so i bought this knife block on sale at ‘big lots’ on saturday. i’m sure there’s a huge difference between expensive knives and $20 knives (on sale for $12) from big lots, but since i’ve never had expensive knives before i guess i don’t know what i’m missing- the cheap ones work just fine for me. except the block was ugly, not painted or stained, just the raw unfinished wood. so me, just being me, would have none of that and whipped out some cute paper, some “mod podge”, and black paint, and in no time had my own designer looking knife block. i don’t know why i care, i just do. anyways, it was way easy if anyone wants to try it:)
we were hoping to be all comfy and nestled into our house by the time thanksgiving came around because we were having everyone over to our house this year, but after the big move we only had 9 days until the troops came in! thus started the mad dash to get the house unpacked and put together enough for the big day (don’t be fooled by things looking like they’re in order, we just threw everything in the garage!)
the next day the troops arrived!
this is catherine, my beautiful and talented in every way, older sister. she might as well have set up a cot in the kitchen and slept there because she was mostly in that room the whole time! thanks so much catherine, we would have been lost without you!
see, i wasn’t kidding!
tom loves himself some sweets and doesn’t mess around when it comes to desserts, he brought 7 pies! (thanks tom) paula made a yummy pecan and pumpkin pie and her famous brownies, karen made an awesome pretzel jello thing, and catherine made some chocolate pies. everything was so good and of course we stuffed ourselves silly (thanks to everyone for all your help!)