Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monty Sweets Swap

My housemates and I hosted a sweets swap (Angela was inspired by a blogger she follows) last weekend. A smashing successss (say it in the Queen's English, pls). I def recommend hosting a dessert or appetizer exchange with your friends, but keep it on the smaller side for that intimate feel ;) What's better than good food and good company? Not much.
Thanks very much to Angela who took all of the photos in this post!

Lucy made scrumptious apple pie bars, Christy made perfect white choc, cranberry, and pecan cookies, and Angela made the cutest little red velvet cupcakes (w/ cream cheese frosting!) I ever did see.

I made mini cinnamon rolls. Think tealight candle size.

Even if I don't have a sweet tooth, I couldn't resist trying everything! Thanks to everyone who made it to the swap :)


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

new beginnings

Note: this was written last Saturday.

There are new beginnings everywhere around me: a new era for UVA football (not hopeful though. Opener tonight vs. Richmond!), a new school year, new acquaintances, and a new home @ the university.

new room!
sneak peek of the room
new room!
someone please come and straighten these out for me.

I'm so thankful to God for lookin out for me 24/7. None of these new beginnings should be taken for granted! As classes begin and the campus is teeming with different faces, sometimes I need to go to my happy place. This happy place is the peaceful house that I share with Angela, Christy and Lucy :) It's a big change from my apt last year, and even though I miss Jojo and Steff, it's refreshing to change things up.

This morning, my housemates and I went to the farmer's market downtown, which always means a delicious time. The weather was perfect (temps in the 70s? HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN?!), my girls are the best, and the stands had so much to offer. I picked up some figs and Italian plums.

lazy saturday lunch
When we got back, I cobbled together a simple lunch: grilled ham and cheese (don't hate on the American cheese product. It is classic) and figs dolloped with vanilla greek yogurt.
grilled ham and cheese
lazy saturday lunch
I love how the fig's insides are crunchy with seeds and glossy with nectarrrzzz!

Oh, Lucy and I also picked up this ginormous locally-grown watermelon for $5.
oversized watermelon

Anyway, just a short little post to commemorate the beginning of great things. Thanks be to God.