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December 2011

Oh What Fun!

If you can’t tell, I love Christmas! December has been consumed by baking, decorating, crafting, and of course - shopping! I thought I would share a few photos from the alumni shindig J and I hosted this weekend. We had a great time unwinding with all of our friends and meeting some new ones. The [...]

Sweet Treats

For the Creighton alum party this weekend I made a variety of yummy holiday treats. Both endeavors were a bit of an experiment, but all things considered, everything turned out GREAT! First, Chocolate Graham Cracker Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow (which we renamed Toasty Snowcaps for a seasonal twist). I found the recipe on Martha Stewart’s [...]

DIY Chalk Signs

With the Creighton Alumni party coming up, I knew I was going to be baking and displaying an array of goodies this weekend. I decided to add a festive touch to the normal serving platters by making chalkboard signs. I was originally planning on just using plain rectangles for signs, but then I found these [...]

Latest Love

No matter what my reason is for being at the mall, I can never just walk by Sephora. That store is like my very own version Disneyland - pretty things everywhere! Most of the time I can muster up the strength not to actually buy anything, but when I saw the new OPI colors, I couldn’t help but [...]

A Little Bit Scrappy

Yesterday I tackled two quick (and easy!) sewing projects using scraps from a couple of recent craft endeavors. I recovered my kitchen chairs a couple of months ago and had some extra fabric, so I made a little runner to place on the table. It’s folded in half in the pictures below, so it can [...]

A Case of Insomnia…

Last night I found myself with a case of insomnia, so at 2:00am I decided to tackle a project that had been bugging me for the past couple of weeks. We moved our TV down to the basement to make our living room “media free” and help us unplug at the end of the day. [...]

Merry and Bright!

I saw a cute idea on Pinterest for framing seasonal words and placing them around the house. I just happened to have 3 matching frames that had never quite made it up on my walls anywhere, so I decided to give it a go. I chose the phrase “Merry and Bright” and used Picnik to [...]

Creighton Alum Party

J and I are hosting a holiday party for Creighton alumni in the Milwaukee area. There’s a surprising number of us living here, so it will be good to connect with friends (old and new) with common Creighton roots. We’ve also expanded the invite list to include some of our local friends, so it’s really [...]

Meet My Newest Friend

Good morning! I have totally been slacking on updating this blog - my apologies. However, I have been busy finishing up my first projects with my new sewing machine! (YAY!) With my mom’s expert coaching, I was able to get up and rolling over Thanksgiving. Since then, I’ve finished 2 different starter projects. They are [...]

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