Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Brett and I went down to the river yesterday evening to start getting things finished for our family reunion. My parents got down there before we did so we decided to surprise them with a picnic supper. After dinner we started cleaning out what's going to be the garage and started working on finishing up the large cabinet that's going to go in the garage. I wasn't paying much attention to the scenery until Brett pointed out the moon rising. It was gorgeous! I'm so glad I brought my camera with me!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Camaros, Candles, and Cupcakes (and a flipped jet ski!)

The title probably gave away the fact that this is probably going to be the most random post I've ever done. I haven't blogged in so long that I have a lot to catch up on!

We missed the July 1 deadline to have our '67 Camaro up and running by a long shot. Until yesterday, it hadn't moved in over a year. We pulled it out to give it a good bath and plan to start working on it next week. Nothing is worse than working on a car with a million spider webs on it. Ick! I did want to post proof that we did wash it, though! :)

Since it's taken us so long to get the '67 up and running, we recently bought a '73 Camaro to be our summer toy. It's not nearly as since as the '67 is, but it will be a fun little footbrake car. It's already in the garage and I think it'll be up and running next weekend! I haven't taken any pictures of it myself yet (BAD blogger!!), but I have a couple from the guy that sold it to us.

In the midst of getting our racing britches back on, I've been on a baking kick. I found a few recipes lately that turned out well, but they were nothing compared to the Key Lime Coconut cupcakes I made yesterday. I found a recipe off the Bon Appetit site and tweaked it a little. The measurements they gave worked well, but the the frosting recipe made way too much for 12 cupcakes. I may or may not have just spread a little icing on a graham cracker and went to town!

We're hurrying to finish the bathroom and kitchen in our lake cabin before our family reunion in August. In the midst of looking at tile colors and blinds, I wanted to buy a few of my favorite B&BW candles. I was shocked to find out that our local (i.e. Pensacola!) B&BW no longer carries that variety. I haven't checked their website yet, but I'm hoping like crazy they haven't been discontinued. I think I would seriously cry!

As to why I've not been blogging too much lately, my cousin Cory and I were in a minor jet ski mishap a couple weeks ago. Without going into too much detail (to keep my aunt from coming after me!) we managed to flip and sink it in less than 30 seconds. Cory came out unscathed, but I managed to rupture my left ear drum, sprain my right thumb and wrist, and strain my right shoulder. It is a pain in the neck to type in my brace, so I've not been online too much since then. I'm able to go without the brace 90% of the time now, so it looks like I'll be back to blogging semi-regularly.