm just looking forward to spending the long weekend with him celebrating ME!!!


Going out to dinner tonight with my mom and Tony to Mon Ami Gabi, a restaurant we had gone to in Vegas two years ago for my birthday and have been meaning to check out as soon as we saw one open in our town. Can't wait for some good food and wine!!!

Good-Bye 25!!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sweet September

So after burning the midnight oil and working until 1AM last night (this morning?) I turned my alarm off and slept in. I got up and moving about 8:30 and took the dog out about 9:30. I was expecting it to have started warming up for the day, but what met the pups and I this morning? Crisp September air. It was wonderful. It felt like fall.

Fall could be my favorite season. It's hard to choose as each one brings it's own goodness, but so much comes with Fall. This September has so much going on already. Penn State Football starts in 4 short little days and the NFL kicks off just 9 days from now. We have a Nascar race in Richmond and are RAPIDLY approaching our 6 month anniversary. It feels like yesterday we got married and then were in Mexico for the Honeymoon. Oh yea, what else is in September? My birthday! Woot.

Fall brings friends over every weekend to watch the game. Jeans and hoodies. Leaves changing, holidays rapidly approaching, what's not to love? I love that in Virginia we really get to experience every single season so uniquely. It seems that summer flew by without the relaxation that you always hope for, but now that it's over, might as well embrace what is upon us. I am going to try to sneak out of work a bit early so I can get the pups out for a long walk this afternoon to enjoy the weather. Happy First of September everyone!!!