November 30, 2012

Photo Friday: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Our decorated tree.

In the Malmberg apartment, Christmas blew through this week. After meandering the festive aisles at Target, we loaded up a tree, a star and some pearly white lights. With Cole's help, the tree was trimmed in no time and then on to our nativity set. Last year we unwrapped Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the entire welcoming gang, a gift from Cole's family. . . .

November 27, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: 2012-2013 KU Basketball Players

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Basketball is in full swing for Jayhawk Nation, and to celebrate, I am having a trivia blog about the players on the 2012-2013 roster. The best part about this post is the new trivia feature. You click the buttons and will know right away how you did! Cole helped me write the code to make this possible. Thanks, Cole!

1. What's Ben McLemore's hometown?
2. Who weighs the least?
3. When Jeff Withey claimed his triple-double in the San Jose State game, how many points did he score?
4. Who's this?

5. Who's uncle Pierre played with the Philadelphia Phillies?
6. Who's majoring in economics?
7. Who earned the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player for the week of Nov. 19-25?
8. How many points did Elijah Johnson score in the NCAA Championship game against Kentucky in 2012?
9. What year is this for Bill Self at KU as head coach?
10. Who does KU play Nov. 30, 2012?

Comment below on how you did! Thanks. . . .

November 27, 2012

Fantasy Basketball: Week 4

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Good thing Durant is an all-star. Photo by Brian Babineau | NBAE via Getty Images

In Week 4, the Nash Potatoes scored big! We increased our record to 3-1, and held off Matt's team for the win. But while the Nash Potatoes were winning, Steve Nash continued not to heal. He couldn't even jog last week according to reports. So, Ramon Sessions is still holding up the point guard position, which he did okay at for his first time. . . .

November 27, 2012

Tie a Holiday Wreath Bow

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

My new wreath design greets the neighbors.

Last month, I displayed my first door wreath for Thanksgiving. For December, I transformed it into a holiday wreath. All it took was a spool of wired ribbon, the extraction of all the Thanksgiving yarn and decoration, and bow making skills.

I lacked that last one, but thanks to this YouTube video, I made a presentable bow. Before the presentable one you see, I made a few mangled and weepy attempts. (Cole even tried too because I was struggling. He didn't have much luck either.) . . .

November 26, 2012

Candied Yam Thanksgiving

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Cole's good-looking candied yams.

The apartment missed the drifting aroma of turkey in the oven or pumpkin pie cooling on the counter. But Cole did whip up a favorite of his: Candied yams.

Before Thanksgiving, we knew the ingredients, but not the process to Cole's tasty dish. After a few calls home to consult the experts, Cole made some candied yams that he claims taste just as good as his mom's and grandma's. Thanks to Chef Cole, you can make the same tasty dish at home. . . .