March 24, 2009

the mini

The "mini" as I like to call it has been a love hate relationship for me ever since my husband brought it home. The "mini" while I wish it was the car is an Acer Aspire one laptop. It about the size of a mass paperback book and 2 inches thick. In a sense the perfect travel companion. It's rather slick design and brightly lite lcd screen is pleasant to look at and it comes in a variety of colors and secrets be told...I wouldn't mind owning the pink one! GASP...have no idea where this femine complusion comes from...but alas there it is. As for the hate part the shift key of the keyboard drives me nuts as I am rather large fan of using the left shift key for caps. I am forever finding my rather large and cumbersome fingers pressing the \ key rather then the shift key as to accomadate for a smaller laptop would you believe that they made the keyboard smaller. Oh well, aside from that one little thing, which with time like all new keyboards I will learn to adjust...I am unsure if I will ever adjust to the ever maddening scroll/touchpad mouse design. I am forever causing the screen to zoom and don't really know where exactly that invisible line is between it being an easy to use touch pad and the touch pad from hell. Know some my find this all in one touch pad the ideal solution...I would rather have teeth pulled!

But alas, atm I am feeling more and more love for the "mini" as it allows me to go places with much more ease then the 17 inch Sony. Ya for blogging in bed and not taking up more room then my discarded Breaking Dawn.

March 18, 2009


Ok, so I didn't get to them on the weekend like I planned, an unexpected sick gnomelit put a damper on all baking plans. However, as of this minute I am about to place my attempt at macaroons into the oven...results to follow shortly.

March 13, 2009

I am going to try making these this weekend...yum



Makes 20
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups (about 3 ounces) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks (I personally used Dark Chocolate Chips, plan on trying mini chips as well)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine sugar, coconut, egg whites, chocolate chunks, vanilla, and salt. Use your hands to mix well, completely combining ingredients.
  2. Dampen hands with cold water. Form 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into a loose haystack shape, and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture, placing macaroons about 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven to a wire rack, and let macaroons cool slightly on baking sheet. These are best served warm from the oven, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days; leave in a warm place for 1 hour before serving to allow chocolate to soften.

March 6, 2009

Taking the day off...well maybe...

This has been a week of non-stop go go. Which resulted in about 4 hours of feeling like I was about to die this morning. Needless to say I have dragged my weary and worn body from bed. I feel that I am going to take the day off and yet as I say this, there is no conviction in my thought as my mind tumbles through all that still needs to be done! Argh...oh well! I guess I'll take a day off when I am

Keegan grabbed the camera off my desk the other night and proceeded to have a photo shoot and he was so proud that I wanted to share some of his work. Side note: I have not altered these photos in anyway..not bad for a 3 year old.

March 2, 2009

Crop Weekend...

So I was at a crop event this past weekend and needless to say I had a great time. I meet a whole bunch of terrific ladies and even managed to get a few pages done.

So without further ado here are a few, I might have to work on the whole page picture taking process...
Ok, so there they are. It seems like I will have to practice some different methods for producing a slightly better picture of my pages.


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