Tuesday, August 04, 2009

new blog design...almost

Jake and I collaborated on a new blog design for me!

And I will no longer be at .blogspot --- my new home will be my very own .com!

www.anneschitchat.com YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! (you can go check it out but nothing is there yet).

My 'new' blog will be launched sometime later this week.

I am so excited and am feeling very inspired and creative.

It is nice to have a husband who has mad in skills in...you know, human computer interaction and interweb coding. I love him.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

hoping to redesign my blog

And my life.

Currently hiding in my head.

Come back. Soon.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

chit chat chatter

Going to try a conscious stream of thoughts for a post today. Haven't been blogging much these days. Been busying trying to lose 10 pounds. Yup, 10. I really just want to fit into my old jeans. I miss them. So I have been eating better, trying to cut out carbs and gluten and sugar. But I still like mojitos WAY too much. Just ask Paige. I was a little tipsy the other night! I also go to LA Fitness. Just a quick 30 minute workout. This is hard when all I want to do is bake cookies and watch Ellen. But I have been slowly changing my routine and you know what?! It is getting easier to put on my ankle socks and new tennis shoes and walk the six blocks to LA Fitness. It feels pretty good and I even lost 2 pounds last week! I weight myself just once a week and also take my measurements (scary!). Have been eating amazingly well - summer produce is addicting and we pick up our farm share every Thursday and eat delicious snap peas, beans, lettuce, beets, turnips, kale, and green onions all week. I make egg salad and Thai turkey burgers and chicken salads with all the fixings and roast cauliflower and turnips and grill steak. The steak is from Whole Foods though.

Judy is a real sweet dog and she is one of my favorite things in the whole world. Next to Jake she is right up there. She is really into her new 'old' basketball that Mary gave her - it is quite challenging for her and has been known to distract her for 10-15 minutes in the backyard. She doesn't even care about squirrels anymore. Just kidding. Let's see what else...OH, I am really into sewing these days. Well, I guess just two pillows. But I finally figured out how the hell a bobbin works. The first pillow took me two days and a trip to JoAnn Fabric for a seam ripper BUT the second one took me only 10 minutes! I really had the hang of things by then. My next sewing project is covering these hideous chair cushions form my most recent chair purchase. Current chair count - 22. Holy Crap. Not all of them are upstairs but whoa! I might have a slight problem with chairs. Jake tells me this a lot. But I just love them. Jake's Grandma Joy has the coolest chair in her porch. I am on the lookout for one similar. Not that I need any more chairs.

Well, I think I need to stop this rambling post now. At least I still have some chit chat chatter in me. Were you really worried? :)

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

strawberry picking

Strawberry Picking
We decided to go strawberry picking for our anniversary and it turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous day! The strawberries are addicting - luckily you can eat and pick!

Click for more photos from the day!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

wooden toy plane

Found this little wooden plane at a garage sale today for only $2 dollars!

Antique Wooden Toy Plane

The man who sold it to me said that it is a model Bonanza plane but is also called the 'doctor killer' - because at the time of original production only doctors could afford them...and many times when flying them they would spin out of control and crash. Found this to be true when I looked it up on Wikipedia as well.

I have it sitting on a side table in the porch.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

we're eatin' cake for breakfast

You know the tradition of saving the top of your cake in the freezer? Well, we have a small freezer and that cake was just too good to freeze it for a year.

We just ate it.

We picked up our fresh cake for our first anniversary yesterday and have been enjoying it for breakfast today!


One Year Wedding Anniversary Cake

Happy 1st Anniversary Jake. I love you I love you I love you.