Sunday, June 22, 2008

Birthday Celebration

This years birthday for me came and went. We really didn't do anything special for it. My mom asked if I wanted to go out for dinner and I said, no, I'd rather just not do anything this year. Well my friend Leah said that she wanted to take me for dinner. I've been putting it off b/c I just didn't want to celebrate me getting older. ich. So finally she convinced me to go out Friday night and I did. I am SO glad I did too. Holy FUN! I haven't laughed that hard in a really long time. Leah drove and on the way downtown, she had the sunroof open and I looked up and saw this.

The sky was so blue. :)
Leah took me to a restaurant called Kil@wat that is located inside the InterContinental Hotel downtown Milwaukee.

We started off with the Wisconsin cheese fondue. YUMMY!!

Then I had the American grouper

and Leah had Grandma's chicken

Leah said her dinner was good, and mine was just ok. I'm sorry to say, but the beans tasted just like plain baked beans. Not the best mix of taste for me. Afterwards, we went to At Random.

This place is your 1950's cheesy cocktail lounge that serves the BEST ice cream drinks. I've never been there before but Leah talks about it sooo much. When I walked in, it was soooo dark and that the only lights were from these orange lanterns lit at each table. It's just like what Hernando's Hideaway would be from the musical, Pajama Game. :) I had a grasshopper and Leah had a Peanut Butter Cup. So good. Here are some photos I tried to take so you can see just how dark and orange it was in there. She even said I had to check out the bathroom too. (heehee)

We didn't stay too long b/c it was starting to get a little to smoky in there for me. But what a FUN night! Thanks Leah!!

Rice Krispies Treats

Darnell has been bugging me a LOT lately to make him some rice krispies treats. So when I was at the store to get the cereal, I saw the box of Fruity Pebbles and thought it would be fun to try something different. Well, I'll just say that they're just ok. Good, but I think I like the plain rice krispies better. I was checking out the Kellogg's site and they have several different kinds that you can make. But I think when it comes down to it, I would but much happier with the origianl. I guess I'm just a plain-jane type of a person. :D


I have a HUGE pile of old scrapbooking mags that I just can't seam to toss. So I was going through them and ran across a LO by Donna Downey in the July/Aug 2007 issue of Simple Scrapbooks and I just had to do this one.


Sunday, June 08, 2008


Here are some photos I took Friday of my friend, Leah. She is a Music teacher at the HS and graduation was Friday night. She didn't have any pictures of her in her gown and hood and asked if I would take some. I played around with some freebie PS actions I got from Totally Rad. I really liked how they turned out. I think I just might invest in some of their actions. I also tried a grunge look with a frame and scratch overlay from Keep Designing. Fun!