Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Printable

I'm last minute in posting this, but thought I would share it anyway.  Just click on the pic, copy and paste into word, and size to your liking.  Enjoy!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Wheatgrass People

We took the instructions on growing wheatgrass from 320 Sycamore and gave it a twist!  Our diy version of Chia Pets - mason jar, googly eyes, hot glue, soil, wheat, water & sun.  The kids love watering it everyday and are excited to give their people their first "haircuts".

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Monday, April 4, 2011

PROJECT: craft

Last month, my excellent friend Sarah and I attended a local community craft night entitled "PROJECT: craft."
It was hosted by two local crafty bloggers, Danyelle from dandee and her friend Lindsay, at a local shop called Greenies, which is owned and run by Jenn and her husband from Ruffled Sunshine.

Our tickets arrived in the mail about a week before the event and had us giddy.

The actual night was a thing out of a magazine. We were greeted with nametags,

Seated at these gorgeous tables,

and put to work on these darling craft kits in boxes. A fabric necklace made with wooden beads.

There were little desserts to die for,

Giveaways galore,

and time to work on our own projects after. 
I promise I was much happier than I look in this picture!

Upon our exit, we were treated to a favor bag with a cd featuring the music played for the night (courtesy of the Passionista), and cards from the giveaway sponsors,

a scrumptious cupcake from Sweet P Cakery,

Here we are post-party.
We loved making new friends there and are excited to go again in the fall!

all images (excepting the last) taken from dandee

Sunday, March 27, 2011


This winter, my friends and I have been getting together every Thursday afternoon for what we like to call "crafternoon".  It is a time for the kids to play and for us to craft away on whatever we've got going.  We work, chat, munch on treats and laugh a lot.  I have loved it.  I have not snapped any pics of us yet, but Amy has.  I'm really lucky to have the greatest of friends.

good times at church.

I've had such a blast helping out with our ward activities.  At Christmas, we did the Polar Express.  Around Valentine's Day, we had ward adult-only dinner groups, meeting at the church for dessert. 

I tried to create ambiance with flameless candles, red and lots of chocolate.  We served cheesecakes with chocolate ganache, and red velvet cake.  We played Frank Sinatra.  It was lovely.

Last week we hosted Movie Night.  Each of the youth groups made a home video, recreating a scripture story.  We invited the whole ward to come watch and eat popcorn and licorice.  It was awesome.  Everyone loved it, and I was majorly impressed by our youth and their creativity.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Baby for Brandaige

About a month ago, I got to host the first baby girl shower in quite a while!  It was given for my good friend, Brandaige, who after having two boys was expecting little Greta. 

One of the games we played was a spin-off of a game found in this post, which I loved.  It was to guess the names of the children's book characters that I had framed as a gift for Brandaige - all girls' book characters.  It was so fun for me to speculate what books we would be reading around here if I had a girl!

The shower was a brunch.  I provided chicken salad croissants...

and cinnamon roll cupcakes.  I also filled candy dishes with lots of pink and brown candies, since those were the colors of Greta's nursery. 

As usual, I ended up talking/hosting too much to take many pictures once the party began, but I did manage to snap one of the girl of honor.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Free Valentine's Printable

I just finished watching Pride & Prejudice (the long one) for the zillionth time, and it put me in the mood to decorate for Valentine's Day!  Here's a little quote from Mr. Darcy for you...just click on the picture, download and print!  It will give you a great quality print up to 16x20.  And Costco printing is cheap!  Enjoy!

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