Monday, September 1, 2014

Day two hundred forty four

Made some bagels today... Kevin decided to make some with everything but the kitchen sink. Just kidding, there's just three kinds of seeds on there.

Also made some vegan oatmeal raisin cookies that TASTE LIKE REAL COOKIES. No kidding.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Day two hundred forty three

Making cookies for my friend's wedding! Still need to make vegan oatmeal raisin.

Kevin and I went on a bike ride today, went all the way to Julia Davis Park and back! We're thinking of biking in from Lucky Peak in a couple weeks. It's downhill, then all flat, so the 16 miles should be easy ones.

I forgot to mention (since this is like a record of my life for 2014) that we had dinner at Karen's house last night (officiant of the wedding). It was a lot of fun :)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Day two hundred forty two

Starting to donate plasma again! It's been five years but we're at it again. This does kind of interfere with my goal of donating blood 12 times... Still haven't figured out how to deal with that.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Day two hundred forty one

Love this lotion. And this really isn't applicable to today, it's sitting on my nightstand. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Day two hundred forty

Work has been very, very challenging, especially today. Luckily Kev keeps me sane. Love you sweetums!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Day two hundred thirty nine

Well, at least if I don't have my own desk, I get to use one with a window with an okay view.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Day two hundred thirty eight

I was going to do something with this photo but it got late and I got lazy.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Day two hundred thirty seven

I'm starting the white side of our Beatles puzzle! I got this far today. I know, I know, the easy parts...

I just started going through wedding photos today (I have been so busy, I haven't been able to) but I had to stop. For some reason, it really hit me hard today that Brad wasn't at the wedding. I've had the same cover photo on Facebook, our last family photo with all of my immediate family members, since a few days after Brad died and I haven't been able to bring myself to change it, until today. It just about killed me to do it, and I couldn't look at photos after that. For some reason, that just really got me. I know it's just stupid Facebook, but I felt like I'm somehow betraying my brother's memory when I changed it. I know Brad wouldn't care, but it was just a way I held on, I guess.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Day two hundred thirty six

We made pasta today!! We got a pasta roller for our wedding and we made homemade fettucine alfredo for Kevin's mom's birthday today! It turned out quite well, if I do say so myself. I also made creme brulee for dessert, which turned out pretty good too. Happy birthday, Connie!

Apartment Photo Tour!

These are not high-quality photos, nor is our apartment really all that "finished." We are still moving stuff around, getting a few new things, and all that jazz.

For some perspective, here's the layout:

Looking to the left as you step in the door:

Looking to the right (we don't have a fireplace, we have a built-in entertainment center instead):

Kitchen and pantry:

Living room (still working on organization):

Looking towards the kitchen:

Our little patio:

Hallway (straight forward when you walk in):

Laundry "room":

2nd bathroom (still working on rugs, these are old ones that don't match anything!):

2nd bedroom that we are using as an office. There is more than enough room for a queen-size air mattress between the desks, so we can have guests... hint hint...:

Kevin's desk (we're apparently working on getting the diplomas straight):

My desk (I'm apparently working on holding my camera straight). I need to figure out what I'm going to do with my "craft corner." It used to be a craft bin but it's kind of exploding. The two boxes with green lids are full of my work stuff that is going to work as soon as I have a desk there (it may be awhile):

Master bedroom:

Master bathroom (we actually bought a new rug today after I took these photos):

 Master closet (ignore the mess):

That's it! Besides a few quirks, we are really enjoying the extra 300 square feet and saving $300 per month compared to Seattle!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Day two hundred thirty five

We were THOSE people in Costco today. The people who buy 9 containers of strawberries and nothing else. They were on sale, okay? And we (mostly I, actually) use a LOT of frozen strawberries through the winter. So we're using our awesome Foodsaver to seal 'em up and freeze 'em. We're also making some freezer jam.

Tonight we went to a meetup at a coffee shop near us for people who play board games. It was pretty fun! Not as much fun as playing with our friends Matt & Sara, though. :'(

Friday, August 22, 2014

Day two hundred thirty four

One of those days where I had already gotten into bed and needed to take a photo... luckily those are few and far between.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Day two hundred thirty three

Favorite salad ever. Lettuce, tomato, avocado, corn, black beans, roasted sweet potato, cilantro, green onion, avocado cilantro dressing. Originally from here. "Two Peas and Their Pod" blog (the blogger app makes it almost impossible to link, will do it next time I'm at the computer).

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Day two hundred thirty two

Started sewing my bridesmaid dress for my friend Erica's wedding! It's coming up soon (September 6th!) so I figured I need to just do it. I wasn't able to find a dress I liked in the color she chose, but I did find some fabric, so I decided to get crazy and make it! I have so much more time in my day with my short commute that I was able to get a lot done today! This particular ribbon won't be part of it (it will be royal blue. And a belt. With a holster on it. With my pistol in it). The sewing has gone pretty painlessly so far. Haven't had to frog any seams yet, so that's good. It's the first garment I've sewn in... 8 years?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014