Monday, May 30, 2011


I had such a good Memorial Day weekend.  Probably the best one I've had ever because it's the first time I've actually done something.  Spent Saturday in Philly, Sunday at the beach and today climbing Governor Stable.  Being outside so much leaves little time for creating anything but hopefully I'll finish up my Mom's present soon.  

Last week I made pretty epic cupcakes to take climbing! 

Lime cupcakes.  The lime ones ended up being this radioactive tennis ball green that looks pretty cool.  In my opinion, they were much better than the Cookies and Cream but not everyone agreed with that.

And now for some climbing pictures.  Today was an open climb day which means we only had to pay $10 for a day pass and we could climb for however long we wanted.  It's actually the first time I've climbed outdoors and was it hell on my hands.  

Finishing an easy V0.

Kyle climbing a v3.

Jared finishing a V1 (I think...)


Epically high and scary V0.

Craig sending a slopey top out.

This problem ripped my finger tips apart.  Gah.

Hopefully there will be another open climb day soon!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

still working.

I'm still working on my secret project, which most people have figured out is my Mom's mother's day present.  I'm past the planning stages and now in the putting together stages!

I don't have much else to share except my Christmas 2010/Birthday 2011 present from my friend Kyle Dunn.  This is the person that Leonidas the Lion was for.

New hand-stitched leather wallet!  My old wallet is beyond old and gross, so now I have this lovely new one.  It's pretty much the perfect size, there's room for everything I need to carry, as well as the zipper pocket which is a requirement for me.  I'm pretty amazed at how great this turned out, he's really quite talented.

I also made cupcakes for my climbing partner today!  Completely from scratch, banana cupcakes with Nutella frosting.  In all honesty, the frosting is disgusting but it's what he wanted.  I mostly just really hate Nutella.  I got the recipe here.  I've spent some time searching around that blog and found great recipes.  I've already made one of the pasta recipes and have ingredients for another.  Next weekend I believe I'm going to try out the lime cupcakes!