Brats Blog

Friday, May 16, 2008

Where'd I'd rather be....

Bonjour, my friends!
I am going to take you on a tour of the place I'd rather be right now.  Only I'm not telling you where it is or anything about it.  :P  

Friday, April 11, 2008

Don't you put it in your mouth.

I think this is just smart advice. Well done Canada!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

An Ode to Chockylit!

Bless you Chockylit!  Bless you!  I've been drooling over your recipes for some time now, and have been trying out a few of the ones that most peaked my interest.  (I have only a million left to go...)

These were delicious - I think I'd make them more cinnamony (is that a word?) next round, but I really enjoyed them.  I love Horchata and couldn't resist trying this out.  Doesn't Horchata remind you of the milk left in your bowl after finishing up your Cinnamon Toast Crunch?  

Next up were the very tasty Caramel Apple Cupcakes 
They were so good, but absolute murder on my dental work.  I have a facial implant for my front teeth, so I'm a bit more sensitive than most people.  I eventually ended up taking the topping off and eating that separately.  Very tasty!

and then there were the Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes
I didn't even get to try them!!!  They were so beautiful and looked so good.  I made them for a bake sale at Miss Alayna's school.  Marty and Alayna dropped them off, and then went back to buy one 10 minutes later, but they were already gone!!!  Good news for the bake sale, bad news for Alayna since she wanted one.  I have promised though that I will make them again for her.  =)

Methinks the next up will be the Pomegranate-Grapefruit Cupcakes (located on the same page as the Cherry Vanilla).  I can't resist a pomegranate!

So thank you Chockylit for all of your wonderful work - and for making all those cupcakes!!!  

I HEART YOU and I've never even met you!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Niki in the Garden

Here are some pictures I took when I went to the Garfield Park Conservatory to see Niki in the Garden. =) Which was wonderful! It's some of the wonderful art of Niki de Saint-Phalle, whom I adore! (These sculptures are what I based my tattoo on my right leg off of) So here we go!

This is a Skinny. I may have totally spelled that incorrectly, please forgive.

I will be putting up more from the outing, but Blogger is giving me a bit of guff. =) Come back soon!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New Place! =)

Here is a view of the living room from the kitchen =) You can see there's a patio off of it and a wood burning fireplace. YAY!

Here's the living room from above - very prosh, no? This photo was actually taken from the master bedroom! If you are in the living room and look up, there's a half-wall that is the wall of the master bedroom... but more on that later!

I told you we'd talk about the master bedroom later... stop buggin me! Fine... let's walk upstairs!

Here we are in the master suite. Isn't that fancy? That window is above the staircase you just climbed. I took this picture from the vanity that is next to the master bathroom and the walk-in closet. On the left you can see the half-wall I was talking about before. =) Right before the wall is the door out to the ROOF DECK! (Can I get a heck yeah??)

I think Albert and Ernest will have a wonderful time soaking up the rays out here. =) No one can come by and mess with them either. Those will be some happy tortoises!

Yes - there are other rooms and other things to see.... but you can't see em just yet. You'll have to come and visit! Move in day is this Saturday!!! (Please help!)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

New! =)

So it looks like I'm going to start myself a wee food blog.... where I'll show you pictures of the recipes I'm making - give them a rating and tell you what I'd change. (You will of course also hear what book it's coming from).

Look for it soon as Brat Bites Back

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Sometimes it takes me awhile to do things... Shaddup about it already!

It's usually better not to ask why....

A- Available or single?

That's the same thing.... and neither.

B- Best Friend?

You. :)

C- Cake or Pie?


D- Drink of Choice?

Jack and coke - or coffee for the non-alcoholic

E- Essential Item?

Blistex. :)

F- Favorite Color?


G- Gummi Bears or Worms?


H- Hometown?

Orland Park or Chicago Ridge or Naperville... I dunno.

I- Indulgence?

A really expensive cheese.

J- January or February?


K- Kids and names?

Alfred and Nora

L- Life is incomplete without?


M- Marriage Date?


N- Number of Siblings?

One - Courtney =)

O- Oranges or apples?


P- Phobias/Fears?

Spiders and clowns and puppets. Gah. Puppet spider clowns are right out!!!

Q- Favorite Quote?

"If you're going through hell - keep going." ~Winston Churchill

R- Reason to Smile?


S- Season?


T- Tag three people!

But I can't run.... I'm asthmatic you jerk.

U- Unkown Fact About Me?

Um.... I dunno.

V- Vegetable you hate?

I don't think there is such a thing.

W- Worst habit?

Saying stupid stuff when I get mad.... things I don't even remotely mean and aren't even near to being true. I just can't stop myself when I'm mad.

X- X-Rays you've had?
Ankle, neck, chest.... I think that's it...?

Y- Your favorite food?


Z- Zodiac?