Monday, November 29, 2010

A List of Three

I'm thinking this might turn into a little segment " A List of Three" where we list three things on various topics. Today's list of Three contains: "Three Things That We Wish We Did in High School"
So in no particular order and a bit of explination here we go:
Michelle's Three Things that She Wishes She Did In High School
1. Tipped the edges of my hair pink. Just like Gwen Stefani. I didn't do it for 2 reasons. First) Since I'm a brunette I knew that I would need to bleach my hair and then dye it the hot pink color. Back then I hadn't done anything to my hair (chemically) and still haven't to this day. I wasn't sure if I wanted to break that running streak of "virgin hair". Second) I knew that my Mom would freak out and I think that I wanted to win a different argument at the time . I know that I could still do this now, but I think that as a 28 year old with tipped pink hair I would get a much different reaction than if I had been 18 doing it.
2. Gone to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Here's the thing, I know that I could still do this now, but I know that Ryan wouldn't go with me and being older (married, a mom, etc) I don't think that would find it as "exciting" as I would back in high school. Plus I think I would understand alot more now than I would then. I think sometimes it's a lot more enjoyable to watch a highly suggestive movie in your innocence (you don't catch too much and you don't care).
3. Sluffed a class. Sluffed, skipped, "forgot", whatever you call it  - I never did it. Well one time I "did", but I had a note from the teacher....that doesn't really count. It seems like skipping class is such a "high school experience" that I never...experienced. Kinda wish that I had done it just so I could say that I could. But you would have had to sluffed with me and I don't know where we would have gone, but I wouldn't want to do it alone!

Well, we kind of sluffed.  Remember when we decided to get McDonald's and ate it while watching I Love Lucy at your house?  We ended up being late to AP English and told Mr. Tucker we were studying American culture or something like that.

Okay, here it goes:
Nan's Three Things That She Wishes She Did in High School
1. Been in a play or musical. This is one thing that I think about all the time and really, really wish I had done.  I love theater.  I couldn't have been Dolly Levi (not quite as talented as the person who got that role), but I can hold my own on stage, or at least I used to be able to.  I wish I'd told my boss to just deal with me being gone for rehearsal and that I hadn't been so intimidated by the drama teacher.  I wish I'd just gone for it!
2. Bought and worn a pair of leather pants.  Crazy?  Maybe.  I tried them on all the time at that store with the name I can't remember (you know which one I'm talking about, though).  I was so skinny back then, and they always looked dang cute.  Too shy then, but I should have done it!!
3. Broken up with the boyfriend. *Sigh.*  You HAD to know this was going to be on there.  Did I like him?  Yes.  Was he a nice guy?  Yes.  Should we have dated for two years?  NO.  It wasn't fair to either of us.  If I could go back, I would have more fun just being a teenager, rather than trying to act like an adult in a serious relationship.  I'm sure he'd say the same.

So what about the rest of you?  What do you wish you'd done in high school?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's Too Late Now....

Well Nan, we missed our chance. Part of me wants to cry - the nostalgic part - the part where we were 13 years old and hammering our French teacher for any and all information she had on the royal family. There was alot of planning and preparation on our part for one of us to someday meet and catch the eye of Prince William. We read alot of magazines, made alot of traveling plans and tried on alot of dresses (tee hee).
I have to admit that looking at him now......I think we made the right decision....he looks like Prince Charles (blech)
Good Luck Kate!!! It will be quite a wedding to follow!

The nostalgic part of me feels the same way, so I'm glad I'm not alone!  It's kind of hard to believe that he's marrying someone who isn't either of us; I wonder if he felt the same way when we got married to our men.  (I doubt  I'm excited to follow the wedding details and see what her dress looks like.  I wish Kate the best -- she may have the royal prince, but I think we both scored even better Prince Charmings!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Peanut Butter Dip

I got the recipe for this dip from my sister in law Shelley. She made this dip for a family gathering and it went over so well that she made it again for another family dinner...I think it will be a tradition. This dip is so EASY and sooooooo good. It's great for apples, crackers, brownies, cookies, celery or eating it straight off the spoon is perfectly fine!
Are ya ready? Here you go:
1 pkg (8 oz) Cream Cheese
1 C. Peanut Butter
1 C. Brown Sugar
1/4 C. Milk

Mix together and enjoy!!
(my friend Candace thought that it would be good for truffle centers....peanut butter & chocolate..MMmmmmmmm)

Home Sweet Home

Mr. W and I are in the process of selling our house.  This is a really bittersweet thing for us; we are incredibly excited about his new job and the opportunity to move somewhere we've never been, but at the same time, we are so sad to leave our home.  We bought our house in 2005 and have spent the last five years making it a home.  I think the room I love the most is my kitchen.  Our house has had several owners, some of whom had very questionable taste.  When we bought our house, the kitchen looked like this:

(Most of the upstairs was painted that same gag-inducing shade of pink)

After closing on our house, we spent six weeks fixing it up.  In the kitchen, we repainted the walls, replaced the floor, refinished the cupboards, and bought appliances.  Now it looks like this:

(The sign about the stove is a quote from Jane Austen.
It says "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort") 

Do you see why I love my kitchen?!?  I had wanted a blue kitchen for a long time, and I am thrilled with the way it turned out.  It makes me so happy, and I love spending time in it.  I will definitely miss this room the most; in fact, I've already asked Mr. W if we can paint our next kitchen blue, too. :)  What's your favorite room in your house?

I love your kitchen too!! That blue color is so romantic! I vote you use the same color in your new kitchen...maybe start a trend. Can I tell you how hard it was to choose a favorite room?? I have a few, but after our talk I decided on my kitchen too. Something that Mr. S & I love to do is cook together. Before we bought this house we stayed in apartments that had very little counter space, so when we looked at this house and were told they had just remodled the kitchen - it was a HUGE selling point for us. To do this post I have come to find out that it's hard to take a picture of my kitchen, I'm thinking since it's long and's hard to get a good angle so this is the best I can do:

It was originally painted regular ole white, but I wanted a RED kitchen. I learned alot about red paint. I thought I didn't want a red that had blue undertones in it, but after trying a piece of paint "Red Bell Pepper" and saw how orange it looked I changed my mind about blue undertones. This color is called "Va Va Voom",when I first started painting I just kept praying "please don't look as trashy as your name!", but I am really happy with the results. Tip for all of you who have textured walls 1. My condolances (my whole house is textured and I hate it) 2. There are special brushes that evenly coat a textured wall, I didn't use them and wished that I had. 

What is your favorite room?

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