What a fun-filled day we've had! It was General Conference time again which we always enjoy. For some reason my girls have started a tradition of donning costumes for this special occasion (last time Miss J was a dragon and today Miss A was a dog--kinda hard to tell in the pic). And might I add my girls are making good use out of the empty totes I've been unloading from the move? hee hee :)
Let me tell you, these totes provided some endless entertainment today!
Did ya see those empty totes in the background?! I'm so proud of all the unloading we've done! We're getting pretty close with being done unpacking the the basement. Feels so good.
Last General Conference we made my Mom's Cinnamon Rolls but this time I decided to switch things up a little and make my Aunt Mary's Cinnabuns... deeelicious! (If you visit her blog you should try some of her other recipes--she is the QUEEN of baking!
Here they are right before taking them out of the oven...
And here they are all frosted. Oh so good.
My kidlets liked them, too!
And here's our new kitchen! (Yes, the place is bit of a mess, so just bare with me, k?)! :)
Told you it was messy. I just figure it is what it is. :) I love the counter space and the cute cupboards. But do you want to know what one of my favorite features of this area is?
We're constantly drawing and writing on the chalkboard area. This is what I drew last night while waiting for the buns to rise before throwing them in the freezer to bake this morning...
And see the framed art up above? They're dish towels! I've always admired the dish towels at Anthropologie but have never wanted to spend the $18+ on them to dry my hands or dishes, but to throw them in a frame and call it art, I can handle that! It's something I've been wanting to do for quite some time now. (I found the frames at Michael's.)
Cute, cute, cute.
This next one is my favorite...
And this one was purchased at Paper Source (3 for $15!) Canned goods--right up my alley! My mom would've love this one, too. :)
This is a happy little spot between my fridge and stove. Each piece was bought by me throughout the years (besides the gifts from my mamasita).
Moon Phases print--Katie Daisy
Tea pot--Warren MacKenzie (believe it or not, this tea pot is the exact same one pictured in Warren's hand in the link--Aaron and I just happened to be visiting his studio in Stillwater, Minnesota when NPR was interviewing him and bought it. So cool.
Salt/Pepper shakers and blue pie bird--my Mama, Susan Nebeker (we need to make her a website!)
2nd pie bird--unknown potter from Virginia
A happy little spot indeed!
And just in case you needed proof that those Cinnabuns really are that good...
They are! In fact, the entire baking pan has only half a bun left on it. Go make some!