Monday, October 3, 2011

Just Like Old Times

Getting to hang out with my dear friend Kristen (or MOH Navy for those that followed on Weddingbee)  is  such a treat because she no longer lives in Texas.  It's always just like old times, catching up and talking like no time has passed.  I really cherish this time now as she and her baby bump are about to head over seas with her husband who is in military.

We had a quick bite to eat at Corner Bakery, where I did a pasta combo - Caesar salad and Pesto Cavatappi pasta.


The pasta was an all-natural roasted chicken and cavatappi pasta tossed in a rich pesto cream sauce and sprinkled with toasted bread crumbs.  I almost wanted to lick the bowl it was so good!  I'll be back for more - or may have to see if I can find a recipe for it online to make at home. Now that's a better idea!

After dinner we headed over to Color Me Mine to paint.  My first trip here was with Kristen and the rest of my bridal party for my bachelorette weekend, and I've been back once more with Chris to de-stress during the weeks leading up to the wedding.  There are so many items to choose from, but I finally decided on two bowls which would be cute for candy dishes or other snacks/apps for a party.

Kristen taught me a painting technique for the sides that utilized paper towel cut outs and layering.  I then finished off the rims with cute little dots.




One week later and here are my finished pieces.  Look how different the color looks from when it was painted to after the firing/glazing.



Whenever I look at these bowls, I'll always think of my wonderful friendship with Kristen and remember to cherish every moment.

Have you ever painted your own pieces?  What types of activities do you enjoy doing with friends?

11 comments:

  1. They are so pretty! I have wanted to try out a ceramic painting place for a while- I need to get around to doing that :)

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  2. Your lunch looks awesome - I vote for you finding a similar recipe to try out and posting it here :)

    I have never tried to paint ceramic - love what you did with the cutouts. They looks great!

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  3. I agree on finding a similar recipe, it seems like so many of the restaurant meals can be found online now. I'll start googling :)

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  4. I love the bowls! I haven't done pottery painting in years... kind of makes me want to go give it another try!

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  5. Your bowls look awesome!! I love how they fit together too

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  6. Super cute! I've still been meaning to try out one of those pottery places..

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  7. It's almost addictive! I have not been since the wedding, and then after I went with Kristen I wanted to make plans to go back for another piece.

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  8. Thanks! I think that's what drew me to them, the shape and how they pieced together.

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  9. They look awesome! I used to do pottery when I was little and did it again a few years back. It's so fun. I love how you picked colros that go with your home's color scheme. I really want to go again now!

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  10. what a nice friend date! love how the bowls turned out! there's a paint-your-own-pottery studio near my apartment, i've been thinking about giving it a try.

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  11. Amanda I The Fix-ItsDecember 2, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Great project!

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