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May 2012

cookies and cream oreo cupcakes

Let's face it, one of the best parts of a bridal shower, or any party for that matter, HAS to be the food. And these hostesses didn't disappoint - we had a huge spread of fresh fruit, coffee cake, tasty breads and of course, cupcakes. I know the most about the cupcakes because my sister [...]

advice cards from bridal shower

One of my favorite parts of the shower was getting to read through the advice left for me from the guests. These women- grandmas, aunts, neighbors, friends and church family- have supported me my whole life, so getting a snippet of advice and a word of well-wishing was sweet to say the least.

Vintage Bridal Shower

bridal shower invitation

While we were back in Iowa, my sister and a group of close friends and neighbors hosted me a lovely bridal shower. They went with a vintage theme and executed it to a T. Everything from the invitations to the dishes and decor had a garden tea party in mind. I feel like my sister, [...]

Memorial Day Weekend

memorial day weekend at the lake sunset

J and I had a great Memorial Day Weekend - just the right combination of relaxing and fun! We hit up some of our favorite Milwaukee hot spots (watermelon and berry beer, anyone?) and even got to meet up with some college friends at a lake near Madison. Get J next to a body of [...]

Why hello!

Hanson Lake Omaha

Wow, it has been a long, LONG time since my last post! To sum up the past few weeks: my first semester of school is officially under my belt, J's sisters graduated, I was given a very lovely bridal shower and J and I purchased our first car together! Whew, time to slow down for [...]

Bright Bottles

glass bottle painted green and yellow

This was another easy springtime project I put together based on some Pinterest inspiration. All it took was a 50¢ Good Will bottle and some acrylic paint. You just drop the paint in, shake the bottle around and then let it drip dry upside down. I didn't decide until about halfway through that I wanted [...]

rainy day puddles

Remember that Good Will haul I made weeks ago? Well, I finally got around to finishing up a quick project. Problem: My jewelry box has been overflowing and I never seem to be able to find anything / untangle the huge mess of necklaces, earrings and bracelets Solution: 50¢ wooden display just calling my name [...]

This is an incredibly exciting week - it marks the end of my 1st semester back in school and J and I get to pack up for a long overdue trip home to the heartland. I am so proud of my accomplishments the past few months. My journey back to school hasn't been without its [...]

I moved!

Hi! Welcome to my new home. As much as I liked Tumblr, it just didn't provide the right platform for doing the customization I wanted. Since then, J and I have been busy figuring out a new home for MakingMine, and here's our result! I love it! I seriously could not have made the move without [...]

congratulations flowers from J
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