Friday, January 27, 2012

dating my house

I have a confession to make...some of you already know...I think I've talked about it before even, but I need to be honest.  For the past 8 months I've been going on blind dates.  I've been on more than 60 during this time.  That averages out to more than 1 a week.  Some have been promising.  I've even been on second dates with about 15 or so of guy we had 4 dates!!!!  but it just never works out.  It's a little frustrating you know...wondering if I'm ever going to find "the one."

I'm so clever, right?  Our house has been on the market for 8 months now.  It is funny to me how personally I take it when someone doesn't like my house.  It really is like dating...except I never meet these people.  We've had more than 60 showings.  It's kind of creepy to think about all those people going through our house.  The probability alone of that many showings would lead you to think we'd at least have had an offer on the house let alone someone to buy it...but no, we haven't.  Poor little house, just keeps getting rejected over and over again.  Do you want to buy it?!?!

We are going to take it off the market for a bit....just for our sanity.  While having your house on the market the first year you are married teaches you wonderful habits like always cleaning up after dinner and doing the dishes, hanging up all your clothes after you fold them, making your bed everyday, etc.  It also takes it's toll.  I haven't really decorated or added personal touches to the house since May.  No wedding pictures are hung, no moving the furniture around or adding fun nick nacks to the mantle.  Most my craft stuff was moved out of the house to clear out some clutter so I'm not doing as many fun projects. 

We just kind of need a break.  So that's what we are doing...UNLESS you want to buy our house!  We'll list it just for you :)  I'm looking forward to February (which is crazy that next week is february of 2012) and freshening up my house and actually living in our home.  Hopefully new fun projects will be coming soon! Stay tuned.

Monday, January 9, 2012

new year's rockin' eve

does anyone know what I was doing last new years eve? I couldn't tell you.  I looked back at facebook and the help.  this is why i need to be a better journal-er.  I take pride is remembering details and knowing what i was doing a year ago.  well...I have no idea on this one.  BUT here's what I was up to this new year's eve...

we had a low key night...lots of fun...but nice and low key.  New Year's Eve is hard.  Do you have people over? does that mean they have to stay for 10 hours? do you have it early? do you have a late party?  Well...we opted to just eat dinner with friends and come back and eat treats, get in to a few shenanigans, and then count down to the new year!  Josh was fired up...literally...with some left over wedding sparklers!

I had my cookies and fudge that I made earlier that day and we celebrated the new year with dear friends!

good times had by all!  happy new year!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

new kitchen toys

well hello 2012!  I have a feeling it's going to be a great year (fingers crossed someone will buy out house!!!). 

I had some Christmas money and used it to buy 2 new toys for my kitchen!  First up...Candy Thermometer...

of course it's martha.  and it's great!  It has clip on the back that you can adjust for the height of your pan!  wonderful.  naturally, I had to use I just HAD to attempt my first try at some homemade fudge!

Next...cookie scoop.  Can you believe I didn't have one?! me either.

but now I do.  thanks again to martha!  I used to it to make some chewy lemon cookies!  AND thanks to my dear friend Molly, I can now use my new silpat baking mat to bake on!  it was a great christmas for me and my kitchen. 

What were your favorite christmas gifts?  I'll be back later in the week with some more highlights from the holidays!