I’ve been growing out my hair for a few years now, and it’s definitely gotten long! Time to try all those fancy braids I’ve got pinned, right?
Nope. Not enough patience, not enough time.
On the days that I do have the time, I’ll curl it a bit, and the results are pretty awesome.
We had so many photos! The photographer’s! The bridesmaids’! My mom’s! Mine!
I wanted to share a few that didn’t make it into the “official” photobook, which no I still haven’t put online in its entirety:
We’ve been enjoying watching Game of Thrones with our friends Jennifer and Avi every Sunday–well, I say enjoying, but I’m talking more about the company than the show. This season’s been rough. I have complicated feels about it.
But back to the fun part, we’ve been serving various treats to nosh on while watching and only towards the end of the season did I remember “oh right I have a Game of Thrones cookbook!” and made something for that the four of us could share for dinner.
I chose the Beef and Bacon Pie. Because all of the words in the name of the dish sound amazing.
What I like about this book is that they have a “Medieval” and a “Modern” version of most dishes. In this case I went for the modern pie, but I would like to try out the medieval sometime as well–it used dried fruits in place of vegetables to make a sweeter pie than the modern one which is essentially a beef pot pie.
But a fancy pot pie, with a bacon top. So, step one: make a bacon lattice. Continue reading
Sean’s birthday was last Friday, and we hadn’t really thought about doing anything special. But I love any excuse for a cocktail party, so once we saw that our schedules were clear, the conversation went something like this:
me: Hey do you want to do something for your birthday after all?
him: Yeah, let’s invite some people over.
And then bam! A party was planned. Time to make cupcakes.
Sean loves chai tea, so I tried a new recipe I’d found for chocolate chai cupcakes. Delicious.
I went about choosing my flowers out of order. What I should have done was see what flowers would be in season at the time of the wedding, and then look at Pinterest for ideas. But instead I looked around on Pinterest forever until I found flowers I thought were pretty. My future mother-in-law was taking care of all the flowers, so I showed her the photos of what I liked and she went to the florist she was working with and came back to me with the bad news that not everything was in season, and they’d have to special order peonies.
But it was too late because I had my heart set on peonies for the bouquet, and only after doing some research later did I learn that there were plenty of alternative look-alikes (Cabbage Roses or Juliet Roses, for example) that may have been easier to get. But the MIL said she’d take care of it and boy did she!
It’s been a while since we’ve served up a full Irish breakfast (since 2013, actually), so Sean and I decided we would invite friends over for dinner on St. Patrick’s Day and do just that.
This year we had not one but two Pi Day celebrations. Both Sean and I were bringing in pies on March 13th for staff events, and then we had a Pathfinder Pi Day that Saturday (on Pi Day proper).
Which mean that on the night of the 12th, we made 3 pies in 2 hours.
First up was a grapefruit pie. As per usual I tried out a new recipe so had no idea how it would turn out.
But first, I dug out the numbers that I’d used on the mini pies from last year…
I’ve been fortunate to have a few custom profile pictures made for me recently:
As a Christmas present to Sean, I arranged for a noir-style photoshoot with our friend and amazing photographer, Sam Willard.
Chick Flick has had a variety of group photos and headshots with Sam, including these lovely classic glam shots. So I thought it’d be fun for Sean and I do have some done in the style of film noir posters.
We received some retouched photos from Magnolia Weddings, they look so good!
The delay on getting them was our fault; we’d simply forgotten to follow up about retouching until January. I also had every intention of sending out our thank-you cards in time for Valentine’s Day, but missed that deadline too.