Friday, February 25, 2011


So, I haven't blogged in a while. I guess I haven't had too much to blog about! But, I'll try to hit the highlights of the past few weeks:
  • First of all, my dad is recovering very well from the surgery that he had a few weeks ago. Thanks to all of you who were praying!
  • Chris and I have become expert couponers! Last week we saved $90 at Harris Teeter. Because of Super Double Coupons we got $140 worth of groceries for just over $50. WOO HOO!
  • We have started the process to become licensed foster parents. I blogged about our desire to do this a few months ago so now it's becoming a reality! The entire process takes about 6 months, I'll keep you posted.
  • I said I wasn't going to watch American Idol this year...but alas, I'm sucked in! Goodbye Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights!
  • We are about to hit the spring craziness in the Wrights household. Chris opening his retail nursery on April 1st (please come!!) which means we will both be working 6 days a week. Also, it's the beginning of softball and kickball seasons! Wait, when will I have time to watch American Idol?? (thank goodness for DVR!)
  • I'm reading a really good book. It's called Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers (you can't go wrong with her books!!). I recommend it.
  • Here's the latest cake I made. It was for some good friend's anniversary. It was my first attempt at a fondant bow. I was pleased with how it turned out but certainly learned some lessons that will help me improve next time!

Well, folks, that's about all I've got for today. Happy Friday!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

a lovely (busy) week in Boston

In July of last year my parent's purchased the parsonage they have lived in for the past 12 years. Up until this point, they really haven't done any renovations because they didn't want to put money into a house that they didn't own. But, now that it's theirs they are going full force ahead into renovations! Their big project is the kitchen which they are hiring professionals to do. So, my mom and I decided we would tackle the bathroom while I was visiting this week. Eventually they are actually going to have the bathroom professionally redone (expanded, etc.) but for now we thought we would just update it a bit. For the past 12 years they have had some terrible wallpaper and pretty outdated fixtures. Here's a glimpse of the bathroom after we ripped the wallpaper down (I forgot to take a before picture!):

It's pretty amazing what a few coats of paint can do! The mirror was a terrible wood finish so we just gave it a few coats of white paint and it looks fantastic! Here's our finished product:

I'd say all of our hours of watching HGTV have paid off!

On another note, we celebrated my dad's birthday and here's the cake that my mom and I made him...Devils Delight Chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese icing. My nephew said it tasted just like a peanut butter cup, yum!