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I have far too much time (and yarn) on my hands…

Sometimes I am bad at blogging… April 22, 2010

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Hi everyone. I am sorry I have been so MIA lately. Life has been really crazy the past month or so….my grandfather passed away, the semester is wrapping up and Miss BGD gets married NEXT WEEK! 🙂

As of now, it doesn’t look like things are going to slow down anytime soon! I am going to the MN Zoo this weekend to see the baby farm animals, which will be fun. I fly to NC Tuesday for the wedding, Paul joins me on Thursday. The weekend after we get back will be Shepard’s Harvest, which is a really wonderful fiber fair in MN. My mom will be visiting the weekend after to do as many wedding things as we can in 6 days. There will be a few weeks of calm after that…

The summer is going to be packed with awesome-ness: Paul and I are running another 5k in June with some of my friends, two wedding showers are scheduled already, one of my bridesmaid’s MKR will be in town in August….the list keeps growing. I am really looking forward to the summer and some relaxation.

I will try and do better with the blogging in the near future. With that said, I will leave you with this totally random video that Paul shared with me yesterday:

 

Wednesday. March 24, 2010

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In (not-our) wedding news this week:

I am finally starting to plan what I am going to say at Miss BGD’s wedding, as her Maid of Honor. This is extremely intimidating to me. I have a million wonderful things to say about this lady, but I am a softy. I am going to start crying before I open my mouth. I am not even sure that trying to pull off something funny would prevent this. I have a few ideas…but I can’t tell you about them, as BGD reads this blog, too. So, I will leave you with something she showed me this afternoon, enjoy:

 

SB2K10: Duluth! March 20, 2010

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Last weekend, Paul and I enjoyed a weekend away in Duluth. For those of you who aren’t familiar with MN, Duluth is about 2.5 hours north of the Twin Cities and sits right on the shore of Lake Superior. There are cute little shops and unique restaurants in the area, but for us, it’s a place to just relax.

We left around 4:00 on Friday and got to Duluth around 7. We decided that we would go ahead and eat before we went to the hotel, because once we got there, we weren’t going to want to leave again. Paul had booked the hotel, which was exciting, because he is really good at choosing good places. We stayed at Beacon Point Condos. I know it says “condos”, and there are condos in the complex, but they also rent some of the space as a hotel. I would recommend this place to anyone going to Duluth.

These are some of the condos next to our room. Such a beautiful place!

This was the view outside of our room. We had a small patio, with a breakfast table. You can make out the lift bridge on the far left of the photo, and the city scape is Duluth. I loved that we were right on the water! It is as close as I have been to the feel of the beach in the Midwest.

We spent Saturday just bumming around Duluth. I knew I wanted to make a visit to Yarn Harbor, the local yarn shop, and Paul was a super good sport and went along with me. The plan was to buy a skein of souvenir sock yarn, but I was a little disappointed with their sock selection (I am spoiled by Borealis!). Then I saw a woman working on a cardigan that I fell in love with. So I purchased a wool/bamboo blend yarn in a silver color and the pattern for this great cardigan, Geodesic:

We spent the rest of Saturday walking around Canal Park and just enjoying some time together. We knew we wanted to eat a the New Scenic Cafe on Saturday night. It’s a place we had been once before, and still talked about the meal we had, two years later. I will post about our meal separately, but I will tell you that it was incredible, and if you have a chance to eat there when you are visiting Duluth, I would highly recommend it.

After a wonderful dinner, we went back to the hotel and relaxed. Sunday’s weather was much sunnier than Saturday, but we were on our way out of Duluth. We checked out of the hotel and had lunch in town before heading home. Although this was no Cancun Spring Break, it was a wonderful weekend and much needed relaxation for the two of us.

I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break, too!

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! March 17, 2010

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I just wanted to write quickly to tell you Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather we are having! I will post about our trip to Duluth this weekend.

A quick shout-out to the Gills and the Coffee shop! It would be a great day to be in Cork.

 

Out of the “office” March 12, 2010

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Paul and I are heading to Duluth for the weekend! Paul is on Spring Break for the next week, so we decided to get away just for the weekend, honestly I am so excited to just get out of the Cities.  We are staying here: http://www.beaconpointecondos.com/. How awesome?!

I will post pictures and updates when we get back. I need to get back into the swing of this blogging thing.

Are any of you doing anything exciting for Spring Break?

 

Whoo Hoo! February 25, 2010

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Thanks to everyone for your votes!

http://www.thesavannahweddingplanner.com/2010/02/and-contest-proposal-winner-is.html

 

Buttermilk Dinner Rolls February 16, 2010

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I have really been on a bread making kick lately. When I saw this recipe (http://blog.ruhlman.com/2010/02/buttermilk-dinner-rolls.html) I knew I wanted to try these. I was totally enticed by the photo and I totally wanted a reason to use my new spring form pan again. I was very pleased with the result.

I used the bread machine to knead the dough and rise the bread the first time.

Then I shaped the dough into balls about the size of one of those jumbo jaw breakers (I am sorry if this reference point doesn’t work for everyone, it’s all I’ve got). Then I let them rise on top of the warm stove for another 45 minutes-1 hour.

A little egg wash and half an hour or so at 375F later…tah dah!

They were beautiful right out of the oven. The spring form pan was an excellent suggestion and they tasted delicious! We had a couple with dinner with a little bit of butter, which was wonderful, but the next day for breakfast I had a buttermilk roll with some homemade apple butter than my friend Kathy made…o.m.g. Amazing. Give these rolls a try! They are totally worth the time.