Archive for December, 2011
Dec
30
Ready for Resolutions
By • Filed In: New Years

It’s just about the first of the year, and you know what that means….resolution time! The start of a new year means a fresh start, and we just can’t believe that this fresh start happens to be the year 2012! Where in the world has time gone?! So we’re here sharing our 2012 New years

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Dec
27
Ringing In The New Year
By • Filed In: New Years, Party

So Christmas has come and gone…how did that happen?! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday spent with loved ones. Ours was a whirlwind filled with great friends and family, phenomenal food, festive cocktails, and lots of laughter. But apparently now it’s time to think about New Years Eve. Personally it is not my

Dec
23
Baked Brie Muffins
By • Filed In: Christmas, Recipes, Wine, Winter

These Brie Muffins are paraaaa, paraaaa, paradise! I got the idea when I was cleaning my mini muffin tin after making peanut butter cups.  I was assigned to bring appetizers to a Thanksgiving dinner and was thinking about what to bring.  Cheese is ALWAYS on my mind, and while I was scrubbing away, I thought

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Dec
22
Free Photoshop Actions
By • Filed In: Photography, Photoshop, Travel

Brian surprised me with a DSLR camera (Cannon Rebel T2i) as my wedding gift this past July.  Since then, I’ve been researching like crazy trying to learn as much as I can to create great looking photos.  I’ve recently looked into new equipment for my camera.  A new lens (I’m forcing myself to start out cheap

Dec
21
Christmas Traditions
By • Filed In: Christmas

I really can’t believe that Christmas is only 4 days away. 4 days people! That’s crazy soon! I guess it’s time to finish up that last minute shopping and start thinking about continuing those Christmas traditions. We have a few in our family that we still continue, even though we are all grown up. Yes,

Dec
20
Have Yourself a Glitter Little Christmas
By • Filed In: Christmas, Glitter & Sequins, Winter

Along with a metallic Christmas, comes a glittery Christmas.  I love it and so does my vacuum cleaner.  But, it’s worth the mess. I filled my three jars with silver and gold glitteryness.  For two I just dropped in ornaments.  For the third one I cut small strips of glitter ribbon (with wire edges), wrapped

Dec
19
Mostest For The Hostess
By • Filed In: Party, Recipes

Oh wait, I guess it’s supposed to go “Hostess with the mostest.” Well, it could go either way this time of year. There are so many holiday parties to attend around the holidays and I always like to show up with at least a little something for the host of party. Flowers are always a

Dec
16
Merry Metallic!
By • Filed In: Christmas, Glitter & Sequins, Projects, Winter

At this point, I need all the wintery decorations I can get considering it’s nine days before Christmas and Chicago (of all places) hasn’t seen snow yet!  It’s NOT beginning to look a lot like Christams outside.  Therefore, I’ve taken it upon myself to shimmer up my house so it does begin to look a

Dec
15
Winter Wreath
By • Filed In: Christmas, Projects

I’ve been all about the Christmas decorations lately, as evident here and here. This year I decided to get all creative and make my own wreath for our door. Ambitious, I know. Jeff and I live in an apartment in the city, so I didn’t have to worry about weather proofing it. And that meant

Dec
14
Hard Candy, Easy Eating
By • Filed In: Christmas, Projects, Recipes, Winter

It’s candy making season!  Every winter before Christmas we get together with our mom and aunt to make homemade hard candy.  It all started when our Grandmother would get together with her bridge group each week.  Every December they took a break from playing bridge to make this Christmas candy recipe.  My Grandpa said the