January 30, 2012
The Writing is on the Wall
For the last week we have been doing a little work in our dining room. I can't believe how much it is changing in there and how much I love it! I had this old chalkboard that I bought at a garage sale a few years ago for $5.00. My guy built a frame for it so that it would be dining room worthy. Here it is in its before state.
Emma had a sleepover Friday which proved a good opportunity to break it in. By the time the girls left Saturday morning there was scarcely a clear spot. I love having a house that encourages creativity.
I found this old match holder in December and had no idea what I was going to use it for but I just can't pass up a charming container of any sort. As usually happens with me, I woke up about 4am recently with the idea to use it as a chalk holder. It's perfect. That's my kind of recycling.
I'm thinking I might make a slight change to it but for now it is happy doing it's new job.
This weekend was my man's 42nd birthday. Here he is with a stack of Birthday books. My man is architecture obsessed. Also, that cleft in his chin, yummy. Sorry, I'm easily distracted today. We celebrated with a low key day, a trip for him to the music store and quite possibly the ugliest cheesecake anyone has ever made. What a shame I didn't get a picture of it. Ahem. Here is some advice for you, a spoonful of raspberry sauce can hide a lot of ugly. Apparently it tasted good though since it was gone 24 hours later. I'm not really a fan of cheesecake so I will have to take his word for it. I consider myself a good baker but this is one area I don't excel at. Also, since I don't like it, I don't care to improve. I'm thinking if he wants another cheesecake next year we will buy him one at the store.