Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Sweet Treat

On Thursday I made some yummy Halloween Candy Bark. You can find the recipe here.

Toppings ready to go... love my pumpkin prep bowls... :)

Ready to chill and set...

The final product!

I love this candy bark because it's so colorful and festive. But a couple of warnings: it's yummy, but veeery rich, and it makes a lot. So unless you're sharing or looking to send your system into sugar shock, I recommend halving the recipe. Luckily, we had some friends over for the weekend so we were able to unload some on them. Did I mention that next to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday??

Friday, October 15, 2010

Goodwill Hunting

Like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna find...

As I've said before, I love going to thrift stores and finding things I can give new life to. It's like a treasure hunt. I hadn't been in a while, so the other day I went to Goodwill in Buckhead. It was probably the nicest, most organized Goodwill I've ever been to. This is my loot:

A really beautiful set of vintage-looking lace placemats and matching napkins in excellent condition:

A cool iron/wicker plant stand to which I gave a makeover. Before:

You could use it for wine, but it's great for holding magazines. It also goes perfectly with my red dress picture.

I got a big stack of books. Seriously, $1.50 sure beats Borders or Barnes and Noble. And you can keep your Kindles - there's nothing like a real live book and the feel of the pages between your fingers. I got some cooking/instructional...

And some for pleasure reading...

Which should I read first??

Thursday, October 14, 2010

An Update

I apologize for once again having gone off the grid. It's not that I don't have time. It's not that I have nothing to write about. I really don't have an excuse, I just haven't done it. So I'm hoping to make blogging more of a habit...

The Latest:
We've moved to Atlanta, and have pretty much settled into our new apartment (which I LOVE). I promise to post pictures soon, but we are still waiting on a few pieces of furniture and I want to show the final product. The location is great - Mark loves being close to work, and I love having a Whole Foods and Trader Joe's about a mile away.

Mark is loving his job, and the firm is keeping him very busy. As for me, I'm a happy housewife, unemployed by choice. :) Now I'm focusing on getting my event design business with my mom up and running. We have our business license, an almost website, and a paying client - so we're easing into it, but it's really happening!

We've been attending ChristChurch and have been really enjoying it. Great music, great teaching, and a lot of people our age. I'm looking forward to getting more involved there.

I think I'm really going to like living in Atlanta. There is definitely no shortage of things to do and food to taste (I have a long list of places to try). The only thing is that I'm ready to make some friends. We've met people, but we haven't really gotten to know anyone yet. Mark keeps telling me it takes time. I know he's right, but it was so much easier to make friends in college and even when he was in law school. I keep thinking, "Who can we convince to move down here?" Any takers?