January 23, 2011

How entertaining!

You will be pleased to know that I didn't burn the house down! Dinner was a success and it was a really good evening.
Main course was sweet and sour chicken (homemade from scratch, didn't need the back up jar or take-away menu in the end! hehe)
and pudding was Millionaire's cake and homemade galaxy ice cream. I loved the pudding, it's millionaire's shortbread but in cake/pie form - yum!

*Will share pics later* 

With all of the busy cooking/cleaning/preparing and entertaining yesterday I ran out of time to blog - but sometimes that life isn't it? I'm trying a more laid back approach this year!

So a day late here is my POTW:

Emily is 8 months old now and is changing so much at the moment, she has well and truly perfected the art of sitting by herself and moves around  the room quite well even though she cannot crawl. She eats non-stop  (like her brother!) and will eat just about anything too!

Now If you have been wondering about my new secret project then wonder no more!!!
This is it: 

It is my new Home album, I am going to work on it in between other projects and I have started with the front garden. The album is a brown 8.5 x 11 American crafts D-ring album which I had before JYC but I hadn't had a chance to use and after completing JYC I decided to go for it!

The cover is quite simple and decorated with our house number and I am planning on using a mis-match of colours inside to co-ordinate with each room.

I will share the first part tomorrow....


scrappyjacky said...

Great idea with the home album....you've reminded me that I started one after we moved here and haven't done anything in it for ages.
Glad the dinner went well.

Lizzie said...

A "Home Album" eh? Hm...I'm still working on my "Project 2009" album, documenting our extension project! Good luck with your new project - it sounds lovely.

Emily is cute and gorgeous. Our babies are now 10 months and 2 1/2 years old. A. is standing up and holding onto stuff, she can crawl for England and has a great giggle. E. is chattering fit to burst, busy and into everything, painting, modelling, making cakes with mum and dad, flying kites, sliding and swinging... she is just busy all day. We all love our family babies to bits - and there's another due in March (sister to E.)!

humel said...

Dinner sounds deliCious, and THe album looks fab! (Sorry for random CapiTals, some of THe keys on my lapTop are playing up lol...)

debs14 said...

Millionaires cake? Yum! Recipe please!
And look at how grown up your little girlie looks sitting up all by herself - so cute.

Katie said...

Millionaires cake sounds delish - any chance of the recipe?!
And love the Home album, such a great idea. Can't wait to see what pages you include.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Super cute photo of your sweet little Emily. :o) And I love the cover of your album. I look forward to seeing how you fill it up! xo

Maya said...

Little Emily is adorable! What a smile! :)
Love the idea of the home album. the cover looks great!

Melissa said...

That is a precious photo of Emily. So wish I could have been there to sample the Millionaire's Cake, sounds yummy! And the Home album is a wonderful idea. I'm looking forward to seeing it progress.

Xnomads said...

Hi Rachel! I love the album and great photo of your adorable daughter! I've given you an award over on my blog. Come on over to see.