Monday, November 16, 2009

Random Facts

None of these things make a whole blog post on their own, but provide a glimpse into what's going on in our house.

1. I've been thinking about a new cat-eye eyeliner phase, so I bought some felt-tip eyeliner and tried it out.
2. I kept it on while I took a bubble bath and read the Christmas Martha Stewart Living, which - joy of joys! - I did not have to pay for. Thanks Grandma!
3. I only sort of liked the eyeliner.
4. But Martha has some great thoughts on glitter.
5. Girls' morning on Saturday - thrifting and downtown flea market. Starbucks too. Sigh.
6. I made a whole bunch of appetizers for a get-together my mom was hosting. Most of it was just usual stuff, but you need to try this: slather a round of brie (with the rind still on) with sour cherry preserves - the more natural and fruit-chunk-a-licious, the better - and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Bake @ 350 for about 15 or 20 minutes. Serve with crackers. Holy buckets. It was good.
7. Did you notice that I ate cheese? I seem to be able to do that again. It's been a long time, but I'm really loving me some pizza now that it doesn't make me sick!
8. More cooking - I made a four-layer, vegan, red velvet cake for my brother Jon's birthday party. With cream cheese frosting (see #7).
9. I knitted him some bike helmet ear warmers. He seemed to think they'll be useful. I can't find a good link to them to share with you, but you can find them on ravelry if you're a member. Suffice it to say that they slip over the helmet straps and just, well, keep your ears warm. Genius!
10. I volunteered to cut out felt pieces for the Third Grade nativity set project. They all make a nativity set by gluing felt pieces to chunks of 2x4 lumber. It's cute. Andrew made one in third grade. I cut out the pieces that year too.
11. I forgot how long it takes to cut out 48 tiny, pink, round-tipped triangle shapes to go in the ears of the cows.
12. Also, there are pink nostrils to be cut out.
13. I am soooo going to be done with my mandatory volunteer hours for Emma's school after this.
14. Christmas is coming and I'm freaking out just a little bit.


claibornes corner said...

I hope we have cherry/brie while we are there - sounds delish...I use that eyeliner on stage and I do like it especially at night "ho eyes"!!

Amy said...

I've never actually seen that type of eyeliner...probably because I spend nearly no time in the makeup aisle. It sounds cool though.

I bought a two year subscription to Martha Stewart Living from a neighborhood kid and I have to say that I'm actually, really impressed with it. I just finished the Thanksgiving issue and I'm looking forward to reading the Dec. one.

The cheese sound fab! I'm going to have to try that- maybe for Thanksgiving even though I told Trav we wouldn't do appetizers ;)

mindy said...

Thanks for this little glimpse into your week! And #14? I'm right there with you, girl! Home Alone + pizza needs to happen soon. :)

Mary said...

You're aunt is hilarious. fingers are hurting from my brain thinking about all that cutting.

I love the sound of that cheesy cherry stuff. I must try it.

christina said...

Don't give up on the eyeliner just yet--2 tips: smudge, smudge, smudge (so you don't have a super-defined line), and try another color besides black (on you I can picture green, teal, or purple); sounds more out-there than it looks.

Jessica said...

Ohhh, I can totally picture you with cat eyes! I think you should try it again...maybe even next Sunday so I can see you with it :)

I love what you made Jon for his birthday. I'm pretty sure Kevin will be a little jealous!

frabjouspoet said...

I vote for purple. Right now I am loving a combination of purple eyeshadow and grey eyeliner for the cat eyes.

frabjouspoet said...

Just wanted to add that I'm not a fan of liquid eyeliner anyway. I have more success with the regular Kohl pencil and eyeshadow for the cat eye look.