Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Moon Birthday Party!

oh man, i almost forgot to tell you about the new moon birthday party i went to! now, to clarify, i am a fan girl, but i'm not really into twilight. but my friend brittany at work is REALLY into twilight. and has been since the books came out. years of crazy obsession. and it just so happens the first two movies have come out on her birthday. which is like a fangirl dream come true. haha. so here is her new moon themed-party. it was pretty awesome. from one fangirl to another.

also, if you invite me to a midnight movie premiere, even if i don't know much about it, i'll probably go. i like all the excitement and people screaming at the screen.

i made the cheeseball and star crackers again, but with a new moon theme. haha. red bell pepper crescent moons. i'm so glad my grandma gave me that cheeseball recipe. it sounds gross (cream cheese, onion, bell pepper, pineapple, and garlic salt) but is so so so delicious. i just need to get the right cookie cutter so the crackers will be big enough for dipping.

the path to her doorway was lined with these wolf lumineria. SO CUTE! i could never get a good not blurry picture of them though.

the birthday girl! with her new moon tattoos she has been saving forever. haha.

blood punch!

vegetable pot pies that brittany made. i need to get her recipe because these were so awesome.

she based her party on bella's party from the second book. she had roses everywhere, she made felt new moon themed ornaments for her little tree. and got everyone to dress up. well, almost everyone.

tori, jess, and joe
crystal's mom got her that weasel necklace for her birthday. i'm so jealous! the sign in the antique shop allegedly said it was cursed!

marc, making his best jasper face.

travis, finally wearing his skinny tie and cute vest.

her dog, darla, is so cute. she is supposedly a yorkie but i've never seen one that color.

brittany is so fun to buy presents for, because she gets so excited!! here she is loving her coffin gift box!she LOVED our gift. she had been wanting a vintage, ice blue, cake plate for a while. i randomly found one in an antique shop a few weeks ago. perfect!

there was a new moon trivia contest. brittany wrote the questions. it was so hard! i won, but with only 17 out of a possible 30 points.

we left for the theater around ten. to pass the time we played a new game we made up, hot war! i gave crystal a deck of elvis cards, with all different pictures. so we played three way war, and the hottest picture won. it was so fun!

so the movie, was so fun to watch! the audience was perfect. screaming at everything. there was an older lady behind us, who cursed appreciatively every time someone was shirtless. and at the end, when edward asks bella to marry him, the whole place went NUTS!! screaming and flailing! all 500 people in the theater. such a great midnight movie experience. i hated reading the book new moon, so slow and boring. i'm glad the movie cut out most of bella's moping around. even though from the movies you still can't really tell why bella is so obsessed with edward (but to tell you the truth,i never saw it in the books either.)
today we went over to travis' parents house. travis brushed his old cat, ben furr, on the front porch.

when we came home i packed a few boxes. not nearly enough. i'm going to try to get EVERYTHING we won't actually use until we move packed. which probably won't happen but i want to dream big.

i made these apple bars for thanksgiving and they were so good. i forgot to take a picture of the whole batch, but there are the few stragglers that came home with me. i got the recipe off of some random blog, and i wanted to share it because it's really easy, and so delicious.

4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups + 1/3 cup sugar (seperated)
1/2 tsp. salt
3 sticks of unsalted butter
5 granny smith apples: peeled and sliced
1 tsp. cinnamon

Combine flour, 2 cups sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter until a crumbly dough forms. I have fancy tools to cut in the butter, but using my hands works so much better. above is said crumbly dough.

Take half of this crumbly dough and pat it into the bottom of a jelly roll pan (cooke sheet with sides). Top it with the peeled sliced apples, lined up in rows. If you are lucky, a cute guy might do it for you in his pajamas. :)

Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it over the apples.

Crumble the remaining flour mixture on top and cook it at 350 for an hour. It will make your house smell SO GOOD.

you are supposed to let it cool before putting on the glaze, but i always wait to the last minute and have to put it on hot. and it's fine. combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 tbsp water. then just sprinkle it it on the apples bars!

serve cut into squares! so easy! so delicious. if you take it to a party people will be impressed. at least that is what happened the two times i made it.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Our Little Cottage

we went by our house today to see the sold sign! because we are dorks. so here are some pictures of the outside of my house. i can't wait until next week when we finally get the keys!

the house on the left is close, but there is a decent amount of space to the right. the tree at the end of the drive way was so beautiful with its fall foliage. i can't wait to see it again next year.
check out those cute shutters! they work too! we could close them if we wanted. i don't know why we would though. i thought i didn't like brick, but i love this brick. i love the color of it.
travis was ringing the door bell. it's an old one that is actually a bell, not an electric one. it has a really great tone.
little window! i love the red front door. and there is a cute tiny rolling shade on that little window.
old doorknobs! all the doorknobs in the house are the same style, but with old glass knobs. i love them!
heart railing on the front porch.
awnings!! we are going to take one of them in back because it blocks the sun in our back room. but the rest are staying. because i love them.
the lady who lived here, frances, only ever went to the beach when she went on vacation. and always brought back shells and put them in this barrel. so sweet.
gate to our fenced back yard. those bushes make the backyard pretty private. and have cute little berries on them. for some reason i never took a picture of the whole backyard. it's fenced and a decent size. pretty excited about that.

scary storm cellar! with breathing pipe. travis wants to tear it up. my dad wants us too. but i think it is awesome and scary!

back patio! the sun has faded the paint in the back. it used to be a dark red like the brick, now it's just pink. that back door goes into the room that is going to be our bedroom. perfect for letting puppies out to pee in the morning.

our stone grill! it's really neat, it has metal pipes that go up from the middle so you can warm beans or something on the sides. and big logs around for people to sit on.
cute neighbor dog! she looks part pit bull. she wagged her tail at us the whole time we were in the back yard.

i can't wait to move!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

today the whiskerino theme was black and white. so i got travis to hold murray! perfect!!

also, i want this taxidermy unicorn so bad. but travis says no.

made from a stillborn lamb! so cute. i want it to stand next to our mantle in our new house.
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