So, here it is, all July and stuff. Everyone gets so busy in July what with vacations and holidays and the like. Even me it seems. Somehow we have something planned EVERY Friday and Saturday in July. We've enjoyed our fair share of cook outs, firework watching, playing in the mountains and on the beach, and general summertime slacking with family & friends.
Since Cody isn't in school, on week nights we take leisurely bike rides, and read books together in the living room until it's time for bed. Sweet.
I did finally finish a project I've been working on for some time, a new mat for under my office chair at the computer desk. Our old plastic one wore out, and was super annoying. I saw an idea on a blog (here) to make one out of plywood instead of buying lame plastic ones over and over. I'm pretty much in love with it. Here are some pictures:
This was while I was staining it, after Cody had cut it to fit the space, and then rounded the edges and router-ed them so they are all nice and sloped.
Then I stenciled on some grey and green dots, and varnished it up. Here it is in my office! The cat was suspicious of it at first. Cool eh?
I swear the internet makes you do crazy things. Such as- why BUY red, white, & blue sprinkles for cupcakes, when in 20 hours you can have made your own from scratch!?! What? I don't know, I thought it seemed like a good idea, and they did turn out pretty cute. They didn't actually take 20 hours to make, but I did dry them overnight before cutting them up.
(I used the recipe found here, but piped them like these)
Also, I have become obsessed with The Regular Show on Cartoon Network. If you haven't seen it, you must. I don't know why, but it makes me laugh so much. Probably because I have the same sense of humor as a 12 year old boy.
So I guess I am no longer ignoring my blog. Hooray.