Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Better picture

I posted this picture on the baby's blog too.. I think it's a nicer image of a 5/6 week old embryo.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

New blog - good stuff

We have a new blog (and we don't update this one very often, so maybe we'll be better about that one) and it has some new news.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Change of plans?

Found some better tile for our wall colors..
now... 1x1s or bricks?

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Glorious Tile

I think this one is the winner for our backsplash.

This is what it looks like installed (it's the tile on the bottom, not the solid brown one)

This was the runner up.. I still like it, but it's about $100 more.. and I don't think I like it that much more. What do you think?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Zucchini Gratin Recipe

I found this recipe for Zucchini & Yellow Squash Gratin a few years ago in a magazine. I made it a couple of time for family and friends, and it was a big hit.

Everyone always asks me for a copy of it, problem is.. I lost the magazine page.
Then I found it, and lost it again...

so I have been dedicatedly searching the internet ever since, trying to find this particular recipe (there are plenty of recipes out there for Zucchini Gratin - they're not the same, and not nearly as easy)

I finally found the recipe. and so that i dont lose it again I have decided to post it on my blog, where I can refer back to it anytime I lose the hard copy (why don't i just put it in my recipe book?)

Plus, now you can all find enjoyment from this wonderful gem.

(and Grandma, now you can stop hasseling me about finding the recipe for you)

Zucchini Gratin

2 Tbsp. butter
3 medium zucchini, sliced crosswise
3 medium yellow squash
2 shallots, minced (***have tried it with and without the shallots, didn't really matter either way)
2 garlic cloves, minced (***I use the stuff already minced from Costco, you should invest in it)
Course salt and pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add zucchini, shallots and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is crisp-tender.

Add cream and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup panko and 1/4 cup parmesan. Spoon mixture into a prepared 2 quart pan. Sprinkle with remaining panko and parmesan, season with salt and pepper. Bake until top is golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Friday, September 19, 2008


So, apparently it's been a long time since I updated.

here's a little review of recent excursions:
(they are all completely out of order because blogger does things backwards, and I wasn't about to take the time to fix them all.. so sorry)

First: Katie's wedding to Nels

Then, Maupin for rafting and Nicolette's birthday:

Then, kayaking with all the little turds:

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

3rd Time's a Charm

Saturday, August 30, 2008


I'm at the Reserve at Broken Top holding an open house.. that no one has been to all day..

so.. might as well update the blog (since it's been about a month and a half)

and this is going to be a short one.. but Luke just sent me 3 pictures of the water feature, that is now running.. not finished.. but a WHOLE lot closer than it was before..

This is taken from the middle pond down the stream to the lower pond. Some changes have been made since this picture was taken, but you get the gist.

This is the middle pond (the little one) where the waterfall spills in from the upper pond (not pictured) through the retaining wall. - this isn't how the water will spill in once it's finished, it's temporarily just a PVC pipe until we have a copper fitting made

this is from the bottom pond, looking up the stream

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


So I went from 2 posts in one day to.. no posts in a long time.
I have actually been a faithful Blogger, but when you have 3 blogs its really hard to stay on top of ALL of them, and me and my silly priorities decided to focus on the one for work.
If you HAVEN'T been checking that one, then let me update you on life as of late.
I quit my job.
I started selling real estate full-time.
I took a part-time job as an Interior Design Assistant.
Now, clearly it doesn't take much math skill to see 1 Full-time job + 1 Part-time job = a lot of job

Pretty much, I get up and get to Total Property Resources by 8:00 or 8:30.. work on real estate (which includes updating my real estate blog)
Then I go to Perry Jones designs from 1:00-5:00(ish)
In the evenings I usually continue some sort of real estate related business.
then - Friday, Saturday and Sunday I've been up at the Reserve at Broken Top For the Tour of Homes. (You really ought to come see me this weekend)

I have 2 lot listings up at the Reserve (so if you want a piece of land to build on in the future in a KILLER neighborhood give me a call) and I will be up there in 1 of 2 model homes pretty much every weekend until the end of time holding open houses.

Here are some photos of the Tour of Homes house in the Reserve at Broken Top (built by Pacwest, so you know it's good)

Sorry about the picture quality - I'll buy a better camera after I sell a house.
Dining Area

View of Kitchen from Dining Area

Master Bedroom

Master Bath

Master Bath (well the sinks anyway)

Master Shower

Powder Bath (I actually think this is my favorite room in the house)

2nd Master Suite

Bath of 2nd Master Suite

Wood-burning Fireplace with gas starter

Laundry/Mud room.. I wish I had this laundry room.. it's big

I wish I could have gotten a good picture of the Great Room. It's the part of the house that made people "ooh" and "ahh" it's really pretty spectacular right when you come in.

K.. so.. come see it next weekend.