perfect little hearts

lone red heart

  I'm back with another Valentine project for you! How are you liking these little hearts? Personally, I'm loving them.   It all started with an ugly frame I picked up from the thrift store. I gave it a grey paint job.   I punched out some hearts from white card stock and … [Read more...]

lovely valentine luminaries


  So I've been thinking about making some Valentine luminaries for a few days now and tonight was the lucky night. It is my personal opinion that no one can ever have too many candles. Ever. I think they give such a warm, soft, inviting feel to any room. These are the ones I came up … [Read more...]

valentine hearts

N's art

  I work with the absolute funnest ladies ever! True story. I enjoy going to work just to spend time with them. And before Alison (my blogging counterpart) moved away she worked with us too. One time, Alison and I planned a little something for two of said ladies, let's call them … [Read more...]

Blackout Bliss (a.k.a. 10 minute caramel corn)

caramel corn

Blackout Bliss, so named because we first ate it during the great snow storm blackout of 2012, should only be attempted if you are fully prepared to consume all of it... immediately.  Not because it doesn't keep wonderfully (because it does) but because by eating one bite you irrevocably surrender … [Read more...]

tassel garland

tassel garland

  I can't explain it, but there is something so fantastic about garlands. I am head-over-heels, crazy-in-love with garlands! And this tassel garland is no exception. Are you loving it as much as me?   I first saw a tassel garland here at Confetti System. It was love at … [Read more...]

magazine wreath

magazine pages

  Greetings! I've got a wonderfully easy project for you today! I finally took my christmas wreath off the front door and then it just looked empty and sad. So I made this fabulous wreath from magazine pages. Do you like? I sure do! Want to make one of your very … [Read more...]

music monday: disney jazz

Disney Songs The Satchmo Way

  And a happy monday to you! I hope you've all had a good weekend and, if you're lucky, have today off from work in honor of Martin Luther King Day. My brother and his family are at Disneyland so I've been living vicariously through them all week. When he sends me texts about what ride … [Read more...]

cupcake liner lights

cupcake liner lights

  Hello everyone! I've got some really exciting things in the works! At the top of the list; I'm completely changing my dining room. Even changing which room it's in. It's going to be amazing when it's all finished! I'll keep you posted on that one. But until then, I have this great … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies – The Last Recipe You Will Ever Need

Treasure Cookies

I got this recipe from my mom who, I think, cut it out of a newspaper a long time ago.  I can't take credit for it, but I can make sure the world doesn't keep living in darkness without it.  If your eyes are now rolling to the tune of "ANOTHER chocolate chip cookie recipe," I don't blame you, but … [Read more...]

the best of 2011

paper mosaic game boards

    Happy New Year! As you've probably noticed, I took a couple weeks off from the blogland and had an absolutely wonderful holiday with family and friends. I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday as well. After Christmas I always find myself in funk-ti-fied letdown mode. And … [Read more...]