some things

i'm hoping to begin these very soon...

1. pick daffodils and bluebells
2. start a compost bin
3. bicycle everyday
4. make a butter cake
5. identify all the vegetation at our new house
6. use the dryer less



dear march,
you have been such a good month, what with the warm weather earlier than normal and all the rain that's going to make for some beautiful flowers next month, but i'm really done with you! i am eagerly awaiting april!
you see, april holds a new house, spring flowers, green grass, a trip to washington d.c. and warmer weather.
my friend and i went to spy on our house yesterday. to look fondly, and imagine what life will look like when we move there.
in two short weeks, we will purchase and move into this lovely 1800's brick colonial house! a big front porch, an attached store space, sun porch, 3 car garage, .75 acre, situated next to an old railroad , that they turned into biking trails which can take you straight into the city, beautiful mess of a house. i say this with much enthusiasm though. the house needs lots of love, but we believe it will be quite worth the effort. so many fulfilled dreams and potential, all in this one space of a house.


packing and pie

i have been reluctant to tell people we bought a house and are moving at the end of the month!
we had put offers on two other houses that fell through. so this time we thought we'd be a little more reserved, as to not get our hopes up and those of loved ones excited for us. but the time has come near and we believe we have our ducks in a row for this house. so in a mere 18 days we will move into our first home. (more details to come about the house)

chocolate raspberry mousse pie! yum! its my favorite dessert we make at the restaurant i work at. i finally asked the baker what was in it. she told me, and so with only a knowledge of what was in it, and not exactly how much, i successfully recreated this dessert! it turned out great. i haven't written it down yet, so i will try to do so here, so i can remember and you can make this yummy treat too!

chocolate raspberry mousse pie

1 chocolate crust
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 package cream cheese
1 small tub cool whip
4-5 T. raspberry jam
1/2 c. fresh raspberries ( plus some for garnish)
whip cream
1/4 c. chocolate chips melted

mix milk, cream cheese and cool whip together. add raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. mix until well blended. pour into crust. let set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. make whip cream , melt chocolate chips. pipe whip cream and drizzle chocolate. garnish with fresh raspberries.

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