By using different color schemes, you can make this wreath for any Holiday but this one I made for Valentine’s Day. This craft is really easy and quick and takes minimal supplies so if you just need something to fill an empty window, this wreath is perfect! In case you missed my last post, I’ve included a Valentine’s Day Tab at the top of the page’s menu so you can easily locate all the recipes and crafts for the upcoming Holiday! Click here to get the tutorial and see how it’s made!
I make these every year for New Years Eve, but they would be fantastic for Valentine’s Day! Vanilla bean cupcakes with rosé champagne soaked strawberries, frosted with a champagne buttercream and topped with a chocolate covered strawberry these are every bit as decadent as they are romantic! Click here to get the recipe and see how they’re made!
We have two miniature pinschers, Sebastian will be 2 on Valentine’s Day and Weezy (in the picture above) will be 4 in June. As I mentioned in a previous post, they wear sweaters in the wintertime for function not fashion. They are a very small breed of dog (just 7 and 10 pounds) and are prone to pneumonia so we try to keep them as warm as possible during the cold months. The biggest problem I’ve had since we got Weezy is that the store-bought sweaters are two things: crazy expensive and terrible quality. They’re great for a short period of time but they fall apart in the washer and they stretch out until they just hang off their bodies. I recently learned how to do a basic crochet and thought I’d take a stab at a super simple pattern I came up with to crochet a handmade sweater for Weezy. It ended up turning out great… the combination of the suede yarn and the small hook I used resulted in a tight-knit super warm sweater that Weezy has been living in since I finished it! Click here to get the pattern and see how it’s made!
It’s been chilly here in New York, as we’ve started getting the much delayed winter snow all week. This recipe is a great way to warm up and is really filling at the same time. Make the soup and eat it right away or put it into containers (or even freezer bags) and freeze it for a meal that’s ready to go whenever you want it! The tacos are a super simple addition to the soup, made even better due to the fact that our grocery store has pre-marinated meat! If you use vegetable stock in place of the chicken stock, the soup is vegan. Click here to get the recipes and see how they’re made!
I just started sewing back in October and since diving into that side of crafting I’ve come to one conclusion: it takes over your house! I quickly figured out that with all the little things you need for different projects, your home can quickly turn into a disaster area and I set out to do my best to organize everything. The picture above is a sewing table from Joann’s that was my first step in tackling the mess. It’s small enough that I set it up behind my couch in our living room so that I can sew while being in full view of the tv and still be able to spend time with my husband in the same room. The leaf that the sewing machine is on folds down when not in use, making it a rolling cart. Click here to see more pics and see more tips!
Last Christmas my grandmother gave my niece a play kitchen and she fell in love with it immediately. She’s obsessed with Dora the explorer so for Christmas this year I wanted to make her an apron she could use when she played in her kitchen. I really lucked out and found this fabric in the remnants bin at Wal Mart… it was a full yard and cost me $1.50. The pattern I used is Simplicity’s 2295, view A in the small size (she wear’s a 4T). I loved the playfulness of the pattern, I think the ruffle along the bottom is adorable and I love the two pockets. I ended up taking a ton of pictures while I sewed this so I will share those. Click here to see the step-by-step pictures!
Over the summer I was supposed to go to a cooking class with my mom, grandmother and two family friends but the shop moved to a bigger space during that time and our class was cancelled. Instead of scrapping the whole idea we decided to all meet at my mom’s house and have our own cooking class. Each of us took a course and taught the others how to make it. Our friend Laurie had appetizers and this was one of her recipes. It’s really simple to make and OH-SO-GOOD! It’s perfect for the summertime but my husband and I have made it all year round when we want a light lunch so we made it the other day. The best part is that Laurie has tried all different kinds of feta, tomatoes and hummus and found which ones work best so our final product is the best of everything! Click here to get the recipe and see how it’s made!
I have to preface this post by letting all of you know that before I did this project, I had absolutely no idea how to crochet. My mom crochets and makes beautiful things, but I’ve always been more of a knitting girl. I could try to explain word for word how I made this scarf, but I learned just from watching this video and it’s probably more helpful to have you guys follow the video instructions and I’ll just give a brief description here. The video comes from Lion Brand (the yarn company’s) website and they have a lot of really good videos on there. I used a single crochet for this scarf and two different yarns rolled into one. Click here to get the tutorial and see how it’s made!
Every Christmas morning, my gramma Jean comes to my parents house and cooks a huge and amazing breakfast for my Dad’s side of the family. Unfortunately, this year she was a bit under the weather and wasn’t able to do it so my mom and I made this quick and easy breakfast for us and our husbands. This is another recipe that came from Janet (I also made her bourbon balls for Christmas) and is great because you can play around with it and change the meat and spices to anything you like! Click here to get the recipe and see how it’s made!
We live in a townhouse, so I am always looking for ways to save space without giving anything up… so when it came time to put in a bar this was heaven-sent. We registered for these wine/bar shelves from Pottery Barn for our wedding because they took care of a lot of needs: It hung all of our stemware so we had didn’t have to waste space in our limited cupboards, it gave us a place to store all of our liquor and wine and it gave us something to fill up an empty wall in our living room. Our oldest family friends threw us a “Grill and Chill” shower before the wedding where they gave us two of the shelf pieces and had every one bring us a bottle of their favorite wine to start our collection. We bought the third piece and completed the bar, which we always get compliments on. Click here to see more pictures and get all the details!