Sunday, April 29, 2007


Inspiration Grid 008, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

moleskine 002

moleskine 002, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

CMP Ep. 43: Home

CMP Ep. 43: Home, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Inspiration Grid!

CMP Ep 44: Inspiration Grid!, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

The CMP prompt for this week was to look around you and create a grid out of things that inspire you in your home. I went around this afternoon snapping photos of my favorite things... The grid was easy to make using FD's flickr toys.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

After Prom -- We were chaperones!

Sunday, April 08, 2007


SO.......One of my husband's deepest darkest secrets is that he cannot
"tie" a "tie". Yes. He is 32 years old and cannot. His Pop has been
tying them for him for at least 20 years. His Pop ties them, and then
Joe just pulls them over his head to get them on... the only time this
ever is a problem is when he pulls it too much and the lower part of
the tie comes out of the knot. So, each time we get him a new tie or
two, we have to take them with us to Panama City Beach to get them
"tied". Funny, but Joe has been doing this for YEARS so it does not
seem like that big of a deal to him... but I've always just said "you
gotta learn!".

Tonight, Joe was fussing that he had no ties to go with one of his new
suits. He DOES have ties to go with that suit, but none that are
"tied"!! We discovered with his last tie purchase that they actually
put a little card with a diagram on "how to tie a tie". We both
laughed and I tossed it in his top drawer, thinking that he "may"
decide to learn someday. Awhile back, my mom actually found directions
online and sent them to us. We didn't end up trying it then.

Well... tonight was the night! He was irritated enough when he was
laying out his clothes for tomorrow that he did not have a tie to wear
and not knowing how to tie one of the ones that would go perfectly,
that he grabbed that little card (that I saved) and laid on the bed
trying to do it. "It's all repetition, really, I just gotta master it"
he said. "Maybe you should go in the bathroom so you can look in the
mirror", I suggested. "OK" he said, and off he went, in his green
striped Tommy Hilfiger boxer briefs, no shirt, and the tie and card in
hand. He came out a few times, with no success... but kept going back
in to work on it. A few minutes later, he came out and said "F'in
mirror!!!!!!" -- obviously overly frustrated because he had just tied
his tie -- but it was completely backwards/upside down because of the
difference in the mirror... (which was of course hilarious to
me!!!!)........ Then he went back in and TRIED it again........ and at
8.20pm, he came out and HAD IT TIED!!!!! Grinning, still in his boxer
briefs and no shirt -- but now wearing.............. a tie........
(hilarious!), he said "I DID IT, I DID IT"........ Like a kid. Soooo
funny~! But, I'm very proud!!!!

So, with a little more practice, I think he's finally got it!

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Bunny Cake -- A tradition!

Bunny Cake -- A tradition!, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

My mom always made these when we were kids. I made one last year and this year and I plan on making one every Easter from now on-- for Camden :). Hopefully he'll grow up to love coconut. My mom's cake was always a white bunny... but who doesn't love a chocolate bunny?!?!

Friday, April 06, 2007

A Mary Engelbreit Postage Stamp

Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha

Have you had a White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks?  Iced or Hot, this drink is WONDERFUL!  Here's how you make it in case you want to try it.  DO try this at home :)
3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
2 cups hot freshly brewed coffee

Heat the white chocolate and milk over medium heat, or for 2 minutes on high. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.

Add the coffee.

Pour into large cappuccino style mugs. If you are so inclined you can add a little whipped cream and/or chocolate curls. Serve hot.

Makes 4-6 servings

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

April ATC - Complete

April ATC - Complete, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

My ATC for the CMP April Exchange: Medium- Digital photography, digital elements via photoshop, then printed on photo paper and mounted on a ink washed coordinating green paper, and a bit of 'real' ribbon added at the top.