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Gift Basket Made with Love

Posted Jun 13 2011 10:25pm

Hi bloggie!


Sorry I have been neglecting you lately, I don’t know where the time goes. By the time I get home at night I either go right to bed or crash on the couch and want to do nothing but watch mindless television.

There are two reasons I have been busy lately.

1. Wedding stuff- obvio

2. Applying, interview, and getting a new job!

Yup, on top of all the wedding stuff I have to do I am starting a new job at the end of the month. The timing is not ideal but I am excited to start a new job at this new company! Everyone I have met so far has been super friendly! I am a little nervous though. I currently work in a company with two people. Yup, two. And I am one of the two. I don’t put on make up, do my hair, or even get dressed up. Now I need to look like a normal human being and dress nice. It’s been a great excuses to go out and buy new cloths! I just have to get into a routine of getting ready in the morning. Usually I just brush my teeth, throw on some cloths, put my lunch in a bag and head out without ever looking in the mirror.  I will need to get up a bit earlier now, but its all worth it. This is a good change and I needed it!

Last weekend I enjoyed some more backyard time with my two favorite pups.

There was a lot of chasing and barking and this..

Freddie hopping on the lounge chair with me to escape this…


Psycho Puppy.

He is too hyper and Freddie gets annoyed with him pretty quickly. They are best friends though.

Remember a few weeks ago when I had dress fitting drama ? Well the other day I went to pick my dress up! I was so excited. I put it on and my worst nightmare happened. I was too small. There was a good inch in the back between where the zipper should meet and it wouldn’t zip another millimeter. I started to freak out. “How could it not fit?” I couldn’t have gained THAT MUCH weight in two weeks?!?!” “I haven’t been watching what I eat as much but this is ridiculous!” Then the sales girl came over to give it a try. She had no luck either. She took my measurements again to see if that was the problem, but nope, measurements were the same as before…thank god! So it wasn’t me. Whoever altered it messed up. I was pissed. Then the sempstress came over and said no big deal she could fix it by taking it out on the sides a little.  She started pinning the dress and then I hear her go “ouch” and run out of the room with her thumb covered in blood. My mother had a weird look on her face and I said “Is there blood all over my dress?” She played dumb and pretended not to know what I was talking about so I didn’t freak out.

The semesters came back with a cleaning solution and told me so phrase in broken Spanish and said everything was alright. On top off all That, the bustle has ties to hold the train up and they put in 13 ties. 13! I’m not superstitious or anything, well maybe I am a little, but who puts 13 ties on a wedding dress. Its like asking for bad luck. (I just hope all my bad luck stays at the bridal shop and doesn’t follow me!)

Then heaven sent an angle, Mercedes who saved the day during my last fitting. She came in, refit me again, striped me of my dress and told me to wait ten minutes. (We waited closer to half hour, but who’s counting) She soon re-appeared with my dress. I put it on and it fit like a glove. Snug, but not too snug. Finally. It. Fit. Mercedes gave the dress one more quick press and I was able to take it home with me!

Now I just hope it fits a month an a half from now.


Tonight I am going to check out my friends new apartment in Jamaica Plain. She and her husband just moved in and I am excited to see there place. I wanted to give them a nice “welcome home” (they were in NY) and “happy house warming” gift and didn’t know what to get. I went out shopping last weekend and am pretty proud of the nice gift basket I created.

I started with the idea of making them a nice potted plant with basil, oregano and chives.










I thought, what would go with these herbs?

Then I created a glorious gift basket after a trip to Trader Joes.

Some assortments of pasta, bruschetta, fancy sauce, olive oil and a bottle of Merlot (not pictured. It will go in the middle)

I’m off to see my friends! I hope they enjoy the herbs and gift basket!


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