Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Dessert: a Re-Post

Looking for a scrumptious dessert to devour as you celebrate the New Year?  Need some last-minute calories before those dieting or exercising resolutions start up?;)  Try out our Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pie!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Knotted Fleece Blanket

One of my friends just moved to Colorado and before she left, I noticed that she didn't really have any huge, SUPER cozy blankets.  So with the crazy Black Friday deals at Joann's, I snagged some fleece for $3 a yard and whipped up this snuggly blanket.  I won't bother to write a tutorial since everyone and their mom's cousin has, but enjoy the finished product!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Brown paper packages tied up with strings...

these are a few of my favorite things! A cozy crochet scarf with some simple wrapping.  {A friend at church has been whipping up these scarves for me to give to teachers, sisters, etc.  Definitely a great go-to present!  Tutorial here}


Pacifier Clips

One of my family's very dear friends just had her second baby, an ADORABLE little girl:)  A few weeks ago, I had purchased a few trims to use for pacifier clips.  Unfortunately, one of them got left behind:'(  But here are the other two!
  • Pretty trims that would be perfect for the baby;)
  • Velcro
  • Suspender clips
Cut 4 pieces velcro that are slightly smaller than the width of the trims
Sew one piece onto the very end.  (I sew a square, and then do an "X" through the middle.)
Sew the second piece about 1/4" away from the first.

Loop the other end through the suspender clip and sew back and forth a few times. 

And there you have your adorable pacifier clips!  These are so simple, and certainly beat the store-bought ones!  Now, to find a cute  way to do it for boys:)
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Chocolate truffles

Just some yummy bites that Lara and a friend made. Simple enough: crushed Oreos, cream cheese, peppermint extract. Mix until you get the desired consistency and enjoy by the hundreds!;) well maybe not quite. But I'll warn you, you'll eat a lot!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Coming soon

Just a little sneak peak of a project coming up next week. Hopefully:)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Crochet bracelet........and fall leaves

A few months ago, I created a crochet board on my Pinterest.  I don't crochet at all, but a friend at church can crochet up a storm!  Here's a fun but simple little bracelet that she made me:)  You'll definitely be seeing more of her work on here:)  {I'm hiring her to make some AWESOME Christmas presents!}

Oh, and some beautiful fall leaves that Lara found near our house.  So sad that they're all gone now, but so excited for Christmas!

Pumpkin Gala

While fall-time has been a very busy season for us thus far, we did manage to plan and host a pumpkin-inspired gala with a small group of girlfriends.
First stop- Gary's Farm to choose the perfect pumpkin!
Leaves and pinecones Lara gathered along a sidewalk.

Each person received an envelope containing the recipes we used for the gala.
Pages were torn from an old dictionary and scattered along the table, making a fun backdrop for the centerpiece we created out of items gathered in nature and small bird figurines.

Before dinner, we split into groups of two and worked on pumpkin-inspired treats.
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! 

Pupmkin butter for each guest to take home.

Pumpkin Chocolate Bark with Almonds and dried Cranberries

After dinner, we brought out our chosen pumpkins for a craft time. 

Mod Podge and paper napkins is all it takes!

A collage of pumpkins!
We're already thinking of next year... perhaps a hazelnut-inspired gala!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

School Pride Flannel Quilt

Webby-world, I [Lara] am here to feature a very, very special guest!! Is it legal to feature your Mommy on your blog? Cause we're doing it!

Both Kelsey and I got our love for everything creative from her... when I was little, she made me a pretty much life-sized doll that had blonde yarn hair and big blue eyes out of fabric paint. I remember sitting for hours and longingly watching her as she hand painted the tiny details on porcelain Pilgrim and Indian Thanksgiving bears. She's made us curtains and bathrobes and dresses and scrunchies and Christmas decorations, and the list goes on and on...

Her latest project was a quilt for a good friend who has graduated from UP and is finishing up his Master's Degree at UW. The comfort of flannel meets school pride in this vibrant purple and yellow quilt!

9" squares of flannel are sewn together, with the ragged ends ending up on one side of the quilt, and the other side ending up flat and clean-looking. You snip along the ragged ends with a pair of fabric scissors. Once you've washed this blanket a couple of times, it takes on a look like chenille where you have cut.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Baby "Toms"

Here are more of those adorable shoes that Lara's whipping up!  (They only take like an hour:)  She used the same pattern as the last pair.  This time, she decided to add some extra stitching to make them look like the ever-popular "Toms"!  For me, it was definitely love at first sight!  I can't wait for someone we know to have a girl, so I can see these awesome shoes in action!:)
She used a dandelion canvas from an apron, plus some grippy material for those early-walkers:)

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