Now, this post will READ as yesterday, because I am baking it ahead of time and serving it to you in the morning - this means, when you read this, I will actually be in the kitchen making sweet, handsome, irresistable Miles some low-fat apple crepes for brekkie...
Yes, its finally the BIG NEWS day. You guys have been more than patient with me ... waiting for this announcement. Actually - Val and Kat, you have been soooo funny... I was considering to wait a day or two more to see if you might try to bribe me LOL!
Our New Home-to-be!
Ok, the BIG NEWS is that Miles and I are moving! Yep. Moving. Where to? Well, actually, to where we are... not in the same house, but in the same town, actually. We were not even looking to move - this happened to fall into our lives - truly a GOD thing. Very humbling indeed.
This will be our bedroom - $1,000,000 view!
We could not have chosen another place like this. It's everything we could desire. A house. Room for our photography printing to expand. Room to breathe. Quietude. Beauty. Onliest thing it does not have is Mr. and Mrs. B - our wonderful 'adopted' parents and good friends. This will be hard, hard. They have sheltered us under their warm wings for the past 9 years - did I say 9 YEARS? Time flies.
Really - on the lake!
We won't move 'till April, which gives us tons of time to plan and prepare. For a week now I've been waking up thinking "pinch me" every morning. I so wanted to share with all you, but of course our rellies come firstest. You will, however come with me over the next few months as we prepare and pack and paint and ... whew! I would love your tips and advice along the way.
I am amazed how much I can eat on this plan at Spark People.com and how much fun I am keeping track. Not only this - but I am meeting some nice people over there. For instance, Kerie welcomed me on board right away, and even sent me this recipe to share with you!
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
1 box of spice cake mix
1 15 ounce 100% Pumkin canned
1/2 cup of water
Mix all together. Will be pretty thick. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray and evenly spread mix into bundt pan. Place in 375 degree oven for 40-60 minutes. Let cool. (Although it does taste good warm)
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KERIE871.
Fat: 3.2 g
Wow, how can you NOT love a recipe as easy as THAT? Thanks Kerie - got more???
BARB'S HANDY TIP #174
Wanna Be an Architect?
I mayyyyyyyyyy have given you this link before - but not for this latest version of Sketch Up. If you, or someone you know would like to play at designing your dream home, this program is perfect for you! Miles has even taught grade 3 to 5 students how to create with it - its simple yet has advanced features too!
This sketch-based 3D-modeling program offers a suite of powerful drawing tools that add an intuitiveness many design programs fail to achieve. On first impression, Google SketchUp may look like it sacrificed function for simplicity, but that's not the case. Despite the extremely user-friendly interface, SketchUp offers a suite of powerful 3D-drawing tools that let you experiment and play with new designs.
Using basic shapes in 3D space for your outline, you can then extrude those shapes to make buildings, houses, or really anything. There are actually a number of methods to build models and they're all covered by an excellent tutorial when you get started. You can pick from a number of true-to-life textures to simulate wood, concrete, grass, and several others. When your model is finished, you can save and print it, or you can even see it on a real map in Google Earth.
We really like how easy it is to create models using this program and recommend it to anyone from the hobbyist, for experimentation and fun, to the professional, who can use this app for preliminary concepts for larger projects.