Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gordon "The Wrecking Ball" Cole


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Saturday, July 12, 2014

I'm not very good a blogging these days

It's been awhile...

I know i said i'd get better at this but life really has just gotten in the way.

Fork This has been non-existent (but that is about to change).

Work has been beating both BJ and I up on a daily basis. End of financial year is FINALLY over but we are still trying to recover.

Gordon is now 6 months old... He's grown so much from when we got him. He is still a crazy fun pup who loves life. He's awesome!

And Cooper is still a grumpy old man (but he secretly loves his brother).

We decided recently to create a little more debt for ourselves and go back to the USA in August to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary and the 10 year anniversary of The Dawn and Drew Show at Farmageddon.

We leave on the 3rd of August and are just counting down the day for a much needed break.

Tonight we are looking forward to catching up with friends over some good drinks, good food and a few rounds of Cards Against Humanity. Time to break out the expansion packs.


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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tiny Worlds

My latest craft craze has been Terrariums. I'm really enjoying finding different jars, succulents and accessories for them. 


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stolen Jeffy's (Homemade Salted Twix)

Last week I attempted to make Homemade Twix for the first time.

They were super easy and delicious. For my first try I kept things simple. Shortbread biscuits, a can of Caramel top n fill, rock salt and chocolate melts.

Lay out the biscuits on a baking tray, spread the caramel over the top, sprinkle rock salt (optional...but delicious), refrigerate overnight, cut up, coat in chocolate and consume.

In our house when we make something that we know we'll make again we give it a special name for future reference. These were renamed 'Stolen Jeffy's' due to a story which has been told in the Carter family long before I was around about a twix bar which belonged to my father in law. It was consumed by someone else in the house and no one ever owned up to it. To this day you cannot mention Twix without Jeffy ranting about his stolen one. 

BJ felt the name was very appropriate. 

Everyone seemed to enjoy them... Except for my niece Kaia who said 'They don't taste as good as they look'. Thanks Kaia.

'Perfectly Salted' - BJ Carter

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

How I Met Your Mother Finale Party

At the start of April it was time to suit up and say goodbye to How I Met Your Mother.

We have always enjoyed the series even though we feel it started to drag a fair bit, and this last season being completely focused around Robin and Barney's wedding was getting old... But the finale was almost perfect.

I don't want to post any spoilers incase people haven't seen it but the last episode really wrapped everything up beautifully... I just wished it had of ended about 2 minutes earlier. Then i would have been completed satisfied.

BJ and I love finale parties but we had been a bit preoccupied and even though we had plenty of ideas, we hadn't implemented any of them.

Sadly, in the end everything we had for our finale party was made the day of, during my lunch break.

Pictured: BJ and I suiting up, The all important graphs, an intervention sign, and a blue french horn above the TV.

Unfortunately i didn't get photos of everything. We did have some sumbitches to enjoy and i decorated a bottle of pineapple soft drink to look like a real pineapple.

The next finale party we have will be for Californication, which i feel is going to be a bit of a challenge but i will do my best.


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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sooo... What's new with you?

First post of 2014... Mid April.... How embarrassing!

I know what the three of you who read this are thinking... Where have you been?

My last post for 2013 had me promise a lot of things I haven't delivered yet:

'2014 will include more blogging, more Fork This, as well as a lot of goals I am setting for myself and will work hard to achieve. I plan to have another VERY productive year.'

So this year I've slacked on the blog, We had a Fork This hiatus for a couple of months and my goals have been put on the back burner a bit.

But all that is about to change.

So here is what's new...

We have a new family member!!

FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole

We brought Gordon home at the start of March, he was 8 weeks of age and weighing 598grams. He is now almost 14 weeks old and a week ago just cracked 1kg. Gordon is a mid-hair chihuahua, he's chocolate and tan with white socks and a white half collar. When we got him he had blue eyes but recently they turned more of a hazel colour.

Gordon LOVES the hell out of Cooper and just wants to play with him every minute of the day... Cooper tolerates Gordon and tries to keep his cool while Gordon is biting on his tail and barking in his face.

We started puppy school last week his homework is to practise 'sitting' on command. 

He is absolutely insane and we love him soo much.

Once we got Gordon we finally get back into Fork This and there are LOTS of Gordon related episodes that are not to be missed



Oh and we've done some cooking on the podcast too

We also finally painted the craft room and now I'm just in need of the perfect set of shelves to organise the shit out of all my stuff. BJ has started his 'manly' project of sanding back and re-staining an outdoor bench. He has also created a few delicious burgers that are now on regular rotation in our house. The newest one being a replica of a McDonald's Big Mac, which we've named a 'Bernie Mac'. 

We spent all of March having a Parks and Recreation marathon which we've loved every minute of and also recently watched The Room for the first time and it is now ALL we talk about. We plan on going to a screening of it soon which we are really looking forward to.

Coming up is Easter weekend, followed by Anzac Day so we are getting two long weekends to enjoy.
And here are my goals by the end of these two weeks.

* I will blog about our How I Met Your Mother season finale party (Which was pretty pathetic compared to previously finale parties we've had)

* I will attempt to make my first Terrarium. I have brought everything i need, just need a little motivation to put it all together

* There will be at least two new food related Fork This episodes filmed

Now, to get back to a lazy Sunday with my boys. Gordon is currently trying to take Cooper's duck off him. Cooper thinks licking Gordon's face will stop this from happening.


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