Saturday, March 31, 2012
And as I look out my windows at a fresh layer of snow....I am really missing the South! When we moved here, we thought we might retire and stay forever. But sometimes your expectations are molded by reality and experience.
We love Alaska. It is beautiful and amazing. But it isn't where we long to be forever.
"Oh Spring, hast thou forsaken me?"
Thursday, March 29, 2012
But the other day, my daughter surprised me with some tulips. I put them in water in the kitchen, and on this day the sun was shining through the kitchen window, right on the flowers, so I grabbed my camera.
Monday, March 26, 2012
I know, I know! "Her and that Army Wives show!!" LOL
I just finished watching the episode from yesterday evening, and I had a few thoughts about it....which I generally "tweeted" while I was watching it.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
These cupcakes were inspired by my new favorite barista creation of the same name. They are absolutely heavenly.
This recipe has moved. Find it --> HERE
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
I'll warn you right now...this is going to be one of my old fogey, politically incorrect posts. I don't post these very often....but every once in a while you just have to let it out.
There are some things that should never, ever go out of style.
Etiquette: "the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life"
Propriety: "The customs and manners of polite society."
I mean really!
Let me go back.....
On Friday evening, my husband and I went out on a date.
I was incredibly nervous. Not because it was our first date since our 19th wedding anniversary....but because we were going to eat out. We never eat out. We generally don't like to eat out.
Because.....and I'm sincerely not trying to brag....but when you can cook well, it is hard to be impressed by restaurant food.
So I was excited about going out with my hubby, but nervous about the food. Even going to restaurants that people rave about, we usually find ourselves disappointed. When we take the rare opportunity to go out on "date night" we are usually left with "well that was a waste of money." We will enjoy the time we spend together, but not be impressed with what we spent the money on.
So Friday night, we went to Lavelle's Bistro, in Fairbanks, Alaska.