Monday, March 26, 2007

Congrats & Cupcakes

Congratulations to my wicked smart husband for finishing your 2nd year (M2) of medical school on Friday. I'm proud of you for putting another year of difficult schoolwork behind you. I'm also thankful for your ability to consume mountains of information in little or no time, because of which I am able to see you and spend time with you on a regular basis. I know a lot of your classmates struggle and spend all day, every day studying, and their spouses spend most of their time alone and I'm thankful I don't have to.

I dropped by a new shop in Ann Arbor called Cake Nouveau on Saturday to pick up some cupcakes to help celebrate the end of Mike M2 year. The shop was adorable and the cake was filled with four flavors of cupcakes, all unique and tempting. I brought them home and suprised Mike with them and later that night we anxiously cut into each one to try a piece. I have one word to describe them...disgusting. The cake flavors, although ambitious (strawberry lemonade, for example) we dense, faintly moist, but unflavorful. They were decorated very cute, but the frosting all tasted the a stick of butter. Now I for one like buttercream frosting, but it literally tasted like a slick of butter, a dash of sugar and food coloring. At $2.50 a piece they should have been edible. The kicker is...the nice woman who owns the shop just won a Food Network Did the judges actually taste her cake or just look at them...because they are impressive to look at. Needless to say, we ended up throwing them out, and if know my husband at all, you know that there is nothing he loves to eat more in this world than cake...and it was his suggestion to throw them in the trash.

Friday, March 23, 2007

How I LOVE a deal!

It was time for a new spring coat and after my big, fat, yearly bonus finally showed up in my bank account yesterday, I decided to venture out to look for one. After an hour and a half I found two to take home and make my final decision. After trying them on at home, one was a definite no, while the other was very neutral and spring-like. It was $49.99 at T.J. Maxx, not a lot of money, but not an incredible deal either, or at least I thought so until today. I was on to see what else was out there and low and behold was the exact coat I bought yesterday only listed for $135, originally $225. So now I feel much better knowing that I saved $175 off the original price. Behold..the new spring coat:

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Almost Spring

Tomorrow marks the official start of Spring, which I am more than ready for. This morning on my drive into work I saw the first robin of the season, which my grandma Jensen always said was a sure sign that spring had arrived. I remember as a little girl spending lazy Saturday afternoons at her house doing a myriad of fun things while my dad and grandpa fixed t.v.'s in the basement, one of which was peering out the back windows to see if there were any robins yet after a long winter. Seeing that robin this morning made me remember my grandma, who is never far from my thoughts, and all the fun times we spent together.

Happy (Early) Spring everyone!

Friday, March 16, 2007


I found new grown up flavors of Jell-O last night at target. I purchased all there: Strawberry Daquari, Pina Colada and Margharita. Yum.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Girl Scout cookies are the devil. Why are they so good, and so addicting? And why is it that everyone buys lots of extra boxes so that there is a continual fresh supply on my desk for everyone to "share". Everyone has had more than enough for this year, its time for the cookie eating to stop. Seriously.

Monday, March 05, 2007

The testicles, they're shrinking

In a city with few female friends, and lots of time on my hands, my husband unfortunately gets to partake in traditionally girly activities. He faces these "challenges" with a smile and puts up with a lot. Below are pictures from last weekends out to go paint pottery, in which Mike hand painted his mother a rather sweet spoon rest, and me, a lightswitch for our master bathroom. You can also get a glimpse of the near Justin Timberlake hairdo Mike is sporting after his over exhuberant hair stylist got a little out of hand last week.

Our new chair ans ottoman we bought and had delivered last week. The chair style is called Julep, and the fabric, Lollypop Stripe. As the furniture store is running my credit card for our big purchase, my leans over and goes "Honestly, a Julep Chair with a Lollypop Stripe, I can feel my testicles shrinking as I speak". Ah honey, yes, but the chair is lovely...and well worth the shrinkage.

And last, but certainly not least, a picture of Ballard getting his grub on. This cat eats anything and everything he can get his hands on. Below he is devouring a pink and white marshmallow from Williams Sonoma (part of my V-day gift from Mike). Strange cat, but I guess it was tasty!