Thursday, December 24, 2009

The one with Christmas Eve

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
I only have a half day of work today and then spending tongiht at my inlaws. Then all day tomorrow at my parents house. We are lucky that we don't have to drive to a million places, we can just enjoy our families!

I have so many fun things I am looking forward to in the next few weeks. I also have so much to share that I have done in the past few weeks as well... just been too busy to post it all :) Looking forward to many posts in the new year!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

The one with the sugar cookie contest

My office is very competitive! I don't know why. Maybe its because we have so many Architects? Either way its all in good fun and I love to participate. This year for our Christmas party we had a sugar cookie contest. Everyone who signed up would get a roll of sugar cookie dough. The creation had to be mostly edible and the sky's the limit!

I came in second place with my Christmas stocking. Not to shabby :) The stocking is hollow inside so I could have the candy canes spilling out the top. I made a plate that holds the cookies out of dough as well. The little glass has 'milk' in it for Santa. The note to Santa also made of cookie. Everything is completely edible! (KAHN - is the name of my company)

It was so much fun to make it.... but really I was a little sad because I miss my competition buddy :( Callista and I came in first place last year in the Gingerbread house competition with our Gingerbread Igloo entitled 'Penguins at the Pole'.....

I have a feeling that the little Penguins had something to do with the cute factor. We had the whole scene going on! Fishing penguins, show covered trees, sledding penguins and polar bears!

This week has been the most crazy so far. I think I have had something every night after work. I hope to get to enjoy the holidays a little more next week!


P.S.- Callista I miss you lots :(

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The one with what I want for christmas

Does this happen to you? When I go shopping for others I always find things that I want/need for myself! Things I didn't think I needed or knew I wanted. But the more I shop the longer my own list gets as well. Its bad!

I have a few things on my list that I really want... but probably won't buy for myself right now. Especially with the cruise coming up soon and all the Christmas presents for others. Maybe these will be some good hints for Alain ;)

The first is Tilt perfume! Two years ago I got this at a black Friday sale. It was $10 a bottle. Now it is not being made anymore and its very hard to find. I think eBay is the only place and it goes for more than the original price!

The second on my list: A super cute and practical camera strap cover for my DSLR. The one I have hurts my neck and is not cute at all. This one is padded and you can add a little pocket for your lens cap in it as well! I might have to order one of these sooner than later. They are mostly sold on Etsy. This one I found Here !!
The third thing is a nice pair of leather (or leather like) gloves to match my new winter coat! I found these at Coach but any dark brown ones would do.

Last but not least... a cozy and comfortable chair for my office. I currently use a dining room chair. But I would love to have something with wheels and height adjustable. This one is from IKEA!

I really thought I would want more scrapbooking stuff.... but I am on a mission to use what I have at the moment... and really have more than I could ever use. Once CHA is over that story might change. Most of the new stuff out right now is Christmas themed and I don't do too much Christmas scrapping. Maybe the new chair would make me more productive ;)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The one with Strawberry Mist

Just a quick post to talk about my new favorite drink. The last few months every time we get together for dinner at my parents my brother whips these up for us girls. They are super easy to make and very yummy! All you need is strawberry daiquiri mix, ice and bailey's (real strawberries are optional!).
Just follow the directions on the back of the bottle of daiquiri mix for the ice to mix ratio you need. I just wing it and it always tastes good. Then add 1 or 2 shots of bailey's in per person. The bailey's makes the drink so smooth and more like a smoothie! If you want to be fancy you can cut the strawberries and add them on the rim of the glass for presentation.
They are great to make when you have a lot of people because you can make big batches in the blender.

PS- If you live near a Keg Steakhouse you can get the real thing. Its not on the menu but I order it there all the time! Plus their apple martini's are to die for as well ;)

Monday, December 7, 2009

The one with a belated Birthday

So the 29th of November it was my 28th birthday.... and I celebrated with my girlfriends by having a pj party + cocktails :) It turned out to be so much fun!

Pauline brought super cute cupcakes that just happen to match my pjs.... Josie made the best brownies ever... we had so much food we basically just ate for hours!lol...

We also played a mean game of Taboo. It was fun to see people get so competitive ;) but it was all in good fun! My friend Julia was so sweet... she got me the cutest wine glass that I ever saw!
I had my 'strawberry mist' in it all night! (In a blender combine ice, daiquiri mix and bailey's - soooo good!) Also, being the dorky scrappy girl that I am... I had to get cute plates, napkins and cups for everyone else too.... found these cute ones at the Party Warehouse! Going to be making trips there more often!
I made this banner to match the colors of the plates :) It was really fun to make!
This past weekend we had our Christmas party with all our friends. This is our fifth year and so much fun. We had dinner at Armando's then everyone came back to our house for desserts. Norm and Emily came down all the way from Peterborough... it was so good to see them even though it was such a short night!
I am almost done my Christmas shopping now! I can't wait to get it done this weekend. Then I can concentrate on getting my tree up and everything wrapped. I hate waiting til the last minute!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The one with 15 seconds of fame

I was so excited today when I opened my e-mail and saw the new set of PageMaps was out!
This month I got to design one of the layouts for them. I really love the one I got to work on. Here is the map:

And here is my version:

I had a lot of fun working on it. There are a lot of great maps this month so you need to head over and check it out! PageMaps

Lots of fun stuff happened over the past weekend! So much to share... where do I start? Friday Mahsa and I went Black Friday shopping... can't tell you about my great deals because everything was Christmas gifts :) But we did score at Macy's!!

Saturday I had all my girlfriends over for my birthday. So much good food and drinks... I have some funny pictures to share later as well! Sunday I went shopping again with my mom and finally found a dress! Thankfully the 4 Christmas parties I have are all with different people so I will be able to wear the same dress.

Now I am almost done my Christmas shopping.... but really worried about packing the the cruise in January. I usually pack the night before we go anywhere... but this time I don't know what to pack! I feel like I don't have enough summer clothes to bring with me and there are no stores here to buy shorts in the winter! Ugh!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend!!!