Monday, March 29, 2010


My flowers are coming up!  These pictures were taken a week ago.  In the first picture, it is obvious that the deer like my flowers.  I put up netting around the flower bed and it's helped so far.  The rest of my hyacinths have opened up.  They look very nice.  It's raining, hence why I don't have an updated picture of the flowers.

DSCN9794 TulipsDSCN9791 Hyacinths

I also used the netting to put around the balcony that's off our kitchen.  I created a little outdoor area for the kitties.  They really enjoy it. 

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Lastly, I finished my Wilton Cake Decorating Class at Michael's last Friday.  It also happened to be our 6 month anniversary.  I surprised Chris with this awesome cake that I made.  Who would've guessed that I could make something like this.  And after 4 classes!


It was my first attempt at making the full rose.  And he loved the bouquet so much!  Chris didn't want to cut into the cake.  I had a lot of fun taking that class, though it was a lot of cake that we had the past month.  Who knows how many pounds I've gained because of it.  I plan on continuing on at some point with the next class.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Decorations and Birthday Fun

Chris and I finally started decorating our house!  It's definitely starting to look more like a home.

DSCN9716 Wine rack

DSCN9723 Hallway Pictures    I really like how it turned out

DSCN9725 Hallway pictures between rooms

DSCN9728 Our bedroom

DSCN9732 Downstairs

I started the first Wilton Cake Decorating class at Michael's in the beginning of March.  Last weekend his family came over to celebrate his dad's birthday.  I made and decorated my first cake for the occasion!  Chris cooked the meal while I got everything set up.  The whole thing turned out great.


My flowers have started to come up!  The only problem is that the deer also like them.  I went looking at them one day and some of my irises were cut in half!  Every day since then more and more are missing parts.  I'm going to put a net around it to see if that will solve it temporarily.  They apparently don't like daffodils.  Thank goodness I can have some flowers if everything else gets eaten.  They also like tulips, which I planted late and are just starting to come out.  Who knows how long it will be until those start going, too.  Next time I'll post a picture of the flower bed and my newest project.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Our House

I love our house, though there are a few little things that need fixed.  We have the "man cave" downstairs as well as a 1/2 bathroom with a washer and dryer.  Upstairs we have the living room, kitchen, and small dining area with a sliding door that leads out to a small balcony.  On the other part of the house we have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  One of the bedrooms is currently our office.  The other one is the guest bedroom, which is nice to have for when people visit.


9659 I love having a window to look out of when I do dishes

9692 Master bedroom

9687 Guest bathroom

 9706Side yard.  We weren't aware at first that all that rock area was part of our property as well.  It's just so random.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with it yet.  Well, recently I've been thinking about putting a garden up there.  My other garden is the one in the middle of the grass with the gray sheet over it.

9711 Back of the house.  Someday we plan on redoing the deck and putting in stairs. 

Our property is such a weird shape.  The house behind us has a yard that seems like it cuts into our yard (odd that they did it like that).  It's a V that comes to the side of our house (giving us about 5 feet of clearance to the back yard).  Our side yard seems so separate from everything else.  We have a raised garden bed, which took me several days to pull the weeds out of.  I planted several flower bulbs several months ago and they are starting to come out of the ground!  I planted the tulips late, so I hope that they will still grow. 

We've finally started decorating recently.  It's turning out well so far.  Next time I'll probably post pictures of what we've done so far.  It's mainly been putting up pictures in the hallway.  It finally is looking like someone actually lives here!