Friday, March 13, 2009

A general update - pictures of the house and other miscellaneous stuff

Folks, I have been remiss in sharing recent pictures. I've been keeping busy, and haven't been too up on the blogging. (Sorry!) I am going to remedy this now, so take a look at some of the things I've been up to lately.

I made a homemade German chocolate cake with fresh cocoa frosting for the choir before we performed in the Saturday showing of Great Music. Apparently, people liked it...one guy had three pieces! :) (Note the ultra fancy cake plate...aka the lid of a large Tupperware container that I used as my cake transporter. Hehe.)
Yes, friends, I got a Kindle 2. I know, I know, I already had a Kindle 1 (actually, that's Amanda's that is pictured below, but you get the point), but I needed the newest one! I must say, I love it. Even more than the original one. I've read a bunch of books on it already...I've really gotten into the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. They are hilarious.
The kitty I found in my garage spent a little bit of time in our house before making the journey to Minnesota. The now-named Lady June (fka Pirate, Outdoor Kitty and Junebug) explored a bit...the Ninja (aka Indoor Kitty) did NOT appreciate it. Doesn't Ninja look mad in this pic?
Outdoor kitty slept on me while I took a nap before the red eye flight back to Minnesota. What a little cutie. (I, on the other hand, look sleeeeeepy.)
This is what our dining room looks like. I really like the furniture, it looks very nice.
I bought a new rug for the living room, which was pretty brave considering the furniture for the room didn't come until today, and I bought red furniture. The paintings you see laid out on the floor actually tie the rug and the furniture together really well. We are hanging most of our art this weekend, so maybe I will have more pictures to share at the end of the weekend.
Ta da! The red furniture! I got it from LaZBoy, and I can't stress how bad their customer service has been over the past 8 weeks. I couldn't believe how bad the process was with them - if I had known how they worked in advance, I definitely wouldn't have bought from them.
This is the arrangement of family photos I have in the niche above the TV in the family room. I have a bunch more pictures that I am planning on hanging in the hallway, and am working on getting coordinating frames for that project.
Here is a view of most of the family room wall. And as an added bonus, you get a screen shot of Becoming Jane.
And there you have a run down of some of the things that I have been up to lately!
-SKH

6 comments:

Al Iverson said...

Do you know have an extra Kindle 1 you might like to sell?

Anonymous said...

The cake looks delicious, the cat is sooo cute, and I LOVE the new furniture, rug and pics :) Congrats!
Kristin

Amanda said...

I like how my Kindle is given a cameo in your latest posting- the red case is HOT! :) The house is looking great- we'll have to figure out when I should come visit you.

Luna said...

The furniture looks great!

And yeah, Ninja looks bent out of shape about the visitor.

Luna said...

Forgot to add... the cake looks awesome! Yum!

Bumblebootie said...

i need something new to read. i hear good things about the stephanie plum series. what do you think? yay? or nay?...