Thursday, June 28, 2012

As American. . .

. . .as Apple Pie!

My husband baked this apple pie on our grill/smoker, and it was scrumptious!  The best part was he thought of the idea, looked up a recipe, bought all the ingredients, and made the pie all by himself (I helped crimp the edges).  One of the many reasons I love him.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Into the Wild

I am going to start this post off by saying, I live in the city.  The suburbs to be exact.  But I do not live in the country.  You wouldn't know that from all the wildlife I have been around lately.

Yesterday morning I all of a sudden hear Derby howling at the window (he howl/barks, it's the beagle in him).  I didn't see anything so I just think Derby is crazy.  But he keeps howling at something, so I finally look out the window a little harder to see what is going on.  And what do I spy, but this little fella.

Yes, that would be a little skunk in the picture.  It looks like a baby skunk, so I am sure there is a mama skunk around somewhere too.  I didn't go outside and didn't let the dogs outside for quite a while, and I guess he wandered off.  I just hope I don't end up with a skunked dog anytime soon.

To add to my animal adventure birds have been attacking both my house and my rental house.  This morning I came outside to a dead bird on my front porch.  I don't do well with live animals, let alone dead ones.  So I got a shovel and moved him to a better "final resting place."

At my rental house, a bird flew down the chimney and must have been flying around the inside of my house for quite a while before he final died.  Luckily I had my husband with me that time, so he got to move the bird outside.

The two dogs are enough for me.  I could use a few less encounters with nature.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Magnetic Nails

Check out my nails!

They are purple and swirly.  And I did them all by myself.  It's this new magnetic nail polish.

You paint a thin coat on all of your nails.  And then one at a time, you paint a thicker coat of polish on and then hold a magnet over your nail for 10 seconds and you end up with the cool wavy design.

The top of the polish has a magnet in it that pops off the brush that you can use.  Just don't get your nail too close the polish (like I did) or you smudge it and have to start over.

I think I am in love with my new Summer Swirly Nails.

Monday, June 4, 2012

1 Year

Today, my husband and I are celebrating our 1st Anniversary.  It has been one amazing year.  I am looking forward to many, many years to come and excitement that each year brings. Will, I love you so much!

Here are a few pictures from our wedding last year.  (Yes mom, I will get pictures printed soon!)

And one funny one.