Monday, November 17, 2014

Project Life 2014 ~ October 1 - 12

Project Life 2014

I am using Becky Higgins Honey Edition for my October spread

October 3

My friends Bill, Joyce, Anna and Moses came over for dinner, we had hot pot and I had fall setting for the guest

October 4

The Singapore Club has a "Meeting New Members" event.

October 7

When we were gone the last time, Papi went under the couch to chew up the canvas at the bottom, we bought a gate and put it up between the dinning and the living area now, and he has been able to get over to the other side of the gate, the things is, the gate looks "un-touch", so we are trying to figure out how he get over to the other side without pushing the gate down, it is a mystery for now!

October 8

Papi went to Banfield for his annual check up, the house is so quiet without him even though he hardly make a noise when he was home.

I need to show you the photo of Papi in my old t-shirt, so funny and yet so cute!

October 9

My husband puts up 4 bricks against the gate today, hopefully he won the battle with smart Papi.

October 11

I put in some new vegetables in our garden after our gardener fixed the irrigation system

On the side - I've never participate in any project life challenges before simply I don't know where to find them, but nah, I finally know of one place - Amiche di Scrap, for October/November, they have a PL challenge that required to used DOILY on your page, so here's mine!

Linking the following page with Amiche di Scrap Project Life Challenge #10

they are mixed green, cilantro, tomato and Thai basil, I am happy to report that they are growing well, look much better today then I first planted them.

October 13

Sur la Table open a new location in Las Vegas, Downtown Summerlin, which is only less than 10 minutes drive from my place, and I am so happy that they have cooking classes here. Sometime ago when I received email from Sur la Table, I always admired those living in LA, San Francisco and San Diego, I even have the thought of driving there just for classes. I wrote to them about cooking classes here in Las Vegas, their reply was the store on the Strip right now doesn't have a kitchen so they really can't do classes, so you can imagine how happy I was when I found out that Sur la Table Downtown Summerlin finally is here, the best thing is, their cooking classes for the first 2 weeks of opening are all $19.95 verses the usual $69-$110, that is a real bargain, I signed up for 3 classes immediately.

My first class at Sur la Table is

French Macarons, see my happy face there in the picture?

I made these in class....

some more photos I took with my phone in class

My brother-in-law Steve is in town, so we went to the Mirage and meet him up for a few hours. The same night, my husband and I went to a Japanese dessert place called Raku Sweets. It is an unique experience, even though the dessert cost way more than the dinner we had at Red Lobster this evening, but sitting there at the high counter, watching the chef preparing our dessert, it is like a form of art, so entertaining.

First they bring out the menu, roll up with a ring similar to a napkin ring, so we read the menu printed in gold, and after we placed our order, the bring out a plate with a splash of jam, they said it is apricot jam and you may EAT your menu, we then realized that the menu is edible, and the ring is actually cookie, we tear the menu in small pieces and eat it with the apricot jam, fun!

this is my dessert, the name is mount Fuji, it took the chef 10 minutes to make 2 dessert, one for me and one for my husband, I don't even know how to describe this, it is like a small piece of sponge cake in the middle, and then top with layers and layers of chestnut cream squeeze out from this thingy looks like the play dough machine my kids play when they were young, LOL! And the fall leaves is super thin chocolate cookie.

my husband had the Red Rock, it is like chocolate lava cake only it is red, the web like thing you see on top of the cake is sugar, we saw her boil the sugar and then play with it with a rolling pin and form this web ball, a lot of work for sure. I love the pistachio ice crea, on the side and almond flakes, yum!


Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing this wonderful pictures! Delicious deserts -mmmhhhhhh


Juls said...

All that food looks yummy & love the pages you have created to capture the memories :-) xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW, Kirsty! I love your PL pages! It is so cool that you shared you beautiful photos with all of us! Your pages are so creative and wonderful! Thanks!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOVING all the PL pages!! And that is CRAZY that they make the menu edible!! WOW!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

I just LOVE your PL posts, Kirsty! Your pages are always so adorable, and I love the stories and photos you share with us, too. That photo of you eating your menu is just priceless! LOVE all the photos of Papi,of course, and the cooking class, too!

Tieva-Design said...

SO GREAT! I love it!

Unknown said...

First of all I'd like to apologize for being MIA for more than a week, but we were in Germany (partly work, partly fun) and now in the midst of rebuilding the upper floors. Hence my absence. But I will try to visit you whenever I can Kirsty! Even though I won't be able to every time you put up a new post. But when I do, I am able to enjoy your lovely work again and you most certainly have made such wonderful creations! Always a pleasure to see them! Thanks for sharing, hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Unknown said...

I love seeing all the pics!! Maybe you should install a camera so you can see how Papi does it lol!!

Davi said...

So fun to see all your fabulous project lifepics Kirsty! Looks like fun to meet up with your friends.
I love all your sweet pice of Papi especially in your shirt :) Is he jumping over your gate??? My little chihuahua can jump over really tall things!! Im totally envious of you being able to take the cooking classes. Your deserts looks amazing, what a fun experience that must have been!

alexandra s.m. said...

I Love Love your Pl Kirsty and congrats on the macarons they look extraordinary but now I feel both hungry and homesick ;)

Federica said...

Thanks for joining us at Amiche di Scrap!

Denise van Deventer said...

Such super project life spreads Kirsty! I love the photo's of your macaroons....they look amazing! You did a super job! Love the photo's of the other deserts too....I am always game for anything sweet! LOL ;-)

Ros Crawford said...

What terrific photos!! I can't believe you made those Macarons!! They look amazing!!! And what fun to eat the menu ... You've been enjoying yourself and that's great!

dawn said...

Hi Kirsty! YAY for another PL post, looks great. I have that kit too and love the happy colors in it. You have such cute stories to tell about Papi, I dont' have that much to say about Lucky.

I saw your comment about PL for next year. You could maybe go bigger, like in page protectors without having to go with a 12x12. Not sure if that would be too big or not, you do tell a lot of stories and places you visit so it could be ok. Hope that helps a little. I'm never sure about mine either.
Right now I'm just trying to get caught up, missed a lot of gaps and having a hard time. Thinking of next year just making it a monthly spread instead of weekly so I won't fall behind. But, could change my mind, lol.
So happy and proud of you though, you've done so good this year!!!!
Have a great week! hugs!

JD/ Jill said...

Your pictures are so great! But I have to tell you that you made me so hungry with those fabulous deserts!!!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the nice comments. I haven't been visiting blogs much because I am in the middle of having two eye surgeries. I hope to see much better when I have my second surgery. It takes me so long to read these days.

Greta said...

Such a fun post, Kirsty! Did the brick work to keep Papi from getting past the gate?

Contagiously Crafty said...

What a fun post, Kirsty! It is always neat to see your creativity and to get this glimpse into your everyday life. Nice work!