Sunday, February 22, 2009

I was Running..

It's finally over- my half marathon! Today I ran the Fort Lauderdale A1A Half Marathon in 2hrs and 36minutes. They say the last mile is the hardest, well I would say the last 3 are hard the last one is forever long. I am really happy with my time. Running is a big challenge for me, but I have been training since Nov 1st and have managed to loose 15lbs in the training process. So that makes me like running.

I don't have any races planned for the near future, this race was the last longer distance race in this area and I can't afford to travel around racing. But my training will continue.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Romper for Vivian

I think I'm a little addicted to making rompers. I just love them! All in one outfit, what's not to love. And with some of the outfits Bill puts together, its the best thing for our family.

I got a little side tracked with other projects so Vivian ended up with capris.

Burda 9650- Finally finished!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Craft Show

I did my first craft show this weekend. I was selling tissue box covers ( as shown above). I sold enough to cover the cost of the booth so no Porsche shopping anytime soon. One might be disappointed without making a profit during an eight hour day, but I don't get out much.

The show wasn't exactly crowded, but perhaps I have high expectations due to my South Jersey up bringing, where craft shows are a staple weekend activity. I did have great booth neighbors and already got connected about more upcoming shows. So I'm not about the leave the tissue boxes of South Florida go uncovered! Plus I have about 80 covers I need to move. They are priced to sell at $5 - email me people.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Kids are Awesome and So are We

I wanted to posted this video yesterday, but I bought a sampler case of Belgium beer at Costco this weekend so I'm sure you can fill in the blanks.

One point of awesomeness from last night goes to my kick ass dessert- not quite a brownie not quite pudding. Ina Garten calls it Brownie Pudding and its like a molten chocolate cake Bill and I get at our fancy restuarant, but better because its bigger when I make it! As soon as I saw the recipe in the Barefoot Contessa's Back to Basic cookbook I knew Bill would love it!
Ava would like to take credit for the dessert, which I need to give her. She loves to cook! I can barely make Mac and Cheese without her begging to help and see what I am doing. Her speciality is pasta sauce, she is pretty heavy with the basil, but it works. Although last night, she was responsible for adding the cocoa and licking the spoon. Ava is hilarious in her video, which is awesome.

After eating we spent the evening outside by the fire. I usually build the fire but last night Bill and Claire played Survivor and forced themselves to build one without our usual weapon of choice, a liter of lighter fluid. Thankfully, they where successful or we would have froze of little Florida buns off. I have to say, my parents never built us a fire, and if they did, I would call them awesome. For this reason I say Bill and I are awesome!