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December 2012

baby m: week 12

If you saw my Christmas post, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise... we're expecting Baby Murnan in June! My due date is set at June 24, and my older sister, Rachel, is due with her second child on June 14! How awesome is that timing? Babies galore! J and I are SO excited [...]

I had no problem finding an excuse to bake cupcakes during the month of December - Christmas isn't complete without an array of sweets to share with friends and family. I had originally planned on making these cupcakes for a caroling party in my parents' hometown, but due to snowy travel conditions, J and I [...]

baby carriage christmas ornament
2012 Murnan Christmas Card

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy holiday! Can't wait to see what 2013 brings!

...by the kibble with care, with hopes that Santa Paws soon would be there. Ok, I promise I'm not going off the deep-end, but I did make Ruby a stocking for Christmas. My mom makes beautiful cross-stitch stockings for family and just finished one up for my niece Mahala. I didn't figure I'd subject my [...]

I've never participated in a blog swap like this, but when I read about the Hung for the Holidays Ornament Exchange, I just had to put my name in! The idea is simple, everyone gets a name, finds out a little about their recipient and picks out an ornament perfectly suited for their tree :) I [...]

home for the holidays

westie puppy under christmas tree

Today J and I are in the process of wrapping up loose ends at home and preparing for the trek back home (Iowa and Nebraska) for the holidays. There are still sewing projects to be finished, gifts to be wrapped and treats to bake, but we took a slow morning for ourselves. We dropped Ruby [...]

Latest Love: bareMinerals

make-up bag

Welcome to my make-up bag... after years of different products moving in and out, I finally found the right mix. Take a look: I started my quest for the perfect makeup almost 3 years ago. I had been using liquid foundation for as long as I could remember, and I was ready for something lighter. [...]

One Word Wednesday: finally

puppy playing in snow



With my semester officially complete and 2012 winding down, I've had some time to reflect on the past year. A lot has happened. I quit my job in marketing I started a teacher certification program I got married I enjoyed a honeymoon I adopted a puppy I struggled with entering college for the 2nd time [...]

12 months of cupcakes devil's food close

I'm back with another 12 months of cupcakes update! It's more than a little late, but bear with me! September's gorgeous fall leaves were accompanied by delicious devil's food cupcakes complete with chocolate ganache. It was my first time making ganache and I was pleasantly surprised with how easy the whole process was. The recipe [...]

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