Thursday, October 29, 2009
However, this year Tommy has RSVP'd us for a Halloween party. Because I don't want to be the lamest one there, I MAY dress up. I am thinking about going as a chef.
1- Because it is ironic. Sadly, the irony will be lost on everyone at the party, considering I will know about 4 people.
2- The real reason is because I could get one of these adorable aprons from Pier 1 and not feel the least bit guilty about it. At least it would get used.
I will let you guys know what the final decision is. Also, I forgot to tell you guys, I finally bought my first headband! I will try to take some pics tomorrow. I know you have just been waiting on pins and needles.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
We wondered if Marlboro Man would be there...I was not sure if I would recognize him with pictures like this being the main way I have seen him featured.
At the signing, Ree answered questions from the audience, was so humble, gracious and just like her blogging personality. She did not disappoint.
I think we will get an invite to the Lodge soon.
Ree totally recognized April from meeting her earlier this year at Pottery Barn. It was like we were long lost BFFs. I think we might be invited to spend the holidays together.
The book is awesome. Remember, I have a paper obsession and this book is soooo great. I love the glossy pages. Now, I just need to get that cooking thing down.
Please allow me to digress...since this post is about my Tuesday night, I had to include a picture of how my evening ended - with a trip to visit my sweet niece! April HAD to see her and I hated to not let her meet that sweet little baby. I am such a good friend.
For those of you who were unable to make it to the signing tonight, Ree will have another signing this Friday from 3-6 at Dwelling Spaces on 2nd and Elgin.
Monday, October 26, 2009
In other news, little Finley is already one month old! Isn't it hard to believe? Allison took her to the doctor last week and she is already weighing 7.7! She has gained 2 pounds and grown an inch. It is hard to believe they grow that fast. This is a picture I took last night. She is such a pretty baby. I just love her.
Tommy and I also got a huge treat last night when our nephew came to visit in his Halloween costume. When we were in Germany this summer we picked him up this whole outfit. Is he not absolutely precious? He has so much personality and is just the absolute cutest.
I think the hat is about to do him in....
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Sunday, October 25, 2009
Holiday Crafts and Creations is offering these clever Death by Chocolate downloads. You can create your own treat coffin. Click here for the file for the lid and here for the bottom.
Skip to my Lou has these really fun candy bar wrappers to make your treats a little more scary! Download the bat template here. (She also includes a really cute Happy Halloween tag, too.)
Last but not least, Martha Stewart has some great Halloween downloads. I especially love these wine bottle labels. Get your download here.
Now, for those of you having a bash, please send me your pics. I would love to see your decor. I would invite myself, but I don't do costumes!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I wanted to share a couple of fun finds that I have come across in the magazine.
2 simple things to do with pumpkin puree (from October's issue):
1 - Pumpkin Pancakes - Prepare 1 cup dry pancake mix according to package directions. Whisk in 1/3 can pumpkin puree. **It's me talking -- I could soooo do this.**
2- Pumpkin Whipped Cream (Makes 2 cups) - Beat together 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup confectioner's sugar and 1 tbs canned pumpkin puree until soft peaks form. **Katie again - seriously, totally doable. I am thinking this over coffee and served with Coffee Mate's pumpkin spice creamer. What a perfect Thanksgiving dessert drink. Must remember this.**
From November's issue, the best idea was for all of you dog lovers. Does it not drive you insane when your dog's tags jingle incessantly? Well, a reader had the great idea to add key protectors to the top of the tags to keep them from hitting each other. I wish I had a visual to show you, but this is such a good idea. Pretend to know what I am talking about.
Another fun find in November's issue is this straining ladle from one of my favorite online stores, Spoon Sisters.
This ladle lets you seperate your broth from the meat. I especially like this because I prefer to eat just the meat in my soup. Soup is just so....well, soupy.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I am still on my headband kick. This one is really cute and only $10!
I love this memo wipe board. It is under $20, too!
These are wraps for wine bottles. They would be such a great addition to a hostess gift this holiday season.
This is the only gift I featured that is over $20. I love this pattern on this memo board. They have such cute designs right now.
Lastly, you know my paper obsession. Vera Bradley has a whole collection of paper products.
Also featured in my catalog were some really cute Christmas stockings, ornaments, wrapping paper and more. Locally, my favorite Vera Bradley retailer is Tapestry of Faith off of Peoria. However, surely Vera Bradley will add her full collection online soon. You would think with this nice catalog they sent...complete with a paper doll house and paper dolls.... (those of you with little girls need to get your hands on one of these) would have everything available online. But maybe with our urging they will soon.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This candied apple idea that she posted as an inspiration from Matt Bites is brilliant. I love the use of the real twigs as the sticks. When I owned my own floral business we would do this with the card. Instead of using those ugly plastic sticks we would get twigs from the yard to put our cards in the arrangement. It is amazing how a natural resource completely transforms your design.
This great candy corn treat was featured and is so cool. The idea came from Life is a Banquet and is just layers of butterscotch pudding, banana cream pudding and whipped cream. Seriously, I could do that. I love simple creations.
And are these not just presh? A brownie, a marshmallow, some icing and food coloring and you have these ghoulish treats. Get the recipe at Tablespoon.com.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Is this not the cutest? On the blog they walk you through how to make this simple, yet adorable gift basket. Basically, it is some satin ribbon, a craft punch (or three) and little tiny clothes pins. Adorable!
I love this invite. See a how-to on how to make this book worm invitation and thank you card.
And they have not forgotten us Halloween lovers! Make coffin invites, batty envelopes and scary cat place cards.
If you are looking for a really easy project, here is a link to the craft kits. I love it when someone puts everything together for me.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Even the packaging is amazing.
Look at my new cute cards!
Monday, October 12, 2009
I really did have the best day. First, I got uninterrupted viewing of the Today Show --from my bed, which I did not leave until 9. Then I treated myself to a massage. (Tommy is still trying to get that qualified as an early Christmas gift. I think not.)
Then, I got to go see my sister and the baby! We had so much fun!!! We started by crafting. Well, sort of crafting. We can only do things that are very easy.
Because you guys know I love a before and after....here are our Michael's craft pumpkins before....
And here they are after. We busted out my cricut and some vinyl and created these puppies in about 15 minutes. I think they are super cute. Can you say pumpkins are classy? I think they are classy pumpkins.
After the pumpkin patch, Allison and I went the Mecca also known as the world's largest Target. Heaven!!
Hope everyone else had as great of day as I did! XOXO