But folks, I'm feeling a bit unmotivated here. Does anyone else go through The Blog Blahs? You sorta feel like you're doing the same things all the time and it's starting to get all routine? My method, my plating, my writing... it's all boring me. Do you get like this with your own blogs? Am I losing my mind? Is it those summer doldrums? (yes - summer and heat depress me)
Since every time I think of my blog, I feel a bit like I did in that picture there to the right, I'll just fill this post with a bit of exciting news that's happened to my good friends lately. I shot the occasions, so I'll share the goods and end up telling you what I've been up to simultaneously!
A few weeks ago my good friend Jenne (sounds like "Jenny") married Jeff. The two are a perfect match and I couldn't be happier for her, finding a man like Jeff with whom to share her life. The very best part of their wedding? It fell on a 95°+ day (my living hell!) but was held entirely inside an air conditioned events hall (I think Jenne is actually my new best friend, sorry Deb). We were not required to step outside once between 4:30pm and 11pm. It was almost as if I heard angels singing when I stepped into the hall... oh, but back to the wedding.
Remember Alex? ~~ The place was gorgeous ~~ Apple martinis and vodka crans
Jenne threw in some incredibly creative details -- my absolute favorite?... asking guests to hold sparklers as the newly married couple took to the dance floor for the first time. How unbelievable is that? We had a wonderful time and as happy as I am that Jenne and Jeff got married - I'm happier that she finally has some free time back for very important things like BBQs!!
Next on my "great things that have been happening to my closest friends" list: Angela got engaged!!! Angela and I have been very good friends since college - so that means like $&%^@ years ago! I can't even believe it's been that long... Angela and I have been through a lot together - including weird guys and awkward and bizarre "relationships". I won't go all the way there but suffice to say I am BEYOND THRILLED for her and Geoff and can't wait to see this fabulous wedding I know she'll pull together. (May I secretly hope for destination?...)
To celebrate with Ang I ran home from work last week and slapped together this little red velvet cake (I told you I was re-making stuff I've already blogged!). I loved how small and simple it was and along with a bottle of my favorite sparkling wine (champagne is just too dry pour moi) we had ourselves a FAB girls-celebrating-an-engagement night!
Last, but not least is the new house one of my closest friends, Ali bought with her husband last week. To top off Ali and Dennis' exciting year is the upcoming appearance of their baby boy in November; but they weren't satisfied with merely growing a human being and had to go buy a beautiful new home. And only 6 miles away from me too!!
No pictures of the growing mommy, but definitely pictures of a kitchen in which I soon hope to teach "how to make the perfect pie crust". Some of you who DO NOT reside in the San Francisco Bay Area might think "that's a big beautiful new kitchen?" but YES IT IS. A kitchen like this could easily be found in a $million(s) home depending on the Bay Area city in which one resides. So to me - this kitchen is HUUUUGE. And I couldn't help but throw in a shot of the soon-to-be baby's room. Already perfect for him! (once they take that pink thing off the wall.)
Now my blog friends... I've shared with you some of the things going on around here - perhaps keeping me too busy to cook at home and post to the world. I ask of you a big favor... what would you like to see me post about next? I'd LOVE to hear from you in the comments section. Do you want me to keep doing what I'm doing? Mostly baking goodies and throwing it down on blogger? More travel? More doggie? Less doggie? More crafts? More family? Something totally new? I'll take anything... 'cuz like I said - I'm a bit unmotivated. Help me out! 'Cuz really, I'm doing this all for you to read. You may as well enjoy it!