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Yummy Apple Crisp October 4, 2008

Filed under: food i can cook — diaryofasuburbantwentysomething @ 8:13 pm

Here’s a great apples crisp recipe for all those New England apples!  

For the Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter

Combine oats, flour, sugar and cinnamon, cut in butter until course crumbs are formed. (You can used your hands to toss).

4 cups if thin sliced apples – peeled and tossed with mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Place apples in a buttered 8″x8″ pan. Sprinkle with crubms. Bake for 30-305 min at 350 degrees.


where is the world is guy? June 19, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — diaryofasuburbantwentysomething @ 12:57 am

So Guy is on another one of his world tours. He will be on 3 continents in 12 days! He just finish is North American leg out in LA and has now made his way over the pond to Switzerland. It’s tough being a sports guy!

I’m busy back at the ranch counting his frequent flyer miles and deciding where we should go on our vacay this fall….any suggestions?



I love bridal bow hats!

Filed under: me so crafty — diaryofasuburbantwentysomething @ 12:47 am

I had the great honor of making the traditional “bridal bow hat” for my sister-in-law the other week at her shower.  Joce was lucky enough to have had two wedding showers. At the first shower I was also in charge of the bow hat but to my dismay NO ONE put bows on their gifts. WTF! I wouldn’t even dare post photos of that mess. Lucky for me, the gifts at shower #2 were adorned with lots of pretty bows. Here are some photo highlights of the special occassion.


A close up

the happy couple




wall art April 18, 2008

Filed under: my so called life — diaryofasuburbantwentysomething @ 1:35 am

As I work on decorating the house…i’ve noticed that some of the home design companies have a category called “wall art” on their web sites. Here’s a peak at some of what is available…. 

pb – wood buttons 

I might acutally consider these for the craft room

pb – wood rakes

Pb – spoons

Just for fun I should buy these and hang them up in the kitchen…I wonder if Guy would notice.


And then there are the animals…

You can find all of these at Ballard Designs




pb teen…go figure

Filed under: my wish list — diaryofasuburbantwentysomething @ 1:16 am

Last night I got the PB teen catalog in the mail. I have never received this catalog before but I have to admit that they had some cute items.


I’m really into wall letters

vintage iron jewlery holder…every girl needs one of these right?

Blossom Bracelet Tree…for all my pretty jewels!


ribbon hats April 7, 2008

Filed under: me so crafty,my so called life — diaryofasuburbantwentysomething @ 1:59 am

Yesterday I attended my best friend’s wedding shower. The shower was held at the Grape Escape  a winery in galmorous Dayton, NJ.

I am seriously the most neurotic driver ever. “Guy” lent me his car (brave man) and Linds and I began our adventure around 9:15am.  By 9:30 my palms were a sweaty mess. Here’s what I dislike about driving:
– merging on the highway
– reading directions from mapquest
– changing lanes on a major highways
– getting on the GW bridge
– going over the GW bridge
– getting off the GW bridge 

After several freak-outs…we finally arrived 🙂

The party was great. I got to see some old college friends which is always a nice treat. The bride looked fabulous and I was so glad to be there to share this special day with her. It’s not too often in your life where you get to have all your friends and family in one place AND you get to open tons of presents!

I had the honor of creating the traditional “ribbon hat.”  I have to admit, I am one damn good ribbon hat maker. Anyone need a ribbon hat, give me a shout.




baby surprise April 3, 2008

Filed under: me so crafty — diaryofasuburbantwentysomething @ 2:29 am

After taking a few days off from knitting, I’m back on the old horse. My class tonight gave me the strength to move on 🙂

My new project is the baby surprise sweater.

bsj finished.jpg

wish me luck!