These delicious chocolate peppermint blossoms are worth the effort! Would you judge me if I told you that this cookie baking experience was my first? Yes? That's ok, I'm going to tell you about my chocolate peppermint blossoms anyways! Let me further explain. I have made delicious cookies from pre-made dough lots of times. I might have made these cookies from scratch when I was a little kid, but not that I remember. So, I'm counting this as my first time! Here is the recipe for ... Read More about Adventures in Baking: Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms
My DIY gift card envelopes are the cutest envelopes ever! Have you ever read the Love Languages book? I have. I think my primary love language is "acts of service". In other words, Mr. Hoff if you help me out around the house, I will love you forever. :) My love language is definitely not receiving gifts. If my husband gave me a piece of jewelry, I'd want to return it to get a brand new counter top or a nice piece of furniture... This may be the reason why I stink at giving gifts. I ... Read More about DIY Gift Card Envelopes
You might have a problem if you can't leave your mantel alone for more than a couple of days before redoing it... I linked my mantel up to The Lettered Cottage's mantel link up party the other day. I loved all of the mantel chalkboard loveliness that I saw, so, even though I just put my mantel together, I redid it to include a chalkboard. I really like it! You know I love any excuse to bust out my milk glass! All of these milk glass pieces came from Goodwill! The boxwood garland is from ... Read More about You Might Have a Problem If…
It never really ceases to amaze me how much paint can completely change not only the look, but the personality and overall mood of a space. If I were to describe our house before the walls and trim got a paint job, it would be: dated, tired, and boooring. Now, as you will see, it's fresh, crisp, and thebomb.com. It's also quite festive with all of the holiday decorating I've been doing! Ok, so here is the living room: And after: Mantel: And after: The ... Read More about Before and After Shots!
Happy Monday to you! I'm so happy to tell you that the painting project (which included painting ALL walls and trim in the "front" of the house) is DONE! Wooooooooohoooooo!!!! I'm so happy with the result and will be posting pictures tomorrow! (Sorry, I just didn't get pictures taken over the weekend...too much going on!) I wasn't too busy to get Miss L involved in her very first craft project though! Got to start 'em young! I got this idea on Pinterest, and had to try it. It was so ... Read More about Painting is Complete + Reindeer Feet