Smooshie Faces

A spot for me to ramble about my smooshie faced dogs, paper crafting, knitting and a little cooking...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tubing at Snoqualmie Pass

For our traditional family Christmas outing this year we went sledding. It was a lot of fun! Reserving your tickets online is a must. We got there a little too early, but in the end that was great. We got several runs in without any wait right at the beginning. About halfway through our session it was so crowded there were 10 plus people waiting in each run. Bridget, my sister-in-law, and I were done after about an hour, but everyone else lasted for nearly the whole 2 hours. It was COLD!!!

Fitz at Christmas

I am trying to use the new camera more. Practice, practice! The Pioneer Woman has a photo assignment right now that is holiday bokeh themed. This is my first submission.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cruising and new shoes

Aren't these just the cutest REDDEST patent leather shoes? I ordered quite a few shoes from (the best ever shoe store) like these. Hopefully one of them will fit. I am going on a cruise with a girlfriend in April, and new shoes are always fun!



I have knitted many things for many people since starting, but nothing for Chris yet. So, this is a scarf for Chris. This is new yarn to me, a 5 strand cashmere. It is SO soft! Not an itch in sight. This is the first time I have knitted with something not plied, and I thought it would be really easy to stab through the middle of the strands, but happily that has only happened once or twice. It is a little slippery, but other than that it is a dream to knit with, not chafing my fingers at all. I had hoped the colors would be brown, grey, taupe and black (the description on the internet said neutral) but the black I wanted is Navy. I had wanted Chris to be able to wear it with either his black or brown coats, but oh well. I'll just have to make him a black scarf another time. I am doing this in a simple K1, P1 stitch so it will be thick-ish and let the hand painted loveliness of the yarn shine through. I hope Chris likes it!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Chocolate Fixation Friday

Dulce De Leche Brownies

I have to start out with saying I cheated this time. I used my favorite brownie recipe instead of the one listed. I did use the dulce de leche recipe though. Both Chris and I thought that these came out too sweet, and the dulce flavor wasn't all that pronounced. The normal chocolatey-ness these brownies have was subdued as well. I am not sure that I cooked the milk enough, it could have been darker, which might have made it taste better. I have been reading several other blogs that have used similar methods with sweetened condensed milk to make dulce de leche so I think I will try that again. The next fixation recipe was actually chosen by me, so hopefully I will like it!


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Another color challenge

So, I have done another of Kristina Werners color challenges. I haven't used Kiwi Kiss or Riding Hood Red that much, so I swapped those for the Certainly Celery and Ruby Red. I am only so so happy with this card. I also used a sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Hopefully the person this was made for will like it more than me!


Friday, October 3, 2008

No chocolate fixation Friday for me (and a couple other things)

So, I injured my back a week or so ago, and just today got in to have a Dr look at MRI's and Xrays. Turns out I just have back pain with no real injury. I now have some lovely drugs to make me feel better though. So, no chocolate baking for me this time. I am still supposed to lay low for another week or so to let the inflammation go down and hopefully recover in another 10 days or so. I think Chris is a little tired of playing nursemaid to me and taking care of the 3 dogs. Yes, we now have 3 dogs (temporarily). We are fostering Harley the pug for Seattle Pug Rescue. So if anyone you know wants a very affectionate loveable 2yo pug let me know, he is a doll...



About Me

I live with my wonderful husband of 12 years Chris, Fitz the almost 1 year old pug, and the newest member of our family Bennett the 8 week old Shih-tzu. We have a second home on a small lake where I grew up, we watch altogether too much TV, and spend WAY too much time online. I have just started knitting, have been papercrafting for many years, and enjoy cooking.