Sunday, August 2, 2009

Good friends, a parakeet green project and baking

We enjoyed an evening out to White Linen Night in the Heights with a few of our dearest friends.

One of the many banners that marked participating locations throughout the Heights.

The beautiful office of Karen Derr Realty.

Our wonderful friends T & B.

A very sweaty me and hubby J. One of the many hot nights in Houston!

We bought this orange poodle watering can for E at a cute boutique in the Heights.

E's new purple ball courtesy of our friends T&B. Thanks guys!

When we first moved into our new house, I was obsessed with the Florida HGTV Dream Home, especially the guest bedroom with the Parakeet Green wall paint. As a result of years of apartment life, and not being able to paint the walls, we went all out for our first painting project and painted our kitchen bright Parakeet Green! Although a nice color, it was probably not the best choice for our very open kitchen and living room, and we ended up repainting it white. We then chose a silver mist blue, and a chocolate tiki brown for the living and dinning area. It all worked out in the end, but I can't help but miss that bright green. So we painted a patio planter, and a couple of tabletops with the color and we love it.

Last but not least, the yummy Pumpkin muffins! This is the easiest baking I have ever done, which is a good thing because I do not have a strong skill set for baking.
All you have to do is combine a box of yellow cake with with a can of Pumpkin Pie mix, and mix it up! I chose to make it into cupcakes, but a loaf or cake pan would work great as well. I also took it a step further and made a thin icing out of powdered sugar and water. It was great as a dessert and for breakfast with coffee!


  1. Looks like you had a fun time! I love the poodle watering can--it's so cute!

    Those muffins look sooo good..and I'm thinking I just might have those things in my pantry! Yay!!

  2. Hey, I recognize a couple of those people in these photos! :-)

    You look great in that photo of you and J, by the way!

    Love the green patio accents, too. I loved your green kitchen. Your current color scheme is also beautiful. You are such a fabulous designer, at home and in projects!!

  3. p.s. How did E like her awesome watering poodle??

  4. Thanks for the lovely compliments!
    E loved the watering poodle and her new ball! I had them waiting on the bookcase near our bedroom, for her to wake up in the morning, go to our bedroom (as always) and see her presents. She did just that, and I was able to meet her half way to see her reaction. She stopped in her tracks, opened her mouth in shock and excitement, and said MAMA!!

  5. That is so cute how she did that! Waking up to find unexpected presents ... ah how nice it is to be a kid sometimes :-)


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