March 30, 2010

Basketball & a Bake-off

A little advice for any girl during the third month of the year.  Don't even think about messing with March Madness.

I have to admit that I have never before been so surrounded by basketball, basketball, &  I have discovered that this March Madness has some kind of mesmorizing power over the entire male gender.  Anyway, I tried to unmask the tomboy in me and get in the excitement of it all by filling out my little bracket with what turned out to be very foolish picks I must say.  Then again, how would I know better?

Anyway, during one tantalizing night of basketball, Kyle & I had a bake-off to make cinnamon swirl bread for his work.  Kind of seems like an oxymoron right? A night of basketball and baking?  Anyway, we had fun running from the kitchen to the tv, throwing in a little of this n' that before catching the next big play and cheering for great blocks & great shots.

In the end, maybe his team won.  But then again, it was my bread that took the cake.

Can you tell that we are ultra-competitive?

March 19, 2010

st. patrick's day...

Look what was at the end of my rainbow.
Lucky me!
Made these festive scrumptious cupcakes for some friends.
Turns out there were exactly 2 left.
Perfect.  Right?
Except for the fact that Kyle & I are on a "no sweets" stint until after the marathon.
And, it's been hard
So what are these cute lil' cakes doing still hanging around? Self-control, self-control.
What I wouldn't give for just one. single. chocolately. morsel. Sigh.
Well, 4 weeks to go & I must say, cupcake or no cupcake, I feel like a pretty lucky girl!

March 9, 2010

A few of my favorite things lately

marathon training which takes us to cool places like this...
running to NJ over the G. Dub Bridge as the locals call it
& a husband who will go on all these crazy long runs with me!
my husband making me sugar cookies that said this
snow day #2
& seeing the kids sled down the stairs in the park.
love this fountain, any season of the year.
delicious sweet potato fries from New York Burger Co with their 9 different dipping sauces
no lines at the Shake Shack in this weather!
mini cupcake celebrations
having my first almost celebrity sighting in front of this jazz club
lovely evenings of swing dancing to live bands 
fun love signs in the city during february
romantic dates with this man
gourmet candlelight dinners by Chef Kyle
large, oversized "I Love You" cards...
these are just a few of my favorite things lately!