Saturday, September 26, 2009

Max's Coal Pizzeria

Vic and I visited Max's Coal Pizzeria in Downtown because it received good reviews and it was a new pizza joint for my love. We were very impressed by the atmosphere but the food was average. We were quite disappointed because we felt it was overpriced. Needless to say, we will not be returning but if you have a group who can split a $20 medium pizza then you're in luck because this is the place for you.

Something new to crave.

and it is not a Honda.
I just discovered Diamond Glazed Pecans. They have to be the most amazing things that I have EVER put into my mouth. I used them along with a prepackaged mix for pecan bars and the outcome was phenomenal. These pecans taste just like the are drenched in molasses or syrup. I tried a few and I almost could not put them down. Outstanding. You can find them at Wal-Mart or least that is where I found them. You won't regret it. They have a few stellar recipes on the back such as Diamond Glazed Pecan Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes or Diamond Glazed Pecan studded Cornbread Muffins. I plan to make the frosted cupcakes soon so I will post the photos when completed.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Adventures with the Bitch: Story two

My poor little Duchess has been cooped up in the house or at doggy day care for nearly two weeks due to rain and home remodeling. The sun finally poked through the dark, ugly clouds today so I took her to this super awesome trail down the road. My boyfriend and I noticed one day that there was a paved and lit walkway under a bridge near our house. He checked it out the other day and reported to me that I needed to see it. He was right, I loved it. I took Duch there this morning and the trail runs into some softball/tee ball/baseball fields at the end. I took her inside the fence and locked the gate and she tore out, leaving nothing but mud and dirt in my face. I decided to run inside the fence as well and when I came around to the opposite side of the field there was a lovely little turtle. I affectionately refer to him as "Mr. Turtle". When Duch saw what I was playing with she immediately tried to pin it down and dig Mr. Turtle out of his shell. I took him away to safe place outside of the fence, but the amusing part of this story is that every time we reached that side of the field, Duch and I stopped to check on Mr. Turtle. She would stop before I did every time and sniff at the gate to locate Mr. Turtle. I am sure he has meandered his way back into the woods but I got a quick photo of him which is located above. He was pretty fly for a Testudine.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Pottery Place.

Vic and I did not take his niece out for her birthday in June, so we decided now was just as good a time as any. I thought Decatur would be a great place to go because I wanted to visit the toy store there called Hoopla. We took a tour around Decatur, stopping at every "child friendly" place. We visited toy stores and candy stores ....and on and on. After lunch, we dropped into a little shop called The Pottery Place. Here, Vic, Alina, and I spent a couple hours hand painting little random ceramics. I haven't had that much fun since I went to 4-h camp. :) I have posted some of the pictures. The staff was so kind to provide a cupcake and ice cream to Alina because it was her "birthday". She had quite a day, little princess teacup.