Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Right now we are just awaiting the appraisal, which should come back today or tomorrow. From there its just a bunch more paper work...we are actually keeping our fingers crossed that we will be able to close earlier then the scheduled date...we shall see...
Micah and I are beyond excited. We have paint samples picked out that we want to try on the walls. Some fabric swatches to recover my favorite chair. And we bought a new front door handle/deadbolt set!
We have a few boxes packed but need to get more serious, moving day will come fast!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Now for the cakes! When I have a chance I will remake each of these and show step by step on how to bake and decorate :) I just didnt have the time this time around. There was a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting. (And yes I totally taught myself how to do a basket weave! Insane!)
The carrots were made out of marzipan and were a joint effort on Nicole and I's part.
Next up was the Yellow Cake with Strawberry Jam Filling and Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, and the only cake I didnt make totally from scratch. Reason being, if you use a Pillsbury Moist Supreme box mix and use olive oil in it it makes the worlds yummiest cake! You can get the step by step instruction on this cake however, HERE. The Strawberries were also made from marzipan.
Angelika and Olivia made out like bandits! Olivia is going to be one of the best dressed babies out there! AndI dont think Ang and Ryan will need diapers or wipes for the first year, I held a raffle, the price of a ticket was a box of wipes or box of diapers...the raffled item was a huge basket filled with lotions, candles, wine, note cards and all kinds of other goodies!
My favorite little baby in the world, Miss Mackenzie, Mark and Nicoles daughter...Angelika got this really cute sheep book, poor little Mackenzie really wanted it, Ang let her hold it during the rest of the shower...
I really had a blast hosting Angelika's shower. It went much smoother then her bridal shower did a few years back (actually tomorrow is their 3 year wedding anniversary)! Congrats Angelika and Ryan!
Monday, March 9, 2009
The family room is right off the kitchen, it has a huge sliding glass door out to the pool and a nice fireplace! The house was built in 1970, and the master bedroom totally has some 70's charm to it, dig on the built in vanity...it will be coming down!The backyard will be great for AZ summers! Micah and I both have very different ideas when it comes to how to decorate the house, he likes very modern stuff where I like very traditional stuff...BUT we were able to agree that we both liked old world/rustic type decore...I threw this inspiration board together and Micah liked it, so we may have a design concept here!