I had the very, VERY distinct pleasure of meeting two of my favorite bloggers yesterday! The always funny, smart and oh-so-good cook, Amy from Ms.ToodyGooShoes and the sweet and uber talented Cindy from the lovely blog, Cloches and Lavender.
But wait, that’s three people including moi, so who’s the other young lady you might ask? That’s Audrey, Cindy’s bff and hopefully soon-to-be blogger. It was such a pleasure meeting ALL of them!
I drove down on Monday morning from Massachusetts and spent the day/night with a friend in NY, then on Tuesday morning took the 35 minute drive to New Jersey, where we met for lunch at a restaurant Cindy choose (good choice Cindy!). The staff were oh so patient, took our pictures, and let us sit there for three hours while we did a lot more gabbing than eating!
But no get together would be complete without food, right?! Amy gave each of us some of her delicious rugelach, and I can tell you first hand, they are FABULOUS! I confess I ate four on the way home. I just couldn’t stop myself!
Cindy gifted each of us with one of her beautifully designed flower pots, and tucked some chocolate treats inside. Did you know she’s the Queen of decoupage? Well, she is, so stop by and see her creations, ok?
Remember my Vermont post? Lots of people mentioned I should turn some of the pictures into canvas prints, but with a log cabin, the proper wall space is always a challenge. Then I remembered this spot above our doors.
That’s Charlie on the right, an old french style phone and a simple red vase. Nothing really goes together, so I figured that’s a good spot to put some prints and bring in a more cohesive feel. (Sorry Charlie!).
Before you check out the ‘after’, I want to call your attention to the beam and notice the black iron piece below it. Now you can look below.
I cloned it out because I wanted to get an idea of what it would look like if I painted it brown. The black has always bothered me. I’m also thinking I may get anywhere from 1-3 more prints. Odd numbers look better to me, but I’m not sure if a total of five prints would be too much, or if I should just get one more for a total of three. I’m leaning toward one more and take it from there. I can always add more. What do you think?
Last but not least, here’s our sophisticated Halloween costumes (note sarcasm). We went to a chili/chowder/chocolate cook-off, so we thought these would be appropriate. 😉
In other news…
I made chocolate lasagna for the cook-off, and it was a disaster! Why? Well, for one, we brought it to the clubhouse an hour before the start of the event, so by the time things got underway, it looked more like chocolate soup. Seriously, it was GROSS! The other thing is the recipe called for Cool Whip, but I always prefer to make my own whip cream. I think the texture of the whip cream was too soft, and the Cool Whip would have held things together better. It’s actually good though. Really good. So I’ll make it again, but I won’t make those mistakes again.
It’s beautiful out today, and we’re heading out for a bike ride now. How’s the weather by you?