That’s what days off are for right?
I’m glad you guys enjoyed the year in review. It’s pretty crazy that 2009 is over! Time flies…
So let’s start with New Year’s Eve. Parrish enjoyed a cozy night in front of the fire with our two favorite boxes:
Black Box. Red Box. Comfy clothes :)
New Year’s Day we went to see my parents so that we could celebrate my Dad’s birthday. Parrish and I cooked a Low Country Boil and I baked my Dad his favorite cake, gluten free style!
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes :)
I used the Betty Crocker gluten free yellow cake mix for the cupcakes. In true Southern form, I used Strawberry Jell-O to sweeten them :) I mixed one package strawberry Jell-O with one cup warm water. Once dissolved, I poured the Jell-O over the cupcakes and then put them in the fridge to set.
I topped them with a whipped marshmallow icing.
Mmmm….they were pretty much delicious!! Everyone loved them. And no one missed the gluten!
Saturday night Parrish and I went out to eat to celebrate North Carolina going smoke free. We chose one of the “smokiest” places pre-ban:
We chose The Federal in downtown Durham. It was tasty, but the lighting was bad for food blogging. Our server was super friendly and ordering gluten free was a breeze. Sure, it was a burger without a bun…but it was tasty!
Sunday I spent ALL DAY at work – working on inventory. We did our own physical inventory…of the entire store. It was a lot of work. And a ton of counting. By the end of the day I felt like I had a billion counts wandering around in my brain :\
And yesterday we fixed all the mistakes. We spent the entire day going through 14 pages of differences. Some were items that were stolen (seriously?! who steals from a non-profit?!) and others were scanning mistakes. The entire shift was like a HUGE scavenger hunt. Around 2pm I took a quick break for a Janetha inspired lunch:
Gluten Free crackers with a healthier chicken salad (aka I’m Getting Married this year and I want to look smokin’ hot in my wedding dress chicken salad)
In the mix: roasted chicken, 0% fat plain Greek yogurt, and Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning. It was super tasty! Next time I will def be adding hot sauce.
Today I woke up to an old friend:
Coffee :) enjoyed while packing up stickers to send to all you lovely folks!
In wedding news, I chose the bridesmaid dresses!! And LUCKILY the girls loved them! What do you guys think?
They’re each going to wear a different color :) And yes I have 8 bridesmaids. Don’t ask. I let them each choose their own color, and I couldn’t be MORE pleased with the results. They’re from JCREW, found here.
Now for the flowers… Ideas? What’s in bloom in September?
*********Alright, I’m off to yoga. I’m trying out a new studio with a friend…and hoping it’s light on the downward dog.